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September 28, 2004

New Mexico TFR: 10/01/04 - 10/10/04

NOTAM:  4/0246  Issued:  09/27/2004 19:40  Effective:  10/01/2004 11:30 - 10/10/2004 18:00  State:  NM  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  ALBUQUERQUE NM. 

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Tennessee TFR: 10/01/04 - 10/03/04

NOTAM:  4/0294  Issued:  09/28/2004 16:50  Effective:  10/01/2004 21:30 - 10/03/2004 22:10  State:  TN  Facility:  ZME - MEMPHIS (ARTCC),TN.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  MCKELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL AIRPORT, JACKSON TN. 

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Wisconsin TFR: 09/28/04

NOTAM:  4/0251  Issued:  09/27/2004 20:50  Effective:  09/28/2004 21:25 - 09/28/2004 23:50  State:  WI  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN, SEPTEMBER 28 2004. 

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Minnesota TFR: 09/29/04

NOTAM:  4/0292  Issued:  09/28/2004 16:20  Effective:  09/29/2004 14:55 - 09/29/2004 18:35  State:  MN  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  DULUTH, MINNESOTA, SEPTEMBER 29 2004 LOCAL. 

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Florida TFR: 09/29/04 - 10/01/04

NOTAM: 4/0304 Issued: 09/28/2004 18:50 Effective: 09/29/2004 21:50 - 10/01/2004 13:00 State: FL Facility: ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL. Type: VIP Description: CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA, SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 1 2004 LOCAL.

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Iowa TFR: 09/28/04

NOTAM:  4/0250  Issued:  09/27/2004 20:40  Effective:  09/28/2004 16:45 - 09/28/2004 20:50  State:  IA  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  DUBUQUE, IOWA, SEPTEMBER 28 2004 LOCAL. 

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Minnesota TFR: 09/28/04 - 09/29/04

NOTAM:  4/0253  Issued:  09/27/2004 21:10  Effective:  09/28/2004 23:40 - 09/29/2004 14:55  State:  MN  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, SEPTEMBER 28-29 2004 LOCAL. 

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But Can It Fight?

Article: Pilots Question Testing Of Combat Capabilities

The V-22 may have risen like the Phoenix from the ashes of two fatal crashes four years ago, but can it do the job it was built to do? That question, posed by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, comes after the Pentagon admitted the Osprey wasn't tested in the "most severe maneuvers." The reason: executives at Bell's plant in Arlington (TX) and Boeing's helicopter facility in Pennsylvania feared such maneuvers would damage the aircraft.

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NTSB To Issue Final Report On AAL 587

We Should Know Probable Cause In A Month

The National Transportation Safety Board will meet in Washington on Tuesday, October 26, 2004, to consider a final report on its investigation into the crash of American Airlines Flight 587. The meeting will begin at 9:30 and is expected to last most of the day.

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Comparing The Candidates On GA

AOPA Asks Questions, Gets Answers From Presidential Candidates

(In a continuing effort to get the presidential candidates on record about issues important to general aviation, AOPA asked both President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry for some specific answers. This is the first of a two-part story on where both men stand --ed.)

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I'm Ready For My Close-Up, Mr. O'Keefe!

Mars Global Surveyor Fine Tunes The Focus

NASA's Mars Global Surveyor, starting its third mission extension this week after seven years of orbiting Mars, is using an innovative technique to capture pictures even sharper than most of the more than 170,000 it has already produced.

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Mr. Cheney Goes To Duluth

To Visit Cirrus Design!

President Bush visited Eclipse. Vice President Cheney went to Adam Aircraft. Now, the Bush campaign is sending Cheney and his wife, Lynne, to Duluth (MN) Wednesday for a town hall meeting at Cirrus Design.

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Middleton EAA Chapter Provides Free Flights, Aviation Education

By ANN Contributor Rose Dorcey   Free airplane rides for kids, aviation education projects for youth and adults, scholarship programs, and offering support and assistance to members who build and restore aircraft. These are just a few items from an impressive list of goals of a new organization based at the Middleton Municipal/Morey Field Airport (C29) - Middleton EAA Chapter #1389.

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Message From Reno...

John Parker's Blue Thunder Headed For Nellis

Blue Thunder Air Racing congratulates Darryl Greenamyer, his crew chief Andy Chiavetta, and the rest of their team on winning the Sport Class Gold Race at the 41st Annual National Championship Air Races in REno (NV). And what a Reno it was. The Reno Air Racing Association put on perhaps the greatest air races of all time this year; their efforts are appreciated.

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Tracking The Fastest At Reno

RCAT Telemetry Watchdogs Top Three Finishers In Formula One Gold at Reno

RCAT Systems is pleased to announce that its RCATSTM airborne telemetry systems were used by experimental aircraft that placed in the top 3 spots of the Formula One Gold class trophy race at the 41st annual Reno National Championship Air Races. RCATS custom tailored telemetry units were used by Formula One pilots Gary Hubler (1st place), Scotty Crandlemire (2nd place) and Jason Somes (3rd place).

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...And Going, And Going...

Boeing Begins Work On World's Longest-Range Aircraft

Boeing mechanics Monday began assembling the first 777-200LR (Longer Range) passenger airplane, which will fly farther than any commercial jetliner.

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Going Steady: PS Engineering & Honeywell

PS Engineering WIll Supply Cockpit Audio Controls For Apex

PS Engineering says Honeywell has chosen it to provide the audio control for Honeywell’s Apex integrated cockpit avionics suite.

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Lockheed-Led Team To Develop MUOS

Next-Generation Battlefield Communications

The Navy says a team led by Lockheed Martin has won the competition to build the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system that will provide significantly improved and assured communications for the mobile warfighter.

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NLX Sim Ready To 'Fly'

Bombardier Challenger Full Flight Simulator Gets FAA Approval

Rockwell Collins' NLX subsidiary has received Federal Aviation Administration Level D qualification on its Bombardier Challenger 300 Full Flight Simulator. This represents the first NLX commercial aircraft flight simulator for Bombardier.

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Upgraded: Timothy McMahon

Named VP Of Air Force Command & Control Strategic Programs

Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Timothy J. McMahon as vice president of Air Force and Command & Control Strategic Programs and the corporate lead executive for the company's business in the Colorado Springs region.

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ACRO Awarded H-3 Support Contract

Will Maintain Rotor Heads

ACROHELIPRO Global Services Inc. (ACRO), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation, has been awarded a contract to perform Repair and Overhaul services for US Navy H-3 Helicopter Main Rotor Heads.  ACRO has held US Navy contracts for other H-3 dynamic components since 2000.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.28.04)

"As excited as we are to have the second-most powerful man in the world visiting, at the end of the day, we're still a business and our business is to build airplanes. We can't stop production when we have eager customers waiting." Source: Cirrus Design spokeswoman Kate Andrews, who says, when Vice President Cheney comes to host a town hall meeting at the company's facility in Duluth (MN) Wednesday, he'll have to speak above the noise of a plant in full production.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-19-10 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-19-10 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes, that requires repetitive inspections for corrosion and cracking of the pivot hinge pins of the horizontal stabilizer, certain follow-on inspections, and replacement of the hinge pins with new or serviceable pins if necessary.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-19-06 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-19-06 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes, that requires inspections to detect cracking or corrosion of the fail-safe straps between the side fitting of the rear spar bulkhead at body station 955 and the skin; and follow-on/corrective actions.

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These Are The Voyages Of The VSS Enterprise...

It's Mission: Draw Tourists Into Space (For A Hefty Sum)

Call it the galactic dream team: Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Group have teamed up with Paul Allen's Mojave Aerospace Ventures to create the world's first privately funded spaceships dedicated to carrying commercial passengers on space flights. The licensing deal with M.A.V. could be worth up to $21.5 million over the next fifteen years, depending on the number of spaceships built by Virgin.

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