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April 19, 2005

South Carolina TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/3075  Issued:  04/19/2005 22:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  SC  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  CHARLESTON SC. 

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Illinois TFR: 04.28.05

NOTAM:  5/3072  Issued:  04/19/2005 20:50  Effective:  04/28/2005 17:00 - 04/28/2005 22:00  State:  IL  Facility:  ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITOL AIRPORT, SPRINGFIELD IL. 

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Alabama TFR: 04.25.05 - 05.12.05

NOTAM:  5/3070  Issued:  04/19/2005 20:30  Effective:  04/25/2005 12:30 - 05/12/2005 21:00  State:  GA  Facility:  ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ANNISTON ALABAMA. 

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-08-09 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-08-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for cracks in the crease beam and adjacent structure of the fuselage, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary.

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AD: Centrair

AD NUMBER: 2005-08-06 MANUFACTURER: Centrair SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-08-06 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CENTRAIR 101 series gliders with other than elevator or aileron part number (P/N) SY991A hinge pins installed. This AD requires you to replace any installed elevator or aileron hinge pins that are not P/N SY991A hinge pins with P/N SY991A pins.

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Georgia TFR: 04.21.05

NOTAM: 5/3051 Issued: 04/19/2005 18:00 Effective: 04/21/2005 16:00 - 04/21/2005 20:00 State: GA Facility: ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: VIDALIA GA.

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/3049 Issued: 04/19/2005 16:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: 58 MILES ESE OF YUMA AZ.

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Pennsylvania TFR: Until Further Notice

N OTAM: 5/3034 Issued: 04/19/2005 03:20 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: PA Facility: ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY. Type: HAZARDS Description: YORK CITY PA.

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GA Aircraft Shot Down Over Brazil

Federal Police Say It Was Smuggling -- Maybe

Brazilian federal police aircraft intercepted and shot down a twin-engine general aviation aircraft as its pilot attempted to take-off Sunday. The 65-year old pilot was reportedly killed. His 50-year old passenger was arrested.

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Twin Otter Wreckage Found In Indonesia

All On Board Were Lost

The week-long search for a deHavilland DHC-6 that went down in the jungles of Indonesia's West Papua province was spotted over the weekend. All 18 people on board -- 14 passengers and four crew members -- were lost in the mishap.

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Eclipse 500 Completes Nacelle Icing Tests

Canadian National Research Council's New Icing Tunnel Puts Engine Through Its Paces

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based jet-maker Eclipse Aviation has just completed a $335,000 contract with the National Research Council Institute for Aerospace Research (NRC Aerospace) for engine nacelle icing tests on its Eclipse 500 jet. The test program, which included icing tunnel-based nacelle and engine/nacelle combinations required for certification purposes, took place during March and April at the NRC Aerospace facilities in Ottawa, Canada.

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What Happened In Tampa?

Controllers Couldn't Hear Pilots For 20 Minutes Saturday

What happened in the tower at Tampa International Airport that kept controllers hearing from pilots for about 20 minutes on Saturday? The answer involves a propane leak, a fire and two five-dollar fuses, according to the FAA.

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The FAA Has An Answer To Wichita Airport Subsidy Issue

Official Says Subsidies Might Continue If City Reconstitutes Airport Board

If the city of Wichita, KS, would only reconstitute its airport authority as an entity completely separate from the city council, the FAA says it would probably have "no problem" continuing its multi-million dollar subsidies to AirTran.

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No-Fly List Now Holds Some 31,000 Names

More Details On KLM Incident

As sources tell Time Magazine the US No-Fly list has ballooned from 19,000 names in September to more than 31,000 this month, we're learning more about why a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Mexico City was forbidden to fly in US airspace earlier this month. At the bottom line, the TSA is now trying to expand its ability to keep people off commercial flights -- not just in the US, but all over the world.

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US-EU Subsidy Talks: So It Comes Down To This?

US Says Patience Running Out

Ever been to a bar fight where the two participants spend most of their time warily circling each other, tossing insults instead of jabs? That's sort of like the current standoff between the US and the EU over commercial aviation subsidies. Tempers are short and you just know someone is going to throw a punch any minute.

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Someplace It Ain't Yet - The Lakeland Fly-In

By ANN Correspondents John Ballantyne and Kevin O'Brien

At the end of every show, we try to do a little bit of a wrap-up and see how things went overall. This year at Sun-n-Fun, we sent our most experienced guys to their respective ends of the field to assess the show. We talked to exhibitors, attendees, happy campers, and a couple of just plain campers. Here's what they told us, and what we saw with our own eyes.

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NASA Studies Unmanned Shuttle Landing

If Space Plane Must Be Abandoned At ISS, Could It Land Without Crew?

Should space shuttle astronauts have to abandon their landing plans and hightail it to the International Space Station in an emergency, what happens to the damaged or malfunctioning shuttle itself? NASA is trying to address that issue, wondering with all its bureaucratic might whether the shuttle might be remotely piloted home.

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Historic Helicopter

AS318 Lends Some French Savoir-Faire To Choppertown

You never know what you're going to see at Sun-n-Fun. Here we have an Aerospatiale SA318C helicopter -- quite a ways up-market from the usual homebuilt gyros and helicopters.

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Lakeland's Unsung Heroes

ANN's Completely Unscientific, but Sincere, Survey

By ANN Correspondent John Ballantyne Sure, there are many awards and commendations showered on well deserving individuals who excel at Sun 'n Fun each year. But it seems that some always fall through the cracks. So ANN endeavored to ferret out those individuals who get less credit than deserved, and to again mention those who are the rocks on which ultralight and light sport aviation are anchored. To accomplish this goal ANN conducted an entirely unscientific, but thoughtful, series of interviews with principal exhibitors, volunteers near the close of the Sun 'n Fun fly in, 2005.

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ANN Wants YOU!

To Join Our Editorial Team

Are you watching your friends getting ready for Oshkosh and wishing you could go? Well, perhaps you can. On us.

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AIG Expands To Meet New EU Aviation Liability Requirements

Excess Aviation War Liability Coverage Supplements Regular Coverage

AIG Monday launched what it calls "Excess Aviation War Liability coverage." The new coverage is designed to help corporate flight departments and owners of private aircraft meet the new minimum liability requirements mandated by insurance regulators in the European Union, according to an AIG statement.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.19.05)

"I am not at all sure how we would use that capability, because here you've got an orbiter that is not safe to bring people back on and yet you're going to try to land it, presumably in case you were too conservative. But in doing that you have to fly it over folks." Source: Wayne Hale, NASA's deputy director of the shuttle program, speculating about some of the problems the agency might encounter designing and flying a shuttle that could land by remote. If the crew had to abandon ship and take up temporary quarters on the International Space Station, proponents of the idea say the space plane could be flown home like a UAV. But the question becomes -- would a damaged shuttle make it without hurting someone or something on the ground? Hale was quoted by the Orland

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Oklahoma TFR: 04.19.05

NOTAM:  5/3028  Issued:  04/18/2005 21:40  Effective:  04/19/2005 13:10 - 04/19/2005 14:00  State:  OK  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, APRIL 19 2005 LOCAL. 

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Special Notice: ADIZ Warning System Being Installed Around Washington

NOTAM:  5/3004  Issued:  04/18/2005 16:30  Effective:  Undetermined - Undetermined  State:  DC  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  SECURITY  Description:  SPECIAL NOTICE: A NEW WARNING SIGNAL FOR COMMUNICATING WITH AIRCRAFT IS BEING DEPLOYED WITHIN THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN ... 

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South Dakota TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/3015  Issued:  04/18/2005 17:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  SD  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  DEADWOOD SD.

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South Carolina TFR: 04.22.05

NOTAM:  5/3020  Issued:  04/18/2005 18:30  Effective:  04/22/2005 18:00 - 04/22/2005 19:00  State:  SC  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  SHAW AFB SC. 

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Pennsylvania TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/3029  Issued:  04/18/2005 22:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  PA  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  YORK CITY PA. 

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2005-08-05 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-08-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 airplanes.

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JPI Shows Off TSO'd Engine Instruments

Out With The Old

Tired of looking all around that panel to find all of your engine instruments? Are some of them not working very well? You need to check out the newest offerings from J.P.Instruments.

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