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April 16, 2007

Fatal Accident Mars Beginning Of Lakeland Fly-In

Small Plane Crashes On Approach To Runway

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 04.16.07 2215 EDT: Aero-News has learned two victims perished in Monday's crash of a plane, tentatively identified as a homebuilt Wheeler Express, less than one mile from the approach end to Runway 27-Left at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.16.07

Viking Air Limited's David Curtis

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.16.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.16.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Return Of The Twin Otter -- 04.16.07 (ANN Special Feature, with David Curtis of Viking Air Limited.)

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Special Notice: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8072 Issue Date: April 13, 2007 at 1738 UTC Type: Special

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CA TFR: 04.16.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8112 Issue Date: April 13, 2007 at 2050 UTC Type: Security

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Lakeland TFR: 04.13.07 - 04.23.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8016 Issue Date: April 12, 2007 at 1959 UTC Type: Special

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.16.07

The Marines will deploy the Osprey, in Iraq, in September.
Two helicopters down in Iraq turn out to be British.
And Memphis controllers sweat a procedure which is common, but may be illegal.<

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.16.07

The Marines will deploy the Osprey, in Iraq, in September.
Two helicopters down in Iraq turn out to be British.
And Memphis controllers sweat a procedure which is common, but may be illegal.<

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ANN Special Feature: David Curtis, Viking Air Ltd. - 04.16.07

Canada's Viking Air Ltd. has a 30-year history supporting de Havilland aircraft, both in the aftermarket and as an OEM. Early last year, Viking acquired the type certificates for many of the classi

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Lancair Legacy Homebuilt Downed On Inaugural Flight

EAA Chapter President, Passenger Lost In Accident

Family and friends were gathered at New York's Oswego County Airport to witness the inaugural flight of Frank Romeo's home-built Lancair Legacy Saturday afternoon.

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Four Lost In Missouri Plane Downing

Piper Cherokee Owned By Ida County Flyers

A single-engine 1966 Piper Cherokee that departed Jefferson City Saturday morning crashed in southeast Missouri, killing all four passengers. It was scheduled for a four-hour flight to Muscle Shoals, AL, reported KFVS-12 Television.

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ISS Crews Spend A Busy Week Preparing For Expedition 14's Departure

Celebrate Changing Of The Guard With Gourmet Meal

NASA reports crew members onboard the International Space Station were busy last week with handover operations from the Expedition 14 residents, to the newly arrived Expedition 15 crew.

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USAF Awards RLV Design Contract To XCOR Aerospace

XCOR To Design and Analyze Rocket-Powered Vehicle

The US Air Force announced at the 23rd National Space Symposium April 11 that it awarded XCOR Aerospace a contract to design and analyze a rocket-powered vehicle that will reach 200,000 feet altitude and supersonic speeds.

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Attention Passengers: Your Pilot Is Too Tired To Safely Fly Your Plane

BA Flight from New Delhi to London Delayed 12 Hours

You wouldn't have wanted to be one of the 225 passengers in New Delhi heading to London who were told Sunday that their British Airways flight was delayed because the pilot was too tired to fly the plane safety.

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Airplane Carrying Senegal President Makes Emergency Landing In Spain

President And Entourage Resume Trip On Other Plane

A Boeing 727 private plane carrying 46 passengers, including Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade, 12 of his ministers, and eight crew members, made an emergency landing in Spain on Saturday because of a problem with a cockpit window, Senegalese government officials told the Spanish news agency Europa Press in Dakar.

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AirNet Systems Partners With WMU

Students Get The Leading Interview Edge

Giving Western Michigan University College of Aviation graduates a job hunting "edge," the college signed a "preferred interview" agreement with AirNet Systems on Friday, reported The Battle Creek Enquirer.

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Air Force Intercepts Plane Near Camp David

President Was Expected At Vacation Retreat

The Federal Aviation Administration states a US Air Force jet intercepted an as-yet unidentified small aircraft north of Frederick, MD on Saturday afternoon.

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Comp Air 12 Takes Its First Flight

Will Fly New Turboprop Single To Lakeland

There's another turboprop single to reckoned with... as Saturday evening, Comp Air Aviation owner Ron Lueck took flight successfully in his company's Comp Air 12. With wheels off at 1810 EDT, from Florida's Merritt Island Airport, it was the maiden voyage of Comp Air's all new, carbon-composite turbine.

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FAA Questions Air Traffic Compliance At Memphis International

Memo Says MEM Not Complying With Separation Regs

It started with an internal FAA memo, that was published on a blog run by a past president of NATCA, according to The (Memphis) Daily News last week.

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Because It's The Right Thing To Do: ANN's Lakeland/SnF Coverage Will Be Thorough

The Good, The Bad, and The Airworthy... We'll Get It All!

As you read this, the ANN staff is making final preparations at our lakeside rental house/headquarters adjacent to Lakeland, FL for our annual coverage of Sun 'N Fun 2007, which... for now... retains its title as the inaugural event of the Fly-In season. It's an exciting time for all of us... but it's also no secret that we approach the show with decidedly mixed feelings.

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Cessna To Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary At Lakeland 2007

Includes First Public Ground Display Of The NGP!

Cessna Aircraft Company tells ANN it is featuring a special display at the Lakeland Fly-In in central Florida April 17–23, 2007 in honor of the company’s 80th Anniversary. The planemaker plans to highlight its past... while also showing some tantalizing glimpses of its future.

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Indian High Court Issues Notice On Airbus A320

Focus on Emergency Landing Procedure

Take note Airbus, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, and chairman of state-run carrier Indian Airlines: the Delhi High Court issued notices on public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to abandon a procedure to be followed in the event of an emergency landing by an Airbus A320.

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Klyde Morris (04.16.07)

The FAA Tries... And Fails... To Appeal To Alliance Members...

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US-China Aviation Agreement In The Works

None To Soon For US Carriers

Do you have plans to travel to China? You may have more flight options available when an "open skies" agreement liberalizing air travel with the US is formally signed by the end of the year, according to the Associated Press.  

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Boeing Submits Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle Upper Stage Production Proposal

Contract To Be Awarded Late August, Early September

Boeing submitted its final cost volume bid to NASA for production of the Ares I crew launchvehicle upper stage last Friday.

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Airbus Vs. Boeing Continues To Be Interesting

European Manufacturer Fights Back With Bigger, Better A350

After losing the sales crown to Boeing for 2006 -- due in large part to the American planemaker's widebody offerings -- Airbus is striking back with its redesigned A350XWB as the company aggressively seeks a 60-plane US Airlines aircraft order.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.16.07)

Aero-Linx!

Cockpit warning sounds like an excessive rate of descent, windshear warning, or below glide slope. Listen to them all with your MP3 player!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.16.07): EADS

Aero-Terms!

Pronounced as "eeds" or by its separate initials, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company is the second largest defense company in the world with revenues of over 30 billion euros.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.16.07)

"An Air Traffic Oversight Service investigation has determined that the Air Traffic Organization (ATO) is not in compliance with FAA Order 7110.65, Paragraph 3-10-4, at Memphis Air Traffic Control Tower (MEM). MEM was also unable to provide required documentation to demonstrate that the current practice of conducting simultaneous independent approaches to runways 18L, 18C and 27 was properly authorized."

Source: From an internal FAA memo, published on a blog run by past NATCA president John Carr, on safety concerns at Memphis International Airport.

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