ANN REALTIME REPORTING 01.19.07 1430 EST: The
recovery of an Air Force T-38C trainer that crashed in northern
Mississippi Thursday has prompted the FAA to issue a Temporary
Flight Restriction in the area.
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1231
Issue Date: January 18, 2007 at 1924 UTC
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Beginning Date and Time: January 19, 2007 at 1930 UTC
Ending Date and Time: January 19, 2007 at 2100 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: For avalanche control
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Juneau (JNU) Automated Flight Service Station,
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1336
Issue Date: January 19, 2007 at 1817 UTC
Location: Marks, Mississippi near HOLLY SPRINGS VORTAC (HLI)
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: January 26, 2007 at 2359 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: For crash recovery operations
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Memphis (ZME) Center, 901-368-8234
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1323
Issue Date: January 19, 2007 at 1724 UTC
Location: Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Alexandria, Virginia near
WASHINGTON VOR/DME (DCA) Beginning Date and Time: January 22, 2007
at 0700 UTC
Ending Date and Time: January 22, 2007 at 0830 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: For explosive demolition
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Potomac (PCT) TRACON, 540-349-7586
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1280
Issue Date: January 18, 2007 at 2220 UTC
Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: January 20, 2007 at 1530 UTC
Ending Date and Time: January 22, 2007 at 1815 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/1179: DUE TO CHANGE IN TIMES.
Water Bottle Had Hidden Compartment, Marijuana-Like Odor
Despite setting a all-time record for rushing over 1,000 yards
this season -- unusual for a quarterback -- Atlanta Falcons player
Michael Vick couldn't evade security screeners at Miami
International Airport this week.
Things are looking dire for the freighter version of the
beleaguered Airbus A380... with several sources reporting United
Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) is close to cancelling its order for 10
of the planes. That would leave Airbus without any orders for the
megasized cargo hauler.
Boeing Wins Contract For 126 Remanufactured AH-64s
Aero-News has learned Boeing and the US Army recently signed a
$1.149 billion contract for the remanufacture of 96 AH-64D Apache
Longbow helicopters for the Army, and another 30 AH-64Ds for the
United Arab Emirates.
New 747-8 Features Dreamliner, T7 Design Cues Inside
If it comes anything close in reality to how it looks in the
picture... wow. On Thursday, Boeing unveiled a life-size sales
display of the interior for the new 747-8 Intercontinental. Boeing
says the two-story display showcases the dramatic interior
architecture of the 747-8.
Other Nations Fear Launch Of New Arms Race In Space
There's a new space race brewing... and it echoes many of the
fears that resonated in the late 1950s as the United States and
Russia sent their first rockets into orbit. This time,
however, it's China stoking those worries.
Master CFI Rich Stowell, On His New Book On Spin/Stall
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.19.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.19.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Master CFI Rich Stowell:
01.19.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Master C
Over the past 10 months, I've had the opportunity to spend some
seat time in three emerging players in the light sport aircraft
segment. As a former Cessna 172 jockey, I must admit I wasn't
expecting much when I first took to the skies on demo flights in
three significantly smaller aircraft, lower-powered aircraft... but
wow, was I wrong.
Russia's Progress 24, an unmanned Russian cargo ship, lifted off
the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh Steppes in the early morning
hours on Thursday atop a Soyuz launch vehicle enroute to the
International Space Station for a replenishment mission.
Just days after the formal launch of the Airbus A330-200F,
orders continue to come in for the midsized freighter. US-based
aviation investment firm Guggenheim Aviation Partners, LLC (GAP),
acting on behalf of one of its investment funds, is the first
customer to sign a contract for the A330-200F, the newest member of
the A330/A340 family.
While yesterday I went on in this space about choosing my plane
and listening to advice from Falcon Insurance Vice President Bob
Mackey, today I am looking at how I go about actually securing the
financing I need.
Boeing alerted ANN this week to the successful delivery of the
first major assemblies for the upcoming 787 Dreamliner to its
partner Global Aeronautica in Charleston, SC -- completing the
first-ever delivery cycle using the modified 747-400LCF, also known
as the Dreamlifter.
There's a new man at the top for Bell Helicopter, as parent
company Textron announced Thursday Richard J. Millman has been
named president and CEO of the helicopter manufacturer. Millman
replaces Michael Redenbaugh, who resigned from the company.
"We are very pleased that Guggenheim Aviation Partners
has chosen to be a launch customer for the A330-200F. The decision
by such an investment firm to acquire the A330-200 freighter is a
great endorsement for our new freighter. It clearly demonstrates
Guggenheim's foresight and the confidence investors put in the
value of our new freighter."
Source: Airbus COO Customers John Leahy, on the
decision by Guggenehim Aviation Partners to order six of the
European planemaker's upcoming midsized freighters. The order comes
days after the program was given the formal go-ahead by parent