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August 04, 2005

Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/6703 Issued: 08/04/2005 20:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AK Facility: ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK. Type: HAZARDS Description: 35 SE OF FAIRBANKS ALASKA

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Minnesota TFR: 08.05.05

NOTAM: 5/6702 Issued: 08/04/2005 20:30 Effective: 08/05/2005 15:30 - 08/05/2005 16:45 State: MN Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: HAZARDS Description: ELY, MINNESOTA

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Illinois TFR: 08.05.05

NOTAM: 5/6698 Issued: 08/04/2005 19:10 Effective: 08/05/2005 12:30 - 08/05/2005 15:00 State: IL Facility: ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: PEORIA IL.

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Montana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/6679 Issued: 08/04/2005 05:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: MT Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: HAZARDS Description: 45 MILES WEST OF MISSOULA MT.

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Three Is Enough

NASA Says No Additional Spacewalk Is Needed

That loose thermal blanket just under the commander's window on the space shuttle Discovery may be a bit tattered, but it's no cause for yet another repair-in-flight spacewalk. So say the powers that be at NASA.

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More Regs: FAA's Publishes Final Rule For Second-In-Command Type Rating

The FAA is amending its pilot certification regulations to establish a second-in-command (SIC) pilot type rating and associated qualifying procedures. This final rule is needed to conform FAA pilot type rating requirements to the International Civil Aviation Organization pilot type rating standards.

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Read It And Weep: FAA Publishes Ponderous New Washington Airspace Restrictions


As noted in previous ANN coverage, the FAA has indeed published a highly restrictive NPRM designed to greatly rein in operations around a huge portion of the airspace near the Nation's capital. In addition to greatly expanding the airspace involved in the ADIZ, the document calls for the criminalization of willful infractions of these rules.

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Innodyn: Stressing Careful Research for Their Turbine Engines

A Turbine for Your Cub?

By Rob Finfrock Innodyn Inc., formerly Affordable Turbine Power, displayed three of the first production engines at this year's AirVenture, as well as another installed in a Smith Super Cub.

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Bell Canada Gets Big Part Of New ARH Contract

Mirabel Plant Will Do A Lot Of The Work

Bell Helicopter has been awarded a $2.2 billion contract by the United States Army to build its next generation Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter, or ARH. The ARH will replace the Army's OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Helicopter also produced by Bell.

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Aero-Views: Is This The New NASA?

Innovative, Fast-Thinking, Adaptable...

By ANN Senior Editor Pete Combs It's not that there haven't been problems. Since Discovery launched ten days ago, the shuttle crew has had to deal with falling foam, dangling gap-filler and tears in a thermal blanket. That a complex machine like the shuttle has issues is not unexpected. That NASA has returned the shuttle to flight with a new attitude is what impresses me most.

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What, Again?

NASA To Decide On Yet Another Shuttle Repair Mission

NASA to Discovery Astronauts Stephen Robinson and Soichi Noguchi: Don't hang up your spacesuits just yet. The shuttle's EVA team may have yet another task to perform before the orbiter returns to Earth on Monday.

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What WAS That Sportsman Doing Over Wautoma?

"Wings To Adventure" Executive Says Aircraft Wasn't Involved In Video Shoot

Initial reports on what the pilot of a Glasair Sportsman 2+2 was doing when his aircraft went down during AirVenture 2005 were wrong. That's the word from the executive producer of the Outdoor Channel's "Wings to Adventure" program in a statement to ANN Tuesday.

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FAA One: Clear For Takeoff

Administrator Boards SR-22 For A Young Eagles Flight

by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. O'Brien "What's your callsign going to be?" I asked Jamail. He started laughing; it was a decent, honest laugh, a laugh of purest glee that bubbled up from deep inside him. "FAA One, can you believe that? Me, FAA One."

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Crossbow: AHRS For The Rest Of Us

Experimental/Hobby Market Entered With Low Cost Unit.

By ANN Correspondent Christopher Armstrong Crossbow Technology is working on several AHRS systems for certified aircraft as well as for experimentals and even UAVs. While walking through the main display hangers at AirVenture 2005 last week, I came across the Crossbow Technology booth.

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Deep Thoughts Of AirVenture Attendees

Aviation Enthusiast Impressions

By Rose Dorcey What brought 700,000 aviation enthusiasts and 10,000 aircraft to Oshkosh? What did they think of the event? Read on…

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Grown Up Ultralight or Little Airplane?

SkyRanger LSA

Doug Koenigsberg, Owner of SkyRanger Aircraft Company, Inc., is an experienced pilot and SkyRanger builder, holding Commercial, Instrument and Ultralight Flight Instructor credentials. As CEO, he is responsible for sales and management of SkyRanger Aircraft Company.

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Steve Saint: End of the Spear

Tales Of Flying Missionaries

By ANN Correspondent Aleta Vinas Steve Saint spoke about "End of the Spear", a movie scheduled for release in January 2006 last week in the Vette Theater at the EAA Museum. The two-hour movie covers 50+ years beginning when his father, Nate Saint, was a missionary in Ecuador.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.04.05)

"My eyes have never seen such a sight." Source: Discovery Astronaut Stephen Robinson, perched at the end of the shuttle's 58-foot robotic arm as he worked on the orbiter's belly. There, he was easily able to remove two dangling threads of "gap-filler," a ceramic-covered fabric fitted between thermal tiles.

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