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June 03, 2005

AOPA Expo Kicks Off

And ANN Is There

Like lovers to Paris, swallows to Capistrano or lemmings to the sea, it's AOPA Expo time in Frederick, MD, and the rain appears to be returning to where it's roosted for the past two years at this time. Even so, the show WILL go on -- and AOPA says it'll be a great one.

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Under Scrutiny Down Under

Australian Baggage Busters Face Inquiry

It's not a good time to be a baggage handler at an Australian airport -- especially if you're a crooked one.

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Virgin Flight Safe After False Hijacking Alarm

Transponder Malfunction?

ANN REAL TIME NEWS -- 1555 EDT: A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 landed safely at Halifax, Nova Scotia on Friday after its transponder somehow emitted a code indicating the plane had been hijacked. There was no immediate word on what activated the alarm -- only that the crew and nearly 300 people on board were safe.

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At Least Two Lost In Skydiving Plane Mishap

One Rescued In Water; Three Others Still Missing In Costa Rica

The bodies of two people have been found near the wreckage of a single-engine aircraft (type unknown) after the aircraft went down near the Costa Rican coast.

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FAA: NY TRACON Is Just Fine, Thanks

Administration Report Disputes Union Allegations

A 60-day on-site FAA investigation of the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility found that it is more than adequately staffed for safe operations and that local union-controlled scheduling practices are inefficient and wasteful, creating overtime costs that are more than double any other air traffic control facility in the country. The investigation also found recent management attempts to curb wasteful practices were met with resistance, followed by anonymous reports of "operational errors."

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Klyde Morris 06.03.05

Klyde Takes Aim At ADIZ Foolishness

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EAA TV Shoots New Wings To Adventure Series

Special Viewing Planned For Theater In The Woods 

The award-winning EAA Television Department has been busy the past several months shooting Wings to Adventure, an aviation series set to premiere this month on The Outdoor Channel 2HD, its new high definition channel. The program will also air on TOC's regular cable channel for those who don't receive HD programming, and EAA AirVenture visitors can catch a special viewing on July 30 at Theater in the Woods.

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Building On A Theme: Two Light Sport Inspection Candidates Pass First Hurdle

FAA Sends Letters Of Acceptance To EAA, Rainbow Aviation Services

The Light Sport Aviation Branch (AFS-610) sdays it's sent the first two Light Sport Aircraft Inspection Airplane course acceptance letters this week. They went to Charles Becker, Director, EAA SportAir Workshops and Brian and Carol Carpenter, Rainbow Aviation Services. 

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Something Odd At The Top Of The World

NASA Spacecraft Measures Unusual Arctic Ozone Conditions

Despite near-record levels of chemical ozone destruction in the Arctic this winter, observations from NASA's Aura spacecraft showed that other atmospheric processes restored ozone amounts to near average and stopped high levels of harmful ultraviolet radiation from reaching Earth's surface.

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Now THAT'S A Lineup!

EAA Airventure's Announces Big-Time After-Hours Programs

EAA AirVenture 2005 will host an impressive lineup of evening programs at Theater in the Woods as some of aviation's leading personalities and newsmakers will participate at the event July 25th-31st.

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A Nosh, A Chat And A Chance To Sail The Wind

Make Plans Now For Chilhowee Oktoberfest

It's coming up -- fall, when the leaves start to turn, the weather cools down and the gliders gather at Chilhowee, TN.

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Spanish Officials Go For Two S-76+ Helos

Delivery Expected Later This Month

In a ceremony held at Sikorsky Aircraft this week, the Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Department of Xunta de Galicia in Spain celebrated their purchase of two S-76C+ helicopters. Delivery of both aircraft is scheduled for later this month.

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Low-Flying Mystery Solved

Who Was That (Oxygen)Masked Man, Anyway?

Residents of the West Side in Manchester, NH, have an answer to one of their most pressing questions: Why was a military aircraft roaring low over their homes Tuesday and is there anything to be worried about?

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.03.05)

"It's now clear NASA had not done its homework on vetting space shuttle alternatives."

Source: Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) in an interview with the Wichita Eagle's Washington Bureau. He was one of several lawmakers requesting the GAO report that shows the shuttles may not be able to complete their missions before retirement. So many of the missions are aimed at keep the International Space Station stocked and manned that NASA is now considering 26 options for an unmanned cargo-only module.

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Nevada TFR: 06.09.05 - 06.10.05

NOTAM Number :  FDC 5/4328  Location : Fallon NAS, Nevada near HAZEN VORTAC (HZN) Beginning Date : June 09, 2005 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date : June 10, 2005 at 18:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Due to High Performance Aircraft Aerial Demonstration Type : Airshow

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Wisconsin TFR: 06.09.05 - 06.12.05

NOTAM Number :  FDC 5/4370  Location : Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport,, Janesville, Wisconsin near JANESVILLE VOR/DME (JVL) Beginning Date : June 09, 2005 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date : June 12, 2005 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM : the Southern Wisconsin Airfest, Type : Airshow

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Short Notice Minnesota TFR: 06.03.05

NOTAM:  5/4371  Issued:  06/02/2005 21:30  Effective:  06/03/2005 15:30 - 06/03/2005 18:00  State:  MN  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ELY MN. 

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Short Notice Texas TFR: 06.03.05 - 06.06.05

NOTAM:  5/4333  Issued:  06/02/2005 13:50  Effective:  06/03/2005 01:20 - 06/06/2005 13:45  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  CRAWFORD, TEXAS, JUNE 2-6 2005. 

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Ohio TFR: 06.06.05 - 07.01.05

NOTAM:  5/4366  Issued:  06/02/2005 19:50  Effective:  06/06/2005 11:00 - 07/01/2005 21:30  State:  OH  Facility:  ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  RAVENNA OH. 

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Short Notice Texas TFR: 06.03.05

NOTAM:  5/4332  Issued:  06/02/2005 13:40  Effective:  06/03/2005 00:55 - 06/03/2005 03:00  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  WACO, TEXAS, JUNE 2, 2005 LOCAL. 

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Texas TFR: 06.06.05

NOTAM:  5/4334  Issued:  06/02/2005 13:50  Effective:  06/06/2005 12:05 - 06/06/2005 14:10  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  WACO, TEXAS, JUNE 6, 2005 LOCAL. 

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