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July 25, 2005

Florida TFR: 07.26.05

NOTAM:  5/6198  Issued:  07/22/2005 18:30  Effective:  07/26/2005 05:33 - 07/26/2005 17:44  State:  FL  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  SECURITY  Description:  CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA., JULY 26, 2005 LOCAL. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 99.7, OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR), SP 

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SpaceShipOne, White Knight Land At KOSH

Historic Spacecraft, Launch Plane In Only Public Showing

The cast and crew of the Mojave Aerospace Ventures X-Prize-winning entry were center stage at AirVenture on Monday. Pilot/astronaut Mike Melvill flew several overhead passes before guiding the hybrid aircraft/spacecraft combination to a perfect landing at about ten minutes past three PM.

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SpaceShip One Arrival Tentatively 1500 CDT

That's Three PM On Your Twelve Hour Clock

At a morning press briefing, EAA's Dick Knapinski said that the planned 1500 arrival of SpaceShipOne and White Knight remained 3:00, but warned that the time was tentative.

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Cessna And CAP Offer Program For Cadets

As part of an ongoing partnership, Cessna Aircraft Company and Civil Air Patrol (CAP) teamed up to offer a Cadet Special Activity at the Cessna Independence facility.

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Klyde Morris 07.25.05

Klyde Just Had To Go On Another Rant About This...

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Bill Bordeleau Looks Back At Air Show Career

Air Show Announcer "I Miss The Camaraderie"

By ANN Correspondent Rose Dorcey Chances are, if you have been a regular at AirVenture through the years, one of the things you most remember is something you never saw. It's a voice, and the person behind it. The voice of Air Show Announcer Bill Bordeleau.

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Piper To Supply UND With New Entegra-Equipped Warriors

The New Piper Aircraft Inc. has sold seven (7) Warrior III aircraft to the University of North Dakota's (UND) aviation department to expand its fleet of instructional airplanes.

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New Piper Introduces CMax And XM Weather To Entry And Mid-Range Models

The New Piper Aircraft, Inc., has announced that it will add CMax Electronic Approach Chart display and Avidyne's Fully Integrated MultiLink™ services - featuring XM WX satellite weather capabilities, text messaging and flight tracking - as part of its optional equipment package offered on all Piper entry level and mid-range aircraft.

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New 'Interceptor' Helicopter At Oshkosh

Proven Mechanicals In A New Package

It looks like Airwolf. It's a kit helicopter. It uses a certified Lycoming 160 or 180 horsepower engine and its mechanicals are already flight-proven. It's built by a company that's been building kit helicopters since 1978, nonstop. What is it?

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Boeing Wants To Build F/A-18s In India

Upturn In US-India Relations Seen As Opportunity After signs that the chill is finally thawing in relations between the US and India, one Boeing executive is on the subcontinent, hoping to strike a joint production deal with the New Delhi government.

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Controlled Chaos

Rapid-Fire ATC Instructions On The Radio

Even the day before the show opens, the airfield gets busy. How busy? So busy that listening to the drumfire of ATC instructions is almost alarming, even when you are sitting safely on the ground, gripping a handheld radio. Here are some impressions from five minutes of monitoring.

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Avidyne May Lead The Pack, But Others Still Want The Job

Peschges Variometer Introduces New VFR Glass Cockpit Systems

Peschges Variometer GmbH, maker of general aviation avionics, will introduce its new glass cockpit systems: VP-EFIS and VP-EMS. Both are based on a ten inch transflective TFT display, which the company says provides great readability in bright sunshine, beneath dark clouds or at night.

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Another JAL Incident

747-300 Forced Down By Fire Warning Light

It may have been a faulty indicator -- a fire warning light in the cockpit of a JAL 747-300 en route from Manila to Tokyo's Narita Airport that forced the aircraft back to the Philippines capital for an emergency landing.

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Air Show Performer Down In Oklahoma

Rodger Modglin Died A Day After Mishap

The pilot of a Romanian-made Yak-52 died Sunday from injuries he sustained when his aircraft went down during a performance at the "Wings Over Oklahoma" Airshow in Claremore on Saturday.

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If It's In The Air, ANN Has It ON The Air!

Aero-News Podcasts Begin Monday

By ANN Senior Editor Pete Combs With the advent of this year's EAA AirVenture comes something new and very different from Aero-News.Net: podcasting -- a way for you to HEAR what's going on in Oshkosh.

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Airventure Arrival Adventures

If It Can Fly It's Probably Landing Here Now

Two gleaming Citations sit on the ramp, waiting for tugs to bring them to Cessna's display. Next in line, a Bonanza sits, baking on the tarmac. Behind them, the extreme far end of general aviation: an Extra 300LP. This is a popular arrival time at Oshkosh, and for pilots and planes that can only mean two things: hurry up, and wait.

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Jets For Dummies: The Eclipse 500 Makes Jet Flying Look (and Feel) Easy (Part 1)

ANN Flies The Eclipse 500... and The Eclipse Lives (Revised, Part 1 of 7)

By ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell We Jet-Jockeys Are SO Screwed… Pity the poor jet pilot of the not-too-distant future.

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Yet Another Oshkosh Sneak Peek: Xerion Avionix Introduces New Engine Monitor

Xerion Avionix LLC is introducing a new engine monitor, the AuRACLE, at AirVenture 2005. The AuRACLE will support both non-certified and certificated aircraft.

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Salvage Attempt Aborted

PA-28, Pilot Remain On Slopes Of Mount Shasta

Attempts to recover the wreckage of a Piper PA-28 from the slopes of Mount Shasta in California have been called off because of high winds at 11,000 feet, where the aircraft and pilot who died in the accident now lie.

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Superior Air Parts Celebrates FAA Approval Of High Country Explorer

"There Truly Is A Better Piston Engine"

Superior Air Parts, the newest manufacturer of FAA Certified piston engines for general aviation aircraft, says the Vantage Engine-powered "High Country Explorer" from American Champion Aircraft (ACA), has received its FAA approvals.

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NASA Goes To The Birthplace Of Hurricanes

Another Mission Launched From Costa Rica

NASA's ER-2 high-altitude weather research plane and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) P3-Orion research aircraft flew several missions July 14, 15 and 16 into the turbulent tropical atmosphere over the eastern Pacific.

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DFW International Unveils Most Technologically-Advanced Terminal Built Since 9/1

Terminal D Now North Texas' Front Door To The World

With the smooth touchdown of a Mexicana Airlines flight, DFW International Airport last week opened the doors of its long-anticipated International Terminal D.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.25.05)

"No doubt there is some degree of finger crossing. But the other side of the coin is that we have really performed a very thorough troubleshooting analysis to a great degree, an excruciating degree of detail with all the shuttle program experts and the contractors that we can get." Source: "No doubt there is some degree of finger crossing. But the other side of the coin is that we have really performed a very thorough troubleshooting analysis to a great degree, an excruciating degree of detail with all the shuttle program experts and the contractors that we can get."

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Florida TFR: 07.27.05

NOTAM:  5/6211  Issued:  07/22/2005 20:20  Effective:  07/27/2005 05:11 - 07/27/2005 17:22  State:  FL  Facility:  ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL.  Type:  SECURITY  Description:  CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA., JULY 27, 2005 LOCAL. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 99.7, OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR), SP 

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Florida TFR: 07.26.05

NOTAM:  5/6201  Issued:  07/22/2005 18:50  Effective:  07/26/2005 05:33 - 07/26/2005 17:44  State:  FL  Facility:  ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL.  Type:  SECURITY  Description:  CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA., JULY 26, 2005 LOCAL. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 99.7, OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR), SP 

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Washington TFR: 07.28.05

NOTAM:  5/6151  Issued:  07/21/2005 18:40  Effective:  07/28/2005 19:15 - 07/28/2005 21:00  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  MCCHORD AFB WA. 

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Washington TFR: 07.29.05

NOTAM:  5/6152  Issued:  07/21/2005 18:50  Effective:  07/29/2005 20:00 - 07/29/2005 20:40  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  PASCO WA. 

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Florida TFR: 07.27.05

NOTAM:  5/6209  Issued:  07/22/2005 19:40  Effective:  07/27/2005 05:11 - 07/27/2005 17:22  State:  FL  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  SECURITY  Description:  CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA., JULY 27, 2005 LOCAL. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 99.7, OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR), SP 

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