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The move from the orange terrorism alert status to yellow has not made flying any easier, yet, As of AVweb's deadline Wednesday, there was no change in the flight restrictions imposed during the orange-level threat. The FAA's William Shumann said that while there could still be relaxations, there are no guarantees. "Pilots should not assume we will return to the flying status of before we went to Code Orange."…

The Kansas Aviation Museum has cancelled its annual Aerodrome Days festival and will concentrate, instead, on involvement with celebrating the 100th anniversary of powered flight. The 2003 Wichita Aviation Festival, to be held Sept. 18-21, is scheduled to include an air show (including the Air Force Thunderbirds), hot-air balloon launches, fireworks, educational seminars, aircraft displays and helicopter rides…

North Carolina's Aviation Hall of Fame will be going to Asheboro if a bill in North Carolina's General Assembly passes. The bill was proposed in 2002 and 2001 and failed both times after groups in Fayetteville and Wilmington expressed interest in having the Hall of Fame…

The FAA may relocate its automated flight service station from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to the Lorain County airport in Ohio. Michael Barth, the county airport's able executive director, said this week the county airport is the ''first choice'' of the FAA for the station. The county is thinking about building a 20,000-square-foot building at the airport to lease to the FAA as a home for the automated flight service station.