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January 19, 2007

T-38C Down In Mississippi, Pilots Safe

TFR Issued For Crash Site Investigation

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 01.19.07 1430 EST: The recovery of an Air Force T-38C trainer that crashed in northern Mississippi Thursday has prompted the FAA to issue a Temporary Flight Restriction in the area.

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AK TFR: 01.19.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1231 Issue Date: January 18, 2007 at 1924 UTC Location: Juneau, Alaska Beginning Date and Time: January 19, 2007 at 1930 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 19, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For avalanche control Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Juneau (JNU) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-586-7382

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MS TFR: 01.19.07 - 01.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1336 Issue Date: January 19, 2007 at 1817 UTC Location: Marks, Mississippi near HOLLY SPRINGS VORTAC (HLI) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: January 26, 2007 at 2359 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For crash recovery operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Memphis (ZME) Center, 901-368-8234

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VA TFR: 01.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1323 Issue Date: January 19, 2007 at 1724 UTC Location: Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Alexandria, Virginia near WASHINGTON VOR/DME (DCA) Beginning Date and Time: January 22, 2007 at 0700 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 22, 2007 at 0830 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For explosive demolition Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Potomac (PCT) TRACON, 540-349-7586

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MD TFR: 01.20.07 - 01.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1280 Issue Date: January 18, 2007 at 2220 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: January 20, 2007 at 1530 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 22, 2007 at 1815 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/1179: DUE TO CHANGE IN TIMES.

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Wayward Cat Survives Three Weeks In Jet's Cargo Hold

Pumpkin Recovering At Denver Vet Clinic

Attention, travelers: don't gripe about the crummy accomodations in Coach class. Pumpkin the cat doesn't want to hear it.

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Atlanta Falcons QB Caught With Suspicious Substance At MIA Checkpoint

Water Bottle Had Hidden Compartment, Marijuana-Like Odor

Despite setting a all-time record for rushing over 1,000 yards this season -- unusual for a quarterback -- Atlanta Falcons player Michael Vick couldn't evade security screeners at Miami International Airport this week.

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United, NWA Planes Get Uncomfortably Close Over Iowa

TCAS To The Rescue

FAA investigators want to know why two passenger airliners flew unacceptably close ito each other in the skies over Iowa this week... and they're taking a close look at operations at Chicago Center.

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Airbus May Lose Last A380 Freighter Customer

UPS Said To Be Near Cancelling Orders

Things are looking dire for the freighter version of the beleaguered Airbus A380... with several sources reporting United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) is close to cancelling its order for 10 of the planes. That would leave Airbus without any orders for the megasized cargo hauler.

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Upgraded Apaches Heading For US Army, UAE Flight Lines

Boeing Wins Contract For 126 Remanufactured AH-64s

Aero-News has learned Boeing and the US Army recently signed a $1.149 billion contract for the remanufacture of 96 AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters for the Army, and another 30 AH-64Ds for the United Arab Emirates.

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Boeing Takes Wraps Off Its Intercontinental Interior

New 747-8 Features Dreamliner, T7 Design Cues Inside

If it comes anything close in reality to how it looks in the picture... wow. On Thursday, Boeing unveiled a life-size sales display of the interior for the new 747-8 Intercontinental. Boeing says the two-story display showcases the dramatic interior architecture of the 747-8.

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China Plays Coy On Test Of Satellite-Killer Missile

Other Nations Fear Launch Of New Arms Race In Space

There's a new space race brewing... and it echoes many of the fears that resonated in the late 1950s as the United States and Russia sent their first rockets into orbit. This time, however, it's China stoking those worries.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 01.19.07

Master CFI Rich Stowell, On His New Book On Spin/Stall Awareness

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.19.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.19.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Master CFI Rich Stowell: 01.19.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Master C

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.19.07

Another politician tries to exploit an unreasoning fear of small airplanes...
NATCA says the FAA has lost control of the controller shortage...
...and a really expensive AD for owners of the

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.19.07

Another politician tries to exploit an unreasoning fear of small airplanes...
NATCA says the FAA has lost control of the controller shortage...
...and a really expensive AD for owners of the

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ANN Special Feature: CFI, Author Rich Stowell 01.19.07

Today, ANN's Paul Plack talks with Master CFI Rich Stowell about his new book, The Light Airplane Pilot's Guide to Spin / Stall Awareness.

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Sebring Sport Aviation Expo 2007: Oh, The Planes!

Part Two: AMD CH601 XL Zodiac

Over the past 10 months, I've had the opportunity to spend some seat time in three emerging players in the light sport aircraft segment. As a former Cessna 172 jockey, I must admit I wasn't expecting much when I first took to the skies on demo flights in three significantly smaller aircraft, lower-powered aircraft... but wow, was I wrong.

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AD: Dassault

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-01 MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-01 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Russian Spacecraft 'Progress 24' Enroute To ISS

Unmanned Vessel Launched From Baikonur Thursday

Russia's Progress 24, an unmanned Russian cargo ship, lifted off the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh Steppes in the early morning hours on Thursday atop a Soyuz launch vehicle enroute to the International Space Station for a replenishment mission.

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Guggenheim Aviation Partners Firms Up Orders For New Airbus Freighter

Places Deposits On Six A330-200Fs

Just days after the formal launch of the Airbus A330-200F, orders continue to come in for the midsized freighter. US-based aviation investment firm Guggenheim Aviation Partners, LLC (GAP), acting on behalf of one of its investment funds, is the first customer to sign a contract for the A330-200F, the newest member of the A330/A340 family.

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Klyde Morris (01.19.07)

As Usual, Klyde Applies Logic To Absurdity...

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Sebring Sport Aviation Expo 2007: How To Buy An LSA Without Going Broke

Part Two: Financing My New Toy

While yesterday I went on in this space about choosing my plane and listening to advice from Falcon Insurance Vice President Bob Mackey, today I am looking at how I go about actually securing the financing I need. 

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AEA to Celebrate 50th Anniversary at Annual Convention

As If There Aren't Enough Lights And Electronics In Reno...

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Aircraft Electronics Association, as well as its 50th annual AEA convention.

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Alteon Training Opens Singapore Facility

Billed As Largest Aviation Training Facility In Asia Pacific Region

Boeing subsidiary Alteon Training informed ANN yesterday of the official opening in Singapore of what it's calling the largest aviation training facility in the Asia Pacific region.

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Boeing's Dreamlifter Delivers First 787 Assemblies

Super-Super-Jumbo Shows It Can Do The Job

Boeing alerted ANN this week to the successful delivery of the first major assemblies for the upcoming 787 Dreamliner to its partner Global Aeronautica in Charleston, SC -- completing the first-ever delivery cycle using the modified 747-400LCF, also known as the Dreamlifter.

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Millman Named As New President Of Bell Heli -- Redenbaugh Out

Former President Of Textron Systems

There's a new man at the top for Bell Helicopter, as parent company Textron announced Thursday Richard J. Millman has been named president and CEO of the helicopter manufacturer. Millman replaces Michael Redenbaugh, who resigned from the company.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.19.07)

Aero-Linx!

An online Airport Facilities-type Directory. Over 20,000 airports are listed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.19.07): Gull Wing

Aero-Terms!

Description of a wing in frontal view bent as the wing of a seagull.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.19.07)

"We are very pleased that Guggenheim Aviation Partners has chosen to be a launch customer for the A330-200F. The decision by such an investment firm to acquire the A330-200 freighter is a great endorsement for our new freighter. It clearly demonstrates Guggenheim's foresight and the confidence investors put in the value of our new freighter."

Source: Airbus COO Customers John Leahy, on the decision by Guggenehim Aviation Partners to order six of the European planemaker's upcoming midsized freighters. The order comes days after the program was given the formal go-ahead by parent company EADS.

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