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August 13, 2007

ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2503  Issue Date: August 12, 2007 at 2322 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center, 38 SE McCall, Idaho  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City Center (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560 

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2507  Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 0059 UTC  Location: Salt lake City Center, 31 E Malad, Idaho near MALAD CITY VOR/DME (MLD)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aviation operations.  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560 

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2514 Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 0118 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 24 N Thompson Falls, Montana near KALISPELL VOR/DME (FCA) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2520 Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 0427 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, Sheridan, Wyoming near SHERIDAN VORTAC (SHR) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2523 Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 0458 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center , 18 NE McCall, Idaho Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2565 Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 1342 UTC Location: Seattle Center, 17 SE of Pierce, Idaho near NEZ PERCE VOR/DME (MQG) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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Ariane 5 Given 'Go' For SPACEWAY 3 And BSAT-3a Mission

Third Heavy-Lift Ariane 5 Mission Of Year

Arianespace tells ANN the third heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission of 2007 has been cleared for its August 14 liftoff, following last week's successful launch readiness review, which was performed at the Spaceport in French Guiana.

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Astronaut Ed Lu Leaves NASA For Private Sector

Experienced Spacewalker, Served As Part Of First Two-Man ISS Crew

NASA announced Monday veteran International Space Station astronaut and space shuttle flyer Ed Lu has left the space agency, to accept a position in the private sector. Lu flew on two shuttle missions and lived six months aboard the station as a member of the orbiting laboratory's seventh crew.

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Machinists, US Airways Reach Tentative Fleet Service Agreement

Now Under Review By Members For Ratification

On Sunday, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced a tentative agreement with US Airways covering the carrier's 7,700 Fleet Service workers -- a significant step towards merging the workforces of US Airways and America West.

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Evergreen International Airlines Receives FAA Cert To Fly Dreamlifter, 747-400s

Oregon-Based Company Will Operate, Maintain 747-400LCFs

Evergreen International Airlines (EIA) -- subsidiary of Evergreen International Aviation -- tells ANN the company received its FAA New Aircraft Process Document (NAPD) August 9. The modification of the Airlines' operational specifications allows EIA to acquire full operational control of the Dreamlifter -- a modified Boeing 747 Large Cargo Freighter -- as well as other 747-400 aircraft.

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RANS Reports S-19 Program Coming Along Nicely

Aircraft Now Available For Demo Flights

Randy Schlitter, CEO of RANS Aircraft, tells ANN the company's new S-19 sport plane has completed 50 hours of flight testing... and is now available for demonstrations flights. RANS will sponsor an open house in September, but interested pilots may schedule a demo flight sooner than that at the company's factory in Hays, KS.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.13.07

"Teaching Moments"... With CFI Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.13.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.13.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: "Teaching Moments" -- 08.13.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Bob Miller, host of "Over The Airwaves.")

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Russian Aerospace Manufacturers Gain State Support

Gov't Hopes To Revive Industry

Earlier, ANN reported on a resurgence of Russian long-range patrols by Tu-95 "Bear" bombers over Western airspace, as a sign of renewed growth and vitality in that nation's military aviation complex. On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his country's top aerospace manufacturers, in hopes of similarly revitalizing Russia's commercial aviation industry.

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Court Rules Airline Pax Can't Decline Searches

Says Requiring Consent Would Allow Terrorists To Test System

It's a big judicial decision for -- or against -- passenger rights. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week airline passengers lose their rights to object to a search after they pass through initial screenings.

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John Cudahy Reappointed President Of ICAS

"It's Great To Be Back"

He's back on the job. John Cudahy, who served as president of the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) from 1997 to 2006, has been reappointed to that position. He succeeds Bruce Wilson, who served as ICAS president since April 2006.

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NASA Says Endeavour Damage May Require Repair

Testing Now Underway; Gouge Penetrated Tiles

Spacewalkers Dave Williams and Rick Mastracchio removed a faulty attitude control device on the International Space Station Monday, during their second spacewalk in three days... but most of the world's attention is focused on launch damage to the shuttle Endeavour, which may be worse than first believed.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.13.07

NASA weighs options for repairs to Endeavour's heat shield.
A computer glitch strands thousands at LAX.
And airlines try to pass blame for June delays.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.13.07

NASA weighs options for repairs to Endeavour's heat shield.
A computer glitch strands thousands at LAX.
And airlines try to pass blame for June delays.

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller - 08.13.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks about "teaching moments" with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves.

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ANNouncement: Stringers Sought For Upcoming Special Event Coverage

You've seen, for several years, what a great job our stringers, news-spies, and helpers have done at a number of high-profile aviation events. GREAT writers and photographers like Pete Combs, Rob Finfrock, Juan Jimenez, Kevin O'Brien, John Ballantyne, and Aleta Vinas as well as many other additional supporters, have helped us gather information and wave the flag for us at these shows!

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NASA Adds Three Days To Endeavour Mission

Complete Inspection Of Possible Heat Shield Damage

Mission managers decided Sunday to extend the STS-118 mission of the space shuttle Endeavour by three days. The decision came after the successful operation of the new Station-to-Shuttle Power Transfer System (SSPTS).

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Midwest Airlines Votes To Pursue Buyout Deal From TPG Capital

Gives Final 'No' To AirTran

One saga is finally over... but a new one is just beginning. Nine months after AirTran Airways first voiced its intent to take over Midwest Airlines, the Board of Directors of Midwest Air Group said Sunday it has unanimously determined to pursue a buyout offer -- and not from AirTran. TPG Capital, L.P. offered to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Midwest for $16.00 per share.

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BUFF Given Green Light To Use Synthetic-Blend Fuels

SECAF Certifies Fischer-Tropsch Blends For B-52H

Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne announced the completion of the Air Force's certification of Fischer-Tropsch fuel blends in the B-52H during an August 8 signing ceremony at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

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Pipistrel Sport Plane Wins NASA Challenge

Short-Wing Virus Collects Most Of $250K In Prize Money

A slightly modified Pipistrel Virus motorglider collected the majority of $250,000 in prize money awarded this weekend by NASA, in a competition aimed at bringing small aircraft to the masses.

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Computer Delay Leads To Over 20,000 Stranded Pax At LAX

International Passengers Kept On Planes For Hours

Officials at Los Angeles International Airport say a malfunctioning computer system was to blame for stranding over 20,000 international passengers on the ramp Saturday.

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Cold War-Era Bombers Return To Western Skies

Watch For Bears Around Alaska... And Guam?

Summer picnic grounds aren't the only places you may run into bears. Cold War-era Tupolev Tu-95 bombers have returned to the skies over the Pacific and Arctic... their Russian crews exchanging 'greetings' with NATO pilots.

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Klyde Morris (08.13.07)

This Is NOT How 'P-Diddy' Got Started...

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'Fair Dinkum' -- There, We Said It

But You Can't Utter Australian Slang On SkyWest

More news about continuing problems for passengers flying on US airlines. No, we're not talking about multi-hour delays on the tarmac, lost luggage, or burgeoning cancellations... but rather, something really important. And that would be: can you say the Australian phrase "fair dinkum" on a US flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.13.07)

Aero-Linx!

Astronomy for children, students, and kids of all ages. A free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.13.07): Ultrasonic Cleaning

Aero-Terms!

A method of cleaning mechanical components by vibrating them at an ultrasonic frequency while soaking them in a cleaning solution.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.13.07)

"The Soviet Union collapsed because they couldn't afford the military that they had built up. Now the Russians have a bit of money and a lot of attitude and they're making the same mistake: They're spending more on their military and trying to act like a superpower ... but they can't afford it. It's posturing."

Source: Military analyst John Thompson, president of the Toronto-based Mackenzie Institute. Officials report a resurgence in flights of Russian Tu-95 "Bear" bombers in recent months. A Tu-95 overflew the US Navy base on Guam last week, with other recent Bear sightings in British airspace over the North Sea... far removed from the planes' typical habitats, usually lumbering near the edge of US and Canadian airspace, testing the radar and

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