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September 18, 2005

Egyptian Student Arrested With Pilot Uniform, Training Aids

Man Reported After He Didn't Pay For Most Materials

A 29-year-old Egyptian man arrested last week for wire fraud and fraudulent use of a Social Security number is now under FBI investigation for possible ties to terrorism, after authorities reportedly found a pilot's uniform and several DVD training materials in his possession.

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NASA To Launch Manned Moon Missions By 2018

Program Would Start Two Years After Last Shuttle Flight

NASA is expected Monday to announce to America the agency's plans to return to the moon by 2018, over 45 years after the last Apollo mission returned from there.

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Enstrom Helicopters Goes 'Back To Basics' With New Clinic

A Good Pilot Is Always Learning!

Enstrom Helicopter Corp has announced the ongoing development of a "Back-To-Basics" refresher course for helicopter pilots, in conjunction with Sharkey Helicopters Inc. of Lebanon, NH. The program will build off a successful December 2004 program run by the companies, supported by Air Sure Limited and AIG Insurance, that emphasized accident avoidance.

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NZ Pilot Threatened To Crash Stolen Plane Into Sky Tower

Election Night Drama Ends With Plunge Into Harbor

A New Zealand man was in serious but stable condition after he stole a plane Friday night and reportedly threatened to ram it into Auckland's tallest building, before instead crashing into the sea just off St. Heliers Beach, according to media reports.

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Officials Present 'Wish List' For Airport Improvements

New Hangars, Extended Runways And Tower Among Hopes For BKV

In a climate that increasingly opposes airport development, you can at least say that Hernando County Airport (BKV) Director Don Silvernell has an appropriately penitent attitude.

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NTSB: Pilot Was Drunk In March Accident

Man And Friend Killed After Takeoff Into IFR Conditions

According to the NTSB report on a fatal accident near Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, the pilot was legally drunk when he took off in IFR conditions earlier this year.

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Crew Uses 'Normal Procedures' To Drive Under Plane, Knock Gear Down

Plane Lands Safely After One-Hour Ordeal

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again -- with a firefighters pole. That lesson paid off for a ground crew at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport (EVB) after they successfully knocked the right main gear of a Cessna Cutlass (file photo of type, below) into locked position, after several failed attempts.

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Back To Work Soon At Michoud!

Power Restored, Buildings Patched

Just three weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck, workers at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans are planning to resume operations at the complex -- assuring workers that the facility will continue to assemble the space shuttle's external fuel tank.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.18.05)

"I've got my license and I've got the keys." Source: According to witnesses, these fateful words were spoken by 22-year-old Dustin Walters in a West Lafayette, IN bar, on the morning of March 26. Soon thereafter, Walters took off in his Piper Arrow from nearby Purdue University Airport with a passenger onboard. The plane came down a short time later in IFR conditions, killing both of them. Walter's BAC was .13, according to an NTSB report on the accident -- which is over three times the .04 limit mandated by the FAA for pilots-in-command.  

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Idaho TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/8464 Issued: 09/17/2005 00:20 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: ID Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: HAZARDS Description: 30 NM SW DARBY MT.

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Idaho TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/8466 Issued: 09/17/2005 04:10 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: ID Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: HAZARDS Description: 7 MILES NW OF SPRINGFIELD IDAHO

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