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January 17, 2005

California TFR: 01.17.05

NOTAM:  5/0392  Issued:  01/17/2005 18:10  Effective:  01/17/2005 17:00 - 01/17/2005 19:30  State:  CA  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  SAN DIEGO CA. 

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JCAPF Takes Delivery of Frasca Level C FFS

The Japanese Civil Aviation Promotion Foundation (JCAPF) has taken delivery of their Level C King Air B200 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) from Frasca International, Inc. through Frasca’s Japanese representative, Euroheli Corporation Tokyo, Japan. The simulator features a six-axis motion system and four window collimated visual display system. The JCAPF will use the device for training commuter airline pilots, governmental agency pilots and private pilots.

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Here Comes The A380

Airbus About To Unveil Behemoth

The European media calls it the "747 Killer" -- the Airbus A380, which will be officially unveiled to the world on Tuesday.

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Heathrow Ready For A380

Modifications Cost $842 Million -- How Many Airports Can Do That?

What's it take to make one of the world's busiest airports ready for the world's biggest commercial passenger plane? About $842 million. Just ask the folks who run Heathrow in London.

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Lakeland Skymaster Crash Leaves Many Questions

Lakeland, FL, FireFighters Take 10 Minutes to Get To Crash

A Cessna 337 Skymaster, specifically reported to be a 1976 Cessna 337P, was involved in a takeoff from LAL's Runway 27 when it aggressively pitched up, achieving an altitude estimated at between 100 and 150 feet before rolling left and impacting the ground. The aircraft slid off the runway and into the grass where, after a minute or two, it caught fire and burned for nearly 10 minutes before Lakeland Firefighters arrived.

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City Locks Doors To Aviation Museum

Officials Now Trying To Evict Non-Profit Museum Owner

For nine years, the Air Station Museum at Arlington Municipal Airport in Washington has been struggling to survive. It appears that struggle is over and the patient is in terminal condition.

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US Announces New Open Skies Aviation Agreement with India

More Flights, Lower Fares

Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta announced Friday that the United States and India have initialed a landmark Open Skies aviation agreement that will lead to more flights, lower fares and stronger economic ties between the two countries.  The agreement comes after three days of negotiations, launched by Mineta and India's Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel last Thursday.

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India's Aviation Minister Furious After Delay

It's Not A Good Idea To Keep The Minister Waiting

This is probably NOT the way to win friends and influence government figures. Seems India's Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel, was headed to Washington to sign a new Open Skies agreement with US Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta last week when, for some unexplained reason, the Air India flight from Sahar Airport was delayed.

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ETC Wins Thai Pilatus PC-9 Simulator Contract

ETC earned additional bragging rights this week with the announcement that the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has awarded ETC an extension of the current PC-9 simulator maintenance support contract. This contract will be fulfilled by ETC's International Logistics Support/Contracted Operations and Maintenance Service (ILS/COMS) division.

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Klyde Morris 01.17.04

Yo Klyde, Sign Me Up Fer A Few Of Those Hubble Tickets...

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A Summer Internship That's Out Of This World

If you're an upper-division undergraduate, or grad student, in science or engineering, and want an internship to remember, then Blue Origin wants to hear from you.

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Anger Rising Over Chicago's Attempt To Build Third Airport

Protestors Brave Cold, Wind, To "Shut This Airport Nightmare Down"

What would make some 30 people brave the bitter cold of a Chicago winter to stand outside for hours in protest? For members of "Shut This Airport Nightmare Down," it's the thought of losing their property to eminent domain as Chicago Mayor Richard Daley continues his quest for the city's third major airport.

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NATCA Applauds New FAA Rule Eliminating Unnecessary Hiring Barrier

That's Right... NATCA Has Something GOOD To Say About The FAA!

Unionized air traffic controllers are actually heaping praise on the Federal Aviation Administration for taking a key step in the urgent need to hire the next generation of controllers, lifting a policy that required students of air traffic control training programs to start employment with the agency within two years of graduation.

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Louisiana EAA Fly-in Series Announces Schedule

Come On Down For A Festival In The Air, Cher

After another highly successful season since being revived in 2003, the Louisiana EAA Fly-in Series rolls into 2005.  ORganizers say their goals are to raise aviation awareness of the general public and increase aviation activity, which of course are both beneficial to all of us involved in aviation.  We feel that this unique fly-in series has been very successful in achieving those goals.  Several or our 2004 events had over 100 aircraft participating.  Overall, over 300 pilots and their aircraft registered at the 12 events that were held last year (only one event had to be rescheduled and one was totally washed out) and even more participated.

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Fired: AirTran Pilot Accused Of Trying To Fly Drunk

Airtran Says He Failed Breathalyzer Test

To say that AirTran Captain Oliver Reason, Jr., had a bad week is probably an understatement. As ANN reported over the weekend, Reason was arrested at McCarron International in Las Vegas early Thursday morning and accused of trying to fly drunk. Now, Reason has been summarily dismissed from the airline.

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Coyne Congratulates Administration For DHS Choice

But He'd Rather Have Seen Hutchison Promoted To The Job

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James K. Coyne congratulated President George W. Bush for the selection of Michael Chertoff as the new designee for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary.

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Just Married: Signature Flight & Transit Aviation

Signature Acquires All Transit's MSY Assets

Signature Flight Support says that it has acquired the assets of the Transit Aviation FBO at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Transit becomes the 43rd FBO in the Signature network.

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Fire Forces Evacuation At NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Flames Inside Vehicle Assembly Building

At approximately 1400 EST Friday, emergency fire fighting crews responded to a fire on the low bay roof in the Vehicle Assembly Building that sent smoke into the electrical duct area of D tower in the Launch Complex 39 area. There were no injuries and no damage to space flight hardware, according to NASA.

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Here It Comes... The 21st Annual International Air Racing History Symposium

And Where Else But Cleveland?

Cleveland, OH -- America's traditional home of pylon and cross-country air racing -- will be the scene of the latest in a series of Air Racing History Symposia which dates back to 1985 and the formation of the Society of Air Racing Historians.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.17.05)

"I want to make Air-India an airline of international standards and because of you idiots we get a bad name! If there is a delay, inform the bloody passengers." Source: India's Minister for Civil Aviation, Praful Patel, in a phone call to the general manager of Air India. Patel, on his way to Washington to sign an Open Skies agreement with Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, was kept waiting along with the rest of the passengers on the flight to the US for more than three hours, before finally grabbing a phone and reading the hapless executive the riot act.

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

Issued:  01/16/2005 15:10  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  UT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  PARK CITY UT. 

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