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November 26, 2007

MD TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5262  Issue Date: November 26, 2007 at 1636 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 11.26.07

Flying GPS-Equipped Planes, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.26.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.26.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Flying GPS-Equipped Planes: 11.26.07 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".)

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Big Deal! Airbus Sells $15 Billion In Jets To China

Deal Salvaged Following "A Dinner, A Meeting And A Lunch"

China continues to prove highly lucrative for Airbus. On Monday, the European planemaker announced it signed contracts with the Chinese government for 160 airliners, valued at roughly $15 billion at list prices.

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Four Lost In Minnesota SR22 Landing Accident

Strong Winds Reported At Time 

A Cirrus SR22 rolled during a landing attempt Sunday at Faribault Municipal Airport (FBL) in Minnesota, impacting the ground near the runway in an inverted attitude. All four people onboard were lost in the crash, according to media reports.

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Fred Zimbelman Named GM At Hawker Beechcraft Services Wichita

Brings Extensive Industry Experience To FBO Management

Hawker Beechcraft Services announced Monday the appointment of Fred Zimbelman as general manager of the Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) Wichita facility. He will be responsible for overseeing aircraft maintenance, avionics and modifications as well as FBO operations at the Wichita facility.

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Iranian F-4 Down In Oman Sea

Two Pilots On Board "Martyred"

An Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom crashed into the Oman Sea early Monday, killing both pilots onboard.

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Australia Signs Off On Tiger ARH Full-Motion Sim

Nation's Army To Receive "Two-Dome' Sim Next Month

One of the world's most sophisticated aircrew training systems has received official certification by Australian accreditation authorities and recommended as suitable to begin training pilots and Battle Captains for the Australian Army's new fleet of Eurocopter Tiger ARH armed reconnaissance helicopters.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.26.07

The US Air Force brings F-15s back on line.
Cobham buys autopilot manufacturer S-TEC.
And Houston's secret UAV test winds up on TV news.w

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.26.07

The US Air Force brings F-15s back on line.
Cobham buys autopilot manufacturer S-TEC.
And Houston's secret UAV test winds up on TV news.

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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, GPS Descents and Landings - 11.26.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the important capabilities and special considerations that come with flying GPS-equipped aircraft. Should IFR training now inc

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EADS May Change Power8 Plans Due To Euro Value

The Dilemma: Jets Are Built In Euros, But Sold In USD

European aerospace group EADS says the falling dollar to the Euro may change its plan to sell factories owned by its aircraft manufacturing division and instead merge them into a new unit, according to Agence-France Presse.

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FAA Says Office Building Near MYF No Longer A Hazard

Two Floors Removed To Bring Building In Under 160 Feet

A year later, and two floors lower in stature, the Kearny Mesa office tower has finally been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and is no longer a hazard to airplanes landing at San Diego's Montgomery Field (MYF).

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Report: Hotel Party Cancels BA Flight To New York

Crew Accused Of Being Drunk Six Hours Before Departure

Just weeks after an incident in which a Virgin Atlantic pilot was arrested in the cockpit because he smelled of alcohol -- he's since been cleared -- a British Airways flight was cancelled after the cabin crew was accused of a little too much holiday cheer.

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Ayla Aviation Academy Establishes Multi-Crew Pilot License Program In Jordan

Ayla Aviation Academy has announced it’s intent to launch an MPL (Multi-Crew Pilot License) program in Jordan in 2008. “We see MPL as an up-to-date training program designed to give pilots the essential core and basic skills found in existing programs, but with added emphasis and training on advanced instrument aircraft and simulators, as well as Multi-Crew Cooperation”, said Matthew Margesson, COO.

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Gone West: Colonel Jefferson DeBlanc, Sr.

WWII Ace Shot Down Five Japanese Aircraft

Aero-News was saddened to learn retired Marine Col. Jefferson DeBlanc Sr. -- who won the Medal of Honor during World War II as an ace fighter pilot -- has gone west at the age of 86.

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Norway To Get GPS At Difficult To Approach Airports

New System Approved Satellite Navigation Landings

Norway will receive GPS approach systems at 24 airports after a WIDERØE Dash 8 proved a satellite based landing approach system works.

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SkyCatcher Plant Announcement Due This Week

Cessna Will Build LSA Outside The USA

An announcement by the Cessna Aircraft Company, saying it will build its new light sport aircraft outside of the US, is expected this week.

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Aero-TV Ramps Up: Piper CEO Jim Bass Briefs ANN On The Piper Matrix

ANN was the first to bring you news of the new Piper Matrix -- a cabin-class, unpressurized six-seater based on the Malibu Mirage. Designed to be an economical alternative to the Mirage, while still offering a luxury cabin in a high performance airplane, the 350-horsepower Matrix cruises at 215 knots, with a range of over 1,345 nautical miles when flown at its maximum operating altitude of 25,000 feet. Down low, where supplemental oxygen isn't necessary, the Matrix checks in at 188 knots and is good for 831 nautical miles at 12,000 feet.

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Cambodia To Get New Airline

Flights To Start In Six Months Due To Tourism Increase

The Cambodian government signed a joint venture agreement with two Indonesian companies Friday, to form a new national airline to exploit the country's growing tourism industry.

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NTSB: Aerostar May Have Run Out Of Fuel

Accident Claimed Three, Including Ex-POW

The National Transportation Safety Board says a lack of fuel may have caused a Piper Aerostar to go down in California, killing an ex-POW and to Oregonians, according to a preliminary report.

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Klyde Morris (11.26.07)

Klyde Continues To Suffer For His Chosen Profession...

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Colorado's Spirit Of Flight Center Plans Move

New Location Will Allow Expansion Of Aviation Collection

After a three year search, Erie Municipal Airport (KEIK) has been chosen as the future home of Colorado's Spirit of Flight Center. Several groups, including Air Assets International and Warbird Recovery, plan to make the move with the Spirit of Flight Center.

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AOPA: FAA Grants 60-Day Extension To ADS-B Comment Period

Industry Still Studying Radical Changes In ATC

Heeding the aviation industry's call, the FAA is allowing more time to weigh in on its ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) proposal, reports the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

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Astronomers Say Moons Like Earth's Uncommon In Solar System

Most Formed With Planets, Not As Result Of Collision

The next time you take a moonlit stroll... or admire a full, bright-white moon looming in the night sky... you might count yourself lucky, say astronomers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Virgin Atlantic Pilot Cleared On Drinking Charges

Tested Under The Legal Limit

A 42-year-old pilot for Virgin Atlantic arrested last month on suspicion of being over the legal alcohol limit will not be charged with the offense, the airline told The Associated Press on Friday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.26.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Historic Aircraft Association (HAA) was founded in 1979 with the aim of furthering the safe flying of historic aircraft in the UK and, later on, supporting the restoration and preservation of these aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.26.07): Heat Sink

Aero-Terms!

A piece of heavy metal on which electrical components, such as power transistors, are mounted.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.26.07)

"We have looked literally everywhere in the world."

Source: Cessna CEO Jack Pelton. The planemaker is expected to announce this week where it will build its upcoming Model 162 'SkyCatcher' light sport aircraft. Countries on Cessna’s short list include Argentina, Australia, China, the Czech Republic, India and Poland; it will likely not be built in the United States due to cost concerns.

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5173  Issue Date: November 26, 2007 at 0039 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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