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September 06, 2007

AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6126 Issue Date: September 06, 2007 at 1403 UTC Location: Albuquerque Center , Clifton, Arizona near SAN SIMON VORTAC (SSO) Beginning Date and Time: September 06, 2007 at 1345 UTC Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: For natural gas release Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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Pilot, Passenger Escape Injury In Utah C172 Accident

Aircraft Impacts Ridgeline And Flips

A search for elk in Utah came to an abrupt end Wednesday when a Cessna 172 Skyhawk struck a ridgeline while trying to exit a canyon.

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SWA Denies Having Passenger Dress Code; Chastized Woman Says Otherwise

Southwest Flight Attendants Doubling As Fashion Police?

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, at least a few Southwest Airlines employees may have a rather archaic and Puritanical view of fashion sense.

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Russian Booster Down On Liftoff, Satellite Destroyed

No One Injured In Proton-M Launch Failure

Scratch one JCSAT satellite from the launch roster. A Russian booster rocket malfunctioned shortly after liftoff Thursday and crashed in Kazakhstan, destroying the Japanese communications satellite onboard.

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Lawsuit Threatened Over FAA Decision On Airspace Redesign

Politician Contends Chosen Plan Violates Environmental Policy Act

New York's Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef said Thursday the county is going to file a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration over its decision to redesign the New York-New Jersey-Philadelphia region airspace.

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Design Unveiled For New Mexico's Spaceport America

Facility Layout Showcases The Land... And The Stars

A team of US and British architects and designers, accompanied by officials from the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) and Virgin Galactic, unveiled design renderings of Spaceport America at a September 4 press conference in Las Cruces, NM.

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Pentagon: Air Force Investigating 'Alleged' Nuke Transfer Over US Soil

The Pentagon is awaiting results of an Air Force investigation into the alleged improper transfer of weapons by air from a base in North Dakota to a Louisiana military installation last week.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.06.07

Will Congress Be Able To Survive A "Strand-In?" With CAPBOR's Kate Hanni

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.06.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.06.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- "Strand-In" Coming To Capitol Hill: 09.06.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Kate Hanni of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.06.07

The search for Steve Fossett continues.
DayJet is cleared for launch by the FAA.
And Boeing confirms the rumors about the 787 Dreamliner.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.06.07

The search for Steve Fossett continues.
DayJet is cleared for launch by the FAA.
And Boeing confirms the rumors about the 787 Dreamliner.

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ANN Special Feature: Kate Hanni, CAPBOR - 09.06.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights. Her group is planning a "strand-in" on Capitol Hill to see how long Congressmen and Senators can ho

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NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations On Too-Hot Boeing Windshields

Says Cross-Threading May Result In Smoke, Fire In The Cockpit

In response to numerous reports of fires near the windshields of several Boeing aircraft over the past three years, on Wednesday the National Transportation Safety Board issued two safety recommendations calling for operators of Boeing 747, 757, 767, and 777 aircraft.

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NASA's Clean Rooms Are... Well, Not So Much

Some Earth Bacteria Hardy Enough To Survive Harsh Environments

The clean rooms used by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to assemble spacecraft aren't as clean as one would think.

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Sikorsky Aircraft Maps Plans For Europe

Details Progress At PZL Mielec Facility

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. officials unveiled plans to better incorporate European regions into its business approach and provided an update on efforts to modernize the PZL Mielec facility during a briefing Tuesday at the MSPO exhibition.

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Remains Of Missing WWII Airman Identified

One Of Five Crewman Aboard Ill-Fated B-24D

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Wednesday the remains of a US serviceman, missing from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Airline Sacrifices Goats To Appeal To Hindu Sky God

Technical Problems Made Them Take The Goat By The Horns

Well, desperate times call for desperate measures and an airline, apparently, is no exception. Plagued by persistent mechanical difficulties with one of its Boeing 757s, officials with Nepal Airlines tried taking repairs to a new level Tuesday.

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HI TFR: 09.13.07 - 09.16.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5903 Issue Date: September 05, 2007 at 1024 UTC Location: Honolulu, Hawaii near HONOLULU VORTAC (HNL) Beginning Date and Time: September 13, 2007 at 1900 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 16, 2007 at 0130 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations by the USAF Thunderbirds Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Honolulu Control Facility (HCF) CERAP, 808-840-6201

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NV TFR: 09.10.07 - 09.16.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5967 Issue Date: September 05, 2007 at 1432 UTC Location: Reno, Nevada near MUSTANG VORTAC (FMG) Beginning Date and Time: September 10, 2007 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 16, 2007 at 2359 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Reno national air races Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Reno (RNO) TRACON, 775-348-8840

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FAA Issues Final Decision On North East Airspace Redesign

Says Plan Will Reduce Delays, Cut Noise For Half A Million Residents

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Wednesday it has issued a final decision for redesigning the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia metropolitan area airspace -- a move the agency asserts will reduce delays, fuel consumption, aircraft emissions and noise.

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FAA Approves O'Hare Collecting Future Tax

Revenue Shift To Be Used For Airport Expansion Projects

The Federal Aviation Administration approved the collection of almost $1.3 billion in future air passenger ticket taxes Tuesday by the city of Chicago to expand O'Hare International Airport.

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Boeing, Aeroflot Finalize 22-Plane 787 Order

Latest Chapter In Bizarre Saga

Even on a day that saw some discouraging news for Boeing's 787 program, as the planemaker announced a two-month delay in the plane's first flight... there was some good news, as well. Boeing and Aeroflot, Russia's flagship carrier based in Moscow, announced Wednesday they have finalized an order for 22 Boeing 787-8s.

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Efforts To Attract Airlines Bear Fruit For PBG

Allegiant Air To Start Flights In November

Extensive efforts by New York's Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) to attract new commercial airline service appear to have paid off, as officials there announced this week Allegiant Air will begin flights from the airport in November.

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Black Hawk Makes Emergency Landing Next To TN Home

No Injuries, But Minor Damage To House And Helo

An MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flying from Fort Eustis, VA to Fort Campbell, KY was forced to make an emergency landing in a Sullivan County private residence on the outskirts of Bristol, TN Wednesday.

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Numbers Show NWA Doing MUCH Better, After Summer Of Cancellations

Carrier Sees Drop From 12 Percent To Less Than One Percent

Northwest Airlines seems to be shaking free of the rash of cancellations it suffered this summer.

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Search For Those Lost In Air Moorea Accident Called Off

Sixteen Of 20 Passengers Have Been Recovered

The search for the remaining five passengers lost when an Air Moorea flight went down last month in Tahiti has been called off.

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Indonesian Aircraft Manufacturer Declared Bankrupt

Company Denies Ruling, Says It's Still Operating And Has Current Orders

A commercial court declared Indonesia's state-owned aircraft manufacturer bankrupt Wednesday, saying the company was heavy with debt and on the verge of collapse.

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Nothing To SNORT At: NAWCWD Conducts Successful MK70 Drag Run

Motors Produced Velocity Exceeding Mach 2

Aero-News learned this week the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake conducted a successful MK70 drag run at its Supersonic Naval Ordnance Research Track (SNORT) on August 16.

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Successful First Flight Tests For EADS NH90 Obstacle Warning System

Visual Alerts Given Via Display, Or In Flight Helmet Visor

EADS Defense and Security announced Monday it successfully tested the military version of the HELLAS (helicopter laser radar) obstacle warning system in flight. The equipment known as the Military Obstacle Warning System (MilOWS) is being developed for deployment on the NH90 helicopter.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.06.07)

Aero-Linx!

Are you trying to identify a vintage wooden airplane propeller?  Start here, then go to the Wooden Propeller Forum and post your question.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.06.07): Yield Strength

Aero-Terms!

The amount of stress needed to permanently deform a material.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.06.07)

"This new concept in airspace design will help us handle the rapidly growing number of flights in the Northeast in a much more efficient way. This airspace was first designed in the 1960s and has become much more complex. We now need to look at creative new ways to avoid delays."

Source: Outgoing FAA Administrator Marion Blakey. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Wednesday it has issued a final decision for redesigning the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia metropolitan area airspace the agency asserts will reduce delays, fuel consumption, aircraft emissions and noise. There are numerous opponents to the plan.

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6044  Issue Date: September 05, 2007 at 2145 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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CA TFR: 09.06.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5871 Issue Date: September 04, 2007 at 2151 UTC Location: Oakland Center, Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: September 06, 2007 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 06, 2007 at 1745 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6030  Issue Date: September 05, 2007 at 2004 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6050  Issue Date: September 05, 2007 at 2249 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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