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October 01, 2006

Bill To Repeal Wright Amendment Passes House, Senate

Love Field Operators To Be Free Of Restrictions -- In Eight Years

A long-standing law restricting non-stop, long-distance flights to and from Dallas' Love Field may finally fade away -- if President Bush signs a compromise bill which finally passed congress on Friday.

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A Russian Tu-95 Bear Gets NORAD's Attention

Six US, Canadian Jets Intercept Bomber Off Alaska

In an eerie flashback to different times, NORAD fighters from the US and Canada tracked and joined on a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber cruising 15 miles off the coast of Alaska on Thursday.

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More Airline Labor Woes

ASA Pilots Seek Arbitration

A four-year long battle between Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA), a subsidiary of Skywest, and its 1600 union pilots may go to arbitration.

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Bombardier Machinists Vote To Strike

Union Had Recommended Passage Of Contract

Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Wichita, KS voted down a contract offer reached between union leaders and Bombardier Learjet by an overwhelming majority -- despite the union's recommendation they take the deal.

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Beechcraft Bonanza Lands On I-75

Pilot Glides To Safe Landing Following Engine Failure

Southbound drivers on I-75 near Macon, GA on Friday must had gotten an eyeful as an oncoming B-36 Bonanza (file photo below) glided to a landing right in front of them.

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Beech Travel Air Destroyed In Arizona

Pilot Walks Away From 'Horrific' Crash

A BE95 Travel Air (file photo below) crashed Thursday just east of Safford Regional Airport in AZ due to apparent fuel exhaustion. Miraculously, the pilot was uninjured.

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UP Aerospace Recovers Wayward Rocket

Unusually Lush Vegetation Hindered Search Effort

What once was launched, has now been found in southern New Mexico... where UP Aerospace reports after five days of searching the not-so-arid desert landscape, it found the landing site Saturday of its unmanned SpaceLoft XL vehicle.

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A Final Roar Marks A Changing Of The Guard

Shuttle Main Engine Test Is Beginning Of The End For Shuttle

NASA is marking a historic moment in the life of the nation's largest rocket engine test complex. The Stennis Space Center conducted the final space shuttle main engine test on its A-1 Test Stand Friday. Although this ends the stand’s work on the Space Shuttle Program, it will soon be used for the rocket that will carry America’s next generation human spacecraft, Orion.

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Bearded Spanish Man Says He Was Forced From Plane

Passengers Feared He Was A Terrorist

In yet another sad example of how the acts of few can lead to the stereotyping of many, a Spanish university professor says he was briefly forced off an airliner in Mallorca last month, after passengers were frightened by his long beard and dark complexion that made him appear to be Muslim.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.01.06): Airmanship


Airmanship is a quality we all strive to achieve and display in our flying. It's an unusual word, one without a common-use definition outside the context of aviation. So what is meant by "airmanship"?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.01.06)


The Canada Aviation Museum is in Ontario. The museum features programs for aviation fans of any age to enjoy the wonders of flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.01.06): Squawk


An issue or complaint related to aircraft maintenance.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.01.06)

"We have a near-sacred responsibility to protect and defend the United States and Canada against any and all threats. We will not waver in this responsibility."

Source: NORAD Commander Admiral Timothy Keating, commenting on an eerie flashback to different times this week.

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