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February 08, 2008

UT TFR: 02.08.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/4099  Issue Date: February 08, 2008 at 1445 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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MN TFR: 02.08.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/4115 Issue Date: February 08, 2008 at 1529 UTC Type: Hazards

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TX TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/4138 Issue Date: February 08, 2008 at 1803 UTC Type: Hazards

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Atlantis Crew Prepares For Saturday Docking At ISS

Friday's Schedule Full Of Checks, Heat Shield Inspection

The seven-member crew of the space shuttle Atlantis spent their first full day in space Friday, by readying the orbiter for Saturday's scheduled arrival at the International Space Station, and inspecting Atlantis' ceramic tile heat shield.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 02.08.08

What's On Tap So Far For AirVenture 2008?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.08.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.08.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- What's On Tap So Far For AirVenture 2008? 02.08.08 (ANN Special Report, with Adam Smith, EAA vice president of membership services.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.08.08

Atlantis is finally on its way.
NATCA may have succeeded in costing Bobby Sturgell his job.
And airline merger-mania is in the blocks waiting for the starting gun.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.08.08

Atlantis is finally on its way.
NATCA may have succeeded in costing Bobby Sturgell his job.
And airline merger-mania is in the blocks waiting for the starting gun.

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ANN Special Feature: Adam Smith, AirVenture Attractions 2008 - 02.08.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Adam Smith of EAA about attractions at AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, a list which already includes Virgin Galactic's new models, NASA's 50th anniversary, and the possibility

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Airlines Look To Retirees To Fill Empty Cockpit Seats

But There's Little Incentive For Pilots To Come Back

Faced with a continued shortage of qualified pilots -- and in light of recent passage of the "Age 65" rule governing airline pilot retirements -- several carriers are reportedly going after retired pilots, hoping to lure them back into the cockpit for a few more years.

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NTSB Issues Probable Cause On Wyoming CAP Downing

Says Turbulence, Low Visibility Likely Factors

The National Transportation Safety Board released its Probable Cause report this week on the downing last year of a Wyoming Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182R. The Probable Cause Report was adopted as of January 31, and states strong winds and low visibility were factors in the August 20, 2007 mishap.

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Bell Celebrates 365 Orders In 2007

Model 407 Leads The Way

Building on its news of 181 helicopters delivered last year, Bell Helicopter announced this week 2007 was also a banner year for helicopter orders -- with a total of 365 total orders taken.

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US Army Helo Pilot Charged With Selling Stolen Artifacts

Items Pilfered At The Same Time CWO Was Based In Cairo

Officials say US Army Chief Warrant Officer Edward George Johnson didn't stay in Egypt very long... but he made the time worth his while. And that's the problem -- Johnson is charged with selling 90 artifacts, stolen from a museum while the Fort Bragg helicopter pilot was stationed in Cairo.

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Contractor Pleads Guilty To Bribing FAA Employee

Faces 45 Years In Prison For 2003 Payments

Sentencing is scheduled for May 12 in the case of a former FAA contractor charged with bribing an FAA employee.

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ESA Provides 3-D Glimpse Of Red Planet

High-Res Camera Image Released Online

Mars is about to come into focus as never before, thanks to the data from the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC). A new high-resolution Digital Terrain Model data set, released this week onto the Internet, will allow researchers to obtain new information about the Red Planet... in 3-D, no less.

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Production Begins On First RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornet

Machining Of Wing Bulkhead Started Tuesday

Northrop Grumman Corporation tells ANN production of major structural components for the first F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently began.

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Aero-TV: The Gobosh G700S Brings New Meaning To The Word 'Sporty'

This Two Place SportPlane Performs As Well As It Looks!

The Gobosh G700S light sport aircraft is a collaboration between Gobosh Aviation and the design efforts of Tomasz Antoniewski and Aero -- familiar names in aviation since 1990. Based in Poland, Aero holds Type Certificates for three different aircraft designs -- and the G-700S, a light sport variant of the Aero AT-3, is at the top of the ladder. The American-market LSA is manufactured on the same production line that produces certified aircraft.

Aero-TV: The Gobosh G700S Brings New Meaning To The Word 'Sporty'

This Two Place SportPlane Performs As Well As It Looks!

The Gobosh G700S light sport aircraft is a collaboration between Gobosh Aviation and the design efforts of Tomasz Antoniewski and Aero -- familiar names in aviation since 1990. Based in Poland, Aero holds Type Certificates for three different aircraft designs -- and the G-700S, a light sport variant of the Aero AT-3, is at the top of the ladder. The American-market LSA is manufactured on the same production line that produces certified aircraft.

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Carson Says 787 Delays Something Of A Mixed Blessing

Customers, Suppliers Irked... But Added Time Helps Engineers

Delays in production of its upcoming 787 Dreamliner have been a bane for Boeing... but, perhaps, they've also been something of a blessing, giving the beleaguered jetmaker time to "fine tune" several systems on the aircraft.

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Some Say Delta, Northwest Merger Announcement Imminent

Could Come Next Week; United, CO Talks Speed Up

Oh, what twisted webs the airlines weave... and we're just not talking about departure schedules at JFK.

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EAA Accepting Applications For 2008 'Women Soar, You Soar' Program

Seeks To Spark Young Women's Interest In Aviation

Inspiring young women to reach for their dreams in aviation is again the mission of EAA's fourth annual Women Soar, You Soar event, scheduled for July 28-29 at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, WI.

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Red Bull Air Races Coming To Midwest

Detroit, San Diego Will Host Event In 2008

US fans of the Red Bull Air Race World Series will have not just one, but two locations in the United States to take in the aerial spectacle and thrilling action for 2008. Event organizers announced Thursday that, in addition to a return to San Diego, CA, race organizers also selected Detroit, MI to host a round of the competition.

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FAA Will Not Require Changes To Alaska Airlines 737-400 Fleet

Carrier Removed Problematic Flap Doors

The FAA will not require Alaska Airlines to make any changes to its fleet of Boeing 737-400s, following four emergency landings by three 737-400 Combis in January.

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Primaris Airlines Receives Funding To Expand Operations

Cash Infusion Fuels All-Business-Class Carrier

This week, Primaris Airlines, Inc. and Americasia Holdings Limited announced the signing of a contract for an initial funding of almost $100 million for what the carrier says will be a new higher-service, lower-cost "professional class" scheduled airline between the East and West Coasts of the United States -- and, ultimately, across the Pacific to Asia.

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Klyde Morris (02.08.08)

Behind The New UAL Baggage Fees...

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USAF Awards United Launch Alliance Three Delta IV Missions

$505 Million Contract Includes Two Heavy-Lift Missions

This week, the US Air Force awarded United Launch Alliance a $505 million contract to provide launch services for three new National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) satellites aboard Delta IV rockets, under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. The EELV Launch Services Contract provides for the production, hardware integration, assembly and checkout of the launch vehicle.

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PA-28 Goes Into Water On Takeoff From SGJ

Investigator Says Student Took Off From Wrong Runway

A student pilot walked away unhurt Wednesday night when a Piper PA-28-161 Warrior ran off the end of a runway at St. Augustine Airport (SGJ).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.08.08): Oil Canning

Aero-Terms!

A condition where a flat piece of sheet metal is stretched so it snaps in and out between rows of rivets, in the same way the bottom of an oil can snaps in and out. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.08.08)

"This is an exciting time for the Red Bull Air Race World Series. With an adapted race format, a selection of spectacular and diverse host cities and the world’s best pilots ready to battle it out, I’m looking forward to an incredible 2008 season."

Source: Red Bull CEO Bernd Loidl. US fans of the Red Bull Air Race World Series will have not just one, but two locations in the United States to take in the aerial spectacle and thrilling action for 2008.

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TN TFR: 02.08.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3992 Issue Date: February 07, 2008 at 1928 UTC Location: Nashville/Lafayette, Tennessee Beginning Date and Time: February 08, 2008 at 1440 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 08, 2008 at 1910 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MN TFR: 02.08.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/4000 Issue Date: February 07, 2008 at 1953 UTC Type: Hazards

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