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    November 5 - A gentle day at Duxford

    19 November 2005


    http://www.aeroknow.com/
    November 21 - 1916 -- The  prototype Breguet XIV, single-engine biplane  day
     bomber flew for the first time.
    November 22 - 1948 -- The Wright Flyer, the one that flew to immortailty at Kitty
     Hawk in 1903, returned  to the United States after spending 20 years on public
     display in England.
    November 23 - 1926 -- Great  Britain's second aircraft carrier, H.M.S. Argus,  was
     commissioned on this  day.
    November 24 - 1947 -- The  Grumman XF9F-2 Panther flew for the first time. In  the
     cockpit was Springfield, Illinois native son Corwin "Corky" Meyer, whose
     nephew John I knew when we metriculated through the same fine  institution.
     Test pilot Meyer grew up a few blocks from the home of AeroKnow.
    November 25 - 1920 -- The first  Pulitzer Prize air race was won by U.S. Army  Air
     Services Captain Curliss  C. Moseley flying a Verville-Packard 600.
    November 26 - 1968 -- A Lockheed Constellation made its last scheduled flight
     in the USA when Western Airlines flew a 749A (N86525) from Juneau  to
     Anchorage,  Alaska.
    November 27 - 1912 -- The US Army accepted its first flying boat, a Curtiss F,  the
     first of three  delivered.

    NEW at AeroKnow
    November 17 -- Latest issues of Fine Scale Modeler and Scale Aviation  Modeller
     International are indexed
    here
    November 15 -- News re Boeing  quiet technology testing and the new 747-8
    here

    Around 65,000 people attended what is being called the best show at Biggin Hill in years. The weather was kind which allowed us to have the fullest flying display in memory. Our thanks go out to all who attended, the display crews, the many helpers from Air  Displays and Biggin Hill Airport, contractors and exhibitors. See the latest press release for some of the kind comments we have received.

    Boeing Announces New 747-8

    Boeing has announced the launch  of the new 747-8 Intercontinental and 747-8 Freighter with orders from two  leading airlines. For more information on the latest member of the B747 family, read this press  release.

    • X-45 J-UCAV Joint Unmanned Combat Air System, USA
    • I/ITSEC  2005 November 28, 2005
    • ABL YAL 1A Airborne Laser, USA
    • NOTAM: Potomac Airfield  11.19.05
    • M-346 Advanced Fighter Trainer,  Italy
    • Saab Aircraft AB renews  maintenance agreement with Rockwell Collins
       
    • A330-200 Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) - Multi-Role Tanker Transporter (MRTT),  Europe
    • 737 AEW&C  Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft, USA
    • ASTOR Sentinel R1 Airborne Stand-Off Radar, United Kingdom
    • Rolls-Royce supports UK  Enterprise Week with schools events across the  country14 November 2005. more »
    • JET2.COM RESCUING BA’S PASSENGERS

      Low Cost Airline Jetting To The Rescue

      It emerged today that loss-making BA is to slash yet more of its routes from Manchester following strong competition and the introduction of low cost fares from the North’s low cost airline, Jet2.com which said it could come to the ailing airline’s rescue.

      The airline, which celebrates one year of operations at Manchester on December 1, will operate five of the nine routes BA has or will cancel, and it may yet jump to the rescue on more.

      Those which it will definitely take over, and which are on sale today, are:

      • · Rome – five times a week service to the Italian capital commencing 7 April, with prices from just £29 one way inclusive of taxes
      • · Pisa – up to a four times a week service commencing 22 May, with prices from just £31 one way inclusive of taxes
    • In addition, the low cost airline already operates services to Nice (from £21 one way inclusive of taxes), Venice (£21), Amsterdam (£16), which BA axed this year, and also proving extremely popular with ex-BA passengers are its fares from Manchester to London Gatwick (£16).
    • Jet2.com boss, Philip Meeson, said: “BA has had its wings clipped by low cost airlines like ourselves who are giving passengers what they want – punctual, affordable travel to exciting destinations at times they want to fly.

      “It’s not rocket science and the bigger airlines are now paying the price for not listening to customers over the years.

      “There has been talk of a ‘bloodbath’ in the airline industry, but to date it’s not been the low cost airlines which have suffered – it’s the big boys, who have not changed their game and not responded to the market’s demands, who are now literally paying the price.

      “Since we launched less than three years ago, Jet2.com has filled six bases in the UK – at Belfast, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle – and have eclipsed a number of more established airlines in the process.

      “We will be announcing yet more new destinations from more of our airports in the coming days – where BA fails, Jet2.com is determined to succeed.”

      For more information and bookings visit www.jet2.com

      ENDS –

      1. Jet2.com is a subsidiary of Dart Group plc, the aviation services and distribution group, which has more than 25 years’ commercial aviation experience

      2. Jet2.com has six UK bases – it serves 19 European destinations from Leeds Bradford; 17 from Manchester; six from Belfast International; two from Newcastle; three from Blackpool and two from Edinburgh

      3. Jet2.com has scooped a number of prestigious awards including: the world’s most punctual airline into Amsterdam Schiphol; the number one UK-based ‘Best Short-Haul Airline’ 2004 and 2005; the 2005 ‘Best Online Booking Service’ of any UK airline; and the favourite British low cost airline from both Holiday Which? and Wanderlust magazines, also in 2005

      For further information

      Contact: Adrian Johnson (07921 504 134), Jonathan Priestley or Dan Connell at the Jet2.com Press Office on: 0113 243 1117. Email: pressoffice@jet2.com

       

    Florida Monthly  Splash-In, 11/26, Lake Ashton,  FL.


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    December10,

    Gore Auditorium, 1840 S. 1300 E.Salt Lake City, Utah

    Sparky Imeson will be giving a seminar on Mountain flying starting at 3pm. He will topics such as mountain flying techniques, mountain waves, visual illusions and mountain airstrip  operations.
    Info: Aaron Mangone (801)  230-2703
    Website:
    www.mountainflying.com
    Author:Rob  Hunter

    Ametek Rotron - Brushless  Motors, Fans and Blowers Airtechnology Group - Fans, Fan  Heaters, Motors and Generators and Switches and  Sensors Selex Communications - Avionic Communications for Military Applications Aviation Systems - Aviation  Training System Overhaul, Repair, Design, Manufacture and  Maintenance Deutsch Bus & Microwave -  Microwave Cable Assemblies and Interconnect Systems
    New Podcast Radio  Show

    While  you are watching the aviation check out...

    The Podgecast - Program  3

    The Podgecast - Program  2

    The Podgecast - Program  1

    Phat soul music with Fat funny  hosts.

    This is a new non aviation related podcasted music and entertainment show produced by friends of the  airside team.
     

    Dubai  2005
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    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    New A340-600 takes to the skies
    18 November  2005

    Airbus wins Business Leader position in 2005 Scientific American 50
    17 November  2005

    Airbus A380 will be highlight of Dubai airshow
    16 November  2005

     


    DFW International Airport  Welcomes Cathay Pacific Cargo
    North Carolina Airport Authority Puts Off Plans for Printing Brochure
    O'Hare Expansion Suit  Dismissed

    EU Sets Conditions for 'Open Skies'

    The  possibility of a deal will become more clear once Washington has completed its  review in January of the rules on airline ownership.

    Philadelphia Airport Parking Shortage Shows No Sign of Abating

    Bradenton Int'l Airport Wants to Add Revenue, Cut Red Tape
    Illinois Airport Plans Fire, Rescue Station
    Editor's Blog: Report from Orlando -- Post-NBAA
    Pilots Run Out of Patience With  Pay Cuts
    Exec: United on Track to Exit  Bankruptcy
    JetBlue Plans Boston-Dulles  Route

    Man Gets 15 Months for Smoking on Plane

    Israeli-Made Airport Lie Detector Could Spot Terrorists
    TSA Issues Guidance on Biometrics for Airport Access Control

    13 Nov 2005 - Bellview CVR & FDR still not found.

    LAGOS, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Investigators have been unable to find the flight data and  voice recorders from the site of a plane crash in Nigeria that killed 117 people in October, the head of the investigating team said on Sunday.

    Angus  Ozoka said the failure to locate the "black boxes" meant it would take longer to  determine what caused the Boeing 737, operated by Nigerian airline Bellview, to crash shortly after take-off from Lagos on Oct. 22, killing everyone on board.

    "We  were not able to recover the black boxes -- flight data recorder or cockpit voice recorder -- although we found some strips of the casing," Ozoka told a  news conference at Lagos airport.

    The  wreckage recovered from the 4-metre (13-feet) deep crater near the village of Lissa, about 30 km (20 miles) from Lagos in Ogun state, has been taken to an air  force base for further examination.

    Ozoka  said the investigation would continue in Nigeria and in the United States. A  U.S. team has been helping the inquiry.

    The  aircraft took off from Lagos for the capital Abuja during an intense electrical storm and experts have said evidence so far points to a lightning strike as the  possible cause for the crash, though there has been no official confirmation.

    Bellview, popular with government officials and expatriates, had previously had a clean safety record. The 24-year-old Boeing had received a clean bill of health from inspectors in February, the airline has  said.

    http://today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L13408385
     

    World's longest commercial flight


    Corporate Member Boeing established a new world record for distance travelled nonstop by a commercial aircraft when a Boeing 777-200LR (Longer Range) Worldliner landed at London Heathrow Airport on 10 November. The ...more

    17 Nov

    US ARMY invests US$300M plus to  maintain Shadow 200 as world’s leading capability in TUAV systems

    16 Nov

    BAE Systems announces closure of facility at Lochside, Edinburgh

    10 Nov

    BAE Systems counter-MANPADS  JETEYEâ„¢ system takes flight on commercial airliner for department of homeland security


    Pembrokeshire General Aviation Safety Evening

    18 November 2005

    Cardiff General Aviation Safety  Evening

    17 November 2005

    Terms Of Reference For ATOL  Review

    17 November 2005

    Terms Of Reference For ATOL  Review

    17 November 2005

    Dorset And Somerset General  Aviation Safety Evening

    16 November 2005

    UK Airprox Board Launches New  Website

    16 November 2005

    Bedfordshire General Aviation  Safety Evening

    01 November 2005

    Gloucestershire General Aviation Safety Evening

    01 November 2005

    Online De-Icing Training Course  For Pilots Launched

    25 October 2005

    South Wiltshire And West Hampshire General Aviation Safety Evening

    14 October 2005

    ISASI  Fourm
    CIRRUS Traning Effort Is Recognized. Download PDF.

    CUBCRAFTERS Takes steps to protect its long term investments and intellectual property.

    The Falcon 900DX received  both EASA and FAA certification recently. Introduced at EBACE in May 2004, the  first delivery will be made in the coming weeks.

     


    Predator’s Eye Catches Enemy Infrared-Handed
    BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq — The first plane U.S. Air Force Capt. Mark Ferstl guided over Iraq was a B-52H Stratofortress.

    Now, Ferstl is back in combat, this time flying something much smaller — an MQ-1  Predator unmanned aerial vehicle.

    “It  wasn’t my first choice,â€? the captain said of the remote-controlled Predator, a  plane small enough that it could be taken apart and stowed inside a B-52H bomb bay.

    The  Predator crews, working closely with the Army to protect the base, are  developing new tactics as they go. ...

     

     

    Duxford to roll out restored TSR-2 for Airspace
    On Friday 16 December the Imperial War Museum Duxford will be  unveiling their newly restored British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2 in the  presence of specially invited guests.

    EMBRAER ANNOUNCES THIRD-QUARTER  2005 RESULTS IN US GAAP
    EMBRAER DELIVERS FIRST EMBRAER 190 TO COPA AIRLINES
    Panamanian carrier ordered 12  aircraft

    EMBRAER ANNOUNCES ITS LONG TERM  MARKET OUTLOOK FOR THE AIRLINE AND BUSINESS JET MARKETS

    Be part of an Epic Company
    We are looking for skilled people for numerous positions
    Click here for a complete  listing.

    11/17/2005

    Falcon 7X Flight Test Program Passes 100th Flight Milestone

    11/08/2005

    NBAA Press Kit 2005

    11/08/2005

    Dassault Introduces New Falcon 2000DX Business Jet

    11/08/2005

    Dassault Sales to Hit Record Level in  2005

    11/08/2005

    Falcon 900DX Awarded EASA and FAA  Certificate

    11/08/2005

    Dassault Evaluates Range Increase for 7X as Flight Test Program  Passes Milestone

    11/07/2005

    Field Service and Spares Preparation Underway for Falcon  7X

    11/07/2005

    Demand for Dassault's FalconCare Maintenance Program Grows


    Ex RAF Tucano trainers to be sold

    NBAA: Good Times and Big Challenges Ahead
    Forced by Hurricane Katrina to move its convention from New Orleans, NBAA responded with a first-rate affair.

    Gordon Baxter Inducted into Texas Hall of  Fame
    The author of Bax Seat for almost 30 years, the late Gordon Baxter was honored for a lifetime love of wings and sky.

    UK Eastern Regional 2006 Website open
    November 18  2005
    The UK Eastern Regional 2006 website is up and running and taking entries. The website address is http://www.easternregionals.co.uk/. Tim Davies sent us this announcement; his  email address is tim@gliderracing.co.UK. It includes this invitation from the Competition Director. Use GMI to announce your contest or gliding event! Send  info to brain@towson.edu.
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    GLIDING GRAND PRIX TICKETS GO ON SALE
    November 10 2005
    Tickets go on sale today (10 November) for one of the summer’s most exciting sporting events, the New Zealand Gliding Grand Prix in Omarama from 27-29 January. Those looking to reserve air travel tickets to New Zealand may contact mpatterson@holidayshoppe.co.nz or www.cruisingforyour.co.nz. It's high season for travel to NZ, but this contact may be  helpful.
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    FURTHER CREW JOIN THE HAMLIN JET TEAM
    20th October 2005
    A further 2 Captains have joined the team at Hamlin Jet. One captain is required for our managed Lear 60 due to its very high utilisation and a further dual rated (Lear 60 and 45) captain was  needed to fill an existing vacancy.
    More Information>>

    RECENT ADDITION OF A 1 YEAR OLD  LEAR 45 TO THE HAMLIN JET MANAGEMENT  FLEET
    2nd October 2005
    Hamlin Jet has proudly added a further Lear 45 to its management fleet. A Leeds based client recently agreed to the purchase of an almost new Lear 45 from Hamlin Jet.
    More Information>>

    AWARDED THE MANAGEMENT OF A  BRAND NEW LEAR 60
    16th November  2004
    Hamlin Jet is proud to announce  that it has been awarded the Management of a brand new Lear 60. This aircraft will be based at London Luton Airport.
    More Information>>
     

    11 / 17 / 05

    Expansion of second maintenance  hangar at Jet Aviation Dusseldorf completed

    11 / 15 / 05

    Jet Aviation appoints René Roser  as new Director of Cargo Handling services at Zurich & Geneva

    December 14, 2005

    FAA  Aviation Safety Seminar

    Port Authority Building
    90 Moonachie Avenue
    Moonachie, NJ 07074

    Ron Krantz, 201-0556-6600 ext 206

    http://www.aea200ea.faa.gov/ea25/

     

    From a Yeoman (F) in WWI to a contemporary aviator, the present Navy Art Gallery Exhibition, Women in Uniform, features works of art from the Navy Art Collection that depict female Navy military personnel. Women have had a continuous and growing presence in the U.S. Navy throughout the 20th and into the 21st century. Whenever international or domestic events dictated the need, the Navy expanded its opportunities for women to serve. These artworks  demonstrate the wide-ranging and varied occupations women have  held.(15 November 2005)

    'Flyer' Professional Flight Training Exhibition

    Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel, Heathrow Airport, London

    19/11

    Avro Lancaster VII NX611 Just  Jane taxi run, Spitfire Flying & Fireworks  displays

    East Kirkby, Lincolnshire

    20/11

    Kemble Fly-in

    Kemble, Glos

    20/11

    Black Knight Rocket Launch Day

    Milson Airstrip, Nr Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

    22/11

    RAeS Loughborough Branch Lecture: Engineering for the Future with the Pilatus PC-21

    Loughborough University

    Raytheon Aircraft Company Recognized with National Philanthropy  Award

    NTSB cuts visits to crash  sites


    The map used by the co-pilot of the B-29 Enola  Gay to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945 was sold for $72,000 at Christie's auction house in New  York on 15 November.

    The chart, printed on weave
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    FAA Proposal to Make DC Flight Restrictions Permanent Draws Criticism

    Two die in light aircraft  crash


    A 2-seat single-engined light aircraft crashed near the A5 at Corn Hill, between Bugbrooke and Pattishall, Northamptonshire, on the afternoon of 16 November. The two male occupants, both in their mid-30s, were killed. ...more



    Huge opposition to UK’s ban  plan

    Civilian Fighter Takes Flight

    On 11 November at 0400 local, an Ilyushin 76MD of Royal Airlines Cargo flew into a hillside 30 km NW of Kabul, Afghanistan. All 8 on board were killed and the aircraft written-off.

    The aircraft had been
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    State Tax Guide for General  Aviation Available

    Tiger Aircraft LLC Apoints Cornerstone Aviation Authorized Sales Center

    Museum launches  e-newsletterIn an  effort to increase awareness of upcoming news and events, the National Museum of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Division is launching a monthly  e-mail newsletter. If you are interested in receiving this e-newsletter, please send an e-mail to nationalmuseum.mup@wpafb.af.mil.



    German Court Weighs Law On Downing Hijacked Planes

    Standard J-1
    The Standard J-1 is a two-seat primary trainer developed from the earlier Sloan and Standard H-series aircraft designed by Charles Healey Day. When the United States entered World War I, the Army ordered the aircraft (then known as the SJ) produced as a supplement to the Curtiss Jenny then in production. At about the same time, Standard introduced an advanced version of the SJ called the JR. The Army bought only six of the JR-series aircraft, but some of the JR's features were incorporated into SJ production aircraft; the resulting version became known as the J-1. (
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