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Shuttle returns to the Cape Monday afternoonShuttle returns to the Cape Monday afternoon

<BR><SPAN class=twodeck>AOPA urges pilots to exercise caution</SPAN><BR><SPAN class=twodeck>AOPA urges pilots to exercise caution</SPAN>

The space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to return to the Kennedy Space Center at 1 p.m. EDT today. As a result, the FAA has issued a notam activating the usual restricted and warning areas.

The notam encompasses a 30-nm arc centered at the launch complex and includes restricted areas R2932, R2933, R2934 and portions of warning areas W497A, W158A, and W158C. Flight operations within this airspace are prohibited from the surface to unlimited and will remain in effect from 9:29 a.m. EDT Monday morning until the launch site is secured. Pilots are advised to contact St. Petersburg Flight Service Station prior to operating in the vicinity of this airspace.


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