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October 10, 2007

FL TFR: 10.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9708  Issue Date: October 10, 2007 at 1551 UTC  Location: Miami, Florida  Beginning Date and Time: October 12, 2007 at 1630 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 12, 2007 at 1940 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 10.10.07

What Does It REALLY Cost To Own A Plane?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.10.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.10.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The True Cost Of Aircraft Ownership: 10.10.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Sam Miller on Aircraft Cost Analysis.)

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Protesters Claim DHS Using Insect-Size Robots

Dragonfly, Or Tiny Spy?

Many attendees at a recent anti-war rally in Washington, DC believe they may have seen top-secret, high-tech, highly-miniaturized flying robots sent by the Department of Homeland Security to spy on them during the rally.

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Gone West: Doolittle Raider Maj. Nolan Herndon

Last Surviving SC Raider Was 88

Another of the Doolittle Raiders has passed away. Major Nolan Herndon of Edgefield, SC was 88 years-old, and the last remaining Raider from his state.

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Plane Down In Colombia, 18 Reported Lost

LET-410 Turboprop Flying For Military

A Czech-designed LET-410, operated for Colombia's military by the privately owned company Nacional de Aviacion, went missing Monday afternoon while carrying 15 soldiers and three civilian crew members to a rebel-dominated area in southern Colombia.

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Lockheed Martin Delivers First KC-130J To USMC Base In Japan

Aircraft Is 27th To Enter Service With Marines

Lockheed Martin tells ANN the aerospace company recently delivered the first KC-130J Tanker to the United States Marine Corps Squadron based in Japan.

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WxWorx Affiliate Chosen To Perform NWS Radar Upgrade

Baron Services Part Of Team Awarded $43 Million Contract

WxWorx told ANN Wednesday its affiliate Baron Services, through a partnership with L-3 Communications, is part of the team awarded a five-year, $43 million, firm fixed price contract from NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS).

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Expedition 16 Crew Heads Spaceward

American, Russian, And Malaysian 'Tourinaut' En Route To ISS

NASA reports Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko and spaceflight participant Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor are in orbit and on their way to the International Space Station. Their Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Wednesday at 0922 EDT and entered orbit less than 10 minutes later.

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New GA Airport Planned For Central Texas

TME Owner Purchases Field Near Austin

Less than one year after opening a new general aviation airport west of Houston, TX, businessman Ron Henriksen has turned his eye northwards... to a small airfield near the capital city of Austin.

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Dreamliners, Delayed: Boeing Pushes Off Deliveries Six Months

Cites "Out-Of-Sequence Production Work" Caused By Parts Shortages

What a difference a few days can make. About 48 hours after Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP Randy Tinseth asserted it was still the planemaker's "objective" to meet its schedule for first delivery of a 787 Dreamliner in May 2008... the planemaker announced it will delay the entire delivery schedule of the 787 by six months.

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If This Were Anyone Else, It Would All Be Very Strange

Sir Richard Branson To Conduct Wedding On SFO-LAS Flight... And Then...

Wednesday looks to be a busy day for Sir Richard Branson, founder and head of Virgin Group.

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Airbus Nets New A320 Deals From Wizz Air, Tiger Airways

Chalk Up Another 80 Narrowbody Orders

Wednesday was a dark day for Boeing, as it announced a six-month delay in first deliveries of its popular 787 Dreamliner. On the other hand, the day was considerably brighter for European rival Airbus -- which has been there before -- as it announced 80 new orders for its popular A320-series narrowbody aircraft family.

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Man To Be Sedated For Second Deportation Attempt

Albanian National Had Requested Asylum

An Albanian national who has exhausted his appeals to gain political asylum in the US has been ordered deported. But 32 year-old Rrustem Neza isn't going quietly.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.10.07

Textron will acquire another aerospace company.
Angel Flight of South Central splits from Air Charity Network.
And Delta names a new VP to oversee Delta Connection.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.10.07

Textron will acquire another aerospace company.
Angel Flight of South Central splits from Air Charity Network.
And Delta names a new VP to oversee Delta Connection.

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ANN Special Feature: Sam Miller, Aircraft Cost Analysis - 10.10.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Sam Miller, who's spent more than three decades analyzing the true costs of various forms of aircraft ownership..

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SoCal Glider Pilots Eye New UC Dorm With Trepidation

Say Building Will Interfere With Approach

Glider pilots and enthusiasts fear they may lose one of the most storied launch sites in the continental United States.

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Airbus Touts Accomplishment Of Power8 Milestone

Transnational System Means No More Excuses

Representatives with Airbus tell ANN the European planemaker's management team recently completed a series of briefing sessions at its major sites in Toulouse, Hamburg, Filton and Gefafe -- and via world-wide video-conferences -- dedicated to present and explain the details of the fully integrated and transnational "New Airbus" organization, which went live on October 1.

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Serenity Now! FAA Says No To Cell Phones On Aircraft

Brits Not Keen On Coming Technology, Either

"Can you hear me now?" If you're on a commercial airliner flying in the US... the answer will be a resounding "no!" according to an FAA representative.

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jetAVIVA Launches Operations In California

VLJ Management Service Flies Eclipse 500s

jetAVIVA, which bills itself as the first exclusive Very Light Jet (VLJ) management company, announced this week the opening of its new corporate headquarters at Van Nuys Airport in California.

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Going On An Adventure? Make It An Expedition

New Aerial SUV Carries A Load In Style

If you're in the market for a four-seat heavy lifter, there's a new workhorse at the feeding trough. The Expedition was on display at AOPA Expo 2007, held last weekend in Hartford, CT.

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SkyWest Pilots Start Voting On Whether To Join ALPA

ASA Pilots Examine TA; Contract Talks Started In 2002

Pilots at regional carrier SkyWest Airlines took the latest step Tuesday in their quest to acquire union representation. Over the next four weeks, approximately 2,700 pilots will cast ballots to determine whether they will be represented by the Air Line Pilots Association.

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Travelers Voice Their Approval Of Smaller Airports

Convenience Of "Going Small" Makes Up For Lack Of Perks For Many

When it comes to improving your odds of finding a parking space, getting through security as quickly as possible, or making a connecting flight with time to spare... smaller airports offer significant advantages over their larger counterparts, according to a recent JD Power and Associates study.

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Newlyweds Lost In MT C310 Accident

FAA Report Cites Engine, Icing Problems

A Maryland couple flying back from their honeymoon were lost when their Cessna 310N crashed this weekend in southeastern Montana.

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Lindbergh Foundation Names John King Chairman Of The Board

Called "One Of The Most Recognizable Figures In Aviation"

The Lindbergh Foundation formally announced this week John King, co-chairman of King Schools, Inc. has been elected to serve as chairman of the group's board of directors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.10.07)

Aero-Linx!

The musings of an avid skydiver. With over 1200 jumps, Fast Will takes you inside the thoughts and plummets of a veteran jumper. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.10.07)

"It's truly a national treasure, and it's being stolen from us."

Source: Bruce Coons, of the Save Our Heritage Organization. Glider pilots and enthusiasts fear they may lose one of the most storied launch sites in the continental United States.

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PA TFR: 10.13.07 - 10.14.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9582 Issue Date: October 09, 2007 at 1805 UTC Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania near MODENA VORTAC (MXE) Beginning Date and Time: October 13, 2007 at 1600 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 14, 2007 at 1945 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Parachute jumps by the U.S. Army Black Daggers Team Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Philadelphia (PHL) Air Traffic Control Tower, 215-492-4123

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TX TFR: 10.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9547 Issue Date: October 09, 2007 at 1427 UTC Location: Waco, Texas Beginning Date and Time: October 15, 2007 at 1315 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 15, 2007 at 1420 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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