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September 08, 2007

DHS IG Report Shows Significant Weaknesses In Current Air Cargo Security

Lawmaker Concerned About 'Trust-But-Don't-Verify' Security Loopholes

Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, responded Thursday to the release of a July report prepared by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General, Richard L. Skinner.

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Aircraft Wreckage Discovered In Washington

Arrest Warrant Was Issued For Missing Pilot

The wreckage of a downed aircraft was discovered Wednesday in the Nile, WA area... and the body recovered is believed to be that of a pilot reported missing since May.

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Student, Instructor Injured In CA Sport Hornet Accident

Aircraft Recently Earned S-LSA Certification

Student pilot Robert Gaither, and instructor Doug Goodwin, are recovering from injuries they sustained when their Sport Hornet light aircraft went down Tuesday near Santa Paula Airport in Santa Paula, CA.

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Report: SoCal Regional Airport Authority Can't Get Off Ground

Lack of Interest, Participation Threatens Board Survival -- Again

In order to make good on some political promises, Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa resurrected an aviation-oriented panel that dissolved in 2003 from lack of interest from its members. History seems destined to repeat itself.

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Fossett Searchers Stumble Upon Other Accident Sites

But Still No Sign Of Missing Aviator

Crews searching for famed aviator Steve Fossett, who went missing over the Nevada desert Monday, have turned up six previously unidentified accident sites... but still no sign of the man they're searching for.

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Replica Of Curtiss Flying Boat 'America' To Get Some Air Time

Volunteers Hope Event Will Honor "Man Who Inspired Seaplane Development"

Some Glenn Curtiss Museum volunteers have been hard at work lately in the museum's Restoration Shop in Hammondsport, NY, recreating the Curtiss flying boat "America" that became the prototype for the first anti-submarine patrol plane in Britain's Royal Navy air service.

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US Says Iraqi Air Force Has Soared To New Heights In Recent Months

Coalition General Celebrates Accomplishments Of Rebuilt Force

Iraq's air force has added unprecedented personnel and aircraft in recent months and undertaken crucial missions, the commander of the Coalition Air Force Transition Team said this week in Baghdad.

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FAA Investigating Yet Another Laser Shined Into Another Cockpit

Incident Reported Near O'Hare

Here we go again. Authorities are attempting to locate the person who shined a laser into the cockpit of Northwest Airlines Flight 352 while it was trying to land at O'Hare International Airport Wednesday night.

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ACROHELIPRO Recognized By FAA For ADS-B Contributions

Awarded "Partner In Safety" Honors

ACROHELIPRO Global Services Inc. recently received recognition from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a "Partner in Safety," resulting from the company’s substantial contribution to the Automatic Dependant Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) program trial, which the FAA recently integrated into the US Automatic Dependant Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) program.

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China Now Among Largest Foreign Parts Suppliers For Boeing

Planemaker Says Country Has Stake "In All Current Boeing Models"

With $2.5 billion in active contracts for aircraft products, China is now officially Boeing's largest foreign parts supplier.

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Honolulu Community College Selects Galvin As Training Provider

Students Will Fly Diamond Planes

Honolulu Community College recently selected Galvin Flying Services, Inc. of Seattle, WA as its flight training provider. The college is part of the University of Hawaii system, and conducts its flight training operations at Kalaeloa airport (KJRF) at the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station on the island of Oahu, HI.  

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Billionaire Denies Buying A380 For Private Jet

But How Else Does One Transport 500 Of Your Closest Friends?

A spokesperson for billionaire Roman Abramovich has squashed rumors his boss purchased what would have to be the ultimate in private transportation: an Airbus A380 VIP.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.08.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network is a non profit veteran's organization dedicated to the fulfillment of the following purposes: To provide a forum for recreational communications amongst a fraternity of aircrew members who served in Vietnam during the period 1961-75.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.08.07): X-Axis

Aero-Terms!

The longitudinal, or roll axis of an aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.08.07)

"The current level of oversight does not provide assurance that air carriers are meeting congressionally-mandated goals of tripling the amount of cargo screened for passenger aircraft... Consequently, the process increases opportunities for the carriage of explosives, incendiaries, and other dangerous devices on passenger aircraft."

Source: From "Transportation Security Administration's Oversight of Passenger Aircraft Cargo Security Faces Significant Challenges", released in July by the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, responded to the report this week, saying the report amounts to "a scathing indictment" of the inadequacy

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6288  Issue Date: September 07, 2007 at 1800 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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IN TFR: 09.14.07 - 09.16.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6302  Issue Date: September 07, 2007 at 1946 UTC  Location: Terre Haute International-Hulman FIeld Airport, Terre Haute, Indiana near TERRE HAUTE VORTAC (TTH)  Beginning Date and Time: September 14, 2007 at 1700 UTC  Ending Date and Time: September 16, 2007 at 2200 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: The Terre Haute Air Fair  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Terre Haute (HUF) Air Traffic Control Tower, 812-877-7554 

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