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October 24, 2004

AOPA Expo '04: Jack Tunstill Honored For Efforts To Save Albert Whitted

Here's An Award That ANN Heartily Agrees With

Jack Tunstill of St. Petersburg, Fla., was honored Saturday night as the 2004 recipient of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Joseph P. Sharples Perpetual Award, given annually to recognize the greatest selfless commitment to general aviation by a private citizen.

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Score One More For American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter, a subsidiary of Eurocopter and a business unit of EADS North America, has signed a contract to provide re-engining kits for 95 U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphins.

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AOPA Expo '04: Alaska’s Rep. Don Young Honored With Prestigious Hartranft Award

AOPA has paid tribute to U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) for a lifelong dedication to general aviation, awarding him the J.B. “Doc” Hartranft Award for 2004.

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AOPA Expo '04: It's Official--Klyde Went To Space

"After 35 years, you finally put an ant in space."

That was the comment made by one of cartoonist Wes Oleszewski's childhood pals after the record-breaking X-2 flight of SpaceShipOne. It was only then that Wes was able to break the news to a few close friends that riding aboard SpaceShipOne on the October 4th flight, that claimed the X Prize, had been a Klyde Morris figure.

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NATA Blasts OHare Slot Rule NPRM

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has filed comments with the FAA challenging the agency's proposal to incorporate a reservation system for unscheduled arrivals at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

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Mineta Makes FAA Management Advisory Council Appointments

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta today appointed three new members to the FAA's Management Advisory Council (MAC).

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Study: Americans Still Consider NASA Relevant

A comprehensive, in-depth study by Dittmar Associates aimed at understanding public perceptions of NASA reveals that Americans continue to support human space flight.

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AOPA Expo '04: That's An Extra-Long Trip!

Santa Rosa - Duluth Non-Stop

Extra Aircraft’s EA-500 recently flew a non-stop, seven-hour flight with reserve, performing a feat Extra says is unmatched by aircraft even twice its price.  

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AOPA Expo '04: Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.24.04)

Aero-News Quote of the Day “Jack epitomizes the ASN volunteer... He spoke out in strong defense of Albert Whitted in the face of apparently overwhelming odds. He worked to coordinate the efforts of to airport support groups – the Airport Advisory Council and the Albert Whitted Airport Preservation Society. He helped St. Petersburg residents understand the true consequences of the anti-airport ballot initiative. In short, he supported his airport and he never gave up.” Source: AOPA Prez, Phil Boyer, speaking about Florida Airport advocate, Jack Tunstill, who successfully led an amazing effort to save Albert Whitted Airport.

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Missouri TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/1494  Issued:  10/23/2004 19:20  Effective:  10/24/2004 18:00 - Undetermined  State:  MO  Facility:  ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  KIRKSVILLE MO.

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AD: Heaters

AD NUMBER: 2004-21-05 MANUFACTURER: Heaters SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-21-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 96-20-07, which applies to certain B-Series Combustion Heaters Models B1500, B2030, B3040, and B4050 that are installed on airplanes.

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