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January 10, 2007

MD TFR: 01.12.07 - 01.13.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0530 Issue Date: January 10, 2007 at 1344 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: January 12, 2007 at 1600 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 13, 2007 at 1900 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NWEAA-Arlington Fly-In, EAA HQ Slammed With $10.5M Judgment Over 1999 Accident

Claims Of Long Wait For Fire Equipment Seemingly Contradicted By NTSB Report

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 01.10.07 1545 EST: A Snohomish County Superior Court jury has awarded $10.5 million to the family of a pilot who died in a 1999 accident at the Northwest EAA Fly-In in Arlington, WA... and says both the national Experimental Aircraft Association, as well as the regional EAA chapter, are responsible for a large percentage of the damages.

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Cessna Says LSA Concept Aircraft 'Continues to Meet Company Expectations'

Engineers at Cessna tell ANN that they continue to be impressed with the performance of the proof-of-concept (POC) model of a light sport aircraft as the company continues its evaluation of the aircraft, the business case and the overall LSA market. Cessna's LSA POC will be on display during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo this week in Sebring, Fla., and will be taking part in flying demonstrations during the show.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 01.10.07

FAA Ambassador Of Aviation And Aerospace Education Jamail Larkins, Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.10.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.10.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Aero-Ambassador Jamail Larkins, Part Two: 01.10.07 (ANN Special Feature, part two of our chat with Ambassador of aviation and Aerospace Education Jamail Larkins.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.10.07

A new front opens in the war on terror...
United gets a new route to China...
...and Northwest files its reorganization plan.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.10.07

A new front opens in the war on terror...
United gets a new route to China...
...and Northwest files its reorganization plan.

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ANN Special Feature: Part 2: Jamail Larkins 01.10.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Jamail Larkins, Young Eagle-turned-aerobatic performer, Embry Riddle grad, and NBAA consultant.

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Northwest Expects To Submit Reorg Plan Next Week

Airline May Ask Court To Rule Its Stock Worthless

Northwest Airlines continues to pace rival Delta Air Lines -- both filed for bankruptcy on the same September 2005 day, and both should exit Chapter 11 about the same time.

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Reports: Alaska Plane Crash Claims Former State Trooper Chief

Cessna 207 Suffered Engine Failure Over Cook Inlet

Search crews in Alaska have located the wreckage of a Cessna 207 that went missing Tuesday near Nikiski, but officials say it's unlikely the plane's pilot and sole occupant survived.

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Florida Officials Say Airport Security Hassles Are Keeping Tourists Away

International Arrivals At MCO Off 13 Percent

Thirteen percent fewer international passengers passed through the gates of Orlando International Airport for the first half of 2006... and travel industry analysts say airport security is to blame.

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Evektor America Adds To Growing Number Of Flight Schools

Six New SportStar Flight Centers Named

Representatives with Evektor America tell ANN the company's SportStar Flight Center program is rapidly expanding nationally, with the addition of six more recently appointed flight schools that help Evektor cover all corners of the lower-48 states.

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You Can Now Have Your BBJ, And EVS Too

Rockwell Collins Teams With Boeing To Offer Enhanced Vision System

On Tuesday, Boeing Business Jets and Rockwell Collins introduced an Enhanced Vision System (EVS) offering for Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) operators.

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First Sierra Stallion Delivery Completed

After receiving an STC for the FJ44 Stallion in August, Siera Industries' first customer took delivery of the aircraft on Monday, December 18. The first Stallion customer, Mr. Al Kroontje, flew his new aircraft nonstop from Uvalde, TX to Calgary, Canada in 4 hours and 29 minutes - traveling a distance of 1,498 nautical miles with an average headwind of 22 knots.

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Airpower Strikes Insurgent Stronghold In Iraq

U.S. Central Command Air Forces air and space power supported coalition actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom with F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle and B-1 Lancer aircraft that dropped precision munitions Jan. 8 on a known insurgent stronghold south of Balad Ruz, Iraq.

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Acrohelipro Receives Approval For New Facility In British Columbia

60,000+ Square Foot Center To Be Located In Langley

The Township of Langley, British Columbia and Acrohelipro Global Services, Inc. announced Tuesday the Township’s approval for Acrohelipro to build a new, 60,000 plus square-foot state-of-the-art helicopter maintenance, repair and overall facility at the Langley Airport.

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APA 'Disappointed' With DOT's Selection Of United To Fly To China

... And Pins Blame Squarely On AA Management

The Allied Pilots Association (APA), collective bargaining agent for the 12,000 pilots of American Airlines, expressed its disappointment Tuesday over the Department of Transportation’s announcement it has tentatively decided to grant new China route authority to United Airlines.

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Democrats Mull Variety Of Changes To Airport Security

Increased Cargo Screening, Unionized Screeners Among Proposals

There are some new sheriffs in the town of Washington, DC... and they've got some radical ideas on improving airport security. House Democrats -- in control of Congress for the first time since 1994 -- are pushing new anti-terrorism legislation that, if enacted, would change several aspects of airport security.

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NTSB Says 'Poor Airmanship' The Root Cause Behind 2004 Pinnacle Airlines Crash

Says Pilots Committed A Number Of Errors; Airline Failed To Properly Train Them

The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday a laundry list of causes was behind the October 14, 2004 "joyride" accident of Pinnacle Airlines flight 3701.

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Microsoft Kicks Off High-Flying Vista Promotion

Solve The Puzzle... Win A Ride Into Space!

Leave it to the gang at Microsoft to kick off a truly stellar marketing program for the upcoming launch of its new Vista operating system.

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IndUS To Offer Sneak Preview Of Newest LSA At Sebring

LoPresti Provides Aerodynamic Mods For New Thorpedo LP

At the upcoming Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo, IndUS Aviation, Inc. will offer a sneak preview of some of the new components that will make up the all-new Thorpedo LP, a new model light sport aircraft to be released at Lakeland 2007.

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HAI Announces Recipients of 2006 'Salute to Excellence' Awards

Will Be Honored at Heli-Expo 2007 In Orlando

Helicopter Association International tipped Aero-News this week to the winners of its 2006 "Salute to Excellence" Awards.

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Osprey Team Says V-22 Met 2006 Delivery Targets

Fleet Surpasses 23,000 Flight Hours

The Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey team told ANN Tuesday it met its 2006 delivery commitment of 13 MV-22 Ospreys delivered to the US Marine Corps, and three CV-22s to the US Air Force Special Operations Command.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.10.07)

Aero-Linx!

One of Great Britian’s most famous woman aviators, Amy Johnson was the first British woman to become qualified as a ground engineer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.10.07): Airport Facilities Directory

Aero-Terms!

Booklets published by the National Aeronautical Charting Office which provides information about airports, such as runway lengths, runway surface, services available, hours of operation, lighting and frequencies. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.10.07)

"This accident was caused by the pilots' inappropriate and unprofessional behavior. Simply adhering to standard operating procedures and correctly implementing emergency procedures would have gone a long way to adverting this tragic accident."

Source: NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker, on Tuesday's release of the Probable Cause report on the October 2004 'joyride' crash of a Pinnacle Airlines CRJ200. The board determined a laundry list of causes led to the accident, which claimed the lives of the two pilots onboard.

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