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June 29, 2007

FL TFR: 07.04.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6587  Issue Date: June 29, 2007 at 1544 UTC  Location: Jacksonville, Florida near CRAIG VORTAC (CRG)  Beginning Date and Time: July 04, 2007 at 2005 UTC  Ending Date and Time: July 04, 2007 at 2055 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/6569: Change due to text correction.

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AOPA Air Safety Foundation To Release 'Glass Cockpit' Safety Report

Aims To Show Benefits, Challenges Of Technologically Advanced Aircraft

So-called "glass cockpit" aircraft deliver multiple safety benefits to general aviation (GA) pilots and have fueled industry growth, but pilot training must still evolve to address the safety challenges posed by Technologically Advanced Aircraft (TAA), according to a soon-to-be-released study of accident data by the AOPA Air Safety Foundation.

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6534  Issue Date: June 29, 2007 at 0034 UTC  Location: Albuquerque Center , 8 SE of Prescott, Arizona near DRAKE VORTAC (DRK)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations.  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580 

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6560 Issue Date: June 29, 2007 at 1402 UTC Type: Hazards

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Bigelow Aerospace Successfully Launches Genesis II

Company Aims To Build Private Space Station by 2015

The second experimental pathfinder spacecraft by Bigelow Aerospace, Genesis II, has been successfully launched and inserted into orbit. The privately-funded space station module was launched on a Dnepr rocket Thursday morning from the ISC Kosmotras Yasny Cosmodrome in the Orenburg region of Russia.

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Eurocopter Earns Certification For EC135 Night Vision Goggle System

Worked With Authorities In Europe, US, Canada

Talk about a team effort. Eurocopter recently worked with the airworthiness authorities EASA, the FAA and Canada's TCCA to earn the first certification providing the EC145 with an Night-Vision Goggle (NVG) aided operation capability. Eurocopter is the first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to offer this capability to civil operators.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 06.29.07

CAPBOR Spokeswoman Kate Hanni

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.29.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.29.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Will A Passenger Bill Of Rights Pass The House? -- 06.29.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CAPBOR Spokeswoman Kate Hanni.)

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House FAA Reauthorization Bill Faces Hurdles, Including Veto

President May Kill Legislation That Includes Contract Deal

And you thought the battle over user fees was volatile before. With Thursday's passage of the House version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, comes the potential for renewed confrontation between general aviation pilots, the FAA, and air traffic controllers.

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TAM Becomes First Latin American A350 XWB Customer

Signs MoU For 22 Planes, 10 Options

TAM signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday to acquire 22 Airbus A350 XWB (Xtra Wide Body), models 800 and 900, with 10 more options, to be delivered between 2013 and 2018. The company will be the first in Latin America to have these new aircraft in its long haul fleet.

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ALPA Says Continued Northwest Delays Due To Staffing

Or Lack Of It...

This past week has been one of the hardest ever for Northwest Airlines... and leaders of the carrier's unit of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said Thursday NWA management's decision to cancel hundreds of flights this week was due to management's operational decisions that created inadequate pilot staffing for the summer months.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.29.07

Cirrus Design unveils "The Jet."
The House gets behind air traffic controllers' bargaining rights.
And Glacier Girl is left behind...again.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.29.07

Cirrus Design unveils "The Jet."
The House gets behind air traffic controllers' bargaining rights.
And Glacier Girl is left behind...again.

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ANN Special Feature: Kate Hanni, Passenger Bill of Rights - 06.29.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni, founder and President of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights. Kate is in Washington, where the House Thursday finalized passenger rights l

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New Dress Code Has Controllers Wearing Purple Snakeskin Shoes

FAA Says It Wants ATC'ers To "Dress Professionally"

Some air traffic controllers are getting creative in showing their displeasure over a new dress code recently mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Opportunity Rover Scheduled To Descend Into Crater

"Calculated Risk" Could Be Long-Lived Rover's Last Mission

It could be the final mission for NASA's Mars rover Opportunity... but even if it is, it's worth it. Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory tell ANN Opportunity is scheduled to soon begin a descent down a rock-paved slope into the Red Planet's massive Victoria Crater.

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Police Ticket Teen For High-Flying Post-Graduation Prank

Recent Graduate Faces Fines, Jail Time, License Revocation

In the old days, when you TP'd a house or your school, you did it from the ground. Christian James Blachford buzzed Detroit's Harrison High School in a small plane at less than 500 feet earlier this month dropping toilet paper and paintballs.

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OH TFR: 07.02.07 - 07.03.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6393 Issue Date: June 28, 2007 at 1439 UTC Location: Cleveland Center, Ravenna, Ohio near AKRON VOR/DME (ACO) Beginning Date and Time: July 02, 2007 at 1100 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 03, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Demolition operations of potentially explosive munitions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Cleveland (ZOB) Center, 440-774-0426

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NH TFR: 07.01.07 - 07.02.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6342 Issue Date: June 28, 2007 at 1059 UTC Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Beginning Date and Time: July 01, 2007 at 1935 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 02, 2007 at 1810 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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PR TFR: 07.02.07 - 07.05.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6562  Issue Date: June 29, 2007 at 1405 UTC  Location: San Juan Center, Eastern Side Of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY)  Beginning Date and Time: July 02, 2007 at 1600 UTC  Ending Date and Time: July 05, 2007 at 2200 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) CERAP, 787-253-8664

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Glacier Girl's Trans-Atlantic Trip Delayed Again

Starboard Engine Has A Coolant Leak

It's sad, but true. A mechanical issue with the P-38 'Glacier Girl' has her grounded for the time being in Goose Bay, Newfoundland, and unable to continue in her attempt to complete her original mission to England.

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US, EU Reach Tentative Agreement on Shared Passenger Data

Deal Up For Approval By Foreign Ministers Of 27 EU Member States

With concerns about civil liberties being sacrificed in the name of protection from terrorism at an all-time high, a tentative political agreement was reached by the European Union and the United States about what information is shared about transatlantic travelers and how long it is kept.

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French Senate EADS Probe Finds Plenty Of Fault For Airbus Woes

Report Says A380 Was A 'Catastrophe'

A report by French senators about Airbus' parent company, EADS, concluded bad management and too much autonomy, among other things, were to blame for rival Boeing moving to the top spot of dominant aircraft manufacturers.

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EAA Calls House FAA Funding Bill 'A Positive Step' Against User Fees

Notes Increases In Certification Charges, Fuel Taxes

Continuing the cautiously optimistic response by other aviation "letter groups" to Thursday's marked-up H.R. 2881, the House version of the FAA Reauthorization Proposal, the Experimental Aircraft Association called the House's bill "a positive step" against establishing a user fee-based funding structure.

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Alliance For Aviation Across America Applauds House FAA Reauthorization Bill

Says Legislation Endorses "Common Sense Approach" To ATC Modernization

Late Thursday evening, the Alliance for Aviation Across America released the following statement applauding the House of Representatives’ FAA Reauthorization bill, which rejects any new user fee taxes.

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NASA Prepares To Move Endeavour To VAB

Rollover Planned July 2; Launch In August

In preparation for the STS-118 mission to the International Space Station, NASA is scheduled to rollover space shuttle Endeavour from its hanger, the Orbiter Processing Facility, to the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building on Monday, July 2.

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NY/NJ Port Authority Seeks Limits On Regional Jets

Wants More Passengers On Fewer Planes

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is requesting the Federal Aviation Administration to grant it more power to reduce the congestion of their airspace. The agency believes the best way to stem the tide of massive traffic congestion in the region's airspace is to increase the number of large aircraft and decrease the number of small ones and it wants the authority to make that happen.

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Klyde Morris (06.29.07)

Chuck's Learning Curve Takes Another Sharp Dip...

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Michigan's Ford Airport Ranked 'Most Miserable' Regional Airport

GRR's Management Taking Positive Attitude, Hopes Ranking Will Be Beneficial

US News and World Report, with the help from the Boyd Group, recently put together a ranking of the worst airports in the nation in regards to a combination of on-time performance and average load factor, from information compiled by J.D. Powers and Associates.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.29.07)

Aero-Linx!

As the United States' inland search and rescue coordinator, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center serves as the single agency responsible for coordinating on-land federal SAR activities in the 48 contiguous United States, Mexico and Canada.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.29.07): Yellow Arc

Aero-Terms!

A range marking for aircraft instruments that identifies a caution area.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.29.07)

"Glacier Girl's attempt to complete her mission has ended for now. She will remain in Goose Bay while Miss Velma continues on to England. The human spirit's magnificent ability to press forward serves the team well now."

Source: AirShowBuzz.com co-founder Deb Mitchell. A mechanical issue with the P-38 'Glacier Girl' has her grounded for the time being in Goose Bay, Newfoundland, and unable to continue in her attempt to complete her original mission to England.

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