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August 20, 2007

Solved! Garmin Provides Resolution to GRS 77 AHRS Issue

Garmin is resuming shipments of the GRS 77 AHRS (Attitude Heading Reference System) units used in G1000 installations as of today, Monday, August 20, 2007. All affected aircraft manufacturers will begin receiving GRS 77 units immediately so that they can resume aircraft deliveries. Production of the GRS 77 will increase incrementally as Garmin ramps up the production line.

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FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3898 Issue Date: August 20, 2007 at 1449 UTC Location: Miami Center, Kennedy Space Center Space Operations Area, Florida Beginning Date and Time: August 21, 2007 at 1258 UTC Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area Type: Space Operations Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1589

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Special Notice TFR: 08.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3937 Issue Date: August 20, 2007 at 1636 UTC Type: Special

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Special Notice TFR: 08.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3939 Issue Date: August 20, 2007 at 1643 UTC Type: Special

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NV Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3858  Issue Date: August 20, 2007 at 0106 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center, 10 W Carlin, Nevada near BULLION VOR/DME (BQU)  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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Special Notice TFR: 08.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3940 Issue Date: August 20, 2007 at 1644 UTC Type: Special

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Special Notice TFR: 08.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3943 Issue Date: August 20, 2007 at 1636 UTC Type: Special

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3994 Issue Date: August 20, 2007 at 1953 UTC Type: Hazards

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Special Notice TFR: 08.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3941 Issue Date: August 20, 2007 at 1636 UTC Type: Special

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Special Notice TFR: 08.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3942 Issue Date: August 20, 2007 at 1648 UTC Type: Special

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Preliminary Report Says Seatbelt Failure Caused Snowbird Accident

Pilot Was Inverted When Lap belt Released

A preliminary report on the cause of a Canadian Snowbird accident in Montana that claimed the life of its pilot said a seatbelt failure is to blame.

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Protestors Clash With UK Police At Heathrow

Scuffles Posed No Disruption To Flights, Passengers

Protestors taking part in the Camp for Climate Change on the outskirts of London's Heathrow International Airport clashed with British police Sunday during what has been a largely peaceful demonstration.

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Unintentional Security Breach Delays Int'l Flights At YUL

Passenger Left Security Area Before Knife Identified

A security agent, apparently a bit slow on the draw Saturday, missed a knife in a bag at a security checkpoint... and the resultant scramble to locate it backed up international flights for more than three hours.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.20.07

Stabilized Approaches, With CFI Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.20.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.20.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Stabilized Approaches -- 8.20.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Bob Miller, host of "Over The Airwaves.")

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Truck Fire Closes CT Airport

Cause Of Fire Not Immediately Identified

A truck that caught fire in the Connecticut state police department's hangar closed down the Hartford-Brainard Airport (HFD) for about an hour Sunday.

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China Airlines 737 Catches Fire When Landing At Okinawa Airport

Right Engine Caught Fire During Taxi

A China Airlines 737-800 carrying 157 passengers caught fire after landing at Naha airport in Okinawa, Japan early Monday. While taxiing to the gate, the 737's right engine caught fire and flames quickly spread.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.20.07

Hurricane Dean brings Endeavour home a day early.
A volcano could make airliners flying over Alaska late.
And an airframe parachute records another save.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.20.07

Hurricane Dean brings Endeavour home a day early.
A volcano could make airliners flying over Alaska late.
And an airframe parachute records another save.

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller - 08.20.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the importance of a stabilized approach, and when flaps should...and should not...be used.

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Dubai Bid For Auckland Airport Threatened

Investors Bought Shares To Block Acquisition

As ANN reported, discontent has grown since Dubai Aerospace Enterprise announced its intentions to acquire over 50% of Auckland International Airport in New Zealand.  Investors favoring New Zealand ownership recently bought enough shares to block the proposed acquisition.

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St. Tropez Residents Attempt To Ban Helicopters

Residents Irritated By Constant Noise

Helicopters are becoming as plentiful as birds in the French Riviera. The sound of rotor blades slicing through the air has angered many residents of St. Tropez, a seaside town famous for its wealthy natives. Now, locals are attempting to force a complete ban on what they deem is a loud, obnoxious aircraft.

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VMFA-134 Retires Colors After 64 Years

Unit Will Remain On Cadre Status

"Like the Greek gods of Homer, they (Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 134) have earned the right to sleep the sleep of heroes, and even in their sacred slumber will remain ever vigilant to return to the call to arms," said Brig. Gen. Mark Bircher, the commanding general of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, during the squadron's cadre August 11 ceremony on the flight line at MCAS Miramar.

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Boeing Says CubeSat Experiment Successful

Nano-Satellite Still Fully Operational

Boeing tells ANN the company has completed the first phase of its nano-satellite research and experimentation, with the successful conclusion of the CubeSat TestBed 1 (CSTB1) mission. The spacecraft, launched April 17 from the Baikonur Cosmosdrome in Kazakhstan, accomplished 100 percent of its primary mission objectives.

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New Edition Of Aviation History Book Hits The Shelves

Updated Version Chronicles History Of Flight

Aviation History, a book by author Anne Millbrooke, has been very well received since its release in 2003... and a new version sporting several revised pages is now available.

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MO TFR: 08.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3681 Issue Date: August 17, 2007 at 1828 UTC Location: Kansas City, Missouri Beginning Date and Time: August 22, 2007 at 0100 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 22, 2007 at 1845 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FAA Approves Land-Use Plan For Relocation Of Conway Airport

Decision Comes Seven Weeks After Fatal Accident

On Saturday, the FAA approved a land-use plan for the relocation of the Conway, AR airport, seven weeks following a fatal plane crash in a nearby residential area.

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TSA Recognizes Six Illinois Airports For Vigilance

Receive Security Awareness Partnership Awards

Six general aviation airports in Illinois were recently given Security Awareness Partnership awards for their vigilance in reporting suspicious activity to the TSA's 24/7 operations center, and local TSA offices.

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Philippine Air Force Grounds MG-520 Helicopters

Fleet Taken Offline Following Accident

The Philippine Air Force decided to ground its fleet of US-manufactured MG-520 Defender helicopter gunships Sunday, after one went down a day earlier while engaged in a clash with Muslim insurgents.

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Klyde Morris (08.20.07)

ATA Attempts To Bend Time And Space... Be Afraid

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American Airlines Sues Google Over Trademark Issue

Accuses Google of Selling AA Trademarks

American Airlines announced Friday it sued internet mega-search provider Google, on the grounds of selling search words involving the carrier's name. The lawsuit is the latest in a string of cases brought by businesses; all argue Google's advertising system is used unfairly by competitors to "steal" business.

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Last Chance! ANN Wants YOUR Feedback On AirVenture 2007!

What Was Best... And Worst... In Your Book?

Here we are, two weeks past AirVenture 2007... and the ANN staff has ALMOST recovered from our week at Wittman Field. As is our custom, we're taking a few days/weeks to consider things carefully, and have assembled a few articles and awards lists that quantify and qualify the very best and worst of the Oshkosh 2007 experience.

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WWII Airplane Debris Found In San Jose

Water Company Unearths SBD-5 Crash Site

A construction crew laying pipeline near the Pajaro River in north Monterey County, CA unearthed the remains of a World War II-era Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless in early July. The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency collected and secured the artifacts, which were discovered in the middle of farmland.

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Local Aero Club President Among Victims In FL Thorp Accident

Plane Down On Takeoff From Fly-In Community

A Thorp experimental airplane went down in Wellington, FL Sunday morning, claiming the lives of the president of the Wellington Aero Club and his wife.

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Embry-Riddle Maintains Top Spot In Magazine's 'Best College' Rankings

DAB Campus Rates First In Aerospace; Prescott 'Only' Third

Arguably the most widely-recognized aeronautical university, Embry-Riddle is once again ranked as a top school in the annual "America's Best Colleges" book published by US News & World Report.

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Woman Spends NASA Money On Herself

You Can't Find Rocket Engines At Wal-Mart...

And they say government jobs don't pay. Fifty-two-year-old Elizabeth Ann Osborne of Orlando, FL managed to rack up a total of $157,384.21 in fraudulent expenses using NASA money.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.20.07)

Aero-Linx!

The OFMC was formed in 1981 by Ray and Mark Hanna with the intention of preserving and maintaining rare vintage aircraft in airworthy condition.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.20.07): Glaze

Aero-Terms!

A hard, glass-like coating that forms on the brake disk surface. The friction caused by the glazed surface is not uniform, and when the brakes are applied, they grab and release rapidly, causing a chatter or squealing sound.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.20.07)

"It's a political world. I would have to believe that kind of upped the ante and elevated the stakes, and these guys knew they had to make a decision and move the airport."

Source: Tab Townsell, the mayor of Conway, AR. On Saturday, the FAA approved a land-use plan for the relocation of the city's airport, seven weeks following a fatal plane crash in a nearby residential area.

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MN TFR: 08.21.07 - 08.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3727 Issue Date: August 17, 2007 at 2302 UTC Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: August 21, 2007 at 2110 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 22, 2007 at 0100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/3520: due to changes in times

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