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June 08, 2004

Alaska TFR: TFN

NOTAM:  4/5107  Issued:  06/08/2004 04:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  31 MILES NORTHWEST OF NENANA, ALASKA. 

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California TFR: 06/08/04 - 06/09/04

NOTAM:  4/5098  Issued:  06/07/2004 20:52  Effective:  06/08/2004 05:00 - 06/09/2004 17:00  State:  CA  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 7-9, 2004. 

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Nemesis NXT Debuts

Public Debut Coming At Oshkosh

It is often said that good things come to those who wait. Great things may take a little longer. The NemesisNXT was finally unveiled Friday at the Mojave Airport (CA). More than 200 guest attended the invitational event.

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EU Pilots: Accidents 'Six Times' More Likely Under Proposed Rules

British Pilots Warn Of Strike

Is it a labor tactic or a genuine concern over the amount of time European flight crews spend in the cockpit? If it's a true-blue safety issue, then British Airline Pilots Association General Secretary Jim McAuslin warns, "We will be writing to employers saying that airlines should brace themselves for cancelled flights as pilots will not adhere to the proposed limits if they feel they are at risk of fatigue and of jeopardizing passenger lives."

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Chicago's O'Hare To A340-600 Stretch: Buzz Off

Airport Officials Turn Aircraft Away, Saying There's No Room To Taxi

No, sir. They just can't do it. Officials at Chicago's O'Hare have been trying to find a way to accommodate Airbus's giant A340-600 stretch, given the airport's older taxiway system. The plane is too big or the taxiways or too small.

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Luscombe Owners Breathe Easy

The Endowment Has Renewed

The Luscombe Endowment along with Classic Aero Support (CAS), have renewed support for Luscombe and other vintage aircraft. Parts and expert technical support are now available to owners and aircraft restorers on-line, or by telephone.

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Two Flights Grounded, The World Looks For 747 Cracks

Damage In Paint Shop May Be To Blame

It started when Qantas mechanics found alarming cracks that grounded two of its Boeing 747s. That prompted a warning to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Australia, which has so far received reports of similar cracks in the fuselages of more than 40 aircraft worldwide.

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FAA Wants To Fine Atlantic Coast, United

$2.5 Million In Civil Penalties For FAR Violations

The FAA wants to assess civil penalties totaling $2.5 million against Atlantic Coast Airlines and United Airlines for allegedly violating Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). The FAA alleges both airlines failed to follow required maintenance actions on specific aircraft, and further operated those aircraft when they were not in compliance with regulations.

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A Familiar Threat

Alleged Al Qaeda Threat Against Airliners

Stop us if you've heard this one before: "All compounds, bases and means of transport, especially Western and American airlines, will be a direct target for our coming operations in the near future..."

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'Now Put Away Your Books And Take Out Your Cessnas...'

New Aviation High School Opens In Washington

Boy, this is the kind of thing that almost makes you wish you were a kid again. Come the fall, Washington's King County will open Aviation High School close to Boeing Field and SEA-TAC Airport. The name says it all.

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UAL Wants Out Of Bankruptcy In Fall

Says Exit Depends On ATSB Funds

United Airlines has asked a federal judge for more time -- three months more, to be specific -- so it can finalize and present its financial reorganization plan to stockholders.

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Boeing Predicts 200 7E7 Orders This Year

Expect Rollout In 2008

Boeing is bullish on the Dreamliner. Speaking with the news service Reuters during a trip to Israel, Commercial Aircraft Marketing Director Randy Tinseth said, "We could have as many as 200 orders in 2004. We are optimistic about the opportunities this year especially for the 7E7."

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New Mexico TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/5051 Issued: 06/06/2004 22:57 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: NM Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: RATON, NM.

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California TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/5032 Issued: 06/06/2004 05:01 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: GAVIOTA, CA.

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California TFR: 06/07/04 - 06/09/04

NOTAM: 4/5053 Issued: 06/07/2004 00:07 Effective: 06/07/2004 16:00 - 06/09/2004 16:00 State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: VIP Description: SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 7-9, 2004.

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Diamond Jubilee In The Sky

US Air Races Celebrate 75 Years

"Honor the Past. Invest in the Future" is the theme for the US Air Race, Inc. celebration of the sparkling 75th Diamond Anniversary of the 1929 National Air Races. The teams in the exciting cross country Marion Jayne Air Race and Cruise will fly from California to Cleveland. There will be a California 300-mile and a Cleveland 300- mile Air Race.

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Aero-News Net Quote Of The Day (06.08.04)

"The proposals originated in the European Parliament where we had the sorry spectacle of politicians trying to decide what hours should be flown and when. They came to a shoddy compromise which is unsafe, unsound, and impractical. The fact is that science has been shut out. The views of experts in the field were neither sought nor accepted when offered. There is a desire to have one European standard, and that is something that BALPA has been demanding for years, but what we are offered is a half baked set of proposals that will put passenger lives at risk. The public needs to be told." Source: British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) General Secretary Jim McAuslin, talking about a proposal before the EU Council of Transport Ministers at their meeting in Luxembo

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AOPA Hosts High-Ranking FAA Type

Nick Sabatini Spends Friday With Boyer And Company

FAA Associate Administrator for Regulation and Certification Nicholas Sabatini spent much of Friday at AOPA headquarters in Frederick (MD) getting an insider's look at general aviation.

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Enter The Firing Room

NASA Hopes To Excite Kids About Launches Again

Kennedy Space Center’s newest Web site seeks to encourage middle school students across the nation to develop an interest in science and math by viewing real working experts in these fields. The "Enter the Firing Room" online Web site provides interactive games and information linking these subjects to exciting careers with NASA.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Garmin GPSMap 196

For Sale: Garmin GPSMap 196

Complete with yoke mount, remote antenna, cigarette lighter adaptor, PC cable, manuals. Also available, a 64 MG programmed data card (territory of your choice) for use in automobile mode $200. Dick Jarvis (978) 372-7072 or dickjarvis@comcast.net  Used, will sell for $800.00 (or best offer)

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Aviation Learning, Launchspace Form Partnership

Aviation Learning Sells And Delivers, Launchspace Teaches

Aviation Learning has agreed to market, sell, and deliver Launchspace's world renowned courses and seminars, continuing their reputation of providing high-quality professional development and continuing education programs to the aerospace, space, and space technologies communities around the world. Developed for working aerospace and space professionals at all levels, these courses and seminars are presented by the foremost authorities in their respective fields including the work of Dr. Marshall Kaplan, CEO of Launchspace.

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