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September 15, 2007

AOPA's Boyer Likens FAA Funding Battle To 'Food Fight'

Adds User Fees Would Be "Death Knell For All Of Aviation"

Phil Boyer, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, recently said the common goal of modernizing the nation's air traffic control system has been sidetracked by the unnecessary "food fight" over FAA funding.

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NASA Says Discovery Astronauts To Test Tile Patch Repair

Endeavour Incident Moves Up On-Orbit Demonstration

A planned test of on-orbit repair procedures for cracks and other breakages in the thermal tile heat shield onboard the space shuttle has been moved up over a year, after last month's flight of the shuttle Endeavour almost had to put those theories to the test for real.

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CAPBOR Brings 'Strand-In' To The Steps Of Congress

Will Hold Multi-Media Experience On National Mall

As ANN first reported during our September 6 ANN Special Feature Aero-Cast, passengers from across the country who have been victims of strand-in situations at the hands of commercial airlines will stage a simulated strand-in situation on the National Mall on Wednesday, September 19 to bring attention to passengers' rights legislation.

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NASA Allows Google Founders To Use Moffett Field To Park Their Jets

Neighbors Concerned Other Private Planes Will Move In

Call it the ultimate parking space. The co-founders of Google, Inc. recently found a new place to park their jets... and it sounds like a great deal for both the guys from Google, and NASA.

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Marine Corps Helo Busts Hawaiian TFR

Did Not Affect Thunderbirds Practice

It is somewhat reassuring to hear general aviation pilots aren't the only ones who occasionally run afoul of TFRs.

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Woman Threatens Flight To St. Petersburg With Bomb Claim

Mother Says Her Daughter Has History Of Mental Problems

Well, we haven't had one of these in awhile... and we certainly haven't missed it.

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Frasca Launches TruVision Global

Allows Realistic Graphics Of Real-World Terrain

It's another step forward for one of the most realistic flight simulator systems out there. Frasca tells ANN its TruVision visual system is now even more impressive with the introduction of TruVision Global.

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Pratt & Whitney Qualifies Upgraded Patuxent River Test Facility

Engine Cell Modified To Handle Full Thrust Of F135

Pratt & Whitney tells ANN it recently qualified the F135 engine test cell at Patuxent River (Pax River) Naval Air Station in Maryland. Modifications of the existing engine test cell were required to handle the 40,000 pounds of thrust produced by the F135.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.15.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Flight Simulation Group is an organization of students associated with the Aerospace Engineering Department of the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.15.07): Azimuth

Aero-Terms!

An angle in the horizontal plane, usually measured with respect to body coordinates.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.15.07)

It was an opportunity for us to defray some of the fixed costs . . . to maintain the airfield as well as to have flights of opportunity for our science missions. It seemed like a win-win situation."

Source: Steven Zornetzer, with NASA's Ames Research Facility at Moffett Field, CA. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recently signed a $1.3 million deal with the space agency, to use NASA's Moffett Field test facility runway for their private 767-200 corporate jet, as well as two Gulfstream Vs.

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CA TFR: 09.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7146 Issue Date: September 15, 2007 at 0124 UTC Type: Security

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CA TFR: 09.18.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7144 Issue Date: September 15, 2007 at 0110 UTC Type: Security

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OH TFR: 09.28.07 - 09.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7088 Issue Date: September 14, 2007 at 1728 UTC Location: Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, Ohio near APPLETON VORTAC (APE) Beginning Date and Time: September 28, 2007 at 1300 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 30, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Columbus (CMH) Approach Control, 614-338-4092

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TN TFR: 09.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7017  Issue Date: September 14, 2007 at 1214 UTC  Location: Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, Tennessee near HINCH MOUNTAIN VORTAC (HCH)  Beginning Date and Time: September 21, 2007 at 2245 UTC  Ending Date and Time: September 22, 2007 at 2100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Parachute jumps by the U.S. Army Black Daggers Team  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Memphis (ZME) Center, 901-368-8108 

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