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September 16, 2004

Minnesota TFR: 09/16/04

NOTAM:  4/9764  Issued:  09/15/2004 20:40  Effective:  09/16/2004 16:00 - 09/16/2004 19:15  State:  MN  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  BLAIN, MINNESOTA, SEPTEMBER 16 2004 LOCAL. 

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Minnesota TFR: 09/16/04

NOTAM:  4/9768  Issued:  09/15/2004 21:40  Effective:  09/16/2004 20:15 - 09/16/2004 22:55  State:  MN  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA, SEPTEMBER 16 2004 LOCAL. 

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Nevada TFR: 09/16/04 - 09/19/04

NOTAM:  4/9803  Issued:  09/16/2004 16:00  Effective:  09/16/2004 13:00 - 09/19/2004 23:59  State:  NV  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  RENO, NEVADA RENO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES 

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Nevada TFR: 09/16/04 - 09/17/04

NOTAM:  4/9773  Issued:  09/16/2004 00:00  Effective:  09/16/2004 21:05 - 09/17/2004 15:25  State:  NV  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS RENO, NEVADA, SEPTEMBER 16-17 2004 LOCAL. 

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Oregon TFR: 09/17/04

NOTAM:  4/9756  Issued:  09/15/2004 19:40  Effective:  09/17/2004 16:05 - 09/17/2004 19:50  State:  OR  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  PORTLAND, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 17 2004 LOCAL. 

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Minnesota TFR: 09/16/04

NOTAM:  4/9766  Issued:  09/15/2004 21:10  Effective:  09/16/2004 19:00 - 09/16/2004 20:15  State:  MN  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  RED WING, MINNESOTA, SEPTEMBER 16 2004 LOCAL. 

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Oregon TFR: 09/17/04

NOTAM:  4/9757  Issued:  09/15/2004 19:50  Effective:  09/17/2004 19:55 - 09/17/2004 21:45  State:  OR  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  EUGENE, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 17 2004 LOCAL. 

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Buzz Aldrin Returns To Familiar Territory: Lunar Gravity

ANN Shares Some Lunar Gravity Moments With Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Just a few days into the inaugural tour of Zero-G Corporation's Boeing 727 weightless inducing wonderplane, an old friend to reduced gravity came on board to sample it for himself... yet again.

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Weiner Bill Roasted

Sponsor Says He'll Drop HR 5035

EAA, AOPA and other aviation organizations saw their Congressional education efforts pay off today, as Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) said he will not introduce a bill that would have devastated general aviation activities.

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Ivan Forces VAEAA To Cancel 2004 Fly-In

Organizers Expected to Plan for 2005 Event 

Continuing rain at the Dinwiddie County Airport (PTB) and a forecast dominated by the approaching Hurricane Ivan has prompted of the Virginia Council of EAA Chapters to cancel the 2004 Virginia State EAA Fly-In (VAEAA) this weekend (September 18-19) at Dinwiddie County Airport (PTB). This is the second year in a row a hurricane adversely affected the event. Last year, Hurricane Isabel severely curtailed VAEAA’s planned activities and, having learned some hard lessons, fly-in officials decided to pull the plug rather than try to run a potentially unsafe, substandard event. 

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Controllers: Chaos, Near-Misses During NORDO Incident

"We Couldn't Do Anything"

Pandemonium reigned in towers, dispatch offices and ATC centers throughout the West Tuesday when a computer goof caused radar and radio failure at the Los Angeles ARTCC. Controllers said they immediately tried to bring the back-up system online -- but it, too, failed.

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Turning Up The Heat In The Subsidy Wars

EU: You Stop Propping Up Yours, We'll Stop Propping Up Ours

Sure, says the European Union, we'll cut subsidies to Airbus -- just as soon as the US cuts its subsidies to Boeing. That's pretty much the EU position going into trade talks with the US on Thursday.

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Airbus And Boeing Pitch USAF On Tankers

Airbus Lobbies Hard At Washington Expo

Airbus really, really wants to build the next generation of US aerial refueling tankers. It's a deal that Boeing thought was done until questions about the Chicago-based company's ethics, numbers and the structure of a lease-purchase arrangement drew a hailstorm of criticism and a rethinking of the whole project at the Pentagon.  

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They Did It!

Saturn Lightship Crew Breaks Blimp Endurance Record

The Saturn Relay Lightship established a new world class flight duration record for Class B non rigid helium airships with volumes from 3000 cubic meters to more than 100,000 cubic meters when it flew for 24 hours, 40 minutes, and 55 seconds, landing at 11:10:40 pm tonight at the Long Beach Airport. The previous record of 14 hours and 9 minutes was established in 1998 in White Plains (NY).

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RIP: Express Aircraft Company

No Engines, No Company; Davis And Moon Fold

After a year of trying, Roy Davis and Nancy Moon say they have nothing more to give. The company they purchased almost a year ago is going under.

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RARA Qualifying Underway

Qualifiers And Heat Races

It's the biggest week in US air racing, as more than 120 aircraft and crews converge on Reno.

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Another Success For Da Vinci

Balloon-Launch From 40,000 Feet

The Golden Palace.com/da Vinci Project conducted a successful test balloon launch to 40,000 ft in Colorado on September 12. The scaled balloon with payload rose to its peak designed altitude to test the stresses on the balloon, both at launch point and float altitude. Convective temperatures are at their lowest at around 40,000 ft.

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Boeing: Future Of Freight Is Fantastic

World Air Cargo Forecast Predicts Robust 20-Year Growth

Boeing says world air cargo growth should expand at an average annual rate of 6.2 percent during the next two decades, with overall traffic tripling from current levels.

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STAR Conference To Focus On Software, Technology

Talking Aviation Maintenance

Aviation Maintenance magazine announces the launch of a new conference focused on software and technology for aircraft maintenance service organizations. The inaugural STAR (Software Technology And Resource) Symposium will be held November 7-9 at the Pointe South Mountain Resort in Phoenix (AZ).

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Future Air Fleet: Lean And Mean

USAF Chief Of Staff Outlines Plans For Fewer USAF Combat Aircraft

The Air Force will have fewer fighters and strike aircraft, but the lethality of those that remain will increase, the service’s top general said Sept. 13 at the 2004 Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition.

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General Atomics Gets Alison Award

Air Force Association's Highest Honor For Industry Leadership

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, which makes unmanned aircraft systems has received the John R. Alison Award, the highest honor given for Industrial Leadership from the Air Force Association. The award was presented to the president and chief executive officer, Thomas J. Cassidy, Jr., during the Association’s annual Air Force Anniversary Dinner on 14 September in Washington (DC).

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CAP: Ducking And Covering

Moving To Richmond Ahead Of Ivan

Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters, located at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery (AL), was getting ready Wednesday to move its operations center to Richmond (VA) if necessary. The Montgomery area was bracing for damage or power outages as Hurricane Ivan moves into Alabama Wednesday night and Thursday.  

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2004 National Air Races Make Headlines

Race Marks 75th Diamond Jubilee of the 1929 National Air Races

General Aviation made TV, radio and newspaper headlines across the country for all the right reasons as pilots demonstrated their skills in 3 cross country speed races that marked the 75th Anniversary of the National Air Races.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.16.04)

"This reversal by TCM has put EAC in an impossible situation. The loss of cash flow from the FADEC engines means we cannot meet our obligations to our employees, landlords or our vendors. The lack of a FADEC equipped show plane this summer has resulted in very weak sales, so business going forward is not something we can bank on. "Nancy and I have invested heavily in EAC, putting significant personal funds into the company right up until a few weeks ago. We believed we were going forward. With this development we now realize that we have no choice but to dissolve EAC as of this date and notice." Source: Roy Davis, head of Express Aircraft, in a letter to friends and customers announcing the company had closed its doors. Express had a deal with TCM for FADEC

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Alabama TFR: 09/13/04 - 10/09/2004

NOTAM: 4/9644 Issued: 09/13/2004 12:00 Effective: 09/13/2004 11:45 - 10/09/2004 21:00 State: AL Facility: ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA. Type: HAZARDS Description: ANNISTON, ALABAMA

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New York TFR: 09/14/04 - 09/28/04

NOTAM: 4/9595 Issued: 09/10/2004 17:10 Effective: 09/14/2004 12:00 - 09/28/2004 21:00 State: NY Facility: ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY. Type: VIP Description: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/9637 Issued: 09/13/2004 05:40 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: BUCK MEADOWS CA.

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/9642 Issued: 09/13/2004 07:30 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: MARIPOSA CA.

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