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October 12, 2007

Was FSS At Fault In Camp David TFR Incursions?

Congressman Says Briefers Didn't Give Pilots NOTAM Information

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.12.07 1650 EDT: Well... this changes things. According to a report in the Federal Times, pilots who busted a temporary flight restriction last weekend over Camp David weren't alerted to the restrictions by flight service briefers... because the facility lost the Notice to Airmen.

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Certified! Dassault’s Falcon 2000DX Earns FAA, EASA Approval

Will Replace Original Falcon 2000 Intro'd In 1989

Dassault Falcon tells ANN it recently received approval from both the FAA and EASA for its new Falcon 2000DX. The EASA approval was awarded September 19, and the FAA approval on October 3.

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NM Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9891 Issue Date: October 11, 2007 at 2345 UTC Location: Albuquerque Center , 14 Mi NW of Mountainair, New Mexico near SOCORRO VORTAC (ONM) 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: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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CO Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9887 Issue Date: October 11, 2007 at 2153 UTC Location: Denver, 2 Miles NW of Rye, Colorado near PUEBLO VORTAC (PUB) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (ZDV) Center, 719-553-1600  Frequency(ies): 126.025

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AZ TFR: 10.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9873 Issue Date: October 11, 2007 at 2029 UTC Location: Albuquerque Center, DILKON , Arizona near WINSLOW VORTAC (INW) Beginning Date and Time: October 12, 2007 at 2000 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 12, 2007 at 2300 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For high pressure natural gas release Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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OK TFR: 10.13.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9856  Issue Date: October 11, 2007 at 1732 UTC  Location: Fort Worth Center, Clinton-Sherman, Oklahoma near BURNS FLAT VORTAC (BFV)  Beginning Date and Time: October 13, 2007 at 1300 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 13, 2007 at 2100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area  Type: Space Operations  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Fort Worth (ZFW) Center, 817-858-7503 

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Expedition 15 Greets New ISS Crew

Soyuz Carrying Expedition 16 Docks At Station

Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko and spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor have arrived at the International Space Station. Their Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft docked to the Earth-facing port of the station’s Zarya module at 1050 EDT Friday.

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IFALPA Calls For Brazil To Drop Charges Against Pilots Lepore, Paladino

Says Focus Needs To Be On Investigation's Findings, Internal Issues

Saying Brazilian authorities have put "the cart in front of the horse" in that country's pursuit of charges against two American pilots involved in a tragic midair collision in 2006, an international pilots' association Friday called for Brazil to drop its criminal investigation into the accident.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 10.12.07

RotaMax President Eric Barger

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.12.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.12.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Rotary Power For LSAs: 10.12.07 (ANN Special Feature, with RotaMax President Eric Barger.)

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Girl's Family Sues Delta Over Alleged Molestation

Says Male Passenger Assaulted 11-Year-Old On January Flight

The family of an 11-year-old girl sued Delta Air Lines last week, after the child claimed a man sexually assaulted her on a flight earlier this year from San Diego to Atlanta.

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AIR Inc. Says September Was A Great Month For Pilot Hires

Largest Hiring Month Since 9/11

The folks at AIR Inc. tell ANN over 1,360 pilots received jobs within the airline industry in September -- making this the largest hiring month since 9/11. That number also brings the third quarter to an end with hiring numbers totaling 3,619, almost doubling the 1,918 reported from the third quarter in 2006.

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Coming Down The Stretch, Airbus Is Closing The Distance

Neck-And-Neck With Boeing In 2007 Orders Race

Beware ye, all who may have already written off European planemaker Airbus in the hotly-contested 2007 commercial airliner order race.

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Family Confirms Body Found Near Bridge Is Missing Pilot

TB20 Disappeared On Flight Near Mackinac Bridge In August

The body of a woman found floating near the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan, may be that of missing pilot Karen Dodds, according to family members.

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Air Force's Hunter-Killer UAV Now Flying in Afghanistan

By All Means... Fear The Reaper

The US Air Force announced Friday the service's new hunter-killer unmanned aerial vehicle is now flying operational missions in Afghanistan. The MQ-9 Reaper has completed 12 missions since its inaugural flight there September 25, averaging about one sortie per day.

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Pilot Safe Following F/A-18 Bailout Off VA Coast

Coast Guard Pulls Airman From Ocean

The pilot of a US Navy F/A-18 was pulled to safety Thursday, after his fighter went down in the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.12.07

NASA debates whether to delay Discovery for heat-shield repairs.
Lockheed's flight service station debacle gives the FAA a black eye.
And no casualties are reported when an MD 82 is forced do

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.12.07

NASA debates whether to delay Discovery for heat-shield repairs.
Lockheed's flight service station debacle gives the FAA a black eye.
And no casualties are reported when an MD 82 is forced down

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ANN Special Feature: Eric Barger, RotaMax Aircraft Engines - 10.12.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Eric Barger, president of RotaMax Rotary Engines. This company is introducing a line of aviation rotaries based on a long-established, non-automotive design.

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AD: International Aero Engines

AD NUMBER: 2007-21-05 MANUFACTURER: International Aero SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-21-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 series turbofan engines.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2007-21-06 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-21-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80C2A5F turbofan engines installed on, but not limited to, Airbus A300F4-605R airplanes.

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AD: Raytheon

AD NUMBER: 2007-21-02 MANUFACTURER: Raytheon SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-21-02 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) Models 58P and 58TC airplanes that were used as lead airplanes by the United States Forest Service (USFS).

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Gone West: Flying Tiger David Lee 'Tex' Hill

Storied WWII Pilot Was 92

Aero-News has learned renowned World War II fighter pilot David Lee "Tex" Hill passed away Thursday at his home near San Antonio, TX. He was 92... and lived his life to the fullest up to the end, according to friend Tibaut Bowman.

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Lawmakers Get An Earful On Lockheed's FSS Performance

AOPA Says Outsourced Duties Receive Failing Grade

Give 'em an "F!" That's the message the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association had for lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week, during a Congressional hearing into Lockheed Martin's performance in the two years since it took over Flight Service Station duties from the FAA... and the agency's ability to regulate other private companies tasked with providing vital air safety functions.

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New UAL Union Leaders Vow To Confront Execs On Pay

Want Contract Talks To Start Two Years Early

Maybe it's something in the water in the meeting halls. Hot on the heels of a blistering letter sent by newly-elected leaders of the Allied Pilots Association to American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey... the new chairmen of the pilots association at United Airlines have a similar -- albeit more civil -- message for executives at the Chicago-based carrier.

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Klyde Morris (10.12.07)

Airbus Shows 'Understanding' Of Boeing's 787 Predicament...

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Can't Keep 'Em Away: 2006 Lunar Lander Challenge Judges Return For '07

Will Oversee Competition At Wirefly X-Prize Cup In Alamogordo, NM

The six judges from the 2006 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, with more than 200 years of space experience between them, will return to judge the competition at this month's Wirefly X-Prize Cup, representatives with the X-Prize Foundation tell ANN.

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Was Crashed Gulfstream II Drug Plane Owned By CIA?

Registered 'Owner' Appears To Be A Front

Quiz: what's the connection between the CIA... a dummy front company... and a cocaine-packed, Gulfstream II business jet that crashed in the Yucatan jungle several weeks ago?

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Boeing Delivers Air India's First 777-300ER

Part Of 2005 68-Plane Deal

This week, Boeing and Mumbai-based Air India celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane.

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Embraer Shows Phenom 300 Mock-Up At 2007 Audi Equestrian Masters

Why? Because Blue-Bloods Buy Bizjets, That's Why

Brazilian planemaker Embraer tells ANN it is participating in the 2007 Audi Equestrian Masters, in Brussels, Belgium, October 10-14, at the former maritime Tour & Taxis station. A full-scale mock-up of the company’s Phenom 300 executive jet is on display at the five-day event, and may be visited by participants and attendees.

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Two Fund-Raising Pros Join Embry-Riddle Advancement Team

Both Will Work To Raise Cash For University

Representatives with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University tell ANN the aviation college has added two seasoned professionals to its fund-raising team -- Bernadine Douglas and Christopher Lambert.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.12.07)

Aero-Linx!

Calling the chances of his following in his father's footsteps at NASA "a statistical improbability," computer software designer Richard Garriott opted to take an arguably easier route to the stars... spending $30 million for a seat onboard a Soyuz capsule, bound for the International Space Station in 2008.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.12.07): Departure Control

Aero-Terms!

The function of an approach control facility that provides air traffic control service for departing IFR, and under certain conditions, VFR traffic.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.12.07)

"I can say this probably on behalf of 50 people, except for my own dad who is my personal hero, 'Tex' Hill was the biggest hero I ever had. Unquestioning integrity and loyalty, purpose, determination, compassion."

Source: Tibaut Bowman, longtime friend of storied World War II aviator David Lee "Tex" Hill. The former Flying Tiger passed away at his home near San Antonio, TX Thursday, at the age of 92.

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GA TFR: 10.17.07 - 10.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9794 Issue Date: October 11, 2007 at 1209 UTC Location: Moody AFB, Georgia near VALDOSTA VOR/DME (OTK) Beginning Date and Time: October 17, 2007 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 21, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and other high performance aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Moody AFB (VAD) Air Traffic Control Tower, 229-257-3302

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TX TFR: 10.17.07 - 10.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9844 Issue Date: October 11, 2007 at 1559 UTC Location: Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, Texas near RANGER VORTAC (FUZ) Beginning Date and Time: October 17, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 21, 2007 at 2110 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Alliance (AFW) Air Traffic Control Tower, 817-491-6100

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