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February 27, 2005

Fossett Takeoff Planned For Monday, February 28

The staff of the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer has set a date for the round-the-world flight's takeoff.

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Mooney Issues New Stock

Mooney Aerospace Group, Ltd. has issued 10 million shares of new common stock to Mooney stockholders and creditors.

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Former Evergreen Aviation Museum Director Sues

William Schaub, former director of the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinville (OR) has filed a lawsuit against the Museum and its founder, Del Smith.

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Aero-Views: Noise Complaint, 1943.

Tom Brokaw was indeed right in his formulation. They were the greatest generation. 

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C-130J Flies Around The World

Crossing 33 time zones, and stopping in nine locations and seven countries, a Reserve crew from the 403rd Wing has circumnavigated the planet in a C-130J Hercules.

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Aero-Reviews: Garmin iQue 3600a, Part II

The next step is the obvious one -- let's see the mapping functions!

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British Airways 747 Crosses Atlantic On Three Engines

On Saturday, February 19, a British Airways flight took off LAX with 351 pax and crew. Shortly after takeoff, with the aircraft not more than 100 feet over the ground, controllers notified the pilot that a shower of sparks could be seen coming out of one of the engines.

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Canada To Build, Launch Three More Satellites

The Canadian Space Agency has announced details of funding in the 2005 federal budget for the development and construction of a series of three Earth observation satellites.

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Lufthansa Considering Lawsuit Over Bush Visit

Europe's second largest airline, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, is considering filing a lawsuit to seek redress for the losses it says it incurred due to President Bush's recent visit to Frankfurt.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.27.05)

"So my complaint, to the Commander at Glenview, is to suggest that he pull all the planes from the North Shore and fly them from Buffalo Grove auxiliary landing field, over my house, even if the wind don't blow from the south. And if they land and want to stop in for a good cup of scarce coffee and a sandwich they are welcome. If any of our neighbors ever complain of the noise and danger from these planes, insults from me will be in good order. For purposes of identification our home is painted cream color." Source: Ms. Ruth Engel, of Palatine (IL), in a letter sent to the Chicago Tribune, published on February 15, 1943, in response to a letter from an anonymous person complaining about the nois

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