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May 11, 2008

TX TFR: 05.11.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7041  Issue Date: May 10, 2008 at 0044 UTC  Location: Waco, Texas  Beginning Date and Time: May 11, 2008 at 1650 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 11, 2008 at 1800 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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WAAS Up? Advanced Technology Certified On Mooney Airplanes

FAA Grants Type Certification For Ovations And Acclaim

The use of Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)-aided navigation and Safe-Taxi has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Mooney's family of airplanes -- the Acclaim Type S, Ovation 3 and Ovation2 GX.

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Pilot Error, Restricted Viz Cited In Dayton Vectren Show Accident

Ruling Cites Air Show Smoke As Contributing Factor

The National Transportation Safety Board presented its findings this week on the tragic fatal crash of airshow performer Jim LeRoy at the Dayton Vectren Airshow on July 28, 2007.

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Experiment Data From Last Columbia Mission Survived Disaster

Info Recovered From Scorched Hard Drive Helps Fill In Blanks

When the shuttle Columbia tragically broke apart on reentry in 2003, killing its crew of seven, few believed that much, if anything could be recovered. The intense heat of reentry combined with a massive debris field over the Texas and Arkansas border made the chances recovering anything nearly impossible.

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Two Lost In Lancair IV-P Accident

Pilot Reported Icing Prior To Crash

The crash of a Lancair IV-P near Snow Hill, NC claimed two lives on Thursday. Pilot Mark Sobel, 56, and his wife Joan Wilson, 56, were both killed when the high performance single crashed in open farmland around 1330 on Thursday about 20 miles southwest of Greenville.

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Five Aircraft Damaged By Tornado At GSO

F2 Storm Cuts Across County

A powerful storm system Thursday evening spawned a tornado that wreaked havoc on Greensboro's Piedmont Triad International Airport, damaging five aircraft in its path.

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NASA Considers Manned Mission To Asteroid

Quick! Someone Call Bruce Willis... And Aerosmith!

Usually it happens the other way around... but this time NASA is taking some cues from Hollywood on a possible future mission to an asteroid. Luckily, this one isn't on a collision course with Earth.

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FedEx C208 Cargomaster Down In Michigan, Pilot OK

Engine Trouble Reported To Be Cause

We've all heard the old pilot saying "a good landing is one you can walk away from" -- well, thankfully one FedEx feeder pilot did exactly that on Friday night.

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Boeing Subsidiary To Build Flight School At Former Castle AFB

737 Simulator At Core Of Alteon Training, Sierra Academy of Aeronautics Partnership

Boeing Co. subsidiary Alteon Training announced this week the launch of a $25M project to build a new pilot training center in Atwater, CA at Castle Commerce Center, formerly known as Castle AFB.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.11.08)

Aero-Linx!

News, pictures, information, and resources from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.11.08): Central Peak

Aero-Terms!

The exposed core of uplifted rocks in complex meteorite impact craters; the central peak material typically shows evidence of intense fracturing, faulting and shock metamorphism.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.11.08)

"An asteroid will one day be on a collision course with Earth. Doesn't it make sense, after going to the moon, to start learning more about them?"

Source: Rob Landis, engineer at Johnson Space Center and co-author of a NASA study which outlines a plan to utilize the next-generation Orion space vehicle to deliver a two-person pod to the surface of an asteroid as it travels through space at 28,000 mph.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-10-07 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-10-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B,747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes.

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AD: Sikorsky

AD NUMBER: 2008-10-04 MANUFACTURER: Sikorsky SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-10-04 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) model helicopters that requires installing an electric chip detector on each engine and an on-board chip detector annunciation system.

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AD: Dassault Aviation

AD NUMBER: 2008-09-21 MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-09-21 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-10-09 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-10-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C,-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-09-20 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-09-20 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200F, 747-300,747-400, and 747-400D series airplanes.

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