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June 30, 2008

Airlines Prepare To Crack Down On Oversized Carry-Ons

May Even Monitor Security Lines To Catch Passengers

Those hoping to avoid paying to check luggage onboard commercial airline flights are about to see the other side of the coin, as it were... as carriers prepare to start cracking down on oversized carry-on bags.

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Mobile, AL Business Expresses Sentiment Of Community

Chicken Place Offers Boeing "A Finger"... You Can Guess Which One

As the KC-X quagmire continues to play out, the ad campaign for a Mobile, AL chicken restaurant has struck a chord with residents hoping a Northrop/EADS contract win would mean jobs for their city.

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Astronaut Barbara Morgan To Leave NASA

Educator Flew On STS-118 Mission

NASA announced Monday that veteran space shuttle program astronaut Barbara R. Morgan will leave NASA in August to become an educator at Idaho's Boise State University.

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Eurofighter Typhoon Begins Air Surveillance Over Austria

New Theater For Advanced Fighter Aircraft

The Eurofighter Typhoon will take over the protection of Austrian airspace July 1, under the leadership of the Joint Armed Forces Command, Graz, and the Air Surveillance Command, Wals, of the Austrian military.

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It's Official... Fuller Named New President Of AOPA

Boyer To Retire Following Distinguished 18-Year Tenure In 'Left Seat'

It's official... and it's difficult not to report it without a bit of sadness. William C. Trimble III, chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Board of Trustees, announced that AOPA President Phil Boyer will retire at the end of 2008, after 18 years of astutely guiding AOPA from the "left seat."

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 06.30.08

Keys To Safer Flying, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.30.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.30.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- 10 Keys To Safer Flying: 06.30.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5015  Issue Date: June 29, 2008 at 2140 UTC  Location: 20NM NE OROVILLE , California  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5034 Issue Date: June 30, 2008 at 0328 UTC Location: 26 W CHICO , California Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5036 Issue Date: June 30, 2008 at 0416 UTC Location: 10 SE QUINCY , California near AMEDEE VOR/DME (AHC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5101 Issue Date: June 30, 2008 at 1514 UTC Location: 25 MILES SE PRESCOTT , Arizona near DRAKE VORTAC (DRK) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately 1200-0500 UTC Daily Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE EN Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5031 Issue Date: June 30, 2008 at 0123 UTC Location: FLAGSTAFF , Arizona near FLAGSTAFF VOR/DME (FLG) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR RESCUE Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5038 Issue Date: June 30, 2008 at 0431 UTC Location: 15 NW WEAVERVILLE , California Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5035 Issue Date: June 30, 2008 at 0415 UTC Location: 27 ESE CHICO , California Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5112 Issue Date: June 30, 2008 at 1628 UTC Location: 12 MILES SW OF PHOENIX , Arizona Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately 1200-0500 UTC Daily Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5030 Issue Date: June 30, 2008 at 0122 UTC Location: 20 NE OF WILLITS , California near MENDOCINO VORTAC (ENI) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5021 Issue Date: June 29, 2008 at 2313 UTC Location: 10 NM WEST BURNEY , California near REDDING VOR/DME (RDD) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5033 Issue Date: June 30, 2008 at 0319 UTC Location: 22 NE CHICO , California Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5090 Issue Date: June 30, 2008 at 1428 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: June 30, 2008 at 1900 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 30, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.30.08

AOPA President Phil Boyer is calling it quits.
Diamond Aircraft wants to take over Thielert.
And a passengers bill of rights is moving again in Congress.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.30.08

AOPA President Phil Boyer is calling it quits.
Diamond Aircraft wants to take over Thielert.
And a passengers bill of rights is moving again in Congress.


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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, Keys to Safe Flight - 06.30.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves discusses his recent talk before a pilot group, including excerpts from his top ten keys to safe flight.

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Six Reported Lost In Arizona Medevac Helo Midair

Rosenker To Serve As Lead Spokesman For Investigation

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 06.30.08 1200 EDT: Officials now report six fatalities following the in-flight collision of two medevac helicopters Sunday afternoon near a Flagstaff, AZ hospital.

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Parked Boeing 767 Freighter Catches Fire At SFO Saturday Evening

Aircraft Seriously Damaged, No Injuries Reported

The pilot and co-pilot aboard an Airborne Express Boeing 767 freighter escaped injury Saturday evening when the cockpit of the aircraft caught fire while parked at San Francisco International Airport.

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Doggone It! FA Sues J.Lo For Inflight Pooch Pounce

Fell After Guard Dog Snapped At Her In 2006, Injuring Her Back

A former NetJets flight attendant is claiming employment opportunities have “gone to the dogs” for her after an inflight fall in 2006 and the passenger, actress and singer Jennifer Lopez, should be held responsible.

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Home Of Long Established Akron RC Club At Risk

Adjacent Park Development May Force Club To Relocate Due To Airspace Restrictions

A radio controlled model airplane club in Akron, OH may face severe restrictions or removal from a flying site they have occupied for more than 37 years if plans for park development on property surrounding the site call for it.

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Aero-TV Takes A Call From Sky Connect

Affordable Airborne Communications Via Iridium

Airborne communications is a process we depend upon everyday... for conventional aviation-oriented matters... but what happens when we need to make a "phone" call while still aviating?

Aero-TV Takes A Call From Sky Connect

Affordable Airborne Communications Via Iridium

Airborne communications is a process we depend upon everyday... for conventional aviation-oriented matters... but what happens when we need to make a "phone" call while still aviating?

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Microburst At Huntsville Airshow Claims One, Injures 12

Sunday Storm Toppled Tents, Cancels Show

A strong, isolated thunderstorm is being blamed for a sudden microburst in the middle of the Huntsville International Airport Airshow Sunday afternoon claiming the life of one child and injuring 12 others.

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DOT IG Confirms Chicago ATC Error Probe

Investigation Determining If Managers Covered Up Or Misreported Errors

An investigation into allegations of covered up air traffic control errors by managers at an FAA radar facility controlling traffic in and out of Chicago was confirmed Wednesday by authorities according to the Chicago Tribune.

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Four Lost In NV Cherokee Downing

Forest Fire Sparked By Ensuing Post-Impact Fire

Fire and rescue crews continued to battle a 12-acre forest fire sparked by the downing of a Piper Cherokee on the eastern side of Mount Charleston, 20 miles northwest of North Las Vegas, in the vicinity of the Echo Canyon recreation area.

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NASA Dryden Engineer And Three Others Murdered In CA

Co-Workers And Community Shocked, Investigation Continues

Authorities are holding two men and are still seeking another in connection with the murder-arson of a NASA engineer and three others early last week that shook the community surrounding NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Lancaster, CA.

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Klyde Morris (06.30.08)

Did NASA Go 'Direct' To Ares Too Soon?

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Niagara Falls Aviation Museum Gets New Home

Museum Will Move To Buffalo And Get New Name

An aviation museum in Western New York is nearing a positive end to its turbulent struggle after eviction from its location in Niagara Falls in January.

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NASA Explores New Energy Frontier At Kennedy Space Center

Leases Land For Solar Power Generating Station

NASA and the Florida's largest electric utility, Florida Power & Light, signed an agreement June 24 at Florida Governor Charlie Crist's global climate change summit in Miami, to provide residents with a new source of so-called "green power." The agreement is part of a new initiative that will cut reliance on fossil fuels and improve the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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FAA Technical Center Celebrates 50 Years

Center Played Key Role In ATC Modernization, Aviation Safety

The Federal Aviation Administration’s William J. Hughes Technical Center will celebrate its Golden anniversary of 50 years on July 1 with a ceremony at its Atlantic City International Airport facilities in New Jersey.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.30.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Short Wing Piper Club is a group of aviation enthusiasts who own, fly, or simply admire five of Mr. Piper's best aircraft, the Clipper, Vagabond, Pacer, Tri-Pacer, and Colt, built between 1948 and 1963. They number nearly 3000 members in 20 countries. and provide information, help and support for the operation, maintenance and use of the five Piper aircraft models they represent.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.30.08): Inter-Rib Bracing

Aero-Terms!

Bracing between the ribs of a fabric covered wing. Made of reinforcing tape wrapped around the rib cap strips midway between the spars, inter-rib bracing holds the ribs in the correct position until they are laced to the fabric.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.30.08)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

"I believe there are people in Washington who ignore incidents until they have their face rubbed in it by the inspector general, if that's not a coverup, I'm not sure what is." Source: David Stock, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association at Chicago's Elgin facility this week in response to the confirmation of a U.S. Department of Transportation inspector general investigation into possible controller error coverups at the facility. FMI: www.faa.gov, www.oig.dot.gov

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