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August 08, 2007

Airlines Sued In 9/11 Attacks Want Testimony From FBI, CIA

Seeking Proof Their Actions Were Reasonable In Face Of Threat

Seven US airlines -- all facing lawsuits stemming from their alleged failure to take steps to prevent the September 11, 2001 hijackings -- filed complaints Tuesday with a US court, seeking testimony from FBI and CIA agents in an attempt to show the government... and not the airlines... should have done more to prevent the attacks.

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1712 Issue Date: August 08, 2007 at 0311 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center , 18 WSW Stanley, Idaho near BOISE VORTAC (BOI) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1710  Issue Date: August 08, 2007 at 0140 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center, 2 W of Darby, Montana near MISSOULA VOR/DME (MSO)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 08.08.07

Carter Aviation Technologies' Jay Carter, Jr... Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.08.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.08.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Carter Aviation Technologies -- 08.08.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Part Two of ANN's talk with Jay Carter, Jr.)

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Florida Cop Says FAA Isn't Working Fast Enough On UAVs

Accuses Agency Of Dragging Its Feet; FAA Says Caution Is Needed

A Florida police chief says local law enforcement officials need to do more to convince the FAA and others that unmanned aerial vehicles should be deployed on a much larger scale.

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1785 Issue Date: August 08, 2007 at 1551 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center , 25 N Burns, Oregon near WILDHORSE VOR/DME (ILR) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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RegionsAir Sues FAA, Senator Over Grounding

Says Deliberate Effort Was Made To Close Airline

RegionsAir -- grounded by the FAA in March, over what the agency called discrepancies in the airline's training procedures -- is striking back. This week, the airline sued several government agencies, and Senator Dick Durbin, asking to be reinstated.

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Marmoset Makes Monkey Out Of Security

Man Slips Animal By TSA

Sigh. Screeners in Lima, Peru have some explaining to do, after a man smuggled a tiny monkey onto a Spirit Airlines flight bound for the US Tuesday afternoon.

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ANN Special Feature: Part II - Jay Carter, Jr., Carter Aviation Technologies - 08.08.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Jay Carter, Jr., President and CEO of Carter Aviation Technologies.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.08.07

That liquids ban on airliners is there for a reason.
The Civil Air Patrol suspends its national commander.
And the Dreamliner's engine gets its certificate.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.08.07

That liquids ban on airliners is there for a reason.
The Civil Air Patrol suspends its national commander.
And the Dreamliner's engine gets its certificate.

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Endeavour Away!!!

Picture-Perfect Launch Into Clear FL Skies

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 08.08.07 1836 EDT: Endeavour has her wings again. For the first time in over four-and-a-half years, shuttle OV-105 has taken to the skies, heading towards the International Space Station.

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ME TFR: 08.09.07 - 08.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1685 Issue Date: August 07, 2007 at 1833 UTC Location: Kennebunkport, Maine Beginning Date and Time: August 09, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 12, 2007 at 1805 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NJ TFR: 08.13.07 - 08.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1644 Issue Date: August 07, 2007 at 1607 UTC Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey near ATLANTIC CITY VORTAC (ACY) Beginning Date and Time: August 13, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 15, 2007 at 2030 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Demonstrations by the U.S. Army Golden Knights, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and other high performance aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Atlantic City (ACY) Air Traffic Control Tower, 609-485-6193

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AOPA Says Over 3,000 Delta Customers Responded To User Fee Email Campaign

"Carriers' Own Hub-And-Spoke Route System Is The Rotten Apple In This Barrel"

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association put the call out... and the pilot advocacy group says more than 3,000 of Delta Air Lines' best customers have responded, telling the airline's bigwigs why they are wrong.

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Mitsubishi Betting Big On Regional Jet

Plane Will Compete Against Russian, Chinese Offerings

With Russia and even China preparing to start production of single-aisle jets -- a market now dominated by Brazil's Embraer and Canada's Bombardier on the regional side, with Boeing and Airbus taking care of the 150-200 seat segment -- one country has been conspicuously absent from the aviation scene -- Japan. But that may be about to change.

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Four Lost In Alaskan PA-46 Accident

Plane Impacts Vacant Home In Sitka

All four people onboard a Piper PA-46 Mirage Jetprop were killed Monday, after their plane impacted a vacant home in the coastal Alaskan town of Sitka.

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STS-118 First To Utilize Wireless Tile Inspection System

Teapot-Sized Scanners Size Up Damage In Seconds

A new space shuttle tile inspection method using NASA-built, wireless scanners is replacing manual inspection. The new process begins with the upcoming shuttle mission, STS-118. Endeavour is scheduled to launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, August 8 at 1836 EDT.

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Cathay Pacific Adds To 777 Fleet

Orders Five More -300ERs

Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways announced Tuesday the Hong Kong-based carrier has ordered five additional Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners, increasing the airline's commitment to a total of 23 of the twin-engine widebodies.

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WWII-Era Control Tower Faces Demolition

FL City Working To Clear Path For Bulldozers

Blame it on the hurricanes. A World War II-era air traffic control tower at North Perry Airport (HWO) near Hollywood, FL faces imminent demolition, unless someone comes up with the estimated $1.2 million needed to save it.

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Army Awards Westar Contract To Support Upgrade, Fielding Of Apache Attack Helos

AB3 Improvements Include UAV Control Capabilities

The US Army's Apache Attack Helicopter Project Manager's Office has awarded Westar Aerospace & Defense Group a five-year contract to continue supporting the upgrade and fielding of the Apache Block III (AB3) Attack Helicopter.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.08.07)

Aero-Linx!

How do you explain General Aviation to the non-aviator? Give them this link.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.08.07): Aborted Start

Aero-Terms!

Termination of the start procedures in a gas turbine engine when it becomes apparent that normal combustion has not taken place within the prescribed time limits. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.08.07)

"It's a link to the World War II days when Florida was important to the war effort. This building is a relic from that time period. Unless someone can come up with the state or county to designate it historic, it looks as though it's a goner."

Source: Pembroke Pines, FL historian Gerry Witoshynsky. The World War II-era air traffic control tower at North Perry Airport (HWO) near Hollywood, FL faces imminent demolition, unless someone comes up with the estimated $1.2 million needed to save it.

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MN TFR: 08.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1637 Issue Date: August 07, 2007 at 1547 UTC Location: Minneapolis Center , ELY , Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: August 08, 2007 at 1430 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 08, 2007 at 1545 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to blasting activity at Babbitt Iron Mines Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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WY TFR: 08.08.07 - 08.18.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1580  Issue Date: August 06, 2007 at 2353 UTC  Location: Jackson, Wyoming  Beginning Date and Time: August 08, 2007 at 2350 UTC  Ending Date and Time: August 18, 2007 at 1900 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/1478: CHANGE IN TIMES 

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