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August 25, 2007

CA TFR: 08.29.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4544 Issue Date: August 24, 2007 at 1323 UTC Type: Special

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NV TFR: 08.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4562 Issue Date: August 24, 2007 at 1447 UTC Location: Reno, Nevada Beginning Date and Time: August 28, 2007 at 0155 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 28, 2007 at 2025 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Report: US Carriers Expect Passengers To Labor For Flights On Labor Day

ATA Says Prediction Considers Recent Record-Setting Delays

The Air Transport Association issued its forecast Thursday predicting 15.7 million passengers worldwide will venture out for the Labor Day period, spanning Wednesday, August 29 through Wednesday, September 5, and use US carriers to get where they're going.

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FAA, WestJet Bicker Over Who's At Fault In LAX Incursion

Canadian Carrier Says Its Pilot Bears No Blame... FAA Disagrees

The Federal Aviation Administration and WestJet Airlines, Ltd. are in disagreement over the most recent runway incursion at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Lisa Nowak, Colleen Shipman Testify Publicly For First Time

Request Made for Ankle Monitor Removal; Shipman Says She Remains Fearful

Former National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut Lisa Nowak and romantic rival Colleen Shipman spoke publicly for the first time about their case this week... launching a media frenzy that would have made a group of hungry sharks proud.

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NASA Decides To Modify Discovery's Fuel Tank Brackets

Will Replace SLA Foam With Lighter, Less-Shed-Prone Material

Enough already. That's the message from NASA Friday, as the space agency announced its engineers will remove troublesome insulating foam covering mounting brackets for the shuttle Discovery's external tank, and replace it with a material the agency says is less likely to shed during launch.

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Boeing Conducts Crash Testing On Dreamliner Composite Material

Results Unknown... As Information Is Proprietary

In this case, we're really hoping that no news IS good news. In its third and final such test, Boeing conducted crucial crash testing Thursday on the new 787 Dreamliner to test how its composite barrel fuselage would hold up in a crash situation.

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Flightline Group Begins Work On TLH Service Facility

Training Center, HondaJet Dealer, Hotel In The Pipeline

Flightline Group, Inc. told ANN this week work is set to begin on the company's new 26,000 square-foot regional service facility ... which Flightline says is the largest general aviation development and construction project ever undertaken at the Tallahassee Regional Airport.

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NFIRE Missile Launch Test Deemed Successful

Exercise to Help Understanding of Missile Exhaust Plumes

Lt. Gen. Henry "Trey" Obering III, Missile Defense Agency director, announced Thursday the successful execution of an exercise designed to collect data on a boosting long-range target missile by the Near Field Infrared Experiment (NFIRE) research satellite.

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Alteon Plans To Open New Training Center In Shanghai

Will Include China's First 787 Full-Flight Simulator

Boeing subsidiary Alteon Training announced this week it will open a new training center in Shanghai, which will house the first Boeing 787 full-flight simulator in China.

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Emirates, Airbus Complete Week-Long A380 Proving Trial

90-Minute Turnaround Times Deemed Adequate

It took seven days, involved 100 tests and over 2,000 people... but compatibility tests for the new Airbus A380 at Dubai International Airport has been successfully demonstrated, Emirates told ANN this week.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.25.07)

Aero-Linx!

This page serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas with people who share an interest in model aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.25.07): Ozonosphere

Aero-Terms!

The layer of the earth's atmosphere that extends from approximately 20-30 miles above the surface. The ozonosphere has a high concentration of ozone, which absorbs ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.25.07)

"We have a policy at LAX that you don't switch frequencies without being instructed to. But we couldn't find a specific federal aviation regulation to that effect."

Source: FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. The Federal Aviation Administration and WestJet Airlines, Ltd. are in disagreement over the most recent runway incursion at Los Angeles International Airport. The crux of the disagreement lies in the question of the degree of fault to be placed on the WestJet pilot. In its Preliminary Report issued this week on the incident, the National Transportation Safety Board claims the WestJet pilot changed from tower to ground frequency too soon.

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NM TFR: 08.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4560 Issue Date: August 24, 2007 at 1431 UTC Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Beginning Date and Time: August 27, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 27, 2007 at 2025 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WA TFR: 08.27.07 - 08.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4553 Issue Date: August 24, 2007 at 1421 UTC Location: Seattle/Bellevue, Washington Beginning Date and Time: August 27, 2007 at 2205 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 28, 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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