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June 17, 2004

Washington TFR: 06/17/04 - 06/18/04

NOTAM: 4/5500 Issued: 06/16/2004 19:55 Effective: 06/17/2004 23:45 - 06/18/2004 03:30 State: WA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: VIP Description: SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, JUNE 17, 2004.

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Nevada TFR: 06/18/04

NOTAM: 4/5502 Issued: 06/16/2004 20:55 Effective: 06/18/2004 20:00 - 06/18/2004 22:50 State: NV Facility: ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA. Type: VIP Description: RENO, NEVADA, JUNE 18, 2004 LOCAL.

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New Mexico TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/5503 Issued: 06/16/2004 20:59 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: NM Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: GRANTS, NM. SEDGWICK FIRE.

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Nebraska TFR: 06/18/04

NOTAM: 4/5504 Issued: 06/16/2004 21:20 Effective: 06/18/2004 00:55 - 06/18/2004 17:50 State: NE Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: VIP Description: LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, JUNE 17-18, 2004.

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Utah TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/5523 Issued: 06/17/2004 18:18 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: UT Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: ST. GEORGE, UT.

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Ohio TFR: 06/17/04

NOTAM: 4/5505 Issued: 06/16/2004 21:30 Effective: 06/17/2004 17:50 - 06/17/2004 23:35 State: OH Facility: ZID - INDIANAPOLIS (ARTCC),IN. Type: VIP Description: COLUMBUS, OHIO, JUNE 17, 2004.

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California TFR: 06/21/04

NOTAM: 4/5480 Issued: 06/16/2004 13:01 Effective: 06/21/2004 13:00 - 06/21/2004 16:00 State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: SPACE FLIGHT Description: MOJAVE, CA.

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Washington TFR: 06/17/04 - 06/18/04

NOTAM: 4/5496 Issued: 06/16/2004 19:23 Effective: 06/18/2004 03:10 - 06/18/2004 19:35 State: WA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: VIP Description: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, JUNE 17-18, 2004.

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Beat This, Mr. President!

101-Year Old Australian Becomes World's Most Senior Parachutist

Not to take away from former President George Bush, who, to celebrate his 80th birthday last weekend, parachuted in a tandem jump with the Army's Golden Knights. That was mighty impressive.

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Spirit May Have Hit The Jackpot

Mars Rover Finds Possible Lake Bed

It's one thing for JPL's twin Mars rovers to still be operating. It's another when, in overtime, they come upon what could be an ancient lake bed.

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Boeing Says It's Pitching 30 Airlines On 7E7

Executive Predicts 500 Sales By First Flight

Boeing says it's talking with 30 companies worldwide about signing on for the 7E7 Dreamliner. If things keep going like this, says 7E7 Senior Vice President Mike Bair, Boeing could sell 500 Dreamliners before the aircraft rolls out in 2007.

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Pennsylvania Authorities Search For Mystery Plane

Circling Aircraft Prompted Gettysburg Hotel Evacuation

It was a dark and foggy night over Gettysburg (PA) when, out of the gloom was heard the persistent sound of a small aircraft flying low over downtown. In earlier days, police might have turned on their overhead lights and driven to the airport, in hopes the aircraft might follow. Early Tuesday morning, officers instead evacuated the Gettysburg Hotel.

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Judge Says No To New Carnahan Trial

Family Wanted More In Damages

When the family of Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan (right) won their lawsuit against vacuum-pump maker Parker-Hannifin, the Jackson County (MO) jury deciding the case refused to award his widow any punitive damages. Monday, a county judge refused to approve the family's demand for a second trial so they might get another shot at punishing the parts maker.

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AOPA Message To America's Mayors: Read The Book

Positive Security Message To City Leaders

AOPA has made a positive pitch on general aviation security to the National League of Cities (NLC). AOPA Senior Vice President of Government and Technical Affairs Andy Cebula was invited to brief an NLC policy committee on Friday. Cebula repeated AOPA's assertion that GA is not a significant threat and that extraordinary security measures at GA airports are not needed. The NLC will be making airport security recommendations to some 18,000 cities, towns, and villages.

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DeLay Hit With Ethics Complaint Over Killer D's

House Majority Leader Accused Of "Serious Criminal Acts"

A Texas Democrat whose Congressional career was abruptly ended by reapportionment this year has filed a complaint with the House ethics committee, accusing House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX, below) of "serious criminal acts" -- including abusing his Congressional power by using the FAA and Department of Homeland Security to track down a wayward plane load of state Democrats.

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CAE Wins $38M Contract For Navy MH-60S Helicopter Sims

The United States Navy has awarded CAE USA a contract initially valued at US$38 million to develop two MH-60S tactical operational flight trainers (TOFTs) and two MH-60S weapons tactics trainers (WTTs). The contract includes options for two additional MH-60S TOFTs and two additional MH-60S WTTs as well as support services that could bring the total value to more than US$75 million.

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Independence Air Takes Off

Service From Dulles To Five Cities

Independence is in the air. Atlantic Coast's low-cost spin-off initiated a minimal schedule Wednesday, taking on paying customers for the first time. Based at Dulles Airport (VA), the airline is serving five cities including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Newark and Raleigh-Durham.

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Velocity Barnstorming Tour Continues

Coming To An Aerodrome Near You?

The wandering flyers of Velocity Aircraft continue to show off their spirit of wanderlust as they traverse America bringing their canard wonder to flyers all over America. Figuring out that "not everyone has the time to break away to visit the Velocity factory in Florida," Velocity has been reaching out to customers this year by offering demonstration rides in selected cities across the USA. The 2004 Barnstorming Tour began in Houston, Texas a month ago while cities yet to be visited this month include Marysville, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica, California.

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Things That Go 'Bump' On The Ramp

Runaway Citation 7 Smacks Into Hawker At Hobby

Nobody was hurt, but someone's going to get a big bill for body work. A Cessna Citation 7, apparently left unattended with the engines at idle, rolled from its spot on the ramp at Atlantic Aviation and into Hawker at Hobby Airport Wednesday.

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California TFR: 06/21/04

NOTAM: 4/5480 Issued: 06/16/2004 13:01 Effective: 06/21/2004 13:00 - 06/21/2004 16:00 State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: SPACE FLIGHT Description: MOJAVE, CA. 

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Arizona TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/5474 Issued: 06/15/2004 23:05 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: 11 SE OF CANELO, AZ.    FDC 4/5474 ZAB AZ.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS 11 SE OF CANELO, AZ. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137(A)(2) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT WITHIN A 5 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 312545N/1102206W OR NOGALES /OLS/ VOR/DME 075 DEGREE RADIAL AT 024.6 NAUTICAL MILES AT AND BELOW 12500 FEET MSL TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS. U.S.F.S. PHONE 505-842-3473, (SUNNYSIDE FIRE) FREQ 135.625 IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION. PRESCOTT /PRC/ AFSS

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California TFR: 06/21/04

NOTAM: 4/5477 Issued: 06/16/2004 11:02 Effective: 06/21/2004 13:00 - 06/21/2004 16:00 State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: SPACE FLIGHT Description: MOJAVE, CA. 

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Emergency AD (CASA): Pacific Aerospace Corporation Cresco

DCA/CRESCO/8 — Emergency Airworthiness Directive Pacific Aerospace Corporation Cresco DCA/CRESCO/8 Engine Mount Structure - Inspection Applicability: Cresco 08-600 (file photo below) series aircraft equipped with Modification PAC/CT/0210, Installation of PT6A-34AG, or Modification PAC/CT/0291, Installation of PT6A-34. Requirement: To prevent failure of the engine mount structure, accomplish the following:-Inspect per Pacific Aerospace Corporation Mandatory SB PACSB/CR/040. Also inspect the fuselage longer on in the area where the strut assemblies attach. Pay particular attention around all bolt holes and the steel bush fitting. Rectify any defects found before further flight. Compliance: Within

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.17.04)

"He's an absolute legend. It was a bit of a drunken dare by some of his mates at the local Holloways Beach football club. He said, 'Sure, I'll go jump out of an airplane.'" Source: Amanda Pilkington, who works at Skydive Cairns in Australia. Her club organized Wednesday's record-breaker that saw a 101-year old man become the world's oldest skydiver. They plan to enter the event in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Getting There Once You Leave The Airport

Control Vision Introduces Street Mapping

The considerable army of Anywhere Map and Wx owners have several things in common-one is the dilemma when they land their aircraft, hop in a car and pick out restaurant or hotel to drive to. They generally have to ask directions (unless they've landed at their home airport). They may get to their secondary destination without a hitch, but more likely, they will have to stop and ask for more directions if it's not a late night or it isn't raining.

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Hey! We're On TV!

High-Def Aviation Program To Hit Outdoor Channel

A new show about aviation is about to hit the airwaves. WINGS TO ADVENTURE will premier on the Outdoor Channel in the fall of 2005. The new show, shot entirely in high definition will feature outdoor personality and pilot Tom Gresham as producer and host.

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ANN Correction

There Was No Sudan Plane Crash This Week

By ANN Editor Pete Combs The next sound you hear will be that of an editor falling on his sword. Remember Tuesday's lead article -- about a Boeing 737 plane crash in Sudan? That indeed happened. But it happened almost a year ago -- even though it was reported as a recent accident on international wire services as well as foreign newspapers (and one of them STILL is). Somebody's computer glitched.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-03-34R1 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-03-34 R1 SUMMARY: This amendment revises an existing airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes, that currently requires replacing existing screw, nut, and washers that attach the latch cable assembly to the latch block assembly of the door mounted escape slides, with new, improved screw, nut, and washers.

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