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September 09, 2004

Pennsylvania TFR: 09/09/04

NOTAM:  4/9550  Issued:  09/09/2004 17:20  Effective:  09/09/2004 20:05 - 09/09/2004 22:45  State:  PA  Facility:  ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH.  Type:  VIP  Description:  JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, SEPTEMBER 9 2004 LOCAL. 

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Massachusetts TFR: 09/16/04 - 09/19/04

NOTAM:  4/9547  Issued:  09/09/2004 15:50  Effective:  09/16/2004 15:30 - 09/19/2004 20:30  State:  MA  Facility:  ZBW - BOSTON (ARTCC),MA.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  NANTUCKET MEMORIAL AIRPORT MA. 

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Texas TFR: 09/17/04 - 09/19/04

NOTAM:  4/9548  Issued:  09/09/2004 16:20  Effective:  09/17/2004 17:30 - 09/19/2004 22:40  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  FORT WORTH ALLIANCE AIRPORT, FORT WORTH TX.

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Fort Pierce Airport Takes a Beating

St. Lucie County International (KFPR) Loses Hangars, Planes, to Hurricane Frances

When will it end for Florida? Maybe with [Hurricane] Ivan, which is likely to pass to the west of the Florida Peninsula proper, at this writing -- not that that is good news for the other Gulf-coast states, as Ivan is expected to pick up energy from the warm Gulf after visiting western Cuba and turning generally north. And not, really, that there are any guarantees in the computer models the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration relies on to plot the advance of tropical storms; they speak the crafty scientific language of probabilities, not the comforting certainties we like to hear. In the meantime, the process of recovery from Charley was interrupted so that dealing with Fr

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Aviation Legend Bob Hoover Co-Signs 'Hoover's Maneuver'

New Limited Edition Print By Sam Lyons

The newest print by aviation artist Sam Lyons [one of our favorites--E.I.C.] pays tribute to Bob Hoover, one of the greatest military and civilian pilots of all times. In "Hoover's Maneuver" the living legend is performing a crowd-pleasing routine in his famous Shrike Commander.

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The Hammer Falls: Delta To Cut Up To 7,000 Jobs

Move Should Save $5 Billion By 2006

Delta Airlines CEO Gerald Grinstein tipped his hand Wednesday, announcing the company will lay off as many as 7,000 workers in hopes of saving $5 billion within the next two years.

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Delta Decision: DFW Reacts To Hub Loss

Airport Predicts Short-Term Challenges, Long-Term Growth

DFW International Airport says it will continue to work closely with Delta Air Lines in its restructuring efforts here while foreseeing long-term growth for the Airport in the years ahead. The Airport has had communications with Delta officials on the possibility of restructuring. Wednesday, Delta announced it is reducing its daily flights at DFW from 256 to 21, with the remaining flights servicing Delta's other hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati and Salt Lake City.

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Avemco Ready for Sport Pilots

Avemco Insurance Company, the only direct writer of aviation insurance in the US, has announced that it is now able to insure Sport Pilots flying in Standard Certificated and Experimental Amateur Built Aircraft that meet the definition of Light Sport Aircraft.

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Union Says No To US Airways Offer

Refuses To Send It To Rank And File Vote

US Airways' union pilots just said "NO" Wednesday to the airline's latest request for pay concessions, with leadership refusing to allow the issue to go to a rank-and-file vote. The plan would have cut pilot pay by another 21-percent and would have cut US Airways' contributions to the pilot pension plan by half.

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EAA Cites Progress In Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Program

FAA Meeting Opens This Week To Review And Advance Sport-Pilot Infrastructure

The sport pilot/light-sport aircraft final rule has been effective for less than a week, but the Experimental Aircraft Association is already helping create the infrastructure necessary to ensure sport pilot's success, as EAA representatives and other light-sport aircraft industry leaders meet here this week with top officials of the Federal Aviation Administration's newly created Light-Sport Aviation Branch.

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99's Sponsor Fly For Breast Cancer Cure

Pilots Accepting Pledges

The Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots, is sponsoring a worldwide "Fly for Breast Cancer Cure" during September and October, 2004.

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Superior Air Parts Launches New Web Site

Superior Air Parts, Inc., has taken its new corporate web site live at www.superiorairparts.com. "We did a lot of analysis of how visitors and customers used our previous web site and created the new site to better meet their needs," explained Tim Archer, Superior's Senior Vice President.

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The Envelope, Please...

2004 DOD Maintenance Award Winners Announced

The Department of Defense Wednesday announced the winners of the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award for 2004.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.09.04)

"As we are today we cannot compete effectively and succeed long-term in the marketplace." Source: Delta Airlines CEO Gerald Grinstein, speaking to employees in a webcast on Wednesday. Grinstein said he'll cut up to 7,000 jobs, dismantle the company's hub in Dallas and increase Song's air fleet by a third in hopes of staving off bankruptcy.

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Civil Air Patrol On The Job With Hurricane Frances

Moving Planes, Helping At The EOC

The Civil Air Patrol mobilized its aircraft and personnel to prepare for Hurricane Frances over the weekend, moving aircraft equipped with satellite-transmitted digital imaging systems (SDIS) to "safe haven" locations as close as possible to the hurricane’s expected path. CAP members will use the SDIS systems to capture and transmit aerial photos of affected sites.  

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Wisconsin TFR: 09/10/04

NOTAM: 4/9519 Issued: 09/08/2004 20:40 Effective: 09/10/2004 14:00 - 09/10/2004 22:35 State: WI Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: VIP Description: GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN BUS TRIP TO MILWAUKEE, SEPTEMBER 10 2004.  

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Pennsylvania TFR: 09/09/04

NOTAM: 4/9525 Issued: 09/08/2004 21:50 Effective: 09/09/2004 15:40 - 09/09/2004 20:10 State: PA Facility: ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY. Type: VIP Description: WILLOW GROVE, PENNSYLVANIA, SEPTEMBER 9 2004 LOCAL.

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Wisconsin TFR: 09/10/04

NOTAM: 4/9520 Issued: 09/08/2004 20:50 Effective: 09/10/2004 14:00 - 09/10/2004 22:35 State: WI Facility: ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL. Type: VIP Description: GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN BUS TRIP TO MILWAUKEE, SEPTEMBER 10 2004.

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/9526 Issued: 09/08/2004 23:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: FRESNO CA.

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Wisconsin TFR: 09/09/04 - 09/10/04

NOTAM: 4/9521 Issued: 09/08/2004 21:10 Effective: 09/09/2004 21:40 - 09/10/2004 14:40 State: WI Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: VIP Description: GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN, SEPTEMBER 9-10 2004.

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West Virginia, Ohio TFR: 09/10/04

NOTAM: 4/9518 Issued: 09/08/2004 20:30 Effective: 09/10/2004 13:55 - 09/10/2004 22:35 State: OH Facility: ZID - INDIANAPOLIS (ARTCC),IN. Type: VIP Description: HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, TO PORTSMOUTH, TO CHILLICOTHE AND TO COLUMBUS, OHIO, SEPTEMBER 10 2004 LOCAL.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2004-18-07 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-18-07 SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ series airplanes, that currently requires identifying the part numbers of discharge valves and cabin pressure controllers, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary.  

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2004-18-11 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-18-11 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-14, DC-9-15, and DC-9-15F airplanes; and Model DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 series airplanes. This amendment requires, among other actions, performing repetitive inspections for cracking of the counterbore of the two lower mounting holes and the lower forward edge of the outboard idler hinge fitting of the left and right wing flap at station Xw=333.148, and replacing the flap idler hinge fitting with a new or serviceable part.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-18-06 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-18-06 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes, that requires repetitive inspections to find fatigue cracking of certain upper and lower skin panels of the fuselage, and follow-on and corrective actions, if necessary.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2004-18-10 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-18-10 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 airplanes, that requires inspection of the fitting assemblies located on the vent and scavenge lines routed immediately below the fuel tank access covers on both wings for proper installation, and corrective actions if necessary.  

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-18-08 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-18-08 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 727, 727C, 727-100, -100C, and -200 series airplanes. This amendment requires an inspection of the forward trunnion attach fittings of the main landing gear (MLG), inspections of the attach fitting holes of the forward trunnion attach fittings if necessary, replacement of the forward trunnion attach fittings if necessary, and corrective actions if necessary.

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Genesis: Splat!

NASA's Solar Probe Crashes In Desert

NASA's Genesis probe, which orbited the sun collecting solar particles for more than three years, crashed unceremoniously in the Utah desert Wednesday, after its parachute failed to deploy.

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