NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6195
Issue Date: November 14, 2006 at 20:27 UTC
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Beginning Date and Time: November 21, 2006 at 3:35 UTC
Ending Date and Time: November 21, 2006 at 19:55 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Citing a serious near collision of two jumbo aircraft in Chicago
last July, the National Transportation Safety Board, at a public
meeting Tuesday, called again for effective action by the FAA to
counter the danger posed by potentially catastrophic runway
collisions. The Board was reviewing its Most Wanted List of safety
improvements, a list that calls for action by federal agencies on
the most critical transportation safety issues.
Brazilian planemaker Embraer announced a significant milestone
Tuesday for its ERJ-145 regional jet platform. After a decade in
service, the worldwide ERJ-145 fleet has reached ten million
flight-hours -- with the total number of cycles (take-off and
landing procedures) at around 8.5 million.
Skybus Airlines, an upcoming low-fare airline based in Columbus,
OH, has selected Wingspeed Corporation's XLLink Flight Information
Architecture (XFIA) to manage automated paperless operations, voice
and messaging on its fleet of Airbus A319 aircraft.
It didn't last long... but that wasn't the point. Early Monday
morning, the west Texas spaceport being built by Amazon.com founder
Jeff Bezos witnessed its first rocket launch, a brief test flight
presumbly connected to Bezos' Blue Origin commercial space
FAA Administrator Marion Blakey At AOPA Expo, Part One
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.14.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.14.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Marion Blakey Speaks At
AOPA Expo: 11.14.06 (ANN Special Feature, with FAA
Administrator Marion Blakey's speech at AOPA Expo 2006.)
After decades of secrecy, Air Force officials acknowledged Nov.
13 that Communist-built fighters were flown at the Tonopah Test
Range northwest of Las Vegas, Nev. From 1977 through 1988, the
program, known as Constant Peg, saw Air Force, Navy and Marine
aircrews flying against Soviet-designed MiG fighters as part of a
training program where American pilots could better learn how to
defeat or evade the Communist bloc's fighters of the day.
LSA-Aero tells ANN that the latest Light Sport airplane has
arrived... and its an amphibian, at that. The Colyaer FREEDOM
received LSA certification on November 9, 2006 from the Memphis
FSDO. The first delivery was made the following week.
The folks at AIR, Inc., tell ANN that airlines hired 697 pilots
in October, bringing the year-to-date total to 7,170. The Major
carriers had the highest hiring volume in October hiring 265
pilots, followed by the Nationals with 203, and the Non-Jet
Operators finished in third hiring 95 pilots for the
Given all the media attention surrounding planes that have
accidentally meandered into no-fly zones over the past several
years in the US... it's almost reassuring, in a way, to hear
American pilots aren't the only ones that have to deal with the
XM WX Satellite Weather graphical weather service has been
selected by Horizon Air as the in-flight weather datalink service
to its current fleet of 68 aircraft as well as future deliveries.
XM WX Satellite Weather will be incorporated into Horizon Air's new
Electronic Flight Bag Communication and Data Management System, an
electronic information management device that helps flight crews
perform flight management tasks more easily and efficiently.
Boeing Delivers Five Commercial Jets to TAAG Angola
This had to be THE trip for Carolyn Corvi... As Boeing's
Commercial Airplanes Vice President of Airplane Production, Corvi
led a 38-member company delegation on a 16-hour and 47-minute
record-setting 777-200ER delivery flight of 8,060 nautical miles
from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle that arrived
Saturday, Nov. 11, in Luanda, Angola.
"CONSTANT PEG afforded pilots an opportunity to learn how to
fight enemy aircraft in a controlled, safe environment without
having to endure the risks of actual air combat. Typically a pilot
would start with a basic familiarization flight to observe the
enemy airplane and study its characteristics, practicing one-on-one
defensive and offensive maneuvers against it, and finally,
experience multi-bogey engagements high over the desert scrubland
of the Nellis Air Force Base ranges."
Source: Brig. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, 3rd Wing
commander at Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK and a former member of
the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron.