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November 12, 2007

GA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3885  Issue Date: November 10, 2007 at 0118 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3981  Issue Date: November 12, 2007 at 2154 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 11.12.07

Training For Icing, With CFI Bob Miller Of "Over The Airwaves"

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.12.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.12.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Training For Icing: 11.12.07 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller Of "Over The Airwaves.")

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.12.07

Emirates makes the biggest civil aircraft order in history at the Dubai air show.
NATCA says Jacksonville Center went down for 50 minutes, and the FAA made it worse.
And, no surprise...Americ

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.12.07

Emirates makes the biggest civil aircraft order in history at the Dubai air show.
NATCA says Jacksonville Center went down for 50 minutes, and the FAA made it worse.
And, no surprise...American

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller, Training for Icing - 11.12.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about aircraft icing, and how pilots should train for the eventuality.FMI:


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AerCap Chief Says 787 Will Likely Be Later Than Forecast

Six Month Delay May Only Be The Beginning

One of the world’s largest plane leasing companies said he expects even more delays for Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner... one month after the American planemaker announced a six-month bump in the road to the plane's first flight and deliveries schedule.

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Oh My, Dubai! Cessna Receives Slew Of Middle Eastern Orders

From SkyCatchers To Sovereigns, Show Proves Lucrative For Cessna

Sunday's kickoff of the 2007 Dubai Air Show brought some big orders for Cessna. The Wichita, KS-based planemaker announced a 25-plane order from Wallan Aviation, and a five-plane deal from Egypt's Smart Aviation for Citation Sovereigns.

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Aerostar Downed In California Claims Ex-POW

Former Naval Pilot Lost After POW Speaking Engagement

A former prisoner of war who survived being shot down over North Vietnam plane went down Friday along with two others when a Piper Aerostar was lost in California's Central Valley. Cole Black, a former Navy captain from Escondido, was aboard the twin-engine plane that went down in an orange grove in a rural area near Delano...

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Cessna Hit Wires Just Short Of A Highway Landing

Three German Nationals Lost

A Cessna 172 went down while attempting to make an emergency landing near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia on Saturday killing three occupants. Police believe the pilot of the Cessna 172 was trying to make an emergency landing on the highway when the plane crashed...

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Oh My, Dubai! Embraer Wins Two New Executive Jet Orders

Entire Range Of Current Offerings Included

One thing is clear: bizjets are big business in the Middle East. Brazilian planemaker Embraer announced it won two new orders at the 2007 Dubai Air Show on Sunday, covering the entire range of current Embraer Executive Jet offerings.

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Pilot Steps Into Helicopter Blades After Delivering Baggage

Tragedy Compounded: Wife Was On Board Chopper

A helicopter pilot for was killed Friday afternoon when he walked into the running main rotor of the helicopter that he was piloting at the Morristown Airport (MOR). Harold E. "Gene" Jones, 64, of Princeton, West Virginia had landed the Logan & Kanawha Coal Co. Bell 407 helicopter at an airport in Morristown, Tenn...

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Boeing 737-200s Grounded In South Africa

Mandatory Inspections After Jet Nacelle Falls Off Of Wing

South Africa grounded all Boeing 737-200s for inspection, after an engine fell of a jet belonging to Nationwide Airlines, according to the country's aviation authority. Phindi Gwebu, a spokeswoman for the Johannesburg- based Civil Aviation Authority, said Boeing planes at Nationwide Airlines have been grounded and those belonging to other carriers will be grounded in two days.

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Nimrod Spy Planes Show History Of Fuel Leaks

MoD Accused Of Ignoring "Issues"

Nimrod spy planes are aptly named, according to a story in the Guardian Observer. A dozen major deficiencies in the repair and maintenance of the RAF's Nimrod spy planes were recognized the UK Military Defense officials shortly before one of the aircraft exploded above Afghanistan, killing 14 people, causing the biggest loss of life suffered by Britain's armed forces since the Falklands war.

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Shuttle Transported To Launch Pad

Almost Ready-To-Go For A Change

Space shuttle Atlantis was moved to its seaside launch pad on Saturday ahead of a December mission to get Europe's first permanent space laboratory into orbit, according to Reuters. Riding on top of a 3,000-ton Apollo-era crawler transporter, Atlantis left the Kennedy Space Center's assembly building before dawn. The 3.8-mile trek took about five hours.

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BIG Bucks: Emirates Inks Largest-Ever Airline Deal For $34.9 Billion

International Airline Will Order A Mix Of Airbus and Boeing

Emirates announced on November 11, that it has agreed to spend $34.9 billion on new aircraft. These orders with Airbus and Boeing are the largest-ever aircraft commitment in civil aviation made by any airline in a single order. The deal was announced at the Dubai Airshow and includes 120 Airbus A350s, 11 A380s, and 12 Boeing 777-300ERs.

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Columbia Bankruptcy Costs Getting Pared Down

Major Parties Involved In Columbia BK Will Not Profit As Much As Planned

Recent efforts by a number of parties interested in the future of Columbia Aircraft have brought some (allegedly) much-needed scrutiny to those involved in the conduct of the bankruptcy of that once-up-and-coming GA manufacturer.

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Certified! Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350ER

Special-Mission Turboprop Offers Extended Range

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced the certification of the Beechcraft King Air 350ER at the 2007 Dubai Air Show on Sunday. A derivative of the Beech King Air 350, the King Air 350ER provides extended range (ER) through the addition of nacelle fuel tanks, along with an increase in gross weight from 15,000 lbs to 16,500 lbs, plus the incorporation of heavy-weight landing gear.

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GAO Will Study FAA Airspace Redesign

Governor, Congressman Want More Info About Process

The GAO, a government watchdog, will study the Federal Aviation Administration's airspace redesign that has triggered legal challenges from lower Fairfield County municipalities. Gov. M. Jodi Rell and U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Bridgeport, applauded the Government Accountability Office, which said it would analyze the FAA's methodology as well as the noise and environmental effects of the redesign plan...

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Klyde Morris (11.12.07)

Klyde Has The Airline Biz ALL Figured Out...


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ORD To Remain Under Flight Cap

FAA Will Only Lift Restriction When New RWY Opens

A cap on flights into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) will remain in place for another year according to a Federal Aviation Administration report. The flight cap, which has been in place for three years, will be lifted by FAA officials in November 2008 when the airport is expected to open its a new runway...

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Garmin Upgrades Aviation Sales and Marketing Team

Garmin has updated ANN with news about some organizational changes within their aviation sales and marketing team. These changes are effective immediately and are designed to position Garmin's aviation sector for continued expansion in all facets of the general aviation market.

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Skydiver Found -- Days After Fatal Jump

Main Chute Failed, Reserve Deployed Too Low, FAA Investigating

A Skydive Spaceland skydiver was found dead on Friday, November 9, two days after he was apparently killed due to a parachute that failed to deploy, according to the Houston Chronicle. Scott Bell made the last jump of the day Wednesday but wasn't noticed as missing because he is the person who checks people in before they jump...

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Airlines Beefing Up For Turkey Day Travel

Airlines Will Conference With FAA Daily During Holidays

Commercial airlines are increasing staffing in hopes of avoiding delays during the upcoming travel rush during Thanksgiving holiday. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters held a conference call November 9, with the Federal Aviation Administration, major airlines, airports, and aviation trade groups to discuss their holiday traffic plans...

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CAP, Evergreen Aviation Partner For Two New Cadet Activities

Aviation And Wilderness Academies To Be Offered Soon

Aero-News learned recently two new activities available to Civil Air Patrol cadets -- an aviation academy and a wilderness academy – will be offered in the near future thanks to Evergreen International Aviation Inc. of McMinnville, OR and CAP.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.12.07)


The International Young Aeronauts Association is devoted to the development and support of young people wishing to learn more about aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.12.07): Fuse Link


A strip of low-melting point metal used in an electrical fuse to protect a circuit. The amount of current that can flow thru the fuse link before it melts and opens the circuit is determined by the size of the fuses link and the type of metal if which it is made.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.12.07)

"Our fight is about many things, but chief among them is the process itself."

Source: CT Gov. M. Jodi Rell, commenting on the Government Accountability Office's promise that it would would analyze the FAA's methodology as well as the noise and environmental effects of a flightpath redesign plan.

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