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June 28, 2006

'Dawn To Dusk Spitfire Challenge' Set To Take Flight Thursday

Will Visit As Many Former Spitfire Fields As Possible

Aero-News has learned that at 0430hrs local time Thursday morning, the Dawn to Dusk Spitfire Challenge will set off, attempting to visit as many former Spitfire airfields in Britain as possible over the course of one day.

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ATG Touts Improvements To Javelin Design

Changes In Wing Design, Flaps, Canopy

Aviation Technology Group, Inc. told Aero-News Wednesday the company has made several design changes to its Javelin two-seat jet aircraft, all with an eye towards making the plane safer to operate. The changes include an increase in wing size, enhancement of wing lift devices, and improvement to the canopy opening mechanism.

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Apparent Wing Separation Fells Ultralight

Pilot Had Been Flying Since 1947

Witness Kent Bryan says one moment, he looked up in the air and saw Ivan Hittle's ultralight aircraft flying over the Buenna Terra airport, near Topeka, KS Tuesday. When he turned away, however, he heard a strange noise.

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