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July 10, 2004

Micron Technology CEO in Plane Crash

The CEO of Micron Technology Inc., a computer technology firm, and one of his employees were involved in a crash south of Boise (ID) on Thursday evening. Steve Appleton and Micron employee Michael Duffy are in stable condition after Appleton's Extra 300 (described by the mainstream media as an "aerobatic biplane, of all things...) went down in a field.

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US Denies U-2 Crash in Korea

US Air Force authorities are denying media reports stating that a U-2 spy plane has crashed in South Korea.

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Airline Pilot Hiring Outpacing Forecasts

At the beginning of 2004, airlines reporting to AIR, Inc. forecasted hiring a total of 4,300 pilots. With only a half-year behind us, the airlines have already topped that figure at 4,876, 133 more than were hired in 2003!

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Aero-Views: Arlington 2004 Shines!

The transition from Wednesday to Friday has been a good one at the 2004 Arlington NW EAA Fly-In. With the weather staying VFR despite far-off threats to the contrary, and the passes clearing through the mountains, airplanes have been arriving in flocks for the last two days. Ladies and gentleman... you have a Fly-In. 

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Russian TU-22 Crashes, Four Dead

A Russian TU-22 long range bomber with no military payload crashed near Saltsy airfield in the Novgorod region, south of St. Petersburg, late thursday night, after controllers lost contact with it, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

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Whither Sport Pilot?

Everywhere you turn this week at Arlington 2004, in the wondrous shadow of the Cascades, it seems that two words keep coming up... "Sport Pilot."

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GeoSim Technologies Deploys First Helo Sim Down Under

GeoSim Technologies has deployed its first Rotary Wing Part Task simulator in Brisbane. It will be initially operated in Cairns by Australian Helicopters, one of the largest helo companies in Australia.

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AEA To Debut 2004 Pilot's Guide to Avionics at OSH

One of the best freebies at Oshkosh in 2003 grows bigger and better for its 2004 edition. With articles on avionics hot topics like weather, TAWS, glass cockpits and 2004’s new products, the Guide also includes an all new avionics glossary.

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Aero-News Quote of the Day (07.10.04)

"While I was talking to a US air force official, I misinterpreted what I was told (in English) by the other side and gave the press corps (covering the defence ministry) wrong information." Source: Unidentified South Korean military official, explaining to the South Koran Yonhap news agency how it was that he came to tell the media that a U-2 spy plane had crashed just south of Seoul after the US military told him the report was not true.

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Florida TFR: 7/7/04-7/11/04

NOTAM:  4/6362  Issued:  07/02/2004 19:43  Effective:  07/07/2004 12:30 - 07/11/2004 22:00  State:  FL  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  PENSACOLA BEACH, FL.

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Illinois TFR: TFN

NOTAM:  4/6637  Issued:  07/09/2004 18:35  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  IL  Facility:  ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  BENTON, WEST CITY, ILLINOIS.

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New York TFR: 7/8/04-7/11/04

NOTAM:  4/6277  Issued:  07/02/2004 11:20  Effective:  07/08/2004 18:30 - 07/11/2004 21:30  State:  NY  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  GREATER BINGHAMTON AIRPORT, NY.

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Nevada TFR: TFN

NOTAM:  4/6635  Issued:  07/09/2004 18:07  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NV  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  NW OF ELY, NV.

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Colorado TFR: TFN

NOTAM:  4/6636  Issued:  07/09/2004 18:34  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CO  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  FOR MONTROSE, CO.

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Indiana TFR: 7/9/04-7/11/04

NOTAM:  4/6205  Issued:  07/01/2004 15:19  Effective:  07/09/2004 17:00 - 07/11/2004 22:30  State:  IN  Facility:  ZID - INDIANAPOLIS (ARTCC),IN.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  TERRE HAUTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (HULMAN FIELD), TERRE HAUTE, IN.

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Washington State TFR: TFN

NOTAM:  4/6614  Issued:  07/08/2004 20:23  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  WINTHROP, WA.

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AD: Israel

AD NUMBER: 2004-14-14 MANUFACTURER: Israel SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-14-14 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd., Model 1121, 1121A, 1121B, 1123, 1124, and 1124A series airplanes.

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AD: New Piper

AD NUMBER: 2004-14-12 MANUFACTURER: New Piper SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-14-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper), Models PA-28-161, PA-28-181, PA-28R-201, PA-32R-301 (HP), PA-32R-301T, PA-32-301FT, PA-32-301XTC, PA-34-220T, PA-44-180, PA-46-350P, and PA-46-500TP airplanes.

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AD: Saab

AD NUMBER: 2004-14-11 MANUFACTURER: SAAB SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-14-11 SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Saab Model SAAB 2000 series airplanes.

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