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June 14, 2004

Missouri TFR: 06/14/04

NOTAM:  4/5387  Issued:  06/14/2004 14:04  Effective:  06/14/2004 19:05 - 06/14/2004 23:05  State:  KS  Facility:  ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO.  Type:  VIP  Description:  KANSAS CITY, MISSOURRI, JUNE 14, 2004. 

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New Mexico TFR: TFN

NOTAM:  4/5375  Issued:  06/13/2004 20:28  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NM  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  GRANTS, NM. 

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AOPA Hotline Funding Gets A Boost

House Appropriators Fund AOPA Airport Watch's 866/GA-SECURE

AOPA's Airport Watch 866/GA-SECURE hotline should continue to allow pilots to report suspicious activities at airports. The House Appropriations Committee recently approved continued funding for the hotline as part of the budget package for the Department of Homeland Security.

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Happy Birthday! Pull The Ripcord!

Former President Bush Celebrates 80th Birthday By Jumping With Golden Knights

George Herbert Walker Bush wanted to prove "just because you're 80 doesn't mean your finished." Twice Sunday, the 41st president of the United States went skydiving -- both times in tandem with members of the US Army Golden Knights.

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Unveiled: LH-10 Ellipse

Making Its Debut In France This Week

LH Aviation unveils its new homebuilt aircraft this week, during the Avia Expo show. The LH-10 Ellipse is a two place aircraft with mid mounted engine and pusher propeller.

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Klyde Morris 06.14.04

Ya Think Klyde's Gotta Problem With The NASA Website?

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Hello, Phoebe!

Cassini Probe Passes Within 2000 Miles Of Saturn Moon

NASA's Cassini-Huygen probe Friday made a close fly-by of Saturn's moon, Phoebe, on its way to a rendezvous with the ringed planet and a chance to make history.

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Big Changes On The Way To Mars?

Presidential Commission To Recommend Major NASA Streamlining

Yet more changes could be on the way for America's space agency next week, when the President's Commission on Implementation of US Space Exploration Policy delivers its final report to the White House.

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Texans Turn Out In Large Numbers To Support Airport Expansion

Presentation Complete With Sound Effects

The Texas Department of Transportation was mighty impressed last week when leaders from Athens and Henderson County presented their proposal for increased funding to Athens Municipal Airport.

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FAA Approves New O'Hare Guidelines

Designed To Cut Down On Delays

The FAA has come up with a way to squeeze another 12 flight operations an hour into the frenetic schedule at Chicago's O'Hare Airport -- but the plan depends on which way the wind blows.

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Ohio Utility Just Says No To Payment For Flying US Supreme Court Justice

Says Payment Would Have Violated FAA Rules

An electric utility in Ohio has turned down an offer of $3,800 from the state for flying US Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, saying the payment would violate FAA regulations.

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CGAR/FITS Meeting: The Same Old Thing Is Not Good Enough Anymore... (Part One)

We've had an interesting week here at ANN... having just crawled back to the secret ANN compound near beautiful downtown Winter Haven, FL. Hopscotching through a number of states and stories, the high-point of the week was a somewhat low-key meeting that combined the sympathetic interests of the CGAR and FITS program into a three day get-together within the confines of the University of North Dakota up in Grand Forks, ND.

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NAFI Gears Up For AirVenture

Next To Convention HQ

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has much planned this year for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, centered at the NAFI Flight Instructor Headquarters tent. HQ will again be located just west of the Wearhouse on Knapp Street, adjacent to Convention Headquarters.

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Slowing Down To Save Fuel

Airlines Reduce Speed In Hopes Of Reducing Fuel Consumption

Why do we fly? The number one answer to that question seems to be, "to answer the need for speed." So it might be surprising to some when they find out that at least one airline is slowing down to save on the skyrocketing price of fuel.

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Two Dead In Kentucky Crash

Wreckage Spotted By Another Pilot

A Kentucky couple was killed Saturday in the crash of a Cessna 172 near the Monroe County (KY) Airport. The wreckage of their four-place aircraft was discovered by another pilot after a mechanic became concerned because the couple was overdue.

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Gas Shortage May Have Caused Forced Landing

Two Walk Away From Tomahawk In Twin Falls, Idaho

A Piper Tomahawk lies overturned in an Idaho potato field after a forced landing Friday. Amazingly, the pilot and passenger were able to walk away.

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New Mexico TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/5362 Issued: 06/12/2004 23:39 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: NM Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: GRANTS, NM.

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Online Approach Charts From AOPA

Faster, Sharper

AOPA has improved its online instrument approach chart service available free to all members.

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See You at The New EAA Member Village!

At The Corner Of Knapp And Main

The corner of Knapp Street and AirVenture's main thoroughfare, east of the main gate will have a new look at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004. This intersection is now a "must-go-there" destination called the EAA Member Village at AirVenture. It includes the EAA Membership Tent, EAA's Sport Pilot Center, and an EAA Merchandise Tent. Previously this location was the Food Court which is now located south of the EAA Wearhouse.

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Prone To Lightning Strikes?

Aviation Consultant: Bombardier Global Express More Vulnerable To Lightning Strikes

The Bombardier Global Express is more prone to lightning strikes and can suffer more damage as a result than its competitors. That shocking statement comes from aviation consultant Ernest Arvai, testimony in a lawsuit filed by a disgruntled Bombardier customer.

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China: Dawn Of General Aviation

New Regulations Open China To Private Pilots

It's still mighty tough to get a private pilot's rating in China. But not as tough as it used to be.

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Airbus Joins Boeing In Licensing Manufacturing Ops In China

Inks $100 Million Deal To Make Parts For A380

Perhaps taking a cue from Boeing, which last week signed a deal with two Chinese manufacturers to build parts for several aircraft -- including the 7E7 Dreamliner, Airbus now says it's inked a $100 million deal with a Chinese firm to build parts for the behemoth A380.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.14.04)

"This is a day of joy and a day of wonder for the Bush family -- especially the old guy." Source: Former President George HW Bush, shortly after his fourth parachute jump Sunday. Bush, whose jump celebrated his 80th birthday, was forced to make a tandem rather than solo jump because of high winds and low clouds over College Station (TX). He landed on his keester, stood up, and was awarded his jump wings. Congratulations, President!

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