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March 25, 2007

Yeah, April 1st Is Coming -- AGAIN... Ya Gotta Problem With That?

As previously noted (each year), we have this 'problem.' Each April 1st we have a problem getting our stories straight... we make things up, we get silly, we act weird (-er than normal...) we exaggerate and lampoon... in other words, we act like the folks that run Sun 'n Fun...

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Crews Search Lake Michigan For Signs Of Decades-Old Plane Wreckage

Northwest DC-4 Disappeared In 1950

Fifty-six years is too long for the wreckage of a missing plane to go undiscovered, say underwater search crews and amateur historians who have launched an impressive effort to find the remnants of Northwest Airlines Flight 2501. The DC-4 disappeared over Lake Michigan in June 1950.

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FAA Issues Avionics Theft Alert For NC Pilots

Thieves Stealing King, Garmin Stacks From Parked Planes

The Aircraft Electronics Association told ANN Saturday of the following notice from the FAA Safety Team.

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Victory! NY Pilots Defeat Minimum Age Proposal

Students Under 17 May Continue To Fly As PIC

Score one for the little guy... and for a large pilots' organization. After word got out last month regarding a proposed ban on pilots under the age of 17 from flying in New York State, pilots made their ire known to their state representatives. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reports they listened.

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Chinese Military Officials Give Pace Firsthand Look At Su-27

Chairman Of Joint Chiefs On Goodwill Tour

In a move intended to foster openness between the two countries, Chinese military officials let the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff examine their country's top-of-the-line combat aircraft at a Chinese air base this week, and allowed him to speak with pilots and ground personnel.

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Another Week, Another Airbus Walkout

UK Workers Protest Job Losses Under Power8

Several hundred workers walked out on their jobs Friday at an Airbus plant in Britain, protesting planned job losses at factories throughout Europe.

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Arnold AFB Team Conducts First Test In Upgraded Space Chamber

Specialized Equipment Simulates Conditions In Orbit

The US Air Force's Arnold Engineer Development Center (AEDC) scientists and engineers are leading the way in finding solutions on Earth to complex problems satellites can encounter in space.

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Hydraulic Problem Postpones A380's Trip To China

Faulty Line Grounds Plane In Frankfurt

It's the kind of problem that happens on any given day to an airliner in regular service... but when you're talking about Airbus' forthcoming A380 superjumbo, now undergoing a globe-crossing shakedown flight, a leaking hydraulic hose turns into a much bigger problem.

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Mooney Airplane Co. Names Floyd Washburn VP Of Programs & New Business

Former Gulfstream Exec Is Also A Mooney Owner

Mooney Airplane Company has announced the appointment of veteran aviation executive Floyd W. Washburn, to the position of Vice President of Programs & New Business.

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Embry-Riddle Joins Forces With Industry To Demonstrate 'Airport Of The Future'

DAB Event Offers Glimpse At New Technologies

ANN learned this week technology that could be used for an "airport of the future" will be demonstrated March 27-28 at Florida's Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) by an aviation industry consortium led by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Lockheed Martin, and the airport authority.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.25.07)


The Motion Picture Pilots Association was founded in 1977 by a group of concerned motion picture aviators at the urging of industry and government.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.25.07): Tri-Service Aircraft Abbreviations


Ever wonder how those military planes got those abbreviations?

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.25.07)

"I'd hate to not find this airplane."

Source: Ralph Wilbanks, member of a search team financed by underwater adventure writer Clive Cussler that is attempting to locate the wreckage of Northwest Airlines Flight 2501. The DC-4 airliner disappeared over Lake Michigan on June 23, 1950.

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AZ TFR: 03.25.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6507 Issue Date: March 24, 2007 at 1705 UTC Location: Seligman, Arizona Beginning Date and Time: March 25, 2007 at 1200 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 25, 2007 at 1800 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Gas release. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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