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June 11, 2008

NY TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1663 Issue Date: June 10, 2008 at 2041 UTC Location: GORE MOUNTAIN NEAR GLENS FALLS , New York near GLENS FALLS VORTAC (GFL) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: September 01, 2008 at 2300 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: BOSTON (ZBW) Center, 603-879-6655

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TX TFR: 06.12.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1750 Issue Date: June 11, 2008 at 1220 UTC Location: 12 MILES SEO , Texas near TEXICO VORTAC (TXO) Beginning Date and Time: June 12, 2008 at 1100 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 12, 2008 at 1200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: FORT WORTH (ZFW) Center, 817-858-7503

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VA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1906 Issue Date: June 11, 2008 at 1713 UTC Location: SUFFOLK , Virginia near COFIELD VORTAC (CVI) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: FAA (ZDC) Center, 703-771-3470

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CO Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1909 Issue Date: June 11, 2008 at 1726 UTC Location: 57 MILES SE OF PUEBLO (FT CARSON) , Colorado near TOBE VORTAC (TBE) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1910 Issue Date: June 11, 2008 at 1738 UTC Location: KING CITYLIFORNIA , California near BIG SUR VORTAC (BSR) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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AK TFR: 06.12.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1985 Issue Date: June 11, 2008 at 2133 UTC Location: JUNEAU , Alaska near SISTERS ISLAND VORTAC (SSR) Beginning Date and Time: June 12, 2008 at 0700 UTC Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 06.12.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1738 Issue Date: June 11, 2008 at 1213 UTC Location: 18 ESE TEXICO , Texas Beginning Date and Time: June 12, 2008 at 1100 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 12, 2008 at 1200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: FORT WORTH (ZFW) Automated Flight Service Station, 817-858-7503

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NASA Succeeds In Filling Phoenix Lander's Oven With Martian Soil

"The Ground Moved"

Reason for cheers for scientists at NASA, JPL and the University of Arizona in Tucson Wednesday... as the Phoenix Mars Lander has filled its first oven with Martian soil.

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Boeing Flies B-1 Equipped With New Targeting Pod

Electro-Optical/Infrared Targeting System Tested

Boeing announced it has successfully flight-tested an electro-optical/infrared targeting pod system designed for the B-1 bomber. A B-1 equipped with a Sniper XR electro-optical/infrared targeting pod completed a series of flights from the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 06.11.08

Improving The Airline Experience, With Karen Kahn

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.11.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.11.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Improving The Airline Experience: 06.11.08 (ANN Special Report, with airline captain, flight instructor, career counselor and author Karen Kahn.)

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Lancair Updates Progress Of Evolution Turboprop

Preparing New Single For Oshkosh

Following its inaugural cross-country flight from Redmond, OR to Lakeland, FL in April, Lancair's brand new Evolution turboprop is now being prepared for its debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008.

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DOT IG Criticizes FAA's Hiring Practices

Too Many Controllers In Training, Not Enough Experienced Ones

The FAA's lightning-round hiring of new air traffic controllers to replace retiring veterans has compromised the safety of the nation's skies. That's not (just) more rhetoric from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, locked in a contentious two-year battle with the agency over a new contract; that's the finding of the Department of Transportation's inspector general.

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NTSB Recommends FAA Look Closely At Pilot Fatigue

Safety Board Wants Measures To Keep Cockpit Crews Awake

The National Transportation Safety Board made two recommendations Tuesday to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address human fatigue within airline operations. The Board recommended that the FAA develop guidance, based on empirical and scientific evidence, for operators to establish fatigue management systems, including information about the content and implementation of these systems.

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Texas Aviation Hall Of Fame To Honor Tuskegee Airmen

Ceremony Scheduled For November 15

Scott Rozzell, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of CenterPoint Energy and Chairman of the 2008 Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Gala, announced this week the Tuskegee Airmen will be honored as inductees into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame at this year's gala.

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ERAU Student Teams Take Top Honors In FAA Design Competition

Proposals For Alternative Fuels, GPS Technologies

Two student teams from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently took first-place awards in the FAA's Design Competition for Universities for their proposals on the use of alternative fuels and GPS technology at airports.

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Hawker Beechcraft Delivers First Hawker 750 To Jet Asia Limited

First Of Four 750s On September 2007 Order

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) celebrated the start of customer deliveries of its Hawker 750 this week.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.11.08

A Sudan Airways flight is down at Khartoum.
DayJet will test NextGen for the FAA in Florida.
And Salem, Oregon dares the FAA to intervene on behalf of a helicopter flight school.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.11.08

A Sudan Airways flight is down at Khartoum.
DayJet will test NextGen for the FAA in Florida.
And Salem, Oregon dares the FAA to intervene on behalf of a helicopter flight school.

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ANN Special Feature: Karen Kahn, Improving the Airline Experience - 06.11.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Karen Kahn, an airline captain, flight instructor, career counselor and author. Karen offers ideas tips for airline passengers to improve their experience with the airli

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AD: Short

AD NUMBER: 2008-12-08 MANUFACTURER: Short SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-12-08 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Short Brothers Model SD3-60 airplanes.

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Aero-TV Asks AEA Members... So, What Got Your Attention At This Year's AEA Convention?

The Avionics Industry Seems Hopeful About The Future

Opinions! We love them... especially when they come from folks with something interesting to say! Aero-TV engaged in one of its favorite exercises during the 2008 AEA Annual Convention... that of surveying a dozen or so people at an event with three questions targeted toward the interest group that we're shooting...  So, we came up with three good questions for the thousands of folks who populated this year's convention... finishing with an intriguing topic for attendees of April's AEA 2008 Convention... "What Got YOUR Attention This Year?"

Aero-TV Asks AEA Members: So, What Got Your Attention At The '08 AEA Convention?

The Avionics Industry Seems Hopeful About The Future

Opinions! We love them... especially when they come from folks with something interesting to say! Aero-TV engaged in one of its favorite exercises during the 2008 AEA Annual Convention... that of surveying a dozen or so people at an event with three questions targeted toward the interest group that we're shooting...  So, we came up with three good questions for the thousands of folks who populated this year's convention... finishing with an intriguing topic for attendees of April's AEA 2008 Convention... "What Got YOUR Attention This Year?"

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Rejected Helicopter School May Ask FAA For Help

Salem City Council Strikes Down License Request

The NIMBYs have spoken in Salem, OR... but they might not have the final say.

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Rockwell Collins Subsidiary Flies UAV... Without A Wing

Athena Technologies Brings Stricken Model Safely Back To Earth

Rockwell Collins subsidiary Athena Technologies recently completed a successful flight test of a significantly damaged unmanned F/A-18 subscale model air vehicle. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) sponsored the flight demonstrations held this spring at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.

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GAMA Awards Scholarship To Parks College Grad

Eric Shradar Was President, Team Captain Of 'Flying Billikens'

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has named Eric J. Shradar as this year's Dr. Harold S. Wood Scholarship recipient. Shradar recently graduated from Parks College of Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO.

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Delta Pilots Union Doesn't Expect Concession Request

Believes Airline Won't Ask For Pay Cuts

The head of Delta Air Lines's pilots union told the Associated Press Monday he doesn't think record fuel prices will force management to ask pilots for wage concessions during Delta's acquisition of Northwest Airlines.

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Mooney Announces Brazilian Certification For Acclaim

Special Equipment Required Includes An ADF, Flashlight

Mooney Airplane Company announced this week it received certification for the Model M20TN Acclaim and Acclaim Type S from the ANAC, the Brazilian aviation certification authority.

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Frolicking Flyer, FA Face Fines

Plead Guilty To Disorderly Conduct, Remain Suspended From Airline

The saga of Pinnacle Airlines employees Jeffrey Bradford and Adrianna Connor came one step closer to resolution Monday. The two 24-year old employees -- he's a pilot, she's a flight attendant -- each pleaded guilty to one charge of disorderly conduct, stemming from a nighttime encounter in the woods near Swatara Township in central Pennsylvania.

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Virgin Charter Names Brian Pope As Chief Operating Officer

Was Formerly Head Of Marketing

Online private aviation 'matchmaker' Virgin Charter announced Wednesday Brian Pope has been promoted to chief operating officer. Pope, who previously held the position of chief marketing officer, will now oversee Virgin Charter’s operating groups including Marketing and will continue to report to CEO Scott Duffy.

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PZL-Swidnik Deliver 200th AW139 Airframe

Company Has Manufactured Nearly 800 Airframes Since 1996

In a ceremony held at PZL-Swidnik's facility in Poland last week, the 200th AW139 airframe to be manufactured by PZL-Swidnik was accepted by AgustaWestland.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.11.08)

Aero-Linx!

This site, currently hosting 130 transcripts, contains various Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) transcripts of aviation accidents and incidents. Covering a wide range from large commercial aircraft to commuter, corporate, and even private aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.11.08): Contra-rotating Propellers

Aero-Terms!

Propellers turning in opposite directions on the same axis.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.11.08)

"We think it was an appropriate result and are grateful it was done in a timely manner without more invasion into their private lives. On a public service note, this is what alcohol can do."

Source: J. Michael Sheldon, attorney for Pinnacle Airlines flight attendant Adrianna Connor. Along with pilot Jeffrey Bradford, Connor pleaded guilty Monday to one charge of disorderly conduct, stemming from a nighttime encounter in the woods near Swatara Township in central Pennsylvania.

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