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March 29, 2004

AEA 2004 Promises Big News This Week

ANN Is Already On Scene and Ready To Report Some BIG News

ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, is already in Las Vegas, having set up ANN's new tradeshow display and checking into the latest rumors on the eve of the 2004 rendition of the 2004 AEA Convention and tradeshow. ANN will be support AEA's mission and the interests of aviators the world over with DAILY coverage, special editorial and (ta-da!), special AEA-specific Klyde Morris cartoons for each day of the event, so we can have a little more fun, to boot. As the official daily news service for the Aircraft Electronics Association confab, ANN has learned that there will be MAJOR announcements at AEA this year... particularly in terms of GA avionics. We have to keep our mouths shut until late Tuesday when the New Prod

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This Is Homeland Security?

"Heaven forbid, this should be an emergency. We have to come up with some better ways of... getting assistance to us with things like this." Those words were uttered in frustration January 15th by David Urban, who was an air traffic controller at Philadelphia International Airport when authorities say a drunken pilot blew through controlled airspace on a meandering, sometimes harrowing joyride.

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TFR: Tampa

NOTAM:  4/2537  Issued:  03/26/2004 19:26  Effective:  04/01/2004 17:00 - 04/04/2004 21:00  State:  FL  Facility:  ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  MACDILL AFB, FL. FDC 4/2537 ZMA FL.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS MACDILL AFB, FL. DUE TO AERIAL DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE U.S. NAVY BLUE ANGELS. EFFECTIVE: 0404011700 UTC UNTIL 0404012130 UTC (APRIL 1, 1200-1630 LOCAL); 0404022000 UTC UNTIL 0404022200 UTC (APRIL 2, 1500-1700 LOCAL); 0404032000 UTC UNTIL 0404032200 UTC (APRIL 3, 1500-1700 LOCAL); AND 0404041900 UTC UNTIL 0404042100 UT

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Ron Madler Awarded Boeing A.D. Welliver Faculty Fellowship

Embry-Riddle Professor To Join Boeing Satellite Systems

Ronald Madler, associate professor and chair of aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, has been selected for the Boeing Company's A.D. Welliver Faculty Summer Fellowship for 2004. Madler, who teaches at the university's Prescott, Ariz., campus, is one of only nine university professors nationwide who were honored with the prestigious award by Boeing. Madler will complete his six-week fellowship at Boeing Satellite Systems in Southern California.

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How Does A Pilot Buy A Car?

Pilots are picky. Whether it's about servicing their aircraft, choosing a particular route or checking the weather, pilots and aviation enthusiasts in general want to get right to the meat of the matter and don't suffer fools gladly. The last thing we seem to want is a hassle. That's why 767 pilot Mike Pearce has teamed up with Consumer Guide and Planet Auto to form Crew Car.

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AD: Lancair

AD NUMBER: 2004-06-09 MANUFACTURER: Lancair Company SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-06-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Lancair Company (Lancair) Models LC40-550FG and LC42-550FG airplanes. This AD requires you to repetitively inspect the fuel pressure transducer for evidence of chafing and measure the cross section diameter (as necessary). The AD also requires you to install a compliance kit at a time dependent the outcomes of the inspections and measurement. Installation of the kit is terminating action for the repetitive inspection requirements. This AD is the result of several reports of the fuel pressure transducer wearing

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