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August 01, 2005

DC-3 Makes Its Last Journey From South Carolina Trash Heap

Battered Shell Of WWII Aircraft Considered Long-Time Eyesore

It's like watching the exhumation of an open grave. Workers in downtown Florence, SC, Monday will begin hauling away the carcass of a World-War II era DC-3 that's been sitting on top of a trash heap for years.

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Dallas Company Could Be Stuck With Fine In Teterboro Mishap

But CL-600's Owner Wasn't The Operator

Sometimes the price of aircraft ownership is higher than merely the cost of buying, maintaining and fueling the plane. Sometimes, there are fines -- even if you didn't break the rules.

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Teens In Stolen Plane Ask For Leniency

16-Year Olds Hope Judge Will Expunge Records

The two young men who admitted they were passengers aboard a stolen Cessna 172 have asked a judge in Danbury, CT, for leniency, saying they don't deserve to have criminal records for the rest of their lives.

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Sudan's Vice President, 13 Others, Killed In Helo Mishap

Death Sparks New Violence

A former Sudanese rebel turned government leader was killed Saturday when the aircraft in which he was a passenger went down in the mountains between Sudan and neighboring Uganda. Another 13 people were killed in the mishap, still shrouded in confusion.

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Once Again, Watch That First Step...

Shuttle Astronauts On Second EVA

ANN REAL TIME NEWS: 0600 EDT -- Discovery astronauts Soichi Noguchi and Steve Robinson crawled across the outside of the International Space Station Monday, tackling a problem that has plagued the ISS for months. They were replacing a troublesome gyroscope -- one of four that control the attitude of the station itself.

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GA Manufacturers: Oshkosh 2005 Was Great!

We sure are enjoying Oshkosh this year. The show is fun, and even the weather is as good as it gets. The crowds seem to be quite happy too. However, some of the people are out here to make money by selling airplanes.

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Nemesis NXT Skips Oshkosh

After a gear collapse at Reno's Stead Field in pre-race testing in 2004 removed this promising plane from contention in the Sport class, the many fans and supporters of Jon and Patricia Sharp's Team Nemesis were looking forward to seeing the plane at Oshkosh. But they didn't show!

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Melville And Crossfield Mix It Up

Two Very Different Ways To Space

By ANN Correspondent Christopher Armstrong During a powerful thunderstorm at the Theater in the Woods Monday night at Airventure 2005 Mike Melville and Scott Crossfield compared their rides to space. Mike showered endless praise on Crossfield calling him "his hero."

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Klyde Morris 08.01.05

Klyde Does Some Reading...

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NASA Storm Hunters: Gert Offers New Insight Into 'Cyclogenesis'

Storm hunters with the NASA Tropical Cloud Systems and Processes (TCSP) experiment in Costa Rica have documented the near-complete lifecycle of a tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean.

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New Light Sport Aircraft Announced

Rocky Mountain Company Aims High

ANN Correspondent John Ballantyne The world of aviation is feeling a great deal of anticipation about a surge of light-sport aircraft. There was significant fanfare about two new aircraft emerging at this press conference, one of which was the Nexaer, a brand new design out of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Focus Air Achieves Certification

Startup Carrier Obtains Prized Certificate

Focus Air, a startup freight carrier, has achieved air carrier certification. The company was awarded its air carrier certificate under Part 121, Supplement K, this week.

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Yodel-aye-he-hoo at AirVenture

What's that Sound?

By Rose Dorcey A long-standing tradition at AirVenture Oshkosh is the daily 0700 wake-up yodel. Bill Rickets was the EAA volunteer who encouraged sleepy Camp Scholler visitors out of bed each morning and welcomed early convention-day visitors. Sadly, Bill passed away on June 21st after a battle with lung cancer.

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Magni Introduces New M-22 Voyager Gyro

Well... They Introduced It, Uh, Like Last Month

by Aero-News Senior Procrastinator Kevin "Hognose" O'Brien Nothing like getting caught napping, and I got caught napping by the Magni M-22 announcement back in June. I noticed it, said, "I oughta write this up," and... there things sat.

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Tiger Aircraft To Be Equipped With Amsafe Inflatable Restraints

Tiger Aircraft LLC recently named AmSafe Aviation of Phoenix, AZ as the exclusive provider of inflatable restraints in all Tiger aircraft.

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Oshkosh AirVenture Honors Aviation's Best

Major Awards Presented At AirVenture 2005

By ANN Correspondent Chris Armstrong Several awards were handed out to deserving folks at AirVenture this week.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.01.05)

"I didn't have time for psycho analysis, I was busy working. I was flying an airplane. I don't know what you were doing!" Source: Scott Crossfield replying to the question "How did it feel after your first release from the B-52?" Melville responded "Well, I was scared!"

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