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June 16, 2005

Minnesota TFR: 06.17.05

NOTAM:  5/4816  Issued:  06/16/2005 20:40  Effective:  06/17/2005 15:30 - 06/17/2005 16:45  State:  MN  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ELY, MINNESOTA 

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Minnesota TFR: 06.17.05

NOTAM:  5/4813  Issued:  06/16/2005 20:30  Effective:  06/17/2005 14:30 - 06/17/2005 18:35  State:  MN  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  MAPLE GROVE, MINNESOTA, JUNE 17 2005 LOCAL. 

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Maryland TFR: 06.17.05 - 06.19.05

NOTAM:  5/4814  Issued:  06/16/2005 20:30  Effective:  06/17/2005 19:45 - 06/19/2005 17:30  State:  MD  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  VIP  Description:  HAGERSTOWN/THURMONT, MARYLAND JUNE 17-19 2005. 

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USAF Thunderbirds Appoint First Female Pilot

US Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds,” officials announced their new pilots for the 2006 demonstration season which includes the first female demonstration pilot in the 52-year history of the Thunderbirds.

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Good Grades, Community Activism Pay Off For Andrew Cousins

He's The Winner Of GAMA's Edward W. Stimpson Aviation Excellence Award

GAMA says it's selected Andrew Cousins, a senior in Newberry, South Carolina, as the 2005 Edward W. Stimpson "Aviation Excellence" Award recipient.

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Blimp Down: Goodyear's 'Stars & Stripes'

Two Trapped

REAL TIME UPDATE: 2002 EDT -- A Goodyear blimp crashed Thursday at a Coral Springs, FL, industrial park, in an incident that trapped the two people on board in the wrecked gondola.

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CAF PT-26 Down In Georgia

ANN REALTIME Update, 1828 EST, 06.16.05: Two people died Thursday when the PT-26 Cornell they were flying went down shortly after take-off from an airport in Pike County, Georgia.

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TAB Express Closes Doors

Student pilots training with TAB Express in DeLand, Florida, got something they didn't bargain for with their large (reputedly in some cases, up to $100,000) up-front payments: Locked out.

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Discovery Returns To Pad 39B

Making Ready For Return To Flight

For the second time this year, the space shuttle Discovery was slowly rolled out to the Kennedy Space Center's Launchpad 39B Wednesday, making ready for a July 13th trip into space.

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Downed Harrier In Arizona Was Fully Armed

At Least One Person Reported Hurt

REAL TIME UPDATE: 0600 EDT -- One person was hurt Wednesday when a bomb-laden Marine Corps Harrier went down in a residential neighborhood of Yuma, AZ.

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Chelton Flight Systems Loses $1.4M+ Verdict

An ANN Special Report

It's a sad tale... a tale that just cost Chelton Flight Systems about a million and a half bucks.

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The Not-So-Sexy Side Of Aviation

But It's Becoming More And More Important

By ANN Senior Editor Peter Combs Face it. The worst part about working in almost any aviation job is the paperwork. It's dry, time-consuming and generally takes a fair genius to figure out -- especially when it's government paperwork.

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NTSB Report Card: We Need A Better Report Card

Says Current Methods Of Collecting And Reporting On GA Safety Issues Aren't Enough

The National Transportation Safety Board Wednesday released a safety report recommending that new methods be developed for collecting and reporting flight activity data for smaller, noncommercial (general aviation) airplanes.

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TSA To Purchase GE Screening Technology

In-Line Scanning Technology Aimed At Improving Security And Convenience

GE's Homeland Protection business Wednesday announced its most recent delivery order with the TSA:  the purchase of 43 CTX 9000 DSi explosives detection system (EDS) machines, valued at over $50 million.

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Oh, Maryland! SWA Unveils 'Maryland One'

Boeing 737 Draped In State Colors For Flag Day

Southwest Airlines Tuesday showed the State of Maryland a symbol of true "LUV!" The airline unveiled Maryland One, a 737 emblazoned with an artist's rendering of the Maryland flag.

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Paris Air Show 2005: Battle Royale

Vicious Dogfight Or Snitty Catfight?

Oh, what a difference a couple of years make.

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US Conference of Mayors Sidesteps Airport Lines with Downtown Chicago Check-Ins

It's Not Who You Know, But Who You Are

Hundreds of big-city mayors from around the nation are flying home this week from the US Conference of Mayors in Chicago—but many of them will be skipping the airport check-in lines.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.16.05)

"Look for the dent in the runway." Source: Unnamed Boeing employee at the Paris Air Show, watching the Airbus A380 landing at Le Bourget earlier this week. The runway had to be lengthened to accommodate the super-jumbo -- just one of many infrastructure problems airports that plan to host the A380 will have to solve.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-12-10 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-12-10 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200F and -400 series airplanes; Model 767-400ER series airplanes; and Model 777 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-12-11 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-12-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-12-04 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-12-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB series airplanes.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2005-12-16 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-12-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-12-07 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-12-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319, A320, andA321 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-12-14 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-12-14 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300,and -400ER series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing (McDonnell Douglas)

AD NUMBER: 2005-12-05 MANUFACTURER: Boeing,McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-12-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain transport category airplanes. That AD currently requires modification of the reinforced flight deck door.

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