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September 10, 2007

FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6330  Issue Date: September 08, 2007 at 1136 UTC  Location: Jacksonville Center , Eglin Air Force Base Duke Field, Florida near PANAMA CITY VORTAC (PFN)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for accident investigation  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Jacksonville (ZJX) Center, 904-549-1537

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6339 Issue Date: September 08, 2007 at 1723 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 26 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 7/6355 Issue Date: September 09, 2007 at 0249 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 13 NW Cascade, 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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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6366 Issue Date: September 09, 2007 at 1535 UTC Location: Seattle Center, Dallas, Oregon near CORVALLIS VOR/DME (CVO) 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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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6379 Issue Date: September 09, 2007 at 2258 UTC Location: Los Angeles Center, Zion National Park, Utah near CEDAR CITY VOR/DME (CDC) 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: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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CA TFR: 09.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6446 Issue Date: September 10, 2007 at 1544 UTC Type: Security

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CA TFR: 09.13.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6448 Issue Date: September 10, 2007 at 1556 UTC Type: Security

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6460 Issue Date: September 10, 2007 at 1717 UTC Type: Hazards

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6480 Issue Date: September 10, 2007 at 1907 UTC Type: Hazards

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QinetiQ Says Its Long-Legged Zephyr UAV Set Unofficial Endurance Record

But Record May Not Stick Without FAI Approval

QinetiQ tells ANN its Zephyr High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) recently exceeded the official world record time for the longest duration unmanned flight, with a 54 hour flight achieved during trials at the US Military's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 09.10.07

Are You Ready For Some SERIOUS Recurrent Training?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.10.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.10.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Bonanzas To LaGuardia! 09.10.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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They're STILL Going: NASA Prepares Mars Rovers To Continue Mission

Never-Say-Die Spacecraft Survive Dust Storms

Two months after sky-darkening dust from severe storms nearly killed NASA's Mars exploration rovers, the space agency reports its solar powered robots are awake and ready to continue their mission.

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More Russian Bears Sighted Buzzing Canadian Airspace

"An Old Challenge Has Returned"

Like a persistent toddler, Russia is apparently testing its limits again. "Why" is still the question.

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Clifford Development Launches Citation 550 Re-Engine Program

Intends To Certify Older Citations With Williams FJ44-3 Engines

The move to re-engine older Cessna Citations has attracted another interested company. Clifford Development tells ANN it recently initiated a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) program to re-engine the Cessna Citation S/II (CE-S550) with Williams International FJ44-3 engines.

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World Space Expo At Kennedy Space Center Celebrates 50 Years In Space

Show To Feature Aerial Salute By USAF Thunderbirds

Kennedy Space Center plays host to the inaugural World Space Expo, celebrating NASA's 50 years in space exploration. World Space Expo will take place from Thursday, November 1, 2007 through Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex east of Orlando, FL.

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Fight Against FAA's NYC Airspace Redesign Plan Intensifies

Pols Call FAA "Lawless" And "Arrogant" Agency

Several New York-area politicians aren't taking too kindly to the Federal Aviation Administration right now.

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China Airlines Completes 737-800 Fleet Inspections

Carrier Says There Are No Further Safety Concerns

China Airlines has completed the required inspections on its own and Mandarin Airlines 13 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, according to a Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) emergency airworthiness directive (EAD).

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D/FW International Gives Something Back To Airlines

Projected Budget Surplus Means Refunds For Carriers

Nearly three years after Delta Air Lines pulled its hub operation out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport -- leaving scores of unemployed workers and vacant gates in its wake -- things are now far rosier for the central US mega-airport... and airport officials are giving something back.

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Report: VT Lieutenant Guv Among Candidates For FAA Spot

Who Will Succeed Marion Blakey?

The Lieutenant Governor of Vermont is reportedly among the candidates to succeed Marion Blakey as FAA Administrator when she steps down Thursday, according to industry sources.

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AOPA Says Loran May Take On New Life In Age Of GPS

Notes Satellite-Based Nav Still Has Its Problems

GPS isn't perfect... and during outages pilots need a suitable backup. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association says while most pilots use VORs, the FAA plans to decommission them in the next 15 to 20 years.

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RAAF Hornets Scramble To Intercept Errant Skymaster

Intercept Latest In Series Of Unusual Events

One wonders if the pilot of a Cessna 337 Skymaster, who was "greeted" by two Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornets Saturday after he flew into restricted airspace, has been able to slow his heartbeat yet.

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EAA Hosts Eight Medal Of Honor Recipients

"You Represent The Very Best Of Our Country"

The Experimental Aircraft Association tells ANN the organization was honored to welcome eight Medal of Honor recipients on Thursday as part of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s national convention being held in Green Bay, WI September 3-10.

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Klyde Morris (09.10.07)

Slim Pickens Would Have A Field Day With This...

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Two Injured In Florida Pave Hawk Hard Landing

Five Unhurt In Nightime Landing Incident

US Air Force officials tell ANN two people were injured and five were unhurt when an MH-53 Pave Low helicopter from Florida's Hurlburt Field made a hard landing at approximately 2345 September 7 near Duke Field, FL.

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Two Lost, Two Injured In MA C172 Accident

Crash Startles Fly-In Attendees

Two persons onboard a Cessna 172 were killed, and another two injured, when their plane apparently stalled shortly after takeoff Saturday from Mansfield Municipal Airport (1B9.)

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FAA Grants SGU Another $7 million For Land Purchase

New Airport To Open In 2011

The St. George Municipal Airport in St. George, UT has been awarded a $7 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to purchase land for a new airport, the second large grant received towards the project in little more than a year.

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Boeing Delivers Emirates' First 777-200LR Worldliner

Carrier Has 10 Long-Legged Triple Sevens On Order

Boeing told ANN recently the American planemaker completed delivery August 31 of the first 777-200LR Worldliner bound for Dubai-based Emirates.

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Wanna Buy A Concorde?

OK, How About Parts Of One?

How much for an afterburner? Airbus plans to auction off around 1,000 components used on the once-proud Concorde supersonic airliner fleet, according to Reuters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.10.07)

Aero-Linx!

In addition to a number of other exhibits, the South Dakota Air and Space Museum currently features 25 aircraft ranging from World War Two bomber and transport aircraft to the contemporary B-1B Lancer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.10.07): Installation Error

Aero-Terms!

An error in any of the instruments connected to the aircraft static air system. The error is caused when the static air source is not located in an area where the air is not absolutely still (static). Installation error affects the airspeed indicator, altimeter, and vertical speed indicator, and changes as the angle of attack changes.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.10.07)

“Every time I meet a Medal of Honor recipient, I get a sense of the duty, honor, and commitment they have for this country. I also sense that they received the honor for simply being committed to those qualities. You represent the very best of our country.”

Source: EAA President Tom Poberezny, welcoming eight Congressional Medal of Honor recipients to the EAA Museum last week.

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