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June 04, 2007

Lifeguard Citation Down In Lake Michigan

Six Onboard Still Missing

Officials are looking for survivors after a Cessna Citation Bravo went down in Lake Michigan late Monday afternoon.

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Weiner Tries Once Again For Helicopter Ban Over Manhattan

Congressman Accused of "Trying To Beat Up" Helo Tourism Industry

He's at it again. New York Congressman Anthony Weiner appears ready to re-introduce legislation that would "close key loopholes in the helicopter homeland security safety net" by requiring helicopters to fly over water only while in Manhattan airspace.

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Passengers Injured After Plane Impacts Homes Near CCB

Pilot Reported Engine Problems On Approach To Land

It could have been a lot worse. Three people onboard a twin-engine Piper aircraft were slightly injured Monday, when their plane lost power and impacted homes near Cable Airport (CCB) in Upland, CA.

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OH TFR: 06.04.07 - 06.29.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3131 Issue Date: June 04, 2007 at 1851 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3177 Issue Date: June 05, 2007 at 0205 UTC Type: Hazards

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IL TFR: 06.06.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3168 Issue Date: June 04, 2007 at 2155 UTC Type: Hazards

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Successful Design Review, Engine Test Bring Boeing X-51A Closer To Flight

Scramjet Demonstrator Scheduled To Fly In 2009

Aero-News learned Monday that Boeing's X-51A WaveRider Scramjet Engine Demonstrator recently completed a Critical Design Review (CDR) and fired its engine for the first time -- two major program milestones necessary for first flight.

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Medical Helo Joins Rescue Operation Atop Flour Mill

LifeTeam Pilot: "Conditions Were Right"

Making sure their patient got the most out of the critical Golden Hour, a Midwest LifeTeam medical helicopter took a chance last Thursday and landed on top of a flour mill silo as part of a rescue effort in Newton, KS.

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Southwest 737 Makes Emergency Landing At Oakland Airport

Nose Gear Collapses, Passengers Felt "Two Big Bumps"

Landing gear issues forced a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 to make an emergency landing at Oakland International Airport Sunday.

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Federal Air Marshal Lost In RV-6 Accident

Pilot Reportedly En-route To Work At IAH

A Van Aircraft RV-6 went down on takeoff last Wednesday from a private airstrip about three miles north of Boerne, TX, killing the pilot.

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Canada Forced To Delay SAR Aircraft Purchase

War-Related Purchases Take Precedence

The Canadian military announced in 2004 a fast-track, priority program to spend more than $1 billion to replace all aging search-and-rescue aircraft by April 2009. Now military and defense industry sources say this isn't likely until at least 2010.

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Canadian Cormorant Rescues Fisherman After Vessel Fire

Six Crewmen Survive More Than Two Hours In Ocean

Six fishermen were plucked from frigid waters off the coast of Newfoundland last week by search and rescue crews from Canadian Air Force 103 Search and Rescue Squadron, 9 Wing Gander.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 06.04.07

Memories Of The B-17, Onboard "Aluminum Overcast"

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.04.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.04.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- B-17 Memories: 06.04.07 (ANN Special Feature, with WWII B-17 flyer Vaughan Erickson.)

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New Jersey Airport, School Receive FAA Grant Upgrades

Improvements Mean Savings For County, Quieter Learning Environment For Kids

The Federal Aviation Administration was handing out money in New Jersey last Thursday. The agency awarded the Trenton-Mercer Airport in Trenton, NJ more than $3.7 million for taxiway upgrades while awarding Lincoln Elementary School in Kearny more than $11.8 million to help soundproof the 650-student school located near Newark Liberty International Airport.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.04.07

Homeland Security says, we got 'em.
That expensive new GPS can still be used for instrument approaches.
And it's official - Lepore and Paladino will face charges.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.04.07

Homeland Security says, we got 'em.
That expensive new GPS can still be used for instrument approaches.
And it's official - Lepore and Paladino will face charges.

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ANN Special Feature: Vaughan Erickson, EAA B-17 - 06.04.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Vaughan Erickson, a fellow passenger during a recent flight on EAA's restored B-17, Aluminum Overcast. Vaughan flew dozens of missions over Europe in WWII, and this ride

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More Chilling Details Revealed About Plot To Blow Up JFK

Focus Turns Towards Airport Employees, Other Terrorist Groups

Although some officials claim the plan revealed this weekend to blow up buildings, fuel tanks, and pipelines at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport -- which handles 1,000 flights and more than 120,000 passengers daily -- was unlikely to succeed, security concerns have been raised about airport employees and non-Al Qaeda cells in the US, reported NY1.

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Report: LEX Tower Backup Staffing Plan In Place, But Never Activated

Sides Debate If It Would Have Mattered With Comair 5191

In early 2006, faced with FAA staffing compliance issues, officials with Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY set up a plan with a regional radar center in Indianapolis to take over approach control duties on overnight shifts... as the tower's budget could not accommodate the cost.

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Carroll County Regional Airport Looking To Expand

Baltimore Regional Airport Faces Residents' Opposition

Organized resident opposition to a proposed runway expansion for the Carroll County Regional Airport in Westminster will be balanced against potential economic benefits as county commissioners consider a plan for adoption June 12, reports the Baltimore Sun.

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Brazil Supreme Court: US Pilots Cannot Be Compelled To Travel To Brazil

Gol Midair Tragedy Continues In The Courts

Even as US Pilots Joe Lepore and Jan Paladino and four Brazilian Controllers were indicted Friday by a Brazilian judge on manslaughter-related charges, the chief of the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF), told the president and the reporter of the Air Blackout Congressional Inquiry that Brazil's justice system has no means to compel the American pilots to travel their to testify before the congressional committee, reported Brazil Magazine.

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Auto Industry Company Moves Into Aerospace, Supplying Windshields For 787s

Prototype Manufacturer Aims For Higher Ground

Imagine securing contracts for airplanes like Boeing's 787 Dreamliner as the commercial aircraft industry is seeing one of its biggest booms in decades. And this comes just three years after aircraft makers, like Bombardier, began knocking at your door.

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Klyde Morris (06.04.07)

Klyde Provides Further Political Insight...

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NTSB Issues Prelim On DC-4 Runway Incident In Alaska

Pilot Says Plane Hit Thermal, Became Low on Landing Approach

The NTSB has issued a preliminary report on the May 30 incident involving a rare DC-4 in McGrath, AK.

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Tuskegee Airman Receives Hometown Honor

Inducted Into Aviation Hall Of Fame And Museum Of New Jersey

It's one thing to be recognized by the President of the United States and receive the Congressional Gold Medal for your service during the war. It's quite another to be recognized by your old hometown and inducted in your home state's Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Trojan Phlyers Break Ground On New Hangar At JWY

Team Hopes To Move In By End Of Summer

Rain showers threatened to put a damper on the EAA's 11th annual Pancake Fly-In at Mid-Way Regional Airport this weekend... but the skies cleared just in time to host a few hundred eager (and hungry) guests and fliers, as well as a groundbreaking ceremony for a group of "Phlyers."

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Canadian Aviation Museum To Induct Three New Members

Pioneers, Historian To Join 186 Enshrined In Museum

Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame will soon welcome three new members Wednesday during ceremonies at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum.

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Pilots Transporting 33 Kilos Of Pure Cocaine Sentenced

Sentenced To Three Months Preventive Custody In Dominican Republic

Preventive Custody? What's that? A judge in La Romana in the Dominican Republic sentenced two pilots transporting more than 72 pounds of pure cocaine in their light aircraft to three months of "preventive" custody, okay, prison, reports Dominican Today.

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European Aviation Event Called Biggest, Best So Far

Geneva Show Hosted By EBAA and NBAA

You know the saying: two working together accomplish more than two working separately.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.04.07)

Aero-Linx!

Abandoned and little-known airfields & their unusual histories.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.04.07): Combi

Aero-Terms!

A type of aircraft whose main deck is divided into two sections, one of which is fitted with seats for cargo.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.04.07)

"It's because of men like Calvin Spann that we're not speaking German or Japanese today."

Source: Shea Oakley, executive director of the Teterboro-based New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum. Spann -- one of nearly 1,000 black men who graduated from the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Tuskegee, AL, between 1942 and 1946 --  was recently inducted into the museum's hall of fame.

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