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May 3, 2012
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Feds to impose 'no-fly zone' for small planes during NATO summit
*The ATCA Election Has Begun: Review the Candidates*
European Airline Crisis Deepens
FAA Proposes HTaws Changes
3 U.S. airport workers accused in drug conspiracy
FAA, politicians, city leaders dedicate new 145-foot control tower at Abilene Regional Airport
Austin Hatch speaks about his recovery from plane crash
Feds to impose 'no-fly zone' for small planes during NATO summit

The government is warning small-plane pilots they could be shot down if they violate a no-fly zone in Chicago during the NATO summit.
Chicago Sun-Times, Full Story   

*ATCA Elections Have Begun: Review the Candidates* 

Megaphone Yellow & Black Make Your Membership Count - VOTE! If you didn't see yesterday's email, the 2012 ATCA Elections have begun to nominate upcoming Area Directors and Chair Elect positions. See the full slate of nominees at the link below. In the coming weeks, ballots and candidate biographies will be distributed to ATCA Members. 

www.atca.org/2012elections 

European Airline Crisis Deepens  

FRANKFURT (Dow Jones)--The brutal shake up of Europe's airline sector continued Thursday as the pain of high fuel prices, rising taxation, and slack growth caused another airline to collapse while two others warned of more cost cutting to come.
The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswire,Full Story 

 FAA Proposes HTaws Changes 

The FAA is proposing changes to installation guidance (AC 27-1B) regarding helicopter terrain awareness and warning systems (HTaws).
Aviation International News, Full Story 

3 U.S. airport workers accused in drug conspiracy 

ATLANTA - Three airport workers are accused of trying to bring heroin and methamphetamine into the U.S. on a commercial jet.
USA Today, Full Story 

FAA, politicians, city leaders dedicate new 145-foot control tower at Abilene Regional Airport  

Abilene has a new 145-foot-tall front door. On Wednesday the Federal Aviation Administration, senior U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Congressman Randy Neugebauer and a veritable who's who of Abilene civic and business leaders formally dedicated a new air traffic control tower at Abilene Regional Airport.
Reporter News, Full Story 

Austin Hatch speaks about his recovery from plane crash 

Ten months ago, Austin Hatch's world was falling apart. On June 24, a plane piloted by his father, which left Ft. Wayne, Ind., carrying Austin, his stepmother and two family dogs, crashed trying to land at the Charlevoix airport, not far from their Lake Michigan summer home.

USA Today, Full Story 

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