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August 17, 2007

WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3531  Issue Date: August 16, 2007 at 2329 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3554  Issue Date: August 17, 2007 at 0308 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3620 Issue Date: August 17, 2007 at 1523 UTC Type: Hazards

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Teen Rescued After Father Fails To Return From Short Flight

Boy's Father, Second Adult Took Off On Scouting Trip

What was supposed to be a short jaunt to scout for sheep turned a hunting trip into a nightmare and left a teenager stranded in the woods of northeast Alaska this week.

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Pilot Identified In Seawind 300C Accident

Witness Heard Engine 'Sputter,' Saw Plane Spiral Down

The pilot of a Seawind 300C test aircraft, one of those used in Seawind's certification program, who died Thursday in an accident near Winnipeg's St. Andrews Airport has been identified.

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Search Continues for Missing Aussie Pilot

Weather Possible Factor In Fletcher Disappearance

The air-sea rescue operation for a missing Queensland, Australia, pilot who took off in bad weather Thursday has increased in intensity.

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This May Be It... Midwest Signs Buyout Agreement With TPG

AirTran CEO Concedes Defeat, For Second Time This Week

This appears to be the end... finally... to AirTran's seemingly neverending attempt to purchase rival Midwest Airlines. The board at Midwest Air Group agreed late Thursday night to a buyout deal from TPG Capital/Northwest Airlines Corp., which upped its offer to $17 per share to fend off a last-ditch effort by AirTran.

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Rockland County Selects Law Firm To Investigate FAA Lawsuit

Vanderhoef Considering Legal Action Against Airspace Redesign Plan

Rockland County, NY Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced Wednesday the law firm of Holland & Knight of New York and Washington, DC, has been chosen to investigate possible legal action against the Federal Aviation Administration in overturning the environmental review process for its New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia Metropolitan Airspace Redesign Project.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 08.17.07

Passenger Bill Of Rights Update, With Kate Hanni

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.17.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.17.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Passenger Bill Of Rights Update -- 08.17.07 (ANN Special Feature, with with Kate Hanni, founder and president of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights.)

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Northrop Grumman Awarded EA-6B Installation Contract

Will Upgrade Three Add'l Prowlers For Navy

Northrop Grumman Corporation was recently awarded a contract from the US Navy to upgrade three additional fleet EA-6B Prowler aircraft with the latest electronic attack system.

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NASA Invites Students To Imagine Aviation's Future

We May Just Get Flying Cars Yet!

NASA announced Thursday its aeronautics competition for high school and college students during the 2007-2008 academic year. Students are asked to imagine and write an essay or design a next generation aircraft that could join the commercial fleet in 2058.

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New York Enacts Its Own Passengers Bill Of Rights Law

Critics Say Measure Interferes With Federal Regulations

The State of New York, which has a recent history of attempts to wrest jurisdiction from the federal government in areas affecting, is trumpeting one-upsmanship in creating a state airline passenger bill of rights.

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Ontario Resurrecting Police Aerial Patrol

Officials Deny Controversial Photo Radar System Is Returning

After being grounded by lack of funds in 1981, the Ontario, Canada, government is giving the Ontario Provincial Police $2 million for a plane for an aerial highway traffic patrol program.

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Swiss Firm First To Sign Letter of Intent For 787-VIP Completion

Client Prefers Identity Remain Confidential

Jet Aviation Basel in Switzerland recently signed a letter of intent with a confidential client from the Gulf region for the VIP completion of a Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner. The green aircraft will be delivered to the Basel facility in 2011 with an expected completion downtime of 15 to 18 months.

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Dassault Falcon Continues To Expand Service Operations

Wilmington Facility Latest To Get Expansion Nod

This week, Jack Young, President of Dassault Aircraft Services and Governor Ruth Ann Minner of Delaware announced a multi-year expansion plan at Dassault Falcon's Wilmington facility. The plan includes use of an existing 22,000 square foot hangar for completions and the addition of over 100 employees.

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CA TFR: 08.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3510 Issue Date: August 16, 2007 at 2037 UTC Type: Special

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MI TFR: 09.03.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3463 Issue Date: August 16, 2007 at 1738 UTC Type: Special

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MN TFR: 08.21.07 - 08.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3520 Issue Date: August 16, 2007 at 2123 UTC Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: August 21, 2007 at 2055 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 22, 2007 at 0025 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.17.07

Seawind loses a 300C development aircraft, and its test pilot.
The FAA will send inspection teams to look at confusing airports.
And after a 30-year wait, LAX gets ten new gates.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.17.07

Seawind loses a 300C development aircraft, and its test pilot.
The FAA will send inspection teams to look at confusing airports.
And after a 30-year wait, LAX gets ten new gates.

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ANN Special Feature: Kate Hanni, CAPBOR - 08.17.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni, founder and president of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights, about the progress of her efforts in Congress and the latest news of passeng

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NASA Determines No Tile Repair Necessary Ahead Of Endeavour Return

Micrometeroid Strikes Window, Damage Minor

NASA's Mission Management Team has determined a gouge on the underside of the space shuttle Endeavour will not need to be repaired before the orbiter returns to Earth next week.

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AOPA: Proof Mounts That Airlines Create Their Own Problems

NBC Report Latest To Say RJs To Blame For Many Delays

It's the increasing number of airliners competing for runway space -- particularly regional jets -- that are a major cause of airline delays, according to several recent reports cited by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

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NATCA Calls On FAA To Retract Published Statement

"Realistically, There Is No Such Thing As A Dangerous Staffing Level"

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association called upon the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday to retract the following statement attributed to FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor in a California newspaper: "Realistically, there is no such thing as a dangerous staffing level."

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LAX Gets The OK For 10 Additional Gates

First New Gates Built Since Early 1980s

For the first time nearly 30 years, Los Angeles International Airport will be gaining some new gates - 10 to be exact.

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Klyde Morris (08.17.07)

Klyde Finds The Same Rules Don't Necessarily Apply Everywhere...

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Two Lost In NM Zlin Savage Accident

Aircraft Disappeared About An Hour After Takeoff

A pilot and his passenger perished when a 2005 Savage, made by Zlin Aviation in the Czech Republic, went down Wednesday in northeastern New Mexico.

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Bell's OH-58 Kiowa Hits 300,000 Combat Hours

Fleet Has Accumulated Over 1.4 Million Flight Hours

Bell Helicopter tells ANN the US Army fleet of OH-58 Kiowa helicopters has accumulated in excess of 1.4 million flight hours and over 300,000 combat flight hours. Despite these high usage rates, the daily combat scenario and the harsh environmental conditions, the OH-58D continues to achieve readiness rates above 80 percent, according to Bell.

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Some Say Aviation More Damaging To Environment Than First Thought

Measuring Aviation's Effect On Climate "Complicated"

Some experts now say aviation is possibly a bit more dangerous to the environment than widely thought... not only due to carbon dioxide emissions, but also to the other gases emitted as well. The experts believe these gases warm the earth.

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Spaceway 3 Satellite Operational After Successful Launch

Signals Sent And Received As Designed

Boeing announced this week it successfully sent and received the first on-orbit commands from the Boeing-built Spaceway 3 satellite following a successful launch of the spacecraft. All data shows Spaceway 3 is healthy and operating normally.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.17.07)

Aero-Linx!

From the Pre-War glory days of air racing to the heavy iron that rips around Reno today, this virtual museum features currant and vintage photos of race planes throughout history. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.17.07): Settling With Power

Aero-Terms!

In rotorcraft operations, when the main rotor is operating in its own downwash. The flow of air through the center portion of the rotor disk is upward, and the flow through the outer portion is downward, as it should be.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.17.07)

"It's the runways. Neither the airlines nor the FAA have yet to explain how NextGen (modernized air traffic control system) is going to allow them to get more than one operation per minute on a runway... As long as the airlines operate a hub-and-spoke system, putting fewer passengers on more aircraft, all trying to arrive and depart at the same time, system delays are inevitable."

Source: Phil Boyer, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Several recent news reports have identified the increasing number of airliners competing for runway space -- particularly regional jets -- as a major cause of airline delays... contrary to the airlines' contention an increase in corporate and general aviation traffic is responsible.

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CA TFR: 08.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3370 Issue Date: August 16, 2007 at 1518 UTC Type: Special

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