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May 09, 2007

CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0778  Issue Date: May 09, 2007 at 1507 UTC  Location: Los Angeles Center, Los Angeles, California near SANTA MONICA VOR/DME (SMO)  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 

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GA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0779  Issue Date: May 09, 2007 at 1514 UTC  Location: Jacksonville Center, Waycross, Georgia  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: Provide A Safe Environment For Fire Fighting  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Jacksonville (ZJX) Center, 904-549-1537

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FL Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0669  Issue Date: May 08, 2007 at 2359 UTC  Location: Miami, Naples, Florida near CYPRESS VOR/DME (CYY)  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: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1588 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0777  Issue Date: May 09, 2007 at 1507 UTC  Location: Los Angeles Center, Corona, 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 firefighting  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205 

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FL Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0834  Issue Date: May 09, 2007 at 1814 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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GAMA Encourages Government, Industry To Work Together On NextGen

Calls For Plan That Includes "Realistic" Timelines, Development

Testifying Wednesday before the House Aviation Subcommittee, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce called on industry and government leaders to work together toward creating a workable, equitable NextGen plan.

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RRL Assembles First League-Owned Racing Team

Make Way For "Thunderhawk Racing"

In a major step towards its planned augural race schedule beginning in 2008, the Rocket Racing League (RRL) has assembled its first of two League-owned and operated race teams. The first team, "Thunderhawk Racing" will fly the colors of the RRL, and will be piloted by Nick Mowery, a seasoned pilot from Scottsdale, AZ.

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FL Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0669 Issue Date: May 08, 2007 at 2359 UTC Type: Hazards

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KS Tornado Relief TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0609 Issue Date: May 08, 2007 at 1801 UTC Type: Hazards

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 05.09.07

EAA's George Daubner, On What It Takes To Keep "Aluminum Overcast" Airborne

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.09.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.09.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Keeping The Aluminum Overcast Airborne: 05.09.07 (ANN Special Feature, with George Daubner, Assistant Director of B-17 Flight Operations for the Experimental Aircraft Association.)

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Eclipse's Raburn Details Recently-Announced Training Program

Says Pilot Personality Tests Are NOT 'Pass/Fail'

Don't believe the rumors. In his latest update to customers, Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn says this mantra must be called on once again, to silence critics of the Albuquerque, NM-based planemaker's required personality test for prospective Eclipse 500 pilots.

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Delta Connection Academy Joins Forces With Southern AeroMedical Institute

Exclusive Partnership Will Focus On High Altitude Training

Aero-News has learned Delta Air Lines' training subsidiary Delta Connection Academy recently entered into an exclusive agreement with the Southern AeroMedical Institute (SAMI) to develop and operate a training program for pilots and flight attendants in high altitude recovery operations, in the rare event of a cabin depressurization.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.09.07

AOPA may face user fees before any of the rest of us.
Columbia Aircraft starts recalling furloughed workers.
And five are lost in a Navy training accident in Nevada.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.09.07

AOPA may face user fees before any of the rest of us.
Columbia Aircraft starts recalling furloughed workers.
And five are lost in a Navy training accident in Nevada.

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ANN Special Feature: George Daubner, EAA B17 Operations - 05.09.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with George Daubner, Assistant Director of B17 Flight Operations for the Experimental Aircraft Association, about this year's Aluminum Overcast tour.

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AMFA Plans Joint Protest Of Airline Executive Bonuses

Unions Join Forces To Show Disdain For Massive Payouts

The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) reports its members will join up to 100,000 others at a May 17 "Enough Is Enough" rally on the Mall in Washington, DC to protest excessive executive compensation in the airline industry.

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CharterX, Wyvern Unveil Pilot & Aircraft Safety Survey

Ensures Federal Safety Standards Are Met Before Corporate Flights

Aero-News has learned the first major new product to come out of last year’s merger between CharterX and Wyvern Consulting Ltd. was unveiled Tuesday, at the Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS) in Tucson, AZ.

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UMR Wins Small Helicopter Competition

Winning Entry Is VTOL Emergency Responder

A student team from the University of Missouri-Rolla took first place in a national competition sponsored by the Redstone Chapter of the American Helicopter Society, beating out Georgia Tech and the University of Alabama-Huntsville with their small unmanned helicopter.

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NASA Completes Ares V Engine Hardware Tests

Will Build New Test Stand At Stennis For J-2X Evaluation

NASA engineers have successfully completed testing of subscale main injector hardware, an early step in development of the RS-68 engine that will power the core stage of NASA's upcoming Ares V -- the cargo launch vehicle that will deliver large-scale hardware and systems to space for exploration missions to the moon.

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Bombardier Adds 15 Q400 Orders To Books

England's Flybe Also Takes 15 Options

Bombardier Aerospace announced that Exeter, England-based Flybe has signed a contract to acquire 15 additional Bombardier Q400 turboprop airliners. In addition, Flybe has taken options on 15 Q400 aircraft.

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New Bell 206 Long Ranger Heading For Belize, Via Oregon

Astrum Helicopters First Commercial Helo Operator In Country

Astrum Helicopters announced this week the delivery of its new Bell 206 Long Ranger L4 helicopter. The helicopter was delivered from Bell Helicopter, and is now undergoing an eight-week completion at Hillsboro Aviation located in Hillsboro, OR.

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Full Gallop: Cessna's Mustang Is A Whole New Breed Of Jet

Part One Of A Series

Flight Test Report and Analysis by ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell When we were standing in the halls of the 2002 NBAA Convention, for the first official announcement of what was expected to be "Cessna's VLJ", few expected what would eventually result from the decision. Most pundits expected Cessna to compete with the previously announced Eclipse 500 on its own level and attempt to give the "Albuquerque Upstart" (the irrepressible Vern Raburn) a solid run for his jet-fuel money. But for those in the know; this was the last thing they saw in the cards...

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AOPA's Home Field Proposing Rate Hikes, Landing Fees

FDK Commission Considering Its Position On Issue

One of aviation's most vocal -- and effective -- voices against FAA user fees has been the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Now, just as it looked as if Congress might be leaning towards denying the FAA an entirely fee-based funding scheme, AOPA faces a new user fee threat in its own backyard.

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Great Falls, MT Flight Service Station Closes

Nationwide Consolidation Continues

As of Monday, all aviation weather reports for the state of Montana will now be given by an FAA flight service office in Denver or Arizona. The Great Falls FAA Flight Service officially closed its doors as part of a nationwide consolidation.

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Qantas Takeover Bid Reportedly Over, For Real This Time

Awkward Situation For CEO, Chairman Who Backed Buyout

It's over. The long, strange trip that was a takeover bid for Australian flag carrier Qantas came to its final end (we think) this week, as a consortium led by one of the country's largest banks conceded its AUS$11 billion bid failed.

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Vought Rolls Out Its First 787 Fuselage Sections

Aft Components Heading To Everett

More and more pieces of Boeing's upcoming 787 are coming together. On Tuesday, Vought Aircraft Industries delivered its first composite sections for the Dreamliner, representing 23 percent of the airplane's entire fuselage structure.

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Recovery Efforts Continue At Kenya Airways Accident Site

Chief Pilot Now Says Plane Went Down Immediately After Takeoff

Rain and swamp water continue to hamper recovery efforts at the site of downed Kenya Airways Flight 507 in Mbanga-Pongo, Cameroon... and speculation is running rampant as to what may have brought the six-month-old Boeing 737 down, and when.

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FAA's Blakey Touts Peformance-Based Navigation Benefits For NextGen

Says Systems Already In Place, "Saving Millions"

Upon her return from the US-India Aviation Summit, on Tuesday FAA Administrator Marion Blakey (right) told attendees at a media briefing in Washington, DC it's "very clear" the rest of the world is looking to the United States for guidance on how to deal with increased growth in personal and commercial aviation.

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USAF Evaluation Team Mulls Over KC-X Choices

Team Sequestered At Wright-Patterson AFB

The US Air Force tells ANN the jury is still out on which aircraft will win a lucrative contract for a new tanker. The Air Force source selection evaluation team is hard at work pouring over industry proposals for the KC-X program, the replacement for the Air Force's aging KC-135 strategic refueling aircraft.

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AirVenture 2007 Will Sport A Bonanza Of Beech Celebrations

Attendees May Celebrate Anniversaries For Planemaker, Most Popular Model

Owners and operators of aircraft manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation, and its numerous descendants -- including the recently created Hawker Beechcraft Corporation -- will have two major milestones to celebrate this summer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 23-29.

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Wisconsin Aviation Hall Of Fame Announces 2007 Inductees

Five More Dairy State Aviators Honored

The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame will induct five aviators at a ceremony to be held this fall. Paul Collins, Ed Hedeen, Roy Reabe, Carl Rindlisbacher, and Tom Thomas will be honored for their achievements and contributions to aviation in Wisconsin.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.09.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Aerospace Medical Association is an umbrella group providing a forum for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise, including Federal and international agencies, on a broad range of issues including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.09.07): SOP

Aero-Terms!

Standard Operating Procedures outline the criteria which enables flight crew to perform their tasks effectively as a team.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.09.07)

"It was not something that was brought up before the commission in a timely manner. This was just foisted on us as if there was some agenda that they were going to do this come hell or high water."

Source: Jonathan J. Greenway, vice-chairman of the Frederick (MD) Airport Commission. The airport -- home to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association -- may soon see rate hikes and landing fees as part of the city's next budget, as Airport Manager Charles Abell sees an opportunity to extract revenue from pilots of transient aircraft -- which make up 18 percent of Frederick's traffic.

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