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January 02, 2005

SR22 Ferry Flight Turns Into Near-Ditch

New aircraft starts losing fuel hours into flight, lands in Ireland, fuel runs out in seconds

A ferry pilot taking a new Cirrus SR22 across the Atlantic from Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada to Ireland on Friday got into some serious trouble when he noticed, far beyond the point where he could turn back, that he was losing fuel.

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New Jersey Man Questioned About Lasers

Suspect may have pointed laser at Cessna, Port Authority police helicopter

It appears that law enforcement authorities are beginning to take serious action against people suspected of shining lasers at aircraft flying at night.

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Imprisoned Pennsylvania Pilot Pens Appeal

Drunk-flying case back before the judge; other legal and legislative actions continue

You know how a guy can think, after a few drinks, that a really dumb idea is actually a smart idea? John Salamone sure does.

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ANN Names The Most Notable Planes of The Year: Certificated Aircraft

We made some changes this year in the manner in which we name the most notable aircraft of the year. Normally announced at Oshkosh, we decided to fold these announcements into our Year-End Wrap-Up in order to take advantage of the rest of the year's events and input, as well as to make such an announcement truly representative of the full year.

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Thielert Centurion-Equipped DA-40 To Cross Atlantic

Engine has clocked 50,000 in the fleet, new service centers to be established

Thielert Aicraft engines has announced plans for a record flight in 2005 -- the Centurion 1.7, installed on a Diamond DA-40, will attempt to become the first diesel engine to power an aircraft on the famous Charles Lindbergh route, in half the time.

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