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September 26, 2005

Texas, Louisiana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/8749  Issued:  09/26/2005 17:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  TX  Facility:  ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  TEXAS/LOUISIANA COASTLINE. 

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Louisiana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/8748  Issued:  09/26/2005 17:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  LA  Facility:  ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  PORT IBERIA LOUISIANA. 

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/8726 Issued: 09/25/2005 23:40 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: UT Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: HAZARDS Description: 27 MILES WNW OF TOOELE.

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NTSB To FAA: Teach Pilots To Bounce

Also: Install Aileron Surface Position Sensors

In recommendations issued Monday, the NTSB said the FAA should: Require all 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 and 135 air carriers to incorporate bounced landing recovery techniques in their flight manuals and to teach these techniques during initial and recurrent training. (A-05-30)

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ANN To Intro Permanent 'Aero-Casting' Features

DAILY Audio Webcasts Coming Soon To ANN

For the very many of you who wrote so favorably about our podcasting experiment at Oshkosh, we'd like you to know that we heard you -- as you heard us... loud and clear.

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Continental Back On The Job After Hurricane Rita

Continental Airlines Resumes Houston Operations In Aftermath Of Hurricane Rita

Continental Airlines says it's resumed operations at its Houston hub in the aftermath of hurricane Rita and is reporting excellent operational reliability.

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USAF Launches New Breed Of GPS Sats

Flight Marks 100th Delta II Mission

A Boeing Delta II launch vehicle Sunday night successfully delivered the first of the modernized Block IIR Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites to space for the US Air Force.

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Three Alive In Dramatic Mountain Rescue

Swedish Teams Search Into The Night After Light Plane Crash

A desperate, but determined scramble in the mountains of Sweden paid off in the best possible way Sunday night: all three plane crash victims were found alive.

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China To Open Skies For GA By 2010?

Authorities Could Ease Low-Level Restrictions By 2010

China, where general aviation has been virtually unheard of since the Communist take-over in 1949, may be on the verge of opening its skies. Chinese media report the Beijing government may be poised to lift low-level flight restrictions by 2010.

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One Little Number In Transponder Code...

Pilot's Mistake Leads To SWAT Drama In Georgetown, SC

A funny thing happened to Harry Butler when he landed his Cessna 501 at the airport in Georgetown, SC, last Thursday. He suddenly found his aircraft surrounded by Georgetown County deputies -- many of them in full SWAT gear. The reason they were there? Apparently, Butler punched in the wrong transponder code.

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Sploosh! Gear Down For Landing NOT OK For Water

Standard call-outs require "Gear-Down" for landing... right? That is, unless you're preparing for a water landing.

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Johnson Space Center Will Reopen Tuesday

Relatively Minor Damage Reported To Houston, Mission Control Spared most of Hurricane Rita's wallop, employees at Houston's Johnson Space Center are breathing sighs of relief over minor damage sustained to the complex and are planning to reopen the facility Tuesday, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle.

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Northwest Will Lay Off 1,400 Flight Attendants

Some To Be Let Go Just Months After They Were Re-Hired

Northwest Airlines, looking for any way possible to slim down and regroup following its recent filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, announced last week it will lay off 1,400 flight attendants -- approximately one-sixth its current force -- by January 2006.

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San Diego International Wants In On FBO Business

Move Could Force Out Existing Company

The San Diego Regional Airport Authority is expected Monday to weigh a proposal by airport officials to get into the maintenance, parking, and refueling business for private aircraft, essentially taking over from the company currently providing those services at San Diego International.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts: Dueling VLJs?

Listen As ANN Talks About The Eclipse 500 and HondaJet

You already know how proud we are of our Aero-Casts, and how we're looking to expand our use of this exciting technology very, VERY soon (we're talking days here, folks.)  Today, we're spotlighting two of our earlier Aero-Casts, that share a common thread.

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US, European Union Reach Important Initial Agreement In Trade Dispute

Let The Many Months Of Heated Negotiations Begin!

The United States and the European Union reached something of a consensus last week in their battle over trade subsidies, by agreeing to name a senior Mexican trade official to gather information on alleged financial support by the respective powers to aircraft makers Airbus and Boeing.

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Klyde Morris 09.26.05

Klyde Keeps Up The Pressure On Those Clowns In Duh-luth

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China Readying Its First Domestic Jet

Aircraft Similar To DC-9 Should Fly By End Of '06

Described as a potential challenger to foreign manufacturers' dominance of the Chinese airliner market, China is set to begin trial production next year of its ARJ-21 passenger jet, state media reported on Friday.

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NWA Passengers Leave For Tokyo Just A Little Late

'It Happens To Other Airlines As Well'

The next time you're stuck at the airport for a few hours due to a delayed aircraft, you can at least be grateful you weren't on Northwest Airlines Flight 19 last week. The B747-400 scheduled to leave Minneapolis Thursday afternoon finally left on its flight to Tokyo's Narita Airport Saturday morning -- almost two days late.

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NTSB Investigates Hawaii Eurocopter Accident

Three Killed When Sightseeing Flight Goes Down

The NTSB planned Sunday to recover the wreckage of a Eurocopter AS-350B2 that went down two days day earlier off Kauai's north shore during a routine sightseeing expedition, in an attempt to pinpoint the cause of the accident.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.26.05)

"It's certainly an unfortunate delay. We regret the inconvenience; we apologize. We work hard to avoid this. It happens to other airlines as well."

Source: Northwest Airlines spokesman Kurt Ebenhoch, on the 43-hour delay of a flight bound for Tokyo from Minneapolis last week. NWA Flight 19 was originally due to leave Thursday afternoon, but was delayed first for a maintenance issue, and then again due to crew availability issues. The 747 finally left Minneapolis Saturday morning.

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Texas TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/8706 Issued: 09/24/2005 19:40 Effective: Undetermined - Undetermined State: TX Facility: ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX. Type: HAZARDS Description: HOUSTON, TEXAS

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