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October 13, 2007

TX TFR: 10.19.07 - 10.20.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9932 Issue Date: October 12, 2007 at 1223 UTC Location: Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas near WICHITA FALLS VORTAC (SPS) Beginning Date and Time: October 19, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 20, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Sheppard AFB Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Sheppard AFB (SPS) Air Traffic Control Tower, 940-676-4970

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TX TFR: 10.18.07 - 10.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0020 Issue Date: October 12, 2007 at 1757 UTC Location: Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, Texas near RANGER VORTAC (FUZ) Beginning Date and Time: October 18, 2007 at 1615 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 21, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Alliance (AFW) Air Traffic Control Tower, 817-491-6100

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DOT's Peters Calls For Meeting Of Airline Minds On JFK Delays

Comes As Schumer Blasts FAA For Hellish Summer, Calls For 'Czar'

On Friday, US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters called for a meeting with airlines to discuss flight schedules into and out of New York’s JFK airport. The meeting between the FAA and airlines serving JFK will be held October 23-24.  

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NTSB Says WA Accident Plane Circled, Made Rapid Descent

Dropped 6800 FPM Before Radar Contact Lost

The National Transportation Safety Board has released new information regarding the October 7 loss of a Cessna 208B Caravan near Yakima, WA.

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AOPA Asks Government For Extended Comment Period On CBP Proposal

Says More Time Needed To Address Border-Crossing Probems

Citing what the group terms "serious problems" with a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) proposal on international general aviation travel, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) this week asked the agency to extend the public comment period.

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FAA Takes Close Look At Long Beach

Agency Examines New Safety Plan

The FAA hopes to develop plans at 20 major US airport for preventing runway incursions -- and top on the list are Long Beach, John Wayne and San Jose International.

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Boeing, SAS Exercise Options For Two 737-800s

Yep. Two Planes.

Boeing announced Friday SAS Scandinavian Airlines has exercised options for two 737-800 jetliners, to support growth on domestic and intra-Europe routes.

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SOFIA Begins Flight Testing At Edwards AFB

Modified Boeing 747SP Houses 17-Metric-Ton Telescope

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, has begun a series of flight tests intended to confirm the structural integrity and performance of the highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft.

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Liberty Appoints GA Business Consultant To Board Of Directors

Ernest Arvai Will Serve As Independent Board Member

Liberty Aerospace, Inc., announced this week the appointment of Mr. Ernest S. "Ernie" Arvai to its Board of Directors. Arvai -- founder and CEO of strategic planning firm The Arvai Group, will serve as an independent board member.

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Jeppesen Celebrates 50 Years In Germany

Opened First Office In Heidelberg In 1957 To Support Army

In 2007 Jeppesen has noted a number of important anniversaries -- including the 100th anniversary of founder Captain Elrey B. Jeppesen’s birth, the 30th anniversary of Jeppesen’s International Trip Planning Services business, and the 50th anniversary of Jeppesen’s European headquarters in Neu-Isenburg, Germany.  

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Avionics Innovations' ICE DVD/CD Player Meets Helo Spec

Tracking Not Impacted By Vertical Mounting Position

Rugged unit gives helicopter operators a new IFE option for high-vibration environments.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.13.07): Surface Corrosion

Aero-Terms!

Corrosion that forms on the surface of a piece of metal covered with some type of electrolyte. Surface corrosion appears as tiny pits filled with a powdery salt. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.13.07)

"If you want to know why these delays occur, three letters describe it -- F-A-A and their incompetence."

Source: New York Senator Charles Schumer, who on Friday proposed a three-part plan to fix congested airspace over the northeastern US.

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AR TFR: 10.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9955 Issue Date: October 12, 2007 at 1410 UTC Location: Rogers, Arkansas Beginning Date and Time: October 15, 2007 at 1420 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 15, 2007 at 1945 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AR TFR: 10.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9958 Issue Date: October 12, 2007 at 1414 UTC Location: Rogers, Arkansas Beginning Date and Time: October 15, 2007 at 1420 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 15, 2007 at 1945 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TN TFR: 10.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0012 Issue Date: October 12, 2007 at 1654 UTC Location: Memphis, Tennessee Beginning Date and Time: October 15, 2007 at 1945 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 15, 2007 at 2300 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/9954: Due to change in TFR size.

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OK TFR: 10.14.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9857 Issue Date: October 11, 2007 at 1733 UTC Location: Fort Worth Center, Clinton-Sherman, Oklahoma near BURNS FLAT VORTAC (BFV) Beginning Date and Time: October 14, 2007 at 1300 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 14, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area Type: Space Operations Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Fort Worth (ZFW) Center, 580-309-3223

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