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August 15, 2005

Pop-Up Arizona TFR: 08.15.05

NOTAM: 5/7070 Issued: 08/15/2005 16:30 Effective: 08/15/2005 16:15 - 08/15/2005 17:15 State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: DUNCAN AZ.

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/7061 Issued: 08/15/2005 05:10 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AK Facility: ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK. Type: HAZARDS Description: FT. YUKON ALASKA.

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Wyoming TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/7051 Issued: 08/14/2005 18:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WY Facility: ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO. Type: HAZARDS Description: WRIGHT WY.

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Cypriot Authorities Raid Helios Offices

Looking For Evidence In Greek Tragedy

ANN REAL TIME NEWS: 1515 EDT -- The top law officer in Cyprus, Attorney General of the Republic Petros Clerides, issued search warrants Monday aimed at Helios Airways. This, after Sunday's crash of a Helios 737 bound from Larnaca to Athens, then on to Prague.

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Helios Airways Statement On Fatal Mishap Near Athens

"A Terrible Tragedy"

Helios Airways Chairman, Andreas Drakou, said today that the accident to flight ZU522 was a terrible tragedy and that the company is providing immediate financial and other assistance to the families of all those affected by the appalling event.

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NTSB Team Arrives In Greece To Assist In Aircraft Accident Investigation

Helping Find Answers In A Tragedy Surrounded By Questions

A team of National Transportation Safety Board investigators has arrived in Athens to assist the Air Accidents Investigation and Aviation Safety Board of Greece in the investigation of the Helios Air, Boeing 737, aircraft accident.

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As If The Strike Wasn't Enough...

BA ERJ-145 Skids Off Runway In Germany

Still reeling from a wildcat strike that cost more than $17 million a day, British Airways Sunday had another fine mess to deal with. An Embraer ERJ-145 ran off the end of the runway in Hanover Germany.

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Another JAL Incident

Engine Bursts Into Flame Shortly After Take-Off

It's another in a string of incidents for Japan's beleagured JAL Airways -- a DC-10 was forced to make an emergency landing at Fukuoka Airport Saturday when its number-one engine burst into flames shortly after take-off. This, after a government warning about possible defects in some DC-10 stator vanes and turbine blades.

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Fishing Boat Comes To Rescue Of Downed PA-31

All On Plane -- Including Infant -- Recovered Safely

This is a story that could have had a much different -- much more tragic -- ending. But six people, one of them an eight-month old baby, are doing just fine now after they were plucked from the ocean. Their Piper PA-31 ditched Saturday six miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport in Florida.

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Air Show Hall of Fame Class of 2005 Announced

The ICAS Foundation has announced that three air show men of importance will be inducted into the ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame. Bill Sweet, Bob Herendeen and Wayne Handley join the ranks of 24 other aviation greats who have been honored in the Air Show Hall of Fame since its inception in 1995.

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Airventure 2005 Served Well As Community Airport Booster

One can always find lots of tools, aircraft parts, aerodrome lots and t-shirts for sale in the Fly-Market at Oshkosh. But, this year there was something new (besides SpaceShipOne)!

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ISS Crew Prepares For Spacewalk

Krikalev Gets Ready To Break Record

As the Russian commander of the International Space Station gets ready to celebrate a remarkable milestone in space, Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips are preparing for their mission's first spacewalk.

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Black Boxes, Bodies Recovered From Greek Crash Site

Most Were "Frozen Solid," According To Rescuers

As Greek recovery teams sifted through the wreckage of a Helios Airlines 737 that went down on Sunday, they reported finding bodies that were "frozen solid" after the plane suffered what appeared to be a catastrophic loss of cabin pressure and heat, authorities said. The Cypriot aircraft's black boxes were recovered and investigators hoped to find they would provide some insight into the mishap, which killed all 121 people on board.

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Three Dead In Erie, Apparent Fuel Exhaustion

Two Couples Returning From Niagara Falls In Ill-Fated Cherokee

Media reports in Erie, Pennsylvania Sunday told the story of a tragic, and if the story told by reporters there is correct, unnecessary, accident, that left three family members dead and a fourth clinging to life.

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New Liquid-Cooled Av Engines Show Promise, Power

Flexible Fuel Choices

By ANN Contributor Rob Finfrock Aircraft Engine Systems, Inc., distributor of the new Bombardier-Rotax V220 and V300T (turbocharged) V-6 piston engines, has many reasons that a customer should consider their liquid-cooled engines over air-cooled counterparts.

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Seventh Annual Holleyfest Fly-In/Camp-Out Coming Soon

September 23rd - 24th

The Holley Mountain Property Owners' Association, Inc. is holding its seventh annual Holleyfest fly-in/camp-out to promote safety in General Aviation throughout the Arkansas/regional aviation community and to the public at large.

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Klyde Morris 08.15.05

Klyde Has A Few Things To Say About Customer Service

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We Have A (Caption Contest) Winner!

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

And wait, and wait... After making it through the hectic preparation and the insanely busy coverage of Oshkosh, ANN is finally ready to announce the winner of our last caption contest.

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Flying The Mentor

Realistic Training

By ANN Contributor Rob Finfrock I've never flown a Piper Saratoga but I could get used to it. The bird I'm at the controls of is a brand-new, fully decked-out model, complete with an equally new Avidyne FlightMax Entegra glass panel and an oh-so-sweet turbocharged Lycoming under the cowl.

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Helicopter Crashes During Airport Open House

Look Out Below!

A Robinson R44 helicopter crashed while giving rides at the annual open house of the Greenwood Airport (HFY), just south of Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday morning. The pilot and two passengers on board the aircraft sustained minor injuries and were treated and released from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

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Divers Call Off Search For Missing Pilot

Soon To Raise Fallen Craft

Estonian and Finnish divers have called off the search for the missing pilot of the Sikorsky S-76 C+ helicopter that went down into the Baltic Sea on Wednesday. The helicopter was operated by the Finnish company Copterline.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.15.05)

" Unfortunately, it appeared that the pilot was already dead as was, possibly, everyone else on the plane. " Source: Cyprus Transport Minister Haris Thrasou, commenting to the media about the crash of a Helios Airways Boeing 737 that crashed Sunday near the coastal town of Grammatikos, Greece, with 116 passengers and 6 crew onboard. 

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Washington TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/7039  Issued:  08/14/2005 05:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  10 SE DAYTON WA. 

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Wyoming TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/7051  Issued:  08/14/2005 18:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WY  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  WRIGHT WY. 

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Idaho TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/7034  Issued:  08/13/2005 23:10  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  ID  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  20 MILES NW OF SALMON ID. 

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Florida TFR: 08.15.05

NOTAM:   5/7046  Issued:  08/14/2005 12:30  Effective:  08/15/2005 22:02 - 08/15/2005 23:53  State:  USA  Facility:  ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL.  Type:  SPACE FLIGHT  Description:  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER OPERATIONS AREA

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Idaho TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/7043  Issued:  08/14/2005 05:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  ID  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  26 S GRANGEVILLE ID. 

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Idaho TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/7032  Issued:  08/13/2005 20:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  ID  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  13 MILES S OF SALMON ID. 

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