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May 29, 2008

MN TFR: 05.30.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9567 Issue Date: May 29, 2008 at 2014 UTC Location: ELY , Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: May 30, 2008 at 1430 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 30, 2008 at 1545 UTC Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING ACTIVITY AT BABBITT IRON MINES Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NJ TFR: 05.29.08 - 06.01.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9548  Issue Date: May 29, 2008 at 1857 UTC  Location: mcGuire AFB, New Jersey near ROBBINSVILLE VORTAC (RBV)  Beginning Date and Time: May 29, 2008 at 1750 UTC  Ending Date and Time: June 01, 2008 at 2100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and various high performance aircraft teams  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/9493: to adjust times  Pilots May Contact: McGuire AFB (WRI) Air Traffic Control Tower, 609-754-8599 

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Medevac Helo Impacts Hospital Roof, Two Injured

Helicopter Practicing Approaches At Time Of Accident

A medevac helicopter practicing approaches to a rooftop helipad in Grand Rapids, MI crashed on the hospital's roof Thursday morning, with the two people onboard narrowly escaping a post-impact fire.

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NJ TFR: 05.29.08 - 06.01.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9493 Issue Date: May 29, 2008 at 1429 UTC Location: mcGuire AFB, New Jersey near ROBBINSVILLE VORTAC (RBV) Beginning Date and Time: May 29, 2008 at 1750 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 01, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and various high performance aircraft teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/8489: to correct times Pilots May Contact: McGuire AFB (WRI) Air Traffic Control Tower, 609-754-8599

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DE TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9498 Issue Date: May 29, 2008 at 1458 UTC Location: MILFORDLAWARE , Delaware Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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News Helo Busts Presidential TFR

FAA Says Pilot Was Warned Repeatedly

He apparently can't say they didn't warn him. The pilot of a television news helicopter faces possible license suspension, after busting a presidential TFR in Colorado Wednesday.

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Geared Turbofan Engine Completes Phase II Ground Testing

Cleared For Flight Testing This Year

Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan demonstrator engine recently completed Phase II ground tests, and has been cleared for flight testing on Pratt & Whitney's 747SP flying test bed mid-year.

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Lawmaker To FAA: 'Bawk, Bawk, Bawk'

Senator Calls Agency's AA Groundings "Chicken"

A US senator from Oklahoma called the Federal Aviation Administration "chicken" this week, for its role in massive groundings of American Airlines jets in April.

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EAA Plans Expansion To OSH Facilities, Asks City For Help

What's Good For Wittman Could Be GREAT For Oshkosh

Expansion plans at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, WI may not just mean added capacity and amenities for those attending the annual aviation love-fest that is EAA AirVenture... they could also help the city revamp its own convention facilities.

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Diamond, Kuebler Trade PR Punches In Berlin

What's German For "To The Mattresses"?

Accused of mounting a "misinformation campaign" by Dr. Bruno M. Kuebler, the director overseeing insolvency proceedings at Thielert Aircraft Engines, on Wednesday Diamond Aircraft came back swinging... saying statements Kuebler made at a press conference during this week's Berlin Air Show were, frankly, ridiculous.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 05.29.08

The Challenges Facing Small Airports

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.29.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.29.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Challenges Facing Small Airports: 05.29.08 (ANN Special Report, with an excerpt from the panel discussion marking the 10th anniversary of the AOPA Airport Support Network.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.29.08

Piper signs a deal to stay in Vero Beach.
The United / US Airways merger appears to be off.
And American rejects the opening offer from its pilots.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.29.08

Piper signs a deal to stay in Vero Beach.
The United / US Airways merger appears to be off.
And American rejects the opening offer from its pilots.

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ANN Special Feature: Small Airport Challenges - 05.29.08

Today, an excerpt from the panel discussion which marked the 10th anniversary of the Airport Support Network, from AOPA Expo 2007.

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ATP Opens Second Atlanta-Area Flight Training Center

Gwinnett County Airport Location Will Open June 16

Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) announced this week the June 16 opening of its new training center at the Gwinnett County Airport (LZU) in Metro Atlanta, GA. ATP has strategically placed its second Atlanta location to facilitate the growth of its Airline Career Pilot Program.

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Eurocopter Wins New Deal To Retrofit Old Sikorskys

Will Outfit Six German CH53Gs With New Equipment

On Wednesday at the ILA International Aerospace Exhibition in Berlin, the German Federal Office for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) and Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH signed a contract for the retrofit of six more CH53G transport helicopters operated by the German Army to convert them to mission helicopters fitted with ballistic self protection and specific mission equipment.

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Eurocopter To Acquire Motorflug Baden-Baden GmbH

German Business Will Expand Helomaker's MRO Capabilities

Earlier this week Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH signed an agreement to acquire Motorflug Baden-Baden GmbH, a German company specializing in helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work.

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Helicopters New Zealand Orders Three AW139s

Holds Two Add'l Options For Twin-Turbine Helos

AgustaWestland announced this week Helicopters New Zealand (Helicopters NZ) recently signed a contract for an additional three AW139 medium twin turbine engine helicopters, plus options for a further two aircraft. These helicopters -- which add to two AW139s previously purchased, with the first aircraft already in service and the second one expected to be delivered soon -- will be used for offshore transport purposes.

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Gingrich At AEA 2008: Progress, Technology, Aviation! (Part 1)

Former House Speaker Talks Aviation To The Aircraft Electronics Association

Newt Gingrich's high-energy luncheon speech at the 2008 Aircraft Electronic Association annual convention provided more than a little opportunity for some thought-provoking discussion throughout the annual gathering. No matter what you think of the man or his politics, Gingrich was knowledgeable and well-prepared to speak on aviation matters to an aviation-centric audience... who seemed more than interested in what the former House Speaker had to say. Gingrich covered ALL the bases... progress, technology, education, ATC, Airspace, GPS, airports... you name it.

Gingrich At AEA 2008: Progress, Technology, Aviation! (Part 1 of 2)

Former House Speaker Talks Aviation To The Aircraft Electronics Association

Newt Gingrich's high-energy luncheon speech at the 2008 Aircraft Electronic Association annual convention provided more than a little opportunity for some thought-provoking discussion throughout the annual gathering.

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Report: United, US Airways Merger Talks Fall Apart

Sources Say Discussions Never Advanced Past Preliminary Stages

It appears the proposed, shotgun, oil-and-water merger of United Airlines and US Airways has fallen apart, over disagreements over which side would lead the combined airline, and where the carrier would call home.

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American, Pilots Continue To Clash On New Contract

Could Strike If Impasse Declared

Pilots at American Airlines made wage and benefit concessions to save the airline from bankruptcy in 2003. That five-year agreement became amendable on May 1 this year, but talks on new terms have already been underway for two years.

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Sign O' The Times: JetBlue Defers Delivery Of 21 A320s

Says Move Will Help "Moderate" Growth In Coming Years

Like almost every problem facing US airlines today, you can blame it on fuel prices. JetBlue Airways announced Tuesday it plans to defer 21 Airbus A320s originally scheduled for delivery between 2009 through 2011 to 2014 through 2015.

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NASA's Phoenix Spacecraft Commanded To Unstow Arm

Mission Control Designates First Martian 'National Park'

Scientists leading NASA's Phoenix Mars mission from the University of Arizona in Tucson sent commands to unstow its robotic arm and take more images of its landing site early Wednesday.

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Sikorsky Opens Support Facility In Kuala Lampur

Joint Operation With DHL Will Service All Current Models

Sikorsky Aerospace Services -- the newly re-branded aftermarket organization for Sikorsky Aircraft -- will open a regional spare parts stocking facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on June 1.

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Nine Lost In Russian An-12 Downing

Pilot Reported Smoke In Cockpit

A Russian-made Antonov An-12 turboprop may have suffered an onboard fire prior to crashing in the Urals Monday, according to official reports and witness statements.

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Cessna Collects $750 Million In New Orders At EBACE 2008

Customers Sign For 88 New Aircraft

Cessna wrapped up the eighth annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) last week in Geneva, Switzerland, with 88 new aircraft orders totaling nearly $750 million.

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Earning My Wings... At Long Last (Part Six)

Solo Time!

When I last left off, my instructor and I were grounded in Ocala, FL due to weather... giving me my first taste of an unscheduled stopover due to conditions completely beyond my control. As with most other experiences during my training so far, I viewed it as a valuable lesson; better to be on the ground, wishing you were in the sky, than the other way around.

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10-Year-Old Nearly Succeeds In Sneaking Onto Flight... Again

Another Shining Moment For Security Screeners

A brazen 10-year-old boy with a track record of talking his way onto airliners was caught when he tried it again Tuesday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.29.08)

Aero-Linx!

A historical site about the great airport terminals of the Southeast.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.29.08): Tidal Forces

Aero-Terms!

The gravitational pull on planetary objects from nearby planets and moons. When the tidal forces of a planet and several moons are focused on certain moons, particularly if the orbits of the various objects bring them into alignment on a repeated basis, the tidal forces can generate a tremendous amount of energy within the moon.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.29.08)

"In the face of escalating fuel costs, we believe it is essential to take a more financially conservative approach to managing our business."

Source: Dave Barger, CEO of JetBlue Airways. The low-cost carrier announced Tuesday it plans to defer 21 Airbus A320s originally scheduled for delivery between 2009 through 2011 to 2014 through 2015.

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MN TFR: 05.29.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9350  Issue Date: May 28, 2008 at 1913 UTC  Location: HIBBING , Minnesota near HIBBING VOR/DME (HIB)  Beginning Date and Time: May 29, 2008 at 1630 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 29, 2008 at 1745 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING ACTIVITY AT KEETAC IRON MINES  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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