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June 11, 2007

Pilots Safe Following 'Red Flag' Midair Over Alaska

Scratch One F-15C From Inventory, Though

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 06.11.07 1945 EDT: Two US military jets participating in the Red Flag Alaska training exercise collided Monday morning, forcing one pilot to punch out of his F-15C. The pilot of the second jet was able to return his stricken F-16C to base safely.

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NASA Adds Two Days, Fourth Spacewalk To STS-117 Mission

Overloaded Gyros Could Delay Excursion, Though

STS-117 and Expedition 15 crewmembers used a robotic arm Monday morning to attach a new truss segment onto the International Space Station, as preparations continued for the start of the first of three planned spacewalks this week.

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AirTran Extends Midwest Shareholder Deadline Once Again

Carrier Issues One More Last Chance

In yet another attempt to take over Midwest Air Group, AirTran Airways said Monday it had extended the deadline for Midwest shareholders to accept its $15-per-share offer from June 8 to August 10.

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FAA Issues $40 million For ATL Capacity Expansion

Administrator Blakey Calls Grant "Money Well Spent"

Hoping to improve safety and efficiency as well as expand capacity, the Federal Aviation Administration announced it will be issuing more than $40 million in grant money to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

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FL Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3782  Issue Date: June 09, 2007 at 2314 UTC  Location: Tallahassee, Florida near SEMINOLE VORTAC (SZW)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: Provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Tallahassee (TLH) Approach Control, 850-942-9642 

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NC Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3821 Issue Date: June 10, 2007 at 1518 UTC Location: Marion, North Carolina near SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN VORTAC (SUG) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Atlanta (ZTL) Center, 770-210-7131

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CA TFR: 06.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3850 Issue Date: June 11, 2007 at 1049 UTC Type: Security

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 06.11.07

A Personal Jetpack? WITHOUT The Jets?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.11.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.11.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A Jetpack Without The Jets: 06.11.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Scott Redmond of Personal Flight Systems.)

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NTSB Investigating Runway Incursion At SFO

FAA Calls Incident An "Operational Error"

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a runway incursion at San Francisco International Airport two weeks ago, in which two Embraer regional aircraft may have come within 50 feet of each other on intersecting runways.

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AOPA Launches Major Initiative To Encourage Professional Pilot Careers

Notes Demand For Career Pilots Will Increase

Young aspirants to a professional pilot career face many daunting challenges on their paths to the sky... but it may help them to know the over 412,000 members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association are behind them.

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Canada Requesting Faster Delivery For Its C-130s

Ministers Believe Pentagon "Favorable" To Idea

Canada's National Defense has formally requested to jump ahead of the US military to get delivery of 17 C-130J Hercules by 2009 -- a full year ahead of schedule.

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BLM Declares Two Military Aircraft Crash Scenes As Historical Sites

Agency Aims To Educate Public, Preserve Aircraft Remnants

The Bureau of Land Management will officially declare two military aircraft accident scenes as Federal government historical sites during a Flag Day ceremony on June 14. Two plaques will be unveiled depicting the historical significance of each location.

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ANN Announces First Major Phase Of ANN 10.0: Aero-TV!

What's The Next Big Step In Aviation Media? Aero-TV!

Online communications are already affecting everything we do and learn in today's society. The old models of Network TV entertainment and news, as well as more recent cable TV models, are RIGHT NOW being replaced by online/broadband alternatives, networks, aggregators and systems. Whatever you want, whenever you want it… it will be accessible 24/7/365 on everything from the PDA phone that hangs from your belt, to your home TV (even HDTV) system. It's a brave new world and we believe that NO one is as well-equipped to present the aviation side of the equation as is Aero-News...

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.11.07

Atlantis is doing great...with one asterisk.
Another air traffic control computer glitch hits the east coast.
And Epic Aircraft looks as if it will deliver on a big promise at Oshkosh.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.11.07

Atlantis is doing great...with one asterisk.
Another air traffic control computer glitch hits the east coast.
And Epic Aircraft looks as if it will deliver on a big promise at Oshkosh.

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ANN Special Feature: Scott Redmond, Personal Flight Systems - 06.11.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Scott Redmond, who recently received a patent for an improved way to use
new electrically charged, polarized, proprietary alloys to create thrust to lift small aircr

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Gee... The G3 Is Another Step In The Right Direction (Part Three)

Another Step In A Very Evolutionary Program

Flight Test Report and Analysis by ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell Read Part One Read Part Two Part of the true difficulty I'm having these days in publishing a flight test analysis is distinguishing those properties and capabilities that are (in large part) hard to  quantify without a great deal of subjectivity.

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Sister Of Lost Flyer Pushes For Tougher Helicopter Air Ambulance Standards

Senator Proposes Adding Tougher Safety Requirements To FAA Funding Bill

Before Stacy Friedman lost her sister Erin in the 2005 downing of a medical transport helicopter in Washington, she never viewed the job as especially dangerous. In the two years since the Airlift Northwest Agusta A109 helo carrying nurse Erin Reed, nurse Lois Suzuki, and pilot Stephen Smith was lost in Puget Sound, however, Stacy has become a crusader for stricter helicopter ambulance safety standards.

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NTSB Says TX Accident Pilot Tested Positive For Marijuana, Sedatives

Had Not Logged IFR Currency Time

In its factual report released this week on the December 10, 2006 fatal downing of a Cessna 310Q near Waco, TX, the National Transportation Safety Board states the plane's pilot tested positive for a variety of substances -- including marijuana, antihistamines, painkillers, and weight-loss drugs.

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EAA Museum Exhibit Features NASA Aerodynamic Models

The Focus Is On Aerospace Design

Some of the most important tools created by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to study the effects of aerodynamics on aircraft design are now on display at the EAA AirVenture Museum, adjacent to Wittman Field in Oshkosh, WI.

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US Army Helo Crews Honored For Efforts To Save Fallen Comrades

Fought Insurgents, Secured Perimeter Around Downed Black Hawk

They risked their own lives to try to save their fallen comrades... and last week, three US helicopter crews were honored for their bravery, for responding to the scene of the downing of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter north of Baghdad earlier this year.

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Klyde Morris (06.11.07)

A U-2... Er, ER-2... Pilot Longs For Simpler Times...

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Student Pilot, Two Others OK After Engine-Out Exercise Turns Into Real Thing

Investigators Now Searching For Missing Engine

A student practicing engine-out emergency procedures got a taste of the real thing Thursday afternoon.

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Authorities Seek Information On Plane That Buzzed MI High School

Police Say Mischievous Pilots May Be Former Students

Police in Farmington Hills, MI want to speak with the people onboard a small plane, type unknown, who allegedly buzzed a local high school Thursday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.11.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Atlas was Americas First Operational ICBM System. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, over 90 Atlas missiles stood guard. It was operational at US bases from 1959-1965. This website is dedicated to the history of the Atlas ICBM and the Cold Warriors that operated it.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.11.07): Zenith

Aero-Terms!

The point in the orbit of a satellite or any body rotating around another body, at which the orbiting body is the greatest distance from the object around which it is rotating.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.11.07)

"We saw the aircraft flying erratically and smoking. After a while it crashed. My first instinct was disbelief. You see them flying around all the time. They are not supposed to crash."

Source: Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Schroeder, a member of one of three helicopter crews honored last week for their efforts to come to the aid of soldiers onboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter felled by enemy fire in Iraq earlier this year.

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