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June 03, 2004

Cessna Sovereign: Type Certified

"This Is A Great Day For Cessna"

The Federal Aviation Administration granted type certification to Cessna's model 680 Citation Sovereign.   The FAA Central Region Aircraft Certification Manager presented the type certificate to Cessna officials at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday.

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FAA: Kent State Airport Closure 'Highly Unlikely'

Cites Vital Role Stow Airport Plays In Aviation Infrastructure

The FAA's response to Kent State University plans for closing down its airport at Stow? "Highly unlikely."

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ETC Successfully Tests Authentic Tactical Flight Sim

Environmental Tectonics Corporation has confirmed the successful factory acceptance testing of the first G-FET II equipped as an Authentic Tactical Flight Simulator (Model ATFS-400). Over the past two years ETC has developed and produced the G-FET II for a Southeast Asian customer, a project that has produced the world's most advanced tactical flight simulator. The G-FET II is the only human rated centrifuge in service today that is capable of providing the precise variable G cues (forces caused by maneuvering the aircraft) needed for realistic air combat training for fighter pilots.

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More Questions About Fatal NC Crash

Hughes A269A May Not Have Been Airworthy

NTSB investigators now think a tail-rotor problem forced a Hughes A269A to crash in Franklin County (NC), killing a deputy last month. But worse, county officials say it's possible the aircraft never should have been flying in the first place.

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Four Killed On Way Home From Fishing/Flying Trip

Cessna 206 Down Near Owatonna

An annual fishing vacation ended in tragedy for four Minnesota men when their Cessna 206 (file photo of type, right) went down Tuesday night, impacting a house and disintegrating near Owatonna (MN).

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C-TSB Issues Initial Report On Pelee Island Crash

Caravan That Went Down In Lake Erie Was Overweight

The Canadian Transportation Safety Board reported Tuesday a Cessna 208B Caravan that went down in Lake Erie last January, killing 10 people, was about 15-percent over its maximum weight. Although the C-TSB says weight was probably a factor in the accident, it has not been ruled as the cause.

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The Eyes Have It

Flight After LASIK Surgery

by Dr. Erwin Samuelson, AME and Jon Thornburgh, CFI This is the second in a series of articles about aviation medicine. The first article discussed the precautions a pilot should take after using Viagra. This article will discuss the ramifications of laser eye surgery.

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Reliving Their Finest Hour

D-Day Vets Plan To Jump Over Normandy -- Without US Army's Permission

An Ohio veteran who wants to re-enact the D-Day airborne jump into Nazi-occupied France is fed up with waiting for permission. Howard Greenberg of Bay Village, along with ten other WWII vets are jumping -- with or without permission from the US military.

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Pax Bounced, Two Aircraft Searched After Bomb Threats

Both Targeted American Airlines

Two American Airlines flights -- one from Philadelphia and one from Boston -- were grounded and searched Wednesday. In each instance, passengers were removed from the aircraft before the flight was allowed to continue. In one case, the flight didn't continue -- but was cancelled.

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Arizona TFR: 06/03/04

NOTAM: 4/4905 Issued: 06/02/2004 15:40 Effective: 06/03/2004 15:00 - 06/03/2004 18:00 State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: SAFFORD, AZ.

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Maryland TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/4912 Issued: 06/02/2004 16:34 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: MD Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: HAZARDS Description: HILLANDALE, MD.

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Minnesota TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/4886 Issued: 06/02/2004 12:37 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: MN Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: HAZARDS Description: OWATONNA, MN.

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Pennsylvania TFR: 06/05/2004 - 06/06/2004

NOTAM: 4/4907 Issued: 06/02/2004 16:04 Effective: 06/05/2004 16:45 - 06/06/2004 20:30 State: PA Facility: ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: READING, PA.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.03.04)

"The Army still wants no part of it," said Richard Mandich, Return To Normandy Association president. "But the French government gave us the OK to jump on June 7, so that’s what we are going to do. I have to admit it makes us feel like second-class citizens. It’s our last chance to make this statement. I don’t think we’ll be doing this jump on the 70th anniversary of D-Day." Source: Richard Mandich, Return To Normandy Association president, who, along with some ten other WWII vets, had hoped to parachute into Ste. Mere Eglise to mark the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion later this week. The Army, however, worried that the oldsters are too fragile for such a feat, has refused to grant them permission for the drop. So, they went around

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Hangar Wanted For TX CAP

For Sale: Hangar Wanted

Wanted To Buy: CAP Sqdn. looking for hangar or hangar to share. We lost our home. McKinney Texas. Very cheap or 100% tax writeoff. Can assist with hangar and basic aircraft maint. as part of the deal. Please help our cadets. Erik 972-422-5141 or  Looking for Used, will pay up to $100.00

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NATA's Coyne To Host Town Hall Meeting At Palwaukee Airport

Will Talk About Legislation And Regulation

NATA president James K. Coyne will host a Town Hall meeting on Monday, June 7, at 3:00 p.m., in Wheeling, IL.

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World War II veteran receives Purple Heart

59 Years Later

Fifty-nine years after his plane crashed near Rheims, France, an Air Force staff sergeant received his Purple Heart during a ceremony May 28 at the World War II Memorial here.

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Upgraded: Kevin Connell

Named Bell's H-1 Program Director

Kevin Connell, a 25-year aerospace industry veteran has been named H-1 Program Director for Bell Helicopter. Connell, most recently Bell's Executive Director, Commercial Programs replaces Chris Becker, who has decided to leave Bell for another position in the aerospace industry.

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Petroleum Helicopters: Change At The Top

CEO Abruptly Announces Resignation

Petroleum Helicopters announced that its Chief Executive Officer and President, Lance F. Bospflug, has resigned as CEO and President at the end of May. A back-dated news release to ANN said Bospflug resigned for "personal reasons."

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AD: Raytheon

AD NUMBER: 2004-11-01 MANUFACTURER: Raytheon SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-11-01 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Raytheon Model BAe.125 series 800A (including C-29A and U-125 variant) and 800B airplanes; and ModelHawker 800 (including U-125A variant) and 800XP airplanes; that requires a functional test of the engine fire extinguishing wiring for the appropriate installation; verification of the correct wiring connector installation; correction of wiring if necessary; and installation of new marker bands.This action is necessary to prevent incorrect wiring of the engine fire extinguisher bottles, which could result in one or both fire exti

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Rutan Goes For Space!

SpaceShipOne Makes Suborbital Attempt June 21

It's nothing short of grand history. Scaled Composites' privately-developed rocket plane will launch into history on June 21 on a mission to become the world’s first commercial manned space vehicle. Investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and aviation legend Burt Rutan have teamed to create the program, which will attempt the first non-governmental flight to leave the earth’s atmosphere.

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