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June 13, 2007

FAA Issues Draft Of Its 'Flight Plan' For The Next Four Years

Also Invites Comments To Timeline For ADS-B, Other NextGen Goals

Stating "aviation is safer than ever" -- but "capacity must expand to meet demand, and we must be good environmental stewards" -- on Wednesday the FAA posted a draft of its "Flight Plan 2008-2012." The draft outlines the steps the agency says it must undertake to "keep things running smoothly" for the next four years -- including deadlines on implementation of those steps, such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcasting (ADS-B) -- and also invites comments to the plan.

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KS TFR: 06.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4161  Issue Date: June 13, 2007 at 1305 UTC  Location: Wichita, Kansas  Beginning Date and Time: June 15, 2007 at 1625 UTC  Ending Date and Time: June 15, 2007 at 2035 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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TX TFR: 06.15.07 - 06.17.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4222 Issue Date: June 13, 2007 at 1419 UTC Location: Crawford, Texas Beginning Date and Time: June 15, 2007 at 2040 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 17, 2007 at 1855 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 06.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4195 Issue Date: June 13, 2007 at 1312 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: June 15, 2007 at 2040 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 15, 2007 at 2150 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FL Space Launch TFR: 06.14.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4252 Issue Date: June 13, 2007 at 1633 UTC Type: Space Operations

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AK TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4099  Issue Date: June 12, 2007 at 2009 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 06.13.07

An Update On Woes With FSS Consolidation, With AOPA's Andy Cebula

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.13.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.13.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Ongoing Woes With FSS Consolidation: 06.13.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Andy Cebula, Executive VP for Government Affairs, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association.)

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OP Technologies Confirms Work On STC For EFIS Installation In SR22s

Prototype Pegasus IAS Now Flying Onboard Test Bed

OP Technologies recently told ANN the avionics manufacturer is pursuing a Supplemental Type Certificate for EFIS installation in Cirrus SR22s, and the company hopes to win its STC in the near future.

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TN Guv Announces Grants For Tri-Cities Regional Airport

Funds Earmarked for Taxiway, Terminal, And Runway Safety Area Study

The Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) in Sullivan County, TN has been awarded a $3 million Aeronautics Grant by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Governor Phil Bredesen announced Monday.

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Successful Flight Test For Wireless Strain Sensor Nodes

Systems Able To Track Damage On Rotating Helo Parts

MicroStrain, Inc. announced Tuesday it performed a successful flight test of next generation wireless strain sensors for damage tracking of rotating helicopter parts and other dynamic components. The flight test coincided with the release of the company's energy harvesting wireless strain sensing modules into the market.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.13.07)

"The idea is good -- but they have to work. That's the part they always miss at the TSA."

Source: FAA "Red Team" security testing agent Steve Elson. In the latter part of 2004, the Transportation Safety Administration unveiled what it called the "trace portal pilot program" at select major airports across the nation. Quickly dubbed the "puffer portal," it was designed to detect explosives at airport checkpoints with, supposedly, amazing accuracy. It hasn't quite worked out that way. Several of the machines have been experiencing consistent problems ranging from filter trouble to just not working at all.

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MI TFR: 06.22.07 - 06.24.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4019 Issue Date: June 12, 2007 at 1422 UTC Location: Sawyer International Airport, Gwinn, Michigan near SAWYER VOR/DME (SAW) Beginning Date and Time: June 22, 2007 at 2030 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 24, 2007 at 2000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Sawyer Experience Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Sawyer (SAW) Air Traffic Control Tower, 906-346-6990

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