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July 18, 2008

PR TFR: 07.18.08 - 07.24.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8422  Issue Date: July 18, 2008 at 1807 UTC  Location: EASTERN SIDE OF VIEQUES ISLAND , Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: July 24, 2008 at 2200 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: SAN JUAN (ZSU) CERAP, 787-253-8664 

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Farnborough '08: Viking Air Accepts Deposit From Montenegro Company

New Country Opens up For DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400

Amid the bustle of this week's 60th Farnborough International Airshow, Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC accepted another deposit for the new DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400, sold to Montenegro Charter Company, of Podgorica, Montenegro.

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Salem Helo School Files Complaint With FAA

Says City Doesn't Have Authority To Ban Operations

Leading Edge Aviation has followed through on its intent to file a formal complaint with the FAA, asking for the agency's help to overturn a decision by the Salem, OR City Council to ban the helicopter school's operations at Salem Municipal Airport/McNary Field.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.18.08

A New "Perspective," From Cirrus Design's Alan Klapmeier

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.18.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.18.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A New "Perspective": 07.18.08 (ANN Special Report, with Cirrus Design Chairman and CEO Alan Klapmeier.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.18.08

NASA admits Orion isn't likely to fly in 2013.
Continental loses less money than anyone expected.
And the very-light jet space gets a little more crowded.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.18.08

NASA admits Orion isn't likely to fly in 2013.
Continental loses less money than anyone expected.
And the very-light jet space gets a little more crowded.


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ANN Special Feature: Alan Klapmeier, Cirrus Design - 07.18.08

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Cirrus Design Chairman and CEO Alan Klapmeier about the reaction so far to the new Perspective integrated flight deck, based on the Garmin G1000.

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NTSB Issues Prelim On New Mexico C206 Takeoff Accident

Witnesses Describe Accelerated Stall In Turn

Below is the unedited preliminary report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board on the June 29 takeoff crash of a Cessna U206F in Santa Rosa, NM. As ANN reported, all five passengers onboard the plane perished when the aircraft apparently stalled in a climbing left turnout...

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Colorado-Based Reserve Airmen Combat Wild Fires In SoCal

'Part-Time' Unit Gets Little Rest

It's not always easy for members of the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, CO to remember they're an Air Force Reserve unit.

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Farnborough '08: US Airways Signs Aftermarket Agreement With IAE

Covers Engine Maintenance On A320s Until 2032

US Airways announced this week it has signed a long-term aftermarket agreement with International Aero Engines (IAE) covering V2500-A5 engines that power the airline's fleet of Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The contract is projected to run to 2032, and is currently IAE's largest aftermarket maintenance agreement.

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Boeing Says Soaring Fuel Prices Highlight KC-767 Advantage

The More Oil Costs, The More The USAF Would Save Over Airbus Offering

As the US military expresses concern over escalating fuel costs stressing defense budgets, Boeing reminded officials this week the US Air Force could pay as much as $44 billion more in fuel bills over 40 years to operate a fleet of 179 Airbus A330-200 aerial refueling tankers, compared with a similar number of tankers based on the Boeing 767-200ER.

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Three Lost In Angel Flight Bonanza Downing

Third Victim Was Returning From Cancer Treatment

Authorities have identified the third victim in the Wednesday afternoon downing of a Beech Bonanza on takeoff from a Tampa, FL airport.

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Farnborough '08: NGC Celebrates 125th E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Flight

Test Program Flying Out Of SGJ

Northrop Grumman told attendees at Farnborough this week its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye System Development and Demonstration Program has successfully completed its 125th test flight, flying out of the Northrop Grumman East Coast Manufacturing and Flight Test Center in St. Augustine, FL.

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Farnborough '08: Sikorsky Sells S-92 To Azerbaijan Airlines

VIP-Equipped Helo To Be Used For Corporate Missions

Sikorsky Aircraft announced this week at the Farnborough International Air Show the sale of an S-92 VIP helicopter to Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), the state-owned airline of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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Sea Launch Successfully Delivers EchoStar XI To Orbit

Third Mission In A Row For DISH Network

Sea Launch Company tells ANN it successfully launched the EchoStar XI broadcast satellite Tuesday from its ocean-based platform on the Equator, marking its fourth successful mission of 2008 and its third mission for DISH Network.

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First Hubble Hardware Arrives At KSC For STS-125 Flight

Scheduled For October 8 Liftoff

The first major flight hardware for the fifth and final space shuttle servicing mission to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is starting to arrive at the Kennedy Space Center, FL to begin preparations for its targeted October launch.

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Aero-TV: Take Your Pooch Flying With Mutt Muffs!

An Aero-Canine Hearing Protection System That Your Pooch Will Love

Mutt Muffs... a silly idea at first glance, seems not so silly if you have any affection for the canine side of the world. Since ANN became the home to a new German Shepherd puppy a few months ago (named 'Anjin'), the care and feeding of a dog, especially one who has grown up on an airport and keeps trying to sneak into our airplane, has taken on new urgency... But now, hearing protection for our favorite pup has been found in the form of the aforementioned 'Mutt Muffs'.

Aero-TV: Take Your Pooch Flying With Mutt Muffs!

An Aero-Canine Hearing Protection System That Your Pooch Will Love

Mutt Muffs... a silly idea at first glance, seems not so silly if you have any affection for the canine side of the world. Since ANN became the home to a new German Shepherd puppy a few months ago (named 'Anjin'), the care and feeding of a dog, especially one who has grown up on an airport and keeps trying to sneak into our airplane, has taken on new urgency... But now, hearing protection for our favorite pup has been found in the form of the aforementioned 'Mutt Muffs'.

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NASA Might Be Lucky To See Orion Fly In 2015

Tech Concerns Strain Earlier Target; Politics Threaten Later Date

Plan on 2015. That's the word from NASA this week, as the agency admits it "very likely" will not be able to meet its ambitious goal of started manned spaceflights with its Orion spacecraft in five years. But even that date is in flux.

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FAA Inspector Receives Award For Exposing NWA Safety Concerns

Uncovered Problems During 2005 Mechanics Strike

Mark Lund, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspector and Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) member who uncovered serious safety issues during the August 2005 aircraft mechanics strike at Northwest Airlines, was honored this week by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

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NASA's MRO Shows Diverse, Wet Environments On Ancient Mars

Planet Was Far Different Than It Is Today

The Red Planet was once a very wet planet, according to new data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Two studies based on the data have revealed Mars once hosted vast lakes, flowing rivers and a variety of other wet environments that had the potential to support life.

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Klyde Morris (07.18.08)

"Say, Is That Glenn Tilton Dressed As A Hare Krishna?"

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Pitcairn Autogiro Damaged During Testing

Pilot's Fine, But Historic Aircraft Won't Be At OSH

The on-again, off-again planned showing of one historic aircraft at AirVenture 2008 is, sadly, off again.

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Farnborough '08: Embraer Sells Two More Legacy 600s To Greek Charter

K2 SmartJets Already Flying Type

At this week's Farnborough International Airshow, Embraer signed a new order with K2 SmartJets, of Greece, for two more Legacy 600 aircraft. The value of the deal, at list price, is US$ 53.86 million, based on January 2009 economic conditions. The first delivery is scheduled for 2009.

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Denver Hosts Rare WWII Bomber For Two-Month Visit

B-25H Mitchell "Barbie III" Comes To APA Through September

The sound of history will soon be heard echoing through the Rocky Mountains as an authentic World War II vintage North American B-25H Mitchell arrives in Denver, CO on Friday, July 18 for a two-month visit offering local citizens to see living aviation history up-close and personal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.18.08)

Aero-Linx!

The current turmoil in financial markets and energy concerns present significant challenges for those who are contemplating business jet purchases, fractional ownership and aircraft refinancing. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.18.08): Hover Taxi

Aero-Terms!

Movement of a helicopter or VTOL aircraft above the surface and in ground effect, at airspeeds of less than around 20 knots.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.18.08)

"What you're seeing is sausage-making. I'm really satisfied with the work that's getting done."

Source: Doug Cooke, NASA's deputy associate administrator for exploration. NASA admits the agency "very likely" will not be able to meet its ambitious goal of started manned spaceflights with its Orion spacecraft in five years, due to a number of technical glitches that still must be resolved. NASA already warned not to expect a manned Orion flight before March 2015... but the agency was also working to meet an internal schedule that would have moved up the first flight by approximately 18 months. It's now extremely unlikely that optimistic schedule will be met.

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ID TFR: 07.24.08 - 07.27.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8248 Issue Date: July 17, 2008 at 1646 UTC Location: Twin Falls, Idaho near TWIN FALLS VORTAC (TWF) Beginning Date and Time: July 24, 2008 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 27, 2008 at 2300 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Twin Falls (TWF) Approach Control, 208-734-7160

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CA TFR: 07.20.08 - 07.21.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8215 Issue Date: July 17, 2008 at 1509 UTC Location: MONTEREY 3 MILES SW OF MRY AIRPORT , California near SALINAS VORTAC (SNS) Beginning Date and Time: July 20, 2008 at 1900 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 21, 2008 at 0030 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WA TFR: 07.25.08 - 07.27.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8247 Issue Date: July 17, 2008 at 1644 UTC Location: Pasco, Washington near PASCO VOR/DME (PSC) Beginning Date and Time: July 25, 2008 at 2000 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 27, 2008 at 2330 UTC Reason for NOTAM: HIGH PERFORMANCE AERIAL DEMONSTRATIONS Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Pasco (PSC) Air Traffic Control Tower, 509-542-4209

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CA TFR: 07.19.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8213  Issue Date: July 17, 2008 at 1506 UTC  Location: MONTEREY , California near SALINAS VORTAC (SNS)  Beginning Date and Time: July 19, 2008 at 1900 UTC  Ending Date and Time: July 19, 2008 at 2300 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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