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November 02, 2007

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 11.02.07

The Role Of Regional Airlines, With Big Sky Airlines President Fred deLeeuw

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.02.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.02.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Role Of Regional Airlines: 11.02.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Big Sky Airlines President Fred deLeeuw.)

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Pilot Lost In Pennsylvania RV-10 Downing

Subie-Powered Aircraft Completed Last Year

Aero-News has gathered information regarding the Friday morning loss of a single-engine RV-10 homebuilt aircraft near Greenville Municipal Airport (4G1) in Pennsylvania, that claimed the life of the lone pilot onboard.

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NAFI Names October 2007 Master Instructors

"The Best Of The Best"

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation education association.

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Pilot Ejects From F-15C Over Missouri

Plane Impacts In Rural MOA Near Viburnum

The pilot of a Missouri Air National Guard F-15C fighter ejected from his plane Friday morning, shortly before the aircraft crashed in a rural area about 125 miles south of St. Louis.

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SpaceX Dedicates New Launch Complex At Cape Canaveral

New Facilities To Loft Falcon 9 Rockets

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) held official ground breaking ceremonies Thursday at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, opening a new era in commercial space operations. SLC-40 will be the primary launch site for SpaceX's upcoming Falcon 9 launch vehicle, with operations beginning in late 2008.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.02.07

The pilot of the Enola Gay has passed away.
Boeing may do things differently next time.
And the FAA says runway incursions are down.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.02.07

The pilot of the Enola Gay has passed away.
Boeing may do things differently next time.
And the FAA says runway incursions are down.

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ANN Special Feature: Fred deLeeuw, Big Sky Airlines - 11.02.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Fred deLeeuw, president of Big Sky Airlines. The carrier just started service between Plattsburgh and Boston on Wednesday for Delta, and Fred discusses the role of the r

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Lost Boarding Pass Leads To JFK Lockdown

Passenger Able To Bypass Security, Board Flight

Sometimes, ya just gotta have a smoke. But it pays to make sure you still have your boarding pass.

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Head Of Brazil's Aviation Authority Resigns

Latest To Lose Job Following TAM Accident

The head of Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency has resigned, the latest to leave his job in the aftermath of a fatal July airline accident in Sao Paulo.

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Report: Passengers Adapting To Sad Realities Of Airline Travel

Many Fly To Smaller Airports, Check-In Online

According to a quarterly report by online travel services provider Orbitz.com, airline passengers are taking more steps than ever to combat expected hassles at the airport. They're checking in from home, booking flights that depart in the early morning or late at night, and checking more luggage.

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Judge Dismisses Wright Compromise Lawsuit

Legend Terminal Owners May Still Appeal, Pursue Claim

A US District Court Judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit against last year's compromise on the Wright Amendment, ruling the city of Dallas did not violate any laws when it tore down the former Legend terminal at city-owned Dallas Love Field.

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Field Aviation Delivers Tenth Dash 8 MPA To Surveillance Australia

Maritime Patrol Aircraft Fly Under COASTWATCH Contract

At a ceremony this week at Field Aviation's Toronto airport facilities, the company delivered the tenth Bombardier Dash 8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) to its long-standing customer, Surveillance Australia.

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A Change At The Top At AirTran

Former COO Bob Fornaro Named Chief Executive

AirTran Holdings, parent company of AirTran Airways, announced Thursday Robert Fornaro has been promoted to chief executive of the low-cost carrier.

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NV TFR: 11.09.07 - 11.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2725  Issue Date: November 01, 2007 at 1011 UTC  Location: Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada near LAS VEGAS VORTAC (LAS)  Beginning Date and Time: November 09, 2007 at 1600 UTC  Ending Date and Time: November 12, 2007 at 0100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstration by the USAF Thunderbirds  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Nellis (LSV) Tower, 702-652-4222 

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-22-10 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-22-10 SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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NASA Shuffles Spacewalks To Address ISS Power Woes

Fourth Excursion Pushed To Saturday, Fifth Will Have To Wait

Mission managers at NASA once again pushed off a planned spacewalk to address issues with the International Space Station's power generating systems.

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True Flight Aerospace Selects Valdosta, GA For New Tiger Plant

Hopes To Resurrect Venerable Tiger AG-5B

Three months after True Flight Holdings, LLC purchased the type certificate for the single-engine, two-seat Tiger AG-5B, manufacturing offshoot True Flight Aerospace announced Thursday the selection of Valdosta, GA as the site for its new 60,000 square foot manufacturing plant.

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Southwest Pilot Talks A Model Of Decorum, Compared To American's

Negotiations Proceed Quietly... For Now

It's a refreshing change of pace, though it doesn't garner many headlines. Negotiations are well underway between management at Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and its pilots union on a new contract, though you'd be hard-pressed to hear anything about them.

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100-Year-Old Woman Becomes World's Oldest Paraglider

Go, Granny! Go!

Sometimes, a letter from the Queen of England just isn't enough. A British grandmother chose to celebrate her 100th birthday in high-flying style... by becoming the world's oldest paraglider.

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Klyde Morris (11.02.07)

Klyde Takes Issue With Southwest's Change In Seating Policy...

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AOPA Applauds Industry-Wide Effort To Reduce GA Accidents

Notes ASF Courses Reach Thousands, Help Bring Numbers Down

When the Federal Aviation Association announced this week general aviation pilots had exceeded safety goals for the fiscal year just completed, the success was due in large part to industry efforts, notes the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

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Embry-Riddle, Zero Gravity Sign Agreement On Weightless Flights

Opens Research Opportunities For Teachers, Students

Researchers, teachers and students will have access to weightless and variable-gravity conditions under a new agreement between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Zero Gravity (Zero-G) Corp.

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Unmanned Aircraft Joins Operation Enduring Freedom

Sky Warrior-A Plies The Skies Over Afghanistan

A new, sleek, toy-like airframe is now a part of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade fleet of aircraft traveling the skies of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduing Freedom.

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CMC Electronics' Mortreux Elected AIAC Chairman

Aerospace Industry Employs Over 79,000 Canadians

The board of directors of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) has elected Jean-Pierre Mortreux as its chairman for 2007-2008, following its annual general meeting on October 1, 2007.

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CAE Signs Agreement With Hawker Pacific For Maintenance Training

Five-Year Deal Will Service Clients In SE Asia

Aero-News learned this week CAE has signed a five-year agreement with Hawker Pacific to provide maintenance training for the company and its clients within the Southeast Asia region.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.02.07): Circle To Land

Aero-Terms!

A maneuver performed by the pilot to align the aircraft with the landing runway, when conditions prevent a straight in landing from an instrument approach.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.02.07)

"Our pilots are the best-compensated group in the industry, and we don't want to take anything away from them. But unfortunately we don't have a blank check we can just fill out."

Source: Joe Harris, lead negotiator for contract talks between pilots for Southwest Airlines and management for the Dallas-based low-cost carrier.

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TX TFR: 11.03.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2791 Issue Date: November 01, 2007 at 1519 UTC Location: Austin, Texas near CENTEX VORTAC (CWK) Beginning Date and Time: November 03, 2007 at 1740 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 03, 2007 at 1930 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/2685: due to change in times

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