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September 17, 2004

Illinois TFR: 09/18/04 - 09/19/04

NOTAM:  4/9860  Issued:  09/17/2004 19:00  Effective:  09/18/2004 22:20 - 09/19/2004 01:55  State:  IL  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  DEKALB, ILLINOIS, SEPTEMBER 18 2004. 

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Safire Gets The Boot

Now Looking For Investors AND New Digs

Down-and-out Safire Aircraft is not only looking for a new investor, but is now looking for a new home. Miami Today reports Miami Executive Aviation, and FBO at Opa-Locka Airport, locked Safire out September 9th for failure to pay the rent.

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Contractor Returning From Afghanistan Busted

FBI: He Had Lethal Explosives On Board Flight

New York/New Jersey Port Authority screeners at JFK are collecting quite an arsenal these days -- thanks to a 26-year old DynCorp contractor on his way home to California from Afghanistan.

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TSA Ups Electronic, Manual Explosives Searches

Adds Trace Detectors, Expands Use Of Physical Pat-Downs

The TSA Thursday introduced new passenger screening procedures that it says will increase the use of explosives trace detectors, expand the use of manual pat-down searches, and give screeners more latitude to refer individuals to secondary screening.  This move is in line with our commitment to constantly review screening procedures to ensure our measures are targeted to counter potential threats.

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Klyde Morris 09.17.04

Do Ya Think That Klyde is Taking This X Prize Competition Seriously?

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FAA: LA ARTCC Outage Blamed On Maintenance

The Repairman Was Asleep At The Switch

Tuesday's comm meltdown at the Los Angeles ARTCC facility was caused by the FAA's failure to properly maintain equipment.  So says the FAA itself.  

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WI Aviation Hall of Fame to Induct Five at November Banquet

Among Them: Field Morey and "Duffy" Gaier

The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame announced today that five Wisconsin aviators would be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a banquet to be held at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh (WI). Among this year's inductees are two men with similar, yet equally deserving backgrounds, Field Morey and Harold "Duffy" Gaier.  

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Nevada Firm Tests BAE Aircraft As Firefighter

Evaluations To Commence Right Away

Minden Air Corp. is testing the BAE 146-100 (file photo of type, below) as a possible replacement for two of its tankers, among 33 grounded by the US Forest Service earlier this year. Chief Pilot Tim Christy is optimistic.

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Up, Up And Away

St. Louis Balloon Race Is "Go"

While harboring an unabashed admiration for balloon pilots and their crews, we're sometimes mystified by the nomenclature that surrounds that noble calling. For instance, do hot air balloons really "race?" That would seem to imply an element of speed that has heretofore eluded us... If they do, they'll be doing it at St. Louis's Great Forest Park Balloon Race -- a race that was almost finished before it ran.

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Son Of Nemesis Loses Its Legs

Gear Collapse Puts Nemesis NXT Out Of Running At Reno

An unfortunate incident earlier this week prior to the start of the 41st National Championship Air Races and Air Show at Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada, thwarted the highly anticipated appearance of the Nemesis NXT. Owners Jon and Patricia Sharp had planned to debut their new homebuilt airplane in the Sport Class. The original Nemesis, which dominated Formula 1 racing for many years winning 47 of 51 starts, now hangs in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. That plane made its final flight at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2000.

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AEA To Hold Avionics & Panel Installation Seminar

Fort Worth Event November 3-4

Avionics technicians who want to keep pace with the latest in installation practices and proven techniques will not want to miss this training opportunity offered by the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA). All the acceptable methods and techniques for panel-mounted avionics installation will be covered in this seminar, to be held at Tarrant County College (Northwest Campus) in Ft. Worth, Texas.

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New Military Astronaut Trainees Tour Goddard

"Did You Go To The Moon, Today, Dad?"

When Air Force Maj. James Dutton Jr. returns from his first space mission, he hopes to bring back a U.S. flag -- but not just any U.S. flag.

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NOAA Dedicates Monuments To The Wright Brothers And Bodie Island Baseline

Ceremony To Honor Significant Historic Events In Aviation And Navigation

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will honor the contributions of Wright Brothers, and the recovery and restoration of the Bodie Island (NC) baseline distance measurement of 1848 (the precise land survey reference line) in a special ceremony Friday.  NOAA's National Ocean Service's National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will dedicate commemorative monuments honoring both historic events.  NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.17.04)

"While over there, he and some patrolmen were going through different houses and found some books on the Taliban and some unexploded antiaircraft ordnance. Being ex-military and as the military does overseas, they picked them up as souvenirs. He packed them in his bag and flew back with them, like an idiot." Source: Troy Lyman, whose friend, Shaun Louis Marshall, appears in New York federal court Friday. Marshall faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on charges of bringing live explosives aboard a commercial passenger aircraft. The real question is, how did Marshall, returning to his home in Riverside (CA), get those Soviet-made explosives and ammo all the way from Afghanistan to JFK before being discovered?

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North Carolina TFR: 09/17/04 - 09/18/04

NOTAM:  4/9816  Issued:  09/16/2004 21:00  Effective:  09/17/2004 18:30 - 09/18/2004 00:30  State:  NC  Facility:  ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, SEPTEMBER 17 2004 LOCAL.

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Kansas TFR: 09/24/04 - 09/26/04

NOTAM:  4/9811  Issued:  09/16/2004 20:40  Effective:  09/24/2004 18:00 - 09/26/2004 21:00  State:  KS  Facility:  ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  MCCONNELL AFB, WICHITA KS. 

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Alabama, Florida TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/9814  Issued:  09/16/2004 20:50  Effective:  Undetermined - Undetermined  State:  FL  Facility:  ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  FOR FLORIDA, ALABAMA, AND MISSISSIPPI WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT UNTIL FURHTER NOTICE. 

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Kansas TFR: 09/24/04 - 09/25/04

NOTAM:  4/9812  Issued:  09/16/2004 20:50  Effective:  09/24/2004 23:50 - 09/25/2004 00:15  State:  KS  Facility:  ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  COLONEL JAMES JABARA AIRPORT, WICHITA KS. 

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