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August 26, 2004

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Russians Suspect Terrorists Knocked Down Two Airliners

Russian President Vladimir Putin cut short his Black Sea vacation and put his country's top anti-terrorism agency on the case after two civilian passenger jets crashed within a span of three minutes. The two had taken off from the same airport about an hour apart. In all, 89 people were killed.

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Warbird Adventures Blown Down But Not Out

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Come In Out Of The Rain...

Hurricane Charley cut a wide swath through central Florida August 13th, leaving broken lives and uncertain futures in its wake. Like so many in the path of the storm, Kissimmee Gateway Airport was hit hard with up to 70 percent of its planes destroyed and/or damaged along with the various FBOs, Warbird Museum and flight operations on the field. Based at the Kissimmee Airport, Warbird Adventures T-6/SNJ flight operation was severely damaged at their home base next to the Warbird Museum.

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Best of Show! The Very Best (And Worst) of Oshkosh 2004! (Part Three)

The Very Best (And Worst) of Oshkosh 2004! (Part Three)

For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and sport aviation community. There are but a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like the Oshkosh Fly-In.

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Ode to AirVenture '04

By Rose Dorcey

The Aero-News Editor asked me to write, Of the things at AirVenture that I thought were all right. There were many great things at AirVenture '04, I'll cover them here; let's begin to explore…

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Is That Smoking, Non-Smoking Or Freight?

Cuban Ships Herself To Miami In Wooden Crate

Imagine the looks on the faces of the DHL ground crew in Miami (FL) as they unloaded that big wooden crate from a flight that originated in the Bahamas.

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Radar Test During Messenger Launch May Help Return To Flight

Proves Wide-Band Doppler Can Track Debris

Radar tracking data gathered during the Delta II launch of the MESSENGER spacecraft earlier this month has provided promising results that may benefit NASA's Space Shuttle Program and Discovery's Return to Flight.

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EU Promises To Avert Boeing-Airbus Trade War

Comments Come A Week After US Threatens To File Complaint About Airbus Subsidies

If Peter Mandelson has his way, there will be no trade war between the US and Europe -- at least, not over Airbus subsidies.

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Inquiring Minds Want To Know More

Delta Creditors Demand Details On Carrier's Financial Situation

Many of Delta's creditors might be willing to flex a bit as the company struggles to avoid bankruptcy. But before they do, they want to see a plan.

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TSA Adds Two More Airports To Access Control Pilot Program

Will Test RFID Technology

The TSA says it's added two more airports to the list of participants in its Access Control Pilot Program. They join eight other airports which were selected April.

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Pilots Down Under Urged To Use Science In Fighting Fatigue

New Paper Calls For Fatigue Risk Management Systems

Australia’s aviation industry is being urged to adopt a new scientific approach to minimizing pilot fatigue.

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Benin Crash Caused By Too Much Weight: Government

Foreign Minister Blames Crew For UTA Accident

Benin's foreign minister told reporters in Beirut Tuesday that the crash of a UTA flight off his shores last December was caused by excessive weight on board the aircraft.

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Heathrow Returning To Normal

BA Back In Business

British Airways says things are getting back to normal, after cancelling some 40 flights both Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, that number was down to four. But it's the second summer in a row that Europe's second-biggest airline has suffered a public relations disaster.

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SATS Demo Slated For Sport Aviation Expo

Showing Off Advantages For Rural Communities

Aircraft from around Florida will participate in a Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) demonstration October 28th, an event that will kickoff the Community Air Service Initiative (CASI). The aircraft will fly to various initial destinations and then all converge at Sebring airport for a High Volume Operation technology demonstration. Various SATS technologies will be on display at Sebring which will also be hosting the US Sport Aviation EXPO.

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1.5 Billion Reasons Canada Should Join Missile Shield Program

Saying "No" To Bush Administration Could Be Costly

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin may still be on the fence about whether his country should fully participate in the US missile shield program, but his military advisors have no qualms. The CanWest News Service reports they're urging him to sign up now, before Canada loses an estimated $1.5 billion in US-initiated defense contracts.

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Seven Reasons To See Red Bull Air Race

It Was Amazing

It could very well be the most exciting air race around -- the Red Bull Air Race in Hungary. Eight of the world’s finest aerobatic pilots flew across downtown Budapest Thursday and Friday -– over the Danube and right past the Parliament –- in a breathtaking competition with one another and against the clock. Flying the track between Budapest’s Chain and Margaret bridges, the aerobatic aircraft reached speeds of up to 400 kph. The winner: Kirby Chambliss, USA, second ranked Klaus Schrodt, GER and third place for the local hero Peter Besenyei.

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The Most Significant Aviation Achievement Since Wright Brothers

The Invention Of The Jet Engine

The Air Force and University of Dayton leaders Friday will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the most significant aviation achievement since the Wright brothers' powered flight.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.26.04)

"Around 11 p.m. (1900 GMT), give or take five minutes, there was this strange noise in the sky, then this torn-up book fell onto our garage." Source: Russian eyewitness to the crash of a Tu-134 south of Moscow Tuesday night. It was one of two commercial jets that went down in Russia within a span of three minutes, leading government officials to believe terrorists were responsible.

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DFW Birthday Bash Is In The Can

Pepsi Marks Airport's 30th Anniversary

The Pepsi Bottling Group will commemorate Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport's 30th Anniversary Year by issuing six million cans of Diet Pepsi sporting the DFW logo. The commemorative can will be available throughout North Texas retail locations beginning Labor Day weekend.

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Wyoming TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/8913 Issued: 08/24/2004 20:08 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CO Facility: ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO. Type: HAZARDS Description: NEWCASTLE, WYOMING.

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/8928 Issued: 08/25/2004 02:55 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AK Facility: ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK. Type: HAZARDS Description: KENAI, ALASKA.

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Ohio TFR: 08/27/04 - 08/29/04

NOTAM: 4/8953 Issued: 08/25/2004 15:44 Effective: 08/27/2004 15:00 - 08/29/2004 21:15 State: OH Facility: ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: TOLEDO EXPRESS AIRPORT, SWANTON, OH.

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Florida TFR: 08/27/04 - 08/28/04

NOTAM: 4/8952 Issued: 08/25/2004 15:14 Effective: 08/27/2004 22:36 - 08/28/2004 00:26 State: FL Facility: ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL. Type: SPACE FLIGHT

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Texas TFR: 08/26/04

NOTAM: 4/8964 Issued: 08/25/2004 18:16 Effective: 08/26/2004 12:04 - 08/26/2004 14:15 State: TX Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX. Type: VIP Description: WACO, TEXAS, AUGUST 26, 2004 LOCAL.

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/8963 Issued: 08/25/2004 18:12 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: UT Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: ST. GEORGE, UT.

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Texas TFR: 08/26/04

NOTAM: 4/8964 Issued: 08/25/2004 18:16 Effective: 08/26/2004 12:04 - 08/26/2004 14:15 State: TX Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX. Type: VIP Description: WACO, TEXAS, AUGUST 26, 2004 LOCAL.

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New Mexico TFR: 08/26/04

NOTAM: 4/8914 Issued: 08/24/2004 20:16 Effective: 08/26/2004 14:05 - 08/26/2004 17:10 State: NM Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: VIP Description: LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO, AUGUST 26, 2004 LOCAL.

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New Mexico TFR: 08/26/04

NOTAM: 4/8941 Issued: 08/25/2004 13:33 Effective: 08/26/2004 19:50 - 08/26/2004 23:30 State: NM Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: VIP Description: ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, AUGUST 26, 2004 LOCAL.

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