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August 24, 2005

Florida TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/7393  Issued:  08/24/2005 19:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  FL  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  CRESTVIEW FL. 

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Oregon TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/7395  Issued:  08/24/2005 21:10  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  OR  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  SE OF LAKEVIEW OR. ALONG OR/NV BORDER. 

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/7375  Issued:  08/24/2005 07:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  UT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  SE EUREKA UT. 

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Flying THAT Low Over The Beach Cost Pilot His Ticket

Now, He Faces Criminal Charges

What does flying a general aviation aircraft just six feet off the deck, forcing beachgoers to scramble for cover, get you? In Santa Cruz, CA, it gets you a date in court. With the FAA, it gets your ticket pulled.

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New Jersey TFR: 08.28.05

NOTAM:  5/7348  Issued:  08/23/2005 17:10  Effective:  08/28/2005 21:00 - 08/28/2005 23:01  State:  NJ  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  ATLANTIC CITY NJ. 

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Despite Assurances, NWA FAs Worry About Safety

Strike-Burdened Managers Say... Don't Worry Northwest Airlines' flight attendants who are crossing picket lines set up by striking mechanics on this fourth day of job action, say they're worried about the safety of the aircraft they fly in. The FAs are flooding their own union's phone lines with complaints about what they see when they watch mechanics work on their planes.

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Two More Survivors Found After Peru Crash

Search Continues

As recovery teams in Peru continued the grim task of trying to account for all those aboard a Peruvian 737 that went down in a swamp less than two miles from its destination, the number of survivors went up by two Wednesday. That brings to 59 the number of passengers who were able to get out of the wreckage alive.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-17-08 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-17-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A321 series airplanes.

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AD: SAAB

AD NUMBER: 2005-17-10 MANUFACTURER: SAAB SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-17-10 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Saab Model SAAB 2000 airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-17-07 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-17-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320-111 airplanes and Model A320-200 series airplanes. This AD requires doing a one-time general visual inspection of the axle nut on each main landing gear (MLG) wheel for the presence of locking bolts and associated hardware; doing any related investigative and corrective actions as applicable; and submitting an inspection report to the manufacturer.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-17-09 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-17-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747, 757, 767, and 777 series airplanes.

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Walter Extra Still Has The Touch

The veteran world-class aerobatic championship pilot and founder of Extra Aircraft still has what it takes when it comes to performance-driven aerobatic flying. Extra took first place in the four-minute freestyle competition during the 54th annual German Championships held this weekend in Dinslaken, Germany.

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X-15 Space Pioneers Now Honored As Astronauts

In a turbulent era of 1960s Cold War confrontations, moon race headlines, and war in southeast Asia, eight military and civilian test pilots flew the radical X-15 rocket plane out of the atmosphere and into the record books, earning astronaut status.

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Aero-News Alert: Peruvian Airliner Down

As many as 70 passengers are feared dead in Tuesday's crash of an airliner in the jungles of northeastern Peru, the fifth crash worldwide of a commercial airliner this month.

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Could This Be The Next Concord?

Japan Will Test Next-Gen SST

For those lamenting the retirement of the Concorde, take heart. Something new is on the horizon and it could be even faster. And even though this is primarily a Japanese project, the makers of the Concorde, Airbus and its parent company EADS, are involved.

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FAA Issues SAIB On Enstrom 480

The FAA's Aircraft Certification Service has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin an Enstrom 480 was destroyed in a ground resonance accident, injuring the pilot and his passenger.

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American Legend Aircraft Company Delivers Its First Legend Cub LSA

This One Goes To Long Island

American Legend Aircraft Company said Tuesday its delivered the first Legend Cub light-sport aircraft to Rich Giannotti of Brookhaven, NY. Legend publicly introduced its Cub design at an event held at the factory on March 11th, where those in attendance saw the Cub take its first ceremonial flight.

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Mass(ive) Appeal: UPS Orders Eight New 747 Freighters

That Makes 21 Orders For The Boeing Jumbo Jet

UPS says it's ordered eight 747-400 freighters, bringing to 21 the total number of jumbo jets ordered so far this year. That's a far cry from the three that were ordered in 2003 and more than twice the ten that were ordered last year.

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Sun Country Is Watching You

Airline Installs Cameras On Its Planes

Well, you knew it was coming. In these days of reinforced cockpit doors and puffer-sniffer portals in the terminal, you knew eventually that Big Brother would be watching you.

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Edwards & Associates Doubling Workspace, Adding Jobs

Bell's Tennessee Affiliate Gets Visit From Redenbaugh For Groundbreaking

Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen joined Bell Helicopter CEO Mike Redenbaugh for a ground-breaking ceremony launching a new five building 37-acre construction project at the Tri-County Industrial Park.  The new facilities will be used by Edwards & Associates, a Bell-owned subsidiary specializing in the repair, refurbishment and sales of new and used helicopters.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.24.05)

"We've made some improvements so that won't happen again. This is a pretty important test." Source: Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) spokesman Takaaki Akuto, speaking to the Associated Press in Tokyo Tuesday, on the upcoming test of Japan's next-generation SST. It's designed to carry 300 passengers at better than Mach 2 and, if all goes well, could by flying by 2020. EADS and Airbus, makers of the now-retired Concorde, are part of the project. After a three-year hiatus, a prototype is set to fly in the next month or so.

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