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February 26, 2007

CA TFR: 03.09.07 - 03.10.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4097 Issue Date: February 26, 2007 at 1350 UTC Location: El Centro NAF, California near IMPERIAL VORTAC (IPL) Beginning Date and Time: March 09, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 10, 2007 at 2230 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstartions Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: El Centro NAF (NJK) Base Operations, 760-339-2601

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CA TFR: 03.08.07 - 03.11.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4098 Issue Date: February 26, 2007 at 1356 UTC Location: El Centro NAF, California near IMPERIAL VORTAC (IPL) Beginning Date and Time: March 08, 2007 at 2230 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 11, 2007 at 0001 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstration by the USN Blue Angels Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: El Centro NAF (NJK) Base Operations, 760-339-2601

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AZ TFR: 02.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4104 Issue Date: February 26, 2007 at 1433 UTC Location: Cutter, Arizona near STANFIELD VORTAC (TFD) Beginning Date and Time: February 26, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 26, 2007 at 1900 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For gas venting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4500

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Countdown Begins On New Shuttle Ride At KSC

$60 Million Launch Simulator Blasts Off In May

For those of us who can't afford the $200,000 ticket on SpaceShipTwo, NASA will soon provide another, much cheaper, alternative. Alas, visitors to the new Shuttle Launch Experience at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will remain firmly planted on Earth... but we suspect most won't mind.

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Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc On Flights Once Again

Someone Wake The Groundhog... Spring Can't Come Soon Enough

Yet another winter storm socked in airports throughout the Midwest and East Coast this weekend.

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Snowy Weekend Wasn't Kind To Several Aircraft

Five Planes Have Unpleasant Encounters With Snowbanks

There seems to be a pattern here...

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Gretchen Jahn Named General Manager For Alpha Aviation

Planemaker Hopes Jahn Can Work Some Of Her Mooney-Magic

Hot on the heels of receiving Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of its Alpha 160A aircraft, New Zealand's Alpha Aviation has appointed former Mooney CEO Gretchen Jahn as General Manager.

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Airbus Opens New Alabama Engineering Center

Facility Will Work On A350XWB, KC-30 Tanker

Airbus' upcoming A350XWB medium-range widebody and the Northrop Grumman KC-30 Advanced Tanker will soon have a decidedly American flavor, as Airbus North America formally dedicated its new engineering center in Mobile, AL.

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Olympic Wrestler, Two Others Survive UT Accident

Plane Was "Flying Low" When It Impacted Lake

A man fishing on Utah's Lake Powell caught some serious fish Sunday morning, in the form of Olympic wrestling champion Rulon Gardner. Gardner was a passenger in a Cirrus SR22 with two other men when it crashed in Lake Powell on Saturday.

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Phenom 100 Launch Customer Touts Progress In VLJ Program

First Flight Scheduled Later This Year

JetBird AG reports a number of key milestones have been achieved in the design and manufacturing program for the Embraer Phenom 100 very light jet (VLJ). The first Phenom 100 test flight is expected in mid-2007.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 02.26.07

Expedition Aircraft's Andrew Hamblin

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.26.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.26.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Expedition Aircraft: 02.26.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Andrew Hamblin of Expedition Aircraft.)

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Coast Guard Tasked With Guarding DC Airspace

Taking The Coast Guard Mission To New Heights

The following report provides an interesting, and different, perspective on security matters in the Washington DC ADIZ... from the point-of-view of those tasked with intercepting suspicious aircraft.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.26.07

Congress takes another look at a "passenger's bill of rights"...
FAA moves forward with ADS-B...
...and AOPA's Boyer says don't despair..."this is winnable."

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.26.07

Congress takes another look at a "passenger's bill of rights"...
FAA moves forward with ADS-B...
...and AOPA's Boyer says don't despair..."this is winnable."

Sponsored By...


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ANN Special Feature: Andrew Hamblin, Expedition Aircraft - 02.26.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Andrew Hamblin of Expedition aircraft about the company's two new back-country planes, expected to be certified later this year.

FMI:

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Latest Flight Explorer Edition Features Real-Time D-ATIS Reports

Professional Edition 7.1 Also Sports Add'l Customization Options

Global flight tracking provider Flight Explorer (FE) told ANN recently of the release of Flight Explorer Professional Edition 7.1, which offers real-time Digital Automatic Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS) reports.

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Divorced: Eclipse And Avidyne Part Ways

 While it may come as no surprise to a great many people following the intensive development of the Eclipse 500 VLJ, ANN can now divulge something that has been in the works for a while... the "divorce" of Eclipse Aviation and Avidyne.

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Fate Of Washington's Blaine Airport Comes To Vote Monday Night

AOPA Urges Pilots To Attend Council Meeting

The fate of a small northwestern airport hangs in the balance of a planned vote by the Blaine, WA city council Monday night.

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Columnist: Controller Received Two-Week Suspension From FAA

Agency Claims Scott Pressley Violated Visitation Rules

Was it proper discipline, or sour grapes? That is the question posed by a Birmingham, AL reporter, regarding the two-week suspension of an air traffic controller by the FAA.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On CLE Overrun Incident

Pilot Lost Sight Of Runway Briefly Just Before Touchdown

On Sunday, the National Transportation Safety Board issued its Preliminary Report on a February 18 runway overrun incident at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

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Iran Says Reported Space Launch Was A Research Rocket

Missile Reached Suborbital Space, Carried Atmospheric Equipment

Iranian officials announced Sunday the country successfully launched a rocket into suborbital space, apparently to further its plans to eventually launch satellites into orbit.

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Report: Airbus May Extend 35-Hour Work Week

Workers Would Earn Same Money For Five Add'l Hours

Another facet of a controversial reorganization plan for European planemaker Airbus has come to light. A German magazine reports Airbus is looking to extend its work week by five hours, without additional compensation for workers at plants in France and Germany.

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Klyde Morris (02.26.07)

How The FAA Plans To Deal With GA Pilots...

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AA 757 Leaves Nosewheel Behind At SeaTac

Plane Lands Uneventfully

As it turns out, a lost dog wasn't the only thing left behind by American Airlines last Wednesday. A Boeing 757 left one of its two nosegear wheels behind on a runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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Pilot Makes Emergency Landing On Oregon Freeway

Unscathed, Resumes Trip Three Hours Later

The pilot of a vintage DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver amphibian made an attention-grabbing emergency landing Sunday morning on an Oregon highway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.26.07)

Aero-Linx!

Proclaiming it is one of the most comprehensive sites on the web covering aviation history, "To Fly is Everything..." contains a digital library, a photo gallery with video clips of early craft in flight, and numerous photographs of early planes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.26.07): Daisy Cutter

Aero-Terms!

The Daisy Cutter  (BLU-82) is a 15,000-pound special purpose bomb, introduced in March of 1970 to carve out helicopter landing zones in the jungles of Vietnam (known as Commando vault airlift operations).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.26.07)

"It's coincidence, I suppose, that the ruling came days after Pressley was quoted in another Birmingham News story questioning air safety procedures."

Source: Birmingham (AL) News columnist John Archibald. Scott Pressley, the local representative for the Birmingham branch of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, was recently suspended from duty for two weeks, reportedly due to a series of procedures violations stemming from a visit Archibald made to the Birmingham TRACON last year.

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