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May 06, 2005

Short Notice North Carolina TFR: (05.06.05)

NOTAM:  5/3550  Issued:  05/06/2005 20:10  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NC  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  RALEIGH-DURHAM NC. 

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Short Notice Wisconsin TFR (05.06.05)

NOTAM:  5/3520  Issued:  05/06/2005 02:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WI  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  BIG FLATS. 

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Apache Down: North Carolina

Both Pilots Lost

Two North Carolina Army National Guard aviators perished Thursday night when their AH-64 Apache went down near New Hill, NC, according to military investigators.

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Pilot Suffers Heart Attack -- PAX Lands Plane

It Wasn't Pretty, But Lives Were Saved

It was a rough landing, but two men who might otherwise have perished are alive now, thanks to one of them, who took the controls after the pilot lost consciousness and got the Jetprop Commander on the ground.

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More Charges In Cosmosphere Investigation

Former Museum Director Max Ary Faces Eight New Allegations

Criminal charges are piling up on the man who once ran the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center. Max Ary is now accused not only of stealing and selling museum artifacts, but of wire fraud and money laundering.

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Mars Lander Wreckage Apparently Spotted

Orbiter Sees What Looks Like A Parachute

NASA's Mars Global Surveyor may have found the wreckage of the Mars Polar Lander, an exploration vehicle that went missing just as it was supposed to touch down on the surface of the Red Planet.

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CHAOS Campaign Aimed At Telling UAL To Get Smart

UAL Flight Attendants Continue Campaign To Create Havoc

Perhaps you've heard of it. It's called CHAOS -- Create Havoc Around Our System, a campaign being waged by United Airlines flight attendants who struck again Thursday at Northwestern University in Chicago, Il.

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Fatal Mishap Lands Army Helo Pilot In Prison

Pilot Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Negligence

An Army chief warrant officer faces more than five years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to military charges pertaining to the crash of his UH-60 Black Hawk in Afghanistan last August. The mishap cost the life of a 30-year old Army sergeant.

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Cracked Windscreen Forces Emergency Landing

...And The Boss Was In The Back

It's bad enough when the windscreen on your Airbus cracks in the middle of a violent thunderstorm. It's worse when the president of the airline is riding in the back.

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Like His Father: Downed Marine's Dad Lost In Last Year's P-51 Mishap

Capt. Kelly Hinz Was One Of Two Pilots Killed In Apparent Mid-Air Over Iraq

When two USMC F/A-18 Hornets apparently collided in mid-air over Iraq Monday, it was an especially telling blow for one of the families. For Kurt and Luke Hinz, along with their mother, Pat, it was the second aviation tragedy in less than a year. In May, 2004, Pat's husband, Donald, head of the Tuskegee Airmen Red Tail Project, was lost in a P-51 accident in Wisconsin. Now, her son, 30-year old Kelly, was gone as well.

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USUA Petitions FAA For U/L Extensions

During an (always) interesting conversation with USUA's Dale Hooper (pictured below), ANN learned that USUA is acting on a request from it's members, with the encouragement of the FAA Sport Pilot Branch (AFS-610).

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National Institute of Aerospace Releases Congressionally-Requested Aviation Plan

NIA Calls For Renewing American Leadership In Aviation

The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), along with the Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee of the US Senate Appropriations Committee, is out with a new report to Congress called, "Responding to the Call: Aviation Plan for American Leadership." Recognizing that the US is losing its dominance in aviation technical and market leadership, Congress tasked NIA to conduct an industry- and academia-wide study to determine a five-year plan and budget for US aeronautics research. More than 250 of the nation's top aviation experts contributed to the study that provides an integrated approach to regain world leadership in the aviation industry.

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Civil Trial Underway In Aviation Death Of Golfer Payne Stewart

Families Want Multi-Million Dollar Award

Golfer Payne Stewart's attorney says, if he hadn't been killed in a mysterious aviation accident five years ago, he would have made $200 million over the course of his lifetime. With that in mind, Stewart's widow, along with family members of his agent, Robert Fraley, are in court this week, suing Learjet for millions of dollars.

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Fulfilling a Flying Fantasy

Fantasy Of Flight Initiates New Fly-In Program

The Florida Antique Biplane Association (FABA) flew into Fantasy of Flight in Polk City for one of their "traveling" monthly meetings and get-togethers.

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Cutter Aviation Breaks Ground For New Facility in El Paso, TX

After 20 years in their current location, Cutter Aviation, El Paso, broke ground for their new, state-of-the-art facility on April 29th, 2005.

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