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July 11, 2007

UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7933 Issue Date: July 11, 2007 at 0622 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, N of Beaver, Utah 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 (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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NV Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8066 Issue Date: July 11, 2007 at 1951 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7845  Issue Date: July 10, 2007 at 1713 UTC  Location: Los Angeles Center, Santa Barbara, California near GAVIOTA VORTAC (GVO)  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: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205 

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NV Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7913 Issue Date: July 11, 2007 at 0005 UTC Location: Salt Lake Center, 12 SE of Jackpot, Nevada Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7935 Issue Date: July 11, 2007 at 0638 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, SW Beaver, Utah 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 (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8094 Issue Date: July 11, 2007 at 2211 UTC Type: Hazards

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7967 Issue Date: July 11, 2007 at 1339 UTC Location: Seattle Center, NW of Burns, Oregon near WILDHORSE VOR/DME (ILR) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7925 Issue Date: July 11, 2007 at 0430 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center , 5 NNE Stanley, Idaho near SALMON VOR/DME (LKT) 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 (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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AK Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8092 Issue Date: July 11, 2007 at 2135 UTC Type: Hazards

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Balloonist Wannabe Logs 193 Miles in Lawn Chair

"Pilot" Likens Flight to "Jumping on Clouds"

Following in the high-flying footsteps of the infamous "Lawn Chair Larry," an Oregon man took to the skies last weekend with 105 helium balloons and a lawn chair.

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Cessna To Sponsor 2008 US Sport Aviation Expo In Sebring

Making Its Mark In LSA

The US Sport Aviation Expo which is held annually at Sebring Regional Airport in Sebring, Florida is very pleased to announce that Cessna, a Textron Company, has agreed to be the sponsor of Expo 2008, to be held January 17-20, 2008 at Sebring Regional Airport.

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The Americans Are Coming! MV-22 Osprey Makes First Landing On British Carrier

Marines, UK Forces Prepare For Joint Exercise Off Eastern US

Ahead of a US-led Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX) on the Eastern seaboard of the United States, the HMS Illustrious welcomed the very first embarkation of a US Marine Corps Bell/Boeing MV-22 Osprey onto the Royal Navy aircraft carrier Wednesday. It is the first time an Osprey has landed on a non-US vessel.

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Roofers To Blame For MIA Tower Fire

Construction Part Of Expansion Plans

Work crews repairing the roof of a vacant Miami International Airport control tower inadvertantly started a fire that caused some tense moments Wednesday afternoon.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 07.11.07

The PRA Fly-In And Convention In Mentone, IN

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.11.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.11.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The PRA Fly-In And Convention In Mentone, IN: 07.11.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Greg Gremminger, Vice President of the Popular Rotorcraft Association.)

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FAA's Blakey Announces Expansion Of OEP In Senate Presentation

Calls For 'Action Now' On FAA Funding Plans

Below is the complete text of a speech given by FAA Administrator Marion Blakey during Wednesday's "Senate JPDO" day. In her speech, Ms. Blakey announced an expansion of the agency's original Operational Evolution Plan -- now Partnership -- to include the FAA's proposed NextGen changes to the nation's air traffic control system.

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Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308s To Power Virgin Galactic's White Knight II

Will Evaluate Biofuels To Reduce Emissions For SpaceShipTwo Launcher

Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW308 turbofan engine has been selected to power the White Knight II (WK2) launch aircraft for the world's first commercial passenger suborbital spaceship SpaceShipTwo (SS2).

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Eurofighter Typhoons Go Operational Over The United Kingdom

Will Replace Tornado Fighters In Air Defense Role

The Eurofighter Typhoon, the Royal Air Force's newest and most capable jet aircraft, is now on readiness to respond to any aircraft acting suspiciously or intruding illegally into UK airspace.

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ICS-200 Receives EASA Certification For Installation On Learjet 60

Company Will Increase International Presence

Aero-News learned this week the ICS-200 Iridium Communications System from International Communications Group (ICG) has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for all installations onboard the Learjet 60.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.11.07

A tragedy in Florida claims two lives on the plane, three more on the ground.
The Australian Department of Defense spars with a newspaper.
And the sole survivor on a Black Hawk crew testifies

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.11.07

A tragedy in Florida claims two lives on the plane, three more on the ground.
The Australian Department of Defense spars with a newspaper.
And the sole survivor on a Black Hawk crew testifies.

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ANN Special Feature: Greg Gremminger, Popular Rotorcraft Assocation - 07.11.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Greg Gremminger, Vice President of the Popular Rotorcraft Association. The PRA's national fly-in and convention is coming up August 1st thru 5th, the week after AirVentu

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MO TFR: 07.13.07 - 07.14.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7808 Issue Date: July 10, 2007 at 1511 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 1930 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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New MYR Terminal Not Going To Happen Any Time Soon

FAA Considers Asking For Its Grant Money Back

It appears the new terminal project at Myrtle Beach International Airport can be pretty much termed a failure. The Federal Aviation Administration revoked Horry County's authority to collect $111 million in passenger fees that was to pay for a new terminal over the course of 20 years.

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Congestion Problems At JFK Felt Throughout The Nation

Airport "Choking" On Delays

It is no secret to anyone there are congestion issues at John F. Kennedy International Airport. More than one million flights fight their way through a roughly 20 mile-by 20-mile area. According to the federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics, four of every ten flights were at least 15 minutes late just through May of this year.

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SportairUSA To Preview Sirius LSA At AirVenture 2007

High-Wing Sister Ship To The StingSport

SportairUSA, the North American distributor of the TL 2000 StingSport S-LSA, tells ANN it will preview a cabin model of the new TL 3000 Sirius at EAA AirVenture 2007.

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Survivor Believes GPS Error, Rotor Droop Were Behind 2006 Black Hawk Accident

Co-Pilot Expected Helo To 'Bounce' After Impacting Carrier Deck

The co-pilot and only surviving crew member of a December 2006 Black Hawk helicopter accident told an Australian military inquiry board not only did he believe a Global Positioning System error cause the accident, but he also thought the aircraft would 'bounce' back from a firm landing.

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Airbus Assigns New A380 Wing Design Work To Wichita

Company Anticipates Nationwide Search For Qualified Engineers

To fulfill its new assignment, Airbus Wichita is going to have to hire at least 75 additional engineers between now and early 2008. Airbus has shifted responsibility of the entire wing design of the A380 to its Wichita, KS, engineering shop, according to the Wichita Business Journal.

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ANN Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2007 Staff

Say Hello To Scott Wagner And Dave Ziegler!

With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture 2007 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough... ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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Athena Technologies Tests New Navigation System for Civilian Aircraft

System Previously Used For UAVs

Athena Technologies announced Tuesday its new Micro INS, all-in-one integrated Inertial Navigation System, Global Positioning System and Air Data, Attitude, Heading, Reference System (INS/GPS/ADAHRS) for civilian aircraft was successfully flight tested by German systems integration company Stock Flight Systems.

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China Southern Airlines Places Large Boeing, Airbus Order

Deal Follows US/China Aviation Pact Finalization

In a deal estimated to be worth $3.69 billion, China Southern Airlines has committed to a purchase of 45 aircraft from manufacturing rivals Airbus and Boeing. 

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Spas, Rubber Ducks And Noodle Bars... At The Airport?

Airlines Compete For First-Class Business

And we thought the idea of first-class seating on a regional jet was odd. In a definite you-get-what-you-pay-for situation, airports and airlines all over the world are creating areas for those travelers with discriminating tastes... and the means to pay for them.

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Boeing Kicks Off Dreamliner Production, Set To Hire 400 Workers in San Antonio

Facility Will Be Responsible For Component Fit And Function

Boeing announced this production has "officially" begun on the 787 Dreamliner. Primary manufacture will occur at the company's production facility in Everett, WA... but its plant in San Antonio, TX will perform some modifications work on the first 11 planes.

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Coalition For Space Exploration Names Seven New Board Members

"Generation Y" Young Adults To Promote Space Exploration

The Coalition for Space Exploration announced Tuesday the addition of seven new individuals -- all members of "Generation Y" -- to its board of advisors. Their primary role as advisory board members will be to promote the importance of space exploration to the next generation of explorers and enthusiasts.

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Upgraded: Marc Bouvier Named VP Of Strategy For EADS North America

Will Oversee Growth In US

Aero-News has learned Marc Bouvier has joined EADS North America as the Vice President for Strategy and Integration, with responsibility for the company’s growth and development through mergers and acquisitions, business integration, and the application of EADS technologies and products to the US market.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.11.07)

Aero-Linx!

Follow along with this guy's training, as he return to the skies after a short break in his flight training…25 years! We found this one just in time, he started training on June 13, so we're in on the ground floor. Good luck and blue skies!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.11.07): Static Wick

Aero-Terms!

A device used to bleed accumulated static electrical charge off a control surface, and dissipate it into the air.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.11.07)

"We were partners. How could they agree and then come and say, 'We want our money back.'"

Source: Horry County (SC) Councilman Harold Worley. The Federal Aviation Administration revoked the county's authority to collect $111 million in passenger fees that was to pay for a new terminal over the course of 20 years. That new terminal was nixed in April.

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