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April 10, 2008

CA TFR: 04.11.08 - 04.12.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2168  Issue Date: April 09, 2008 at 2306 UTC  Location: Wilton, California  Beginning Date and Time: April 11, 2008 at 2050 UTC  Ending Date and Time: April 12, 2008 at 0220 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/2008: Due to Updated times 

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TX TFR: 04.10.08 - 04.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2105  Issue Date: April 09, 2008 at 1914 UTC  Location: Crawford, Texas  Beginning Date and Time: April 10, 2008 at 1910 UTC  Ending Date and Time: April 13, 2008 at 1820 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/1838: Due to a change in times. 

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TX TFR: 04.10.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2110 Issue Date: April 09, 2008 at 1917 UTC Location: Waco, Texas Beginning Date and Time: April 10, 2008 at 1845 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 10, 2008 at 1950 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/1848: due to change in times.

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CO TFR: 04.11.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2157 Issue Date: April 09, 2008 at 2123 UTC Location: Grand Junction, Colorado near GRAND JUNCTION VORTAC (JNC) Beginning Date and Time: April 11, 2008 at 1640 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 11, 2008 at 1940 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 04.10.08

The Florida Use Tax Issue, With FATA President Mike Slingluff

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.10.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.10.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Florida Use Tax Issue: 04.10.08 (ANN Special Report, with Mike Slingluff, President of the Florida Aviation Trades Association.)

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AAL Pilot Says MD-80s Suffer Chronic Maintenance Problems

December 2007 Incident Just One Example, He Claims

American Airlines Captain Sam Mayer has provided CNN with what the Allied Pilots Association says is an example of maintenance problems with the carrier's MD-80 series airliners.

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Airbus Sees Gloomier 2008 For Airliner Orders

Rising Fuel Prices, Credit Costs To Blame

Airbus now forecasts new airliner orders will fall to 750 planes in 2008, the lowest level in four years, because of rising fuel and credit costs.

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NATCA, PASS Partner To Criticize FAA's Communications Network

Don't Believe Agency's Hype, Unions Say

On Wednesday, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists union partnered with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association in saying despite a rosy picture painted Tuesday by the FAA, the agency's upgraded Telecommunications Infrastructure network (FTI) is unreliable, lacks suitable backups, and continues to be a source of "great frustration and deep concern" for FAA technicians and air traffic controllers who must deal with it.

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Law Firm Files 59 Wrongful Death Suits In TAM Airlines Crash

Flight 3054 Landing Accident Claimed 199

Partner of the legal team of Masry and Vititoe, Podhurst Orseck filed 59 wrongful death lawsuits for the families of passengers killed on July 17, 2007 aboard Brazil's TAM Airlines Flight 3054.

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Report: Midwest Airlines Cutting Pilot Jobs, Routes

Blame It On Fuel Prices

No one would dispute the price of doing business is getting more and more expensive for US carriers... and Midwest Airlines has felt the pinch. Reports surfaced Thursday the airline is dropping some pilot jobs, and cancelling several routes.

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2,400+ And Counting: American Continues To Cancel Flights

Airline And Passengers Are Having A Rotten Week

For the third consecutive day, American Airlines scrapped a large chunk of its domestic schedule, due to ongoing inspections to its fleet of aging MD-82 and MD-83 short-haul airliners.

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DARPA Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Formed In Response To Sputnik I Launch

It seems we've only heard about it for a few years... but the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Thursday. The agency is better known by its acronym, DARPA.

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NASA Sets Sights On Lunar Dust Exploration Mission

LADEE To Launch In 2011

NASA is preparing to send a small spacecraft to the moon in 2011 to assess the lunar atmosphere and the nature of dust lofted above the surface.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.10.08

Boeing admits to still another delay for the Dreamliner.
American cancels another thousand flights to inspect MD-80s.
And Airbus predicts a big drop in sales this year.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.10.08

Boeing admits to still another delay for the Dreamliner.
American cancels another thousand flights to inspect MD-80s.
And Airbus predicts a big drop in sales this year.

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ANN Special Feature: Mike Slingluff, Florida Tax Trap - 04.10.08

Today, ANN's Jim Campbell talks at length with Mike Slingluff, President of the Florida Aviation Trades Association, about the Florida use tax as it applies to aircraft visiting from out of state.<

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Aero-TV Exclusive: The First Close Look At Garmin's SVT

 See EVERYTHING With Garmin's SVT and Aero-TV!!!

Do you remember life before Garmin introduced the G1000? Neither do we. Early Monday, Garmin announced the next significant advancement to the highly popular and capable glass panel avionics suite... and it's a whopper.

Eurocopter Says Fidae 2008 Show Was Successful

Signs Eight New Contracts At Chilean Event

Eurocopter tells ANN it demonstrated a significant presence at Fidae 2008 in Chile from March 31 to April 6, having most of its product range being presented on static or flying display.

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Aero-TV Exclusive: The First Close Look At Garmin's SVT

See EVERYTHING With Garmin's SVT and Aero-TV!!!

Do you remember life before Garmin introduced the G1000? Neither do we. Early Monday, Garmin announced the next significant advancement to the highly popular and capable glass panel avionics suite... and it's a whopper.

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FAA To Install Runway Safety Warning System At Boston Logan

First To Include Warnings For Intersecting Runways

Technology that warns pilots about potential runway safety hazards will be installed and tested at Boston Logan International Airport under a partnership between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport).

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EADS Socata Unveils New TBM 850 Paint Scheme

Classy Exterior Complements 'Glassy' Panel

EADS Socata unveiled a new paint scheme for its TBM 850 turboprop single this week, with a special display at this week's Lakeland fly-in.

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UND Aerospace Dean Says Bird Downed PA44

Evidence Of Goose Strike Found

The National Transportation Safety Board's probable cause report for the October 2007 fatal downing of a University of North Dakota plane is still month's away... but the evidence points to a likely bird strike, according to a school official.

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EAA's Ford Tri-Motor To Kick Off Midwest Tour

Historic Plane Gets Some Air Time Ahead Of Oshkosh 2008

A classic aircraft from the early days of commercial air travel re-creates those days in the Midwest this spring and early summer, as the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) brings its restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airliner to eight cities in five states.

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Butterfly LCC Offers Dealership Opportunities

Wanna Buy A Super Sky Cycle?

ANN last visited with Larry Neal at Lakeland 2006, when he demonstrated his Butterfly LLC Super Sky Cycle to an eager Kevin "Hognose" O'Brien. Neal announced recently he's looking for dealers for his lightweight, three-wheeled invention.

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Historic WWII Planes Coming To Falcon Field This Weekend

'Wings Over Anzio' Kicks Off Saturday

For those pilots and aviation enthusiasts not at the big show in Florida this weekend, there is a little shindig happening in Mesa, AZ to show off some of the local warbirds at historic Falcon Field.

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Westpac Rescue Helicopter Remembers 1968 Shipwreck Disaster

Sad Event Led To Creation Of Rescue Service

Late Wednesday morning, the Wellington, New Zealand-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter service paid its respects to the 53 people who lost their lives during the 1968 Wahine shipwreck disaster, by flying over Barrett's Reef and the flotilla commemorating the 40th anniversary.

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Astronauts Auction Possessions, Experiences for Charity

Bidding Runs Through Saturday

Do you have the 'Right Stuff' to challenge Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Worden in a NASCAR race; or the courage to jump out of a plane with five-time Space Shuttle veteran Robert "Hoot" Gibson?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.10.08)

Aero-Linx!

Flying used to fire the imagination in a major way and heroes were made of this. Those early pilots were unmistakably remarkable people, did not one but several remarkable things, and best of all, they wrote about it.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.10.08): Bell Crank

Aero-Terms!

A double lever in an aircraft control system used to change the direction of motion. Bell cranks are often used in the aileron system of an airplane to change span-wise movement of a push-pull rod into a fore and aft movement of the control rod which raises or lowers the aileron.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.10.08)

"These lights add another layer to the safety systems designed to keep our runways safe. They will keep pilots focused and make our runways safer."

Source: FAA Acting Administrator Robert Sturgell. Technology that warns pilots about potential runway safety hazards will be installed and tested at Boston Logan International Airport under a partnership between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport).

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