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June 30, 2007

Two Arrested After Car On Fire Hits Glasgow Airport

Comes Day After London Bomb Scare

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 06.30.07 1345 EDT: Britons -- already on edge following Friday's scare in which two abandoned Mercedes loaded with gasoline, gas canisters, and nails were found in the heart of London's nightlife district -- found themselves even more nervous Saturday, when a burning sport-utility vehicle crashed at full speed into the terminal building at Glasgow airport in Scotland, reported the BBC News.

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Former Alaska Air CEO Lost In C182 Landing Accident

Bruce R. Kennedy Led Alaska Air Expansion As An International Carrier

Bruce R. Kennedy, who led Alaska Airlines' expansion as an international carrier, died Thursday when his single-engine Cessna 182 crashed into a high school parking lot while trying to land in Cashmere, WA.

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MI TFR: 07.05.07 - 07.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6601  Issue Date: June 29, 2007 at 1646 UTC  Location: Willow Run Airport, Detroit, Michigan near DETROIT VOR/DME (DXO)  Beginning Date and Time: July 05, 2007 at 1500 UTC  Ending Date and Time: July 08, 2007 at 2100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: The Thunder Over Michigan Air Show  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Willow Run (YIP) Air Traffic Control Tower, 734-482-5825

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MO TFR: 07.06.07 - 07.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6607 Issue Date: June 29, 2007 at 1739 UTC Location: Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Cape Girardeau, Missouri near CAPE GIRARDEAU VOR/DME (CGI) Beginning Date and Time: July 06, 2007 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 08, 2007 at 0245 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Memphis (ZME) Center, 901-368-8108

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KS TFR: 07.12.07 - 07.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6582 Issue Date: June 29, 2007 at 1523 UTC Location: McConnell AFB, Kansas near WICHITA VORTAC (ICT) Beginning Date and Time: July 12, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 15, 2007 at 2130 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The McConnell AFB Open House/Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Wichita (ICT) TRACON, 316-941-0820

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WV TFR: 07.04.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6620 Issue Date: June 29, 2007 at 1833 UTC Type: VIP

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MI TFR: 07.06.07 - 07.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6580 Issue Date: June 29, 2007 at 1521 UTC Location: Grayling Army Airfield, Grayling, Michigan near HOUGHTON LAKE VOR/DME (HTL) Beginning Date and Time: July 06, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 08, 2007 at 1900 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Camp Grayling Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Grayling (GOV) Air Traffic Control Tower, 989-344-4335

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MI TFR: 07.06.07 - 07.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6581 Issue Date: June 29, 2007 at 1522 UTC Location: Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City, Michigan near TRAVERSE CITY VORTAC (TVC) Beginning Date and Time: July 06, 2007 at 1815 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 08, 2007 at 1930 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The National Cherry Festival Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Traverse City (TVC) Air Traffic Control Tower, 231-947-0453

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WY TFR: 07.03.07 - 07.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6568 Issue Date: June 29, 2007 at 1443 UTC Location: Jackson, Wyoming Beginning Date and Time: July 03, 2007 at 1915 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 08, 2007 at 1805 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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PR TFR: 07.06.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6564 Issue Date: June 29, 2007 at 1408 UTC Location: San Juan Center, Eastern Side Of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: July 06, 2007 at 1300 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 06, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) CERAP, 787-253-8664

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Honda Aircraft Breaks Ground On NC Headquarters

Company Plans To Begin Deliveries In 2010

Honda Aircraft Company broke ground on its 369,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in a ceremony Wednesday at Piedmont Triad International Airport.

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Delta Air Lines Cancels Flights To Avoid Weather Delays

Carrier Calls On Congress To Modernize Air Traffic Control System

Anticipating storm-related delays Thursday, Delta Air Lines took a proactive approach and cancelled about 200 flights from several northeastern airports.

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Implementation Timeline Of Border Security Exit System Questioned

Program's Lack Of Formal Plan Criticized

Lawmakers said they had serious doubts the Department of Homeland Security would be able to implement a border security exit system in airports by the end of next year as promised.

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NTSB Takes Closer Look At ERJ-135 Landing Gear Incident

Investigators Have Duplicated Problem Twice

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident in Boston that occurred on June 20, in which an American Eagle Embraer ERJ-135 regional jet briefly touched down on the runway without the landing gear extended before initiating a go-around and completing a second landing attempt. 

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NTSB: Pilot At Fault For 2006 NM Crop Duster Accident

Report Says Low Speed, Inadvertent Stall Were Contributing Factors

The National Transportation Safety Board issued its probable cause report Wednesday indicating pilot error was to blame in a fatal agricultural aircraft accident near Deming, NM in November of 2006.

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Aerojet Conducts Successful Firing Of Controllable Solid Rocket Motor

May Be Used On Orion Manned Space Vehicle

Aerojet, a core propulsion provider for NASA's new Orion space exploration vehicle, as well as several Missile Defense Agency propulsion programs, tells ANN it recently conducted an internally funded test firing of large-scale controllable solid rocket motors.

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Ramstein C-130 Maintainers Prepare To Saddle Up

And They Call It... Rodeo!

Although no one is wearing a Stetson hat and there isn't a steer in sight, the journey to the 2007 Air Mobility Command Rodeo promises to be a wild one as 10 Ramstein Air Base aircraft maintainers prepare to saddle up on a Hercules.

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Sporty's Awards Three Aviation Scholarships

University Of Cincinnati Students Honored

Aero-News has learned three University of Cincinnati students enrolled in the university’s Professional Pilot program have been awarded scholarships from Sporty’s for the 2007-08 academic year.

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Pilot Arrested For Flying While Intoxicated In PA

Claims Mechanical Problem Forced "Mellow" Landing

A Cessna 150 made a forced landing Thursday in a cornfield in Manheim Township, PA, and was arrested by local law enforcement for suspicion of flying while intoxicated.

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American Airlines Accelerates Six Boeing 737-800 Deliveries

Carrier Wants 20 Percent Increase In Fuel Efficiency By 2020

American Airlines said Thursday it has accelerated the delivery of six additional Boeing 737-800 aircraft into the first half of 2009, as it continues its fleet renewal plan and the replacement process for its MD-80 aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.30.07)

Aero-Linx!

Site dedicated to explaining the threat of attack by ballistic missiles armed with nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction, and the need for robust and layered missile defenses.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.30.07): Below Minimums

Aero-Terms!

Weather conditions below the minimums prescribed by regulations for the particular action involved.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.30.07)

"The instant thought is: 'Old airframe, no chance in hell (in winning the competition). But there are many things working in the Rodeo team's favor."

Source: Major Tony Nance, operations officer for the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron based at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Ten aircraft maintenance technicians from Ramstein will compete against more than 55 US and international teams at the AMC Rodeo, held July 22 through 28 at McChord Air Force Base in Washington. The team's aircraft is a 47-year-old C-130E Hercules... that just came off an eight-month deployment, to boot.

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