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August 29, 2005

BRAC Commission Wraps Up Deliberations

Will Ensure All States Have Air National Guard Presence

The Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission wrapped up four days of deliberations in final actions Aug. 26 and 27 by voting to turn Pope Air Force Base, NC, into an Army airfield and recommending sweeping recommendations to revamp the Air National Guard and consolidate its operations.

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Katrina's Aviation Smack-Down

Storm's Disruptions Plus Effect On Oil Prices Gives Airlines Just What They Don't Need

Remember the venerable college film classic "Animal House?" Remember when Kevin Bacon was being initiated into the rich boy's fraternity and had to undergo a paddling as part of the secret initiation? Remember what he said with each whack?

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Emergency AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: PL2005-18-51 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2005-18-51 SUMMARY: On April 29, 2005, the FAA issued AD 2005-10-03, amendment 39-14080 (70 FR 24703, May 11, 2005), for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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Transportation Secretary Mineta Featured Speaker At AOPA Expo

Mineta To Address GA Issues, Answer Member Questions

For the first time in AOPA Expo history, the Secretary of Transportation will be there live to speak and answer member questions. Secretary Norman Y. Mineta has just confirmed that he will be addressing the Expo General Session Saturday morning, November 5.

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Nevada TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/7505  Issued:  08/28/2005 23:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NV  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  4 EAST ELKO NEVADA. 

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Popup Arizona TFR: 08.29.05

NOTAM:  5/7521  Issued:  08/29/2005 15:00  Effective:  08/29/2005 16:10 - 08/29/2005 19:15  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  VIP  Description:  GLENDALE/EL MIRAGE, ARIZONA, AUGUST 29, 2005. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS AIRCRAFT    FDC 5/7521

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Arizona TFR: 08.30.05

NOTAM:  5/7527  Issued:  08/29/2005 16:30  Effective:  08/30/2005 14:00 - 08/30/2005 17:00  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  CLIFTON AZ. 

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Montana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/7535  Issued:  08/29/2005 18:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  33 W CHOTEAU MT. 

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Montana TFR: Until Furtther Notice

NOTAM:  5/7538  Issued:  08/29/2005 18:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  8 W DIXON MT. 

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Emergency CASA AD: Gulfstream

AD/G1159/44 Adel Wiggins Floor Heater Pad System 11/2005 DM

Applicability: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation model/series aeroplanes as follows:

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Air Aeronca: Teenage Cousins Fly Across America in 1946 Champ

Recreated 1960s "Flight of Passage"

What were you doing when you were seventeen? Did your grandfather ever let you borrow his car? How about his nearly 60-year-old airplane?

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PA Governor Calls on BRAC Chairman to Acknowledge Ruling

After commenting on Defense Base Closure Realignment Commission (BRAC) decisions regarding Pennsylvania military installations, Governor Edward G. Rendell has requested the BRAC Commission rescind its decision with respect to the 111th Fighter Wing at Willow Grove...

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Russians To Rebuild Legendary Planes?

General Vows Nation's Proud Flying Heritage Will Fly Again

Vladimir Mikhailov is a man with a mission. But for the chief of staff of the powerful air forces of the Russian Federation, it might not be the mission you'd expect.

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Sikorsky Awarded Risk Reduction Funds for HLR Program

The Navy has awarded Sikorsky Aircraft a $43 million contract to continue risk reduction work in support of the US Marine Corps Heavy Lift Replacement (HLR) program.

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Teenager May Mediate Dispute Between NASA, Family

The Fight Over Gus's Spacesuit

Think that today's kids aren't involved, or learning anything in high school? Don't say that to 15-year-old Amanda Meyer -- she might be the best hope of resolving the ongoing battle over a true piece of history from the earliest days of the United States space program.

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Big Bucks For Symphony

Symphony Aircraft Industries (SAI) announced that it has concluded a series of financing arrangements totaling $3.3 million. The financing consists of a mix of $2.1 million of private equity and $1.2 million long term debt. These funds will be used to fuel the continuing and rapid growth of the company.

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Katrina's Trek Through Florida Just A Preview

Storm's Worst To Hit Louisiana Monday

As Hurricane Katrina strengthened to a Category 5 storm -- the strongest measurable -- on Sunday over the Gulf of Mexico, residents of southeastern Louisiana were preparing for the worst while those in southern Florida picked up the pieces, and counted themselves as fortunate.

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Diary Could Help Solve Cypriot Crash Mystery

Copilot Kept Journal Of 737's, Airline's Issues

A diary kept by one of the pilots of the Helios Airways B737 that crashed following a freak cabin depressurization two weeks ago outside Athens, Greece was found at the scene last week.

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Australian Aerial Firefighter Lost In Spanish Crash

An Australian pilot was killed Saturday night when his Air Tractor crashed during a water-bombing run in Mallorca, Spanish emergency services said. The crash brings the number of firefighters killed this season in Spain to 14, including one other pilot.

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Klyde Morris 08.29.05

The FAA and Common Sense? Aw C'mon, Klyde!

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Aero-Views: RC Plane Falls Close To Spectators at SMX Air Show!'

When your day begins with watching an absolutely gorgeous red-and-yellow Decathlon as its pilot practices touch-and-goes on a calm, coolish (well, for Dallas -- 75 degree) morning, you know there are still at least a few things right with the world. Flying funk? What flying funk? And then you read the news.

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Update: Ilyushin Must Fix Il-96-300 Defects

28 "Concerns" Identified By Russian Aviation Authority

Called "an overblown reaction" by some industry officials, Russia's aviation authority has grounded all Ilyushin 96-300 planes pending investigation into 28 problem areas with the long range airliner.

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MRO Successfully Performs Critical Maneuver Enroute To Mars

Completes First Of Four Planned Course Correction Burns

All is well for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) after carrying out the first of a series of pre planned course adjustment maneuvers.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.29.05)

"My father kept a diary in which he logged every one of that plane's and [the] airline's problems. He once told me that if any of it ever got out the company would close."

  Source: Yiannis Charalambous, son of Helios Airways copilot Pambos Charalambous, speaking at his father's funeral.

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California TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/7492 Issued: 08/28/2005 16:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: PALM SPRINGS CA.

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