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June 26, 2007

Search Continues Off Oregon Coast For Pilot Of Downed F-15

Plane Goes Down During Training Mission

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 06.26.07 2130 EDT: Search and rescue efforts are underway to locate the pilot of an Oregon National Guard F-15 that went down off the Oregon coast Tuesday afternoon.

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Northwest Airlines Flight Cancellations Mount As Labor Woes Continue

ALPA Cites Morale, Stress Problems; Urges Pilots To "Fly the Contract"

Northwest Airlines is currently the nation's number five airline... but if its recent surge in flight cancellations doesn't even out soon, that position could be in jeopardy.

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T-Minus Two Days To Unveiling Of 'the-jet'

Cirrus To Take Wraps Off Turbofan Offering At M5... And ANN Will Be There

When it comes to secret flying projects, the folks at Area 51 have nothing on two brothers from Minnesota... but the time is fast approaching when Alan and Dale Klapmeier will take the wraps off a full-size mockup of "the-jet," at the fifth annual Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association "migration" to Duluth.

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Mid-Continent Instruments Offers 4300 Series AI On Robinson Helos

Also Available For Aftermarket Installation

The folks at Mid-Continent Instruments tell ANN the Wichita, KS-based avionics manufacturer recently partnered with Robinson Helicopters, to offer the 4300 Series Attitude Indicator on R22 and R44 helicopters.

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CO Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5891 Issue Date: June 26, 2007 at 0007 UTC Location: Denver Center, SW of Granby, CO, Near Pole Creek, Colorado near KREMMLING VOR/DME (RLG) 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: Denver (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248

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NM Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5890  Issue Date: June 25, 2007 at 2348 UTC  Location: Albuquerque Center, 6 Miles SE of Taos, New Mexico near TAOS VORTAC (TAS)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Automated Flight Service Station, 505-856-4580 

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5995 Issue Date: June 26, 2007 at 1532 UTC Location: Salt Lake Center, 25 NW Big Piney, Wyoming near BIG PINEY VOR/DME (BPI) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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SD Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5899 Issue Date: June 26, 2007 at 0437 UTC Location: Denver Center, Custer State Park, South Dakota near RAPID CITY VORTAC (RAP) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for aircraft fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6013 Issue Date: June 26, 2007 at 1704 UTC Location: Salt Lake Center, 13 West of Utica, Montana near LEWISTOWN VORTAC (LWT) 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 (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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The 'Sport Hornet' Nears S-LSA Certification

Company Plans To Switch To RTF Production Later This Year

What does it really take to meet the ASTM consensus standards for a light-sport aircraft? Robert Gaither, President of Higher Class Aviation, provides some insights.

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UK Airports Instituting Passport Scans

Processing Time Has Doubled, Leading To Fears For Summer Travel

Concern is being voiced by airlines and the flying public alike in the UK over the newly-created Border and Immigration Agency's new passport scanning system that has already caused "chaos" at Stansted Airport since its installation.

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EAA Announces Theater In The Woods Lineup For AirVenture 2007

Includes Apollo 13's Jim Lovell, Pilots Bob Hoover And Tex Hill, USAF Band

The Experimental Aircraft Association tells ANN it will host an impressive lineup of evening programs at Theater in the Woods, during next month's EAA AirVenture 2007 celebrations. Some of aviation's leading personalities and newsmakers will participate at the event July 23-29.

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Upgraded: AOPA's Karen Gebhart

Named Executive VP Of Communications

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) tells ANN that Karen Gebhart was recently named executive vice president of communications for the pilot advocacy group. In her new position, Gebhart is responsible for communicating AOPA's message to members, the media, and the non-flying public.

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EasyJet Exercises Options For More A319s

Carrier Has Received A New Jet Every 13 Days, On Average, Since 2003

EasyJet announced Monday it has reached agreement with Airbus to exercise existing options over 35 Airbus A319s for delivery during 2011 and 2012, to sustain the British low-cost carrier's long-term growth and help meet its goal of operating one of the youngest fleets of any major airline in Europe with 135 of the cleanest, quietest aircraft available in their class, said the company.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 06.26.07

Ron Swanda Reflects On His Time At GAMA

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.26.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.26.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Looking Back On 25 Years At GAMA: 06.26.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Ron Swanda, who will soon step down as Senior VP of Operations for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.26.07

Sino Swearingen may have reached the end of the line.
Columbia Aircraft is back at full steam.
And a Russian AN 24 is down with 22 aboard in Cambodia.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.26.07

Sino Swearingen may have reached the end of the line.
Columbia Aircraft is back at full steam.
And a Russian AN 24 is down with 22 aboard in Cambodia.

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ANN Special Feature: Ron Swanda, Sr. VP/Ops, GAMA - 06.26.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Ron Swanda, who's stepping down Friday from his job as Senior VP / Operations for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Ron's been with GAMA since 1982, and co

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Maine Revenue Service Jumps On 'Use Tax' Bandwagon Against Aircraft Owners

Better Keep That Bangor Trip Down To Less Than 20 Days... Or Stay Away Altogether

Is Maine following Florida down the path to becoming an unfriendly haven for pilots? Months after ANN broke the news about the Sunshine State's plans to slap a "use tax" on owners of new aircraft unfortunate enough to then be seen on airport ramps in the state, it appears tax collectors in the Pine Tree state are following suit.

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AIAA Endorses Federal Aviation R&D Act Of 2007

Bill Provides Annual Gains In Research To $515M

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has endorsed HR 2698, the Federal Aviation R&D Act of 2007. After approval by the House Science and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics June 14, the full committee approved the measure, sponsored by Rep. Mark Udall (D-CO), Friday June 22 by voice vote.

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An-24 Charter Reported Down In Cambodia

22 Feared Dead In Remote, Mountainous Jungle

Conservation crews working on a nearby mountain reported seeing a plane crash in a thick forest Monday in Cambodia.

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Piper Narrows Short List For Light Jet Plant Location

Sorry, Tallahassee... And Columbia...

Piper Aircraft announced Friday it has narrowed the short list of potential locations to locate its light jet manufacturing center.

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San Diego Mayor Says Building Near MYF Must Be Shorter

Contractor Has Until August 25 To Comply

The fur continues to fly in San Diego, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association tells ANN. Mayor Jerry Sanders has ordered a contractor to remove the top 20 feet of an infamous office tower project near Montgomery Field, because the 180-foot building has been deemed a hazard to air navigation.

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Helo Door Falls Into Crowd At Ireland Air Show

Three Reported Injured, Two Taken To Hospital

A door fell off a British helicopter during an air show in Ireland Sunday into a crowd of spectators, injuring three people.

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LAPD Receives Early Funding To Upgrade Helo Fleet's Avionics

Sagem To Provide Integrated Cockpits For AS350s

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Air Support Division (ASD) announced recently preliminary funding has been submitted to upgrade its entire fleet of 14 AS350 B2 helicopters with Sagem Integrated Cockpit Display Systems (ICDS).

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Shootout Closes Runway At Rio de Janeiro Airport

Troubles Continue To Plague Brazil's Air Travel Industry

A runway was temporarily closed and three people ended up dead Monday when a shootout erupted between police and suspected criminals at Rio de Janeiro's Tom Jobim International Airport.

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Two Lost In New York RV-4 Accident

Witnesses Saw Plane "Tumbling"

A homebuilt Vans RV-4 went down Sunday in the Orange County town of Wallkill, NY. According to Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Holly Baker, the accident occurred Sunday evening and killed two people.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.26.07)

Aero-Linx!

Articles, DZ directory, forums, pix and more all at your fingertips at Dropzone.com.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.26.07): Fusible Plug

Aero-Terms!

A safety plug used in an aircraft wheel with a tubeless tire. The plug has a hole drilled through it, and the hole is filled with a low-melting point alloy.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.26.07)

"If you own a plane and a summer home here, or have relatives here and you want to come and visit for month, you're not going do that. The state must want these people not to come here. And they won't, because they're afraid they're going to get nailed on a use tax on their airplane."

Source: Bill Perry, owner of several aviation-related businesses at Maine's Augusta State Airport. A 2005 revision to Maine's tax policy became effective January 1, that levies taxes on new aircraft owners if their planes spend more than 20 days a year on the ground there.

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