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October 27, 2007

Grace Flight Transports Young Heart Patient To World Series

Recovery Room Bet Leads To Fenway Park

Here's a story with a lot of heart... from everyone involved. An Odessa, TX teen was able to live his dream of attending a World Series game, with a little help from Grace Flight of America, his doctor, and the Boston Red Sox.

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Report: 787 Delays Could Trickle Down To Other Boeing Projects

May Impact 777F Flight Testing, 747-8 Development

American planemaker Boeing flatly denies the six-month delay in flight testing and deliveries of its new 787 Dreamliner will impact other aircraft now under development... but others aren't so sure.

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New Qantas Chairman Doesn't Mince Words On Heathrow

Calls London Airport "Appalling"

It was not what you'd call a ringing endorsement. Incoming Qantas chairman Leigh Clifford had some choice words for the airport serving the city he's called home for almost 10 years.

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AOPA Asserts CBP Proposal For GA Security 'Unworkable'

Urges Pilots To Tell Agency Why

It started out as a simple idea: identify who is flying into the United States aboard general aviation aircraft before they arrive. But the way the Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) wants to implement the plan is unworkable, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association... and AOPA is calling on pilots to tell the agency why.

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HAI Announces Recipients Of 2008 'Salute To Excellence' Awards

Will Be Recognized At Heli-Expo 2008

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is proud to announce its "Salute to Excellence" award winners. The 2008 "Salute to Excellence" awards program, now in its 47th year, which recognizes outstanding achievement performed by individuals or companies in the international helicopter community.

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Bell's 429 Achieves Development Milestone

Final Exterior Profile Locked Down

Officials from Bell Helicopter announced this week the completion of another major milestone in the development of the Bell 429, Bell's new advanced-technology helicopter. The 429 team has set or "frozen" the final exterior profile design, verified through months of development flight testing.

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If You're Missing A Black Hole, Call NASA

Reports Hundreds Of New Anomalies Unmasked

NASA tells ANN astronomers have unmasked hundreds of black holes hiding deep inside dusty galaxies billions of light-years away.

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US Navy E-1B Tracer Crew MIA From Vietnam War Identified

Crewman Laid To Rest 40 Years After Crash

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Friday the remains of five US servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been accounted-for and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Careers In Aviation, NBCFAE Name 2007 Scholarship Winner

ERAU Student Awarded $2,000

The National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE) and Careers in Aviation told ANN Friday a recipient has been selected for the 2007 NBCFAE scholarship award.

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Cardiff International Deploys Eco-Friendly Fire Training Rig

First UK Use Of LPG-Fueled System

As part of a drive to create a fire training center of excellence for Wales, Cardiff International Airport's 52 fire-fighters are set to be the UK's first users of the world's most advanced aircraft fire-training rig.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.27.07)


The 24th National Space Symposium, held April 7-10, 2008, in Colorado Springs. The National Space Symposium is the premier U.S. space policy and program forum, a "must attend" opportunity for information and interaction on all sectors of space -- civil, commercial, and national security.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.27.07): Negative Static Stability


The type of static stability which causes an aircraft, once disturbed from a condition of rest, to move further from its condition of rest. Also referred to as Static Instability.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.27.07)

"It was just kinda something to hope for. (Something) to get my mind off how I was sick and the surgery and everything."

Source: Andrew Madden, 13, who was flown to Boston by Grace Flight of America to attend Thursday's Game 2 of the 2007 World Series. Madden made a bet with fellow Boston Red Sox fan Dr. Kristine Guleserian in the cardiology ward of the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, TX: If he pulled through heart transplant surgery and the difficult recuperation process, she'd treat him to a Red Sox World Series game. The teen received his new heart September 30... and Thursday night, both doctor and young patient enjoyed watching Game 2 in a suite donated by Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino. Madden even threw out the first pitch.

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PA TFR: 10.29.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2034 Issue Date: October 26, 2007 at 1644 UTC Location: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Beginning Date and Time: October 29, 2007 at 1600 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 29, 2007 at 1945 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 10.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2060 Issue Date: October 26, 2007 at 1830 UTC Type: Security

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CA TFR: 10.28.07 -10.29.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2057 Issue Date: October 26, 2007 at 1829 UTC Type: Security

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NY TFR: 10.29.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1913  Issue Date: October 26, 2007 at 0037 UTC  Location: New Windsor, New York  Beginning Date and Time: October 29, 2007 at 0250 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 29, 2007 at 2150 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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