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Former Hungarian and AEAC European Aerobatic champion Zoltan Veres has asked AVweb if 70 continuous rolls in a non-jet-powered aircraft is a record. If it is, he's planning to go for it on May 28 above historic Eger, Hungary at 9:30 a.m., Hungarian local time. In September of 2003, Veres flew his American-made Culp's Special biplane under Budapest's one-thousand-year-old Chain Bridge (click for image) as part of a Hungarian national holiday. If you know whether 70 is a record, tell us and we'll contact Veres…

Delta's new-ish low-cost carrier plans to give away 5,000 round-trip tickets beginning in June for less than a song. In fact, if you're caught being "nice" during the Song campaign called "Random Acts of Coolness," you'll get a ticket for free. Will it fly? Author Jon Winokur, also known as the "Traveling Curmudgeon," is skeptical. Winokur warns National Public Radio that Song's PR campaign could turn pax against each other as they try to get more brownie points. "People will be fighting each other over who gets the carry the stewardess' bag," Winokur tells Morning Edition. If you want to play nice, each flight and gate attendant will have four tickets to give away…

If you don't want to be nice but still travel a lot, then United Air Lines' new promotion may be more geared for you. United and Sony have teamed up to offer downloadable music in return for Mileage Plus miles. 10,000 flying miles will get you either 100 $0.99 cent tracks or 10 $9.99 albums. Sony is hyped up, hoping to introduce United's 44- million Mileage Plus members to the Sony Connect music store...

Air Canada could fly again. The airline has reached a tentative agreement with sales and service agents and crew schedulers. The agreement will allow the airline to save about $2 billion Canadian. With that behind them, Air Canada hopes to be able to emerge from bankruptcy this fall...

LAX says even though dissed last week by Virgin Atlantic, the facility will indeed be ready for the Airbus behemoth A380 in 2006 as planned. The first airline projected to fly the new plane into the Los Angeles airport is Singapore Airlines in late 2006. Qantas, Air France, Korean Air, Malaysian, Lufthansa, and FedEx Express are shooting for '07; Virgin Atlantic is bringing up the rear...

Staff-only access to Russia's Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow will soon be regulated by fingerprint scanners. The airport currently handles 33 percent of the passenger load and 50 percent of the cargo bound for Moscow. Canadian company Bioscrypt will be handling the contract...

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is celebrating its 65th anniversary ... which may or may not be much more exciting than its 64th or 66th anniversary. Since Sept. 11, 2001, AOPA President Phil Boyer and his organization have certainly had a lot of job security as they have fought for the rights of general aviation. AOPA got its start on May 15, 1939, at Wings Field just outside Philadelphia.