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April 21, 2005

Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/3137  Issued:  04/22/2005 00:31  Effective:  04/22/2005 12:00 - 04/22/2005 16:00  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  FLAGSTAFF AZ. 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/3139  Issued:  04/22/2005 00:30  Effective:  04/22/2005 12:00 - 04/22/2005 16:00  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  WINSLOW AZ. 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/3138  Issued:  04/22/2005 00:30  Effective:  04/22/2005 12:00 - 04/22/2005 16:00  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  WINSLOW AZ. 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/3136  Issued:  04/21/2005 23:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  RED ROCK AZ. 

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Tennessee TFR: 04.22.05

NOTAM:  5/3132  Issued:  04/21/2005 20:10  Effective:  04/22/2005 15:30 - 04/22/2005 16:35  State:  TN  Facility:  ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE APRIL 22 2005 LOCAL. 

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Workers Picket Piper

Union Workers Want An End To Wage Concessions

Throught thick and thin, good times and bad, New Piper Aircraft and its workers have muddled through. There was the economic slump. Then there were the hurricanes (yup, plural). But now, that solidarity is being put to the test.

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Aero-News Alert: THIRD Eclipse Flies!

Third Conforming Aircraft In The Air... Formation, Anyone?

ANN has just finished a chat with Eclipse CEO, Vern Raburn, conforming that they now have THREE conforming test vehicles in the air.

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A Chat With Phil (Part Two)

Why A Simmering Battle Between GA And The Airlines Could Mean User Fees

By ANN Senior Editor Pete Combs Read Part One If you sense a battle looming between the airlines and proponents of general aviation, AOPA President Phil Boyer says you're not wrong.

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IATA Chief Demands Tough Reforms

Cites "Critical Need For Change"

Giovanni Bisignani appears to be on a crusade. The director general of the International Air Transport Association is making the rounds in Asia, hoping to convince any government official who will listen that now is the time for reform.

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Firefighting Tanker Down In California

NTSB: All Three Aboard Were Lost

At approximately 1850 PDT Wednesday a Lockheed P-3B air tanker, N926AU, owned and operated by the Aero Union Corporation of Chico, California, crashed immediately following a fire retardant training drop near Chico. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, according to a statement from the NTSB.

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Forget Surgery, Learn To Fly Helicopters

Malpractice Crisis, Urban Sprawl Means More Medevacs in Pennsylvania

From the always-interesting Walter Olson at Overlawyered.com, we learn it's an ill wind that blows no good. The ill wind is the malpractice crisis in Pennsylvania, and the beneficiaries, apart from the usual (both plaintiffs' and defense lawyers), include medevac helicopter operators.

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Flight School Terror Suspect Indicted

Zayead Christopher Hajaig Now Considered A Fugitive

A 35-year old flight school student who sparked an international terror alert while attending a Georgia flight school was indicted by an Atlanta federal grand jury Wednesday. Zayead Christopher Hajaig, also known as Barry John Felton, is charged with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm.

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AN-124 Seized In India

Authorities Say It Was Carrying Ammo And Military Vehicles

A Russian aircraft loaded with arms and headed from Singapore to Kuwait was impounded Tuesday night during a refueling stop in India, according to aviation sources.

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Commercial Helicopter Down In Iraq

Nine Lost In Mishap

A commercial helicopter went down some 12 miles north of Baghdad Thursday, killing all nine people on board, according to the US Embassy. There was no immediate word on the nationality of the victims.

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Iranian Pilots Hailed As Heroes

They Steered Burning Plane Off Runway And Into River

Surviving aboard an Iranian Boeing 707 landing in Tehran Wednesday night have high praise for the flight deck crew after the aircraft apparently suffered an engine or brake fire. Unable to stop the aircraft as it sped down the runway, the airplane beginning to burn furiously, the crew steered the aging airliner into a nearby river, dousing the flames.

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The Trail That Lead To Moussaoui

How One Flight Instructor Helped Capture A Terror Suspect

The arrest of Zacarious Moussaoui less than a month before the 9/11 attacks came down to two words: Clancy Prevost. In a stunning article written for The Rake -- an investigative magazine based in Minneapolis, MN -- Dean Stanley reports Prevost, a flight instructor at Pan Am Flight Academy in Eagan, MI, MN, was virtually all that stood between Moussaoui and the cockpit of a jumbo jet.

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Juneau, Feds Can't Agree On Runway Plan

Alaskan City's Airport Funding Could Be At Stake

The engineered-material arresting system has so far been a success, saving five aircraft from expensive and perhaps even deadly mishaps. The crushed material at the end of runways is designed to slow a speeding aircraft to a stop without causing severe damage, when they might otherwise run off the end of a runway and into whatever lies beyond.

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Raytheon Gets The Nod For More STARS Work

Company Will Build 25 More Systems For Civilian And Military Use

The FAA has awarded Raytheon Company a $57 million contract option for continued deployment of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS), which is now in service with the FAA and the Department of Defense (DoD). Contract options include production and deployment of 14 systems for the FAA and nine for the DoD, as well as logistics and support activities. This option completes Phase 1A of the STARS deployment plan.

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NOAA, NASA Begin California UAV Flight Experiment

Altair Carries Science Payloads For Oceanic, Atmospheric Experiments

Can unmanned aircraft be used effectively for Earth Science experiments? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in cooperation with NASA and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), are seeking to answer that question during a series of atmospheric and oceanic research flights off the California coastline this spring.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.21.05)

"We will launch when we are ready to launch and not before." Source: Wayne Hale, deputy manager of NASA's shuttle program, quoted by Florida Today. The space agency pushed back the launch of Discovery -- the first shuttle to go up since Columbia was destroyed two years ago -- until at least May 22nd. That's still within the originally-designated window, between May 15th and June 3rd.

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TFR: KY (04.23.05)

NOTAM:  5/3084  Issued:  04/20/2005 17:10  Effective:  04/23/2005 19:00 - 04/23/2005 22:30  State:  KY  Facility:  ZID - INDIANAPOLIS (ARTCC),IN.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  LOUISVILLE KY. 

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TFR: AZ (04.21.05)

NOTAM:  5/3107  Issued:  04/21/2005 02:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  16 NE NOGALES AZ. 

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TFR: TX (04.20.05)

NOTAM:  5/3100  Issued:  04/20/2005 22:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  TX  Facility:  ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  GRAND ISLE LA. 

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Highs 'n Lows: The Top 10 News Stories We Observed In Lakeland (Part One)

You didn't think we were going to leave Lakeland without a chance to throw out some Congrats and/or Raspberries... did ya?

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Yak 55

For Sale: YAK 55M

1993 Yak 55M. For specs go to www.ulstc.org/forsale.htm   Exterior Quality: 10, Interior Quality: 10 Used, will sell for $58,000.00

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