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September 29, 2005

Georgia TFR: 10.01.05

NOTAM:  5/8935  Issued:  09/29/2005 20:00  Effective:  10/01/2005 14:00 - 10/01/2005 18:00  State:  GA  Facility:  ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  WRENS, GEORGIA 

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Texas TFR: 10.07.05

NOTAM:  5/8934  Issued:  09/29/2005 19:40  Effective:  10/07/2005 14:00 - 10/07/2005 16:00  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  SHEPPARD AFB/WICHITA FALLS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS 

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/8932  Issued:  09/29/2005 19:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CA  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA 

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Washington TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/8928  Issued:  09/29/2005 18:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  GIFFORD WA. 

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California TFR: 10.06.05

NOTAM:  5/8905  Issued:  09/29/2005 13:00  Effective:  10/06/2005 19:00 - 10/06/2005 23:00  State:  CA  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  SAN FRANCISCO CA. 

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Louisiana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/8886  Issued:  09/29/2005 03:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  LA  Facility:  ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  LOUISIANA COASTLINE. 

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/8881  Issued:  09/29/2005 01:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CA  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  REDLANDS CA. 

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Share That Airspace! Altair Receives FAA's First Commercial UAS A/W Cert

FAA Certificates First Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

The FAA marked a new chapter in aviation history by issuing the first airworthiness certificate for a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle, the General Atomics Altair.

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Garmin Receives First STC for GFC 700 Autopilot on Beech Bonanza G36

Garmin International has announced that the company received an STC from the FAA for the GFC 700 autopilot for Raytheon's Beechcraft Bonanza G36.

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Rockwell Collins Teams With Sikorsky on Canadian Maritime Helo Program

Rockwell Collins has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to provide avionics, simulators, training and support on its S-92 platform for the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program.

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Griffin: Shuttle, ISS Were Mistakes

In a Page 1A Story in USA Today NASA Administrator Michael Griffin told us what he thinks of the Space Shuttle and International Space Station projects: they were mistakes.

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Garmin Unveils New 'Next-Generation' GMA 347 Audio Panel

Garmin International has introduced their new GMA 347 audio panel. The GMA 347 builds upon the successful attributes of the GMA 340 while adding distinctive features such as automatic squelch, digital clearance recorder, full-duplex telephone interface, and additional inputs.

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AirSure Limited and Aero Insurance Merge

Officials of two of the nation's largest aviation insurance brokerage firms: AirSure Limited and Aero Insurance, a division of the Van Gilder Insurance Corporation, have announced the completion of a definitive merger agreement which states that Aero Insurance will merge with AirSure Limited.

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What A Deal: AOPA Life Membership

You Can Avoid Those Pesky Renewals, And Get A Tax Break

We're big fans of AOPA here. (Member #2,767,043 speaking). So imagine our delight on discovering that you can get a life membership through AOPA's Air Safety Foundation.

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Fayetteville FBO Joins Million Air

Million Air officials have announced that an existing fixed-base operation (FBO) facility in Fayetteville, Ark. joined the Million Air family on Sept. 1. The addition brings the total number of FBO facilities housed under the Million Air chain to 32.

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Cirrus Lands Massive University Fleet Order

Major Collegiate Aviation Program Selects Technologically Advanced Cirrus

After an intense and in-depth selection process, Western Michigan University's (WMU) College of Aviation, located in Battle Creek, Mich., has chosen to replace its entire fleet of single-engine aircraft trainers with Cirrus Design SR20s and SR22s.

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FAA Rule On False Advertising Becomes Final

New Regulations On False and Misleading Statements About Aircraft Products, Parts, Appliances and Materials

The FAA has issued a final rule effective October 17, 2005 which amends FAA regulations to create additional rules banning certain false or misleading statements about type-certificated products, and products, parts, appliances and materials that may be used on type-certificated products.

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ATA Cockpit Crewmembers Ratify Contract

New Three-Year Contract Becomes Effective October 1st

ATA Airlines says its cockpit crewmembers, represented by the ALPA, have voted to ratify a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The agreement contains wage, benefit and work rule concessions. The new contract becomes effective October 1st and will be amendable on September 30, 2008.

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Former Concorde Program Chief Under Investigation

Suspected Of Involuntary Manslaughter In 2000 Paris Crash

When Henri Perrier helped bring commercial supersonic flight to the world in 1969, he probably had no earthly idea that the Concorde program, which he eventually came to lead, would land him at the center of a criminal investigation into charges of involuntary manslaughter.

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NTSB Issues Probable Cause on '04 NC Sheriff Helo Crash

A controversial fatal helo accident, involving a civilian Hughes 269 being flown for the local Sheriff by an improperly licensed pilot, has been ruled the result of material fatigue and inadequate maintenance.

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Venerable RAF Fighter Goes On Display In Scotland

Tornado F3 Presented To East Fortune Museum

British Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup was in attendance at the National Museum of Scotland in East Fortune Tuesday to present a Tornado F3 long-range fighter, preceeded by a fly-by of 2 Tornado F3s from No. 56(Reserve) Squadron.

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NASA Ships Shuttle Fuel Tank To New Orleans For Modification

Michoud Has Recovered Enough To Start Research On STS-114 Foam Loss

Less than a month after being hit by Hurricane Katrina, NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans is gearing up to restart processing space shuttle fuel tanks. The work will address foam loss during Space Shuttle Discovery's launch in July.

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Air Traffic Controllers Say FAA Failures Threaten Air Safety

In wake of Hurricane Katrina, New National Campaign Highlights "Need for Urgent Changes at Agency"

Announcing what it calls a major new national public education campaign, the National Air Traffic Controllers' Association Wednesday called on the FAA to address "serious flaws that are putting the safety of the flying public at risk."

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First Step To Pluto

New Horizon Spacecraft Arrives At KFC

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft arrived at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on Saturday for final preparations and testing for the probe's decade-long journey. It will be the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moon Charon.

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Lockheed Delivers HEO Payload

Will Search The Planet For Signs Of Missile Launches

Lockheed Martin says it's delivered a second Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO 2) payload, a critical element of the nation's next-generation missile warning system, known at the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) program.

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Feted: Raytheon's Louise Francesconi

Honored with Women in Aerospace Lifetime Achievement Award

Louise L. Francesconi, a Raytheon Company vice president and president of the company's Missile Systems business, has been honored with the Women in Aerospace Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Upgraded: Terry Bacola

Becomes Manager Of Dassault Aircraft Services in Little Rock

Dassault Aircraft Services has named Terry Bacola General Manager of the Little Rock Service Center. Bacola replaces Ken Root who has been named Maintenance Manager.

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Acrohelipro Global Services Teams With L-3 Vertex On TH-57 Support Contract

Will Support 120 Helos

Acrohelipro Global Services says it's now a a partner with L-3 Vertex on their recent one year contract award which allows for four, one year options, to provide Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) for the US Navy fleet of 120 TH57 rotary wing aircraft based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field. The contract has a value of approximately $12M per year.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.29.05)

"The FAA owes it not only to itself, but also to the pilots who will have to deal with the effects of such a proposal, to gather every bit of information they can. Holding public sessions will allow important give-and-take between the FAA and pilots that written comments alone can’t accommodate." Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, who sent a letter this week to FAA Administrator Marion Blakey requesting public meetings on the NPRM that would make Washington's ADIZ a permanent fixture.

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