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January 10, 2004

WA (Bremerton) TFR: TFN

Security TFR Update NOTAM: 4/0220 Issued: 01/09/2004 16:28 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: SECURITY Description: BREMERTON, WA.

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WA (Bangor) TFR: TFN

Security TFR Update NOTAM: 4/0221 Issued: 01/09/2004 16:31 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: SECURITY Description: BANGOR, WA.

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WA (Everett) TFR: TFN

Security TFR Update NOTAM: 4/0222 Issued: 01/09/2004 16:33 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: SECURITY Description: EVERETT, WA.

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WA (Port Townsend) TFR: TFN

Security TFR Update NOTAM: 4/0227 Issued: 01/09/2004 16:35 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: SECURITY Description: PORT TOWNSEND, WA.

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UT TFR: TFN

Security TFR Update NOTAM: 4/0198 Issued: 01/09/2004 11:30 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: UT Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: SECURITY Description: DESERET CHEMICAL DEPOT, UT.

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HI TFR: TFN

Security TFR Update NOTAM: 4/0200 Issued: 01/09/2004 11:33 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: HI Facility: ZHN - HONOLULU (ARTCC),HI. Type: SECURITY Description: HONOLULU, HI.

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BRS Saves Life #159

It's not a bad day at all when you can save a life. Friday, Ballistic Recovery Systems got word that its life-saving emergency parachute system had done just that. It was the company's 159th saving of a life through the use of one its ballistically-deployed emergency parachutes. The fortunate pilot was Mike Daeges of Prineville (OR).

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Whatever It Was, It Appears To Be Over

The possibility that terrorists will attack the US has now diminished to the point where the Department of Homeland Security has lowered the terror threat assessment level a notch -- down from Orange to Yellow. Ironically, the move came on the very day when two commercial passenger aircraft were targeted by bomb threats.

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Spirit Sniffs Out Possible Signs Of Water On Mars

Hey, Houston. Guess what? There may be water in them thar hills. Just as NASA's scientists recover from this week's exciting Mars landing, some new information is causing a renewed buzz within the space agency. It seems NASA's Spirit spacecraft has detected carbonate particles, which may indicate water once flowed on the barren, red planet some time ago. The instrument that made the discovery is an infrared camera designed to sense the composition of material from afar by measuring heat emissions.

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'This Was Gonna Be A Great Year For Us…and This Happens'

"Trojan Phlyers" Grounded By Hicks Crash An out-of-control Piper Apache went down at Hicks Field, Friday... with two historic casualties... though all the HUMANS survived. You'll have the official FAA details of the crash of the Piper Apache at Hicks Airport in Fort Worth on Friday afternoon, shortly, but the aircraft-realted cost of the accident will be huge. The Trojan Phlyers T-28 demonstration team lost two of their three aircraft over the course of a few seconds, when an engine-out Apache took them out on the way to a pretty hefty impact (which the occupants, surprisingly, survived). One Trojan lost the vertical stabilizer, the other lost the entire tail, from just aft of the wing. “Initial damage estimates show one aircraft with moderate da

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Sounds Good, What's It Cost?

The White House is running up the flagpole not only a manned trip to Mars in the next ten years, but the establishment of a permanent colony on the moon. One thing that could very well shoot big holes in the bright banner of space exploration as set forth by the president: Money.

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Nude Man Shows Up At Airport Checkpoint

Jeez, what does it take to get through airport security these days? First, they want you to take off your shoes. Then they want you to take off your belt. But when Kent Hoffman showed up at the security checkpoint leading to Louis Armstrong International Airport's passenger concourses Tuesday wearing nothing but a smile, he might have gone just a little too far. The 34-year old man from Springfield (MO) was naked as a jaybird when he arrived at the Concourse C checkpoint, just before 5:00 am Tuesday morning.

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Labor Trouble Coming For Mesaba Airlines?

Mesaba has published the following statment in anticipation of possible labor issues that could be taking place as you read this. "We are continuing our negotiations with our pilots' union and remain committed to the goals of reaching agreement on a new contract and continuing operations. In order to focus our full attention on negotiations and our operations, we will have no further comment on the status of discussions or related matters. "As a precaution, we have advised Northwest Airlines that we have pre-cancelled a small number of flights scheduled to operate this evening. Passengers holding tickets on Mesaba flights (Northwest Airlink flight numbers 2700-3699) scheduled to depart after 4 p.m. CST (5 p.m. EST) should call Northwest Airlines at 1-800-225-2525 to check th

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.10.04)

"We are still concerned about continued threats, but the threat conditions that we've been following have diminished." Source: Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, announcing the nation's terror threat assessment level has been downgraded from "Orange" to "Yellow." His announcement came on the same day that two commercial passenger aircraft were affected by bomb threats.

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