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December 15, 2007

NAHF Names Its 'Class of 2008' At First Flight Celebration

Four Legends Of Flight Will Be Honored In Dayton In July

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) revealed the names of its enshrinee Class of 2008 Friday evening, at a dinner celebrating the 104th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first powered flight. The Class of 2008 includes Col. Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson; Herbert D. Kelleher; the late William A. Moffett; and Sean D. Tucker.

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Florida Air Show Cancelled Due To Lack Of Sponsor

Fort Lauderdale's Air & Sea Show Comes To End After 13 Years

It appears a staple aviation event in South Florida has witnessed its last sunset. The Fort Lauderdale Air & Sea Show will not go on as scheduled for 2008, after event organizers were unable to attract a title sponsor.

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100th ISS Spacewalk Will Examine Array Joint Issue

Whitson, Tani To Perform Analysis December 18

An important spacewalk outside the International Space Station is scheduled for next week, that NASA hopes will provide some answers regarding a mysterious problem with a solar array joint.

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AOPA Air Safety Foundation Adds Humorous Touch To Serious Issue

Fuel Safety PSAs Confront Cause Of Many Accidents

The AOPA Air Safety Foundation is taking a humorous and edgy approach to help educate pilots about fuel management by producing Pilot Safety Announcements (PSAs) that can be viewed by all pilots online.

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Boeing Adds To 2007 Tally With 31-Plane Deal

Leasing Company AWAS Orders 737s

Capping an impressive week for sales, on Friday Boeing and Dublin-based airplane leasing company AWAS announced an order for 31 737-800s, valued at $2.3 billion at list prices.

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Kadena F-15 Pilots Continue Training Despite Grounding

Keeping The Eagles' Talons Sharp

Despite an Air Force-wide stand-down of F-15 Eagles, pilots at Kadena Air Base in Japan are maintaining their skills and capabilities through virtual means. Members of the 18th Operations Support Squadron and Boeing civilian contractors with the unit have stepped up, and provided increased time in flight simulators.

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Airmen MIA From Korean War Will Finally Come Home

Were Among B-29 Crew Shot Down In April 1951

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced this week the remains of two US servicemen, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Michelin Kicks In $1,000 For Careers In Aviation

Scholarship Will Allow Applicant To Complete Aero-Education

Careers in Aviation told ANN Friday of its partnership with Michelin Aircraft Tire in offering a $1000 scholarship award to a qualified applicant to complete their education in the field of aerospace.

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Atlantic Aviation To Add Rifle Jet Center FBO

Will Bolster Chain's Presence In Rocky Mountains

Late last month, Dallas-based Atlantic Aviation completed the acquisition of Rifle Air, LLC -- an FBO operator located at the Garfield County Regional Airport in Rifle, CO. The Rifle site will be combined with Atlantic's existing nationwide network of 69 FBOs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.15.07)

Aero-Linx!

Heinkel, Messerschmitt, and Dornier made large contributions to the German aviation development. But while they mostly concentrated on the construction and development of aircraft, Hugo Junkers entered the whole spectrum of aviation starting with technological developments, aircraft production, airline activities, airport infrastructures etc.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.15.07): Quick Break Fuse

Aero-Terms!

A tubular fuse, used to protect a circuit containing an inductive load. If enough current flows to melt the fuse link, springs pull the melted ends apart by a distance great enough to prevent an arc from forming.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.15.07)

"It's just not economically viable to produced without a title sponsor. We don't have the capacity or financing to put on the show."

Source: Mickey Markoff, president of promotional firm MDM Limited, which for the last 13 years has put on the Air & Sea Show in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Sadly, the show will not go on as scheduled for 2008, after event organizers were unable to attract a title sponsor. Organizers say rising fuel costs and a general downturn in the nation's economy are to blame for the end of the event.

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LA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7691  Issue Date: December 14, 2007 at 2159 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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