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May 17, 2007

CA Whale Rescue TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1723 Issue Date: May 17, 2007 at 1519 UTC Type: Hazards

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MD TFR: 05.17.07 - 05.20.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1752 Issue Date: May 17, 2007 at 1726 UTC Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland near ANDREWS VORTAC (ADW) Beginning Date and Time: May 17, 2007 at 1630 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 20, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and other teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Andrews AFB (ADW) Air Traffic Control Tower, 240-857-4768

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IL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1778 Issue Date: May 17, 2007 at 2125 UTC Type: Hazards

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ATC Warned Florida Skylane Pilot Of Restricted Airspace

Camera Aboard Tethered Blimp Captured Impact

A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board says air traffic controllers tried to warn a C-182 pilot flying through the Florida Keys last month that he was in restricted airspace before his plane impacted a cable tethering a military blimp.

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FAA Promises AOPA Flight Service Woes WILL Be Fixed

Delays Mounting As Lockheed Converts To FS21

"We finally have their attention," the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reported Wednesday, regarding mounting problems with the nation's Flight Service Station network.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 05.17.07

Former NASA Strategist Joins DayJet

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.17.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.17.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Bringing SATS Strategies To DayJet -- 05.17.07 (ANN Special Feature, with DayJet's Dr. Bruce Holmes.)

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Reports: FAA Approved Rocket Launches In LEX Airspace

Aircraft Allowed To Fly Over Launch Area

Lexington (KY) Blue Grass Airport air traffic controllers say the Federal Aviation Administration should not have issued a waiver allowing the Bluegrass Rocketry Society to conduct rocket launches Saturday into LEX airspace.

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New Jersey Fire Reportedly Sparked By Flare From F-16

Jet Was On Training Mission At Nearby Firing Range

Firefighters are battling a 13,500-acre blaze near Pine Barrens, NJ that was apparently sparked not by lightning, or a firebug... but by a flare accidentally fired from a military jet on a training mission Tuesday near the southern New Jersey community.

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Qantas Chairwoman Jackson To Resign In November

Botched Takeover Attempt Claims First Victim

Margaret Jackson, a key supporter of the failed takeover attempt this year of Australian flag carrier Qantas, announced Wednesday night she will resign as chairwoman of the airline later this year.

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FAA Terms FLL Expansion 'Critical'

But Court Decision Stops Effort To Control Congestion

Florida's Broward County has not had a good week. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the county's main airport, must expand immediately to handle increasing demand. But last Friday, a federal court order was issued that threatened to eliminate the main strategy for dealing with that very issue.

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ARINC Direct To Add ETOPS Compliance To Flight Planners

Service Available At No Extra Cost

ARINC Direct announced Thursday it will add computerized ETOPS route planning to its portfolio of flight support services for business aircraft. The new service will be available by midyear at no extra cost.

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Honeymoon Helo Averts Close Call

Pilot Diverts Great White Shark

A honeymoon couple got a little more than they bargained for when they signed up for a helicopter ride over South Africa's Plettenberg Bay Wednesday. Instead of a relaxing sightseeing tour, they got an exclusive front row seat for a close encounter with a great white shark.

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FAA's Blakey Touts US-Canadian Partnership In Speech

Says Canadian Support Important For NextGen

Below is the unedited text of a speech entitled "Building Aviation through Partnership," given by FAA Administrator Marion Blakey Thursday before the North American Aviation Trilateral (NAAT/13). In her speech, Blakey notes the importance of Canada's partnership with the US in the effort to modernize this nation's air traffic control system.

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Jeppesen Standardizes Runway Incursion 'Hot Spot' Depictions

Magenta Means "Be Extra Cautious"

In an effort to help bring additional awareness to the ongoing issue of runway incursions, Jeppesen tells ANN the company recently began the process of depicting runway incursion hot spots in a standardized magenta color on certain airport diagrams in the worldwide library.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.17.07

User fees face their first test in the US Senate.
AOPA gets FAA's attention on FSS horror stories.
And NATCA's latest tale of chaos due to FAA staffing problems.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.17.07

User fees face their first test in the US Senate.
AOPA gets FAA's attention on FSS horror stories.
And NATCA's latest tale of chaos due to FAA staffing problems.

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ANN Special Feature: Dr. Bruce Holmes, DayJet - 05.17.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Dr. Bruce Homes, a retired NASA strategist who just became an executive at DayJet.

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Investigators Say Kenyan Pilot Took Off Despite Weather Warnings

"Too Soon" To Speculate What Contributed To Accident

Ignatius Sama Juma, head of Cameroon's Civil Aviation Authority, said the pilot of Kenya Airways Flight 507 took off despite warnings from the Douala control tower that the weather could turn dangerous.

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Gone West: Storied Idaho Aviator Jim Larkin

Pioneer In Early Aviation, Firefighting Efforts

One of Idaho's legendary aviators has died. Jim Larkin passed away on May 9 in Boise, after battling cancer. He was 85.

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TX TFR: 05.19.07 - 05.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1655  Issue Date: May 16, 2007 at 1825 UTC  Location: Crawford, Texas  Beginning Date and Time: May 19, 2007 at 0110 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 21, 2007 at 1940 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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AOPA Says 'Fight Has Just Begun' On User Fees

Battle Lost, But More Skirmishes Looming

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reports there was no doubt about the general aviation community's hatred of user fees in the minds of any member of the Senate Commerce Committee when it came time to vote Wednesday on an amendment that would have stripped the $25-per-flight air traffic control user fee from the Senate's FAA funding bill.

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Coalition-Supported PBOR Legislation Flies Through Senate

Commerce Committee Includes Bill Of Rights In FAA Funding

The Senate vote Wednesday afternoon on its version of the FAA Reauthorization bill included some good news for the Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights and US PIRG. Both groups commended the US Senate Commerce Committee for including a bi-partisan airline passengers’ bill of rights in the bill approved Wednesday.

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FAA Predicts Looming Capacity Problems At MDW

O'Hare Expansion Plans "Vital" To Nat'l Aerospace System

A new report released Tuesday by the Federal Aviation Administration placed Chicago's Midway Airport on a 'watch list' of US airports that are gradually losing the ability to add more flights.

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DOT Judge Nixes LAX Fee Increase

Final Decision Expected June 15

US Administrative Law Judge Richard C. Goodwin found Tuesday increased terminal fees Los Angeles World Airports imposed on low-cost and international carriers at LAX earlier this year are "unreasonable and discriminatory."

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Trial Begins Over A300 Brought Down By Baghdad Insurgents

$200K Investment Had Potential of Turning $10 Million

Chrison Aerospace, based in Middlebury, VT is knee-deep in a lawsuit filed by its former business partner, Colorado firm Pacific Aeromotive Corp., that seeks to expel Chrison from their business relationship of refurbishing an Airbus A300 shot down by insurgents in Baghdad more than three years ago.

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Boeing, ANA Deny Delays On Dreamliners

Airline CEO Expects First Plane In May 2008

Boeing has assured Mineo Yamamoto, president and chief executive of Japan's All Nippon Airways, that the long-awaited Dreamliner is on track to arrive on time.

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Oklahoma ANG Arrives In Azerbaijan

Undergoing Relief Mission Training

Oklahoma Air National Guard members arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan May 14 to participate in Operation Cherokee Angel, a medical humanitarian mission aimed at improving the health and welfare of the local population while training and working alongside Azeri medical personnel.

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Hubble Telescope Locates Ring Of 'Dark Matter'

Among Strongest Evidence Yet Substance Exists

The most common substance in the universe is called dark matter. It doesn’t shine or reflect light; in fact, humans can’t even see it. It is an invisible substance composed of atoms that are far different from those that make up the universe’s normal matter, such as stars and galaxies.

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NASA Awards Development Contract For Ares I Roll Control Engines

First Stage Motors Will Keep Rocket Stable After Launch

The pieces of the complex development puzzle for NASA's next-generation space travel system are coming together. This week, NASA selected Aerojet-General Corp. of Redmond, WA to provide developmental engines for the Ares I crew launch vehicle first stage roll control system.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.17.07)

Aero-Linx!

NORAD is a bi-national United States and Canadian organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America, including the monitoring of man-made objects in space, and the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.17.07): Goddard Space Flight Center

Aero-Terms!

Located in a Maryland suburb outside of Washington, DC, the GSFC is home to the nation's largest organization of combined scientists and engineers dedicated to learning and sharing their knowledge of the Earth, solar system, and Universe.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.17.07)

"As disappointing as this one vote is, I still consider it a win for the long term. In Washington, it's not always about the result but about how you play the game, and in this case pilots disrupted the airlines' attempt to smoothly have user fees pass."

Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, reassuring members following the narrow defeat before the Senate Commerce Committee of an amendment that would have stripped a $25-per-flight charge for turbine aircraft from the FAA Reauthorization Bill.

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VA TFR: 05.18.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1643 Issue Date: May 16, 2007 at 1754 UTC Location: Richmond, Virginia Beginning Date and Time: May 18, 2007 at 2000 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 18, 2007 at 2325 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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