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July 13, 2007

Talkative Toddler Booted Off ExpressJet Flight

Flight Attendant Reportedly Told Captain Mom Made Threats

A 19-month old child and his mother were removed from an ExpressJet Airlines flight during a stop in Houston last month, on a flight from Atlanta to Oklahoma, when the mother reportedly refused a flight attendant's request to medicate the toddler to keep him quiet.

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'Doc' Horowitz Announces Departure From NASA

Former Shuttle Pilot Cites Family Responsibilities

Scott J. "Doc" Horowitz, associate administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, has announced plans to leave the agency in October.

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Sens. Rockefeller, Lott Say GA Will Pay If S.1300 Fails

"There Are Ways To Do That, And We Will Find Those Ways"

Two US Senators openly threatened the general aviation community Thursday, stating if GA pilots refuse to accept a blanket user fee for filing an IFR flight plan... there will be consequences.

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8291 Issue Date: July 13, 2007 at 0043 UTC Location: Seattle Center, Happy Camp, California near FORT JONES VOR/DME (FJS) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To Provide A Safe Environment Forfire Fighting Operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8412 Issue Date: July 13, 2007 at 2129 UTC Type: Hazards

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8283  Issue Date: July 12, 2007 at 2159 UTC  Location: Salt Lake Center, 30 West Of Augusta, Montana near GREAT FALLS VORTAC (GTF)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To Provide A Safe Environment For Fire Fighting aircraft Operations.  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560 

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IN TFR: 07.13.07 - 07.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8317 Issue Date: July 13, 2007 at 1140 UTC Location: Chicago Center , Gary, Indiana near CHICAGO HEIGHTS VORTAC (CGT) Beginning Date and Time: July 13, 2007 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 15, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Gary Air Show 2007 - Miller Beach Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Gary (GYY) Air Traffic Control Tower, 219-944-1663

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8289 Issue Date: July 13, 2007 at 0016 UTC Location: Seattle Center, Near Gasquet, California near CRESCENT CITY VORTAC (CEC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To Provide A Safe Environment For fire Fighting Operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8393 Issue Date: July 13, 2007 at 1832 UTC Type: Hazards

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8403 Issue Date: July 13, 2007 at 2000 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8303 Issue Date: July 13, 2007 at 0319 UTC Location: Oakland Center, 25 Miles South of Susanville, California near AMEDEE VOR/DME (AHC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Oakland (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8286 Issue Date: July 12, 2007 at 2232 UTC Location: Salt Lake Center, 38 W Malad City, Idaho near MALAD CITY VOR/DME (MLD) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To Provide A Safe Environment For Fire Fighting Aircraft Operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8409 Issue Date: July 13, 2007 at 2038 UTC Type: Hazards

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.13.07

Cessna CEO Jack Pelton, On The Manufacturer's LSA Concept

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.13.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.13.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Cessna's LSA Prototype -- 07.13.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Cessna President and CEO Jack Pelton.)

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Arlington 2007: Two Weeks to Taxi Program Adds Vans RVs!

Following an ANN exclusive news interview, we have learned that Glasair's unique Two Weeks To Taxi program is now available for the Vans RV-10 and RV-7, in addition to the Glasair Sportsman 2+2.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.13.07

A federal investigator says "heads need to roll" at the FAA.
Virgin America gets its operating certificate.
And AOPA protests the latest PR blast from the airlines.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.13.07

A federal investigator says "heads need to roll" at the FAA.
Virgin America gets its operating certificate.
And AOPA protests the latest PR blast from the airlines.

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ANN Special Feature: Jack Pelton, CEO, Cessna - 07.13.07

Cessna just announced its Light Sport Aircraft program is a go. Today, we'll hear what Cessna CEO Jack Pelton told ANN's Jim Campbell about the plane when it debuted at Oshkosh last year.

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Presidential Candidates Lament Having To Fly Commercial

Flying With General Public Can Be A Logistical Nightmare

"Oh boy, I'd love a plane," Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo says. Like other less-than-well-known presidential candidates, Tancredo has to get to his campaign events by flying commercially. The more popular candidates get to fly in corporate or charter jets.

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Million Air Breaks Ground On TUS Facility

Will Be Company's First Facility In Arizona

Million Air broke ground Wednesday on its first executive airplane terminal in Arizona, at Tucson International Airport (TUS.)

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Delta Flight Forced To Go-Around At FLL

Fourth Runway Incursion in Just Over a Year

A Delta Air Lines flight had to pull up while on final approach to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Wednesday for a go-around, to avoid colliding with a United Airlines flight that ended up on the same runway.

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PIT Gets Explosive New Security Upgrade

Passengers Won't Have To Carry Luggage To Screeners

Passengers will soon be able to enjoy quicker and more convenient check-in procedures at Pittsburgh International Airport. The Allegheny County Airport Authority has launched an $18 million project to install new Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) into the automated baggage system used by US Airways.

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Federal Investigator Accuses FAA Of Hiding ATC Mistakes At DFW

"Heads Need To Roll Here"

A federal investigator is accusing the Federal Aviation Administration of not only hiding air traffic controller mistakes at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, but also for sometimes blaming pilots for those mistakes.

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NTSB: No Obvious Clues To Florida Accident Cause

All Aircraft Components Have Been Accounted For

A National Transportation Safety Board official told reporters the initial investigation into Tuesday's fatal Cessna 310 accident in Sanford, FL has produced no obvious signs of what may have caused smoke or fire in the aircraft's cabin that was reported by the pilot just prior to impact.

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Frontier Airlines Partners With JAX Startup For Ground Operations

Company Will Also Retrofit Seats On Airbus Fleet

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority and First Coast Aerospace Inc. announced Tuesday the launch of a new aircraft maintenance and repair company based at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).

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Klyde Morris (07.13.07)

Klyde Says "Environmentalists," Corporate Aviation Don't Mix

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Diamond Aircraft Tests New Diesel Engine

170-HP Motor Also Being Considered For UAV Use

A team effort to develop a new diesel powerplant has literally taken off. Diamond Aircraft recently conducted the initial test flight of that engine in a DA40 Diamond Star.

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ANN Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2007 Staff

Say Hello To Jeffrey Pierson And Matt Russell!

With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture 2007 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough... ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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Alliance For Aviation Across America Appeals To Senate In User Fee Battle

Urges Finance Committee To Endorse House Approach To FAA Reauthorization

The House version is the one we want. That's the message the Alliance for Aviation Across America had for the Senate Finance Committee, following Thursday's hearing regarding reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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JAL, ANA To Add Bidets To New Dreamliners

Option Helps 787 Passengers Stay Clean As A Whistle

Few things can make transatlantic travel more unpleasant than a dirty lavatory with a wet floor and bad odor. Remember that Continental flight last month?

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AOPA Works To Keep Satellite Weather Online Through XM-Sirius Merger

Fear Monopoly May Compromise Availability

While consumer and advocacy groups have been making their own noise about the future of satellite radio, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is concerned about what a monopoly might mean for general aviation.

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TSA Says 'Suspicious' Man Removed From Flight Not A Threat

Crew Member Thought She Saw Man Bypass Security

A crew member's suspicions about a passenger aboard an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to London Thursday resulted in an emergency stop at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.13.07)

Aero-Linx!

Aerospace Services International, Inc. (ASI) provides a wide range of consulting and professional services to government organizations and the transportation industry, particularly in regard to aviation; and cargo and multi-modal transportation systems. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.13.07): Retread

Aero-Terms!

To apply new tread to a tire. The tread of a tire often wears off long before the tire "carcass" is damaged or worn out. For more economical operation (and environmental consideration), the tire can be retreaded.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.13.07)

"[A] culture of laxness."

Source: Scott Bloch, an investigator with the US Office of Special Counsel. Bloch used this phrase to summarize his accusations the Federal Aviation Administration has not only hidden air traffic controller mistakes at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, but also sometimes blamed pilots for those mistakes.

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