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May 02, 2008

NM Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5896  Issue Date: May 02, 2008 at 0146 UTC  Location: 3 SW MESCALERO , New Mexico near BOLES VOR/DME (BWS)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately 1200 UTC TO 0500 UTC DLY  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 

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TX Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5954 Issue Date: May 02, 2008 at 1438 UTC Location: 33 MILE SOUTHEAST OF FST , Texas near FORT STOCKTON VORTAC (FST) 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: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Automated Flight Service Station, 505-856-4580

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FL TFR: 05.01.08 - 05.04.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5965 Issue Date: May 02, 2008 at 1554 UTC Location: MacDill AFB, Tampa, Florida near ST PETERSBURG VORTAC (PIE) Beginning Date and Time: May 01, 2008 at 1900 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 04, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the Canadian Snowbirds and other high performance aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/4722: to coorect coordination facility phone number Pilots May Contact: Tampa (TPA) Air Traffic Control Tower, 813-371-7748

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6009 Issue Date: May 02, 2008 at 2015 UTC Location: 11 S OF SIERRA VISTA , Arizona 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: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Automated Flight Service Station, 505-856-4580

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TX TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6018 Issue Date: May 02, 2008 at 2146 UTC Location: WICHITA FALLS , Texas Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice 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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Marines Say Osprey Has Proven Itself In Iraq

First Unit Returns From 'The Sound Of The Guns'

Marine officials state the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft has proven itself in Iraq, and they are applying the lessons learned in the first operational deployment of the tilt-rotor aircraft to current operations.

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European Operator Launches D-Jet Fractional Ownership Program

Smart Air Orders Eight Personal Jets, Options On More

Smart Air S.A. announced Friday the first fractional ownership company to utilize the single-engine Diamond D-Jet. The European company has made an initial purchase of eight aircraft, and has secured options for more thereafter with deliveries to begin in the first quarter of 2010.

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PlaneSmart! Aviation Names New President And CEO

Michael Brosler Was Fractional Program's Media Official

PlaneSmart! Aviation announced Friday the appointment of Michael A. Brosler as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Brosler is taking the place of former President and CEO Jeffrey A. Cullen, who is stepping down to pursue other long-term strategic aviation opportunities.

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AirVenture 2008 To Rock To Sounds From Foreigner

Opening Day Concert Will Follow Air Show

The Experimental Aircraft Association tells ANN AeroShell Square will once again be rockin' on EAA AirVenture's opening day, when the legendary band Foreigner takes the stage following the afternoon air show, courtesy of Ford Motor Company.

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Skycaps Win Lawsuit Against American Airlines

Carrier Bans Tips At Boston Logan, Appeals Ruling

On Thursday, American Airlines announced it has banned tipping of skycaps at Boston's Logan International Airport, after a judge awarded $325,000 to nine skycaps who had sued the carrier, claiming a $2-per-bag curbside check-in fee cut into their income, and violated the state's tipping laws.

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Final Assembly Begins on Fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Third Flight-Test Airplane Loaded into First Position

They're not flying 'em yet... but Boeing is making progress with building 'em. Final assembly began this week on the third flight-test Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first plane that will sport a finished interior.

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Senate To Vote Tuesday On Cloture For S.1300

Would End Debate On Amendments To FAA Funding Bill

Don't expect meaningful progress on the Senate's FAA funding bill until early next week. CNN reports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has scheduled a May 6 procedural vote on the matter, effectively setting a deadline for lawmakers to stop quibbling over which amendments should be added to the bill.

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Cessna Suspends Introduction Of 172TD

Thielert Troubles Delay Turbodiesel Skyhawk

Chalk it up to bad timing. Seven months after Cessna announced it would sell a model of its storied 172 Skyhawk with a Thielert turbodiesel engine, the planemaker has put the program on hold due to ongoing strife at the troubled German engine supplier.

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SATSair Posts Significant Growth In 2007

Posts 60% Growth Overall; Florida Market Booming

Pioneering air taxi provider SATSair announced this week the 2007 fiscal year marked strong growth for the company's on-demand services, and that the trend has continued through the first quarter of 2008.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 05.02.08

The Story Behind Thielert Diesels

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.02.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.02.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Story Behind Thielert Diesels: 05.02.08 (ANN Special Report, with company founder Frank Thielert, and Cessna's Jack Pelton and Roger Whyte.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.02.08

FAA reauthorization has fallen off the rails again.
NASA is charged with ethics violations.
And the US Air Force can't wait to put the Osprey to work.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.02.08

FAA reauthorization has fallen off the rails again.
NASA is charged with ethics violations.
And the US Air Force can't wait to put the Osprey to work.

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ANN Special Feature: Thielert Aircraft Engines - 05.02.08

Notwithstanding the recent business and legal woes of Thielert Aircraft Engines and its founder, the company has made a major impact on general aviation. Today, we'll hear how the Thielert diesels

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AD: PZL Bielsko

AD NUMBER: 2008-09-08 MANUFACTURER: PZL Bielsko SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-09-08 SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: CASA

AD NUMBER: 2008-09-22 MANUFACTURER: CASA SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-09-22 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Aero-TV Chats With A USAF Thunderbird

This Guy Has The Best Seat At EVERY Airshow He Flies!

When the USAF Thunderbirds performed at the Kennedy Space Center last fall for the World Space Expo (where ANN served as the event's primary news team), it was a coveted chance for some of the best aviators in the world to make a historic landing at the home of the NASA Space Shuttle program. Helping the Air Force celebrate their 60th anniversary as a military service, the Thunderbirds put ion a show to remember, while ANN had the chance to work behind the scenes, in areas normally quite restricted, to see the "behind the scenes" action associated with putting one of the most consistently precise airshow performances on/over the earth.

Aero-TV Chats With A USAF Thunderbird

This Guy Has The Best Seat At EVERY Airshow He Flies!

When the USAF Thunderbirds performed at the Kennedy Space Center last fall for the World Space Expo (where ANN served as the event's primary news team), it was a coveted chance for some of the best aviators in the world to make a historic landing at the home of the NASA Space Shuttle program.

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Say What? Nevada Governor Wants $687,000 For Fossett Search

"So Sorry For Your Loss... Will That Be Visa Or Mastercard?"

Talk about adding insult to injury. Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons intends to bill Steve Fossett's widow for the $687,000 the state spent searching for the missing adventurer last fall.

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Eclipse Receives Its First Foreign Certifications

Approved In India, Australia; EASA Approval 'On Track For This Summer'

Eclipse Aviation announced Thursday the company has made strides towards expanding its global reach. The Albuquerque, NM-based planemaker told ANN it has received certification to register and operate the Eclipse 500 in India and Australia... and anticipates receipt of EASA certification later this year.

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NASA IG Says Orion Review Board Violates Federal Laws

Includes Employees Of Contractors Tasked With Building New Spacecraft

According to a report issued this week by NASA's Inspector General, the board established to review development and construction of the agency's upcoming Orion manned spacecraft includes six employees of companies tasked with building the capsule... a violation of both federal law, and common-sense ethics.

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USAF Says Tilt-Rotors Ready For Action... Early

Ospreys Could Be Deployed Ahead Of February 2009 Deadline

The Osprey is ready for action. That's reportedly the word from one US Air Force general, who said recently the service's CV-22 tiltrotors have performed so well in operational testing, he's ready to send them on a mission sooner that planned.

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CO + AAL + BA = True Formula For Success?

Alliance Could Provide Merger Benefits, Without Merger Hassles

Continental Airlines is beginning to look like one of the smarter players in the airline consolidation frenzy. That airline's merger talks with United had many industry analysts scratching their heads, especially after United announced it lost over a half-billion dollars just in the first quarter.

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Klyde Morris (05.02.08)

We Dunno, Klyde... Seems They're Made For Each Other...

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Missouri Cuts Back Planned Incentives To Lure Bombardier

Fewer Tax Credits Help Sway Lawmaker Support

Missouri lawmakers have reduced incentives to attract Bombardier Aerospace to the Kansas City area. But that doesn't mean they're giving up on luring the Canadian planemaker to open a plant there.

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AFA Welcomes Lufthansa's 'Berlin Airlift' For 60th Anniversary

Carrier Will Fly 28 Airlift Veterans, Wives To Berlin Air Show

The Air Force Association welcomed an announcement this week from Germany’s biggest airline, Lufthansa, stating the carrier will commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift on May 27 by flying 28 US veterans and their wives to the Berlin International Air Show (ILA 2008) for a special ceremony and celebration.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.02.08)

Aero-Linx!

Profiles of famous and lesser-known Luftwaffe pilots and their airplanes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.02.08): Under The Hood

Aero-Terms!

Indicates that the pilot is using a hood to restrict visibility outside the cockpit while simulating instrument flight. An appropriately rated pilot is required in the other control seat while this operation is being conducted. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.02.08)

"When they were called upon by their country to save Berlin, they answered the call without question. They flew their unarmed C-47s and C-54s around the clock, at paper-thin intervals, and often under the most horrendous weather conditions. They did all this under the constant threat of attack. Yet they did not falter. Thirty-one of these young men laid down their lives to save the people of Berlin. These aging airmen are to be honored at this 60th Anniversary of this historic event for their unstinting service to Germany and the US. None deserve our gratitude more. They were heroes then, they are heroes now and they will remain heroes to all those who cherish freedom."

Source: Lt. General Michael M. Dunn USAF (ret) and President of the Air Fo

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MN TFR: 05.02.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5855  Issue Date: May 01, 2008 at 1934 UTC  Location: ELY , Minnesota  Beginning Date and Time: May 02, 2008 at 1600 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 02, 2008 at 1715 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING ACTIVITY AT BABBITT IRON MINES  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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KS TFR: 05.04.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5799  Issue Date: May 01, 2008 at 1601 UTC  Location: Wichita, Kansas  Beginning Date and Time: May 04, 2008 at 1750 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 04, 2008 at 2300 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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