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October 26, 2004

Wisconsin TFR: 10/27/04

NOTAM:  4/1589  Issued:  10/26/2004 13:10  Effective:  10/27/2004 20:55 - 10/27/2004 21:45  State:  WI  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, OCTOBER 27-28 2004. 

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Florida TFR: 10/26/04

NOTAM:  4/1563  Issued:  10/25/2004 20:20  Effective:  10/26/2004 15:45 - 10/26/2004 19:20  State:  FL  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 26 2004. 

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Wisconsin/Iowa TFR: 10/26/04

NOTAM:  4/1584  Issued:  10/26/2004 02:40  Effective:  10/26/2004 15:00 - 10/26/2004 23:20  State:  WI  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  SPARTA, WISCONSIN TO DUBUQUE, IOWA, OCTOBER 26 2004 LOCAL. 

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Wisconsin/Iowa TFR: 10/26/04

NOTAM:  4/1585  Issued:  10/26/2004 03:00  Effective:  10/26/2004 15:00 - 10/26/2004 17:00  State:  WI  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  SPARTA, WISCONSIN TO DUBUQUE, IOWA, OCTOBER 26 2004 LOCAL. 

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Florida TFR: 10/26/04

NOTAM:  4/1564  Issued:  10/25/2004 20:20  Effective:  10/26/2004 19:50 - 10/26/2004 21:45  State:  FL  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 26 2004. 

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Ohio TFR: 10/27/04

NOTAM:  4/1569  Issued:  10/25/2004 20:50  Effective:  10/27/2004 19:00 - 10/27/2004 21:45  State:  OH  Facility:  ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH.  Type:  VIP  Description:  FINDLAY, OHIO, OCTOBER 27 2004 LOCAL. 

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Michigan TFR: 10/28/04

NOTAM:  4/1577  Issued:  10/25/2004 21:50  Effective:  10/28/2004 12:00 - 10/28/2004 15:10  State:  MI  Facility:  ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH.  Type:  VIP  Description:  SAGINAW, MICHIGAN, OCTOBER 28 2004 LOCAL. 

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Florida TFR: 10/26/04 - 10/27/04

NOTAM:  4/1565  Issued:  10/25/2004 20:20  Effective:  10/26/2004 22:15 - 10/27/2004 14:35  State:  FL  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  ORLANDO AND KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 26-27 2004. 

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Parachutist Lost In Bizarre Jump Accident

Circumstances Under Question

Investigators in Taylorsville (IL) are trying to figure out the sequence of events that led to Sunday's crash of a Cessna 206. One person -- a man whose parachute may have deployed prematurely -- was killed in the accident.

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AOPA Expo '04: Quarter-Millionth BE A PILOT Prospect Expected by 2005

At a news conference taking place at AOPA Expo 2004, Drew Steketee, President and CEO of BE A PILOT, announced that the BE A PILOT program expects to hit key milestones in 2005: its 250,000th registered pilot prospect in just seven years, and coverage in its 1000th consumer media outlet since 2001.

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Five Years Later, What Happened To Payne Stewart?

And Still, Virtually No Answers

It was a somber anniversary Monday for both the world of golf and the world of aviation. Five years ago, golfer Payne Stewart and five others were killed in a bizarre accident involving a Lear 35. Investigators believe that the aircraft lost cabin pressure shortly after taking off from Orlando (FL), headed to Dallas (TX). But what caused the loss of cabin pressure remains just as much a mystery as it was five years ago.

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AOPA Expo '04: Ryan Traffic Advisory System Available on '05 Lancair

The Lancair Company has selected the Ryan International 9900BX Traffic Advisory System (TAS) as a standard factory option on its Columbia models, which include the 350 and 400. The Ryan 9900BX TAS warns of a potential collision by calculating range, bearing, and altitude of intruder aircraft relative to the host aircraft.

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AOPA Expo '04: Seminar Snapshot -- Sport Pilot Light Sport Aircraft

Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft Program Overview

FAA Manager of the Light Sport Aviation Branch, Martin Weaver, provided a comprehensive and graphic explanation of the Sport Pilot and Light Sport Aircraft regulation that went into effect on September 1, 2004. He covered the implementation plan FAA has initiated to certificate airman and aircraft under the provisions of this new regulation.

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AOPA Expo '04: Seminar Snapshot -- Trying Your Wings Internationally

Every wonder what it would be like to fly over the Niagara Falls, down the Rhine River or over the West Coast of Malaysia? This seminar audience was treated to pictures and first hand descriptions of the practical side to flying in Canada, Malaysia and France.

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AOPA Expo '04: Security, Security, Security - Part Two

Q&A With TSA's David Stone

This is the second of a two-part story. Part One described the AOPA Expo's General Meeting for the second day of the three-day event. The topic is at the top of many pilot's nasty list: Security regulations that limit private aviation in the United States.

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AOPA Expo '04: Seminar Snapshot -- Sure About Your Compliance?

What pilot doesn't want to spend a few minutes reviewing regulatory areas in which FAA is most active in writing violations, which regulations are easy to overlook and which omissions are likely to bite only if FAA goes through your logs?

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AOPA Expo '04: Garmin Intro's GDL 69

Unveils Next-Generation Weather Data

Garmin has introduced the GDL 69, a new remote sensor that receives broadcast weather data from the XM WX Satellite Weather service of XM Satellite Radio and delivers the data to Garmin’s avionics systems.  The GDL 69 brings highly reliable, near real-time weather information to industry-leading products such as the G1000, MX20, GNS 530 and GNS 430.

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Branson Plans To Act As Global Flyer Reserve Pilot

One Catch: He Doesn't Have A Rating... Yet

Britain's Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin king, says he's pumped more than $1.8 million into his Global Flyer project -- and if worse comes to worse, he's the backup pilot. There's just one thing: Branson can't fly.

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AOPA Expo '04: International Flying Farmers Find Friendship In Long Beach

Who Is Tending the Farm Back Home?

By ANN Correspondent Rose Dorcey I have never had more fun talking to any group of pilots than I did with the members of the International Flying Farmers at AOPA Expo 2004. Within moments of making our introductions, I felt like I had known Jack and Elsie all my life. That might be due to the sweet story they told me, about how Jack's mother had been bitten by a pig on her right thigh. Several years later, Jack met Elsie, and as they shared stories from down on the farm, Elsie mentioned that a pig had once bitten her. On her right thigh. It was a match made in heaven.

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First Civilian Astronaut To Be Honored At NAA Awards Program

SpaceShipOne Pilot Mike Melvill Will Be Recognized At Fall Awards Banquet

Mike Melvill, the first civilian astronaut and pilot of SpaceShipOne, will be honored by the National Aeronautic Association at its Fall Awards Banquet November 8.

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AOPA Expo '04: Seminar Snapshot -- Eat Right, Fly Right!

Pancakes swimming in syrup, toast with margarine, and two cups of coffee with sugar or your favorite artificial sweetener. A breakfast of champion pilots? Or a menu destined to lower your performance levels, both in and out of the cockpit?

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AOPA Expo '04: Journalism Award Winners Honored

Cited For Fair, Insightful Coverage Of General Aviation

A newspaper from San Mateo (CA), a television crew from Seattle (WA), and a radio team from Salt Lake City (UT) have all been awarded the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's 2004 Max Karant Journalism Award.

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Astronauts Horowitz and Carey Retire

Space Shuttle Veterans Move On

Two veteran astronauts are retiring from NASA and moving on to new phases of their lives. Astronaut Scott J. "Doc" Horowitz, a retired US Air Force colonel, has left NASA for a position with private industry. Astronaut Duane G. "Digger" Carey has left the space agency to see the world from a new perspective.

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USATA Names New Board

Scenic Airlines' Chad Dixon Elected Chairman

 The United States Air Tour Association (USATA) has named Chad Dixon, president of Scenic Airlines, as chairman of the Board of Trustees. Scenic Airlines, a Las Vegas-based air tour company serving the Grand Canyon, was an original founding member of USATA. "This is an extremely challenging time for the commercial air tour industry and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as chairman of our association," said Dixon who assumed the presidency of Scenic Airlines in 2001. Scenic Airlines, established in 1967, is the largest fixed-wing air tour company offering air tours of the Grand Canyon.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.26.04)

"The 777 and 7E7 would not have been possible had that airplane (the 757) not been the pioneer. It did not change the shape of aviation. It did not make the world a lot different place. But it certainly changed our perspective of what you could do with an airplane." Source: Former Boeing CEO Phil Condit, as the company prepares to roll out the last 757 ever to be built.

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AD: Hartzell

AD NUMBER: 2004-21-01 MANUFACTURER: Hartzell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-21-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing AD for certain Hartzell Propeller Inc. (formerly Hartzell Propeller Products Division) Model HC-B5MP-3/M10282A+6 five bladed propellers.

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