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July 25, 2007, 5:26 AM

• Congress recessed for about a week to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday and returned to face a full plate of pending legislation before recessing again from July 26 through early next month.

July 25, 2007, 5:26 AM

Piaggio Avanti, Teterboro, N.J., June 17, 2007 – The pilot of a fractional Avanti, cleared to take off from Runway 24 at Teterboro Airport, averted a collision with a Cirrus SR22, cleared to take off on the intersecting Runway 19, when the Avanti pilot saw the Cirrus taking off a

July 25, 2007, 5:23 AM

Our community will face greater change in the next 10 years than we experienced in the last 50. We will see new communications, navigation and surveillance equipment, as well as changes in piloting requirements and procedures.

July 25, 2007, 5:23 AM

Dassault Falcon 900, Santa Barbara, Calif., June 10, 2007 – As the Falcon 900 was taking off from Runway 25 at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, the nose failed to come up when the ATP-rated pilot called “Rotate” and the ATP copilot pulled back on the yoke.

July 25, 2007, 5:19 AM

Based on the success of the SpaceShipOne (SS1) suborbital craft’s ascent on June 21 (AIN, July, page 2)–becoming the first privately funded manned spacecraft to reach 100 km (328,000 feet)–designer Burt Rutan is confident that he and his company, Mojave, Calif.-based Scaled Composites, wil

July 25, 2007, 5:17 AM

Gulfstream V, Zurich, Switzerland, June 1, 2007 – The Swiss-registered GV landed nosewheel-up at Zurich/Kloten Airport, causing minor damage to the airplane but no injuries to the four crewmembers and five passengers.

July 25, 2007, 5:15 AM

Aircraft brokers can usually tell when the summer solstice has arrived by the lack of aircraft being sold, but, as some had earlier predicted, the historically inactive months of June and July have for many been indistinguishable from any other this year.

July 25, 2007, 5:14 AM

Hughes 369D, Columbus, Mont., May 28, 2007 – The Dylan Aviation Hughes 369 lost power and crashed, killing one crewmember. The pilot and another crewmember received serious injuries and the helicopter was destroyed.

July 25, 2007, 5:11 AM

Embraer E170, San Francisco, Calif., May 26, 2007 – The Republic Airlines Embraer E170 and Skywest Airlines Embraer Brasilia almost collided at the intersection of Runway 1L and Runway 28R at San Francisco International Airport.

July 25, 2007, 5:07 AM

Hughes 369A, Moulton, Ala., May 13, 2007 – The commercial pilot was killed and the helicopter was destroyed when it crashed in the Bankhead National Forest in Alabama in VMC. The pilot had just bought the helicopter and was ferrying it from Florida to Kansas.

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