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August 23, 2004

Oregon TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/8812  Issued:  08/22/2004 03:05  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  OR  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ROSEBURG, OR. 

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Iowa TFR: 08/24/04

NOTAM:  4/8857  Issued:  08/23/2004 19:18  Effective:  08/24/2004 16:10 - 08/24/2004 17:00  State:  IA  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  DAVENPORT, IOWA, AUGUST 24, 2004 LOCAL. 

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Washington TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/8824  Issued:  08/22/2004 20:17  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  PESHATIN, WA. 

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Missouri TFR: 08/23/04

NOTAM:  4/8855  Issued:  08/23/2004 19:05  Effective:  08/23/2004 20:10 - 08/23/2004 21:25  State:  KS  Facility:  ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO.  Type:  VIP  Description:  KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, AUGUST 23-24, 2004. 

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Michigan TFR: 08/24/04

NOTAM:  4/8856  Issued:  08/23/2004 19:11  Effective:  08/24/2004 20:20 - 08/24/2004 22:15  State:  MI  Facility:  ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH.  Type:  VIP  Description:  WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN, AUGUST 24, 2004. 

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/8830  Issued:  08/23/2004 01:56  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  UT  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ST. GEORGE, UT.

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Venezuelan Military Plane Down

Reports From Scene: 25 Dead

A Venezuelan military transport reportedly crashed on take-off from La Orchila Island Sunday, killing all 25 people on board.

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Controversy Surrounds Ohio Airport Audit

FBO Says It Had Permission To Skim Fuel Fees

"It's total incompetence." That's the word from Cincinnati lawyer Joseph Trauth, Jr. about a recent audit that concluded Midwest Jet Center owes the city more than $288,000 in fuel fees it charged other tenants at Lunken Airport.

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Kansas Aviation Museum Gets Ground Breaking News

Hires Construction Firm For Facelift

Like a starlet from the golden age of motion pictures, the Kansas Aviation Museum's architectural beauty has faded over the years. Housed in the original Wichita Municipal Airport terminal, the museum's exterior was once a grand example of aviation-themed art deco. But the building has been in decay for years, its steps crumbling, its window frames rotting.

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Klyde Morris 04.23.04

Klyde Gets The Lowdown On The King's 'Vacation'

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UAL Gets 30 More Days

But Not The Four Months It Asked For

Once again, United Airlines has gone to the federal well and come up with less than it had hoped. After being turned down for $1.6 billion in loan guarantees by the Air Transportation Stabilization Board, United asked a Chicago federal judge for four more months before creditors could file competing reorganization plans.

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Iraqi Air Force Back In The Sky

Start "Limited Operations" With Recon Flights

Almost a year and a half after the US-led invasion of Iraq, that country's air force is flying again.

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So, It's Come To This

New Mexico Attorney General Threatens To Sue Governor Over New Plane

And now the latest in our continuing stooooory about the governor of New Mexico and his attempts to purchase a $4 million aircraft.

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Two Lost In Seaplane Mishap

Aircraft Landed Safely, But Flipped During Take-Off Run

Two people are thought to have been lost when their amphibious aircraft flipped over and sank in about 18 feet of water.

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First Annual Louisiana Aviation Weather Conference Announced

The National Weather Service is hosting their first annual aviation conference for the state of Louisiana on October 27th. The Conference will be held at NOAA's Estuarine Habitats and Coastal Fisheries Center located at 646 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA.

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FAA Funds EMAS At Florida Airport

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Becomes First In Florida To Install Arresting System

FAA Administrator Marion Blakey was in Florida last week to award Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport an $8.5 million grant for the installation of an engineered material arresting system. That makes Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood the first airport in Florida to install such a system.

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Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame Announces Scholarship Recipient

Navy Veteran Torran McCarthy Honored

The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame announced today that a Naval veteran who worked as an aviation electrician and who is now studying for an A & P designation is the 2004 recipient of the $1000 Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame Carl Guell Memorial Scholarship.

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Ted Kennedy Got Off The No-FLy List, But What About Joe Normal?

It Ain't Easy...

After he was denied boarding on flights between Washington and Boston five times, it took Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) three weeks of calling Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge to get off the government's no-fly list. So imagine how tough it is for an average citizen to get off the watch list.

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Shake, Rattle and Roll

TAP Airbus Makes Drastic Maneuvers To Avoid Mid-Air

More than two dozen people were injured when a TAP-Air Portugal aircraft entered a sudden, steep dive to avoid a mid-air collision near Lajes Field in the Azores.

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Missing: Access Air Medical Helo

SAR Teams On The Go In Nevada

Search teams are scrambling to find a Bell-407 that went missing Saturday night while on a medical mission.

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This Kind Of Thing Could Give RC Aviators A Bad Name

Missouri Man Indicted For Threatening To Bomb Bush With Model Airplane

A southwest Missouri man is in big trouble for making dire threats with a little plane. Darrell David Alford, 56, of Buffalo (MO), is accused of threatening to kill President George W. Bush by flying a radio-controlled model plane into an area where the president was recently speaking. The US Attorney's Office in Kansas City said the threat was made on August 4th.

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Damn The Uncertainty, Full Speed Ahead!

Myrtle Beach Unsure Of How To Pay For New Airport Terminal

Never mind that they don't yet know how they're going to pay for it. Officials at Myrtle Beach (SC) International Airport are set to break ground on a new $185 million terminal.

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Missile Defense Hits It Big In Huntsville

Aircraft That Mimics Cruise Missile Highlight At Space and Missile Command Conference

It's certainly no Oshkosh, but it is the biggest show in the field of missile defense. The Von Braun Center in Huntsville (AL) was packed last week with contractors and military types for what the local media calls a "high-tech flea market" focused on missile defense.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.23.04)

"Smuggling is a two-way street. We've got cocaine and money going north, B.C. bud and human smuggling coming south." Source: Michael Milne, a spokesman for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaking at the dedication of the Air Marine Branch Base in Bellingham (WA). It's the first of five air bases that will be strung along the Canadian border between Washington and New York, designed to intercept both terror suspects and smugglers.

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