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September 07, 2007

Adventures In Screening At ATL

Snakes, Birds Were All Dead, But Still...

Screeners at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport got a bit of shock last month when they discovered something unusual in the luggage of a Korean Air passenger.

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Boeing Completes First Flight Of AEW&C Peace Eagle Aircraft

Modified 737 Heading To Turkey

Boeing tells ANN it recently conducted a successful first test flight of a 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft for Turkey's Peace Eagle program.

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MCAS Miramar Squadron Trains As One

Marine Helo Teams Train For Iraq Deployment

Before deploying to the theater of Iraq, squadrons must rehearse operations in combat-simulated a training environment here in the US.

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Boeing Nets 55-Plane China Southern Airlines Order

Adds To Earlier 737 Orders

Boeing's production line in Renton, WA is in no danger of running out of work, especially after China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in The People's Republic of China, announced this week the carrier has ordered 55 additional Next-Generation 737-700s and 737-800s for its expanding fleet.

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Las Vegas Hilton To Offer L-39 Flights For High Rollers

Hit Me!

And here, we thought "Star Trek: The Experience" was a pretty cool attraction. The Las Vegas Hilton -- not to be outdone by increasingly lavish trappings and productions offered by competing casinos -- plans to soon unveil a high-flying experience for high-dollar patrons.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 09.07.07

Alliance For Aviation Across America Members Speak Out

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.07.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.07.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Keeping The User Fees Fight Front-And-Center: 09.07.07 (ANN Special Feature, with members of the Alliance for Aviation Across America.)

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Phoenix Mars Lander Radar, Other Gear Pass Checkouts

Spacecraft Has Traveled More Than 50 Million Miles So Far

Two crucial tools for a successful landing of America's latest mission to Mars, the radar and UHF radio on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Phoenix Mars Lander, have passed in-flight checkouts.

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NASA Accused Of Disregarding Astronaut Behavior Issues, Mental Health

Griffin Referred To Launch Day Drunkenness As 'Urban Legend'

Col. Richard Bachmann Jr., who spearheaded a controversial astronaut health study that brought to light allegations of astronauts flying drunk, told Congress Thursday the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is hindering open communications when it blows off reports of astronaut drinking and behavior problems.

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Pilot Lost In GEICO SkyTypers Accident At NAS Oceana

Pilot's Condition Unknown

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.07.07 1300 EDT: Aero-News has received confirmation a North American SNJ-2 is down at the NAS Oceana Air Show in Virginia.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.07.07

The FAA will plunge ahead with northeast airspace redesign.
Rockland County's Chief Executive goes to court to stop it.
And the search for Steve Fossett expands.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.07.07

The FAA will plunge ahead with northeast airspace redesign.
Rockland County's Chief Executive goes to court to stop it.
And the search for Steve Fossett expands.

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ANN Special Feature: Alliance for Aviation Across America - 09.07.07

Today, we'll hear from four small businessmen in Colorado about why general aviation user fees are a bad idea.

FMI: www.aviationacrossamerica.

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ME TFR: 09.13.07 - 09.16.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6114  Issue Date: September 06, 2007 at 1259 UTC  Location: NAS Brunswick, Maine near AUGUSTA VOR/DME (AUG)  Beginning Date and Time: September 13, 2007 at 1600 UTC  Ending Date and Time: September 16, 2007 at 2100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations for the Great State of Maine Airshow  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: NAS Brunswick (NHZ) Air Traffic Control Tower, 207-921-2656

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NV TFR: 09.10.07 - 09.16.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6136 Issue Date: September 06, 2007 at 1435 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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AD: Dassault-Aviation

AD NUMBER: 2007-18-08 MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-18-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 airplanes.

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AD: Piaggio

AD NUMBER: 2007-18-07 MANUFACTURER: Piaggio SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-18-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-18-09 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-18-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A318-100, A319-100, A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes, and Model A320-111 airplanes.

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Crews Take To Horseback, Boats To Look For Steve Fossett

Expand Search Area To Over 10K Square Miles

They haven't given up hope. Search crews scouring the rugged northwestern Nevada desert for any sign of adventurer Steve Fossett intensified their efforts Thursday, significantly expanding the search area and deploying additional resources to cover as much ground -- and water -- as they can.

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Syria Claims Israeli Planes Violated Airspace, May Have Dropped Bombs

Hard Information Difficult To Come By

Well, this'll do nothing to ease tensions in the Mideast. Syria reports it opened fire on Israeli airplanes that allegedly violated its airspace in the early morning hours of Thursday.

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US Carriers Report Record Numbers Of Seats Filled

SWA, AA Claim Highest August Loads In Companies' Histories

After an tortuous June and July, August brought record passenger loads to several US airlines. The Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday American Airlines and Southwest Airlines reported load numbers that were the highest August numbers in their respective histories.

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Passengers Sue British Airways For Lost Luggage

Suit Claims Carrier Violates Provisions Of the Montreal Convention

When does an airline's mishandling of luggage cease to be a major inconvenience... and become an actionable, legal issue? According to three US travelers, British Airways has crossed that line, and they have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit to prove it.

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Dubai Aerospace Officially Backs Out Of Auckland Airport Deal

Mutual Agreement Cites "Recent Developments" As Cause

Auckland International Airport Limited and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ltd. announced Thursday the consultation process required under their Merger Implementation Agreement has been completed... and they have mutually agreed to terminate the MIA.

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Klyde Morris (09.07.07)

The USAF Explains Its Recent Nuclear Blunder...

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Gobosh Aviation Delivers First Two G700S Aircraft In US

One LSA Already In Use By Denver Flight School

Gobosh Aviation told ANN Thursday it has delivered the first two G700S light sport aircraft in North America, after reporting strong interest in the new LSA offering during its AirVenture 2007 debut.

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Third Time NOT A Charm For 1959 Piper, Or Its Pilot

Witness Said Landing Was "Like A Rock Skipping Over A Pond"

A woman taking her first -- and probably last -- airplane ride bailed out of a 1959 Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer as it rolled down the runway engulfed in smoke. Sadly, it wasn't the first time that particular aircraft had rolled down that particular runway, that particular day, with that particular problem.

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Man Crashes Onto Airport, Tries To Steal Airplane

Officers Intervene Before Subject Can Get Aircraft Started

Someone would have to be high to break into an airport. One California man apparently was Tuesday, when he used his Mercedes-Benz to crash through a gate at Riverside Municipal Airport before attempting to steal a plane.

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ALRA Calls For Boycott Of Minneapolis Airport, NWA

Group Says Airport Police Should Apologize For Craig "Ambush"

The American Land Rights Association has thrown its support behind embattled Senator Larry Craig, and is calling for a boycott of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport and Northwest Airlines.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.07.07)

Aero-Linx!

At the time it came out, the 'Coupe was a revolutionary plane. It was one of the first general aviation aircraft with a tricycle gear and the Coupe's designer, Fred Weick, owned the patent on the tricycle gear as we know it.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.07.07): Chock

Aero-Terms!

A triangular block wedged in front and behind the tires of an aircraft to prevent it from rolling.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.07.07)

"Searches of this nature -- typically, they can go on for as long as two weeks and longer. Four days into it, we are still scratching the surface."

Source: Major Cynthia Ryan, spokeswoman for the Civil Air Patrol. Search crews scouring the rugged northwestern Nevada desert for any sign of adventurer Steve Fossett intensified their efforts Thursday, significantly expanding the search area and deploying additional resources to cover as much ground -- and water -- as they can.

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6213 Issue Date: September 07, 2007 at 0213 UTC Type: Hazards

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6212 Issue Date: September 07, 2007 at 0208 UTC Type: Hazards

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MN TFR: 09.07.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6171 Issue Date: September 06, 2007 at 1737 UTC Type: Hazards

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HI TFR: 09.08.07 - 09.09.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6156 Issue Date: September 06, 2007 at 1648 UTC Location: HONOLULU, Hawaii Beginning Date and Time: September 08, 2007 at 2100 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 09, 2007 at 0130 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6187 Issue Date: September 06, 2007 at 1833 UTC Type: Hazards

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