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February 12, 2007

CA TFR: 02.13.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3003 Issue Date: February 12, 2007 at 1723 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: February 13, 2007 at 1945 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 13, 2007 at 2245 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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Crew Missing After Helo Crash At Offshore Oil Platform

Coast Guard And Others Mounting Search

ANN has learned a chopper crashed during a landing attempt on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 08:30 local Monday.

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The Numbers Are In! GAMA Says 2006 Was A Banner Year For General Aviation

CEO Bunce Uses Annual Briefing To Shoot Down FAA's User Fee Plan

The numbers are in... and what numbers they are! Monday, leaders of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced shipments of every type of general aviation airplane increased in 2006 and the strong numbers have led to another record high in industry billings.

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Computer Chip Glitch Grounds Ospreys

54 Marines, USAF Tiltrotors Affected; Possibly More

It's one of the last things the fledgling V-22 Osprey program needed... another grounding, this one caused by an alleged manufacturing defect in a single computer chip.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 02.12.07

Balloonists Andy Cayton And Sam Canders

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.12.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.12.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- An Attempt At A Ballooning Record: 02.12.07 (ANN Special Feature, with balloonists Andy Cayton and Sam Canders.)

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Bombardier Delivers First Challenger 605 Bizjet

First Flight To First Delivery In Just Over A Year

Bombardier Monday announced its next-generation Challenger 605 widebody business jet (photo below) entered service in late January with Russell Aviation Leasing. Russell Aviation is leasing the aircraft to Bombardier which will use the aircraft as a demonstrator for 2007.

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Piper Seneca Down In The Alps

All Three Occupants Lost

French authorities are investigating the crash of a Piper Seneca (illustration of type below) that went down in the Alps near Grand Veymont.

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NASA Investigating Unexplained Power Loss Aboard ISS

Teams Assessing Affected Systems

NASA says mission control teams are assessing systems affected by a power loss aboard the ISS over the weekend.

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Four Survive Michigan Plane Crash

Pilot Uses Cell Phone To Call For Rescue

A single-engine Piper crashed late Saturday evening in a densely-wooded area a few miles northeast of Pellston Regional Airport in Michigan. The plane's four occupants all survived the crash.

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Senator Urges Committee To Triple FAA's Recruitment Budget

Says US Needs More Air Traffic Controllers

Just how much should the FAA spend to hire more controllers? Senator Charles Schumer says $47.7 million more for FY2008 -- that's triple the amount the agency was to spend on recruitment for the year.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.12.07

Greensboro lands the HondaJet manufacturing facility...
Searchers find the wreckage Steve Brown's S-1...
...and Barnstable, Massachusetts gets a favorable FAA finding in its battle against a

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.12.07

Greensboro lands the HondaJet manufacturing facility...
Searchers find the wreckage Steve Brown's S-1...
...and Barnstable, Massachusetts gets a favorable FAA finding in its battle against a

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ANN Special Feature: Andy Cayton, Sam Canders 02.12.07

Professional balloonist Andy Cayton was approached by Sam Canders, who'd made a bar bet that he'd fly coast-to-coast in a balloon before his next birthday. The resulting AA-6 distance record attemp

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ANN's 'First Look' Flight Test: Mooney's Hot-Rod Acclaim Aptly Named

ANN's First Impressions On Mooney's New Speed Freak

OK... we've had quite a few requests from folks who have been waiting to hear one thing... is the new Mooney the fastest piston bird in the biz? So; as soon as we could get our hands on one of the critters, we flew it -- just for you, of course, and for no other reason that we can recall (that IS our story and we're sticking to it).

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FAA To Peotone Airport: One Design, Please

2007 May Not Be "The" Year For Third Chicago Airport

Poor Peotone Airport. The familiar "We Try Harder" car rental company slogan may be appropriate for the proposed third Chicago-area airport.

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NTSB Says No Change In Findings On 1967 Piedmont Airlines Midair

Cessna Pilot Remains At Fault In Crash That Killed 82

Even with the NTSB declining to overturn its findings in a 1967 midair crash of a Piedmont Boeing 727 and a Cessna 310 near Hendersonville, NC, amateur historian Paul Houle, who has studied the crash for years, isn't giving up.

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FAA Says No Misuse Of Barnstable Airport Funds

May Have Implications In Rectrix Suit

They might not have understood how to complete the necessary forms..., but an FAA review of the annual reporting forms completed by Barnstable Municipal Airport (KHYA) officials, has determined the use of funds to be in order, reports the Barnstable Patriot.

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Klyde Morris (02.12.07)

The Pentagon Honors House Speaker Pelosi's Plane Request...

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Wanted: Women With An Interest in Aviation Careers

The Aviation Industry Wants YOU

Admittedly, there is a wide gender gap in aviation... particularly among pilots and mechanics. But the word is getting out, with the help of events like Saturday's Aerospace Career Day, organized by the Girl Scouts and the Alaskan Chapter of the 99s.

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NTSB: Marijuana Use A Factor In Plane Crash That Killed Three

Pilot Likely Used Drug Within Three Hours Of Accident Flight

The NTSB released the probable cause report last week on the February 23, 2006 crash of pilot Glen Harcourt's Cessna 182, that killed him and two passengers near Delta, CO.

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Expansion In The Works For J.A. Air Center

Chicago Aurora Airport FBO To Open 2008

J.A. Air Center announced a major expansion of the longtime West Chicago (KDPA) -based service company at Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR).

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A Weekend of Fun Following AeroIndia 2007

Global Aviation Brings Show To Public

After three days of strutting their stuff to India's defense industry, global aviation players brought the show to the public at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore this weekend.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.12.07)

Aero-Linx!

If your kid is like you, he or she might do better as an air cadet than as a Boy or Girl Scout.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.12.07): The Five Freedoms

Aero-Terms!

The five freedoms are bilateral agreements negotiated between governments relating to air traffic.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.12.07)

"It's difficult to respond until we've heard directly and in detail from the FAA."

Source: Illinois Department of Transportation spokesman Mike Claffey. On Friday, backers of establishing a third Chicago-area airport in Peotone, IL received an unanticipated response to their submittal of two plans for the airport: the FAA won't look at the proposals until proponents settle on one of those plans.

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CA TFR: 02.13.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2891 Issue Date: February 09, 2007 at 2319 UTC Type: Security

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