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July 16, 2005

Wisconsin TFR: 07.16.05

NOTAM:  5/5988  Issued:  07/16/2005 22:10  Effective:  07/16/2005 17:30 - 07/16/2005 23:00  State:  WI  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  MILWAUKEE WI. 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5987  Issued:  07/16/2005 20:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  GLOBE AZ. 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5985  Issued:  07/16/2005 20:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  5 NM NORTH OF SEDONA AZ. 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5983  Issued:  07/16/2005 19:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  GRAND CANYON AZ. 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5970  Issued:  07/16/2005 02:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  9 NM NE FT. MCDOWELL AZ. 

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Yet Another Old Russian Plane Feared Down In Africa

As Many As 48 Feared Dead

A Russian-made Antonov AN-32 is missing and feared down in Equatorial Guinea, as local authorities mount a frantic search and rescue effort.

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NASA Moves Shuttle Return To Flight

New Launch Date Later In Launch Window

Space Shuttle managers now say the launch of NASA's Space Shuttle Return to Flight mission, STS-114, will take place no earlier than late next week. At 1 p.m. EDT today, managers officially stopped the current launch countdown for Space Shuttle Discovery at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Space Shuttle managers are optimistic that Discovery can lift off by July 31, the end of this launch window.

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Extra Aircraft Unveils New High-Performance Aerobat

Building on the success of its Extra 300 series, Extra Aircraft is unveiling the latest addition to the lineup, its new EA-300LP.

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PASS Says FAA Refuses To Hire Much-Needed Inspectors

Denies Request From Kentucky Office For 14 More Pairs Of Eyes

Despite growing demand for aviation safety oversight, the FAA continues to short-staff its inspector workforce, according to the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS). Most recently, PASS said, overwhelmed inspectors and local management at the Kentucky Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) in Louisville requested that the FAA fill 14 inspector positions. In response, the FAA filled only one of these important positions according to PASS, the union representing FAA safety inspectors and technicians.

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Stalking The Hurricane That Stalked The Gulf Coast

Nasa's Tropical Cloud Systems And Processes Mission In Costa Rica

In the wake of Hurricane Dennis, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are busy studying data gathered during the early days of the hurricane that threatened much of the southern Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Zenith Aircraft Company To Introduce New Quick-Build Kit For Zodiac XL

Will Introduce New Program At OSH

Zenith Aircraft Company is introducing a new Quick-Build Kit for its "Sport Pilot"-ready two-seat Zodiac XL at this year's EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, later this month. The new kit promises to reduce construction time for Zodiac XL builders by fifty percent: "Our aim has always been to make it quick and easy for first-time builders to assemble and fly their own aircraft" says Sebastien Heintz, president of Zenith Aircraft, "From what we've seen, nothing else compares to this new Quick-Build-Kit in ease of construction or required build time."

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Finally, Four American Soldiers Are Coming Home From Vietnam

All Lost In 1969 U21-A Mishap

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of four US servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial.

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Raytheon Gives Away 'Staggerwing' For Silent Auction

Sorry folks, it's not a "real" Staggerwing... but we did get your attention, didn't we? Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) presented a Beechcraft Staggerwing pedal plane to Miss Kansas Teen USA 2005, LaTasha Lawrie.

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Oshkosh In The Air: Let The Discounts Begin

Hazard Display With No More Holes In Your Panel

Aspen Avionics says it's brought back its popular $1000 discount on the innovative AT300 hazard display, just in time for AirVenture. Special pricing of $2495 for the non-certified display will be available through any of Aspen’s 35 dealers through the end of July. It's just one of many promotions expected by various manufacturers as AirVenture 2005 gets closer.

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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?

NBAA Chief Bolen On Hand For EAA Airventure

The NBAA says its president and CEO, Ed Bolen, will greet NBAA Members, and all attendees, at the NBAA hospitality tent on site at this year's EAA Airventure Oshkosh Fly-In. The blue-and-white NBAA tent will be located across from the NASA Building; Bolen will be present on July 28.

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Air Marshals Move to TSA

Why?

Aero-News Analysis By Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien Aero-News has obtained  an internal email by Bureau of Immigrations and Custom Enforcement boss, Assistant Secretary Michael Garcia, to all hands. This email, which covers the impact of the DHS reorganization announced Wednesday by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, has more details of one story that impacts the aviation world: the coming chop of the Federal Air Marshals Service from ICE back to TSA.

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FAA Gets A Little Help With Tech Manuals

Inmedius To The Rescue

Inmedius, a provider of performance-oriented applications designed to cultivate, organize, and disseminate data and technical information assets, announced that its S1000D Publishing Suite will be utilized by Dimension4 (D4) for the development and publishing of Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM) to support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Air Route Surveillance Radar Model 4 (ARSR-4). Inmedius will also provide S1000D project and data conversion consulting services to D4 for the FAA project.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.16.05)

"We are seeing this time and time again. In the face of growing demand, the FAA pinches pennies at the cost of air safety and simply refuses to hire an adequate number of inspectors. Such a shortage of inspectors is a serious threat to aviation safety and the FAA refuses to take it seriously." Source: Linda Goodrich, PASS regional vice president, after the FAA turned down a union request to hire 14 more inspectors for a region the inspectors say is way overburdened and way understaffed.

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5965  Issued:  07/15/2005 22:10  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  SOLDOTNA ALASKA. 

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Colorado TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5943  Issued:  07/15/2005 14:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CO  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  DURANGO COLORADO. 

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5961  Issued:  07/15/2005 20:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  UT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  NE DELTA UT. 

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