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July 04, 2007

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.05.07

A King Air is down in California, with two dead.
NASA saves by recycling space probes.
And Atlantis is finally back in Florida.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.05.07

A King Air is down in California, with two dead.
NASA saves by recycling space probes.
And Atlantis is finally back in Florida.

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ANN Special Feature: Robert Poole, Reason Foundation - 07.05.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Robert Poole, Director of Transportation Studies for The Reason Foundation. Robert argues in favor of a privatized NextGen air traffic control system funded by user fees

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CA TFR: 07.06.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6985 Issue Date: July 03, 2007 at 1826 UTC Type: Security

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CA TFR: 07.06.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6986 Issue Date: July 03, 2007 at 1826 UTC Type: Security

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MI TFR: 07.06.07 - 07.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6939 Issue Date: July 03, 2007 at 1315 UTC Location: Grayling Army Airfield, Grayling, Michigan near HOUGHTON LAKE VOR/DME (HTL) Beginning Date and Time: July 06, 2007 at 1600 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 08, 2007 at 2000 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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MD TFR: 07.06.07 - 07.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6974 Issue Date: July 03, 2007 at 1733 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: July 06, 2007 at 1405 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 08, 2007 at 1700 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/6809: due to change in times.

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Airman Wounded In Battle Grateful For Chance To Keep Flying With Air Force

"The Best Job I Ever Worked My Tail Off For"

Despite being shot down over Iraq and nearly losing an eye, Air Force Tech Sgt. Christian MacKenzie remains committed to the Air Force and his love of flying.

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Terminal Evacuated At Heathrow Airport

Eighth Arrested Suspect In Glasgow Attack Identified

About 55 flights were cancelled, and thousands of passengers were evacuated from London's Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 Tuesday, after a suspicious package was located.

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DOT Figures Show Airline Service Continues Downward Slide

Worst On-Time Performance Since Agency Started Keeping Track

Things aren't getting any better on the nation's airlines. Figures released Tuesday by the Department of Transportation show carriers posted a sharp increase in cancellations through May of this year, and the lowest percentage of on-time flights since the DOT began keeping track of performance in 1995.

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EADS Begins Final Assembly On KC-30 Bound For US Air Force

That Is, If Tanker Is Selected For Fleet Renewal Plan

They don't have the contract yet... but that doesn't mean EADS won't be ready if the US Air Force selects the KC-30 Tanker to replace its current fleet of KC-135s. The European aerospace consortium tells ANN the first KC-30 Tanker designated for the US Air Force's refueling fleet modernization has begun final aircraft platform assembly.

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Doctors Give New Diagnosis For Andrew Speaker

Test Results Indicate Less Severe Form Of TB

The lawyer who caused an international health scare in May when he continued with his transatlantic travel plans for his wedding, despite a tuberculosis diagnosis, has now been found to be infected with a far less dangerous form of the disease than originally thought.

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Flight Nurse Injured When Aircraft Depressurizes

Claims He Was Partially Sucked Out When Window Broke At 20,000 feet

A flight nurse says he's lucky to be alive after he was partially sucked out of a Piper Navajo last week when a side window broke causing a rapid decompression.

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Pilot Stranded In Mexico After Thieves Make Off With Helo

They Were Supposed To Be Armed With Cameras, Not Guns

What a way to start the week. Eduardo Merito was just doing his job Monday morning and found himself stranded for his trouble.

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Pilot Injured In Balloon Fire Released From Hospital

Fire Thought To Be Caused By Raw Propane Leak

A balloon pilot competing in an evening flight of the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival in Battle Creek, MI, sustained burns to both arms Monday when a hot air balloon caught fire after landing.

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Bird Strike Costs Brazilian Pilot His Eye

Animal Breaks Through Windshield

A 22 year-old pilot has lost an eye to a bird strike.

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Embraer Counts Down Days To First Flight Of Phenom 100

Ground Tests Now Underway

Embraer tells ANN the Brazilian planemaker is currently performing the ground tests for the Phenom 100 very light jet, in preparation for its first flight. Engineers are making steady progress, according to representatives with the company, as they confirm the design quality of the aircraft and test the functionalities and integration of its systems.

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Embry-Riddle To Hold Fall Career Fairs At FL, AZ Campuses

More Than 150 Employers To Exhibit

More than 150 employers in aviation/aerospace, business, engineering, and high-tech fields will be on hand to talk with jobseekers at the 2007 Industry/Career Expos at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's two residential campuses.

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EC 725 Helo To Participate In Corsica's 2007 Firefighting Campaign

Water Bomber Helicopter To Be Given Trial By Fire

Following the dramatic fire season in 2003, and in order to reinforce current firefighting operations in Corsica, the French Interior Ministry recently rented a big helicopter with a large watercarrying capacity.

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FAA Raises Safety Rating for Dominican Republic

Audit Shows Nation's Airlines Meet Category 1 Status

The US Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Tuesday the Dominican Republic complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), following a reassessment of the country’s civil aviation authority on April 27, 2007.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.04.07)

Aero-Linx!

Extensive site chronicling the early days of the ultralight movement, along with other lightplanes. Photos, articles, drawings and blueprints devoted to preserving lost and forgotten models that preceded the light-sport aircraft of today.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.04.07): Derate

Aero-Terms!

To reduce the power output allowed for an engine or electrical component. Derating is done to extend the life or reliability of a device.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.04.07)

"I guess deep down inside, I just wanted to do something for my country. I wanted to make a difference. There's more to the world than just hanging around home, and I knew that the only way I could fly was in the service of my country."

Source: Air Force Tech Sgt. Christian MacKenzie. Seriously wounded over Fallujah in 2004, when a rocket-propelled grenade shot his MH-53 Pave Low helicopter out of the sky, today MacKenzie is serving the US Air Force at Andrews Air Force Base, as a flight attendant. While that's a far cry from being a special operations flight engineer flying clandestine chopper missions, MacKenzie says he's simply grateful he still gets to fly.

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WV TFR: 07.04.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7021 Issue Date: July 03, 2007 at 2237 UTC Location: Washington Center , Martinsburg, West Virginia Beginning Date and Time: July 04, 2007 at 1255 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 04, 2007 at 1550 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/6620: Due to change in times

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