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July 08, 2008

AK Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6277  Issue Date: July 08, 2008 at 0243 UTC  Location: CLEAR , Alaska near FAIRBANKS VORTAC (FAI)  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: ANCHORAGE (ZAN) Center, 907-269-1103 

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AK Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6278 Issue Date: July 08, 2008 at 0448 UTC Location: N MCGRATH , Alaska near MC GRATH VORTAC (MCG) 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: ANCHORAGE (ZAN) Center, 907-269-1103

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6406 Issue Date: July 08, 2008 at 1611 UTC Location: BIG SURLIFORNIA , California 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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CO Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6499 Issue Date: July 09, 2008 at 0025 UTC Location: MESA , Colorado near GRAND JUNCTION VORTAC (JNC) 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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Air Force, Boeing Upgrade Two C-130 Cockpits

Part Of Avionics Modernization Program

The 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, together with the Boeing Company, currently are conducting communication, navigation, radar and air data testing on two C-130 Hercules aircraft here as part of the Avionics Modernization Program, or AMP. The AMP upgrade includes replacement of the aircraft's 1960s-era instruments and indicators with a modernized glass cockpit consisting of flat panel displays, heads up displays and upgraded communication and navigation systems.

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Delta To Part Ways With ExpressJet In September

Regional Airline Will Keep Its 23 Planes

Delta Air Lines announced this week it will sever its partnership with regional carrier ExpressJet, effective September 1.

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AirTran Plans To Axe 480 Pilot, FA Jobs

Follows Announcement Of Pay Cuts

Calling it a "necessary step" in current hard times, this week AirTran Airways followed suit with most of its competitors in announcing a culling of its pilot and flight attendant ranks.

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NASA Sets Target Launch Dates For Remaining Shuttle Missions

Endeavour To Fly Last STS Flight In May 2010

Following a detailed, integrated assessment, NASA has announced target launch dates for the remaining eight space shuttle missions on the current manifest in 2009 and 2010. The manifest includes one flight to the Hubble Space Telescope, seven assembly flights to the International Space Station, and two station contingency flights, planned to be completed before the end of fiscal year 2010.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-29 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-29 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81(MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 airplanes.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 07.08.08

A Privately-Built Commercial Airport, With The Reason Foundation's Robert Poole

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.08.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.08.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A Privately-Built Commercial Airport: 07.08.08 (ANN Special Report, with Robert Poole, Director of Transportation Stu

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NTSB To Investigate Reported Near-Midair Over JFK

Cayman Airways Denies Involvement In Incident

The National Transportation Safety Board says it is investigating a near midair collision in New York City, in which two airliners came in close proximity to one another.

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Embraer Delivers 97 Jets In First Half Of 2008

Firm Order Backlog Increased To $20.7 Billion US

Embraer announced this week it delivered 52 aircraft during the second quarter of 2008, closing out the first six months of the year with a record of 97 jets delivered. That's a 59% increase over the 61 airplanes delivered during the first semester of 2007.

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Now Officially Insolvent, Thielert Begins Looking For Investors

Company Says Letters Sent To Over 50 Interested Parties

Confirming what many in the industry saw as an inevitable certainty, on July 1 the Chemnitz Local Court in Germany opened formal insolvency proceedings against Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH. Bruno M. Kuebler, who has already served as the preliminary insolvency administrator, was appointed as Thielert's insolvency administrator.

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Cessna Offers Three Reasons To Buy A New 182 Now

Free Fuel, SVT Upgrade Among Enticements

Hoping to stem the tide of declining piston-engine aircraft sales in the face of what most say is a slumping economy, Cessna announced Tuesday a program that offers free fuel for up to 18 months and a free Garmin synthetic vision upgrade for new buyers of Cessna 182 Skylanes or Turbo Skylanes through September 30, 2008.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.08.08

For the second time in six weeks, a Kalitta Air 747 is down.
NATCA says two airliners came within 100 feet of each other Saturday night.
And one Congressman says if the Air Force does

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.08.08

For the second time in six weeks, a Kalitta Air 747 is down.
NATCA says two airliners came within 100 feet of each other Saturday night.
And one Congressman says if the Air Force does

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ANN Special Feature: Robert Poole, The Reason Foundation - 07.08.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bob Poole, Director of Transportation Studies for The Reason Foundation, about a new commercial airport being built by private investors to serve the entertainment compl

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AD: Lockheed

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-10 MANUFACTURER: Lockheed SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lockheed Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, 382G, and 382J series airplanes.

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Aero-TV Checks Out RC Model Airplane Technologies at E-Fest 2008!

DO NOT Call Them 'Toys'

This is the last of the programs we shot at the 2008 E-Fest event that SO boggled our minds a few months ago. It was one of the most amazing air displays ANN and Aero-TV has ever seen was and was (pretty much) run on batteries... no kidding. The growing popularity of small, electric Radio-Controlled aircraft (of ALL kinds and configurations) has given rise to an amazing event, held each Winter in Champaign, IL.

Aero-TV Checks Out RC Model Airplane Technologies at E-Fest 2008!

In just the last few years, RC Model Airplanes, especially the electric versions, have come down aggressively in price, are available in just about EVERY RC hobby shop, and have become far more easy to fly. This has happened, in large part, due to better design, enhanced powerplants, better radio technology, very quit noise signatures, and (as a result) have quite simply become one of the fastest growing segments in model aviation.

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NATCA Reports 'Ugly' Incident In Skies Over JFK

Says 737 Came Within 100 Feet Of 757 During Go-Around

Hot on the heels of a story that made rounds over the Fourth of July holiday regarding go -around procedures at a number of US airports, comes word from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association there was an "ugly" close call at JFK Airport.

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Now THIS Is How To Spend A Holiday!

Retired Airline Captain Flies To All South Carolina Airports

Ron Schreck is a 62-year-old retired airline captain and now-part-time contract pilot. He spent last year's Fourth of July holiday visiting all 109 public-use airports in his home state of North Carolina.

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Airmen Prove Their Mettle, Stamina During Coronet Oak Rotation Deployment

Most Sorties During Two Week Rotation Originated In Colombia

In less than two weeks, 440th Airlift Wing aircrews recently flew more than 122.2 tons of cargo and 316 passengers throughout Central and South America in support of Coronet Oak.

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Jet Works Air Center Breaks Ground On North Texas Expansion

New 43,000 Sq. Ft. Complex Located At Denton Municipal Airport (DTO)

Jet Works Air Center recently broke ground on its new 43,000 square foot maintenance hangar expansion in Denton, TX. The new expansion is expected to be completed in first quarter 2009 and will include 40,000 square feet for additional aircraft maintenance and repair, inspections, and avionics installations.

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Austrian Carrier To Purchase BAe 146QT Freighter

Amerer Air Will Be First Customer For Relaunched Aircraft

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft announced recently Austrian all-cargo airline Amerer Air plans to be the first customer for the re-launched BAe 146 QT (Quiet Trader) freighter program.

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Sandel Avionics Hires Jerry Henry As Director Of Sales

Industry Veteran To Head Sales Team

Sandel Avionics announced Monday the hiring of Jerry Henry as Director of Sales. Henry will oversee Sandel’s sales team and be responsible for worldwide sales of its Primary Navigation and Attitude Displays, self-contained Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), and solid-state Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS).

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PrivatAir Appoints New VP Of Charter Sales

Edgar van Schaik Has Experience In High-End Real Estate

International business aviation specialist PrivatAir has announced the appointment of Edgar van Schaik as Vice President Charter Sales, effective July 1.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.08.08)

Aero-Linx!

Americans in Orbit -50 Years is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to launch a manned commemorative flight to celebrate the first U.S. manned orbital space flight, develop and implement the International Space Science Education Program (ISSEP), create public excitement and interest for space exploration, and promote NASA. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.08.08): Intertropical Convergence Zone

Aero-Terms!

The boundary zone between the trade wind system of the northern and southern hemispheres. It is characterized in maritime climates by showery precipitation, with cumulonimbus clouds often extending to great heights.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.08.08)

"If news of my flight... can make just one city or county official vote to keep their local airport, then I guess the effort is worth it."

Source: Ron Schreck, a 62-year-old retired airline captain who spent the Fourth of July last year flying to all 109 public-use airports in his home state of North Carolina. Schreck and his RV-8 followed up that journey last week with hops to all 68 public airports in South Carolina.

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CA TFR: 07.10.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6264 Issue Date: July 07, 2008 at 2307 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: July 10, 2008 at 0130 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 10, 2008 at 0330 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 07.11.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6268 Issue Date: July 07, 2008 at 2310 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: July 11, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 11, 2008 at 1825 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 07.09.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6265 Issue Date: July 07, 2008 at 2307 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: July 09, 2008 at 1355 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 09, 2008 at 1555 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 07.10.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6266 Issue Date: July 07, 2008 at 2308 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: July 10, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 10, 2008 at 1825 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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