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Eric and Keith Hayden built a Wright Brothers model A biplane that successfully flew 300 meters at an altitude of roughly ten feet over a runway at Narromine to launch an airshow celebration of aviation and the history of aircraft. Australian AVweb reader, Murray Feddersen, wrote to give us the details and picture. The flight took place, October 1. Feddersen tells us the craft was piloted successfully by 30,000 hour ag-pilot, Mr. Colin Pay...

Adam Aircraft is still pushing to produce its A500 push-pull piston twin and make deliveries this year, according to the Standard-Examiner. Some 80 orders are waiting to be filled by production from Adam's manufacturing facility in the Kemp Jet Services complex at Ogden-Hinckley Airport...

Airbus confirmed it will go ahead with the A350 medium-sized wide body in direct competition with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. Both plane-makers claim their jet will be much more efficient than existing designs...

AOPA's Airport Watch program will likely get $275,000 in federal funding. The allotment is contained in the Department of Homeland Security's appropriations bill expected to pass Congress this week...

The Blue Angels' founder, "First Blue" Butch Voris, will be honored with a flypast over his memorial service Oct. 10 at Fort Ord, Calif. Voris, a World War II ace, formed the team on the orders of Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz in 1946. He died Aug. 10 at the age of 86...

It might help to be a Scientologist but the other qualifications seem pretty straightforward for what looks like two openings for the role of personal pilot to pilot/actor John Travolta. The monster.com listing requires currency on Gulfstreams and the Boeing 707, both of which Travolta owns, and is located in Ocala, Fla., where Travolta keeps them at an exclusive fly-in community. There are two positions open.