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April 02, 2007

Raburn: Eclipse 500 Draft AFM Shows VLJ Will Meet Or Exceed Earlier Targets

Raburn Notes Preliminary Info Is "Very Conservative"

This weekend, Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn shared a draft version of the updated Eclipse 500 Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) to customers, reflecting the effects of the company's performance modification program now under development, as well as the upcoming Avio NG avionics upgrade. Raburn notes all figures are preliminary, and subject to change... but the results the company has seen so far appear encouraging.

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MN TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7011 Issue Date: April 01, 2007 at 1922 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA TFR: 04.04.07 - 04.05.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7038 Issue Date: April 02, 2007 at 1449 UTC Location: Los Angeles, California Beginning Date and Time: April 04, 2007 at 2300 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 05, 2007 at 0235 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/6936: change in medical/law enforcement/fire fighting contact phone number

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CA TFR: 04.04.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7044 Issue Date: April 02, 2007 at 1541 UTC Location: Victorville/Fort Irwin, California Beginning Date and Time: April 04, 2007 at 1755 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 04, 2007 at 2325 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/6947: change in emergency medical contact phone number.

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TX TFR: 04.05.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7053 Issue Date: April 02, 2007 at 1721 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: April 05, 2007 at 0355 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 05, 2007 at 0501 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 04.09.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7055 Issue Date: April 02, 2007 at 1731 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: April 09, 2007 at 1225 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 09, 2007 at 1330 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 04.05.07 - 04.09.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7058 Issue Date: April 02, 2007 at 1740 UTC Location: Crawford, Texas Beginning Date and Time: April 05, 2007 at 0355 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 09, 2007 at 1335 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Cessna Flies Its First Williams FJ44-4A Engine

Engine Bound For Upcoming Citation CJ4

The folks at Cessna tell Aero-News that on Monday morning, the company flew the new Williams FJ44-4A engine aboard a Citation test bed aircraft for the first time. The Williams FJ44-4A will power the new Citation CJ4 bizjet now under development by Cessna.

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American Legend Aircraft Expands To Restoration Market

Offers Owners Of Tube-And-Fabric Planes A New Option

American Legend Aircraft Company alerted ANN Monday to the formation of American Legend Aircraft Services, an offshoot of the light-sport-aircraft manufacturer that will provide aircraft restoration services on vintage tube-and-fabric aircraft -- particularly on vintage Piper Cubs, and similar aircraft.

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Report: Quality Of Airline Travel Continues To Plummet

"Customer Expectations Have Been Lowered"

Domestic airlines are enjoying the healthiest passenger loads they've seen in some time... and, judging by the results of a report released Monday, many of those same carriers are doing a lowsy job of handling the increased business.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.02.07

Former FAA ATC Training Candidate Brandon Handy

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.02.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.02.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A Looming Controller Crisis?: 04.02.07 (ANN Special Feature, with former FAA ATC training candidate Brandon Handy.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.02.07

DayJet takes delivery of three new Eclipses.
An Indonesian airliner crash followed an argument in the cockpit.
And a new gadget from Garmin for the folks in the back seat.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.02.07

DayJet takes delivery of three new Eclipses.
An Indonesian airliner crash followed an argument in the cockpit.
And a new gadget from Garmin for the folks in the back seat.

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ANN Special Feature: Brandon R. Handy - 04.02.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Brandon Handy, who quit the FAA's ATC training program on March 26th. Brandon tells us how he made the hard decision to abandon a career he'd prepared for years to enter

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ATC Strike Leaves Brazilian Airports In Chaos

Commercial Aviation Near Standstill

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva originally gained political fame as a union leader. He is now playing hardball with air traffic controllers due to their slowdowns and strikes.

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UP Aerospace Announces Plans For NM's Spaceport

Four to Six Launches Set For 2007

At the same news conference that announced the launch of the remains of James Doohan and astronaut Gordon Cooper, UP Aerospace President Jerry Larson revealed his Connecticut-based company's plans for southern NM, reported the Associated Press.

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NASA's Dryden Test Center Adds Two New Pilots

Including First Female Test Pilot In Facility's 60-Year History

NASA Dryden's Flight Operations staff has recently added Nils Larson and Kelly Latimer, both come to the NASA Center after careers in the USAF.

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Beam Me Up, Scotty*

Remains Of Star Trek Actor, Mercury 7 astronaut, 200 Others, To Take Flight April 28

Samples of the cremated remains of Star Trek's James "Scotty" Doohan, Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper, and 200 others are packed and ready to their April 28 flight aboard UP Aerospace's SpaceLoft XL rocket for a flight into suborbit.

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First Grob Training Aircraft Delivered To French Air Force Training School

Step In Modernizing EADS Pilot Training For French Air Force

It was a cause for celebration last Friday, with the arrival of the first of two Grob Aerospace G 120A-F training aircraft at the French Air Force's Flight Training School at its Cognac Air Base.

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FAA Says No, Again, To San Diego Office Tower Construction

Crane Placing Heavy Equipment Atop Tower Presents Navigation Hazard

San Diego's Sunroad Enterprises hasn't let a "no" from the FAA impede its current plans to complete its 12-story office, 180-foot building near Montgomery Field.

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Klyde Morris (04.02.07)

Klyde Feels The Heat From The Global Warming Controversy...

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Pilot Disagreement May Be Key In March 7 Indonesian Airliner Accident

Disagreement Resulted in "Absentmindedness From the Cockpit"

A senior investigator announced Sunday his preliminary findings indicate the two pilots of a Boeing 737-400 had argued moments before the Garuda Airlines jet crashed at Yogyakarta Airport in Indonesia.

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Asia-Pacific Officials Agree To Curb Airline Pollution

Australia Takes Lead In Effort

The 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC) forum agreed Friday to reduce airline pollution using a variety of measures, including limiting the number of planes circling airports waiting to land, reported MedIndia.

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Sudanese Man Arrested After Hijack Attempt

Police: Hijacker Was "Mentally Ill"

The Sudanese man armed with a knife who hijacked Sudan Airways flight 111 Friday was arrested by special forces after the pilot convinced him  to allow the plane to land in Khartoum, the plane's original destination, reported Reuters.

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FA Arrested For Carrying Handgun Onto Flight

Faces Concealed Weapon Charge

A United Airlines flight attendant was arrested at Dulles International Airport over the weekend for allegedly carrying a concealed handgun aboard a flight from Atlanta.

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C-17 Globemaster Conducts Practice Landing Runs Over College Campus

College Students Awake To Unique Sight

University of Georgia students, or any college student for that matter, are not accustomed to the low flight noise of an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III conducting practice landing runs overhead.

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Dropsondes: Accomplishing The Mission, Coming Home Safely

GPS Technology Improves Airdrop Accuracy, Lessens Danger To ground Troops

You may be unfamiliar with the name, but dropsondes are on the cutting edge of technology, replacing both forecast weather and ground reports.

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Fifth Graders At Boston-Area School 'Adopt-A-Pilot'

SWA Program Encourages Students To Consider Aviation

Fifth Graders in Quincy, MA recently spent four weeks learning about aviation, thanks to Southwest Airlines and pilot Kimberly Lane.

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Memorial Life Flight Orders A Six-Pack From American Eurocopter

AMS Provider Adds EC-145s To Organization's Fleet

Hot on the heels of receiving a $1 million contribution from ExxonMobil to go towards new helicopters, Houston-based Memorial Hermann Life Flight awarded American Eurocopter an order for six EC-145s, adding to the success of the twin-engine helicopter in the US air medical services (AMS) marketplace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.02.07)

Aero-Linx!

The University of Michigan's newly-expanded WeatherCams page provides access to over 800 weather cameras across North America, the largest list on the web!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.02.07): CAVU

Aero-Terms!

Clear Air, Visibility Unlimited -- also 'severe clear.' The extreme opposite of WOXOF, "indefinite ceiling zero, sky obscured, visibility zero with fog" (decoded from weather teletypes).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.02.07)

"He's too heavy to land here. The runway is long enough for that airplane -- it's designed for short runways -- but our runways won't support the weight of that type of aircraft."

Source: Tim Beggerly, airport manager at the Ben Epps Field in Athens, GA. Students at nearby University of Georgia were awoken last week to the distinctive sounds of a C-17 Globemaster II transport plane that made several low passes over the airport.

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