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December 17, 2007

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 12.17.07

Wind Awareness, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.17.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.17.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Knowing Which Way The Winds Blow: 12.17.07 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7884  Issue Date: December 17, 2007 at 1401 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Pilot Loses Plane While Hand-Propping

No Injuries, But Plane Ends Up In A Ditch

A Yorkville, IL pilot lost his plane while hand propping it at the Aurora Municipal Airport (ARR) in Sugar Grove this week.

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Missing Plane Found Near PLU

Piper Dakota Lost Since December 6

A search for a missing aircraft in Washington state is over when the plane, pilot and his dog were found down near Puyallup, according to the Associated Press.

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Robotic Seaplane Developed At University Of Michigan

Flying Fish Inspired The "Flying Fish"

Yes, yet another type of UAV has been created... but this one can't help but to pique our interest. A group of researchers from the University of Michigan has created the first unmanned seaplane able to perform unpiloted takeoffs and landings on water.

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Southwest Regional Fly-In Cancelled For 2008

Cites Declining Numbers, Loss Of EAA Support

Representatives of the Southwest Regional Fly-In, Inc., also known as the EAA Texas Fly-In, informed ANN over the weekend of some sad news... that the officers and directors of the SWRFI voted to cancel the fly-in scheduled for October 10-11, 2008 and to ultimately cease operations.

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North Little Rock Police Look At UAVs

Department Seeks FAA Waiver To Fly

Thugs and criminals are going to have to look overhead, not just over their shoulders if the North Little Rock Police Department gets their way. The department is looking at Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, (UAVs) as a new surveillance tool, as Police Chief Danny Bradley makes up his mind whether to buy two specially outfitted helicopters from Rotomotion LLC of Charleston, SC.

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City Not Worried About Possible Bridge Hazard Near MKC

But FAA May Impose New Restrictions

The Federal Aviation Administration has warned officials in Kansas City, MO that the design for the new Paseo Bridge poses a hazard for aircraft at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC), according to the Kansas City Star.

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Mid-Air Claims Two In England

Second Aircraft Lands Safely With Three Onboard

Two people were killed in a mid-air collision between two planes near the village of Admaston, Staffordshire, England Sunday afternoon.

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CA TFR: 12.20.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7763 Issue Date: December 16, 2007 at 1339 UTC Type: Security

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CA TFR: 12.18.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7762  Issue Date: December 16, 2007 at 1338 UTC  Type: Security 

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