NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4088
Issue Date: October 23, 2006 at 14:13 UTC
Location: Whiteman AFB, Missouri near NAPOLEON VORTAC (ANX)
Beginning Date and Time: October 27, 2006 at 16:00 UTC
Ending Date and Time: October 27, 2006 at 19:30 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
A months-long collaboration involving Cessna Aircraft Company,
the Federal Aviation Administration and the Regional Air Cargo
Carriers Association (RACCA) to address icing concerns with the
Cessna Caravan turboprop has borne fruit.
This Year's Expo To Focus On "Serious Personal Aviators"
Whew! With NBAA 2006 just wrapped up last week, ANN staffers
will barely have enough time to regroup before the next big
aviation event. Not that we're complaining, mind you... and it
helps that the upcoming show looks to be a REALLY fun one!
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.23.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.23.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The Team Behind Flight
Simulator X: 10.23.06 (ANN Special Feature, with with Brett
Schnepf, Hal Bryan and Mike Singer of Microsoft's Flight Simulator
X design team.)
Flight Tests Prove Structural Soundness of Gulfstream's Quiet
Spike At Supersonic Speeds
Gulfstream Aerospace's Quiet Spike sonic boom mitigator
successfully accomplished its first supersonic flight on Friday,
October 20, achieving a major program milestone. Gulfstream, in
collaboration with the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, has been
flight testing the structural integrity of its Quiet Spike since
The XPrize Foundation May Just Be The Catalyst To Our Next
How do you communicate something that you know the recipient of
the information will not understand unless it is personally
experienced? That's the challenge I face as I sit here and try to
translate into words the experiences of the last two days at the
XPrize Cup in Las Cruces Spaceport, New Mexico.
Stricken Pilot Lands Safely, But Dies After Rollout
Many pilots say if they had a choice, they would like to leave
this earth doing what they love. Sadly, that's exactly what may
have happened to one pilot this weekend. He landed his plane safely
at Riverside Municipal Airport in California on Saturday afternoon,
but lost consciousness before he could taxi off the runway.
Educational Program Focuses On Quarter-Mile Wide Asteroid,
Could Impact Earth In 2036
In December, 2004 scientists around the world raised the
planet's level of anxiety by announcing that a 1,400-foot-wide
asteroid had a good chance of slamming into our planet on Friday,
April 13, 2029.
Halloween is approaching... but we frankly can't imagine what
drove a 25-year-old Los Angeles resident to recreate a plane crash
in his front lawn, in the place of a carved-out jack-o-lantern. The
fact that beer was involved does seem to fit, however.
"Only one person, out of everybody, drove by and
flipped us off."
Source: Los Angeles resident Steve Chambers,
commenting on reactions from passersby witnessing the Halloween
scene on his front yard -- a realistic rendition of a plane crash,
complete with parts from a Gulfstream III.