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June 15, 2006

First Demonstration-Spec Mustang Takes Flight

S/N 0004 Flies For Nearly 2.5 Hours

Less than two weeks after its public unveiling at Cessna's celebration marking 10 years of production at the company's Independence, KS manufacturing facility, the first production Citation Mustang assembled at the plant took to the skies for the first time Thursday, on a two-hour-and-twenty-minute test flight.

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B1-B To Roar Into Oshkosh For AirVenture 2006

...But The Neatest Part Of This Story ISN'T The Plane

Kyle Wilson is coming to Oshkosh this year for the big EAA AirVenture fly-in... and like thousands of other pilots, Wilson is flying his plane into Oshkosh for the world's biggest air show. He won't be part of the gaggle, however... in fact, you can bet when Kyle lands, he won't have to share a runway with anyone.

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9865 Issue Date: June 15, 2006 at 0:20 UTC Location: 53 Miles North West of Silver City, New Mexico near ST JOHNS VORTAC (SJN) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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CO TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9868 Issue Date: June 15, 2006 at 0:40 UTC Location: 26 Miles West of Maybell, Colorado near VERNAL VOR/DME (VEL) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248

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PR TFR: 06.15.06 - 06.16.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9763 Issue Date: June 14, 2006 at 14:38 UTC Location: Eastern Side of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: June 15, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 16, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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PR TFR: 06.15.06 - 06.16.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9762 Issue Date: June 14, 2006 at 14:15 UTC Location: Eastern Side of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: June 15, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 16, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinace Disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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CO TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9870 Issue Date: June 15, 2006 at 1:24 UTC Location: 8.5 Miles East of Westcliff, Colorado near BUTTS VOR/DME (FCS) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248

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Delta Asks For More Time To Submit Reorg Plan

If Granted, Second Request Would Extend Deadline To Nov. 8

Remember when you were in college, and you asked your professor for "just a little more time" to wrap up that term paper you were supposed to hand in? Well, management for Delta Air Lines can perhaps relate to that... as the nation's third-largest airline has once again asked for "just a little more time" in filing its reorganization plan with the US bankruptcy court.

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In Surprise Move, NWA Pilots Union Recalls McClain

"It Was Very Clandestine"

The second time wasn't the charm for Mark McClain, who -- after surviving an earlier recall attempt as head of the Northwest Airlines pilots union in April, in the middle of tough negotiations that resulted in steep pay cuts and major concessions -- was ousted from his post Tuesday by a 6-5 recall vote.

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Big Deal! Kodiak Receives Approval For Rotax 582 Engine

Only Two-Stroke Engine Approved For LSAs

Just in time for Arlington and Oshkosh... representatives with Kodiak Research Ltd. told ANN this week the company has received approval under ASTM-2339-04 for the installation of the Rotax 582 two-stroke powerplant on light sport aircraft.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 06.15.06

"Wings to Adventure" Host Tom Gresham

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.15.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.15.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- "Wings to Adventure" host Tom Gresham: 06.15.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Tom Gresham on "Wings to Adventure".)

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TX TFR: 06.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9587 Issue Date: June 13, 2006 at 13:14 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: June 17, 2006 at 1:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 17, 2006 at 2:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 06.17.06 - 06.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9591 Issue Date: June 13, 2006 at 13:26 UTC Location: Crawford, Texas Beginning Date and Time: June 17, 2006 at 0:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 18, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NM TFR: 06.16.06 - 06.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9582 Issue Date: June 13, 2006 at 12:20 UTC Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Beginning Date and Time: June 16, 2006 at 21:05 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 17, 2006 at 0:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Possible Deal On Wright Amendment?

Dallas Mayor Plans News Conference; Everyone Else Confused

Could this be the end of an epic battle? Dallas Mayor Laura Miller is scheduled to stand before reporters at noon Thursday, to announce she's reached a compromise with Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief in the ongoing war over the Wright Amendment. The decades-old legislation limits commercial flights to and from Dallas Love Field to a handful of adjoining states.

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United Airlines To Slash 1000 Jobs

Aims To Save $400 Million Annually

Attention, United Airlines workers who've watched your salaries decline and your pensions go away: management is about to feel your pain.

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Reports: Singapore Signs On Dotted Line For Boeing 787s

Airbus: Is It Friday Yet?

It was the week that was, but Airbus wishes it was the week that would just go away.

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PASS Troubled By ATL Tower Outage

Says FTI System To Blame

Controllers working at the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport's sparkling new control tower found themselves doing their jobs the old-fashioned way last week, when a telecommunications system at the new tower went down for four-and-a-half hours on the morning of June 8.

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Shuttle Crew Arrives In FL After Storm Delay

Better Late Than Never!

They were a day late, and someone else did the flying... but the crew of space shuttle Discovery arrived at Kennedy Space Center Tuesday, to conduct several days of exercises leading up to their planned July launch to the International Space Station.

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NASA Confirms Sensor Errors Led To 2004 Genesis Landing Accident

Accelerometers Were Installed Backwards... By Design

What happens when you follow the instructions... but the instructions are wrong? Well, if you're an engineer on NASA's Genesis probe... you watch as your pride and joy successfully completes its trek to the sun and back, only to then make a big SPLAT in the Utah desert.

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House Okays Funding To Keep Globemaster III Program Alive

Approves $798 Million For Three More C-17s

Boeing bet on the House for its C-17 transport... and it seems to have been a smart bet.

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Avidyne Names Jack Hess As OEM Sales Manager

Aims To Grow Sales To GA Aircraft Manufacturers

Avidyne Corporation announced Thursday the appointment of Jack Hess, a 26-year aviation industry veteran, as an OEM Sales Manager.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.15.06): Lost Comm: IMC -- Leaving Clearance Limits

Aero-Tips!

If "lost comm" in IMC fly the approach that provides the best chance of success, at a time when ATC knows to get others out of your way.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.15.06)

Aero-Linx!

You can’t leave Fido or Fluffy behind but you don’t relish the drive with your pet, let the pet movers take care of your furry friend for you. Across the US... or across the globe.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.15.06): Glitch

Aero-Terms!

Momentary radio or engine problem.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.15.06)

"As we near the end of our second quarter, our cost performance is somewhat better than the guidance we provided. We are going to reduce our costs further."

Source: United Airlines CEO Glenn Tilton, on the news that United's parent company UAL will cut at least a thousand management positions -- more than 10 percent of the front office work force -- in an effort to save another $100 million a year in salaries and benefits.

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CO TFR: 06.16.06 - 06.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9676 Issue Date: June 13, 2006 at 18:46 UTC Location: Eagle, Colorado Beginning Date and Time: June 16, 2006 at 1:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 17, 2006 at 5:59 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CO TFR: 06.17.06 - 06.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9686 Issue Date: June 13, 2006 at 19:28 UTC Location: Eagle, Colorado Beginning Date and Time: June 17, 2006 at 6:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 18, 2006 at 20:25 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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