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May 12, 2012

EAA Responds To AirVenture Cup Race Issue

Says The Organization Did Not Pull Its Support For The event

In response to ANN's, and likely other media requests, EAA has issued a statement concerning the cancellation of this year's AirVenture Cup Race. The cancellation of the event this year has caused a lot of chatter on aviation bulletin boards and other discussion sites.

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Air Race Committee Forwards Permit Recommendation To Full Board

Suggests A One-Year Permit While The Investigation In Ongoing

The committee set up to advise the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority on issues concerning the National Air Races has forwarded a recommendation for a one-year permit to the full board which would allow this year's event to go forward.

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Internal FAA Memo Reportedly Questions Airspace Around Superstition Mountain

Site Of A Thanksgiving Eve Accident Which Fatally Injured Six

An internal FAA memo has surfaced which may have ramifications on an investigation into an accident which occurred on Thanksgiving Eve last year. In an enterprise report, television station KITP says that the memo calls into question altitude restrictions near Superstition Mountain, where the accident occurred.

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Help Wanted Sign Out At Kestrel Aircraft

Company Announces Job Fair In Wichita

All is not gloomy news in general aviation. Kestrel Aircraft Company, based in Brunswick, ME and Superior, WI, led by aviation entrepreneur, and Cirrus Aircraft founder, Alan Klapmeier, is pleased to announce that the Company will be hosting a job fair, in Wichita, Kansas.

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Senate Approves Congressional Gold Medal For CAP By Unanimous Consent

Legislation Would Honor Civil Air Patrol's World War II-Era Members

A major step in the campaign to secure a Congressional Gold Medal recognizing Civil Air Patrol members’ service to the country during World War II was taken today when the U.S. Senate unanimously approved S. 418, introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin, (D-IA).

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WWII Fighter Found In The Sahara Desert

Kittyhawk P-40 Said To Be 'Almost Perfectly Preserved'

A badly-damaged but nearly perfectly preserved Kittyhawk P-40 has been found nearly 70 years after it went down in the Sahara Desert, along with what appears to be a makeshift shelter built by the pilot ... Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping ... as he waited in vain to be rescued.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.12.12)

“This legislation will offer long overdue recognition to a small group of people who answered the call to duty at our nation’s time of maximum danger.” Source: Iowa Senator Tom Harkin.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.12.12): Flameout

A condition in the operation of a gas turbine engine in which the fire in the engine goes out due to either too much or too little fuel sprayed into the combustors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.12.12)

International Aviation Womens Association

The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) is an international organization for women who hold senior positions in the aviation and aerospace industry.

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