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September 16, 2005

NTSB Cites Pilot Error As Probable Cause Of Montana Cirrus Accident

The probable cause for a somewhat unusual Cirrus SR22 accident last December has just been determined by the NTSB. Involved in a loose formation with a motor-glider, the Cirrus SR22 eventually stalled and impacted mountainous terrain in Montana.

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HAI: Offshore Helicopter Operators Need Help

HAI tells ANN that it has learned that sometime next week, the Louisiana Congressional Delegation will introduce “Project Pelican,” a comprehensive aid package to address education, wetland restoration, agriculture and other needs of the hurricane-battered Gulf Coast.

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Boeing, Jade Cargo Announce 747-400ER Freighter Order

Boeing and Jade Cargo International, the first cargo airline in China with foreign ownership, have completed a firm order for the carrier's purchase of six Boeing 747-400ER (Extended Range) Freighters.

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NTSB Issues Probable Cause In Pitts S1-T Bailout

The NTSB has published a probable cause in the loss of a Pitts S1-T (file photo below) that impacted the ground in Southern California after its pilot could not affect a spin recovery, and bailed out... successfully, albeit with only a five second canopy ride. Whew....

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NetJets Pilots Picket

Fractional Pilots Demand Better Wages and Benefits

NetJets pilots picketed Wednesday at Centennial Airport outside the TAC Air facility to "raise awareness about protracted, four-year contract negotiations with NetJets Aviation Inc."

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'Fly Columbia Tour' Coming to Southern California and Arizona

Feel The Need... The Need For Speed?

The Columbia aircraft experience is coming to two Southern California airports in October: Van Nuys and Montgomery Field.

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Mangold Leads Red Bull Air Race World Series Going Into Finale

American pilot Mike "Mungo" Mangold (Victorville, Calif.) feels confident he'll win the world championship title as he leads the Red Bull Air Race World Series by just two points...

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Lindbergh Sculpture Soars Above Desk Or Table

Latest From Aviation's Aristocrat, Turned Renaissance Man

Many people know Erik Lindbergh from his charity work. Others know him from the inspirational example he set, overcoming crippling arthritis to become a pilot. Still others remember his transatlantic flight in a Lancair (now Columbia) 300, or his service to the X-Prize Foundation as a Trustee of the Ansari X-Prize and Vice-President of the foundation.

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Klyde Morris 09.16.05

Klyde Has a Few Thoughts On Bankruptcy

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And So I Fell in Love with the Sky (Part Three)

INTRO: Welcome to Part III of our interview with Eclipse Aircraft CEO Vern Raburn. In this segment, Raburn discusses his vision of the Eclipse as an airplane built to have the consistency and reliability of an appliance, and contrasts that with the hand-fitting and early Industrial Age approach of some competitors.

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CPS Announces Rotax Four Stroke Operator Seminar

Four Stroke Seminar January 22-24, 2006

On January 22-24, 2006 CPS will also be hosting a Rotax 912-914 operator Seminar covering all aspects of four cycle installation, repair, rebuild, and maintenance. Rotax factory

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F/A-22 Raptor Successes Enumerated

5th Generation Fighter Prepares for Initial Operational Capability

Lockheed Martin has conducted an F/A-22 Raptor program update...

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Sportys Intro's Power-Drill Powered VThrust Aero-Tug

Move Aircraft with the Help of a Power Drill

The VThrust Aero Tugger makes it quick and easy to move nearly all light airplanes and uses an off-the-shelf 18-24 volt drill as its power source.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.16.05)

"The current FAA funding system is not broken."

Source: AOPA's Phil Boyer on continuing attempts by the FAA to build support for future user fees... a step that many feel would decimate the ranks of general aviation.

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ID Airshow TFR: 09.18.05

NOTAM: 5/8364 Issued: 09/14/2005 21:50 Effective: 09/18/2005 21:00 - 09/18/2005 22:00 State: ID Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: MOUNTAIN HOME AFB ID.

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Texas Airshow TFR: 09.20-05-09.25.05

NOTAM Number : FDC 5/8306 Location : Fort Worth Alliance Airport,, Ft Worth, Texas near RANGER VORTAC (FUZ) Beginning Date : September 20, 2005 at 17:50 UTC Ending Date : September 25, 2005 at 23:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : the Alliance International Air Show '05, Type : Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-19-04 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-19-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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AD: BAe

AD NUMBER: 2005-19-03 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-19-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all BAe Systems (Operations) Limited Model ATP airplanes.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2005-19-02 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-19-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model EMB-110P1 and EMB-110P2 airplanes.

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AD: Raytheon

AD NUMBER: 2005-18-21 MANUFACTURER: Raytheon SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-18-21 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company Models 1900, 1900C, 1900C (C-12J), and 1900D airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-18-23 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-18-23 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 737- 600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes.

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AD: Raytheon

AD: Raytheon AD NUMBER: 2005-18-22 MANUFACTURER: Raytheon SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-18-22 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (Raytheon) Premier 1 390 airplanes.

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