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July 05, 2004

When Getting There Is More Important Than Safety

Fired Southeast Airlines Pilot Sues Over Safety Issues

Flying overweight. Flying too many hours. Spotty record-keeping. Those are some of the allegations in two separate lawsuits against five-year old Southeast Airlines.

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Could It Be Them?

US Finds Wreckage And Remains In China

It was during some of the darkest days of the Korean War... an American C-47 flying for the CIA was ambushed by Chinese ground-to-air gunners while on a secret mission to pick up a Chinese spy. An American search team working in rural China has now turned up what could be remains of the flight crew, 52 years after their plane went down.

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Titan: Up Close And Personal

Cassini Provides New Views of Saturn's Largest Moon

The Cassini spacecraft has revealed surface details of Saturn's moon Titan and imaged a huge cloud of gas surrounding the planet-sized moon.

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ISS Gyroscope Up And Running

Tests Show Spacewalk Paid Off

A newly reactivated gyroscope on the International Space Station today was successfully brought on line for attitude control at 6:20 a.m. CDT. The Control Moment Gyroscope 2 was fully operational at 6,600 revolutions per minute Thursday afternoon after being powered back on as a result of this week’s spacewalk. Testing overnight proved its operation adequate for orientation control.

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Klyde Morris 07.05.04

Klyde Bemoans Space Funding

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The Best Summer School In The World

For Ann Arbor Students, It's Time To Fly

For most high school students, the last thing on their minds during summer is hitting the books. But for a group of teenagers in Ann Arbor (MI), summer is time to fly.

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Aero-Views: TSA In Turmoil

By ANN Correspondent Kevin O'Brien No one expects any government agency to be the model of efficiency. Sometimes a government agency can be effective -- one thinks of the military -- although usually it's still too wasteful to be efficient; it's just doing something that had to be done. "whatever it takes." But of all the government agencies, certainly the most incompetent, the most stumbling, the most corrupt is the 1970s disaster movie known as the Transportation Security Administration.

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AOPA: GA Aircraft Aren't 'Killing Machines'

Organization Responds To Senator's Off-The-Cuff Comments

AOPA quickly responded to a senator's mischaracterization of general aviation during a hearing last week. Senator John D. "Jay" Rockefeller (D-WV) called aircraft "killing machines," saying large corporate aircraft could inflict half the damage seen on September 11, 2001.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.05.04)

"The mechanic at Southeast over in St. Pete responded, 'Do not write it up in the maintenance log.... Do your (turnaround) in Orlando, pick up the people, fly them down to San Juan (and) the work will be conducted in San Juan. That way, you're keeping the integrity of the schedule.'" Source: Leroy Wunderlich, testifying at a labor trial involving allegations of unsafe practices against Southeast Airlines. Wunderlich says, when he refused to fly an aircraft from Orlando to San Juan because of a nosegear light, he was summarily forced to resign the next day.

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Colorado TFR: TFN

NOTAM:  4/6410  Issued:  07/04/2004 17:38  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CO  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  CEDAREDGE, CO.    FDC 4/6410 ZDV CO.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS CEDAREDGE, CO. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137(A)(2) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT WITHIN A 8 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 385738N/1075022W OR MONTROSE /MTJ/ VORTAC 354 DEGREE RADIAL AT 27 NAUTICAL MILES AT AND BELOW 12000 FEET MSL TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHT. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT TELEPHONE 970-249-1010 OR FREQ 126.475/CEDAREDGE IS IN CHARGE OF T

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: 2 Destiny PPCs!

For Sale: Destiny PPCs

2 Destiny single seat powered parachutes for sale. One has a Rotax 503 electric start and the other has a Rotax 447 pull start. The 503 is brand new never flown and the 447 has about 2 hours on it as a demonstrator. Both in excellent condition.  Exterior Quality: 10, Interior Quality: 10 New, will sell for $7,500.00 (or best offer)

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