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1 hr ago | Enfield Independent

An artist painted a special work to commemorate the 100th anniversary ...

Malcom Gray, of Enfield, has created a mural of Royal Flying Corps fighter pilots shooting down an enemy airship over North London as part of the collection. Mr Gray, who runs an art group at Lea Valley High School, in Bullsmoor Lane, created the painting for the De Havilland Aircraft Museum, in London Colney.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

KIXQ-FM Joplin

Joplin Airport Open House Wednesday

The Joplin Regional Airport will hold an open house on Wednesday. Airport manager Steve Stockam tells News Talk KZRG they'll show the public the airport's updated master plan.

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FireHouse.com

Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Fla. Everglades

Sept. 14--A helicopter pilot landed on a levee in Everglades Holiday Park on Saturday afternoon after briefly losing contact with an air-traffic-control tower, a fire-rescue official said. The pilot was in communication with North Perry General Aviation Airport and was traveling with one passenger; neither was injured, according to Mike Jachles, spokesman for Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.

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Sun-Star

Airport to raise terminal fee

THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority explained that it needs to raise the passenger service charge , or terminal fee, for the further development of the airport aerodrome. The International Civil Aviation Organization defines aerodrome as an area on land or water--including buildings, installations and equipment--intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft.

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The Daily Star

Travolta owns 2 runways in home for his private planes

Hollywood superstar John Travolta is a certified private pilot who owns five aircraft, so it is only fitting that the 60-year-old actor's Florida home has two runways that lead directly to his front door. "We designed the house for the jets and to have at our access the world at a moment's notice, and we succeeded at that," a bearded Travolta said during an interview Thursday on Australia's "Today", reports Business Insider.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 707, Movies, Entertainment

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Manufacturers making progress with diesel-powered airplane engines

When it comes to the next big thing for general aviation airplanes, aviation experts are looking toward diesel engines that run on jet fuel. Several major aircraft and engine makers have announced the development of diesel engines suited for aircraft, including Wichita's Cessna Aircraft, in part because of a need for alternative fuel sources.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Alternative Energy, Energy, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Cessna 172, Cessna Aircraft, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

News Journal

Guard group seeks public help on C-130H alertGuard group seeks public ...

Guard group seeks public help on C-130H alert National organization times its notice to legislation creeping through Congress Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1tOyWkj The time is now to contact your local representatives in Washington about the need to upgrade the fleet of C-130H planes that call units like the 179th Airlift Wing home, according to Rich Green, former commander of the 179th and now leader of the Mansfield Military Affairs Council. "It's very much a timing thing.

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Investopedia

5 Expensive Hobbies

Think about what you'd really like to do on your vacation and create a list to narrow your choices - whether it's hitting the beach, going shopping, climbing a mountain or visiting a museum. Consider whether you can do this somewhere nearby, or whether you know anyone who has done your chosen activities before on a similar budget.

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Glendale News-Press

Glendale Community College gets new wings

The aviation department at Glendale Community College is celebrating a new addition this week in the form of a 1983 Cessna, the third plane the campus has acquired for its pilot training program. Earlier this week, college trustees approved the $62,000 purchase of the 172P model, making the program eligible to serve 30% more students.

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The Advocate

Intrastate air service flagged

COMMUTERS between the North-West Coast and Hobart will have a new way to travel early next year if a proposal by an airline company gets off the ground. COMMUTERS between the North-West Coast and Hobart will have a new way to travel early next year if a proposal by an airline company gets off the ground.

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Lake Forester

College of Lake County takes classroom into the sky

The College of Lake County's Continuing Professional Development Department has launched a class that prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration's Private Pilot knowledge test. During a two-hour orientation session Wednesday, Sept.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Palladium-Item

Colleges, innkeeper, plane's crew deserve praiseColleges, innkeeper,...

Colleges, innkeeper, plane's crew deserve praise Colleges, innkeeper, plane's crew deserve praise Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1tKyTGd Brianne Faulkner, assistant general manager of the Richmond Hampton Inn & Suites, poses at a staff party with her national Spirit of Hampton Award for exceptional service. a Roses to Indiana University East for starting the fall semester with a bang.

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Examiner.com

Remember the Aviation Museum Open House Sept. 15th

Monday Sept. 15 the Alaska Aviation Museum will have an open house where the public can see the remodeled Merrill Field Cab.

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PennLive.com

World War II B-17 Flying Fortress visits Capital City Airport

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 122 hosts the EAA's B-17G Flying Fortress "Aluminum Overcast" at Capital City Airport, September 12, 2014. The World War II bomber is available for tours and flights from Sept.

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The Raw Story

Lebanon gets US-made Hellfire missiles thanks to Saudi funds

The United States has delivered Hellfire missiles to the Lebanese army and will also provide it with light aircraft including an armed Cessna, the US ambassador to Lebanon said Friday. David Hale, in a statement after meeting Prime Minister Tammam Salam, said the aircraft would be bought with Saudi funds recently pledged to the Lebanese army.

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Roll Call

Big Issues on the Horizon for Small Plane Manufacturers

Next year Congress must pass a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. One industry with a lot at stake is general aviation, the companies that manufacture aircraft other than those flown by the military and scheduled commercial airlines.

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Freshnews

Commercial Aircraft Lighting Market by Technology (LED, OLED, Custom...

With the economic recovery and strong consumer sentiment, the commercial aviation market is slowly finding its way. Global air travel has increased; Asia-Pacific and LATAM are the two favorable markets driving passenger traffic, thus stimulate the growth of aircraft lighting market.

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CE News

FAA approves polypropylene pipe for civilian airport water collection and disposal

The Federal Aviation Administration recently approved polypropylene pipe for subsurface water collection and disposal at civilian airports. The decision to recognize polypropylene pipe as an equal alternative to other materials enables design engineers and contractors to leverage the benefits of the lightweight, cost-effective and durable solution for water collection and removal under airfield pavements.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Business Journal

Mesa examines development plans for Falcon Field area

Mesa officials are reviewing an advisory committee's recommendations on how best to develop the lands around Falcon Field in the northeast section of the city. The committee of business leaders from the area met over the past five months to formulate a strategy to strengthen the area assets and smooth out the challenges.

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Business Journal

Book a seat on a private jet from RDU with this app

A new app lets you book a seat on a private jet so you can fly from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to business meetings and leisure trips. JetSmarter allows you to book any jet worldwide from your smartphone, and perks increase if you become a member - for $7,000 per year.

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