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August 24, 2007

ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4519 Issue Date: August 24, 2007 at 0249 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 30 SE McCall, Idaho 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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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4515 Issue Date: August 24, 2007 at 0239 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 19 NE McCall, Idaho Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4513 Issue Date: August 24, 2007 at 0119 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, Greybull, Wyoming near SHERIDAN VORTAC (SHR) 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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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4505  Issue Date: August 23, 2007 at 2219 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center , 12 W of Ketchum, Idaho near TWIN FALLS VORTAC (TWF)  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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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4571 Issue Date: August 24, 2007 at 1800 UTC Type: Hazards

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NASA Names New Deputy Director At Glenn Research Center

Ray Lugo Began NASA Career In 1975

Ramon "Ray" Lugo III has been named the deputy director at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. Lugo succeeds Richard S. Christiansen who retired in May.

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American Pilots To Testify On Brazil Mid-Air Accident From US

Attorney Has Appeal Ready, Should Judge Disagree With Plan

Two American pilots involved in a mid-air collision over Brazil in September 2006 that claimed the lives of 154 people will testify in the case in response to a subpoena issued by a Brazilian judge, but will do so from US soil.

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FAA's Blakey Urges Immediate Action on LAX North Runways

"Los Angeles Needs To Get Going. Fix The North Airfield Now."

Drastic changes need to be made to the northern runways at Los Angeles International Airport -- and they need to be made now. So said Federal Aviation Administration head Marion Blakey to LA city leaders this week.

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'Damn The Torpedos And Full Speed Ahead'

County Commissioners At Odds With FAA Over Shortening SUA Runway

In what seems like a step backwards in this day and age of airport expansion... commissioners in Martin County, FL have voted to shorten the main runway at Witham Field in Stuart.

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Russian Gov't Airline Orders Four B737-700s

Charter Operator Operates Domestic, Int'l Flights

Boeing and Atlant-Soyuz announced this week at the 2007 Moscow Air Show that the Moscow-based carrier is the customer for four 737-700s. The order, worth $249 million at 2007 list prices, was listed as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries Web site in 2006 and was accounted for in 2006 order totals.

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ALPA Pilot Groups Meet To Develop Common Strategy

Regional Operators Band Together During Negotiations

The leaders of five Air Line Pilots Association pilot groups met in Cincinnati last week to develop a common strategy in dealing with current and upcoming contract negotiations with their respective managements.

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NASA's Stennis Space Center Begins New Chapter In Space Exploration

Testing To Begin Soon On Ares J-2X Engines

NASA's Stennis Space Center broke ground Thursday for a new rocket engine test stand that will provide altitude testing for the J-2X engine. The engine will power the upper stages of NASA's Ares I and Ares V rockets.

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Investigators Discover Pierced Fuel Tank On China Airlines 737

"We Believe That Caused Fuel To Leak Out"

The multi-national team of investigators searching for answers to Monday's China Airlines 737 explosion found not only a hole in the right fuel tank, but the bolt that pierced it Thursday.

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Sukhoi SU-31 Down In Virginia

Rescuers Meet Pilot Walking Down Mountain

Virginia State Police report a 1999 Sukhoi SU-31 went down Thursday afternoon in a wooded area in northern Fauquier County.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 08.24.07

Kitfox Flyers To Gather At Labor Day Weekend Fly-In

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.24.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.24.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Kitfox Factory Fly-In: 08.24.07 (ANN Special Feature, with John McBean of Kitfox Aircraft.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.24.07

Panama City's new airport gets final approval.
Three big names in defense compete to build NextGen for the FAA.
And all Utah Air National Guard helicopters are grounded for inspections.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.24.07

Panama City's new airport gets final approval.
Three big names in defense compete to build NextGen for the FAA.
And all Utah Air National Guard helicopters are grounded for inspections.

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ANN Special Feature: John McBean, Kitfox Aircraft LLC - 08.24.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with John McBean of Kitfox Aircraft about the first-ever Kitfox Factory Fly-in, Labor Day weekend at Homedale Municipal Airport near Boise, Idaho.

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Could Air Travel Inconvenience Drive Passengers Back To The Rails?

Some Say Train Travel More Convenient, Less Expensive... And Less Stressful

In these days of crowded jets languishing for hours on hot tarmacs and irritated passengers growing more irritated at ever increasing flight delays, there are some that have had enough and are returning to the roots of long-distance travel.

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MO TFR: 08.30.07 - 09.03.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4350 Issue Date: August 23, 2007 at 1250 UTC Location: Spirit of St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, Missouri near ST LOUIS VORTAC (STL) Beginning Date and Time: August 30, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 03, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The St. Louis County Fair and Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Spirit of St. Louis (SUS) Air Traffic Control Tower, 314-890-7290

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CA TFR: 08.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4361 Issue Date: August 23, 2007 at 1341 UTC Type: Special

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Raytheon, XM Radio Join Forces To Bid On ADS-B Contract

Contract Estimated To Be Worth $20B Over Next Two Decades

If they pull this off... does that mean we'll be able to pick up Oprah in the cockpit? Raytheon has tapped XM Satellite Holdings, Inc. to join its bid for a federal contract that could change the way people fly, by overhauling the nation's antiquated air traffic control system.

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British Airways, Korean Air Fined $300 Million In Collusion Case

That's A Price Neither Will Be Able To Fix

Britain's largest airline and South Korea's national carrier each received fines of $300 million Thursday, after admitting they conspired to fix pricing on international flights.

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Sonex Flies Two New Prototypes

Sport Trainer, Sport Acro Take Flight

Sonex Aircraft, LLC flew two new factory prototype aircraft in the month of August. Sonex Sport Trainer S/N 0007 made its maiden flight on August 3 with Sonex CEO Jeremy Monnett at the controls.

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Tornado Warning Wreaks Havoc For Chicago Flight Operations

Planes Flying Again, But Delays Rampant

All aircraft in the Chicago region were grounded Thursday afternoon, the first time that's happened since the terrorist attacks of 9/11... but this time around, it was Mother Nature striking fear into pilots and ground-dwellers alike.

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First Students Progress Through Controversial Training Program

Critics Warn Safety Could Be Comprised In Rush To Fill Pilot Shortage

A new pilot training program that relies very heavily on simulator training is being hailed as an answer to the ever-growing pilot shortage faced by the international industry. The program was developed in 2000 by the UN agency in charge of civil air traffic, the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal.

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New Investors Showing Interest In Troubled Alitalia

Lawyer Representing Group Refuses To Reveal Identities

There seems to be some renewed interest in Italy's struggling airline, Alitalia.

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UAL Ponders Spinning Off Maintenance Operation

Carrier Could Raise Millions, Reduce Union's Power

Before it declared bankruptcy in 2002, United Airlines had one of the largest and best-equipped maintenance departments around. It was housed in an $800 million, state-of-the-art maintenance center in Indianapolis, and employed more than 15,000 mechanics.

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Klyde Morris (08.24.07)

Klyde Provides Insight On Marion Blakey's Possible Career Motivations...

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Frasca To Supply Nine FTDs For Pilot Training In Iraq

Includes C172, Caravan, Huey And Bell 206 Sims

Frasca International tells ANN it was recently awarded a contract to supply nine Flight Training Devices (FTDs) to the US Army, for use in training the Iraqi Air Force.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.24.07)

Aero-Linx!

The members of the 178th ASHC operated and maintained the Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook medium lift helicopter in the Republic of Vietnam from 1966 until 1972.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.24.07): Ice Light

Aero-Terms!

A light mounted on the fuselage in such a way that it shines on the leading edge of the wing.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.24.07)

"The Antitrust Division is actively continuing its investigation into the air transportation industry."

Source: Scott D. Hammond, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement of the DOT's Antitrust Division. On Thursday, British Airways and Korean Air were each fined $300 million, after admitting they conspired to fix pricing on international flights.

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