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April 11, 2005

KLM Flight Denied US Overflight

Dutch Lawmakers Want Answers

A KLM flight from Amsterdam to Mexico City was denied permission to overfly the US Friday, leading two Dutch lawmakers to wonder aloud just how the US got information on passengers who weren't landing anywhere near an American airport.

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Aero-Views: ANN's SnF Coverage To Be 'Thorough, Professional'

As The Show Opens, ANN's Plans Grow

We're going to Sun 'n Fun this year, as every year, to bring you the news of what's going on, what's the latest, what's fun, and what's good (and occasionally, bad) about our industry/sport/hobby.

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Citation Sovereign Receives EASA And JAA Certification

Also Gets The First EASA Noise Certificate

Cessna says it's received certification for its new mid-size, long range Citation Sovereign business jet from both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA). This certification enables the Citation Sovereign to be certified and registered within all 25 European countries adhering to EASA regulations and 10 European countries following JAA regulations.

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A Motorcycle with Altitude

Sun-n-Fun Intro For Super Sky Cycle - Super Sky Car Will Follow

By ANN Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien Are you ready for something different? Larry Neal has been thinking about flying cars. He's been thinking about them seriously for well over ten years, and all that time he's been quietly -- almost surreptitiously -- acting on those thoughts. We've known Larry for years, and we've been hearing him say all along that his ultimate plan for his Butterfly series of gyroplanes was to have a convertible road/air machine -- but we never took him all that seriously. After all, when I wrote about flying cars for my blog, I called the article "Lying Cars." Projects either were technical successes that failed as businesses, or businesses whose seriousness abo

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Just When You Thought There'd Be A Settlement

US, EU Officials Continue To Bicker Over Subsidies

The feud between Airbus and Boeing, now playing out under threats from both sides that this whole matter will end up in a world trade court, grew even more rancorous on Monday, as the EU demanded Washington end tax breaks and research help to Boeing.

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Max Ary's Statement On Theft Charges

Denies Any Wrongdoing

The following statement was published in the Wichita Eagle Thursday, the day 55-year old Max Ary was accused in a federal indictment of stealing artifacts from the museum he once ran. The former director of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center will appear in a Hutchison, KS, federal court on April 27th. Max Ary is proud of his past association with the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, as its founder and leader for more than 26 years. He is also proud that he has been a pioneer in the preservation of space history for more than a quarter of century.

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Criminal Complaint Filed Against Sun 'n Fun

A criminal complaint was filed with the Winter Haven (FL) PD, on Friday, after a representative of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In trespassed onto ANN Office property, defacing the office and harassing those inside -- despite specific orders to vacate the premises and depart the area.

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Former Kansas Cosmosphere Director Goes To Court

Max Ary Charged With Illegally Taking Artifacts From Museum

The man who once led the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center goes to court later this month, accused of stealing from the museum. Max Ary, 55, is charged with stealing museum artifacts and selling them.

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NTSB Releases Final Report On Tragic Hughes Racer Crash

NTSB has released the final report on the tragic accident that killed a great pilot and aircraft builder, Jim Wright.

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Is Your 747 Missing Something?

FAA Investigating What Looks Like A Piece Of Someone's Plane

Boeing 747 operators might want to do an extra walk-around inspection after authorities in Dakota County, MN, found what may be parts of a reverse-thruster Saturday night.

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Florida Man Blames FAA For Fatal Mishap

Billionaire Says Controllers Failed To Warn Son About Severe Weather

Alan Ginsburg blames the FAA for the death of his wife and son. Now, he wants the government to pay $30 million dollars in compensation. Ginsberg says controllers in South Florida failed to warn Jeffrey Ginsburg of severe weather in his path. Jeffrey and his mother, Harriett, were killed when the aircraft went down September 24th.

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Kansas Businessman Nixes Airpark Plans

Final Blow: Concerns About Crowded Airspace

It wasn't the paperwork that killed developer Dan Claassen's plans for an airport and industrial park near Wichita. It was concerns about the airspace, according to published reports. Now, Claassen says, "What's next? I lick my wounds."

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.10.05)

"I am blown away by any of you caring about my gyro and my predicament. What can I say? Does THANKS sound pathetic or what? But it's from the bottom of my sad heart." Source: Keith Holmes's gyro was damaged in an accident. Australian rotorcraft aficionados have called on their community to pitch in with parts, time, expertise and money, to help repair the gyro. The ASRA is collecting donations for the rebuild. 

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Korean Air Lines Orders 787s

Fly Faster On Less Fuel

Boeing and Korean Airlines announced an order for up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners Monday.

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Wing Nuts Loose At Lakeland

MotoArt Doing Art First Class

Donovan vowed to save them from the furnace. Within minutes, he found himself the owner of several hundred pounds of B-17 propellers that were about to be melted.

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Klyde Morris 04.11.05

Klyde Has A Little More Fun With Delta...

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Jabiru Certifies Engines ASTM Compliant

Four and Six Cylinder Engines, Specific Serial Numbers

Australian company Jabiru Aircraft has certified that its Jabiru 2200 and 3300 engines (four- and six-cylinder respectively) meet the ASTM consensus standard for Light Sport Aircraft engines.

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Fantasy of Flight: Mustangs and Mustangs

Mustangs, panthers and cobras, oh my! Kermit Weeks' incomparable 'Fantasy of Flight' aviation attraction in Polk City (FL) was overrun by powerful beasts this past weekend (April 8-10).

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CubCrafters Introduces Two New Aircraft

25 Years Of Cubs

CubCrafters announced Monday that the TOP CUB and the SPORT CUB aircraft are joining their lineup.

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Australian Gyro Guy Grounded

ASRA Clips Paul Bruty's Wings... Er... Rotors, For A Year

Controversial Australian Gyroplane instructor and designer Paul Bruty has had his flying, instructing, and Technical Advisor privileges suspended for twelve months after a late March decision of the board of the Australian Sport Rotorcraft Association (ASRA).

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That Sport Pilot Gleim In Your Eye

Gleim Offers Sport Pilot Ground School Presentation

We just got email from our friendly salesman at Gleim telling us that the instructional-products company will be conducting a Sport Pilot ground school presentation at Sun-n-Fun.

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Sport Stars Registered As SLSA

Czech Please

Sport Aircraft International announced that two newly imported Evektor Sport Stars received SLSA approval on Thursday, some of the first to be registered in the United States.

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