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May 28, 2004

Parker-Hannifin Settles Another Suit In Carnahan Crash

Pays Father Of Third Victim $905,000

The father of one of three men who died in a Missouri plane crash more than three years ago has settled his lawsuit with vacuum-pump maker Parker-Hannifin. The amount of the settlement was $905,000.

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Change In The Air

FAA Revises IFR Practical Test -- Most Sims Out

by Richard Kaplan, CFII, MCFI, Flight Level Aviation The FAA has just released a revised version of the instrument rating practical test standards to become effective October 1, 2004. Included in the footnotes of this new PTS is a substantial change in the requirements for an Instrument Proficiency Check.

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Just Like Christmas

ISS Crew Gets Goodies From Home

An unmanned Progress rocket launched from the Russian Cosmodrome at Baikonur, Kazakstan, docked Thursday with the International Space Station, bringing food, water, air and something else for the two astronauts now on board.

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Barnstorming: Reclaiming Our Legends

One of my greatest joys lies in the telling and retelling of some of my experiences and adventures in aviation. Some are pretty adventurous, and have a high "coolness" factor, though most are simple little ditties about sweet moments in time that could only have been arrived at through some form of aerial intervention...

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GA Wins A Few In AZ

Lawmakers Approve Two Laws Boosting General Aviation

In a textbook example of unified general aviation interests, airports, pilots, and aviation advocates have put two measures on the desk of Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-Ariz.) that should significantly increase state funding for airport safety and capacity improvements and reduce aviation taxes.

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'Um, Irv, Maybe We Should Redistribute The Cargo'

MD-11 Cargo Plane Tips On Tail At LAX

It could have been worse. They could have been flying this far out of weight and balance. Seven workers were stranded about 40 feet above the ground Thursday when the World Airways MD-11 they were unloading suddenly tipped onto its tail, nose-high in the air at Los Angeles International Airport.

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In-Flight Missile Protection

An Inside Look At Flight Guard

In the aftermath of 9/11, with commercial aircraft still in the crosshairs of terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda, Israel’s El Al Airlines has begun testing a new on-board system designed to protect its planes from the threat of shoulder-fired missiles. Meanwhile, the United States has yet to complete the first stage of a feasibility study for its own anti-missile system for commercial aircraft.

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AMT Awards

Rewarding That Extra Effort

This year's winners of the prize drawing for the 2003 AMT Awards Program Contest are listed below, along with the prizes and companies and associations that generously donated the prizes.

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Hot Wrenches

Midcoast Aviation Wins PAMA's 2004 Maintenance Olympics

A team of three maintenance technicians, the "Arch Rivals," representing Midcoast Aviation won the PAMA Aviation Maintenance Olympics (PAMO) team competition at PAMA’s 33rd Annual Symposium, held during Aviation Industry Week at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Working On Warbird Safety Down Under

Australian Government Wants Boost In Safety Standards

Owners and operators of ex-military aircraft used for joy flights, air show displays and private flights are being urged to work together to lift safety standards. A special safety seminar for people who fly and maintain warbirds is being held in Sydney in early June.

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Women in Aviation Theme Announced For Dayton Air Show

WAI tells ANN that you know that women have made it in aviation when air shows across the country are calling it the “Year of the Woman in Aviation.” This year’s Dayton International Air Show is no different, and Women in Aviation, International will occupy more than 8,000 square feet under tent July 17-18, 2004.

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Wyoming TFR: 05/28/04 - 06/01/04

NOTAM: 4/4675 Issued: 05/26/2004 13:57 Effective: 05/29/2004 02:40 - 06/01/2004 14:30 State: WY Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: VIP Description: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, MAY 28-JUNE 1, 2004 LOCAL.

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Colorado TFR: 06/01/2004 - 06/02/2004

NOTAM: 4/4616 Issued: 05/25/2004 14:30 Effective: 06/01/2004 19:45 - 06/02/2004 22:00 State: CO Facility: ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: US AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS, CO.

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California TFR: 05/27/04 - 05/30/04

NOTAM: 4/4740 Issued: 05/27/2004 14:24 Effective: 05/27/2004 20:45 - 05/30/2004 23:59 State: CA Facility: ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, SUNNYVALE, CA.

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Pennsylvania TFR: 06/05/2004 - 06/05/2004

NOTAM: 4/4752 Issued: 05/27/2004 18:06 Effective: 06/05/2004 16:45 - 06/05/2004 21:30 State: PA Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: READING, PA.

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Top Gunning

Pilots Train On Marksmanship

Firing on a banner pulled behind a slow-flying aircraft, F-15 Eagle pilots worked on their gunnery marksmanship near Nellis AFB (NV) May 17 to 21.

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Yokota C-130 Helps Rescue Six Lost At Sea

A C-130 Hercules aircrew from the 36th Airlift Squadron (Yokota AB) helped a search-and-rescue mission May 21 when they spotted a missing 20-foot Micronesian sailing vessel about 120 miles off of the coast of Guam. Six people, including a 10-year-old boy, were brought to safety after being lost at sea for nine days.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.27.04)

"CASA is also concerned about instances of poor airmanship and breaches of safety regulations, as well as confusion over requirements for air displays. The seminar is a unique opportunity to hear how other people manage their warbird operations and to raise concerns about safety and operational issues. I urge everyone involved in ex-military aircraft to make the time and commitment to come along to the seminar and contribute to the continuing safe operation of these aircraft in Australia." Source: Bruce Byron, CEO of Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority, asking for cooperation in improving the safety of warbirds down under. A special safety seminar for people who fly and maintain warbirds is being held in Sydney in early June.

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New York Airport Gets New Cirrus FBO

Offers Training, Rental, Management Of Cirrus Aircraft

Doug Stewart of North Egremont, (MA) is starting what could be something big. Working with the SkyVentures Group based in Red Hook (NY), he's launching DSFI SkyVentures, an aircraft training, rental and management company based on the Cirrus SR series aircraft.

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Upgraded: Tom Meyers

Becomes AirCell's Marketing Director

AirCell has appointed Tom Myers as its marketing director, where he'll be responsible for all aspects of AirCell marketing, and will oversee all corporate communications, brand management, product positioning, advertising, and media relations activities.

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