July 25, 2005
NASA will try again. Although they still aren't sure what caused the fuel sensor anomaly, the space shuttle Discovery is again scheduled for launch this morning. And with that comes a large, 40-nautical-mile-radius temporary flight restriction area (TFR) with a 30-nm interior "no-fly" zone.
The TFR, which is centered on the MLB VOR/DME 004-degree radial at 30.6 miles, extends up to Flight Level 180, goes into effect at 1:33 a.m. local time July 26 and extends through 1:44 p.m. If the shuttle doesn't launch today, another notam is in place for a Wednesday launch. For more information, see AOPA Online for the full text of the notams and graphics. Also check AOPA's Real-Time Flight Planner for up-to-date graphics and information.
July 26, 2005
AOPA and the Massachusetts Airport Management Association defeat an effort to cut $34 million from the Massachusetts transportation bond bill.
Engine overhauler Penn Yan Aero announced that it is extending the warranties on overhauled and experimental aircraft engines, effective immediately.
Dinners at Waypoint Café at California's Camarillo Airport will have an outside dining option to watch airplanes and helicopters take off and land, and learn more about general aviation in the process.
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