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May 18, 2008

FAA Has More Questions For American Airlines

Carrier Says Agency Sent Mixed Signals On Grounded MD-80s

The Federal Aviation Administration has more questions for executives at American Airlines, concerning maintenance practices at the Fort Worth, TX-based carrier.

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NTSB Prelim Notes Engine Problems Ahead Of Fatal C182 Accident

Control Issues Also Cited Following Entry Into Clouds, Snow

Below is the unedited text of the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report, released this week, into the May 8 downing of a Cessna 182H near Black Hawk, CO that claimed the life of Barry Maggert, older brother of PGA Golfer Jeff Maggert.

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PWM Worker Arrested For Siphoning Jet Fuel

Allegedly Stole 25 Gallons From JetBlue A320

Was it desperation, stemming from record high prices for heating oil... or an effort to cash in on those same prices? Officials at Portland International Jetport (PWM) in Maine have some questions for one airport worker, accused of siphoning jet fuel out of a JetBlue Airways A320.

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Teamsters Protest Frontier Execs' Severance Packages

Accuse Management Of Negotiating In Bad Faith With Workers

Last week, Frontier Airlines announced it would cut employee pay by 10 percent, as that carrier struggles through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The airline said it's only temporary... and workers will see their pay restored in October.

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DFW International Stages 'LifeSaver 2008' Emergency Exercise

Hundreds Of Volunteers, First Responders Take Part

On Saturday, DFW International Airport successfully staged its triennial LifeSaver Drill to test the airport's response to an emergency situation. The LifeSaver Drill 2008 exercise was based on the airport's response to all of the potential aspects of an explosion that encompasses both a terminal and airplane, including aircraft and structure fires, rescues and recovery.

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NASA Satellite Shows Interior Of Mars Colder Than Thought

May Need To Drill Deeper For Water As A Result

New observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicate that the crust and upper mantle of Mars are stiffer and colder than previously thought. The findings suggest any liquid water that might exist below the planet's surface and any possible organisms living in that water, would be located deeper than scientists had suspected.

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John Dye Earns Aerobatic Instructor Designation

First To Earn Accreditation Under NAFI/IAC Joint Program

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and the International Aerobatic Club (IAC) recently announced a significant accomplishment on the part of John Gardner Dye of Lisbon, OH.

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Air Show Celebrates Berlin Airlift Anniversary

'Operation Vittles' Started June 25, 1948

The historic humanitarian efforts of the Berlin Airlift 60 years ago demonstrated to US allies and enemies alike that the country would not be deterred from its commitments, the Air Force secretary said Saturday.

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Colorado-Based Pilot Wins S-Tec Autopilot Giveaway

Bill Patterson Might Trade Up To 55X

S-Tec announced recently that Bill Patterson of Montrose County, CO was the lucky winner of the company's System Thirty autopilot giveaway. Patterson’s name was drawn from the hundreds of entries the company received during last month's Lakeland air show.

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DART Eurocopter AS350/AS355 Interior Panels Earn Transport Canada Approval

FAA, EASA Approvals Still Pending

Dart Helicopter Services announced recently its affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., received Transport Canada approval for its interior Panels for AS350/355 series helicopters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.18.08)

Aero-Linx!

Welcome to the internet site of the 494th Bomb Group (Heavy) Association.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.18.08): Retrograde

Aero-Terms!

The rotation or orbital motion of an object in a clockwise direction when viewed from the north pole of the ecliptic; moving in the opposite sense from the great majority of solar system bodies.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.18.08)

"Since it has been brought to our attention, we do plan to meet with American Airlines safety people to discuss the revised procedures."

Source: Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Les Dorr. The FAA has more questions for executives at American Airlines, concerning maintenance practices at the Fort Worth, TX-based carrier.

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CA TFR: 05.19.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7951 Issue Date: May 16, 2008 at 2149 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: May 19, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 19, 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: 05.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7952 Issue Date: May 16, 2008 at 2151 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: May 20, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 20, 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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