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August 19, 2007

Four Lost In SAR Helo Training Accident Near Yuma, AZ

Sole Survivor Listed In Stable Condition

Three Marines and one Navy sailor were lost Thursday, and a fifth injured, when their HH-1N Huey helicopter impacted terrain during a training flight near Yuma, AZ.

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Stormy Weather -- Hurricane Dean Shortens Endeavour Mission

NASA Plans For Earlier Return

Concerns over Hurricane Dean's projected path have led NASA to make plans for an early end to Space Shuttle Endeavor's space station assembly flight.

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Impending Volcanic Eruption Could Disrupt International Flight Paths

Seismic Activity High; Tremor A Minute Recorded

International flight paths over Alaska could soon be disrupted if satellite images, increasing seismic activity and lava are any indication.

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Turkish Airliner Hijacking Ends Peacefully

Two Suspects, Possible Accomplice In Custody

The hijacking of a Turkish MD-83 airliner, which began when two hijackers attempted to take over an Atlasjet flight headed to Istanbul, ended without bloodshed Saturday morning.

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North Carolina To Retire Its CL-215 'Super Scooper'

Lone Firebomber Deemed Too Expensive To Operate

The North Carolina Division of Forest Resources plans to retire its CL-215 firefighting aircraft on account of operational expenses.

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NWA Invites Flight Attendants Union To Meeting

Carrier Says It Wants To Improve Work Environment

Northwest Airlines CEO Doug Steenland sent a letter this week to the 7,000-strong Association of Flight Attendants union, inviting them to meet to discuss ways to improve the attendants' working environment.

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Boeing: We'll Bring The Jobs, You Bring The Tax Breaks

Proposed Expansion Would Mean A 10 Percent Staffing Increase

As part of its proposed $80 to $100 million expansion of its Gresham, OR manufacturing plant, Boeing is asking for tax breaks over the next five years.

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Hungry Helo Pilot Lands On Highway Median

Airport Just Down The Road

Hey, a guy's gotta eat. A helicopter pilot on his way to Traverse City, MI decided to make a lunch stop in the city of Midland on Tuesday. Instead of choosing to land at the airport a quarter mile away from the restaurant, though... the pilot set down on a grassy area near a busy highway.

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Victims Identified In E-2C Accident

Search For Survivors Called Off Friday

The three naval aviators onboard an E-2C Hawkeye reconnaissance plane that crashed Wednesday off the North Carolina coast have been identified, after the US Navy and Coast Guard called off their search for survivors on Friday. 

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AirTran Pilots Voting On New Contract

Union Wanted Earlier Deal, Says Membership Should Vote No

In what has been termed the "last and final offer" for a contract, AirTran pilots have before them an offer their union says they should refuse.

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MCAS Miramar Logistics Squadron Earns Maintenance Award

MALS-16 Recognized For Keeping Helos Flying

Aero-News learned recently Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, or MALS-16 -- based at California's Marine Corps Air Station Miramar -- recently received the 2006 Secretary of Defense Field-Level Maintenance Award.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.19.07)

Aero-Linx!

A must-see for all Beech fans. The collection has been accumulated via donation or loan of aircraft and artifacts.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.19.07): Radome

Aero-Terms!

A strong, electrically transparent housing used to enclose a radar antenna and protect it from the wind and weather. Often, the radome forms the nose of the aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.19.07)

"That airplane has more than paid for itself."

Source: David Lane, head of forest protection for the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources. The division plans to retire its CL-215 firefighting aircraft on account of operational expenses.

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3744 Issue Date: August 18, 2007 at 0242 UTC Type: Hazards

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3703 Issue Date: August 17, 2007 at 2120 UTC Type: Hazards

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3768 Issue Date: August 18, 2007 at 1538 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3716 Issue Date: August 17, 2007 at 2159 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA TFR: 08.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3760 Issue Date: August 18, 2007 at 1250 UTC Type: Security

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AK TFR: 08.20.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3690 Issue Date: August 17, 2007 at 1937 UTC Location: Anchorage, Alaska near ANCHORAGE VOR/DME (ANC) Beginning Date and Time: August 20, 2007 at 1855 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 20, 2007 at 1930 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations by the USAF Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Anchorage (A11) TRACON, 907-271-2711

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3780 Issue Date: August 18, 2007 at 1742 UTC Type: Hazards

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3693 Issue Date: August 17, 2007 at 2003 UTC Type: Hazards

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WY TFR: 08.20.07 - 09.03.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3679 Issue Date: August 17, 2007 at 1808 UTC Location: Jackson, Wyoming Beginning Date and Time: August 20, 2007 at 1810 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 03, 2007 at 1700 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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