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June 07, 2004

New York TFR: 06/07/04

NOTAM:  4/5057  Issued:  06/07/2004 12:31  Effective:  06/07/2004 20:05 - 06/07/2004 23:59  State:  NY  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  VIP  Description:  NEW YORK, NEW YORK, JUNE 7, 2004. 

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GA Activity Likely To Be Severely Restricted in DC This Week For Reagan Funeral

DHS Designates President Ronald Reagan Memorial Service As National Special Security Event

Be warned... it's likely that flying anywhere near DC, this week, is going to be even tougher than usual. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated all of the activities for former President Ronald Reagan’s Memorial Services as a National Special Security Event (NSSE).

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A Tale Of Two Jumps

60 Years Apart

The combat controllers, aircrews and paratroopers made the drop of almost 700 paratroopers into the historic drop zone outside Ste. Mere Eglise look easy Saturday. But don't use that to measure the accomplishment of 60 years ago this day in 1944.

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If You Build It, Will They Come?

Forest Service Mulls Supertanker

When the US Forest Service Grounded 33 of its biggest-capacity firefighting tankers last month, it certainly changed the odds on approval for Evergreen International's Supertanker. But was that enough to make it a viable asset in fighting what's expected to be one of the worst forest fire seasons on record?

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Cassini Headed For Saturn Rendezvous

Will Fly Through Rings And Enter Orbit

The general media calls it one of the most daring scientific missions ever undertaken -- and it should happen by the end of the month.

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AOPA Fly-In: What Weather?

14th AOPA Fly-In and Open House Shrugs Off Storms, Hosts Thousands

"The enthusiasm and the passion of general aviation pilots was never more apparent that today," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "They just refused to let the weather stop them from coming to Fly-In."

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Saluting The Airborne, 60 Years Later

Chief Of Staff Myers Pays Special Tribute At Normandy

As the United States and France paid tribute to those killed during the airborne operations during the Normandy invasion, everyone was brought close to tears and every person's chest swelled with pride at Normandy, France Sunday.

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Come Hell or High Water: ANN Survives the AOPA Fly-In

OK. It rained.. a lot... most of the day as a matter of fact... but there was NO truth to the rumor that Phil Boyer was caught outfitting an ark in case the rain kept up. What was true, though, was the obvious dedication of thousands of people who braved the driving rain and uncommonly cool June temperatures to see the sights at AOPA's 2004 Fly-In. ANN's Jim Campbell was there, as he has been for many years in the past, and found this year's event to be "soggy, but tremendously worthwhile."

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Iraq Begins Training Air Force

Pilots Will Fly American-Made Helos By End Of Year

Like a Phoenix from the ashes of ruins, the new Iraqi Air Force is starting to reach for the sky.

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Klyde Morris 06.07.04

Klyde Figures Out The AOPA Fly-In Weather Problem

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TSA To 'Reach Out' To GA Airports During Summit

Agency Joins Federal Pavilion Exhibitors at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Prior to the International G-8 Summit scheduled for June 8-10 at Sea Island (GA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will assign teams of Aviation Security Inspectors (ASI) to general aviation airports located within the temporary flight restriction (TFR) areas. But, according to Steven Calabro of the TSA GA Directorate, they won’t necessarily be there in a regulatory enforcement mode.

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Now That's A Delivery

FedEx Delivers 727 To Technical School

So imagine the nice man in the pinstriped shirt and blue shorts ringing your doorbell and asking you to "sign here." Imagine that you're signing for a big, big package -- a Boeing 727-100. Be sure to spell your name correctly.

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California TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/5032 Issued: 06/06/2004 05:01 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: GAVIOTA, CA.

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Utah TFR: 06/10/04

NOTAM: 4/5039 Issued: 06/06/2004 16:04 Effective: 06/10/2004 20:00 - 06/10/2004 21:00 State: UT Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: HILL AIR FORCE BASE, UT.

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New Mexico TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/5025 Issued: 06/05/2004 19:14 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: NM Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: 4 SW KINGSTON, NM.

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Families Of Friends Square Off

Dead Man's Family Says Pilot Flew Recklessly

How could it come to this? The St. Petersburg (FL) Times reports Donn Goodson and Billy Harter were the best of friends. But less than eight months after both were killed in a helicopter accident in Balm (FL), Harter's children are suing Goodson's widow, saying the pilot of the Bell 47 was flying recklessly.

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Perot Won't Fly T-38

USAF Bars Flight Of Ross Junior's Talons

You might remember Ross Perot, Jr. (right). No, not the guy who ran for president awhile back -- his son. Now that he can afford one, Perot wanted a T-38 Talon of his very own. So he bought two -- one from a dealer in Oklahoma and one from an airport in Utah. But now, the government says he can't fly them.

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Dennis Jarvi Leaves Bell-Textron

VP, General Manager of V-22 Programs Calls It Quits

Dennis Jarvi, the Vice President & General Manager for V-22 Programs at Bell Helicopter, has resigned from his position effective July 18th. He is leaving to take the position of President, Defense North America for Rolls Royce Corporation. Jarvi joined Bell Helicopter Textron in May of 2001.

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NASA Tinkers With Decision-Making Software

Hopes To Take Some Of The Load Off Controllers

Since 1997, NASA has spent some $55 million, trying to come up with a way to triple the volume of air traffic while reducing the number of aviation accidents at the same time. Now, researchers at NASA/Langley think they may have the solution -- the Autonomous Operations Planner.

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Meanwhile, Up In Space...

ISS Week In Review

The Expedition 9 crew aboard the International Space Station spent the week unpacking a Russian resupply ship and getting ready for a June spacewalk to replace a faulty circuit breaker.

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New Runway Anti-Collision Device Takes Off

Gulfport-Biloxi Runways/Taxiways Being Rewired

You know that whole "build a better mousetrap" thing? Very soon, the aviation world could be beating a path to Patriot Technologies in Kiln (MS).

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.07.04)

"It's not a slam-dunk. I'll sleep better when we're in orbit." Source: Cassini-Huygens program manager Robert Mitchell at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, speaking in an interview with the Washington Post. Cassini, which has been on a journey of more than six years to get to Saturn, will enter orbit at the end of the month -- but only after passing between the gas giant and its infamous rings.

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