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July 05, 2007

NTSB Updates Investigation Into Lake Michigan Citation Accident

ATC, Radar Records Indicate Steep Climb, Descent Prior To Impact

The National Transportation Safety Board issued an update Thursday on its investigation of the crash involving a Cessna Citation II 550 business jet that occurred last month.

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AH-64 Apache Crew Rescues Downed OH-58 Kiowa Pilots

Minor Injuries Suffered, Wreckage Destroyed By US Forces

The crew of an OH-58 Kiowa attack helicopter was rescued after being shot down by insurgent ground fire south of Baghdad Monday.

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OH TFR: 07.09.07 - 07.13.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7287 Issue Date: July 05, 2007 at 1600 UTC Type: Hazards

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7282 Issue Date: July 05, 2007 at 1548 UTC Type: Hazards

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MD TFR: 07.06.07 - 07.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7276 Issue Date: July 05, 2007 at 1533 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: July 06, 2007 at 1315 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 08, 2007 at 1700 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/6974: due to change in times.

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7071 Issue Date: July 04, 2007 at 2012 UTC Location: 41 NM South of PUC, Utah near CARBON VOR/DME (PUC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Provide safe environment for firefighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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NV Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7072 Issue Date: July 04, 2007 at 2012 UTC Location: 10 SE Caliente, Nevada near WILSON CREEK VORTAC (ILC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Provide a safe environment for aircraft safety during low level wild land fire operations that include helicopters, smokejumpers, small and large fixed wing Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7070 Issue Date: July 04, 2007 at 2009 UTC Location: Los Olivos, California near GAVIOTA VORTAC (GVO) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Provide a safe environment for firefighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7069 Issue Date: July 04, 2007 at 1951 UTC Location: Grants Pass, Oregon near ROGUE VALLEY VORTAC (OED) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Provide a safe environment for firefighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7065  Issue Date: July 04, 2007 at 1917 UTC  Location: Sterling Hollow, Utah near PROVO VOR/DME (PVU)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: Povide safe environment for firefighting  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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PR TFR: 07.09.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7307 Issue Date: July 05, 2007 at 1644 UTC Type: Hazards

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.05.07

Are User Fees, Privatization The Way To Go For NextGen?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.05.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.05.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Are User Fees, Privatization The Way To Go For NextGen?: 07.05.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Robert Poole, Director of Transportation Studies for The Reason Foundation.)

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EADS CASA Completes Ground Testing On ARBS Boom

Will Be Used On Australian KC-30 Tankers

EADS CASA tells ANN it has successfully completed the refueling Ground Test with the ARBS (Air Refueling Boom System) installed on the A310 platform.

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F-16s Intercept Surfers Onboard Skyhawk

Plane Looses Communications, Turned Back Towards US Border

There were some tense moments onboard a Cessna 172 Wednesday... and not just because the plane was experiencing engine and communications problems. US Air Force F-16s were scrambled to intercept the plane, when it turned around in Mexican airspace and began heading towards the US border.

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Cause Of SC King Air Accident Will Remain A Mystery

Pilot Told ATC Left Engine "Kept Power Up And Wouldn't Come Back"

A recently-issued National Transportation Safety Board probable cause report fails to shed any additional light on what may have caused a pilot to lose control of his aircraft in a North Myrtle Beach, SC accident that claimed the lives of a five-member family and their babysitter in 2006.

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NTSB: Turbine Blade Fatigue Failure Behind 2006 Tour Helo Accident

Findings Led FAA To Reduce Blade Life Limit To 3,000 Hours

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined a fatigue failure of a turbine blade brought down a tour helicopter in Hawaii last year.

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Weather Woes Push Dawn Launch To July 8

And Even Then, It Ain't Lookin' Good

More weather woes for NASA, this time affecting its delay-plagued Dawn spacecraft. A lightning advisory near Kennedy Space Center Thursday morning forced the space agency to scrub its plans to begin fueling the second-stage of the probe's United Launch Alliance Delta II booster rocket.

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NAFI Names June 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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VH-71 Presidential Helo Test Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight

First Test Aircraft Built Specifically For Program

Aero-News has learned the VH-71 helicopter made its maiden flight at AgustaWestland's facility in Yeovil, UK on July 3, marking a significant milestone in the development of the United States' next Presidential aircraft.

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Crossbow Issues Service Bulletin For GPS Systems

NAV425EX-100 Units Affected

Aero-News learned Wednesday that Crossbow Technologies has released a Service Bulletin affecting NAV425EX-100 systems, part numbers 8360-0171-01 and 8350-0171-01.

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NASA Recycling Old Spacecraft For New Missions

Deep Impact, Stardust To Be Re-Enlisted For Duty

When it comes to recycling, NASA engineers are quickly becoming experts on the matter. The space agency said Tuesday it plans to reuse two older spacecraft on new missions to study comets and planets around other stars.

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Atlantis Finally Back Home, Lands At KSC

Endeavour -- And Teacher-Turned-Astronaut -- Almost Ready To Go

NASA's prolonged game of musical orbiters came to an end Tuesday, as the space shuttle Atlantis -- carried on top of a modified 747 transport -- touched down at Cape Canaveral Tuesday, bringing the STS-117 mission to its official end.

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Logan-Bound Airliner "Painted" By Laser

Fifth Incident At BOS Since 2005; Over 900 Across Country

Sadly, we have yet another laser-pointed-at-a-plane story to tell you about. The latest example happened Saturday night, as Northwest Airlines Flight 170 was on approach to land at Boston's Logan International Airport.

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USAF Airmen Receive Screen Time In 'Transformers' Movie

Over 300 Participated In Shooting Of Film

More than 300 Airmen and numerous aircraft will be seen around the world in the latest DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures film, "Transformers," which was released to theaters July 4.

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Pilot OK After Emergency Landing On Myrtle Beach

Second Incident In Area This Year

South Carolina's Myrtle Beach is a popular place this year... for sun worshippers, and for pilots looking for a place to set down in an emergency.

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Nigerian Airline Almost Ready To Start Flights To America

But Is The US Ready For Virgin Nigeria?

There may soon be yet another airline flying to the United States... at least, Dr. Yemi Osindero hopes so. Osindero is the CEO of Virgin Nigeria Airlines, and he recently expressed confidence his airline would soon past an FAA audit to begin operations to the states.

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DFW International Airport Unveils Winner Of Essay Contest

Winner Describes Being Greeted By Airport Volunteers

Aero-News learned this week DFW International Airport's "Best Trip from the Best Airport" passenger essay contest has ended, with the top prize going to Tommi Milliman, a soldier in the Texas Army National Guard.

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Boeing Delivers 737-800 To Transavia

Fourth Plane For Dutch/French Joint Airline

This week, Boeing delivered a second Next-Generation 737-800 to leasing company Babcock & Brown, for lease to transavia.com, the new Orly, France-based low-fare carrier owned jointly by Dutch airline Transavia and Air France. The delivery brings the number of 737-800s in transavia.com's fleet to four.

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NASA Selects Alcoa For Ares 1 Materials Bid

Will Supply Aluminum-Lithium Plates For Booster

Aluminum parts supplier Alcoa announced Wednesday its North American Rolled Products business has won a one year contract from NASA, to develop the manufacturing capability and supply of high performance aluminum-lithium plate and ingot to be used for the Ares 1 crew launch vehicle (CLV) upper stage, the rocket that will carry the space agency's next-generation Orion manned space vehicle.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.05.07)

Aero-Linx!

The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.05.07): Vortex Dissipater

Aero-Terms!

A high velocity stream of compressor bleed air blown from a nozzle into an area where vortices are likely to form.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.05.07)

"I'm not sure how many people have seen that, but I am honored. It was just one of the many exciting things we were privileged to see."

Source: Ian Bryce, producer of "Transformers," describing witnessing an F-22 Raptor in an unrestricted climb to 15,000 feet. More than 300 USAF Airmen and numerous aircraft can be seen around the world in "Transformers," which was released to theaters July 4.

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