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June 05, 2007

CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3327  Issue Date: June 05, 2007 at 2334 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3177  Issue Date: June 05, 2007 at 0205 UTC  Location: Los Angeles, Kernville, California near TULE VOR/DME (TTE)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  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: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205 

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VA TFR: 06.06.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3265 Issue Date: June 05, 2007 at 1716 UTC Type: Hazards

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Drug Task Force Helicopter Down In NW Georgia

Three Onboard Taken To Local Hospitals

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 06.05.07 1555 EDT: Aero-News has learned a helicopter flying for the Georgia Governor's Drug Task Force crashed Tuesday afternoon near the town of Rockmart in the northwest part of the state. The helo, type unknown, was reportedly participating in a drug reconnaissance mission at the time of the accident.

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Reports: Fourth Suspect In JFK Plot Surrenders In Trinidad

Abdel Nur Faces Extradiction To US With Two Others

Police in Trinidad reported Tuesday Abdel Nur, the fourth suspect wanted in connection with the alleged plot to detonate explosives along a fuel pipeline feeding New York's JFK International Airport, has surrendered to authorities.

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Two Coyote Hunters Lost In UT Husky Downing

Wildlife Services Suspend Aerial Operations

Two men were killed when their Aviat A-1 Husky went down on Parker Mountain, near Loa, UT during a routine coyote hunt Friday.

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Ex-Police Officer Helps Subdue Two Men Onboard NWA Flight

Suspects Began Screaming, Rolling In Aisle

What, exactly, happened onboard a recent Northwest Airlines flight from Minneapolis to Boston? That's the question federal investigators are now contemplating, while a former police officer is being called a hero for his role in subduing two passengers.

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FAA Postpones Move Of Palm Springs TRACON

Opponents Question Safety Of Consolidated SoCal Facility

Terminal airspace controllers working from a temporary facility at Palm Springs International Airport in southern California will remain at that post for awhile longer, the FAA said this week.

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NTSB Finds Filmmaker Tied Himself To Seat, Drowned In 2004 Accident

Seatbelt Was Available, Usable

The National Transportation Safety Board released its probable cause report this week in the August 2004 crash of a Cessna 206 that went down while filming an independent film, "Cross Bones."

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Spain's Vueling Becomes First Carrier To Operate A320s With New Cabin

More Room For Passengers, Bags

Is it possible to eck out more room for passengers inside narrowbodies? Airbus says yes... and Barcelona, Spain-based low-cost carrier Vueling recently became the first airline to operate Airbus A320s with a new and improved cabin.

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Sikorsky Looks To Expand In Huntsville

Dedicates New Tech Center

On Monday, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation dedicated a new technical integration center in Huntsville, AL. The new 30,000-square-foot facility will house Sikorsky employees dedicated to support US Army Black Hawk helicopters and other military aviation programs.

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DPMO Creates Online Database Of Missing WWII Servicemembers

Intended To Aid Researchers, Family Members

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced this week an electronic database listing the names of servicemembers still unaccounted for from World War II is now available for family members and researchers. The service tells ANN this new listing will aid researchers and analysts in WWII remains recovery operations.

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Boeing Receives Type-Certification For Its Dreamlifter

Four-Plane Fleet Will Be Used To Ferry 787 Assemblies To WA

Boeing announced Monday its Dreamlifter, the specially modified 747-400 used to transport the major assemblies for the 787 Dreamliner, was granted type certification on Saturday, June 2, from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Pilots Located After Aviat Husky Reported Missing

Both Found Alive, Injured Next Morning

An Aviat Husky A-1B participating in a weekend mountain safety flying clinic in the Elkhorn Mountains in Montana was reported missing Sunday afternoon after disappearing from radar.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 06.05.07

A Day With The Trojan Phlyers

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.05.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.05.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A Day With The Trojan Phlyers: 06.05.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Trojan Phlyers demo pilot Chip Lamb.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.05.07

A New York Congressman attacks general aviation, again.
NASA's shuttle program may face a strike.
And here's one fee Marion Blakey doesn't like.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.05.07

A New York Congressman attacks general aviation, again.
NASA's shuttle program may face a strike.
And here's one fee Marion Blakey doesn't like.

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ANN Special Feature: Chip Lamb, Trojan Phlyers - 06.05.07

ANN's Rob Finfrock gets an introduction to aerobatics from Chip Lamb of the Trojan Phlyers in a T-28, a plane with a rich history.

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Bell Considers Location Options For VH-71 Assembly

Navy Wanted To Move Build To Britain

Having secured the Marine One contract, Bell Helicopter now has to find a place to build it. Two years ago, Bell announced assembly of the VH-71 frame would take place in Amarillo, TX.

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CA TFR: 06.07.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3135 Issue Date: June 04, 2007 at 1919 UTC Type: Special

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OK TFR: 06.07.07 - 06.10.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3075  Issue Date: June 04, 2007 at 1320 UTC  Location: Tinker AFB, Oklahoma near WILL ROGERS VORTAC (IRW)  Beginning Date and Time: June 07, 2007 at 1700 UTC  Ending Date and Time: June 10, 2007 at 2200 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: The Tinker AFB Star Spangled Salute Air Show  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Tinker AFB (TIK) Air Traffic Control Tower, 405-734-5232 

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To Protest Fees, Boeing Pulls EASA Certification Request For 787-3

Says Dispute Lies Between FAA And Europe

Recently increased fees imposed by European Aviation Safety Agency regulators to certify Boeing's upcoming short-haul variant of its 787 Dreamliner are too high, says the planemaker, and as a result Boeing has withdrawn its application request for EASA certification of the plane.

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United Airlines FA's Scoff At Airline's Passenger Rights Plan

Says "Flights Of Note" Plan Isn't Noteworthy

United Airlines flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, tell ANN they are appalled at a new customer service policy announced by United Airlines management last week.

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Airspace Restrictions Will Be In Effect For Atlantis Launch

Watch For TFRs Next Week

For the STS-117 launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, NASA managers are urging all aircraft pilots and boaters to fully comply with the airspace, bridges and waterway restrictions imposed around Kennedy Space Center prior to and during shuttle launches and landings.

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Insurance Company Sues Pilot, Helo Company

Suit Calls Routine Inspection "Cursory And Inadequate"

The insurance company for Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the pilot and owners of a medical helicopter over a failed takeoff in July 2005.

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Congressman Wants Flights From English Airport Halted

Security Agents Caught Reading, Sleeping On The Job

A United States Congressman says Britain's Birmingham Airport has such lax security, he wants all flights to the US from that airport halted.

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Strike Vote Could Spell Trouble For Shuttle Launches

United Space Alliance Says Atlantis Launch Would Be Unaffected

Add one more reason NASA hopes it is able to send Atlantis skyward by the end of this week. On Saturday, the union representing about 570 space shuttle program workers at Kennedy Space Center voted to strike as early as June 10.

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NTSB Looks To Baggage Handlers For Cause Of Northwest DC-9 Incident

Says Tear "Consistent" With Damage Caused By Foreign Object

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are looking closely at the possibility baggage handlers at Syracuse Hancock International Airport accidentally caused a 12-inch gash in the side of a DC-9 earlier this month, that later forced the plane to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, NY.

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NAFI Names May 2007 Master Instructors

The Best Of The Best

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation education association.

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Apache Helicopter Targeting System Stolen

Unit Recovered, Lockheed Martin "Thoroughly" Investigating

A couple of thieves made off with an Apache helicopter targeting system after breaking in to Lockheed Martin in Orlando by cutting a hole in a door Wednesday.

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Eurocopter Donates Helo To MS Community College

Company Looking For "Positive Results" From Investment

The East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew got a present Tuesday: a Eurocopter BK117 for its aerospace training program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.05.07)

Aero-Linx!

Everything you could possibly want to know about ejection seats can be found here. Stories from those who have "punched out", as well as technical info and pix.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.05.07): Low Tow

Aero-Terms!

When a glider is being towed aloft by a powered aircraft, the position of the glider slightly below the tow plane's wake is known as "Low Tow".

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.05.07)

"Flights of note? Who are they trying to kid? Trust us when we say flight attendants won't be whistling while they work on hot, minimally staffed, dirty airplanes full of understandably disgruntled passengers." Source: Greg Davidowitch, president of AFA-CWA at United Airlines. Flight attendants at the airline tell ANN they are appalled at a new customer service policy announced by United Airlines management last week. The flight attendants say that it does nothing to fix the poor planning, poor scheduling and poor staffing decisions that cause increased cancellations.

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CA TFR: 06.05.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3165 Issue Date: June 04, 2007 at 2137 UTC Type: Security

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3142 Issue Date: June 04, 2007 at 1932 UTC Type: Hazards

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