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March 12, 2007

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.13.07

Hawaii sees its second tour helicopter crash in four days.
FAA will require new measures to prevent mid-air fuel tank explosions.
...and Pratt & Whitney Canada's new biz-jet engine is cer

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.13.07

Hawaii sees its second tour helicopter crash in four days.
FAA will require new measures to prevent mid-air fuel tank explosions.
...and Pratt & Whitney Canada's new biz-jet engine is cer

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ANN Special Feature: Pt 1 - Tom Peghiny, Flight Design - 03.13.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Tom Peghiny of Flight Design about his work in helping develop the Light Sport Aircraft consensus standards.

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PW307A Turbofan Earns EASA Certification

Powers The Dassault Falcon 7X

Representatives with Pratt & Whitney Canada tell ANN the new PW307A engine has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to power the Dassault Falcon 7X business jet.

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5326 Issue Date: March 11, 2007 at 2032 UTC Location: Orange, California near PARADISE VORTAC (PDZ) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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NY TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5358 Issue Date: March 12, 2007 at 1339 UTC Location: Canastoda, New York near SYRACUSE VORTAC (SYR) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: For train derailment Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Boston (ZBW) Center, 603-879-6655

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AZ TFR: 03.15.07 - 03.19.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5382 Issue Date: March 12, 2007 at 1459 UTC Location: Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona near TUCSON VORTAC (TUS) Beginning Date and Time: March 15, 2007 at 1900 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 19, 2007 at 0001 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Blue Angels Aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Tucson (U90) TRACON, 520-670-6213

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AZ TFR: 03.16.07 - 03.19.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5381 Issue Date: March 12, 2007 at 1459 UTC Location: Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona near TUCSON VORTAC (TUS) Beginning Date and Time: March 16, 2007 at 1530 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 19, 2007 at 0230 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Aerospace and Arizona Days Airshow High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Tucson (U90) TRACON, 520-670-6213

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AZ TFR: 03.13.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5392 Issue Date: March 12, 2007 at 1655 UTC Type: Hazards

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NC TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5399 Issue Date: March 12, 2007 at 1738 UTC Type: Hazards

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NTSB: Cause Of 2005 Hawaii Accident Remains A Mystery

Pilot Was On Personal Sightseeing Flight; Insisted Backpack Remain Behind

A factual report released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board on a 2005 rented Cessna 172 crash indicates the aircraft was operating normally when it impacted a ridge at 2,300 feet near the Hana, HI Airport.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 03.12.07

RANS Aircraft's Randy Schlitter

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.12.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.12.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Part Two, RANS Aircraft's Randy Schlitter: 03.12.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Randy Schlitter on changes at RANS.)

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Kuwait Leasing Company Becomes First Mideast 787 Customer

$2.26 Billion (List) Deal Also Includes 737s

Aero-News has learned Boeing and ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company held a formal signing ceremony Monday for the direct purchase of 12 787-8 airplanes and six 737-800s. The total value of the deal is $2.26 billion at list prices.

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F-16 Pilot Safe After Bailout Near Florida Keys

Aircraft Based At Homestead

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 03.12.07 1300 EST: The pilot of an F-16 is safe after bailing out from his fighter during a Monday morning training mission off the Florida Keys, near Islamorada.

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Aborted Takeoff Accident Closes DXB For Several Hours

Biman A310 Lost Nosegear

Dubai International Airport was closed at least eight hours Monday morning, after a Biman Bangladesh Airbus A310 suffered an apparent nosegear collapse and skidded to the end of runway 12L following an aborted takeoff.

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One Fatality In Weekend Helo Downing In Hawaii

Tour Helicopter Second To Crash In Four Days

A helicopter flying an aerial tour over the Hawaiian island of Kauai crashed Sunday afternoon, killing one passenger and seriously injuring three. It was the second fatal helo accident in Kauai in four days.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.12.07

NTSB has a big crew in Hawaii after another tour helicopter crashes.
Officials at EADS are candid about 2006, and even 2007.
...and Boyer and Bolen work Capitol Hill to fight user fees.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.12.07

NTSB has a big crew in Hawaii after another tour helicopter crashes.
Officials at EADS are candid about 2006, and even 2007.
...and Boyer and Bolen work Capitol Hill to fight user fees.


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ANN Special Feature: Pt 2 - Randy Schlitter, Rans Aircraft - 03.12.07

Jim Campbell talks with Randy Schlitter, the "Rans" of Rans Aircraft, about the future for ultralights in the LSA era.

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Investigators Look For Answers In Hawaii Helo Crash

Pilot Reported Hydraulic Failure Before Fatal Crash

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board, the FAA, and Eurocopter combed through the wreckage of an air tour helicopter in Hawaii.

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FAA Blocks RegionsAir Flights For Second Weekend

Paperwork Issue Turns Into Question About Pilot Certification

There were a lot of unhappy passengers stuck this weekend at several Midwestern airports... as for the second weekend in a row, the FAA grounded the Smyrna, TN-based regional carrier RegionsAir.

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APA Voices Its Support For Streamlining FFDO Process

Legislation Introduced Last Week

The Allied Pilots Association (APA) expressed its support last week for the Improving America's Security Act of 2007 introduced before Congress last week, and urged lawmakers to pass the legislation without further delay.

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Klyde Morris (03.12.07)

Klyde Goes "Green"... With Predictable Results

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Orbital Express Launched From Cape Canaveral

First Step To Automated Satellite Repair In Orbit

After a delay last month due to questions regarding the Russian-made booster engine on its Atlas V launch vehicle, on Thursday the Orbital Express demonstration spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. The satellite is part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program aimed at demonstrating fully autonomous on-orbit spacecraft servicing capabilities.

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Air Force Forum Examines Alternate Energy Sources

Leaders Look To Cut Dependence On Foreign Oil

Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne welcomed members of the energy industry to the Air Force Energy Forum in Arlington, VA last week.

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Blue Skies, Gentle Breezys Expected At AirVenture 2007

That's Not A Typo

Are you a Breezy enthusiast, or did you ever build or ride in a Breezy? Have you ever donned the goggles and received a free Breezy ride at an EAA convention in Rockford or Oshkosh? Then you'll want to get to Oshkosh this year... as AirVenture 2007 celebrates the Breezy's impact on individuals, and the homebuilt aircraft movement.

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Pilots Keep Cell Tower Away From Big Bear Flight Path

AOPA Says Tower Would Have Posed Risk

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association tells ANN that, thanks to local pilots, a cell phone tower won't be going up at Big Bear City Airport (L35) in Southern California.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.12.07)

Aero-Linx!

Okay, we know you know every airport code and abbreviation in the United States. Well do you know the codes, abbreviations, runway lengths, and other information IN THE WORLD?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.12.07): Cowling

Aero-Terms!

A specially shaped nose to enclose an engine. Cowlings can serve multiple purposes, including aerodynamics, cooling of an engine by directing airflow, as an air intake for jet engines, and for aesthetic or decorative purposes.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.12.07)

"I meet people all the time who Dad has given rides to. My hope is that a lot of Breezy enthusiasts can make it to this special event and share their personal stories about the ride they received from him while at the EAA convention."

Source: Rob Unger, son of Carl Unger, who for 25 years gave free rides to EAA fly-in attendees in Rockford and Oshkosh. Rob Unger is organizing a special Breezy banquet during EAA AirVenture 2007 on July 25.

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