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July 20, 2004

Missouri TFR: 07/20/04

NOTAM:  4/7096  Issued:  07/19/2004 14:18  Effective:  07/20/2004 19:55 - 07/21/2004 00:40  State:  MO  Facility:  ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO.  Type:  VIP  Description:  ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, JULY 20, 2004. 

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Indiana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/7152  Issued:  07/20/2004 11:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  IN  Facility:  ZID - INDIANAPOLIS (ARTCC),IN.  Type:  SECURITY  Description:  NEWPORT, IN. THIS IS A RESTATEMENT OF FDC NOTAM 4/0185. 

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Illinois TFR: 07/22/2004 - 07/25/2004

NOTAM:  4/7116  Issued:  07/19/2004 18:13  Effective:  07/22/2004 17:00 - 07/25/2004 22:30  State:  IL  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL AIRPORT, PEORIA, ILLINOIS. 

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Iowa TFR: 07/20/04

NOTAM:  4/7120  Issued:  07/19/2004 19:25  Effective:  07/20/2004 16:50 - 07/20/2004 20:00  State:  IA  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, JULY 20, 2004 LOCAL. 

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West Virginia TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/7157  Issued:  07/20/2004 13:09  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WV  Facility:  ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  WHEELING, WV. 

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/7146  Issued:  07/20/2004 00:28  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  FAIRBANKS, ALASKA.   

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/7122  Issued:  07/19/2004 19:44  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  FOR CHATANIKA, ALASKA. 

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Israel's First All-Female Squadron

A Decade After Women Were First Allowed To Fly In IAF

When Alice Miller demanded the Israeli Supreme Court allow her to take the Israeli Air Force pilots' exam in 1994, she had a meeting with then-President Ezer Weizman. The president was not very sympathetic. "Tell me, do you see men knitting socks? Only when pigs fly will women be pilots," he said, as quoted by the newspaper Maariv.

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Yakkin It Up

World's only Yak-53 takes to the skies over California

By Tyson V. Rininger Located in what most would consider an abandoned airport about 10 miles north of Monterey (CA), A father and son team work at reconditioning CJ-6 Nanchang aircraft from China. Little did they know their business would soon enter the Russian Yak market in a very unique way. James Selby and his son James Selby, Jr. became the new owners of the world's only Yak-53 single-seat high performance aircraft.

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Five Dead In West Virginia Mishap

Saratoga Down Near Wheeling

Five people are reported dead in the crash of a Piper PA-32 near the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport in West Virginia. KDKA-TV reports the aircraft, registered to the Commercial Bag Company of Illinois, left Normal (IL) late Sunday night and was believed to be headed for Wheeling.

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Bringing Down The Costs Of Vertical Flight

Vertical Aviation Brings Down Cost Of Hummingbird

Vertical Aviation Technologies of Sanford (FL) says it's made a major product improvement program aimed at reducing operating costs and product complexity for Hummingbird helicopter customers worldwide. The Hummingbird 260L kit price now includes the zero time 260 H.P. Lycoming engine, ready for installation. "With development costs behind us we are now ready to move forward at the current price of $170,000 and this includes the engine", explains Brad Clark, President of Vertical Aviation Technologies. "This is a very complete kit, with no hidden costs, and we were able to secure very favorable pricing for the power plant."

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Israel Rehearses Air Strike Against Iran

Vows Not To Let Nuke Plant Go Online

Promising to stop Iran from bringing its nuclear power facility at Bushehr, Israel has reportedly completed rehearsals for another deep air strike into the heart of the Islamic Republic.

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Light-Speed, Mr. Sulu

Raytheon AESA Radar Navigates Smoothly Through Flight Tests

A revolutionary Raytheon radar that scans the skies at nearly the speed of light is navigating through flight tests aboard the US Navy F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet in anticipation of operational readiness by September 2006.

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NASA And UBE License PETI-330

New Generation High Performance Resin For Aerospace And Commercial Applications

UBE America and NASA have entered into a license agreement for NASA's PETI-330. The announcement was made by representatives of NASA, UBE America and UBE Industries during the recent SAMPE meeting in Long Beach (CA).

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Farnborough News: Bell Sells 15 427i Aircraft

Sold to Launch Customer Air Methods

Bell Helicopter Chief Executive Officer Mike Redenbaugh Monday announced that Air Methods Corporation has placed an order for fifteen (15) Bell Model 427i twin-engine helicopters. According to Aaron Todd, Chief Executive Officer of Air Methods Corporation this order is part of the Air Methods long-term fleet expansion and modernization program. The 427i aircraft are scheduled for delivery beginning in late 2007. The agreement provides for a minimum delivery of three aircraft per year.

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Farnborough News: ARINC Deploys UAV Nav System

Building On Experience With JPALS

Demonstrating cutting-edge experience in satellite navigation dating back half a decade, ARINC Engineering Services, LLC will join the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) next week in exhibiting recent developments in SATNAV for unmanned vehicle operations at Farnborough International 2004.

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Three Dryden Flight Research Projects Win NASA Awards

They Turned Goals Into Reality

Three flight research projects involving NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center have been cited in NASA's annual "Turning Goals Into Reality" awards program for their contributions toward advancing the technology of aeronautics.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.20.04)

"If the worst comes to the worst and international efforts fail, we are very confident we'll be able to demolish the ayatollahs' nuclear aspirations in one go." Source: Israeli defense source speaking to the Sunday Times of London on Israel's rehearsals for a massive air-strike against Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant. The plant is almost complete and is now awaiting nuclear fuel rods from Russia. If those rods are delivered, Israel appears ready to strike with both air and commando forces.

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For Sale: Piper J5A Cub Cruiser

A-75-9 Continental, 2725 TTAF 290 SMOH Recent 5 year restoration by Robert Carr, Beautiful original panel by Clyde Smith, 2003 Sun-N-Fun winner, fresh annual, 843-297-1230. Exterior Quality: 10, Interior Quality: 10 Used, will sell for $39,900.00

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Wyoming TFR: 07/27/2004 - 07/28/2004

NOTAM: 4/7095 Issued: 07/19/2004 14:05 Effective: 07/27/2004 15:30 - 07/28/2004 17:30 State:  Facility: ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: CHEYENNE AIRPORT, WY.

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Arizona TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/7069 Issued: 07/18/2004 16:54 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: ROOSEVELT, ARIZONA. FOX FIRE

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Alaska TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/7078 Issued: 07/18/2004 21:49 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AK Facility: ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK. Type: HAZARDS Description: 60 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FORT YUKON, ALASKA.

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Idaho TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/7070 Issued: 07/18/2004 16:54 Effective: 07/18/2004 18:00 - Until Further Notice State: ID Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: HAZARDS Description: NORTH FORK, ID. CABIN CREEK FIRE

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California TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/7080 Issued: 07/18/2004 21:59 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: SAGE,CA.

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Missouri TFR: 07/20/2004 - 07/21/2004

NOTAM: 4/7096 Issued: 07/19/2004 14:18 Effective: 07/20/2004 19:55 - 07/21/2004 00:40 State: MO Facility: ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO. Type: VIP Description: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, JULY 20, 2004. 

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Alaska TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/7085 Issued: 07/19/2004 03:53 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AK Facility: ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK. Type: HAZARDS Description: 13 NE FAIRBANKS, ALASKA.

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Illinois TFR: 07/22/2004 - 07/22/2004

NOTAM: 4/7116 Issued: 07/19/2004 18:13 Effective: 07/22/2004 17:00 - 07/22/2004 21:30 State: IL Facility: ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL AIRPORT, PEORIA, ILLINOIS.

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Ohio TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/7084 Issued: 07/19/2004 01:41 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: OH Facility: ZID - INDIANAPOLIS (ARTCC),IN. Type: HAZARDS Description: BROOKVILLE, OH

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Nevada TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/7063 Issued: 07/18/2004 15:34 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: NV Facility: ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: CARSON CITY, NEVADA. WATERFALL FIRE.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2004-14-25 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-14-25 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120 series airplanes, that requires installing a lightning bonding jumper from the lower rotating beacon to the airframe.

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AD: Pratt & Whitney

AD NUMBER: 2004-14-22 MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-14-22 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) PW206B engines that have incorporated PWC Service Bulletin (SB) No. 28119, and PW206C, PW206E, PW207D, and PW207E turboshaft engines. This AD requires checking the automatic low-cycle-fatigue (LCF) counting data made by the engine Data Collection Unit (DCU) on installed engines, and validating proper DCU automatic LCF counting before an engine is installed.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2004-14-24 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-14-24 SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120 series airplanes, that currently requires measuring the gap between the bellcrank and the body of the rotary variable inductive transducers (RVITs) of the aileron and elevator, performing corrective action if necessary, and torquing the bolt that attaches the bellcrank to the RVIT shaft.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2004-14-23 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-14-23 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes, that requires a one-time inspection to identify the serial number of the actuator of the thrust reverser blocker door, and corrective action if necessary.

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