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August 18, 2004

Winner Takes Delivery of Sporty's Sweepstakes Skyhawk

We're SO Bummed... ANN Gets Aced Out Again

A.C. “Doug” Douglass traveled to Sporty’s headquarters on August 8, 2004, to pick up his winnings: Sporty’s 2004 Skyhawk Sweepstakes airplane. Since Douglass is a student pilot, he came with a flight instructor, Scott O'Brien, who would fly the airplane back to Tallahassee while giving Doug some dual.

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More Scenes From Hurricane Charley

Aviation Paid A Horrible Price For Charley's Visit

ANN reader/photographer Chuck Piwoworski sent a few shots of Orlando Executive Airport our way as further evidence of the destructive power of Mother Nature.

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Pilot Mentioned Oil Leak Before Going Down

Two Passengers Lost In Alaska Incident

David Arend fought his plane all the way to the ground. His Maule M5 suffered apparent engine failure over Alaska's Resurrection Bay and he was trying to make an emergency landing on a sandbar. But just 300 yards short of his target, the engine failed and the aircraft plunged into the water.

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UAL Flight Evacuated At O'Hare

Possible Engine Fire Sparks Emergency Action

A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Vancouver was evacuated at O'Hare International Monday night, after the plane taxiing behind it reported seeing a possible engine fire.

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MQ-1 Predator Crashes Near Balad

An Air Force MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle crashed at 9:20 a.m. Aug. 17 north of the Balad Air Base, Iraq. The aircraft was assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron.

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AAL, UAL Okay O'Hare Caps

But They Want Others To Join

Both American Airlines and United say they're willing to support temporary caps on the number of flights they operate into and out of Chicago's O'Hare International -- but they don't want to be the only ones.

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'Blair Witch' Photographer Lost In Florida Accident

Was Shooting Indy Film In Florida Keys

A 35-year old cinematographer was killed Saturday while shooting aerials in the Florida Keys. Neal Fredericks, whose credits included "The Blair Witch Project," was working on another independent film, "Cross Bones."

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Chute-Out! World Powered Parachute Championship This Weekend

ANN has learned of a couple of late breaking items that will be happening at the World Powered Parachute Championship at the Greenville Airport in Greenville, IL this weekend, 19-22 August, 2004.

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Albuquerque Air Traffic Controllers Sound Alarm

Another Warning About Looming Staffing Crisis

Air traffic controllers from the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center will discuss the serious controller shortages facing their facility and the potential travel and safety concerns associated with having too few eyes handling planes.

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Adam A700 Celebrates Year One

A500 Sets City Pair Records

Marking the first anniversary of the A700's debut at Oshkosh in July 2003 and the third showing of the A500 centerline twin, Adam Aircraft took a record nine orders for its two aircraft models during EAA AirVenture 2004.

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Civilians Who Also Serve

On The Front Line In Forward USAF Posts

The death of a Department of the Air Force civilian in Iraq August 8th brings attention to some of the unsung heroes of the war effort: thousands of Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy civilian employees who have voluntarily put themselves in harm's way to support the war on terror.

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Aero-News Quote of the Day (08.18.04)

"It was a lifelong dream." Source: A.C. “Doug” Douglass, who won Sporty’s 2004 Skyhawk Sweepstakes airplane on August 8, 2004.

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Texas TFR: 08/19/2004 - 08/26/2004

NOTAM:  4/8632  Issued:  08/17/2004 13:08  Effective:  08/19/2004 01:35 - 08/26/2004 17:30  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  CRAWFORD, TEXAS 

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-16-12 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-16-12 SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes three existing airworthiness directives (AD); applicable to certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes.

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