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July 07, 2007

IN TFR: 07.13.07 - 07.14.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7411 Issue Date: July 06, 2007 at 1313 UTC Location: Gary/Chicago International Airport, Gary, Indiana near CHICAGO HEIGHTS VORTAC (CGT) Beginning Date and Time: July 13, 2007 at 2200 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 14, 2007 at 0300 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Gary Air Show2007-Hangar Party Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Gary (GYY) Air Traffic Control Tower, 219-944-1663

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MO TFR: 07.13.07 - 07.14.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7464 Issue Date: July 06, 2007 at 1651 UTC Location: Gould Peterson Field, Tarkio, Missouri near ST JOSEPH VORTAC (STJ) Beginning Date and Time: July 13, 2007 at 2100 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 14, 2007 at 1530 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Parachute jumps by military jump team Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: St Joseph (STJ) Air Traffic Control Tower, 816-236-3682

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IN TFR: 07.13.07 - 07.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7410 Issue Date: July 06, 2007 at 1308 UTC Location: Gary, Indiana near CHICAGO HEIGHTS VORTAC (CGT) Beginning Date and Time: July 13, 2007 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 15, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Gary Air Show 2007-Miller Beach Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Gary (GYY) Air Traffic Control Tower, 219-944-1663

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Aviation Groups Rail Against Anti-GA Airline Magazine Editorials

CEOs Appeal To Passengers In Fight For User Fees

If you've found yourself absent-mindedly thumbing through the in-flight magazines onboard several major carriers recently, you've had the opportunity to enjoy some fine fiction, in addition to that five dollar snack box and half-can of Coke, according to aviation letter groups such as the National Business Aviation Association.

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AOPA Says Pilots Remain Frustrated With FSS Network

Follow-Up Survey Shows Marginal Improvement

At least the steep spiral has stopped, says the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association... but things are far from getting better for Lockheed Martin's handling of the flight service station (FSS) system.

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A Tribute To A Volunteer... And 'His' Plane

Restoration Still Underway On PB4Y-2 Privateer

It was during March of 2002 that I first met William D. Jolliffe. I was on an early ANN assignment covering what might be considered an "orphan" warbird: the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer that had been (and still is) under restoration at the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, TX for quite a while (15 years or so as this is written).

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Airlines Look To Roomier Regional Jets For Additional Revenue

Imagine Stretching Out On An RJ... But It'll Cost You

Now, here's an oxymoron: roomier, more luxurious regional jets. In the wacky world of airline revenue, however, that idea isn't just talk -- it's already happening. And it'll cost you.

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Gone West: USAF General Howell M. Estes Jr.

Former Military Air Transport Service Commander Was 92

Aero-News has learned the general who once led the command charged with re-supplying deployed US forces passed away July 2 at his home in Bethesda, MD.

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Charlotte County Airport Director Looks Ahead To Growth, But Will TSA Agree?

Improvements Being Made to Attract Airline Service

Airline service can't return soon enough to Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda, FL for airport director Gary Quill. The question is, will the government be accomodating to those ambitious plans?

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Accident Spurs Talk About Conway Airport Relocation

FAA To Review Environmental Impact Study

A July 2 runway overrun accident that claimed the lives of two people has prompted renewed talk of relocating an Arkansas airport.

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Fire Warning Prompts Emergency Landing At Sea-Tac

False Alarm Onboard Southwest Airlines Jet

There was never any real danger, but the pilot of a Southwest Airlines flight into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport didn't know that when he radioed the tower Thursday morning, saying the plane might be on fire.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.07.07)

Aero-Linx!

Vandenberg Air Force Base is headquarters for the 30th Space Wing. The 30th manages Department of Defense space and missile testing, and placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast, using expendable boosters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.07.07): Ultrasonic Inspection

Aero-Terms!

A type of non-destructive inspection (NDI) in which an item is examined for hidden flaws.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.07.07)

"Your e-mail provides no factual information about what is needed for system transformation, but instead makes a blatant attempt to encourage ill-informed support from people who are justified in their frustration with this summer's unprecedented airline delays."

Source: Ed Bolen, president of the National Business Aviation Association, in a terse letter to United Airlines CEO Glenn Tilton regarding the carrier's "Contact Congress" initiative, asking passengers to take up the fight bandied by the Air Transport Association and other pro-airline interests, to impose user fees on corporate aviation.

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