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August 10, 2005

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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Montana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6879  Issued:  08/10/2005 00:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  15NM WEST OF MISSOULA MT ALONG I-90. 

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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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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6884  Issued:  08/10/2005 02:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CA  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  UKIAH CA. 

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6885  Issued:  08/10/2005 03:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CA  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  BLACK ROCK RESERVOIR FRESNO CA. 

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Idaho TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6912  Issued:  08/10/2005 20:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  ID  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  GRANGEVILLE ID. 

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Oregon TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6900  Issued:  08/10/2005 17:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  OR  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  10 MI NW OF RILEY OR. 

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Idaho TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6913  Issued:  08/10/2005 20:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  ID  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  15 E GRANGEVILLE. 

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Florida TFR: 08.11.05

NOTAM:  5/6897  Issued:  08/10/2005 15:40  Effective:  08/11/2005 11:20 - 08/11/2005 14:23  State:  FL  Facility:  ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL.  Type:  SPACE FLIGHT  Description:  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER OPERATIONS AREA. 

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Montana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6914  Issued:  08/10/2005 20:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  13 SE SPOTTED BEAR MT. 

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Washington TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6889  Issued:  08/10/2005 04:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  20 MI WEST OF TONASKET WA. 

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Oregon TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6901  Issued:  08/10/2005 17:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  OR  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  13 MI SE OF POWERS OR. 

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Pop-Up Georgia TFR: 08.10.05 - 08.11.05

NOTAM:  5/6908  Issued:  08/10/2005 20:00  Effective:  08/10/2005 18:00 - 08/11/2005 16:00  State:  GA  Facility:  ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  SPRINGER MOUNTAIN GA. 

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Gone West: Col. Joseph Rogers

Still Holds Aviation Speed Record

A man described as a military aviation legend died Saturday of congestive heart failure. Col. Joseph Rogers (USAF, Ret.) died at his California home. He was 81.

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GAO Report Confirms Higher GA Fees Likely With Commercialized ATC

AOPA: Commercialization Would Be "Disaster" For General Aviation

A "commercialized" air traffic control system would be a disaster for general aviation. That's the AOPA's conclusion drawn from a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released last week.

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High-Flying Rescue In The Himalayas

Pakistani Helicopter Snags Climber at 19,500 Feet

It's thought to be the highest-altitude mountain rescue in history -- a Pakistani Army Aerospatial SA-315B Llama climbed to approximately 19,500 feet to rescue Slovenian climber Tomaz Humar from a cliff on Nanga Parbat.

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About The Lama

Aerospatial SA-315B At The Top Of The World

The Aerospatial SA-315B isn't new, but it's considered to be the best high-altitude helicopter in the world.

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Bagram Runway Reopens After C-17 Incident

A C-17 Globemaster III rolled off the runway while landing at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, damaging its nose and right main landing gears.

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USAF: Stabilator Failure Caused F-15 Crash

Contreol Failure Resulted in Irrecoverable Spin

The failure of one of an F-15 Eagle's horizontal stabilators caused its pilot to lose control of his aircraft and crash during a training mission March 25, an Air Combat Command Investigation Board report on Aug. 9.

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Helo Down: Baltic Sea

Fate Of 14 Aboard Not Clear

ANN Real Time News: 0950 EDT -- Estonian search teams say they can't find any sign of survivors -- or bodies -- in the submerged wreckage of a Copterline aircraft that went down in the Baltic Sea Wednesday. The aircraft, on a flight from Helsinki, Finland, to Tallin, Estonia, went down in about 200 feet of water, during storms that kept ferries between Helsinki and Tallin in their ports.

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Investigation Continues Into Tunisian charter Mishap

Probe Focused On Three People

The pilot, a fuel truck driver and a fuel depot manager are at the center of an Italian government investigation into Saturday's watery crash of a chartered Tuninter ATR-72. Thirteen people were lost in the mishap.

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Police Helicopter Shot Down!

Bullet Impacted Windscreen, Wounded Crew, Damaged Cockpit

A Bernalillo County, NM, sheriff's helicopter that went down 15-feet from a house in Albuquerque over the weekend wasn't brought down by mechanical problems or pilot error. It was shot down, according to Sheriff Darren White.

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Have You Seen This Plane?

Three-State Search Underway For Missing Bonanza

Authorities in three states sent search teams out looking for a 1979 Beechcraft Bonanza missing since Monday. So far, though, those searchers have come back without a clue as to the whereabouts of the plane or its 63-year old pilot.

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MRO Launch Delayed

Engineers Checking Out Apparent Mechanical Fault

NASA was unable to capitalize on its shuttle success with the launch of its next-generation Mars orbiter. The reason: an possible failure of key guidance equipment.

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Suspect Arrested In SWA Bomb Threat

Plane Had To Be Evacuated At Hobby

FBI agents have arrested a 20-year old man they say planted a threatening note on a Southwest Airlines flight from Dallas to Houston last week.

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NATCA: New FAA Restriction Will Lengthen Flight Delays

Controllers' Union Says Dulles Would See Capacity Cut By At Least 30-Percent

Just days after the head of the Federal Aviation Administration told reporters that bad weather, crowded flights and a lack of pavement at critical airports caused record delays in July, the agency has announced it will implement a new restriction that will greatly exacerbate flight delays. The restriction will end the practice of allowing aircraft to hold on the runway, awaiting takeoff clearance and, in the process, the FAA is unnecessarily forcing its tower personnel to scramble to meet a September 30 deadline to show why their tower should continue using the longstanding practice that maximizes runway efficiency.

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AOPA On Permanent ADIZ: No, No No!

Protect, But Don't Prohibit

The AOPA says it strongly opposes an FAA proposal released last week that would codify flight restrictions in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. The restricted area would be designated as "national defense airspace" and would replace the current air defense identification zone (ADIZ), covering nearly 2,000 square miles and extending to an altitude of 18,000 feet.

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ESA Has A New Member

Luxembourg In Spaaaaaace!

Luxembourg may be one of the smallest countries on Earth, but it now has a space program.  The tiny European nation has signed on as the 17th nation in the European Space Agency's consortium.

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Rare Turtle Flies Back Home in Style

Sun Country Airlines Transports Endangered Species Back to Florida

Sun Country Airlines will welcome an unusual passenger aboard its Ft. Myers-bound flight 381 on Wednesday morning. One of the world's most endangered species, a loggerhead turtle, was smuggled into Minnesota last fall and will be returned to Florida where it will be released back into its natural habitat within the next few months.

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Boeing 777-200 LR Completes 'World Tour'

Longest-Range Commercial Aircraft Back In Seattle

The Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner, the world's longest-range commercial airplane, returned to Seattle this past Sunday after completing its "Going the Distance" tour that took the airplane to 24 cities across the globe.=

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ABACE 2005 Opens With Strong Attendance, High Enthusiasm

Shanghai Confab Only Asian Event To Focus On Biz Av

More than 1,600 Attendees were on hand to celebrate the opening of the first Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2005) this week in Shanghai, China. ABACE 2005 is the only major Asian event focused solely on business aviation, with an exhibit floor at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center in China and an aircraft display at nearby Hongqiao Airport.

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ESRI To Streamline FAA Chart Production

Making Production More Efficient

The FAA National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) has chosen ESRI's Production Line Tool Set (PLTS) for ArcGIS 9.1-Aeronautical Solution as the basis to develop and implement an automated, database-centric aeronautical chart production system. ESRI, the world's leading geographic information system (GIS) software developer, will provide professional consulting, design services, and software customization during the project, which includes the evaluation, system design, and implementation of a central database for the Aeronautical Information Branch.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.10.05)

"The ADIZ is operationally unworkable and imposes significant burdens on pilots and air traffic controllers alike. Yet the FAA proposal does a poor job of even justifying making the ADIZ permanent and does nothing to address the operational problems." Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, strongly opposing FAA plans to make the Washington ADIZ permanent. The comment period on that proposal runs through November 2nd.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2005-16-08 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-16-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires repetitively replacing and testing a certain relay in the passenger oxygen release system in the forward cabin.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-16-06 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-16-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-16-07 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-16-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This AD requires determining whether any float switches are installed in the fuel tanks, and corrective actions if necessary.

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