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July 19, 2005

Short Notice Maryland TFR: 07.20.05

NOTAM:  5/6082  Issued:  07/19/2005 17:50  Effective:  07/20/2005 13:00 - 07/20/2005 15:50  State:  MD  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  VIP  Description:  BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, JULY 20 2005 LOCAL. 

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Feds Accuse 40 Pilots of Fraud

Operation Safe Pilot

Forty California pilots were charged with making false statements to a government agency or similar charges Monday. Officials allege that the pilots in question concealed serious medical conditions, in many cases while collecting disability pay.

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Two Hurt, One Missing In F/A-18 Collision

Search Continues For Missing Aviator

Two aviators were hospitalized in serious condition at a California hospital Tuesday morning after their F/A-18F collided with an E-model over the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station. The search continued Tuesday morning for the pilot of the E-model.

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Senate Bill Passes Without Tough GA Security Rule

But It Requires GA Security Review  The US Senate passed the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill late Thursday night -- without an amendment that would have imposed severe fines, extended loss of flying privileges, and aircraft confiscation for violating the flight restricted zone (FRZ) inside the Washington, DC, Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

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Oh. Deer.

The Buck Stops Here.

The intruder walked onto the runway brazenly, as if it cared nothing for the aircraft that might be landing at the airport in Watertown, NY. But when a US Airways Express commuter aircraft approached, the intruder apparently stopped cold like a deer in the headlights (well, landing lights, but we're going for a certain effect here).

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NASA: No Shuttle Launch Before July 26th

Look For Another Fuel Tank Test Between Now And Then

The space shuttle Discovery won't be flying this week. That word comes from NASA, where a spokesman told reporters the massive orange fuel tank may have to be tested again before the orbiter is cleared for liftoff.

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Not Your Father's 737: New Higher Capacity, Longer Range 737 Intro'd

Lion Air and Boeing Complete Sales Agreement for up to 60 737-900ERs

As hinted at (bluntly) by ANN on a number of occasions, Boeing has officially launched the 737-900ER (Extended Range) -- the newest member of the world's best-selling Next-Generation 737 family.

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SO... You Wanna Buy An Airplane?

Here's A Little Advice

Conklin & de Decker will hold its 5th Annual Aircraft Acquisition Planning (AAP) Seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona on September 22-23, 2005 at the Resort Suites.

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6037  Issued:  07/18/2005 17:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  UT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  BATTLE MOUNTAIN NV. 

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6019  Issued:  07/18/2005 05:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CA  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  HAWTHORNE NV. 

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New Jersey TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6041  Issued:  07/18/2005 18:50  Effective:  07/21/2005 16:00 - 07/21/2005 20:00  State:  USA  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  - EDISON TOWNSHIP N.J. 

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Nevada TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6045  Issued:  07/18/2005 19:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NV  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  OWYHEE NV. 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6056  Issued:  07/19/2005 00:10  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  11 NM N OF TORTILLA FLAT AZ

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Idaho TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6018  Issued:  07/18/2005 05:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  ID  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  30 MILES SOUTH OF HAMMETT ID. 

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Iowa TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6028  Issued:  07/18/2005 15:10  Effective:  07/19/2005 14:00 - 07/19/2005 16:00  State:  IA  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  AMES IOWA. 

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New Jersey TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/6042  Issued:  07/18/2005 18:50  Effective:  07/20/2005 16:00 - 07/20/2005 20:00  State:  USA  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  - EDISON TOWNSHIP N.J. 

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Oshkosh Sneak-Peek: Stereo Version of Clarity Aloft Av-Headset To Intro

Aloft Technologies will add stereo sound to the list of benefits provided by their headsets in time for the EAA AirVenture Fly-In taking place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin from July 25- 31. Previously the Clarity Aloft headsets were offered in monaural only.

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Oshkosh Is JUST Around The Corner... Last Chance To Prep Aero-News Readers

As Always... ANN Will Be There

No, Paul Revere doesn't need to ride through the streets of Oshkosh shouting it out. It's obvious that the British (and everyone else) are coming -- by Air. People from all over the world will be there to see the latest and greatest in aviation. And Yes, ANN will be there to cover it all... as ONLY ANN can.

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Gimme Back My Brewster

Finland Wants The Last Surviving F2A-3 Buffalo

The National Museum of Naval Aviation has a Finnish Brewster Buffalo in its possession, and the Fins want it back. The airplane had ditched into a Russian lake in 1942 and was recovered in the 1990s by an American businessman.

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Australian Aerospace Helicopter Production Expanding

Brisbane Delivers

Australia will invest $25 million in an expansion of the Australian Aerospace helicopter production facility in Brisbane that is currently producing the new 'Tiger' Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter.

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BAE's Typhoon Gets A New Pilot

And Will Jonas Gets A Double-Honor

New BAE Systems Typhoon project pilot Will Jonas was not only one of the first RAF pilots to fly the new-generation, multi-role fighter, he was also honored in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List last month, for his role in development of the aircraft which will provide a cornerstone of the UK’s defence capabilities for the next 30+ years.

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NTSB Member Richard F. Healing Stepping Down

Resignation Effective August 1st

National Transportation Safety Board Member Richard F. Healing has announced his retirement from government service. He will leave his position as Member of the National Transportation Safety Board on August 1st.

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Global Hawk Reaches Flight Milestone

7,000 Hours In The Air

Northrop Grumman's prototype of the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance system reached its 7,000th total flight hour on June 22 during a combat mission supporting the global war on terrorism. The US Air Force's fleet of Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has now flown more than 4,300 hours in combat.

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Jeppesen Provides A Better Picture Of Hazardous Weather With New Lightning Maps

I Can See Clearly Now...

Jeppesen says it's recently started adding lightning weather maps to its lineup of weather products. The lightning data is provided by the US Precision Lightning Network (USPLN), a partnership between TOA Systems and Weather Decisions Technologies (WDT). TOA Systems designed, built and installed the lightning sensors, and WDT distributes the data and provides applications that display the data.

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Embry-Riddle Researcher Tapped by Airspace Institute

Steve Hampton Steps Up To Work For The FAA

Steve Hampton, associate dean for research in the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL, has been appointed to the management council of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS) Institute. The institute was created by the Federal Aviation Administration to assist the federal government as it defines and implements a new air traffic control system.

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Raytheon To Install ATC Radar In Venezuela

Work On $4.6 Million Contract Starts Right Away

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $4.6 million contract to supply turnkey installation of a Raytheon airport surveillance radar (ASR) for Maiquetia International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela. Consorcio Hardwell Computer, Inc. of Caracas is the prime contractor for the project. Maiquetia Simon Bolivar International Airport, known as the "doorway to South America," is the primary airport for the Caracas region.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.19.05)

"Pilots understand the need for a twenty-first-century FSS system and the need to significantly reduce the costs of providing that service. They understand that ultimately a few hundred people might lose jobs but have a hard time trading that off for the needs of more than 600,000 pilots." Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer during a town hall meeting, talking about FSS modernization.

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