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October 08, 2007

Aero-News BOLO: Skydiving C208B Missing In WA Cascades

Plane Disappeared Sunday Night Near Rimrock Lake

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.08.07 1510 EDT: Search crews are combing the Cascade Mountains in central Washington state for signs of a missing Cessna 208B Caravan... and the pilot and skydivers onboard.

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Cessna Receives XLS Order From Turkish Government

Two Planes Will Replace Citation Vs

Representatives with Cessna tell ANN the Turkish government recently ordered two XLS aircraft, to be used by the DHMI (General Directorate of State Airports Authority) to inspect airport navigation aids.

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Rockwell Collins CAAS Cockpit Declared Operational In CH-47F

Chinooks To Utilize Panel Based On Commercial Specs

The Rockwell Collins Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) in the Boeing CH-47F cockpit has been declared operationally ready for deployment by the US Army, company representatives tell ANN. 

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US Coast Guard Dolphin Fleet Reaches One Million Flight Hours

Hawaii-Based Helo Marks Milestone During Medevac Mission

The US Coast Guard’s fleet of Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin helicopters has passed its one million flight hour milestone, marking another key operational achievement for the twin-engine rotary-wing aircraft that perform patrol, law enforcement and rescue missions throughout the United States.

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CA TFR: 10.10.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9412  Issue Date: October 07, 2007 at 1853 UTC  Type: Security 

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CA TFR: 10.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9413  Issue Date: October 07, 2007 at 1855 UTC  Type: Security 

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9470  Issue Date: October 08, 2007 at 1815 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 10.08.07

Is FSS Worth Fixing? With CFI Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.08.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.08.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Fixing FSS/Landing On Grass Strips: 10.08.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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Boeing IDS Delivers First Block II Apache

Remanufactured AH-64D Sports Digitized Communications

Boeing's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) delivered the first AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter built under the extended Block II contract to the US Army during a ceremony last week at the company's Mesa, AZ Apache production facility.

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Boeing Reasserts It Will Keep To 787 Delivery Schedule

Though Delays Will Require "Aggressive" Cert Program

The Dreamliner will deliver on-time. That's the word from Boeing, which on Monday reasserted its commitment to a May 2008 entry-into-service date for the upcoming composite-bodied airliner, despite growing delays in the program.

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Presidential TFR Results In Headaches, Busts For Hagerstown Fly-In Pilots

Airspace Restrictions Keep Most Planes Away

The image of a modern fighter jet scrambling to intercept a vintage Jenny or Nieuport replica is almost funny... if only it weren't true. Four pilots flying their antique aircraft to the EAA Fly-In in Hagerstown, MD found themselves under escort by F-16 fighters Sunday, after busting a Temporary Flight Restriction over the presidential retreat at Camp David.

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Wreckage Of Missing Citabria Found, Pilot Lost

Was Enroute From Georgia To Eufaula, AL

Search crews have located the wreckage of a single-engine Bellanca aircraft that went missing over Georgia Friday afternoon... as well as the body of the plane's pilot, Kyle Boss.

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Victim Identified In ABQ Ballooning Accident

Passenger Ejected From Gondola Following Line Strike

The Associated Press reports one woman was killed Monday morning, when she was ejected from the gondola of a hot air balloon after it struck a fiber-optic line near a busy Albuquerque, NM intersection.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.08.07

AOPA Expo wraps up with a position report on user fees.
AOPA's Airport Support Network marks its tenth anniversary.
And three reporters earn AOPA's Karant Award.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.08.07

AOPA Expo wraps up with a position report on user fees.
AOPA's Airport Support Network marks its tenth anniversary.
And three reporters earn AOPA's Karant Award.

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller, Over The Airwaves - 10.08.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the Flight Service Station debacle following privatization. Is it really worth fixing, or have other resources made FSS obsolete?

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NATCA Claims Staffing Woes Behind 'Close Call' Near Las Vegas

Descending Aircraft Comes Within Three Miles Of Bizjet At FL280

Was it truly a "close call"... and why did it happen? The National Air Traffic Controllers Association told ANN Friday of an incident in the skies over Nevada Thursday, in which an aircraft descending through 28,000 feet came within 2.6 miles of a second plane on converging flight paths.

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Expedition 16 Crew To Launch This Week From Baikonur

Liftoff Scheduled October 10

Commander Peggy Whitson and Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko of the 16th International Space Station crew are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at about 0920 EDT on October 10, to begin a six-month stay in space.

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2007 Wirefly X Prize Cup To Feature CEV Mockup, Raptor

Event Kicks Off October 26 In Alamogordo, NM

The upcoming 2007 Wirefly X Prize Cup is the first ever Air & Space Expo with "live" fire/fly demonstrations and competitions. The X Prize Foundation and Holloman Air Force Base have teamed up for this historic event -- and event organizers tell ANN not a moment will go by where an airplane or rocket is not taking off or landing.

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Klyde Morris (10.08.07)

Ah, The Corporate Loophole...

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Academy Award Winner Cliff Robertson To Receive NAA Award

Will Attend 2007 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

Aero-News learned this weekend noted aviation enthusiast and commercial pilot -- and Academy Award-winning actor -- Cliff Robertson will receive the 2007 National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Wesley L. McDonald Elder Statesman of Aviation Award on October 29.

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Dart Bell 206-Type Crosstubes Approved By EASA

Support Increased Gross Weight Ratings

Dart Helicopter Services tells ANN the company's Replacement Crosstubes for Bell 206A/B, 206L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 model aircraft, which were previously approved by Transport Canada and the FAA, have now been approved by EASA.

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Embry-Riddle, NSF Team On Scholarship Offer

Money Available For Electrical And Computer Engineering

Thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of almost $600,000, students accepted into the undergraduate Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering degree programs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus may apply for substantial financial assistance, ERAU representatives tell ANN.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.08.07)

Aero-Linx!

A fan site with lots of good info about the Apollo program. Pics from the lunar surface, links to other space program sites, and bios of some of the astronauts. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.08.07): Drop Forging

Aero-Terms!

A method of forging steel parts by forcing semi-molten metal into a die with a heavy blow from a hammer. The grain structure of a drop forged part provides more strength than a cast part.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.08.07)

"The simple truth is that even good controllers occasionally make mistakes. When they do, we have multiple layers of safety in place to protect the traveling public."

Source: Ian Gregor, Western Region spokesman for the FAA. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association told ANN Friday of an incident in the skies over Nevada Thursday, in which an aircraft descending through 28,000 feet came within 2.6 miles of a second plane on converging flight paths. NATCA says the planes would have come even closer... had the pilots not responded to TCAS warnings, and a controller had not vectored the planes away from each other.

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