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December 03, 2007

MS TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6150  Issue Date: December 03, 2007 at 1740 UTC  Location: Memphis Center, Shuqualak, Mississippi near BIGBEE VORTAC (IGB)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: For aircraft accident  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Memphis (ZME) Center, 901-368-8234 

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GA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6158 Issue Date: December 03, 2007 at 1840 UTC Type: Special

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 12.03.07

Cessna CEO Jack Pelton, Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.03.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.03.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Cessna CEO Jack Pelton, Part Two -- 12.03.07 (ANN Special Feature, with the second half of ANN's talk with Cessna's Jack Pelton.)

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Big Deal! Flight Options Signs For 100 Phenom 300s

Order Valued At Over $1 Billion With Options

Brazilian planemaker Embraer, and Cleveland, OH-based fractional program Flight Options,  announced Monday the two have signed a contract for the acquisition of 100 Phenom 300 aircraft, with options for an additional 50 aircraft of the same model.

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Certified! Hawker Beechcraft B200GT King Air

More Powerful Variant Intro'd At EBACE 2007

At the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in May, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation introduced the Beechcraft King Air B200GT, the latest evolution of the erstwhile Beechcraft King Air 200 series. Six months later, the new, more powerful King Air B200GT is now certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Boeing's Scott Carson To Get A Sport Cub

No Barrel Section Or Fastener Woes Here

While Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Scott Carson works to bring the delayed 787 Dreamliner to market, he may take some comfort in knowing another airplane he's intimately familiar with remains on-schedule.

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Family Of Accident Victims File Suit Against City Of Visalia

Fire Department Took Four Hours To Respond To Downed Twin

Krista and Matt Plumlee, the parents of two young girls who died in an airplane accident near California's Visalia Municipal Airport (VIS) last year, are suing the city, according to the Fresno Bee.

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Passengers Question Southwest Engine Failure Report

Airline Only Reports Vibration On Takeoff; Pics Show Damage

The official report on a Southwest Airlines flight that apparently experienced a catastrophic engine failure November 17 is being questioned by the passengers, and investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Weekend Storm Blankets Midwest, NE United States

Weather Outside Frightful For Fliers

The season's first major winter snow storm hammered the Chicago area with ice, snow and sleet Saturday, making highways treacherous and canceling hundreds of flights.

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Jets Slip Off DSM Taxiways

Two Incidents In One Day

One of the first casualties of this weekend's winter storm in the Midwest was a United flight headed to Chicago. Slick conditions apparently caused the plane to slide off the taxiway at Des Moines International Airport (DSM) in Iowa. Nobody was hurt in the incident.

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DOT Takes Credit For Improvements In Delayed Airline Flights

Peters Says Action, Fines Spurred Carriers To Do Better

Airlines have taken steps to fix chronically delayed flights, including changing flight routes, adding flight crews and making additional aircraft available as the result of a recent federal enforcement effort designed to reduce the number of chronically delayed flights plaguing travelers, US Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters announced Monday.

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MAC Settles Noise Mitigation Suit

Hundreds Of Homes To Receive Sound Proofing

The Metropolitan Airports Commission in Minnesota has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to spend $127 million to settle its noise-mitigation lawsuit with the communities of Eagan, Minneapolis and Richfield.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.03.07

Winter weather paralyzes Chicago O'Hare.
A Turkish airliner is down, with no survivors.
And Bombardier's new CEO seems familiar, somehow...

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.03.07

Winter weather paralyzes Chicago O'Hare.
A Turkish airliner is down, with no survivors.
And Bombardier's new CEO seems familiar, somehow...

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ANN Special Feature: Part II - Jack Pelton, CEO, Cessna - 12.03.07

Jim Campbell's interview with Cessna CEO Jack Pelton, started in Friday's Special Feature, continues today. Topics include support for existiong Columbia customers following Cessna's successful tak

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Strike Causes Problems For Financially Troubled Alitalia

When In Rome, Do As The Romans Do... Take A Taxi

A transportation strike by workers in Italy demanding more investment in the sector forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights, idled trains, anchored ships, and stalled busses across the country Friday, according to the Associated Press. 

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Delta To Close Ticket Offices Worldwide

Online-Only Tickets To Save $3 Million Annually

If you want to buy a paper ticket from Delta Air Lines, in person you may have to fly to New York -- on another airline -- to do it.

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AERO-TV Profiles The New DA40 XLS/CS

As noted in ANN's coverage from this year's eventful (and exceptionally well-run) AOPA Expo, few companies seemed to be as aggressive about the GA market as Diamond Aircraft. ANN spent some time with the folks at Diamond in looking over their plans for the DA40 series, while the Aero-TV crew crawled over and through the newest Diamond in the sky.

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Circuit Breakers Passe? Vertical Power Offers Solid-State Control System

Vertical Power, developer of innovative solid-state switching systems for experimental aircraft covered by ANN last Summer, has launched their VP-100. The VP-100 uses microprocessors and solid-state switches to provide advanced electrical system features, circuit protection, simplified aircraft wiring, and the ability to eliminate dozens of modules, breakers and switches typically found in today’s aircraft.

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Gone West: 'Rocket Man' Evel Knievel

Lived An Exciting Life, But It Took Its Toll

Though admittedly known more for his daring motorcycle stunts than his piloting skill, one can't deny storied daredevil stunt man Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel also racked up his share of time in the air... albeit only a few seconds at a time, and more often than not followed by a hard landing.

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Klyde Morris (12.03.07)

Klyde Finds Optimism In The Av-Biz Is As Dated As Disco...

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Special Ops Marines Conquer The Skies

On an expanse of dry and barren land with rolling hills and winding dirt roads known as Basilone Drop Zone, 15 Marines with 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, gathered to fall, float and fly through the air as they conducted paraloft operations at Camp Pendleton, Nov. 14.

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Flight Instructor, Student Walk Away From C172RG Belly Landing

Gear Problem Spurred Emergency Landing

A flight instructor and a student walked away from a forced belly landing at New Jersey's Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU) last week.

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Thai Helo Pilot Grounded Over Unauthorized Recovery Operation

Wanted Mushrooms For His Mother

We're familiar with the call of duty... but the call of mushrooms?

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50th Anniversary Of Air Force Mission Remembered

On Nov. 27, 1957, at 6:59 a.m., six USAF pilots took off from Los Angeles and began what would be called Operation Sun Run. On that day, three new transcontinental speed records were established, and the speed and range of the McDonnell RF-101C was showcased.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.03.07)

Aero-Linx!

"Have you ever wondered what it's like to fly inside a hurricane or typhoon? Well, I've been there and done that!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.03.07): Positive Control

Aero-Terms!

The separation of all air traffic within designated airspace by air traffic control.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.03.07)

"With this year being the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, we believe this donation is truly fitting as it depicts a significant event in Air Force history. It's also fitting to be displayed in the museum. Our mission is to be 'the keeper of their stories' and this painting truly enhances the story, the history and the significance of the people who were a part of Operation Sun Run." Source: USAF Museum Senior Curator Terry Aitken, discussing a portrait unveiled during a ceremony commemorating a flight that took place Nov. 27, 1957, at 6:59 a.m., when six USAF pilots took off from Los Angeles and began what would be called Operation Sun Run. On that day, three new transcontinental speed records were established, and th

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