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April 26, 2004

California TFR: TFN

NOTAM:  4/3610  Issued:  04/26/2004 07:03  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CA  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ANZA, CA.

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Short-Notice TFR Results In Yet Another TFR 'Violation'

News reports indicate that a recent Florida TFR, issued barely 24 hours before the effective period of restriction, has been 'violated' by a small aircraft. An unspecified single engine aircraft, occupied by two people was "forced to land" Friday night. Secret Service agents interviewd the occupants of the aircraft at Opa Locka Airport, a GA reliever field just North of Miami.

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Diamond’s DA40-180-FP: It’s ALL In The Details (Part 3)

The Kinder, Simpler, MORE Affordable Diamond Four Seater (Part Three)

When last we left ANN's Jim Campbell and the poor guy from Diamond Aircraft who got conned into riding along with him (now undergoing intensive therapy that shows great promise), they were all lined at the end of Winter Haven, FL's Runway 11, ready to commit the unpardonable 'sin' of aviation. And 'sin,' they did…

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Gone West: Jerry Rooks

Aviation is populated by no small number of "personalities" -- interesting and unique people who bring their gifts to a community they love and share of themselves in a most unreserved fashion. One of those unique personalities was a guy by the name of Jerry Rooks... a Florida native who circulated a simple email newsletter about Florida aviation events and happenings, and was heavily involved in the Southern Aviation scene...

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HAI Seeks $10.9 Million Gulf Appropriation

HAI President, Roy Resavage has contacted 65 Members of Congress including the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and Aviation Subcommittees, Senate Commerce Committee, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittees of both chambers. Resavage’s letter seeks a $10.9 million direct appropriation for fiscal year 2005 for the FAA to field weather, communications, and surveillance equipment in the Gulf of Mexico to support low-level helicopter operations.

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Looking Back At Lakeland: Is This Fly-In In Its Death Throes?

This Year's Fly-In Improved In Some Ways, But Attendance Was Mostly Miserable

The EAA Warbirds Association makes arrangements every year to have all their members who are coming to SNF to stay at the same hotel in Winter Haven, home of Cypress Gardens. At one time Cypress Gardens was -the- attraction to see in Florida. On the day SNF 2004 closed, a developer who had bought the property with local and state government assistance was presenting his plans to try to revive the park with a $35 million investment over the next 18 months. Winter Haven is but a few miles and a buck-fifty in ever-present Florida tolls from Lakeland.

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CarterCopter Advances Towards Mu>1.0 (Part 2)

An Update On The Amazing CarterCopter Program

How're They Doing After the rebuild and four months into the flight program, the CarterCopter has reached a speed of 142 mph and a Mu of .62. This is not close to the previous best (Mu = 0.87, speet 173 kt, Altitude 10,000) but the test program is going slowly. The machine has achieved a rate of climb of 750 fpm at 4,000 lb (as a standard for comparison, most gyroplanes weigh a few hundred pounds, with only such heavyweights as the RAF 2000 and AAI Sparrowhawk breaking 1,000). This rate of climb figure was with the gear down.

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EAA Airventure Museum To Open New 'Kidventure Gallery' On May 15

A totally interactive flight experience for young people, unlike any other in Wisconsin or the Midwest, will open to the public on May 15, as the EAA AirVenture Museum unveils its new "KidVenture Gallery" at its facility in Oshkosh.

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AVEMCO Announces Course Addition To Safety Rewards Program

AVEMCO recently announced acceptance of the new King Schools Practical Risk Management for Weather course as an approved training course in AVEMCO's Safety Rewards Program. The course will be available for purchase in early May. In the summer of 2003, AVEMCO launched the Safety Rewards Program initiative to take an active role in reducing the frequency and severity of accidents in the General Aviation community.

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Klyde Morris 04.26.04

Klyde Takes On The All-Knowing Media....

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The Sights of Lakeland 2004: Express Update

Can a kit aircraft builder come back from the brink of oblivion?

In July 2003, Express Aircraft LLC had to answer the question after the disastrous loss of co-founder, owner and President Larry Olson in an accident. It was the worst kind of accident for a kit airplane company: the key man was killed, an important prototype was destroyed, and it all happened in the days before the sport's most visible trade show, EAA Airventure at Oshkosh. Yet, at this Spring's S-n-F, Express had a large presence with two aircraft in the booth, new owners, key personnel on hand, and looking for all intents like a seamless continuation of he old company - because it was.

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The Sights of Lakeland 2004: Use Every Minute…

On my last run around the S-n-F grounds, using my last minutes of the show to say goodbye for now to friends and glean any last-minute information, I got an object lesson in using every minute. At the very end of the airshow, on the last full day, the New Kolb Aircraft Company sold their patriotic-themed Firestar demo plane. They were happy, they got a good price, and a new customer. The customer also got a good buy, in my humble opinion.

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Volando el Sur -- Flying the South

Omar Contreras is one of those guys you just like the instant you see him. Full of fun, energy and humour, Omar could put a grin on the face of the crotchety old guy - you know, the one that had that all the kids in the neighbourhood terrified. Omar was last seen flying a trike on the Blue Expedition which took him around the Caribbean and to a number of US states in 2002. (See www.bluexpedition.com for information in Spanish or English). So when he showed up at Sun-n-Fun this year, he had to be up to something interesting - and you had to ask him what it was pretty quickly before he bounced off in a new direction.

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Dynon Avionics Announces New Engine Monitor Product

Uses Same Form Factor As EFIS And Can Back It Up If EFIS Fails

Avionics manufacturer Dynon Avionics has announced a new product at S-n-F 2004, an engine monitor that uses the same form factor and display as their EFIS product.

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XC-99 Begins Piece-By-Piece Trip To Air Force Museum

Several parts of a historic XC-99 aircraft located at the Kelly Annex to Lackland AFB were hauled to the Air Force Museum near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, recently. A C-5 Galaxy from the 433rd Airlift Wing here hauled the initial load of the three-phase dismantling project. Disassembling began Jan. 20 by a company with a history of disassembling and reassembling large aircraft.

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The Sights of Lakeland 2004: Juxtaposition - Homebuilt Style

Homebuilt Camping is always great fun to visit; you are guaranteed to meet interesting people and see, and hear about, their interesting planes. While like types (in both senses of the word) often cluster together, it's also possible to find some interesting juxtapositions. I thought that this was one of those.

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Sailors Save Life In Midair

The month of April begins with mischief, innocent white lies and laughter; however, when two service members stationed aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, returned home aboard Korean Airlines Flight 7865, no comedy was involved. Roughly three hours into their eight-hour return trip to Hawaii, a 57-year-old man began to show signs of uneasy breathing. After the man notified a flight attendant of his difficulty breathing, she responded by administering him with oxygen.

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MN TFR: 04/26

NOTAM: 4/3573 Issued: 04/23/2004 20:30 Effective: 04/26/2004 13:30 - 04/26/2004 18:40 State: Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: VIP Description: MINNEAPOLIS, MN. APRIL 26, 2004.

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MO TFR: 04/26

NOTAM: 4/3567 Issued: 04/23/2004 19:11 Effective: 04/26/2004 15:05 - 04/26/2004 18:30 State: MO Facility: ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO. Type: VIP Description: FULTON, MISSOURI APRIL 26, 2004.

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The Sights of Lakeland 2004: Homebuilder Humor

The homebuilding community has a sense of humor, clearly including these two kids - and the builder of this colorful RANS homebuilt, whose work these kids are admiring. A close-up shows what the kids are admiring. They must be Warner Brothers fans. Actually lots of somebodies are WB toon fans. But… what's that naughty Tweety Bird up to? I tought I taw…

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Aero-Views: Our Inability to Implement Simple Consistency Will Be Our Demise

Why is the TSA unable to get employees to enforce simple rules consistently?

On my way back home after S-N-F 2004 ended, I experienced a situation at Orlando International Airport that made me realize, with utter clarity, why it is that terrorists will once again find a way to attack us deep inside our borders. It is not a question of "if," but rather a question of "when." When it happens, we will only have ourselves to blame for it.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: H35 Bonanza

For Sale: Beech Bonanza 35

1957 Model H35, Feb annual, 675 SMOH, 4595 TT, well maintained and sheltered, all logs, one-piece windshield, alternator, Cleveland wheels and brakes, autopilot, based at San Marcos, Texas, Bob (830) 905-3030 Exterior Quality: 6, Interior Quality: 9 Used, will sell for $59,950.00

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