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September 14, 2004

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

Check Out THIS Weather Discussion!

Tropical Depression #11 formed near the Windward Islands Monday and is forecast to become Tropical Storm Jeanne Tuesday. T.D. #11 is moving northwest at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. A deep burst of convection is currently over the center of the system and the depression is expected to become a Tropical Storm at any time.

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Arkansas TFR: 09/14/04

NOTAM: 4/9688 Issued: 09/13/2004 19:50 Effective: 09/14/2004 14:35 - 09/14/2004 18:15 State: AR Facility: ZME - MEMPHIS (ARTCC),TN. Type: VIP Description: BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SEPTEMBER 14 2004 LOCAL.  

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Colorado TFR: 09/14/04

NOTAM: 4/9693 Issued: 09/13/2004 21:30 Effective: 09/13/2004 23:45 - 09/14/2004 17:05 State: CO Facility: ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO. Type: VIP Description: DENVER, COLORADO, SEPTEMBER 13-14 2004 LOCAL.

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Nevada TFR: 09/14/04

NOTAM: 4/9685 Issued: 09/13/2004 19:20 Effective: 09/14/2004 17:35 - 09/14/2004 20:40 State: NV Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: VIP Description: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, SEPTEMBER 14 2004 LOCAL.

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West Virginia TFR: 09/14/04

NOTAM: 4/9687 Issued: 09/13/2004 19:50 Effective: 09/14/2004 19:05 - 09/14/2004 21:30 State: WV Facility: ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH. Type: VIP Description: CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA, SEPTEMBER 14 2004 LOCAL.

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Zero G Flights Now Available For 'Real People'

EXCLUSIVE! ANN Has Ringside Seat To Inaugural Flights of the World's First Zero G Airline

Over the next few weeks, we're going to have some amazing stories to tell. For over a month, ANN's Jim Campbell has been working closely with X Prize Founder Dr. Peter Diamandis and an incredibly talented (and truly delightful... if a little crazy) group of people who have long wished for the chance to experience one of the most remarkable features of space travel... flights that offer the weightlessness of Zero G.

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Memphis Belle Widow Trying To Save What's Left

Hurricane Frances Threatens Memorabilia

It's the sad coda for a distinguished aviator. The widow of Memphis Belle commander Robert Morgan is now trying with all her might to save her mementos of their lives together. Her home in Swannanoa (NC), was flooded by Hurricane Frances. The photos, lithographs and limited edition prints that they collected over the years -- the letters from dignities, celebrities and politicians, the medals -- much of that has been destroyed.

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Ivan Threatens Virginia State EAA Fly-In

Organizers Take Wait And See Approach

With thousands of hours of preparation for the 8th Annual Virginia State EAA Fly-in scheduled for this coming weekend, September 18-19, at the Dinwiddie County Airport (PTB) near Petersburg, the Council is announcing a plan to let the public know of the status of the fly-in in case Hurricane Ivan threatens the central Virginia area this weekend.

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Four Lost In Missouri Accident

Cessna 182 Down On Missouri River Island

Four people were lost Sunday night when a Cessna 182 headed for an unknown destination -- perhaps Sikeston (MO) went down on an island in the Missouri river.

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This is Show Biz?

Nantucket Residents Must Leave Homes And Businesses In The Name Of Airshow Security

When the Navy's Blue Angels pay a call on the Nantucket Air Show next weekend, a lot of people will stop and watch one of the most incredible aerial demonstration teams in the world. And a few might be shaking their fists.

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Perhaps All Is Not Lost

Scientists May Be Able To Retrieve Vital Particles From Genesis

Genesis might just be saved. That's the word from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena (CA). The $246 million mission ended with a thud last week when its parachute failed to deploy. The refrigerator-sized saucer, designed to capture untainted solar particles as they streamed from the sun, ended up in a smoking crater in the Utah desert.

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Prosecutors Want To Tell The Rest Of The Story

About The Night John Salamone Rocked Pennsylvania Aviation

If prosecutors have their way, a jury in Norristown (PA) will hear a lot more about the case of John Salamone.

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US Airways: Is This The End?

Troubled Airline May Face Liquidation

Once-again bankrupt US Airways is reportedly subsisting on day-to-day passenger receipts and cash on hand. The airline, which declared bankruptcy for the second time Sunday, is a prime candidate for liquidation unless it can find the cash to clear bankruptcy court.

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Delta: Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

Grinstein "Hopeful" After Talks With Pilots

Okay, here's the bad news: Delta airlines executives are meeting with bankruptcy lawyers. Now here's the good news: The airline says there's a glimmer of hope in talks with its holdout pilots, the best paid flight crews in the business.

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Banner Towing Piper Crashes In San Juan (PR)

Aircraft lost power on crosswind after dropping banner, tried to turn around, hit perimeter fence

A Piper PA-18 Super Cub registered to Aerial Sign of Puerto Rico crashed Sunday afternoon at San Juan's (PR) Isla Grande Airport.

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Well, Where Else Would You Go?

Buffalo Keeps International Aviation Snow Symposium

When you think snow, what comes to mind? Buffalo (NY), perhaps? Maybe that's the reason that the Queen City has, for the past 19 years, been host to the country's biggest conference to center on snow removal.

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Raytheon's Mexico Facility Gets FAA Certification

Now Part 145 Repair Station

So you say you're flying south of the border, but you're worried about what will happen if you need maintenance work done on your aircraft? Worry no more, says Raytheon. The Raytheon Aircraft Services facility in Toluca has been awarded FAA Part 145 certification.

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HR Textron Gets JSF Contract

WIll Produce Engine Servovalves

HR Textron, based in Santa Clarita (CA) says it's been awarded a contract from Hamilton Sundstrand to provide Dual Vane Pump Servovalves to F135 Engine for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Hamilton Sundstrand is a key member of the Pratt & Whitney (P&W)-led F135 Development Team and is responsible for providing the controls and the gearbox to the F135. This program covers the System Design and Development (SDD) phase from 2004 to 2007, with an option for the production phase estimated at $29 million over 24 years. The first prototype unit delivery is planned for November 2004.

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Do You Feel A Draft?

Boeing Considers In-Flight Showers

The things those Boeing designers think of when it's late at night and all the managers have gone home...

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Hawker 800SP Blended Winglet Program Receives FAA STC Certification

Aviation Partners Targets Over Six Hundred Hawker 800 Series Aircraft For Mod

Hawker 800 series operators may now look forward to 7% additional range, faster climb to altitude, higher initial cruise levels and significantly improved performance from high and hot airfields with Blended Winglet Technology.

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Answer The Phone...

At 35,000 Feet

Nearly half of all international business fliers would prefer to travel on airlines that allow the use of mobile phones in flight. That is the emphatic conclusion from a survey of 1,200 international business and leisure travelers at two of the world’s busiest airports—London Heathrow and Gatwick. The research was conducted for Telenor and ARINC.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.14.04)

"We love aviation, that's why we're in the business, and we know that the Blue Angels will be a fabulous show, but the closings will have an incredible impact on our airline." Source: Cape Air spokeswoman Michelle Haynes, talking about expected delays caused by the Nantucket Air Show. Organizers have gone door to door, asking airport neighbors to leave so they can create a "sterile" zone for the US Navy Blue Angels. Airport officials say those ordered out of their homes and businesses are cooperative, but airlines like Cape Air aren't very pleased with the plan.

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Alabama TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/9644  Issued:  09/13/2004 12:00  Effective:  09/13/2004 11:45 - 10/09/2004 21:00  State:  AL  Facility:  ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ANNISTON, ALABAMA   

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/9642  Issued:  09/13/2004 07:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CA  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  MARIPOSA CA.   

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Colorado TFR: 09/13/04 - 09/14/04

NOTAM:  4/9662  Issued:  09/13/2004 16:00  Effective:  09/13/2004 23:45 - 09/14/2004 17:05  State:  CO  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  VIP  Description:  DENVER, COLORADO, SEPTEMBER 13-14 2004 LOCAL. 

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Michigan TFR: 09/13/04

NOTAM:  4/9645  Issued:  09/13/2004 13:10  Effective:  09/13/2004 19:35 - 09/13/2004 22:30  State:  MI  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN, SEPTEMBER 13 2004 LOCAL.   

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/9637  Issued:  09/13/2004 05:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CA  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  BUCK MEADOWS CA.   

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Michigan TFR: 09/13/04

NOTAM:  4/9649  Issued:  09/13/2004 13:40  Effective:  09/13/2004 17:05 - 09/13/2004 20:05  State:  MI  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  HOLLAND, MICHIGAN, SEPTEMBER 13 2004 LOCAL. 

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