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April 30, 2007

FL TFR: 05.04.07 - 05.06.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9617 Issue Date: April 30, 2007 at 1333 UTC Location: Ft Lauderdale, Florida near FORT LAUDERDALE VOR/DME (FLL) Beginning Date and Time: May 04, 2007 at 1330 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 06, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by high performance military aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (MIA) TRACON, 305-869-5477

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FL TFR: 05.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9663 Issue Date: April 30, 2007 at 1749 UTC Location: Tampa, Florida Beginning Date and Time: May 01, 2007 at 1450 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 01, 2007 at 2010 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/9522: DUE TO CHANGE IN TIMES

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9682 Issue Date: April 30, 2007 at 1919 UTC Type: Hazards

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VA TFR: 05.03.07 - 05.04.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9688 Issue Date: April 30, 2007 at 2002 UTC Location: Richmond/Williamsburg/Norfolk, Virginia Beginning Date and Time: May 03, 2007 at 1915 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 04, 2007 at 2030 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On April 16 LAL Accident

Plane Crashed On Approach To Land 

In its Preliminary Report issued last week on the fatal April 16 crash of a homebuilt Wheeler Express near Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport in Florida, the National Transportation Safety Board notes the pilot of the accident aircraft was advised by controllers to not overshoot a base-to-final turn to Runway 27R.

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Name Change May Be In Offing For NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center

Congressman Wants Center Renamed For First Man On The Moon

A California congressman says it's time for NASA to honor Apollo 11 astronaut, and noted test pilot, Neil Armstrong... by renaming its Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB after him.

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Long Beach Workers Say No To Boeing Contract Offer

Union Votes Down Staff Cuts

Aerospace workers in Long Beach, CA tasked with assembling Boeing's C-17 Globemaster III military transport plane overwhelmingly rejected a three-year contract offer this weekend, due to proposed staffing cuts.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.30.07

The Latest From Build A Plane

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.30.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.30.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Latest From Build A Plane: 04.30.07 (ANN Special Feature, with BAP founder Lyn Freeman.)

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Sierra Industries Earns EASA Approval For Its FJ44 Stallion, Eagle II Mods

And More Citation Mods Are Coming

After receiving a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the FJ44 Stallion in August 2006, Sierra has received EASA Approval for both the Eagle II and Stallion modifications, allowing operations of the much-modified Cessna Citations in Europe and the Middle East.

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Boeing Tests 30mm Cannons For New AC-130U Gunship

Boo-rah!

Those aren't earthquakes shaking the ground around northwestern Florida's Hurlbert Field... but rather, Boeing has begun flight testing the AC-130U Gunship with new 30mm cannons.

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It's Official: Delta Air Lines Is Bankrupt No More

Carrier Exits Chapter 11 Ahead Of Schedule

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 04.30.07 1300 EDT: The last 19-months have been extremely difficult ones for Delta Air Lines, ever since the Atlanta, GA-based carrier filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2005.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.30.07

User fees - the other shoe drops.
GAMA says general aviation's recovery continues.
And the FAA says private pilots are becoming fewer, and older.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.30.07

User fees - the other shoe drops.
GAMA says general aviation's recovery continues.
And the FAA says private pilots are becoming fewer, and older.

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ANN Special Feature: Lyn Freeman, Build A Plane - 04.30.07

ANN's Paul Plack gets an update on Lyn Freeman's novel program which distributes donated aircraft and parts to deserving educational programs.

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Minnesota Family Survives Landing Accident

Pilot Attempts To Land At Amery Airport, WI

Many stories about plane accidents do not have happy endings. This one does.

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Dreamlike... Flying With Professor Stephen Hawking

A Brief History Of A Day In The Life Of An Amazing Man

by ANN Editor-In-Chief and Zero-G Photographer Jim Campbell Driving back from the Shuttle Landing Facility aboard a NASA crew bus, I watched an amazing man form his first cohesive words, following his triumphant, albeit temporary, release from the clutches of gravity...

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Thousands Of Jobs Scrapped Under Airbus Restructuring Plan

Airbus Details Jobs Cuts To Company, Suppliers

The number of jobs to be lost between Airbus and its suppliers numbers in the thousands under the company's Power8 restructuring plan announced earlier this year, reported Reuters.

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Piper Tomahawk Down In Georgia

Mountain Impact Claims Pilot

A PA-28 White Piper Tomahawk, with only the pilot aboard, was reported missing Friday afternoon and found in the north GA mountains on Saturday, the Georgia Civil Air Patrol said.

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NTSB Report Released On Fatal Virginia Crash September 2006

Pilot's Failure To Maintain Aircraft Control During Climb Caused In-Flight Break-Up

The final NTSB report released April 25 on the crash of a Cessna 150G September 4, 2006, was attributed to the pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during flight, resulting in exceeding the design stress limits of the airplane and an in-flight breakup.

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700 Pounds Of Cocaine Seized Friday At O'Hare From Arriving Aeroméxico Flight

Feds Seize $6.7 Million Of Drugs From Cargo Hold

 Aeroméxico Flight 668 from Guadalajara, Mexico, to O'Hare International Airport had more than just luggage in its cargo compartment. US Customs and Border Protection agents found more than 700 pounds of cocaine when the international flight landed at 11 pm Friday, reported the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Airbus A380 Evacuation Video Draws Varied Reaction

873 "Passengers" Evacuate in 77 Seconds

It's a one-minute, 37-second YouTube video of last year's Airbus A380 evacuation that's been seen (as of this writing) nearly 8,000 times since it was posted this month.

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Klyde Morris (04.30.07)

"Say, Number One... Why Are We In West Texas?"

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Air India Planes Continue To Be Plagued By Technical Problems

Saturday Flight Aborted Because Of "Fault"

 The latest in the saga of Air India problems occurred Saturday when a Toronto-bound flight from New Delhi was aborted due to a "fault" noticed by the pilot.  

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Homans Named Executive Director of New Mexico Spaceport Authority

Former Economic Development Secretary To Ensure Ambitious Schedule

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson recently announced the appointment of Rick Homans as executive director of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority to ensure the program's ambitious schedule, as reported on the Spaceport America Web site.

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SpaceX Gets New Pad At Cape Canaveral

Granted 5-Year License To Launch Rockets

The USAF announced Thursday that Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has been granted a five-year license to launch rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.

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Soloing At Age 83

CA Woman Proves The Adage: You're Never Too Old

Remember how you thought your parents were "old?" Well now that you've reached their age, it doesn't feel very old, does it?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.30.07)

Aero-Linx!

A free air combat strategy multiplayer web game based on military aircraft database with actual specs. Area00 has unique game content, and most of players are military/aviation enthusiasts or military veterans.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.30.07): Magnus Effect

Aero-Terms!

The effect on a spinning cylinder or sphere moving through a fluid, in which force acts perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the direction of spin.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.30.07)

"The view was so nice. I never, ever thought I would be flying a plane."

Source: Mary Williams, who last week soloed for the first time in a Cessna 152 -- at the tender age of 83 years young. 

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