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August 13, 2005

Accidentally Triggered ELT Sends Montana Crews On Frantic Search

Plane Found Safe In Owner's Garage

When the signal came in, search crews in Big Fork, MT, hit the bricks, in an effort that involved both ground and air units, looking for the source. Thirty-seven hours later, the search ended when the source of the Emergency Locator Transmitter signal was found -- in the owner's garage.

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Current ELT Satellite Monitoring Ends February 1st

Cospas-Sarsat Wants To Switch Over To 406 MHz

The FAA Wednesday issued a NOTAM announcing plans to end satellite processing of emergency locator transmitter (ELT) distress signals broadcast over 121.5 MHz and 243 MHz on February 1, 2009. This comes at the request of the Cospas-Sarsat program, an international search and rescue program that uses satellite-aided tracking, and is part of a transition to 406-MHz ELTs whose signals provide more information with greater accuracy than the current ELTs.

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EAA Chapter To Restore L-19 Recovered From Lake In Minnesota

Family Of Pilot Lost In 1958 Will Be Present

Members of EAA Chapter 1172 in Willmar, MN,have volunteered to restore a Cessna L-19 Birddog that plunged into nearby Green Lake nearly 47 years ago. The Army airplane, which will be removed from the lake on Saturday, August 13, crashed on October 15, 1958, killing pilot Capt. Richard P. Carey of Willmar. Carey's body was found two weeks later, but the aircraft was never recovered.

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New Airport Planned For Houston Area

Airport Will Cater To Both GA And Biz-Av Traffic

By ANN Correspondent Rob Finfrock Call it the anti-Meigs.  In a departure from what is seemingly an all-too familiar trend nationwide,  the FAA has approved opening up the planned private South Waller County Airport for public use. 

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Ariane Launches Biggest-Ever Comm Bird

Thaicom 4 Weighs 6.5 Tons!

Ariane Space says an Ariane 5G, a standard version of the launcher, successfully launched into orbit the largest communications satellite ever built, Thaicom 4 (IPstar), weighing 6.5 tons.

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Boeing Sells Ten 737-800s To Jet Airways

Order For Another Ten Is Pending

Boeing confirms it -- the completion of an order agreement with India-based Jet Airways for 10 Next-Generation 737-800s.

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Northrop Grumman Gets F/A-18 Upgrade Contract From Marine Corps

Will Install LITENING AT Pods For Better Targeting

Northrop Grumman says it has been awarded a contract by the US Marine Corps to begin outfitting their F/A-18 Hornet aircraft with LITENING AT pods and pylons. LITENING AT is a self-contained, multisensor laser target-designating and navigation system and the pods are equipped with the new data link "plug-and-play" technology that enables them to accept a variety of data links without any modification to the pod or aircraft.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.13.05)

"We don't anticipate any disruption in travel plans. We will fly a full schedule. Normal ticket rules will be in place. If there is a [flight] irregularity, we'll handle it just like we handle it now. It'll be business as usual." Source: NWA's executive vice president for marketing and distribution Tim Griffin, quoted by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, on the prospects of a mechanics' strike on August 19th.

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Texas TFR: 08.13.05 - 08.14.05

NOTAM: 5/6990 Issued: 08/12/2005 14:40 Effective: 08/13/2005 23:50 - 08/14/2005 02:45 State: TX Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX. Type: VIP Description: WACO, TEXAS, AUGUST 13, 2005. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPERATION

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California TFR: 08.20.05 - 08.21.05

NOTAM Number : FDC 5/6984 Location : Santa Rosa, California near SANTA ROSA VOR/DME (STS) Beginning Date : August 20, 2005 at 19:15 UTC Ending Date : August 21, 2005 at 23:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : High Performance aerial demonstrations Type : Airshow

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Florida TFR: 08.14.05

NOTAM: 5/6994 Issued: 08/12/2005 17:20 Effective: 08/14/2005 22:01 - 08/14/2005 23:52 State: FL Facility: ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL. Type: SPACE FLIGHT Description: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

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Washington TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/6963 Issued: 08/11/2005 22:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: HAZARDS Description: 26 MI WEST OF SPOKANE WA.

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Idaho TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/6973 Issued: 08/12/2005 00:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: ID Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: HAZARDS Description: 15 W GRANGEVILLE.

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Idaho TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/6969 Issued: 08/11/2005 23:20 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: ID Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: HAZARDS Description: 15 E GRANGEVILLE ID.

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Wyoming TFR: 08.15.05

NOTAM: 5/7001 Issued: 08/12/2005 19:10 Effective: 08/15/2005 15:35 - 08/15/2005 16:25 State: WY Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: VIP Description: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, AUGUST 15-25, 2005 LOCAL. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS AIRCRA

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Montana TFR: 08.15.05

NOTAM: 5/6989 Issued: 08/12/2005 14:40 Effective: 08/15/2005 16:40 - 08/15/2005 22:10 State: MT Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: VIP Description: BILLINGS, MONTANA, AUGUST 15, 2005. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPE

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