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October 15, 2007

Contractor Stops Work At Atlanta ARTCC Due To Mold Growth

NATCA Claims Spores Responsible For Health Problems

Findings of significant mold concentrations in the busy Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center in Hampton, GA have resulted in a work stoppage by a contractor hired to perform unrelated work on the facility's ventilation system.

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AD: Stemme

AD NUMBER: 2007-21-09 MANUFACTURER: Stemme SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-21-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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CA TFR: 10.16.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0143  Issue Date: October 15, 2007 at 1240 UTC  Location: Oakland Center, Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV)  Beginning Date and Time: October 16, 2007 at 1740 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 16, 2007 at 2045 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons  Type: Security  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080 

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CA TFR: 10.18.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0144 Issue Date: October 15, 2007 at 1241 UTC Location: Oakland Center, Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: October 18, 2007 at 1625 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 18, 2007 at 1930 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 10.15.07

More Safety Tips, From CFI Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.15.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.15.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Cracked Propellers, And Inflight Radar Limitations: 10.15.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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Report: DoD Eyes 'Flying Saucer' UAV

Flying Prototype Passes Early Test

Oh dear... don't let Linn Murphy hear about this. The US Department of Defense is reportedly considering an unmanned aerial vehicle that could cause a spike in reports of "flying saucers" the world over... because it IS a flying saucer.

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Aero-News BOLO: Search Underway For Missing Lancair

Pilot Flying From Nassau To PBI When Contact Lost

The search continues for a Lancair IV that disappeared Saturday while en route from Nassau International Airport in the Bahamas, to West Palm Beach, FL.

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5,000th Completed Vans Aircraft Damaged In Ground Collision With Car

Three Taken To Hospital; Reports Say Driver Was Backing Up Across Runway

A twisted plane, a bent Lincoln Continental and three people hospitalized. That is the aftermath of a Saturday ground collision involving a noteworthy RV-8 and a car on the runway of a Boerne, TX airpark.

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Airbus Delivers Its First A380 To Singapore Airlines

Happy Occasion Marred By Clouds On The Horizon

It's a set of keys nearly two years in the offing. On Monday, European planemaker Airbus formally delivered the first A380 superjumbo to Singapore Airlines.

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SkyWest Announces Plans To Buy 22 More RJs

Will Swap Out Older Turboprops, CRJ-200s

Regional carrier SkyWest and United Airlines announced Monday SkyWest plans to acquire 22 new regional jet aircraft, 18 of which will fly for United Express, as part of an aircraft transition plan... allowing United Express to retire 23 EMB-120 Brasilia 30-seat turboprops (shown at bottom) and make room for 66-seat regional jet aircraft.

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ATCA's 52nd Annual Conference To Focus On NextGen Upgrades

A Critical Conference During A Critical Time

The 52nd annual Air Traffic Control Association Conference and Exposition will be held October 28-31 in Washington, DC. Event organizers tell ANN ATCA plans to take an in-depth look at policy and strategy in ATC.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-21-04 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-21-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.15.07

Cessna will have competition for Columbia.
It's hard to avoid TFRs if the briefers lose the NOTAMs.
And Schumer and the DOT want airline delays solved.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.15.07

Cessna will have competition for Columbia.
It's hard to avoid TFRs if the briefers lose the NOTAMs.
And Schumer and the DOT want airline delays solved.

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller, Over The Airwaves - 10.15.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the dangers of cracks in our propellers, and about the limitations of in-cockpit satellite radar.

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Air-Engineers Claim Pilots Not Reporting Aircraft Defects Quick Enough

'Pilots Not Reporting Aircraft Defects When They Happen, But When It Is Convenient'

At the recently concluded Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) 35th Annual Congress in London, a consensus seems to have been reached (after "heavy debate") calling for 'a resolution to step up the campaign for better policing of aircraft maintenance carried out in the European Union.'

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Dowling Offers MBA in Aviation Management

Dowling College informs ANN that they now offer the nation's only MBA in Aviation Management with an option to take an additional four undergraduate aviation courses. This MBA enables students with a non-aviation undergraduate degree to sit for the FAA Air Traffic Control Exam.

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Cirrus Starts Talking (A Little) About Possible Columbia Bid

OK... its not a lot to go on, but we do have a long talk scheduled with Alan Klapmeier tomorrow in which we hope to get some more answers about a possible Cirrus Design bid for the assets of bankrupt Columbia Aircraft.

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Rolls-Royce Opens New Jet Engine Testing Facility in US

Rolls-Royce has formally opened a new outdoor jet engine testing facility at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. This new facility will be used to test development and prototype jet engines for performance, noise, validation of safety systems and other factors.

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Klyde Morris (10.15.07)

Klyde Teaches Us All Another Lesson

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Ultralight Pilots Lead A New Flock Of Cranes To Florida

Seventeen Endangered Whooping Cranes Take to the Sky on Ultralight-Guided Flight to Florida

Seventeen young whooping cranes began their ultralight-led migration, Saturday morning, from central Wisconsin's Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). This is the seventh group of birds to take part in a landmark project led by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP), an international coalition of public and private groups that is reintroducing this highly imperiled species in eastern North America, part of its historic range. There are now 52 whooping cranes in the wild in eastern North America thanks to WCEP's efforts.

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Passenger Says ATA Harassed Him For iPhone Use

FA Didn't Accept "Airplane" Mode

An ATA passenger says he was harassed by a flight attendant, and almost arrested by police, for using an iPhone to watch a movie while on a recent flight to Hawaii.

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Veteran Canadian Bush Pilot Lost In Seaplane Accident

Body Found In Remote Lake Near Thunder Bay

Well-known Canadian bush pilot Ron Gibson's body may have been found Friday afternoon, when police and military searcher located a submerged aircraft in a remote lake northeast of Thunder Bay.

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Hobbyist Gleefully Fools SoCal Residents With 'UFO'

Radio-Control Model Leads To Sightings

A radio control model airplane hobbyist has a strange sense of humor that has people looking to the skies over Southern California. Hoaxmaster Linn Murphy has reportedly fooled thousands. But now, it appears, the jig is up, according to the Orange County Register.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.15.07): Jury Strut

Aero-Terms!

A small strut that connects the center of the main wing struts of a strut-braced monoplane to the wing spar. A jury strut stiffens the main struts to prevent their vibrating.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.15.07)

"WCEP asks anyone who encounters a whooping crane in the wild to please give them the respect and distance they need. Do not approach birds on foot within 200 yards; try to remain in your vehicle; and do not approach in a vehicle within 100 yards. Also, please remain concealed and do not speak loudly enough that the birds can hear you. Finally, do not trespass on private property in an attempt to view whooping cranes."

Source: Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP), an international coalition of public and private groups that is reintroducing this highly imperiled species in eastern North America, part of its historic range. There are now 52 whooping cranes in the wild in eastern North America thanks to WCEP's efforts.

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