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October 09, 2005

One Dead In TN Warbird Accident

Hellcat Believed To Be From Chino's Planes Of Fame Museum

The pilot of a WWII-era Grumman F6F "Hellcat" fighter plane died Saturday when attempting an emergency landing on an interstate median outside Nashville, TN. According to witnesses, the aircraft clipped power lines and caught fire as it reached the ground.

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Mangold Takes The Gold In Red Bull World Air Race Championship

Two No-Penalty Runs Secure Title For American

Mike Mangold secured the inaugural Air Race World Championship title Saturday when he finished with an overall time of 2:27.60, just 2.71 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Kirby Chambliss, before a hometown crowd of several thousand lining the San Francisco waterfront for Fleet Week.

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On Second Thought: Airbus Will Accept 'Legally Binding' Funding For A350

Move Contradicts Earlier Remarks Of No Government Launch Aid

Less than 48 hours after asserting there were no plans (at the time) to accept subsidies for its new A350 airliner, Airbus representatives announced Friday the European consortium had received "legally binding" government funding for the launch of its new Boeing 787 competitor.

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Kids Say The Darndest Things At X-Cup Event

Blast Whaaaat?

As part of X-Prize Education Day, volunteer docents from the National Association for Rocketry (NAR) were teaching kids how to launch model rockets.

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Premier Jet Center Prepares New Digs At McClellan-Palomar Airport

Upscale Facility Will Include Advanced Security System

Work continues on Premier Jet Center's elaborate $33 million dollar, 15-acre project in North San Diego County. The facility, scheduled to open in early 2006, will include an elegant customer service area and pilot facilities, room for 14 offices, and 132,000 square feet of available hangar space -- and it will all be protected by Navigance Technologies Group's Secure Aviation Facilities Environment, or SAFE, wireless security system.

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The Winner! Netherlands Man Claims Sporty's Sweepstakes Skyhawk

Student Pilot Trains In US, Attends Shuttle Launches

Frank Coster of Maasdam, Netherlands is the proud owner of the latest airplane given away by Sporty's Pilot Shop. Coster travelled from his Netherlands home along with friend Angela Kerkvliet to the company's Batavia, OH headquarters recently to accept the keys to the 2005 Sporty's Sweepstakes Cessna 172SP, the 20th aircraft to be given away by the company.

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ESA Satellite Breaks Up After Launch

Blow To European And Russian Space Programs

A European Space Agency (ESA) designed to collect data on polar ice caps broke up in flight Saturday after the booster system on the converted Russian ballistic missile launch vehicle failed to ignite properly.

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ERAU Establishes Future Pathfinders Scholarship

Will Be Awarded To WA High School Seniors With Aviation Interests

In honor of the annual Pathfinder Award given by the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Embry-Riddle has announced the creation of a new Future Pathfinders Scholarship for ERAU students from the state of Washington.

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Canadian Arrow V-2 To Come Full Circle

To Be Displayed At White Sands After 2008

by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien Alamogordo, NM, October 7 -- PlanetSpace Corporation plans to launch paying customers into space in the Canadian Arrow suborbital spacecraft starting in 2007; the first manned launches will take place with professional astronauts aboard. When they begin to retire their reusable vehicles after several flights each, in 2008, they will restore one to resemble a V-2 and donate it to the White Sands Missile Range Museum.

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NASA Sees Many Uses For Humanoid Robots

Could Be Key To Post-Shuttle Space Travel

R2D2 may be a lot closer to reality than ever imagined, according to JSC Robotics Division Director Rob Ambrose. Speaking at a keynote session at the second annual RoboNexus conference in San Diego, Ambrose said NASA is developing sophisticated robotic machines that could perform almost any kind of task a person could do -- with far less risk.

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FAA Proposes New Mode-S Transponder Guidelines

Goodbye, Mode-C

The Federal Aviation Administration has released details of its plans to mandate Mode-S transponders on all new aircraft certified under Parts 121 or 135, and to phase in the new technology on older aircraft when the Mode-C (or even older Mode-A) transponders on those airplanes wear out.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.09.05)

"According to preliminary information, it was not a failure of the Space Forces, but the malfunction of the apparatus, which failed in bringing the satellite to orbit." Source: Russian Federal Space Agency spokesman Vyacheslav Davidenko, explaining the cause of the failure of Saturday's launch of a European Space Agency satellite aboard a converted Russian ballistic missile. The booster stage of the rocket failed to send the CryoSat satellite into its orbit, causing it to fall into the ocean. 

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Georgia TFR: 10.08.05 - 10.09.05

NOTAM: 5/9369 Issued: 10/08/2005 20:00 Effective: 10/08/2005 19:00 - 10/09/2005 03:00 State: GA Facility: ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA. Type: HAZARDS Description: WRENS GA

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