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May 27, 2006

EAA Southwest Regional Fly-In Sees Big Growth For 2006

More Attendees, Planes, Cars, Campers...

There was more of everything at the 42nd Annual EAA Southwest Regional Fly-In, which wrapped up May 14 in Hondo, TX.

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House Panel Approves $15.1 Billion For FAA FY2007 Budget

Amount Includes $3.75 Billion For Airport Improvements

Late Thursday night, the House Transportation-Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee approved a $139.7 billion spending bill that increases the Federal Aviation Administration's budget from the $13.7 billion originally proposed by the Bush administration, to $15.1 billion.

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Greek Inquiry Blames Turkish Pilot For Midair

Follows Turkey's Accusation That Greek Pilot "Harassed" Its Plane

After displaying cautious restraint in the first days following Tuesday's midair collision between Greek and Turkish F-16s, the two longtime rival countries have since accused the other side of causing the fatal accident that claimed the life of the Greek pilot.

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Inaugural $500K Heinlein Prize Given to Dr. Peter Diamandis

Last October, when ANN Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell, was announced as one of the four founding pilots of the Rocket Racing League, he remarked that he often compared X Prize Founder Peter Diamandis to the pivotal character in Robert Heinlein's (pictured right) amazing story of a fictional space entrepeneur, in "The Man Who Sold The Moon." Apparently, Jim is not the only to make such a connection....

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Report: Thieves Steal Money Recovered By SA Police In March 747 Robbery

Police Refuse To Comment On Nature Of Wednesday Robbery

What had been one of the biggest successes for the Johannesburg police department, has now turned into one of its biggest blunders, as millions of dollars the department had recovered following a daring airplane robbery in March... were stolen again this week, this time right out of a police safe.

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Kent State University Names New Plane After Retiring President

Aviation Program's New Seminole Will Carry Her Name

What better way to honor a retiring university president who garnered high marks for her support of her school's aeronautics program... than to name an aircraft after her?

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First KC-767 Tanker Completes Ground Vibration Tests

Will Be Delivered To Italian Air Force In 2007

Earlier this week, Aero-News received word the first Boeing KC-767A tanker -- the aerial-refueling spinoff of Boeing's 767 passenger plane -- has completed ground vibration testing at the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Structural Dynamics Laboratory in Everett, WA. The aircraft is scheduled for delivery to the Italian air force in mid-2007.

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China's Ministry Of Communications Orders Two EC225s For SAR Missions

Helos Will See Olympic Duty In 2008

Aero-News learned Friday that the Chinese Ministry of Communications (MOC) and Eurocopter have signed a contract for the acquisition of two EC225 helicopters. The helos will be operated by the Rescue and Salvage Bureau to conduct Search and Rescue missions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.27.06): Run Time

Aero-Tips!

You're far more likely to have trouble-free engine life if you fly the airplane at least once a week.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.27.06)

Aero-Linx!

More stuff for the space cases. The good, the bad and the funny.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.27.06): Fireproof

Aero-Terms!

With respect to materials and parts used to confine fire in a designated fire zone, means the capacity to withstand at least as well as steel in dimensions appropriate for the purpose for which they are used, the heat produced when there is a severe fire of extended duration in that zone.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.27.06)

"In appreciation for 15 years of excellent leadership and support of the aeronautics program, we have named this aircraft after President Cartwright."

Source: Dr. Issac Richmond Nettey, senior academic program director of aeronautics at Kent State University, on naming the school aviation department's latest aircraft, a new Piper PA44 Seminole, after retiring university president Carol A. Cartwright.

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WY TFR: 05.27.06 - 05.30.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8327 Issue Date: May 25, 2006 at 17:43 UTC Location: Jackson, Wyoming Beginning Date and Time: May 27, 2006 at 23:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 30, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MD TFR: 05.31.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8382 Issue Date: May 26, 2006 at 12:59 UTC Location: Baltimore, Maryland near BALTIMORE VORTAC (BAL) Beginning Date and Time: May 31, 2006 at 20:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 31, 2006 at 23:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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