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April 12, 2007

OH TFR: 04.16.07 - 06.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7822 Issue Date: April 11, 2007 at 1852 UTC Type: Hazards

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FL TFR: 04.12.07 - 04.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7910 Issue Date: April 12, 2007 at 1333 UTC Type: Airshow

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MD TFR: 04.13.07 - 04.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7938 Issue Date: April 12, 2007 at 1601 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: April 13, 2007 at 1810 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 15, 2007 at 1700 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CAP Locates Missing Seawind Near Danville, VA

Pilot Has Not Been Identified

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 04.12.07 2010 EDT: Search crews have located the wreckage of a Seawind experimental amphibian that was reported missing after it failed to arrive at its destination Wednesday afternoon.

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BRS Reports Saves #200... And #201!

Two Pilots Deploy Systems This Week

Ballistic Recovery Systems tells ANN a pilot flying a Cirrus SR22 made history earlier this week, when he became the 200th documented life saved by a BRS whole-airplane parachute recovery system. The company also learned that, within the last 48 hours, a German ultralight pilot also used a BRS system, which now brings the total lives saved to 201.

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Union Calls Warning Letter From American Airlines Management 'Stunt'

APA Says Carrier Is Trying To Divert Attention Away From Huge Bonuses

The Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents pilots of American Airlines, describes letters American Airlines management is delivering to the carrier’s three unions as a “stunt” designed to shift focus away from the large bonuses airline executives will collect next week.

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FAA Considers Extended Renewal Periods For First, Third-Class Medicals

Would Be Valid Only For Certificate Holders Under Age 40

Earlier this week, the FAA released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that, if implemented, would extend the duration of first- and third-class medical certificates for certain individuals.

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First Active-Duty A-10C Squadron Should Be Operational By Year's End

Thunderbolt II Sports Advanced Avionics, Upgraded Munitions

In a press conference held Wednesday, US Air Force Lt. Col. Ralph Hansen said the first operational active-duty A-10C Thunderbolt II squadron should be fully operational by the end of the year.

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Cosmonaut Says Bill Gates Could Be Next Space Tourist

Space Adventures Denies Contact With Microsoft Founder

Is the world's richest man aiming even higher? Comments made by Expedition 15 cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin this week, during a televised press conference from the International Space Station, indicate Microsoft founder Bill Gates is considering a flight into space.

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Things That Go Bump On The Ramp: CLE Edition

Deicing Trucks Strike Two Planes At Hopkins

Deicing trucks at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport caused damage to two planes last weekend, and the FAA would like to know why.

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FAA Managers Hint At Slightly Smaller ADIZ

Plan Would Ease Restrictions At Some Airports

Will it shrink... grow larger... or stay exactly the same? Well, if we're to believe rumors flying out of Washington, DC concerning impending changes to the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the nation's capital... it's anyone's guess.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 04.12.07

An Updated Thunderbolt, Part I

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.12.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.12.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A Better Thunderbolt, Part I: 04.12.07 (ANN Special Feature, Wednesday's USAF press conference on the A-10C Thunderbolt II.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.12.07

A 777 gets a surprise military escort.
NASA resets for a June 8th Atlantis launch.
And Boeing and Northrup submit their tanker bids.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.12.07

A 777 gets a surprise military escort.
NASA resets for a June 8th Atlantis launch.
And Boeing and Northrup submit their tanker bids.

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ANN Special Feature: Pt I - US Air Force, A10-C Update - 04.12.07

Today, we bring you Part I of the US Air Force news conference, held Wednesday, to update reporters on a major update to the A10 Thunderbolt II. Hosts are Col. James Ratti, 508th Aircraft Sustainme

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Young Pilot Resumes Mission Of 'Inspiration'

Barrington Irving Back In Air After Snowy Setback

In his quest to be the youngest person to fly around the world -- as well as the first African-American man to make the trip solo -- Barrington Irving has made it to Europe after a snowy snag in Canada delayed his mission.

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VT Commission Refuses To Drop Delta Discrimination Suit

Woman Says She Was Removed From Flight For Breastfeeding

On Wednesday, the Vermont Human Rights Commission refused to dismiss a complaint from a woman who alleges she was thrown off a Delta Air Lines flight because she was breast-feeding her baby.

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Rolls-Royce Wins Big Engine Order For A330 Freighter

Trent 700 Deal Could Be Worth More Than $200M

Rolls-Royce announced Wednesday it has received its first order for as many as 12 Trent 700 engines for the Airbus A330-200 freighter.

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IL TFR: 04.13.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7714 Issue Date: April 11, 2007 at 1136 UTC Location: Chicago, Illinois Beginning Date and Time: April 13, 2007 at 1415 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 13, 2007 at 1700 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Reports: Israel Scrambled Fighters To Intercept Continental Jet

Airliner From Newark Failed To Contact ATC

Israeli officials confirmed Wednesday fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Continental Airlines flight that failed to identify itself when it entered the country's airspace.

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The Battle Is Joined: Boeing Submits Bid For KC-X Program

KC-30 Can Haul More; KC-767 Smaller, But More Efficient

We've got ourselves a horse race. Less than 24 hours after a team led by Northrop Grumman and EADS formally submitted an A330-derived KC-30 aerial refueling tanker for the US Air Force KC-135 Tanker Replacement Program, Boeing -- as expected -- responded with a bid touting its own 767-based offering.

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PM Blair's Support Helps Revive Red Arrows

Renowned Aerobatic Team Spared

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has declared the future of the Red Arrows is safe -- after weeks of speculation the aerobatics team could be disbanded.

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Cirrus Set To Unveil 'The-Jet' Mockup

But M5 Attendees Will First Need To Solve 'The Puzzle'

Cirrus Design has announced that the first public viewing of any appreciable portion of "The-Jet" will come at this summer's annual Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) gathering, otherwise known as "The Migration." The Fifth Annual rendition of this event, known as "M5" for short, is on the books for the end of June.

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Aircraft Hit Power Lines In NC Landing Accident

One Injured, Two Lost In Nighttime Mishap

Investigators report a Piper PA-32 Lance, that went down early Monday while attempting to land at Andrews-Murphy Airport in North Carolina, struck power lines before falling short of the runway.

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EADS Board Continues To Bicker Over Dividend Plan

French, German Factions Disagree Over Ways To Raise Cash

Things just aren't getting easier for EADS, or planemaker Airbus. In a meeting this week to set the agenda for an upcoming shareholder conference, French and German shareholders in the European consortium failed to agree on a controversial revenue plan.

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United Launch Alliance Eyes Manned Spacecraft Deal

Would Provide Atlas V For SpaceDev

Upstart commercial space travel provider SpaceDev may soon have some heavy hitters in its corner, as a proposal is in the works for United Launch Alliance -- a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin -- to provide launch vehicles for the company's Dream Chaser manned spacecraft.

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Two Lost In Bahamas Piper Accident

Malibu Ditches In Ocean Near Nassau

Two Florida men were lost this week when their Piper Malibu went down 20 miles north of Nassau in the Bahamas.

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Grant Awarded To NC Tech School For Aviation Training

Funds To Train HondaJet Workers 

A private donation of $1 million will help the Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, NC to train workers for Honda Aircraft and other transportation companies, the school announced this week.

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Airport Disaster Drill Gets Unwelcome Dose Of Reality

Simulated Patients Become Real Ones

The line between fantasy and reality was blurred -- then crossed -- during a disaster drill at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia Tuesday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.12.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Society was founded in 1956 as a non-profit educational organization with the primary objective being the preservation and dissemination of the rich heritage of American aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.12.07): Keyhole

Aero-Terms!

An area in the sky where an antenna cannot track a spacecraft because the required angular rates would be too high. Mechanical limitations may also contribute to keyhole size.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.12.07)

"The government recognizes just what an important role the Red Arrows play in our national life. I am pleased to be able to give you good news. There are no plans to change the funding for the Red Arrows, let alone to disband them."

Source: British Prime Minister Tony Blair, responding to speculation the Ministry of Defense planned to disband the Royal Air Force Red Arrows aerobatic team due to budget constraints.

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