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May 26, 2008

NASA Reports Phoenix In Good Health, Ready To Get To Work

First Images Released From Lander

NASA's Mars Phoenix spacecraft sent its pictures late Sunday, showing itself in good condition after making the first successful landing in a polar region of Mars.

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Museum Unveils F-100 Restoration In Time For Memorial Day

Aircraft Displayed In Honor of Local Vietnam Veteran

Just in time for national remembrance of veterans this Memorial Day, a growing aviation museum in Tyler, TX unveiled its latest aircraft display on Saturday in honor of a local man who flew the type over Vietnam. 

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Pilot Killed, Passenger Injured In Montana Accident

Husband And Wife Were Returning To Alaska

A single engine aircraft went down near Boulder, MT Friday, claiming the life of its pilot and injuring the passenger.

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Boeing Pushes Back Development Of 737 Replacement

Redirecting Focus On Tech Development Rather Than Airplane Design

It looks like Boeing's best selling jet, the 737, will get a few more years of production... with the latest announcement from Boeing that research into a replacement for the narrow-body airliner has been pushed back in favor of further research on technology innovation.

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Benchmark 200th Air Assault Mission Over Iraq Flown by Aviation Unit

Members Of 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Credit People, Planning For Success

As grand accomplishments go, a Task Force Marne aviation brigade's 200th combat air assault mission during their current deployment to Iraq went off with as little fanfare as possible. An uneventful mission is just fine with the pilots of the 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, air assault unit.

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Aero-TV At AEA 2008: Xerion's AuRACLE CRM2100 (Part 1 of 3)

Retrofittable 21st Century Engine Management... At Last!

AEA 2008 gave the Aero-TV crew a chance to not only get up close and personal with the AuRACLE CRM 2100 but the twin-engine verision, the CRM 2120... and we came away convinced that Xerion Avionix has been thinking up some great things. .

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Aero-TV At AEA 2008: Xerion's AuRACLE CRM2100 (Part 1 of 3)

Retrofittable 21st Century Engine Management... At Last!

AEA 2008 gave the Aero-TV crew a chance to not only get up close and personal with the AuRACLE CRM 2100 but the twin-engine, the CRM 2120... and we came away convinced that Xerion Avionics has been thinking up some great things.

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Senator Calls For Federal Trade Commission Inquiry Into SSH Closure

Joins Former Students In Fight For Tuition Refunds

The saga continues in the story of the closure of flight school chain Silver State Helicopters and its subsequent abandonment of its 2,500+ students, leaving them with tens of thousands of debt with no relief or refund.  The situation has attracted attention in Washington as students seek any possible help to recover money they were bilked out of for training that was never completed.

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'So Which One Is Memorial Day?'

Soldier Asks If Holiday As Lost Its Meaning

The following editorial came last week from a US soldier stationed on the ground in Iraq. While the following is admittedly not aviation-related, the questions posed by the author -- and the message he has for all of us -- should certainly be reflected upon on this solemn day.

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Procedure Change Blamed For Departure Confusion At Newark Liberty

Lack Of Training Also Cited For Improper Turnouts

A new procedure in effect since December at Newark Liberty International Airport is causing some confusion and potential safety risk, according to air traffic control union officials.

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Klyde Morris (05.26.08)

Compared To Hockey, Airline Merger Talks Are Downright Civil...

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Opa-locka Tenants Challenge Eviction Threat

Claims Of "Economic Discrimination" By New County Leased Developer Voiced To FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration has received a complaint filed by several businesses at Opa-locka Executive Airport regarding alleged economic discrimination by Miami-Dade County and its contracted developer for the airport.

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FL Congressional Delegation Urges Orbital To Relocate

Space Florida Applauds Possible Move To Cape Canaveral

Following on a recent proposal from Space Florida on behalf of the state of Florida, last week Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) and Sen. Mel Martinez (R), along with 18 additional members of the Florida congressional delegation, sent a letter to Orbital Sciences Corporation urging them to locate their facilities for the Commercial Orbital Transportation Project at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

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Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen Sim Training Unveiled By FlightSafety International

Training Offered At Toronto's Downsview Airport

Bombardier Aerospace and FlightSafety International announced last week FlightSafety now offers pilot training on the first CRJ900 NextGen aircraft flight simulator located in Canada.

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Frontier Latest Airline To Charge More For Bags, Minors... And Antlers

As Expected, Carrier Blames High Fuel Prices For Fee Increases

The list just keeps growing -- Denver-based Frontier Airlines has become the latest carrier to announce added fees and restrictions for baggage and special services as the industry faces rising fuel prices.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.26.08)

Aero-Linx!

Everything you ever wanted to know about Braniff, squared. We've seen a lot of websites, so believe us when we tell you that this is one is one of the more thorough that we've seen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.26.08): Red Giant

Aero-Terms!

A star that has low surface temperature and a diameter that is large relative to the Sun.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.26.08)

"What Silver State was doing was taking the $70,000 up front and then it was using it immediately. They were going out and recruiting more students at $70,000 per student and paying expenses as they went along with what they were collecting from the students."

Source: Florida Senator Bill Nelson, who is now involved and is pressuring the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the bankruptcy, and subsequent February 3 closing of the 33 location school. The closure left about 200 students in his state with loans up to $70,000 with nothing to show for it and accruing enormous amounts interest.

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KS TFR: 05.29.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8864 Issue Date: May 24, 2008 at 1722 UTC Location: Olathe/Bucyrus, Kansas Beginning Date and Time: May 29, 2008 at 1720 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 29, 2008 at 2045 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CO TFR: 05.28.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8856 Issue Date: May 24, 2008 at 1337 UTC Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado Beginning Date and Time: May 28, 2008 at 0210 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 28, 2008 at 1910 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 05.28.08 - 05.29.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8869 Issue Date: May 24, 2008 at 1910 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: May 28, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 28, 2008 at 1825 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 05.29.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8870 Issue Date: May 24, 2008 at 1911 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: May 29, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 29, 2008 at 1825 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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UT TFR: 05.28.08 - 05.29.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8860 Issue Date: May 24, 2008 at 1504 UTC Location: Salt Lake City/Park City, Utah Beginning Date and Time: May 28, 2008 at 1935 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 29, 2008 at 1620 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/8857: DUE TO SITE CLARIFICATION

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CA TFR: 05.30.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8871 Issue Date: May 24, 2008 at 1913 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: May 30, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 30, 2008 at 1825 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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