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June 16, 2007

Gone West: Triple Ace Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF, Retired

Remembering the "Scat"

He was a veteran of WW II and Vietnam. He earned more combat medals than you could carry. He became a "triple ace," even though it took 23 years. His exploits as the creator and Mission Commander of "Operation Bolo," the most successful aerial battle of the Vietnam conflict, were documented by the History Channel Dogfights Special series, "Air Ambush." And he was inspiration and motivation to thousands, military and civilians, alike, over many years.

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CO TFR: 06.22.07 - 06.24.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4629 Issue Date: June 15, 2007 at 1734 UTC Location: Denver, Colorado near FALCON VORTAC (FQF) Beginning Date and Time: June 22, 2007 at 2015 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 24, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: US military high performance aerial demonstraions Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (D01) TRACON, 303-342-1916

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2007-12-18 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-12-18 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2007-12-17 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-12-17 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2007-12-15 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-12-15 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF34-10E series turbofan engines.

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AD: Dassault

AD NUMBER: 2007-12-16 MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-12-16 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Canadian No-Fly List Activates Next Week

Carrier Worried About Employees Who Encounter List Hits

The Canadian version of the no-fly list will become official June 18... and Air Canada has voiced concern for its front-line staff that comes across someone who is actually on the list, and the potential reaction such a discovery might produce.

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Supersonic Jet Engine Reaches Mach 10 During Testing

Scramjet Could Make Two Hour Flight From Sydney To London A Reality

Scientists from Australia's Defense Science and Technology Organization (DSTO) and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) successfully launched one of the world's fastest air-breathing engine experiments in the Australian outback Friday.

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Airbus Vows To Halve Its Carbon Dioxide Emissions By 2020

CEO Calls On Aviation Industry To Match

Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Louis Gallois outlined some ambitious environmental goals for the company Thursday ,and called on the aviation sector, suppliers and governments to share his vision of an eco-efficient aviation industry.

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Vital Hurricane-Warning Satellite In Danger Of Failing

Replacement Not Expected Until 2016 At Earliest

A weather satellite launched in 1999 that plays a key role in making accurate hurricane predictions is in danger of failing at any moment. A replacement was originally due to be launched in 2009, but has been bumped to 2016.

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Scientists Proclaim Dwarf Planet Eris Outweighs Pluto

Poor Little Pluto Kicked To The Curb Again

Die-hard Pluto fans still seeking redemption for their demoted planet have added cause for despair this week. New data shows the dwarf planet Eris is 27 percent more massive than Pluto, thereby strengthening the decree last year there are only eight planets in the solar system, and a growing list of dwarf planets.

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LSA Mall Returns To AirVenture For 2007

Popular Exhibit Showcases The Latest In Light Sport

For one week, the world of light sport aircraft (LSA) will be on display, allowing enthusiasts to browse the latest models in recreational aircraft at the very popular LSA Mall during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh from July 23-29.

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AERO Vodochody Completes C-27J Spartan Assembly Line

Will Build Wing Box Assemblies For JCA Winner

AERO Vodochody a.s. (AERO) announced Friday it has completed the assembly line for production of the C-27J military transport tactical aircraft center wing box for Italy's Alenia Aeronautica. The first center wing box should be completed in Vodochody in this year’s 3rd quarter.

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Boeing To Showcase Military, Commercial Offerings At Paris Air Show

Jet Airways Will Display Newest 777; F/A-18F Will Fly Daily

Boeing tells ANN the planemaker will highlight its full range of products and services -- that are producing record sales across commercial and defense markets -- at this year's Paris Air Show, beginning June 18 at Le Bourget airfield, north of the city.

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Dassault Falcon To Expand Little Rock Completion Center

Will Include Paint, Engineering Facilities; Addition To Flight Test Line

Dassault Falcon announced this week a new round of expansion at its Little Rock, AR Completion Center. The expansion includes an additional 116,000 square feet of production, design and warehouse space.

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Iridium Satellite Announces Newest Sky Connect Customer

Prism Helicopters Selects Tracking, Text And Telephony Equipment

Iridium Satellite announced this week that Prism Helicopters has selected Sky Connect's Tracker and Mission Managing Units (MMU) to equip its fleet with tracking, voice and text messaging via the Iridium satellite network.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.16.07)

Aero-Linx!

Searchable database of maps and charts, ranging from the year 1655 to 2001. This collection contains over 21,000 items spanning just about every type of map or chart imaginable, including aeronautical, nautical, topographic... even fishing charts. Take a look at Washington, DC circa 1935: wow, hardly a TFR in sight!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.16.07): Dutch Roll

Aero-Terms!

An undesirable, low amplitude oscillation about the yaw and roll axes that affects many swept wing airplanes. Dutch roll is minimized by the use of a yaw damper.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.16.07)

"We would go blind. It would be significantly hazardous."

Source: Wayne Sallade, emergency manager in Charlotte County, FL, on the potential impact on hurricane prediction the failure of NOAA's QuickScat satellite could have. hard hit by Hurricane Charley in 2004. Launched in 1999, QuickScat plays a key role in making accurate hurricane predictions... but is also in danger of failing at any moment. A replacement was originally due to be launched in 2009, but has been bumped to 2016.

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PR TFR: 06.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4622 Issue Date: June 15, 2007 at 1629 UTC Type: Hazards

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GA TFR: 06.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4632 Issue Date: June 15, 2007 at 1738 UTC Type: Special

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CA TFR: 06.23.07 - 06.24.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4597  Issue Date: June 15, 2007 at 1356 UTC  Location: Ramona, California near JULIAN VORTAC (JLI)  Beginning Date and Time: June 23, 2007 at 0030 UTC  Ending Date and Time: June 24, 2007 at 2359 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Southern California (SCT) TRACON, 858-537-5900 

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