NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1031
Issue Date: May 10, 2007 at 1649 UTC
Location: Miami Center, Naples, Florida near CYPRESS VOR/DME
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: To Provide A Safe Environment For Fire
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1589
The Redlands, CA Police Department has purchased a 1967 Cessna
172H to help launch its new air support program. The department is
currently conducting background checks and interview processes for
pilots including about 20 officers and department personnel who
have applied for the job.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.10.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.10.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Goings-On At Garmin:
05.10.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Jessica Myers.)
What is it with whales, and airplanes? First it was "Shamu", of
Sea World fame, painted on a series of Southwest 737s. Next came
the Airbus A380, a plane some refer to (either fondly, or
derisively) as the Whalejet. And now comes Aloha Airlines, which
unveiled this week a Boeing 737-700 aircraft hand-painted by marine
life artist Wyland.
It's not the final say on the matter, but a Congressional
committee's recommendation to terminate Bell Helicopter's armed
reconnaissance helicopter contract may be the beginning of the
end for the troubled program.
Alas, not even an appearance on late-night television was enough
to spare JetBlue Airways CEO David Neeleman the ax. On Thursday,
the low-cost carrier replaced the airline's founder as chief
executive, less than three months after a series of weather-related
operations snafus shut down the carrier for days.
The Toucan has wings! Infinity Entertainment tipped Aero-News
early Wednesday that its Turbine Toucan, piloted by noted test
pilot Dave Morss, successfully completed its first flight Wednesday
morning. Beating all expectations, the plane performed
During the May 1 meeting of the Somerset County, MD county
commission, officials were met by some 40 residents from
subdivisions surrounding the Crisfield-Somerset County Airport
(W41) -- voicing concern about plans to extend the airport's only
paved runway by 1,821 feet, to a length of 4,000 feet.
The decision of the Bandaranaike International Airport to close
at night left thousands of passengers stranded amid confusion over
rescheduled flights at Sri Lanka's only international airport
The Metropolitan Airports Commission, governing board of the
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, voted 8 to 1 Wednesday
to give final approval for a $239 million financial-aid package to
EADS CASA, an operating entity of EADS, has received an order
from Lockheed Martin for five more US Coast Guard HC-144A aircraft,
bringing total orders to eight aircraft as part of the service's
aviation modernization program.
AD NUMBER: 2007-10-03
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-03
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 series
AD NUMBER: 2007-10-01
MANUFACTURER: Air Tractor
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-01
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Model AT-602
AD NUMBER: 2007-10-04
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-04
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82
(MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 airplanes.
Pilots Say ATC To Blame For Issuing Nonstandard Altitude
Federal investigators in Brazil concluded this week the two
American pilots of an Embraer Legacy 600 business jet should be
held liable for the September 29 midair collision that brought down
a Gol Airlines 737 over the Amazon.
Calling the recent loss of employee personal data a breach of
the Privacy Act, the American Federation of Government Employees
(AFGE) -- which represents employees throughout the Department of
Homeland Security, including the Transportation Security
Administration -- filed a class action lawsuit against the TSA
Says Change Would "Replace One Arbitrary Age Limit With
Though commonly on opposite sides of nearly any issue having to
do with pilots' rights -- especially pay issues --
Northwest Airlines and the Air Line Pilots Association
(ALPA) recently joined forces to oppose extending the FAA's
current "Age 60" pilot retirement rule by five years.
Sarkozy's Early Days Will Be Determined By Handling Of EADS
Is France's newly-elected president a believer in the free
market system, or a strict nationalist who will use his power to
prop up his country's economy? Those are the types of questions ANN
typically leaves to entities such as The Wall Street Journal... but
how Nicolas Sarkozy handles the current crisis with European
planemaker Airbus could play a role in both his legacy, as well as
the future of the joint partnership agreement that led to the
creation of European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company.
Sandel Avionics told ANN Wednesday the Vista, CA-based avionics
manufacturer has met FAA standards for Technical Standard Order
(TSO) approval of its SA4550 Primary Attitude Display, confirming
that the system has achieved all initial performance goals prior to
receiving FAA certification.
In the early 1960s, the United States was trying to play
catch-up to the Soviets in space travel... after Yuri Gagarin
became the first human sent into space in April 1961. Part of that
effort put 13 female American pilots alongside their male
counterparts in the astronaut training program.
Four Companies Awarded Bids Following 12-Month Competition
Sikorsky Aircraft announced Wednesday it has selected four
subcontractors to design and fabricate the major fuselage sections
for its new CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter currently under
development for the United States Marine Corps.
The ability to identify, process, and comprehend the critical
elements of information about what is happening to the team with
regard to the mission. It's knowing what is going on around you.
When it comes to flying, keep your blinders at home.