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February 16, 2008

FAA Ramps Up Efforts To Hire Controllers

NATCA Says New Hires Will Encounter Old Problems

In what the agency termed an effort to streamline the application process for air traffic controllers, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday it has created consolidated screening and testing centers to provide "one stop shopping" for prospective new employees.

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TSA Slow To Implement New Technology For Passenger Screening

Hawley Notes Cautious Approach Must Be Used

Government plans to implement advanced security equipment at airports following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have yet to bear much fruit.

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CAPBOR Links Airline Campaign Donations To Lawmaker Reluctance

Releases 2007 'Report Card' On Anniversary Of JetBlue Strandings

February 14, 2008 marked the first anniversary of the infamous JetBlue Valentine's Day debacle, when hundreds of passengers were stranded for up to 17 hours on the tarmac at JFK International in New York during an ice storm last year.

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USAF Cuts Back C-5 Re-engining Program

Cost Overruns Nix Upgrades To Oldest Galaxy's

Faced with a program that's significantly overbudget, on the Thursday the US Air Force announced it will scale back a multi-billion dollar program to upgrade engines on C-5 Galaxy heavy-lift transports.

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Final Assembly Begins On Second 787 Flight Test Aircraft

First Plane Slated To Fly In Coming Months

Even as final checks are underway to ready the first airplane for its maiden flight, Boeing announced Friday that final assembly has begun on the second 787 Dreamliner flight-test airplane.

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Hit Me! Airbus Considers A380 Casino

But Declined To Give Odds On EOS

When you visit Las Vegas, it's overwhelming to see the money spent on the hotels and casinos there. Floating casinos on cruise ships have been with us for years, and the game of poker was invented on a Mississippi riverboat over a century ago.

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Flight Design Completes LAMA Audit Of ASTM Compliance

Received Certificate At Sebring

Flight Design and LAMA, the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association, jointly announced at the 2008 Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo that Flight Design successfully completed an independent audit of the ASTM standards compliance.

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Greyhawks Reach 60,000 Mishap-Free Flight Hours

Nice Flying By Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161

A 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing squadron recently achieved 60,000 Class A mishap-free hours. Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 reached the benchmark during a training flight at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA on January 29.

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Raptors Returning To AirVenture!

F-22s Will Once Again Amaze Crowd

The Lockheed F-22 "Raptor," one of the world's most advanced military jets, will return and fly during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," this year at Oshkosh, WI.

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DPMO Identifies Missing WWII Airmen

Three Servicemen To Be Buried With Full Honors

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Friday the remains of three US servicemen, missing from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.16.08)


The South Bay Soaring Society (SBSS) is a non-profit radio controlled glider club based in San Jose, CA. They have flying sites in San Jose, Santa Clara, Fremont and Davenport. The club is involved in slope soaring, thermal duration, aero-tow, F3B, scale soaring.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.16.08): Balanced Control Surface


A movable control surface, as an aileron or rudder, having an added physical extension or weights forward of the hinge-point to reduce forces on a joystick or yoke. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.16.08)

"The FAA put out a job announcement just last month that attracted 3,000 applicants in 15 days. The overwhelming response for new air traffic controller positions highlights the enthusiasm, passion and determination of our applicants. They are ready to work and we want to get them processed and in training as soon as possible."

Source: FAA Acting Administrator Bobby Sturgell. In what the agency terms an effort to streamline the application process for air traffic controllers, the FAA announced Friday it has created consolidated screening and testing centers to provide "one stop shopping" for prospective new employees.

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AZ TFR: 02.22.08 - 02.23.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5015 Issue Date: February 15, 2008 at 1405 UTC Location: Yuma International Airport Yuma, Arizona near BARD VORTAC (BZA) Beginning Date and Time: February 22, 2008 at 1630 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 23, 2008 at 2245 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations by the Viper West Team and parachute demonstrations by the US Army Golden Knights Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Yuma (YUM) Approach Control, 928-269-9472

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