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August 09, 2005

Alabama TFR: 08.11.05 - 08.31.05

NOTAM:  5/6873  Issued:  08/09/2005 21:30  Effective:  08/11/2005 12:45 - 08/31/2005 21:00  State:  AL  Facility:  ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT AL. 

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Montana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6871  Issued:  08/09/2005 21:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  13NM SE SPOTTED BEAR MT. 

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Montana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6872  Issued:  08/09/2005 21:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  7NM SSE MEADOW CREEK MT. 

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Texas TFR: 08.10.05

=NOTAM:  5/6867  Issued:  08/09/2005 19:30  Effective:  08/10/2005 12:45 - 08/10/2005 13:50  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  WACO, TEXAS, AUGUST 10, 2005. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPERATION 

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Illinois TFR: 08.10.05

NOTAM:  5/6866  Issued:  08/09/2005 19:10  Effective:  08/10/2005 14:20 - 08/10/2005 15:25  State:  IL  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  MONTGOMERY, ILLINOIS, AUGUST 10, 2005. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS AIRCRAFT FLIGHT =

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Washington TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6860  Issued:  08/09/2005 18:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  10 MILES SOUTH EAST OF DAYTON WA. 

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Montana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6847  Issued:  08/09/2005 08:10  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MT  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  9 SW EUREKA MT. 

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Montana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6841  Issued:  08/09/2005 00:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  DARBY MT. 

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Washington TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6835  Issued:  08/08/2005 22:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  20 NE TONASKET WA. 

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When Wings Collide: Long Delays At ORD

UAL Aircraft Touch Wings While Waiting To Depart

Two aircraft holding on O'Hare's "penalty box" collided Monday, their wings becoming entangled in an incident that injured no one -- but delayed the departures of both planes until the whole incident could be resolved.

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BOS Runway Incursion Prompts Search For New Runway Plan

Mechanic Taxiing FedEx Plane Crossed Runway Despite "Hold Short" Order

Aviation officials in Boston say they're putting together a new runway plan for Logan International Airport after a mechanic taxiing a FedEx cargo aircraft crossed an active runway in spite of orders to hold short.

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Florida Woman Charged In Bizarre Airline Incident

Police: She Tried To Open Door Of UAL 737 While In Flight

A 52-year old Florida woman arrested in Seattle last week has been charged with first-degree malicious mischief after authorities said she tried to open an emergency exit door of a United Airlines aircraft in-flight.

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Investigators Focus On Fuel In Sicily Mishap

ATR-72's Tanks May Have Been Contaminated -- Or Empty

Investigators probing Saturday's ditching of a chartered ATR-72 off the coast of Sicily are looking into the possibility the plane's fuel supply might have been tainted -- or non-existant at the time of the mishap.

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Discovery Lands Safely At Edwards

Weather Forces Another Landing Delay

ANN Real-Time News: 0812 EDT -- The space shuttle Discovery landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base in California Tuesday morning, after its scheduled landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida was scrubbed because of threatening weather.

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Update: Two Lost In First S-LSA Mishap

Instructor, Student Perish In NC Accident

It had to happen sooner or later, but we were all hoping for "later." What appears to be the first fatal mishap of a certified Special Light Sport Aircraft occurred Sunday night in North Carolina, claiming the lives of two prominent local pilots.

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NASA Announces Updated Shuttle Discovery Landing Times

Second Time's The Charm?

NASA will have several opportunities to land Discovery Tuesday, both at the Kennedy Space Center and two backup sites.

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Aero-Views: How Many Hours In That Plane?

Think How Much Went Into Building -- Or Rebuilding -- It

By ANN Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien How many hours go IN to an airplane? Homebuilders will tell you it's not the 300 or 600 often claimed by kit airplane manufacturers. Even the most reputable designers and vendors make these laughable claims; Aircraft Spruce ads used to tell you to budget 600 hours for your Rutan Vari-Eze. Will everyone who built an -Eze in 600 hours raise his right hand? Uh-huh, I figured as much.

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PRA Board of Directors Endorses Gyroplane ASTM Standard

At the Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA) Board of Director's July 29 meeting during the international convention at Mentone, Indiana, the Board voted to endorse the ASTM Gyroplane Design and Performance Standard (ASTM standard F-2352).

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It's Still Happening

FSS Modernization On Track For October Changeover

The modernization of the flight service station system is moving forward. The next big step comes on October 4th when Lockheed-Martin takes over operations under a contract paid for and supervised by the FAA.

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Hats Off To Larry

91 Years Young, Larry Bartell Is Still Flying

By ANN Senior Correspondent Kevin O'Brien Any time at Airventure that I start feeling old and sorry for myself, I go hang out at the OX-5 Aviation Pioneers tent. Then I soon find myself simply feeling sorry for myself.

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Smokey To Fly Again!

Balloon And Pilot Heading Back Into The Air

By ANN Correspondent Rob Finfrock Smokey Bear will soon take to the skies again, and not a moment too soon for his many friends. Plans call for the new balloon to be introduced at Sturgis, SD, this month.

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Lambert Hires Consultant To Muscle Answers From TSA

Why Cut So Many Screeners In St. Louis?

=The people who run Lambert Field in St. Louis are hopping mad. The TSA has decided to drastically cut the number of screeners assigned to St. Louis -- but won't tell airport officials exactly why.

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Any Martians Down There? Say 'Fromage!'

Mars Express Taking Radar Pictures Of Martian Surface

Marsis, the sounding radar onboard ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, is collecting the first data about the surface and ionosphere of Mars.

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Northrop Grumman Gets The Nod For Big Special Ops Contract

Will Install DIRCM To Protect CV-22s

The US Special Operations Command has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract worth up to $125 million to supply directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) systems to protect the aircrews of its CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from infrared-missile attack.

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Singapore Airlines Berates Airbus

Chew Chong Seng Blasts Late A380 Deliveries

The pilots are ready. The cabin crews are ready. The runway is ready. So where the hell are Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380s?

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New 'Technology Track' In Store For AOPA Expo 2005

Learn, Baby, Learn

AOPA Expo 2005 will be starting sooner than you think. And it's not too early to start checking out the array of educational opportunities for aviators who understand that a good pilot is always learning.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.09.05)

"It's like a taxi ride: the longer the journey, the more expensive it gets. Every month makes it more expensive for Airbus." Source: Singapore Airlines chief Chew Chong Seng, furious over delays in the delivery of his first Airbus A380. It was supposed to arrive in March, 2006. Now, it won't be on the tarmac until at least November and Chew has threatened to make sure Airbus pays the penalty clauses in its contract.

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