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August 31, 2007

ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5619 Issue Date: August 31, 2007 at 1801 UTC Type: Hazards

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Washington DC TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5665 Issue Date: August 31, 2007 at 2058 UTC Type: Security

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Washington DC TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5666 Issue Date: August 31, 2007 at 2102 UTC Type: Security

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Two Accidents Occur On Same Day At Same CA Airport

Heat Possible Factor In Accidents That Claimed Two, Injured Four

It's quite possible Thursday, August 30 will become known as Black Thursday to people in Cameron Park, CA. Two separate accidents occurred the same day, within about six hours of each other at Cameron Airpark (O61).

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Verbal Dispute, Fear Pushes AA Flight Past SAN Curfew

Pax Objected To Iraqi Males Speaking Arabic Prior To Boarding

An American Airlines flight was forced to miss San Diego's Lindbergh Field's 11:30 curfew Tuesday night because of a passenger conflict.

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GA-ASI's Predator A UAS Series Hits 300,000 Flight Hours

Aircraft Also Flies 25,000th Mission

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced this week its flagship Predator A Unmanned Aircraft System series recently surpassed the 300,000 flight hour milestone, with over 80 percent of that time spent in combat.

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Gone West: Bill Piper, Jr.

Son Of Piper Aircraft Founder Was 95

It is with sadness Aero-News recently learned of the passing of Bill Piper Jr... son of Piper Aircraft founder William Thomas Piper, Sr. and an accomplished aviator in his own right. Piper Jr. died the morning of August 24, after a brief illness. He was 95.

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Japan's First KC-767 Is Back In The Air

But Still Not Fully Certified, Or Delivered To Customer

The first of four Boeing KC-767 Tankers destined for duty with Japan Air Self-Defense Force's (JASDF) has resumed its flight test schedule, after spending a month on the ground due to needed modifications.

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EAA Looks At Sport Pilot, Three Years Later

Where Is The Rule At Now, And Where Is It Heading?

The Experimental Aircraft Association noted Friday the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft community took perhaps its biggest strides forward over the past 12 months, as it marked the third anniversary of the introduction of the new aircraft and pilot categories.

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Southwest 737 Goes To The Birds

Returns To ELP Following Strike Above 10K Feet

Everyone onboard the plane is OK... but more than a few birds gave their all when a Southwest Airlines 737 struck a high-flying flock shortly after takeoff Saturday from El Paso International Airport.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 08.31.07

XCOR Aerospace's Jeff Greason

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.31.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.31.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- XCOR Aerospace Lifts Off In Magazine Rankings: 08.31.07 (ANN Special Feature, with XCOR's Jeff Greason.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.31.07

The FAA picks a lead contractor for ADS-B.
American's CEO says growth at JFK is "just getting started."
And AOPA rebuts airline claims that airspace and private jets are the issues.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.31.07

The FAA picks a lead contractor for ADS-B.
American's CEO says growth at JFK is "just getting started."
And AOPA rebuts airline claims that airspace and private jets are the issues.

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ANN Special Feature: Jeff Greason, XCOR Aerospace - 08.31.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Jeff Greason who, along with some friends who were looking for work in the aerospace industry, started a kitchen table business called XCOR Aerospace in 1999. In June of

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FAA, DOT Award Tunica Airport $6.1M

UTA Plans Runway And Taxiway Extensions

US Senators Trent Lott and Thad Cochran announced Monday federal funding totaling more than $6.1 million is approved for use at Tunica Municipal Airport (UTA) in Mississippi.

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Pol Says Horace Williams Airport's Existence Threatened

University Wants To Build Satellite Campus Where IGX Sits

The fate of Horace Williams Airport in Chapel Hill, NC rests squarely on the leaders of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill... and it looks like they don't want it, says state House Speaker Joe Hackney.

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Huh? American Airlines CEO Wants Reduced Schedules, But More Flights Out Of JFK

Arpey Says Cuts Coming At DFW & ORD, But Hopes To See Rise At Busy NYC Airport

On the same day American Airlines unveiled a snazzy new terminal at New York's JFK International Airport, geared towards bringing even more flyers -- and, subsequently, more airplanes -- into the already-packed airport, American CEO Gerard Arpey also announced plans for the airline to reduce its flight schedule at two of its busiest hubs, in an effort to curb delays.

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MS TFR: 09.07.07 - 09.09.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5300 Issue Date: August 30, 2007 at 1225 UTC Location: Greenville, Mississippi near GREENVILLE VOR/DME (GLH) Beginning Date and Time: September 07, 2007 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 09, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Demonstrations by the U.S. Army Black Daggers parachute team and high performance aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Greenville (GLH) Air Traffic Control Tower, 662-335-0638

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HI TFR: 09.04.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5444  Issue Date: August 30, 2007 at 1752 UTC  Location: Honolulu, Hawaii  Beginning Date and Time: September 04, 2007 at 0035 UTC  Ending Date and Time: September 04, 2007 at 0305 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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ND TFR: 09.05.07 - 09.09.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5459 Issue Date: August 30, 2007 at 1811 UTC Location: Minot AFB, Minot, North Dakota near MINOT VORTAC (MOT) Beginning Date and Time: September 05, 2007 at 1845 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 09, 2007 at 1730 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Northern Neighbors Day/Minot AFB Open House Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minot (MIB) Flight service station, 701-723-2866

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VA TFR: 09.06.07 - 09.09.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5264 Issue Date: August 30, 2007 at 1209 UTC Location: NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia near NORFOLK VORTAC (ORF) Beginning Date and Time: September 06, 2007 at 1300 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 09, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, other high performance aircraft, and parachute teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Oceana NAS (NTU) Base Operations, 757-433-2162

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WY TFR: 09.01.07 - 09.03.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5532 Issue Date: August 30, 2007 at 2213 UTC Location: Jackson, Wyoming Beginning Date and Time: September 01, 2007 at 0055 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 03, 2007 at 1700 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/5340: Due to a change in times

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-18-04 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-18-04 SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AOPA Responds To FAA's Choice To Run ADS-B

Says Many Questions Remain For GA

Calling the FAA's decision-making process 'rushed,' the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association took note of what the agency's awarding Thursday of a contract to build and operate the ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) ground infrastructure to private company ITT Corporation means to general aviation... both in the near future, and years down the line.

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Lockheed Martin Wants To Cut Testing To Save Money On JSF

Reserve Fund Nearly Depleted Following Software Redesign

In what could be viewed as a 'money vs. safety' compromise, Lockheed Martin is seeking Defense Department approval to reduce the number of personnel, test aircraft and flight tests for its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, because it is over budget.

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Valkaria Airport Master Plan Wins Approval

Debate Raged For 19 Months; Neighbors Concerned With Night Ops

It took months, and then it took hours... but all that counted in the end was the final vote.

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C-130 Carrying US Lawmakers Fired On Over Iraq

Flight Crew Evades Rockets, Plane Lands Safely

Some tense moments for the flight crew of a C-130 turboprop transporting four US lawmakers from Baghdad to Amman, Jordan on Thursday, after their plane was fired on by insurgent forces.

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Engineer Union Wants Qantas Jets Serviced Offshore Grounded

Claims Aircraft Serviced In Singapore Failing Internal Audits

Citing safety fears, an Australian aircraft engineer's union is trying to get two Qantas Airlines 747s grounded because they were serviced overseas.

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BAA Prepares To Cut Jobs, Possibly Assets In Cost Cutting Measures

Cuts Restricted To Mainly Support Staff Positions; Security Unaffected

The UK Times reports airport operator BAA, in an effort to slash costs, is planning to eliminate as many as 2,000 jobs... and may go as far as selling off one or possibly more of its sites.

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Klyde Morris (08.31.07)

Klyde Calls Out The ATA's Absurd 'Not Enough Sky' Claims...

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Iraqi Air Force Conducts First Mission Without US Help

Weekend Operation Surveyed Downed Power Lines, Kept Eye Out For Insurgents

Aero-News has learned the Iraqi air force flew its first mission without the assistance of American forces over the weekend. Iraqi pilots flew a mission to survey and monitor the power lines in Iraq in a mission called "Operation Power Line" August 25, said Brig. Gen. Sati, commander of the Iraqi air force's Taji Wing.

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Delta COO Whitehurst Announces Resignation

Whitehurst Passed Over For CEO, President Promotion

Delta Air Lines announced Wednesday the resignation of Chief Operating Officer Jim Whitehurst, after he was passed over for chief executive and president.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.31.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Museum's mission is to preserve and portray the rich aviation and space history of Colorado Springs and Peterson Air Force Base. It is located within an 8.3 acre Colorado State Historic District.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.31.07): Whiffletree

Aero-Terms!

A pivoted beam used in an aircraft control system to allow more than one force to act on a common point. For example, two pulling forces may be applied to the ends of a whiffletree, and the device being pulled is connected to the point between the pulling forces. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.31.07)

"To put it in pilot terms, the FAA has launched on its flight toward NextGen without checking the weather or programming the flight plan in the GPS. We believe in the promise of the technology and the benefits it could bring to GA pilots, but at this point there is a degree of risk that those benefits may not accrue."

Source: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Phil Boyer. On Thursday, the FAA awarded a $1.8 billion contract to ITT Corporation, as the prime contractor for a vital part of its proposed Next Generation Air Transportation System -- Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). Boyer says the FAA rushed the ADS-B contract, without much consultation with the industry; in fact, the notice of proposed rulemaking (NP

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5483 Issue Date: August 30, 2007 at 1913 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5493 Issue Date: August 30, 2007 at 1915 UTC Type: Hazards

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