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December 29, 2007

FAA Issues Security Event Flight Advisory

New York City New Year’s Eve Celebration Sparks TFRs

As a result of the New Year’s Celebration planned in New York City December 31, 2007 thru January 1, 2008, the FAA, at the request of the Department of Homeland Security and the New York City Police Department, as part of the airspace security measures will be restricting flights in the vicinity of Manhattan.

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PA46 Pilot Forced Down After Inflight Prop Separation

Safe Landing Executed in Aspen, CO

Pilot Barry Cox has just pulled off one of the best landings of his life, even though it was "high and fast." Cox had departed Aspen-Pitkin County Airport last Wednesday with three passengers, and was barely ten minutes into a routine flight when something decidedly "nonroutine" happened. Cox's 1988 Malibu PA46-310P ran into trouble.

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DOT Announces Final Decision for 2009 China Flights

SecTrans Mary Peters has announced a final decision to select US Airways to inaugurate its first U.S.-China service in 2009 as well as to award additional U.S.-China passenger flights to American Airlines, Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines also for 2009.

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Deployed Airmen Find Ancient Artifacts At Iraqi Air Base

An Airman and his team discovered fragments of pottery, possibly dating back as far back as 2,000 years during a recent job at Kirkuk Air Base. Tech. Sgt. Kelly Wayment, a heavy equipment operator with the 506th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron here, was carrying out a routine operation near a helicopter landing pad when he noticed something peculiar. Sergeant Wayment was spotting for fellow 506th ECES member Staff Sgt. Michael Massey as he drove a grader over the area.

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A Few Aero-Tips For The (Icing) Season #3: Escape Options

Icing Aero-Tip #3 Climb When warmer temperatures can be reached aloft. Make sure cloud tops are known and attainable before attempting to climb. Icing is often worst in cloud tops. Remember once you are on top of the clouds, it is possible you may have to descend through the clouds and icing conditions into your destination...

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ISS Crew Wraps Up Busy Holiday Week

The three Expedition crew members aboard the International Space Station wrapped up the last full work week of 2007 with science experiments and unloading and stowing materials from a cargo craft that arrived early Wednesday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.29.07)

Aero-Linx!

This website contains details of the aircraft, facilities and personnel of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.29.07): Zero Gravity

Aero-Terms!

A situation where the effect of gravity is cancelled or nullified by the force of inertia. Zero gravity is felt in a high-performance aircraft when it is flying in a parabolic, or vertically curved, flight path.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.29.07)

"...just one of those freak things."

Source: Pilot Barry Cox' summation of the circumstances that led to his successful emergency landing following a prop separation just minutes after taking off from Aspen-Pitkin Airport. 

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AD: REIMS AVIATION S.A. Model F406 Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2007-26-08  

MANUFACTURER: REIMS AVIATION S.A.: SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-26-08   SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Boeing 747 Series

AD NUMBER: 2007-26-07  

MANUFACTURER: Boeing  SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-26-07   SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the left- and right-hand flipper door assemblies of the engine core cowls for migrated pins and damaged flipper doors, and corrective actions if necessary.

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AD: MT-Propeller

AD NUMBER: 2007-26-13 

MANUFACTURER: MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH  SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-26-13   SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH variable pitch and fixed pitch propellers manufactured before 1995, which had not been overhauled since April 1994.

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