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June 10, 2005

Gone West: Air Legend Curtis Pitts

Curtis Pitts And His Airplanes Changed Sport Flying Forever

REAL TIME UPDATE: 1725 EDT -- EAA President Tom Poberezny received a call from the Curtis Pitts family late Friday morning to inform EAA that the legendary aircraft designer had passed away at the age of 89.

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New Mexico TFR: 06.10.05 - 06.11.05

NOTAM:  5/4637  Issued:  06/10/2005 17:30  Effective:  06/10/2005 18:00 - 06/11/2005 00:00  State:  NM  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  25 MILES WEST OF ALBUQUERQUE NM. 

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Texas TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4621  Issued:  06/10/2005 15:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  TX  Facility:  ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  SAN ANTONIO TX. 

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Rhode Island TFR: 06.16.05

NOTAM:  5/4646  Issued:  06/10/2005 20:00  Effective:  06/16/2005 16:30 - 06/16/2005 18:30  State:  RI  Facility:  ZBW - BOSTON (ARTCC),MA.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  QUONSET STATE AIRPORT, NORTH KINGSTON RI. 

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New Mexico TFR: 06.10.05 - 06.11.05

NOTAM:  5/4636  Issued:  06/10/2005 17:20  Effective:  06/10/2005 18:00 - 06/11/2005 00:00  State:  NM  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  5 MILES EAST GRANTS NM. 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4632  Issued:  06/10/2005 17:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  46NM SW OF TUCSON AZ. 

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New Mexico TFR: 06.13.05

NOTAM:  5/4631  Issued:  06/10/2005 16:50  Effective:  06/13/2005 10:30 - 06/13/2005 13:00  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  33NM NNE OF HOBBS NM. 

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AD: Revo

AD NUMBER: 2005-12-02 MANUFACTURER: Revo Incorporated SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-12-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 98-10-12, which applies to all Revo, Incorporated (REVO) (Type Certificate 1A13 formerly held by Colonial Aircraft Company, Lake Aircraft Corporation, Consolidated Aeronautics, Inc., and Global Amphibians LLC) Models Colonial C-2, Lake LA-4, Lake LA-4A, Lake LA-4P, and Lake LA-4-200 airplanes. AD 98-10-12 currently requires you to ensure adequate clearance between the attachment fitting and the horizontal stabilizer rear beam and between the attachment fitting and the stabilizer skin with inspections, possible replacem

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First Flight: CH-47 Chinook Digital Advanced Flight Control System

BAE Systems has completed the first flight test of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook Digital Advanced Flight Control System (DAFCS). This first flight represents a significant milestone in the Chinook program.

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UPI Deorbits Space Columns

Struggling News Service Draws Back From The Cosmos

Two of the best writers on space are Robert Zimmerman and Irene Mona Klotz, both of whom write for Universal Press International, UPI.

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North Carolina Lawmakers Refer Helo Mishap To DA

Should Sheriff -- Or Aircraft Owner -- Be Prosecuted In Deputy's Death?

In North Carolina, Franklin County commissioners this week unanimously voted to ask the district attorney for a criminal investigation into the death of a deputy in a helicopter mishap more than a year ago.

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Nippon Cargo: The New Freighter Is Here!

First Of Four 747-400Fs Arrives

Boeing popped the champagne Thursday as Nippon Cargo Airlines' first 747-400 Freighter went into service. It's the first of four new 747-400Fs the carrier has on order.

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NATA: Coyne Addresses GA Security Concerns At Senate Hearing

At a Senate hearing on GA security and operations, Thursday, NATA President James K. Coyne discussed the efforts NATA has made to improve general aviation security since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks...

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Bolen Talks To Congress: Highlights Progress, Work Needed To Enhance GA Security

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen appeared Thursday before a Senate panel to outline the variety of security measures adopted by the general aviation industry since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and to underscore the industry's continuing commitment to pursuing effective security initiatives.

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Klyde Morris 06.10.05

Klyde's Messing With the Weather Channel!

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IAI, ATG Team Up On Israeli Air Force Trainer

Javelin Would Be First Israeli Fighter Since Ill-Fated Lavi

Javelin has found a friend in the Israeli Air Force.

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AOPA Air Safety Foundation Releases 2004 Nall Report

Data Reveal A Continued Downward Trend In Accident Rate

The AOPA Air Safety Foundation recently published its 2004 Nall Report, an annual comprehensive compilation of general aviation (GA) accident statistics. The latest edition reveals an overall increase in GA accidents for 2003 as compared to 2002, but a continued downward trend in the accident rate. Preliminary numbers indicate that trend continued throughout 2004.

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Report: Flight Control System Problem Caused F/A-22 Mishap

Caused By Brief Power Interruption

A flight control system problem caused an F/A-22 Raptor to crash on the runway at Nellis Air Force Base, NV, on December 20th, according to an Air Force report released June 8th.

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The Glider Pilots of Pegasus Bridge

Silent Raiders Practiced Hard For D-Day

The pilots of the gliders at the Caen Canal and Orne River bridges, between Ranville and Benouville, were all Staff Sergeants of the Glider Pilot Regiment. The co-pilots handled the navigation, the pilots did the flying.

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New H-1s Hit 3K Hours

Now Prepping For OpEval

With more than 95 percent of their development complete, the five aircraft of the 84 percent identical AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters currently in flight test marked their 3,000th flight hour June 1 during weapons accuracy testing in Yuma, AZ.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.10.05)

"The accident causes we review each year are not new. In 2003, takeoff, maneuvering, and weather were again among the top fatal accident producers." Source: Bruce Landsberg, AOPA Air Safety Foundation, on release of the 2004 Nall Report. The new report shows a continuation of the trend in GA toward fewer accidents.

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