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May 24, 2005

New Mexico TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/4081 Issued: 05/24/2005 05:10 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: NM Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: 6 MILES WEST OF LAS ALAMOS NM.

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Wyoming TFR: 05.27.05 - 06.01.05

NOTAM: 5/4089 Issued: 05/24/2005 16:20 Effective: 05/27/2005 23:50 - 06/01/2005 14:00 State: WY Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: VIP Description: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, MAY 27-JUNE 1 2005.

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TSA Reportedly Ready To Reopen Reagan To GA

It Could Happen Wednesday

If media reports are true, the clouds will open and a messianic light will shine down upon Reagan National Airport Wednesday. For the first time since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the airport will be open once again to general aviation traffic.

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New Mexico TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/4080 Issued: 05/24/2005 01:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: NM Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: 25 NM WEST OF SAN MARCIAL NM.

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New Mexico TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/4082 Issued: 05/24/2005 05:10 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: NM Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: 18NM WSW OF BUENA VISTA, NM=

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NTSB To Hold Hearings On Pinnacle Mishap

Why Did CRJ-200's Engines Flame Out At 41,000 Feet?

=The NTSB will begin three days of public hearings in Jefferson City, MO, next month, aimed at finding out why a Pinnacle Air CRJ-200 suffered a double-flameout at 41,000 and crashed into a residential neighborhood.

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For Sale: 767 Tanker Prototype

Only $54 Million

It's an experimental aircraft builder's dream: For Sale Boeing 767 Tanker Prototype Never Flown Reinforced floors Upgraded electrical system Extra cargo door Needs engines, avionics Only $54 million

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NASA Orders More Shuttle Inspections

But Officials Are Confident Of July's Return To Flight

NASA wants more inspections on the landing gear doors of the space shuttle Discovery Monday after finding defects there on the shuttle Atlantis.

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Festival Supporters Say FAA Won't Shut Them Down

James Dean Fans Say They'll Continue Pushing For Partial Airport Closure

Fans of the late James Dean continue to dream, but refuse to die, as they search for alternatives after the FAA refused to shut down Marion Municipal Airport for their annual festival.

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Where Was The New Warning System?

ADIZ Violator Wasn't Flashed With New NORAD Lasers

When a Canadian pilot transgressed into the Washington ADIZ Monday, where were NORAD's highly-touted laser warning beacons?

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NBAA Praise For Passage Of Bill Demanding Reagan National Reopen To GA

Bill Must Still Pass Senate, White House

The National Business Aviation Association NBAA Monday hailed passage in the US House of Representatives of two bills that would reopen Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to general aviation.

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'Shoot First, Ask Later': Yet Another Pundit Advocates Killing Errant Pilots

Aero-Analysis: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Columnist Wants ADIZ Transgressors Shot-Down

One surmises that the GA world should be thankful that only two fairly visible pundits have spoken up publicly about a perceived need to kill pilots who blunder into the Washington ADIZ.

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Donation Spurs Search For Ditched Plane

Envirocare Steps Up With $3 Million To Raise Cessna 177B

It was some eight years ago a Scenic Airlines Cessna 177B made a tricky water landing on Utah's Lake Powell. The operator and the three German tourists were able to get out safely and were picked up by a passing boat, but the aircraft sank to the bottom, as deep as 180 feet below.

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SATS 2005 Event To Attract Noted Aviation Experts

NASA Administrator Griffin, FAA Administrator Blakey And Author James Fallows Headline June Event

Nationally recognized aviation experts will help kick off SATS 2005, a demonstration of technologies that could lead to a transformation of air travel, next month in Danville, VA.

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Barnstorming: May 24th, 1981… A Personal Turning Point

Good God Almighty… It was HALF my life ago. Twenty four years. It can’t be.

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Northrop Grumman Announces Intent to Build New Huntsville Campus

Five Buildings Going Up In Cummings Research Area

To accommodate its growing presence in the Huntsville area, Northrop Grumman Corporation will construct a new five-building complex in Cummings Research Park.

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Cassini Sees Rings With Radio

Cassini Radio Signals Decipher Saturn Ring Structure

The Cassini spacecraft has obtained the most detailed look ever at Saturn’s rings, including the B ring, which has eluded previous robotic explorers.  Its structure seems remarkably different from its two neighbors, rings A and C.

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Certified: Simflightronics' SFT-3000

Authorized as "Advance Aviation Training Device"

The FAA completed the evaluation process and has subsequently authorized the SFT-3000, to be used as an “Advance Aviation Training Device,” for use under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Parts 61 and 141. The evaluating FAA Inspector said that in his opinion, “the device was more functional and appeared to be more realistic and capable of conducting the functions and maneuvers…than most of the Level 1 and 3 FTD’s (Flight Training Devices) currently approved by the FAA.”

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.24.05)

"The measures passed by leaders in the House this week once again demonstrate an understanding that effective security measures and normal economic activity can coincide at one of the nation's most important airports. As the Senate prepares to consider these pieces of legislation, NBAA will be working with Senate leaders to encourage their continuing support for reopening Reagan National Airport to general aviation." Source: NBAA chief Ed Bolen on US House passage of a bill ordering DHS to reopen Reagan National Airport to general aviation traffic. The bill must now pass the Senate.

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AD: Flugzeugbau

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-23 MANUFACTURER: DG Flugzeugbau GMBH,Glaser Dirks SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-23 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-500MB sailplanes equipped with a Solo engine and Glaser-Dirks Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-800B sailplanes equipped with a Solo engine. This AD requires you to inspect the propeller for damage, specifically foam core separation, and replace any damaged propeller.

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AD: Aerospace Technologies

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-24 MANUFACTURER: AeroSpace Technologies of Australia Pty Ltd. SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-24 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2003-14-20, which applies to all AeroSpace Technologies of Australia Pty Ltd. (ASTA) Models N22B and N24A airplanes.

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