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July 26, 2004

Lots of "Bugs" at AirVenture

Bugs Of The Volkswagon Variety, That Is

As you're walking around AirVenture 2004, you're more than likely to hear this: "Red 3, Red 3, this is Green 1, come in." The colorful call signs are assigned to an equally colorful fleet of Volkswagen Beetles operated by EAA, a tradition that stretches back more than three decades. A rainbow of VW "Bugs" is the chief form of transportation for many EAA staff and volunteers.

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Oshkosh In Real Time

ANN Provides Daily Coverage of AirVenture

Monday was the first full day of ANN operations at AirVenture 2004 and you might have noticed something a little different. We're real-time.

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Making It To Mercury

Mission To Orbit Long-Neglected Planet

When was the last time you thought about Mercury? No, not the Ford. No, not the boat engine. Mercury -- the planet.

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PAMA Supports Sport Pilot

But...

The Federal Aviation Administration's long-awaited Final Rule authorizing Light Sport Aircraft and Sport Pilots on July 20, 2004 is a watershed document that recognizes and legitimizes a new simplified category of aircraft, pilot training, and system of maintenance. Noteworthy are the strengthened maintenance requirements that this rule incorporates over the original rule proposed some four years ago.

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Farewell To A Trusted Warhorse

Last Land-Based West Coast F-14 Retired

By Tyson V. Rininger Sitting alone, quietly on tarmac, Bloodhound 200 was about to take her final flight. Surrounded by software engineers, research and development workers, former Grumman employees and lots of Tomcat fans, the NF-14D's stood proud despite the patchwork paint. BuNo 163416 was the star of the show. Everyone wanted their picture taken with her.

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Four Dead In Pennsylvania Mishap

Pilot Was Performing Touch-And-Go's

A Piper PA-28 crashed in flames Sunday as its pilot was performing a series of touch-and-go's about 20 miles southwest of Philadelphia Sunday. All four people on board were killed.

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Washington TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/7437 Issued: 07/26/2004 11:54 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: HAZARDS Description: WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON. ICYCLE FIRE

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Washington TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/7428 Issued: 07/26/2004 01:51 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: HAZARDS Description: CLE ELUM, WA.

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/7419 Issued: 07/25/2004 22:31 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: HAZARDS Description: YREKA, CA.

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A Case Of Mistaken Identity

Texas Pilot Wrongly Dinged For Presidential TFR Bust

Del Hinton and his family were minding their own business, taxiing to park after a trip from Arlington Municipal Airport (TX) to Shreveport (LA) to visit the casinos Saturday. Imagine their surprise when, as they pushed their Cessna T210N (file photo of type, right) into its hangar, an airport worker said the Secret Service wanted to have a chat with them.

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Three Dead In Colorado Accident

Beech 58 Narrowly Misses Homes, Causes Evacuations

Three people, including a Fort Collins (CO) community leader, were killed Saturday when their Beech 58 went down in a residential neighborhood.

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Garvey Feels The Heat

9/11 Commission Report Blasts Former FAA Administrator

Since the commission investigating the 9/11 attacks released its report Friday, the FAA has taken a lot of the heat and no one there has been scorched more than former Administrator Jane Garvey.

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Sport Pilot: What Say REAL Ultralighters?

An Unscientific -- But Revealing -- Survey

By ANN Contributor John Ballantyne In the Notice of Proposed Rule Making for sport pilot, FAA reported that it was responding, in part, to a petition from an ultralight association for modest changes to the ultralight regulation, FAR Part 103. With the publication of sport pilot last week, [18 years later], it's readily apparent that ultralight rule FAR Part 103 will remain unchanged for now.

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Klyde Morris 07.26.04

Klyde Heads For Oshkosh... TFR by TFR!

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AAL 587 Update

Almost Done...

The National Transportation Safety Board has released the following update on its investigation of the November 12, 2001, crash of American Airlines flight 587, an Airbus A300-600, in Belle Harbor, New York, which resulted in the deaths of all 260 persons aboard and 5 persons on the ground.

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Eavesdropping on the 2003 Forums

You'll Be Amazed At What You Hear

By Aleta Vinas What did you miss last year at Oshkosh? How about listening to history and then a mere 11 months later seeing it happen? Last year, innovative aviation designer Burt Rutan spoke about his coveted SpaceShipOne, the leading project to be the first private re-usable manned craft able to successfully achieve sub-orbital flight.

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The Man Behind The Ant

Spring Loaded to the Ticked Off Position

For those of you who can't get enough of Klyde Morris, the most outspoken ant in aviation, ANN and Klyde creator, Wes Oleszewski, are please to present a jumbo fix of Klyde. It's a new book entitled, "Spring Loaded to the Ticked Off Position."

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Grounded Peruvian Airline Flies Again

Aero Continente Sold To Get Off US Blacklist

Peru's biggest airline is flying again, in spite of being blacklisted by the US government. The reason? Aero Continente has been sold.

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ANN Supporting Sponsors-Aerocomp, BRS, Brought This Special OSH Coverage To YOU

In addition to our Lead Sponsor V Aircraft Engines, and Major Sponsors Cirrus Design, ControlVision, Diamond Aircraft, Lancair Certified Aircraft, and Unison, please note that these folks gave us critical support so that we could write all these cool stories for you...

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Oshkosh by the Numbers

A Fascinating Collection Of Triva To Enjoy Along Your Way

By Aleta Vinas Ever wonder how many hot dogs are sold at Oshkosh EAA AirVenture? How many volunteers donate their time? Wonder no more, here are some little know facts about the air show, some are from 2002, some from 2003. A special thanks to Dick Knapinski of EAA for seeking out these facts.

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FAA Certified: CAP10C

Just In Time For Oshkosh

As Apex Aircraft sets up its display in Oshkosh, the company has something big to crow about. On July 2, the Small Aircraft Directorate of the FAA issued a letter to Apex Aircraft approving a major change to the CAP10B.

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Defying Gravity (Part One)

Jamail Larkins: A Name To Remember

By Aleta Vinas The name Jamail Larkins may not yet ring a bell but it will – soon and for a very long time to come. At the ripe old age of 20 Jamail already has 650 hours of flight time in thirty-six different aircraft. That’s more types than most of us get to fly in our entire lives as pilots.

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Pakistan Fields Bell Helicopters In War On Terror

Bell 412 EPs On Patrol

Pakistan is bringing some major US technology to bear in its own war against terrorists -- 26 brand-spanking new Bell 412EP helicopters.=

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Very Small Turbojets Provide Power To Very Large Models

And Very Small Manned Aircraft

By ANN Contributor Christopher Armstrong Bigger isn't necessarily better. Especially when you consider the world of tiny turbojets.

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8710 With a Twist

How Do Airshow Performers Get Their Tickets?

By Aleta Vinas Have you filled out your 8710-1 to get your 8710-7? Did you choose an ACE? Simply put, how do the airshow pilots receive their Aerobatic Statement of Competency (8710-7)? How did the folks that will be dazzling audiences at Oshkosh EAA AirVenture in a matter of days (and at other airshows around the country) get permission to throw themselves and their aircraft around the sky?

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.26.04)

"She was unaware of a great amount of hijacking threat information from her own intelligence unit, which, in turn, was not deeply involved in the agency's policy making process." Source: The 9/11 Commission's final report, indicating former FAA Administrator Jane Garvey was anything but in the loop about possible hijacking threats prior to the terror attacks on New York and Washington.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Luscombe 8A

For Sale: 1946 Luscombe 8A

New paint and interior and many new parts in 1999, beautiful aircraft, 80 SCMOH(1981), complete logs.  Exterior Quality: 9, Interior Quality: 9 Used, will sell for $18,000.00

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/7382 Issued: 07/24/2004 15:16 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: SUSANVILLE, CA.

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/7417 Issued: 07/25/2004 18:24 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: UT Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: CEDAR CITY, UT.

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California TFR: 7/27/04

NOTAM:  4/7339  Issued:  07/23/2004 13:39  Effective:  07/27/2004 18:20 - 07/27/2004 21:10  State:  CA  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, JULY 27, 2004.

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