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September 14, 2007

NV Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7124 Issue Date: September 14, 2007 at 2104 UTC Type: Hazards

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CO Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7125 Issue Date: September 14, 2007 at 2105 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7148 Issue Date: September 15, 2007 at 0144 UTC Type: Hazards

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6997  Issue Date: September 14, 2007 at 0219 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center, 13 NW Cascade, Idaho  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations.  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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The More The Merrier: Diamond's Second D-Jet Takes Flight

Tucks Up Its Gear, Climbs To 11K On First Test Flight

Diamond Aircraft tells ANN that on Friday, D-Jet S/N002 made its first flight from Diamond's London facility. The flight was conducted by Daniel Ribeiro, Chief Test Pilot. Chase was flown by Giorgio Clementi, Manager Flight Test, in D-Jet S/N001.

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Bizjet Overruns PDK Runway, No One Injured

Storms Reported In Area At The Time

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.14.07 1750 EDT: The Atlanta Fire Department is on the scene at Peachtree Dekalb Airport (KPDK), where a bizjet -- reportedly a Gulfstream -- has run off the end of the runway.

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Midair Collision At Reno Air Races Claims Pilot

Third Fatal Accident This Week Claims Gary Hubler

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.14.07 1700 EDT: Damn... For the third time this week, there has been a fatal accident at the Reno National Air Race Championships.

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Was SA Pilot Attacked By Commuters Following Roadside Accident?

Authorities Sorting Out Reports

Talk about adding injury to... well, injury. The family of a South African pilot whose Tiger Moth crashed into traffic near Johannesburg this week says they weren't aware their son was attacked by an angry mob following the crash, until they saw the news on a website. That leads some to wonder whether the alleged attack even took place.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 09.14.07

Ben Shelef, CEO Of The Spaceward Foundation

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.14.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.14.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Heading Spaceward On A Tether: 09.14.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Ben Shelef, CEO of the Spaceward Foundation.)

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Lockheed Delivers Fourth C-130J To Airlift Squadron

Flies Faster, Further, And More Reliably Than Older Planes

On Thursday, Lockheed Martin delivered a fourth C-130J Super Hercules to the 41st Airlift Squadron (AS), a unit of the 463rd Airlift Group, which is based at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas.

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P&W Rocketdyne Reports Progress In Hypersonic Research

Wraps Up Development Testing; Company "Encouraged" With Results

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) tells ANN it has successfully demonstrated sub-scale combustor operation for a hydrocarbon-fueled, dual-mode ramjet engine designed to operate over a wide range of Mach numbers.

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Preliminary Report On SAS Q400 Gear Failure Points Finger At Loose Bolt

Says Manufacture, Not Maintenance, To Blame

A preliminary report on last Sunday's accident involving a Scandinavian Airlines Bombardier Q400 says a "constructional weakness" led to the collapse of the aircraft's right maingear on landing at Aalborg, and not a maintenance error.

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DTW Tower Controllers File Lawsuit Following Mold Removal

Claim Contractors Failed To Properly Remove Toxic Substance

Tower controllers at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) have filed a lawsuit in Wayne County (MI) Circuit Court regarding a nearly three-year-old problem of toxic black mold that has sickened many controllers, according to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.

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Brazil's TAM Says Changes At Congonhas Will Have Little Impact On Ops

Runway Reduction Allows For Runout Areas

Two months after the fiery crash of a TAM Airlines A320 on landing at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the airline said Thursday recent changes announced by Brazil's Minister of Defense, Nelson Jobim, concerning runway reductions at Congonhas by 300 meters to establish runout areas will not have much effect on the airline's operations at the airport.

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Southwest Goes From Hot Pants To Cool Reception For Scantily-Clad Women

Is Carrier Getting Crotchety In Middle Age?

Another woman has come forth to complain about the so-called "dress code" on Southwest Airlines.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.14.07

The X-Prize aims for the moon, with help from Google.
Transport Canada orders more Q400s grounded for inspection.
And the US Senate sides heavily with pilots over 60.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.14.07

The X-Prize aims for the moon, with help from Google.
Transport Canada orders more Q400s grounded for inspection.
And the US Senate sides heavily with pilots over 60.

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ANN Special Feature: Ben Shelef, CEO, Spaceward - 09.14.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Ben Shelef, CEO of the Spaceward Foundation, which will hold a competition in Utah next month for experimenters working on tether-climbing spacecraft.

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TN TFR: 09.20.07 - 09.23.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6974 Issue Date: September 13, 2007 at 1934 UTC Location: Millington, Tennessee near MEMPHIS VORTAC (MEM) Beginning Date and Time: September 20, 2007 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 23, 2007 at 2330 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations for the Mid South Airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Millington (NQA) Air Traffic Control Tower, 901-872-7322

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TX TFR: 09.20.07 - 09.23.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6975 Issue Date: September 13, 2007 at 1935 UTC Location: Biggs Army Airfield, El Paso, Texas near EL PASO VORTAC (ELP) Beginning Date and Time: September 20, 2007 at 2000 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 23, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Amigo Air Show 2007 Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: EL Paso (ELP) TRACON, 915-774-9407

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Senate Backs Older Airline Pilots

Approves Age 65 Provision To Transportation Bill

Airline pilots hoping to stay in the cockpit past the age of 60 got a big boost this week, as the US Senate approved a provision to the transportations appropriations bill that raises the retirement age to 65.

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Japan's 'Kaguya' Heads For The Moon

Probe Due To Arrive In Early October

Japan is heading to the moon. Early Friday morning, local time, Japan's first lunar orbiter launched successfully from the small island of Tanegashima, off the southern tip of Kyushu Island.

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Max-Viz Unveils Three New Products

Covers Spectrum From Bizjets To Smallest GA Aircraft

Max-Viz, Inc. told ANN Thursday of three new systems which encompass all segments of commercial aviation, from general aviation piston to corporate jet, helicopter and commercial airline transport aircraft.

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NTSB Wants Pilots To Get New ELTs ASAP

AOPA Opposes Move To Require The Switch

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended last week that pilots be required to equip their aircraft with a 406-MHz emergency locator transmitter (ELT). The recommendation comes as satellites will no longer monitor 121.5-MHz ELT signals after February 1, 2009.

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Klyde Morris (09.14.07)

Suddenly It's 1955 At The Pentagon...

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NASA And NIH Partner For Health Research In Space

Exploring The True Scientific Potential Of The ISS

A September 12 signing of a memorandum of understanding marked a key milestone for NASA and the National Institutes of Health in their long partnership to advance scientific discovery.

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US Airways Plans To Hire 350 New Pilots Over 16 Months

Recalls Another 140 Pilots Now Flying For Regionals

US Airways announced Thursday plans to hire more than 350 new pilots, with training dates beginning in November 2007. The airline will also move 140 pilots, who currently fly for US Airways Express carriers, back to the mainline flying seats they were furloughed from several years ago.

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NetJets Europe Announces Climate Initiative

Taking The Carbon Sting Out Of Business Travel

NetJets Europe announced Thursday a comprehensive new program to address climate change. The NetJets Europe Climate Initiative will ensure that the carbon emissions from all the company's activities will be fully neutralized by 2012.

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Upgraded! Jet Source Promotes Stuart Scott To Safety Manager

Tasked With Implementing Safety And Security Procedures

Aero-News recently learned that Jet Source, headquartered at the McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA, has promoted Stuart Scott to Environmental Safety Manager for the company. In his new role, Scott will be responsible for developing, planning, implementing and enforcing the occupational health, safety and security policies and procedures throughout Jet Source’s facility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.14.07)

Aero-Linx!

This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.14.07): Ground Adjustable Propeller

Aero-Terms!

A type of aircraft propeller whose blade pitch angle can be adjusted when the engine is not running. The adjustment requires loosening the blades in the hub.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.14.07)

"Absolutely we think this is a step in the right direction. We need this to happen and happen quickly ... so this opens a new avenue for us."

Source: Paul Emens, who chairs Airline Pilots Against Age Discrimination, a group working for the end of the FAA's "Age 60" retirement rule.

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FL TFR: 09.14.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6793  Issue Date: September 12, 2007 at 2158 UTC  Location: Tampa, Florida near ST PETERSBURG VORTAC (PIE)  Beginning Date and Time: September 14, 2007 at 1755 UTC  Ending Date and Time: September 14, 2007 at 2120 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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MI TFR: 09.14.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6956 Issue Date: September 13, 2007 at 1842 UTC Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan Beginning Date and Time: September 14, 2007 at 1310 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 14, 2007 at 1615 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/6797: DUE TO CHANGE IN TIMES

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