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July 04, 2008

CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5979 Issue Date: July 04, 2008 at 1634 UTC Location: GOLETA , California 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: LOS ANGELES (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5986 Issue Date: July 04, 2008 at 1752 UTC Location: BUCK MEADOWS , California near EL NIDO VOR/DME (HYP) 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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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5981 Issue Date: July 04, 2008 at 1649 UTC Location: YUCAIPA , California near PARADISE VORTAC (PDZ) 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: LOS ANGELES (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5943  Issue Date: July 03, 2008 at 2313 UTC  Location: WARM SPRINGS , Oregon near DESCHUTES VORTAC (DSD)  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: SEATTLE (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5952 Issue Date: July 04, 2008 at 0252 UTC Location: 44 W RED BLUFF , California 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 Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5945 Issue Date: July 03, 2008 at 2315 UTC Location: 15 SSW OF SIERRA VISTA , Arizona Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately 1200-0500 UTC Daily 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) Center, 505-856-4580

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NH TFR: 07.04.08 - 07.18.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5990  Issue Date: July 04, 2008 at 1842 UTC  Location: NEW BOSTON AIR FORCE STATION , New Hampshire near MANCHESTER VOR/DME (MHT)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately 1200-2200 UTC Daily  Ending Date and Time: July 18, 2008 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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UAL, Continental Pilots Form Alliance Of Their Own

Join Forces To Promote, Protect Mutual Interests

The pilots of United and Continental Airlines announced Thursday their intent to align efforts geared toward promoting the careers and futures of their respective groups in the face of the recent Global Cooperation agreement between their respective airlines.

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Airline Hopes To Lure Seattle Business Away From Horizon

SeaPort Offers Service Between PDX And BFI

Lots of people travel between Portland, OR and Seattle, WA on business. There are several ways to get there. One is Horizon Air's shuttle... but by the time you park, negotiate the terminal, deal with the TSA, and deal with ground travel at your destination, flying can take as long or longer than the three-hour trip by car.

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David Powell Named Dean Of Western Michigan College Of Aviation

Has Acted As Interim Dean Since August 2007

Following a nationwide search, David M. Powell has been named the new dean of the Western Michigan University College of Aviation, effective July 1.

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GLAST Mission Operations At NASA Goddard Powered Up

Teams Across The Country Will Monitor Astrophysics Experiments

Several bases of operations for NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) are gearing up for data from the recently launched satellite, the space agency said this week. Operations centers preparing for data from GLAST include NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park, CA.

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GAMA Welcomes US-Europe Bilateral Agreement On Aviation Safety

Includes Language To Ease Regulatory Burdens

Earlier this week, GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce attended the signing ceremony in Brussels for the US-European Community Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (The Agreement between the United States of America and the European Community on Cooperation in the Regulation of Civil Aviation Safety).

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Pilot Missing In Action From The Korean War Is Identified

Airman's Remains To Be Buried Later This Month In South Carolina

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Thursday the remains of a US serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Bombardier, Comair Celebrate Launch Of North American CRJ Service

First Flight From CVG To YYZ Occurred In June 1993

It was on June 1, 1993 that Comair launched North American CRJ regional jet service with a flight from the airline's base at Cincinnati to Toronto. On June 26, 2008, the 15th anniversary was celebrated at Comair's headquarters in a ceremony attended by John Selvaggio, President, Comair; Jim Dailly, Senior Vice-President, Sales, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and other dignitaries from Bombardier and Comair.

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ICG Offers Upgraded NxtLink 120A And 220A Systems

Allow "Office In The Sky" Flight Deck, Crew Communications

International Communications Group (ICG) announced this week it has begun production of its new NxtLink 120A and 220A Iridium communications systems. Both systems now support both Future Air Navigation System (FANS) and Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) as well as Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) requirements.

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Aero-TV Celebrates Aviation And Freedom

The aviation world is a wondrous one... but it did not happen overnight and it did not happen without sacrifice. The men and women who won our freedom, and those that established it over two centuries before, now have allowed us to see the world in amazing ways... and given us the tools to earn our livings, protect our families, and inspire others to far greater aspirations.

Aero-TV Celebrates Aviation And Freedom

Happy 4th--Aero-Style!!!!!

The aviation world is a wondrous one... but it did not happen overnight and it did not happen without sacrifice.The men and women who won our freedom, and those that established it over two centuries before, now have allowed us to see the world in amazing ways... and given us the tools to earn our livings, protect our families, and inspire others to far greater aspirations.

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Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan Cleared For Flight

Demonstrator Powerplant Completes Phase II Ground Testing

Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan demonstrator engine has completed Phase II ground tests, and has been cleared for flight testing on Pratt & Whitney’s 747SP flying testbed mid-year.

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American Plans To Cut Nearly 7,000 From Workforce This Year

Airline Will Take $1.3 Billion Hit In Second Quarter

Ouch. There's no other word to describe the news this week that American Airlines may post a second-quarter charge of as much as $1.3 billion, much of it related to the carrier's plans to reduce capacity.

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FAA Looks At Go-Around Procedures At Busy Airports

Controllers Say There Have Been Many Close Calls

With additional focus on airport congestion and the potential for runway incursions, one of the first maneuvers any student pilot learns is facing additional scrutiny by federal authorities: the go-around.

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Klyde Morris (07.04.08)

Klyde Feels NASA's Pain... But Not THAT Much

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MESSENGER Settles Old Debates And Makes New Discoveries At Mercury

New Research Shows Volcanoes, Magnetic Field Involved In Formation

Scientists have argued about the origins of Mercury's smooth plains and the source of its magnetic field for more than 30 years. Now, analyses of data from the January 2008 flyby of the planet by the Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft have shown that volcanoes were involved in plains formation and suggest that its magnetic field is actively produced in the planet's core.

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Airline Denies Boarding To Terminally Ill Cancer Patient

Man Dies On Road Trip Before Returning Home

When you board an airliner, the airlines want you sober, alert, and ready to help yourself in the event an evacuation or other emergency response is needed. But what if you're about to die anyway? Should an airline deny you boarding on a flight you're making so you can die at home?

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NWA Pilots To Get 2.4 Percent Equity In Combined Airline

Rank-And-File Still Must Vote On New, Single Contract

It's looking like pilots for Delta and Northwest Airlines will come through the merger of the two carriers without the ugly civil war that marked the merger of US Airways three years ago.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.04.08)

Aero-Linx! 

The 352nd FG Association was founded in 1983 when 19 veterans of the Group met in Orlando, Florida while attending an Eighth Air Force Reunion.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.04.08): Quadrant

Aero-Terms!

A quarter part of a circle, centered on a navaid, oriented clockwise from magnetic north.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.04.08)

"The ground test program has been a complete success and the Geared Turbofan engine has met or exceeded all performance targets. This demonstrator engine has confirmed the laboratory results of our Fan Drive Gear System demonstrating excellent efficiency and operational characteristics. The double-digit reductions in fuel burn, engine noise, environmental emissions and operating costs we’ve targeted make the Geared Turbofan engine the best solution for the next generation of commercial aircraft."

Source: Bob Saia, Pratt & Whitney vice president, Next Generation Product Family. The enginemaker announced Wednesday its new Geared Turbofan has completed its second phase of ground testing, and has been cleared for flight tests later this

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FL TFR: 07.09.08 - 07.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5796 Issue Date: July 03, 2008 at 1232 UTC Location: Pensacola Beach, Florida near CRESTVIEW VORTAC (CEW) Beginning Date and Time: July 09, 2008 at 1245 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 13, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Pensacola (P31) TRACON, 850-444-5646

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NY TFR: 07.11.08 - 07.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5795 Issue Date: July 03, 2008 at 1232 UTC Location: Geneseo, New York near GENESEO VOR/DME (GEE) Beginning Date and Time: July 11, 2008 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 13, 2008 at 1900 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper East and other teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Rochester (ROC) Air Traffic Control Tower, 585-463-3815

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