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August 07, 2005

STS-114 Coming Home

Nervous Energy

The Discovery Crew woke up at 2030 EDT and immediately began preparing for a planned 0447 landing at Kennedy Space Center Monday Morning. A mission full of tense moments will hopefully come to a safe ending.

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6767  Issued:  08/07/2005 01:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CA  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  CEDAR GROVE CA. 

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Montana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6771  Issued:  08/07/2005 04:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  15 MILES WEST OF MISSOULA MT-ALONG I-90. 

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Idaho TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6786  Issued:  08/07/2005 19:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  ID  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  20 NM NW SALMON. 

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New Mexico TFR: 08.08.05

NOTAM:  5/6732  Issued:  08/05/2005 21:40  Effective:  08/08/2005 15:55 - 08/08/2005 19:10  State:  NM  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  VIP  Description:  ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, AUGUST 8. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPER 

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Montana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6783  Issued:  08/07/2005 17:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  SUPERIOR MT. 

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Oregon TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6759  Issued:  08/06/2005 22:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  OR  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  13 SE OF POWERS OR. 

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Washington TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6755  Issued:  08/06/2005 19:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  CLE ELUM WA. 

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Oregon TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6749  Issued:  08/06/2005 17:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  OR  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  17 W JOHN DAY OR. 

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Montana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6738  Issued:  08/06/2005 03:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  13NM SW HAMILTON MT. 

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Black Box Of Crashed Ugandan Helicopter Recovered

Under Review

The voice recorder of Uganda`s presidential helicopter M1- 172 that crashed last Saturday in Southern Sudan has been recovered by the accident probe team.

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Who's Got The Oldest Hercules?

Canada Will See Your Aging Aircraft And Raise You Almost 50,000 Hours

by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien The oldest, or at least the most worn, Lockheed Hercules in the world is still flying in Canada at over 45,000 hours. That's enough flying time that, at cruise speed, CC-130 number 315 could have gone to the moon and back -- sixty times.

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'Something With A View'

Airpark In The Ozarks

"I've been in aviation all my life," Jim Collom, developer of Holley Mountain Airpark, proudly recalled. "I've loved it since I was 3 years old. I went right out of high school into pilot's and mechanic's school in Waco, Texas."

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NWA Flight Attendants Ask FAA For Help

Replacements Being Readied

Northwest Airlines flight attendants filed a petition with the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday voicing concerns that safety and security information was being released to nonemployees. Specifically, the complaint is aimed at trainees not yet hired by the airline.

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From Tanks to Tanks

Army Tank Research Applied To Shuttle... Tank

You couldn't make this stuff up. On July 27th, not quite in time for the shuttle launch, the Army (of all organizations) successfully tested a newly developed system that detects even the most minute development of ice on Space Shuttle main tanks.

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Tri-Pacer Missing Since April Found

Two Onboard Perished

The small plane carrying two elderly flyers was discovered Friday by hikers near Kremmling, Colorado, not far from where it had departed after refueling. The plane, and the remains of Claiborne Courtright, 81, and William Duffy, 77, were found in Gore Canyon, about four miles southwest of Kremmling.

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Canadian Pilot Still Missing: Almost Two Weeks

File A Flight Plan, Carry A Beacon

The Canadian Coast Guard has joined in a search for a missing pilot, Ness Amano, last seen July 24th departing Sault Ste. Marie airport in his small Cessna. The search did not begin until he failed to return to his Marathon dental practice on Tuesday morning.

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FAA Clears Air Jamaica

No Problem, Mon

The Federal Aviation Administration has recertified Air Jamaica and domestic carrier Air Jamaica Express after completing a review of the operating manuals, procedures, resources, organizational structures and facilities of the island's two major airlines.

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Air Journey Plans Escape

No Plans for Labor Day?

Can you imagine flying to the Bahamas for a weekend of fun with a group of other pilots? A guided escape to the Exumas is one of the next exciting trips planned by Thierry (Terry) Pouille of Air Journey.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.07.05)

"The fines have been paid." Source: Transport and Works Minister Robert Pickersgill to the Jamaica Observer after the FAA reaffirmed Category One status to the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), the local aviation body.

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