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September 12, 2004

Angel Flight Georgia Calls For Help!

Mike Radomsky, president of the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association, has forwarded to ANN an urgent plea for help from Angel Flight Georgia, through their spokeswoman, Bernadette Darnell.

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State Dept Issues Updated Worldwide Caution Bulletin

The US Department of State, through its Office of the Spokesman, has issued a Worldwide Caution bulletin on September 10.

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Egypt's Patriarch of Alexandria Killed In Chinook Crash

Egypt's Patriarch of Alexandria, Patriarch Petros, a top leader of the Greek Orthodox Church, was one of the passengers in a Chinook military helicopter that crashed in northern Greece.

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Salt Lake City Council Panel In For Surprise

Residents and city council members of Salt Lake City are up in arms over a proposed ordinance that would prohibit flights over the city below 2,000 feet AGL.

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Genesis Scientists Bouncing Back From Hard Landing

Scientists who conducted the preliminary assessment of the Genesis canister are encouraged by what they see. They believe it may be possible to achieve the most important portions of their science objectives.

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Cessna Releases Class A TAWS Service Bulletins For Legacy Citations

Cessna Aircraft Company has released Class A Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) Service Bulletins for a broad spectrum of the Citation fleet.

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Sport Aviation Expo Still On Track For October

Planning continues for the US Sport Aviation Expo, scheduled for the period October 28th through the 31st at Sebring Regional Airport in Sebring, Florida.

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Airline Pilot Hiring Summary for August 2004

More than 850 pilots received jobs within the airline industry in August, bringing the total of airline pilots hired so far this year to 6,672.

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Aero-News Quote of the Day (09.12.04)

"We are bouncing back from a hard landing, and spirits are picking up again." Source: Orlando Figureoa, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA HQ in Washington (DC), commenting on the latest news on the Genesis probe and the possible partial recovery of its science package.

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/9619  Issued:  09/11/2004 23:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CA  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  NORFOLK CA.

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Urgent AD (CASA): Piper PA-46 (Malibu) Series Aeroplanes

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received reports of protective covers installed over the percussion cap or a silicon tube installed over the end of the trigger mechanism pin, on the oxygen generator, rendering the emergency oxygen system inoperative.

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Urgent AD (CASA): Kawasaki BK 117 Series Helicopters

In response to incidents, the manufacturer recommended an immediate inspection for bulging on the upper and lower surfaces of the main rotor blades in the area of the outboard lead balance weight.

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Urgent AD (CASA): Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) 407 Series Helicopters

This Directive was issued in response to reports of the tail rotor drive and oil cooler lower bearing failures in Bell 407 helicopters.

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Cirrus Down In WI

A Cirrus SR22 has gone down in Northern Wisconsin, killing it's pilot and injuring the University of North Dakota flight instructor who was reportedly providing dual instruction. Local sources responding to ANN's inquiries, indicate that conditions were 'nice' VFR, and that the aircraft may have collided with terrain (trees) prior to a landing.

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