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October 29, 2007

DC TFR: 10.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2090  Issue Date: October 26, 2007 at 2048 UTC  Location: Washington Center , WASHINGTON , District of Columbia near WASHINGTON VOR/DME (DCA)  Beginning Date and Time: October 30, 2007 at 0600 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 30, 2007 at 0730 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: For Woodrow Wilson Bridge demolition  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: POTOMAC (PCT) TRACON, 540-349-7586 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2181 Issue Date: October 28, 2007 at 0239 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA TFR: 10.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2190 Issue Date: October 28, 2007 at 1252 UTC Type: Security

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CA TFR: 10.30.07 - 10.31.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2191 Issue Date: October 28, 2007 at 1253 UTC Type: Security

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2205 Issue Date: October 29, 2007 at 0219 UTC Type: Hazards

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OH TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2304 Issue Date: October 29, 2007 at 1800 UTC Type: Hazards

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FAA Exceeds Annual Goal For General Aviation Safety

Notes "Only" 314 Fatal GA Crashes In FY2007

The number of fatal general aviation accidents declined by five percent this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Monday.

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Harris Corporation Helps Alaskan Pilots With Flight Planning

Provides Real-Time Weather, Flight Data

Aero-News has learned Alaskan air traffic controllers are now using integrated weather briefing and flight planning technology developed by Harris Corporation to assist General Aviation pilots with flight planning. The system is operational at 17 Flight Service Stations and Automated Flight Service Stations across the state.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 10.29.07

A Primer On Priming, With CFI Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.29.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.29.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A Primer On Priming... And Full-Flap Go-Arounds: 10.29.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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BA Bummer: Dude... Like, No Boards On Board

Airline Adds Surfboards To List Of No-No Baggage

Beginning November 6, British Airways will no longer accept surfboards and other bulky sporting equipment, according to SurfersVillage.com. The announcement by the airline has sent British surfers to sea in protest over the decision.

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Country Music Star 'Verbally Abusive' To Cabin Crew

Looses Composure On LA-Bound Flight

Country music star Gretchen Wilson admits she cussed out a commercial flight attendant on a recent flight to Los Angeles from her native Nashville, TN.

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Malibu Down in British Columbia

Pilot Radioed Engine Out At FL210

A father, son and a friend were killed in British Columbia when their Piper Malibu reportedly lost its engine while flying over the Canadian Rockies near the Alberta border Friday night.

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Glider Down In Colorado Found

Pilot’s Body Recovered In Rugged Terrain

The body of a glider pilot was found in the wreckage of his downed aircraft in rugged terrain south of Salida, CO, 100 miles south of Denver, according to Civil Air Patrol.

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Virgin Atlantic Co-Pilot Arrested For Alleged Alcohol Intoxication

Flight Delayed At LHR

A Virgin Atlantic co-pilot was held by police at Heathrow Airport Sunday for allegedly being over the legal alcohol limit to fly, according to the BBC.

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China's Lunar Probe On Track For The Moon

Scheduled To Send Photos Of Moon's Surface In November

All of China's lunar probe Chang'e-1 systems are A-OK, according to Chinese officials.

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NASA To Search Records For UFO Info

Journalist Sued NASA To Get Reports Of 1965 PA Incident

NASA has agreed to search its archives once again for documents on a 1965 UFO incident in Pennsylvania, a step the space agency fought in federal court, according to The Kansas City Star.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.29.07

Yet another Scandinavian Airlines Q-400 has a landing gear collapse.
Boeing denies rumors that three of its programs now face delays.
And opponents of bottlenecking JFK form a coalition to fi

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.29.07

Yet another Scandinavian Airlines Q-400 has a landing gear collapse.
Boeing denies rumors that three of its programs now face delays.
And opponents of bottlenecking JFK form a coalition to fight

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller on Priming - 10.29.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about why and how we prime an aircraft engine; also, why it's important to safety to practice go-arounds with full flaps.

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Sister of Balloon Fiesta Passenger Who Fell To Her Death Sues

Three Other Women Injured In Balloon Accident Named as Plaintiffs

The sister of a woman who fell to her death during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta earlier this month filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the balloon pilot, his employers and the fiesta.

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Father And Son Swim To Shore After Ditching Bonanza

Plane Sinks Near San Mateo, CA Bridge

A father and son escaped serious injury after ditching their aircraft into the bay just south of the San Mateo Bridge in California Saturday morning, according to SFGate.com.

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FBI Investigates ANOTHER Laser Incident

United Express Flight Gets Tagged After Takeoff From MHT

A United Airlines commuter flight got the green light minutes after its departure from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) last Wednesday, but it wasn't from the tower.

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Aero-Analysis: Is Columbia Being 'Sold' For Only $1.5 Million?

A Breakdown Of The PSA Suggests That Columbia Aircraft Is Being 'Sold' For $1.5 Million

Analysis and Opinion By ANN Contributor Rich Belzer If you have been following the story of the Columbia Aircraft bankruptcy, you probably have seen numbers ranging from $14 to $24 million reported in the press. But let's take a look at the actual Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA), recently executed by Cessna and Columbia Aircraft with an eye toward understanding what Cessna has offered to pay for the most important assets, the FAA Type Certificates for both the Columbia 350 and Columbia 400 and the tooling needed to manufacture these aircraft.

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SAS Dumps The Dash 8

A weekend board meeting at Scandinavian airline SAS, following yet another landing gear accident with a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, has resulted in a decision to cease using this type of aircraft.

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JetBlue, Delta To Cut Some JFK Flights

Airlines Say FAA’s Plan Favors Overseas Carriers

Delta and JetBlue airlines are cutting their afternoon and evening schedules to keep the Federal Aviation Administration from taking over John F. Kennedy International Airport’s flight program.

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Oh-For-Four: Armadillo Aerospace Fails To Collect In Lunar Challenge

Fourth Attempt At Level 1 Challenge Ends With Launch Explosion

It was an ignominious end to what looked to be a very promising outlook for Armadillo Aerospace at this weekend's Wirefly X Prize Cup in Alamogordo, MN. The company's hard-fought quest to snare $350,000 in NASA funds through the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge ended with an attention-grabbing explosion Sunday afternoon.

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Northwest A320 Lands With Nose Gear Out-Of-Whack

Type Has History Of Nosewheel-Askew Landings

Officials from the NTSB are investigating why a Northwest Airlines Airbus A320 recently landed in North Dakota with its nose gear pointed in the wrong direction.

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Klyde Morris (10.29.07)

Klyde Just Can't Resist the Chance To Play With The A380

FMI: www.klydemorris.com  

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Most US Airlines Delaying New Purchase Of New Aircraft

Despite Higher Passenger Loads, Airlines Are Being Careful

Airlines in the US are putting off purchases of new aircraft that are aging just like their passengers.

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Pilot, Student Overshoot Runway At Historic Omaka Airfield

Top Pilot In Flight School Had Over 100 Hours PIC

A pilot and a student pilot overshot the runway at the Omaka Airfield in New Zealand and escaped serious injury but damaged their aircraft Friday morning.

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Philippine Airline Airbus Overshoots Runway At Bancasi Airport

Jet Ends Up In Banana And Coconut Grove

A Philippine Airlines jet overshot the runway and careened into a coconut grove while landing early Friday, injuring 34 passengers and crew members, officials said.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.29.07): ADMA

Aero-Terms!

Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association -- The association for distributors and manufacturers of aviation parts, components and supplies.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.29.07)

"Things go wrong. Murphy loves rockets."

Source: Paul A. Breed, younger half of the father-and-son Unreasonable Rocket team, speaking of Armadillo Aerospace's failure to capture the $350,000 Level 1 prize in the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge at this weekend's Wirefly X Prize Cup.

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AD: Bell

AD NUMBER: 2007-22-02 MANUFACTURER: Bell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-22-02 SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell) Helicopters.

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AD: Rolls-Royce

AD NUMBER: 2007-22-08 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-22-08 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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