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September 18, 2007

CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7434  Issue Date: September 18, 2007 at 1630 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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NY TFR: 09.24.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7462  Issue Date: September 18, 2007 at 1852 UTC  Location: New York, New York near KENNEDY VOR/DME (JFK)  Beginning Date and Time: September 24, 2007 at 1830 UTC  Ending Date and Time: September 24, 2007 at 2000 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NY TFR: 09.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7470 Issue Date: September 18, 2007 at 1859 UTC Location: New York, New York near KENNEDY VOR/DME (JFK) Beginning Date and Time: September 26, 2007 at 1630 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 26, 2007 at 1800 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Secretary, Chief Send US Air Force Birthday Message

Army Air Force Became Independent Service September 18, 1947

The following is a message from Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley on the Air Force's 60th birthday, September 18.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 09.18.07

All About The SkyCatcher, With Cessna Engineer Neal Willford

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.18.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.18.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- All About The Cessna SkyCatcher: 09.18.07 (ANN Special Feature, with lead engineer Neal Willford)

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Clean Racing Brightens Reno Weekend

Events Move Forward After Tough Week

"Poignant" may be the best word to describe the finale of the 2007 Reno National Championship Air Races. Pilots, crewmembers, and fans wrapped up a tough week Sunday with clean, fast racing. After an accident-marred week of qualifying, wherein three race pilots lost their lives within four days, the races came to an end on a more upbeat note.

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NBAA Welcomes House Leaders' Continued Rejection Of User Fees

Says Committee's Proposal For Funding FAA, NextGen Preserves Proven Fuel Tax System

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) stated its support Tuesday for Congressional legislation to fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and modernize the nation's aviation system through excise taxes, rather than new taxes or untested user fees.

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Saudi Arabia Signs For 72 Typhoons

UK Says Middle Eastern Country Is Key Ally

The Government of Saudi Arabia has reached agreement with the UK Government to purchase 72 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The agreement follows plans outlined in December 2005, to establish a greater partnership in modernizing the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces.

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NASA Names Astronaut Ellen Ochoa Deputy Director Of JSC

Flew On Four Shuttle Missions

Veteran astronaut Ellen Ochoa has been named the next deputy director of NASA's Johnson Space Center.

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NTSB: Oil Starvation Possible Factor In CAF C-45H Accident

Drain Valves Not Fully Closed, Not Approved For Type

The National Transportation Safety Board, in its factual report on the July 19 downing of a Commemorative Air Force Beechcraft C-45H near Longmont, CO, states oil starvation might have played a role in the crash.

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IATA: Good News Now, Not So Much Later

Airline Group Lowers 2008 Profit Forecast

The world's airlines received some much-needed good news this week, as the International Air Transport Association raised its profit forecast for 2007, to $5.6 billion. That's up a half-billion from its June numbers.

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Thai Officials Say Accident Pilot Landed Despite Wind Shear Warnings

Others Say Tower Told Him To Do So

We're getting a clearer look at the series of events that may have led to the downing of a Thai airliner this weekend. The pilot of the One-Two-Go MD-82 may have chosen to land despite wind shear warnings, officials said Tuesday.

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Southwest Responds To Low Clothing With Low Fares

Ebbert Says Ad Campaign "Exploiting" Her

Southwest Airlines is trying to put the whole "fashion police/dress code" mini-skirt incident to rest... and is doing so in the airline's typically tongue-in-cheek style.

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Bombardier Notes Strong Interest In 2007 Safety Standdown

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Joins List Of Event Partners

Bombardier expects record attendance at its upcoming Safety Standdown 2007. The increasingly popular seminar -- set for October 22-25 in Wichita, KS -- is also broadening participation from the aviation industry, welcoming the NTSB as an official event partner.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.18.07

"America's Red Carpet" christens a new control tower.
The FAA gets a new COO.
And the Fossett search shifts focus from rescue to recovery.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.18.07

"America's Red Carpet" christens a new control tower.
The FAA gets a new COO.
And the Fossett search shifts focus from rescue to recovery.

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ANN Special Feature: Neal Willford, Cessna - 09.18.07

Today, we revisit ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell's 2006 interview with lead engineer Neal Willford, just after the Cessna Sport debuted at AirVenture.

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Major Planemakers Vying For Piece of Vietnam Pie

Blossoming Economy Brings New Middle Class To The Skies

Vietnam is proving to be one of the fastest-growing commercial air travel markets in the world... and the plane-making heavyweights are vying for a piece of what could be a very lucrative pie.

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HAI Expects Major Progress With House FAA Reauthorization Bill This Week

HAI tells ANN that 'events are unfolding rapidly in Washington this week,' with the soon-to-expire FAA Reauthorization Bill moving quickly through the U.S. House of Representatives. The HAI has learned the House Ways and Means Committee will release the tax portions of the legislation later today, September 18, while the House Rules Committee will act on Wednesday, September 19, so that the bill could be on the House floor by Thursday, September 20.

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Officials Say No New Clues In Fossett Search

Rescue Efforts Scaled Back To Handful Of Aircraft

Some discouraging -- though not unexpected -- news on the search for missing aviator Steve Fossett. Officials involved with the now two-week-old search effort tell Agence-France Presse efforts have slowed considerably, with only a handful of military helicopters still flying.

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Former World Rally Champ McRae Lost In Scottish Helo Accident

Tribute Leader, Race Team Boss Escapes Close Call Following Day

Former World Rally Champion Colin McRae was killed Saturday when his Eurocopter AS350 helicopter went down about 200 yards from his home in Lanarkshire, Scotland on landing.

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Farnsworth Aerospace Elementary School Receives MBP Future Award

Key To School's Success? "No Excuses"

Farnsworth Aerospace Elementary Magnet School in St. Paul, MN -- described as a "beat the odds" school -- was awarded $10,000 and computer equipment by the Minnesota Business Partnership Monday for making a difference in the achievement gap of poverty stricken, minority students. 

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C-17 Globemaster III Celebrates 16 Years Of Flight

At 16 years young, the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is the newest and most versatile aircraft in the mobility fleet. And, according to those who fly it, it is the best the Air Force has seen in its 60 years. "There's no doubt in my mind I fly the best transport aircraft ever," said Major Wayne Manuel, director of operations for the 817th Airlift Squadron's Detachment 1.

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FedEx Donates 727 To D/FW Fire Training Center

Retired Airliner Saluted After Final Flight

Officials at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport tell ANN FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., recently donated a Boeing 727-200 freighter to the airport's Department of Public Safety Fire Training Center to provide hands-on training experience for aircraft firefighters.

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KS Researchers Developing Vehicle To Study Antarctic, Greenland Ice Sheets

UAV Will Peer Underneath Glaciers For Water

Researchers in Kansas are building an unmanned aircraft, to better map and understand Antarctic and Greenland ice-sheet disintegration.

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Bell Helicopter Signs Two Big Medevac Helo Deals

Companies Order Combined 27 Helicopters

The 2007 National Business Aviation Association Conference is still a week away... but that doesn't mean the business aviation world is holding its breath for the next seven days. Bell Helicopter tells ANN it recently signed large orders with two emergency medical service providers for the company's 407 and 206L-4 aircraft.

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New Learjet 60 XR 'Rockets into Service' in Flexjet Fleet

Flexjet Scheduled To Take Delivery Of Approximately 22 Learjet 60 XR Aircraft Over Five Years

Bombardier's Flexjet has taken delivery of its first Learjet 60 XR midsize business jet – the first of three entering service in the Flexjet fleet now, according to Michael McQuay, president of Bombardier’s Flexjet. Flexjet is scheduled to induct approximately 22 Learjet 60 XR aircraft into the Flexjet fractional fleet over the next five years.

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Cessna Presents Platinum Award To Pigs Can Fly Training Center

Best. Name. Ever.

First things first: whoever named the Cessna Pilot Center at California's San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport certainly earned their paycheck that week, as it's one of the cleverest business names we've come across in recent memory.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.18.07)

Aero-Linx!

This website is dedicated to the men and women of the US Air Mail Service, a little-remembered organization that laid the foundation for commercial aviation worldwide.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.18.07)

"I have a model space shuttle. It's about this big... Its bay doors are open. I also have books about space. A lot of them."

Source: Six-year-old Trillion Woodberry, a student at Farnsworth Aerospace Elementary Magnet School in St. Paul, MN.

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MD TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7314  Issue Date: September 17, 2007 at 2124 UTC  Type: VIP 

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7327  Issue Date: September 18, 2007 at 0014 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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