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September 03, 2004

Reservists Fly Into Heart Of Hurricane Frances

As Hurricane Frances bears down on Florida and the coastal residents evacuate, Air Force reservists are flying directly into the storm that everyone else wants to avoid. Called "Hurricane Hunters," members of Air Force Reserve Command's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., have been flying into Hurricane Frances since Aug. 29.

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RIP: ALVA TEMPLE, Tuskegee Airman

Flew 120 Missions In WWII

Alva Temple, one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen died in his Columbus (MI) home Saturday. He was 86. The cause of death was not released.

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United To Install More Cockpit Security

Steel Bars "Take Security An Extra Step"

A step ahead of the FAA and the Department of Homeland Security, United Airlines Wednesday announced it will install additional cockpit protection features, beginning with its fleet of Boeing 757s.

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Hurricane Frances Throws Wrench In Holiday Travel Plans

Flights Disrupted

As Hurricane Frances continued its inexorable march across the Caribbean toward landfall somewhere on the east coast of Florida, airports faced closure and airlines faced cancellations just ahead of the busy Labor Day weekend.

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ET, Is That You?

Suspicious Signal Spotted In Space -- Three Times

For now, scientists connected with the Search For Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) call it an enigma. But they're certainly leaving open the possibility that the radio signal they're hearing from 1,000 light years away could be artificial -- a radio postcard from another species.

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New Yorker Sets New East-West Transcontinental Speed Record

Anywhere XM-Wx Provides Weather For Both Directions

Mark Stolzberg of Stony Brook, New York and Fred Coon of Victoria Texas share a love of flying. They corresponded in December 2002 on the "Grumman Gang" list-serve. Mark had purchased a Grumman AA5-B (Tiger) from a seller near Phoenix and needed some help getting it to his home base on Long Island, N.Y.

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Klyde Morris 09.03.04

Oh Man... Klyde's Got It ALL Figured Out

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CASA: Aviation Management Needs Closer Scrutiny

Says Accident Investigators And Safety Regulators Should Take A Hard Look

A closer examination of management and management systems in aviation organizations is a key to further improving air safety.

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SPACEHAB Awarded NASA Exploration Contract

Company Becomes Key Player in New Vision for Space Exploration

SPACEHAB says it's been awarded a six-month NASA study contract valued at approximately $1 million to support the agency's new exploration initiatives.

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Party Bus In The Sky

El Al Flight "Turned To Shambles"

Forget who let the dogs out... who put them on the plane? It seems a group of unruly kids turned Tuesday’s El Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv into what Israeli media describes as a "total shambles."

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On Scene Report: EAA Chapter 723'S Annual Airshow At Camarillo

Parachutists, Vintage Planes

This past Saturday and Sunday the EAA Chapter 723 held their 24th annual airshow at Camarillo (CA). With an impressive mixture of Warbirds, homebuilts and ultralights, it was an event attended by thousands.

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Navy Aviators Rescued After Mishap At Sea

During Routine Transfer

Three military service members were injured when a UH-3H Sea King carrying 10 passengers had a mishap while landing aboard USS Preble (DDG 88) in the North Arabian Sea during a routine passenger transfer/logistics run.  

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The More They're The Same, The Better They Work

Standardization of Avionics Technology Solves Compatibility, Cost Issues

The growing demand for advanced avionic test systems has challenged test vendors in the automatic test equipment (ATE) market. In a bid to align their legacy systems with upcoming technologies in the line replaceable units (LRU) space, most vendors are trying to develop newer test program sets (TPS) that are also compatible with older systems.

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A Little Stroll Amongst The Stars

ISS Spacewalk: Pump Panel to ATV Prep

International Space Station Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke will replace and install equipment during their fourth and final Expedition 9 spacewalk.

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Just Married: Curtiss-Wright Controls, Synergy Microsystems

Curtis Wright Completes $49 Million Acquisition

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. announced today that it has completed the stock purchase of Synergy Microsystems for $49 million in cash.  

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NATA Schedules New Round Of Town Hall Meetings

Meet With James Coyne

NATA announced that its president, James Coyne, will hold five Town Hall meetings during September.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.03.04)

"I have never seen anything like this. Kids... were totally out of control, behaving like hooligans. They were smoking on the flight, and drinking large quantities of alcohol. Some of them bought a bottle of whiskey from the duty free, and drank the entire bottle, arriving in Israel totally pickled." Source: Anonymous El Al cabin crew member aboard Tuesday's flight from New York to Tel Aviv. Two groups of young people sponsored by religious organizations apparently got way out of hand. Not only was there smoking and drinking on board the aircraft -- crew members say they caught some of the kids trying to initiate themselves into the Mile High Club.

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Wyoming TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/9235 Issued: 09/01/2004 00:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WY Facility: ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO. Type: HAZARDS Description: ALLADIN, WYOMING

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Wyoming TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/9240 Issued: 09/02/2004 00:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WY Facility: ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO. Type: HAZARDS Description: ALLADIN, WYOMING

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/9244 Issued: 09/02/2004 00:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: UT Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: HAZARDS Description: 25NE VERNAL, UT.

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/9218 Issued: 09/01/2004 00:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: UT Facility: ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO. Type: HAZARDS Description: NEAR EAST CARBON, UT.

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New Mexico TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/9242 Issued: 09/02/2004 00:00 Effective: 09/02/2004 14:00 - 09/02/2004 17:00 State: NM Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: YAH TA HEY, NM.

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Alabama TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/9237 Issued: 09/01/2004 00:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AL Facility: ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA. Type: SECURITY Description: ANNISTON, AL.

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Wisconsin TFR: 09/03/04

NOTAM:  4/9252  Issued:  09/02/2004 00:00  Effective:  09/03/2004 16:20 - 09/03/2004 20:05  State:  WI  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN 

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Iowa TFR: 09/03/04 - 09/04/04

NOTAM:  4/9277  Issued:  09/02/2004 00:00  Effective:  09/03/2004 19:35 - 09/04/2004 00:25  State:  IA  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA 

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AD: Hoffman

AD NUMBER: 2004-18-01 MANUFACTURER: Hoffmann GmBH & Co. KG SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-18-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hoffmann Propeller GmbH & Co KG(Hoffmann Propeller) models HO-V343 and HO-V343K propellers.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2004-18-03 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-18-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700 & 701), and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-17-05 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-17-05 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 777 series airplanes.

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