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Oceanside Airport will have new hangars. Supports at the city council chambers of Oceanside, Calif., last week collected to encourage their representatives to adopt the local airport's master plan. The airport crowd held its ground for five hours and was rewarded with a council resolution to start building new hangars. "This is what we have all worked so long and so hard for," said Alan Cruise, of the Oceanside Airport Association, in an e-mail to members. "This is the beginning of the rebirth of Oceanside Airport."

Forget the $100 hamburger. There is such a thing as a free lunch and lots of them for the winner of a Texas aviation community group's draw. At its next monthly FAA Safety Speaker presentation, the Laporte Wings will give away $100 in gift certificates good for hamburgers at a variety of airport restaurants in the area...

High school student Vanessa Orlandi will be getting her pilot's certificate thanks to a $5,000 scholarship from the Golden Empire Flying Association. The Nevada group hands out scholarships to deserving students each year to boost GA. A $2,000 prize went to Wade Carman...

Two former America West pilots are free on bail after appearing in court in connection with a July 1, 2002, charge of trying to fly while under the influence of alcohol. Thomas Cloyd and Christopher Hughes were released on $100,000 bonds after appearing in a Florida court Thursday. It's alleged they tried to fly a planeload of passengers from Miami to Phoenix about six hours after drinking in a Miami bar...

They're used to airplanes in Alaska but this is a bird of a different feather. After two years of full-time work, Jim Carner and Mike Smith have started flying their turbine-powered, pressurized Lancair IV PT at Fairbanks International Airport, turning heads in the process...

Adam Aircraft has formed an advisory council for the A700 AdamJet. Council members Peter Reynolds, Curtis Van Nice and Stephan Hanvey will help guide the engineering, interior definition, product support and other entry-into-service details of the twinjet...

Racine, Minn., Mayor Gary Landgrebe was killed last Thursday when the helicopter he was training in crashed near Rochester, Minn. It was the second chopper crash for Landgrebe, who walked away from a mishap last April. His instructor, Joseph Fishburn, is in critical condition as result of the most recent accident.