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June 14, 2008

AK TFR: 06.14.08 - 06.19.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2472 Issue Date: June 13, 2008 at 2302 UTC Location: JUNEAUAK , Alaska near SISTERS ISLAND VORTAC (SSR) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately 0700-1300 UTC Daily Ending Date and Time: July 19, 2008 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Discovery Lands At KSC Following Successful STS-124 Mission

NASA's Erstwhile Orbiter Returns Home

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 06.14.08 1120 EDT: She's home. Minutes ago, the space shuttle Discovery landed on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility near Kennedy Space Center, FL.

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AD: Sandel

AD NUMBER: 2006-16-18R1 MANUFACTURER: Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-16-18 R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to Sandel Avionics Incorporated Model ST3400 TAWS/RMI units as described above. The existing AD currently requires installing a warning placard on the TAWS/RMI and revising the Limitations section of theairplane flight manual (AFM).

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Former DHS Official Craig Spence Joins AOPA Staff

Named Association's First-Ever VP Of Aviation Security

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association told ANN Friday of the hiring of Craig Spence to fill the newly-created position of vice president of aviation security. Spence is a long-time general aviation pilot who spent most of his career in airport and aviation security... and the pilot advocacy group says he will bring that GA sensibility, along with security saavy, to his new role.

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Veteran Performer Involved In Accident At UT Rotorcraft Fly-In

Dennis Kenyon Feels "Stupid," But He'll Be OK

The flying ended early on first day of an informal rotorcraft meet in Utah Friday, when veteran helicopter pilot and airshow performer Dennis Kenyon crashed in a Schweitzer 269C. Kenyon suffered minor injuries, but the machine was destroyed.

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Rosen Sunvisor Systems Announces Cessna 350/400 Visors

Tranparent Panels Conform To Unique Windscreen Design

For years, it's been one of the great unanswered questions of the modern aviation era -- when will someone produce an effective sunvisor for the Cessna (nee Columbia) 350/400 series of aircraft?

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Cirrus Opens New Sales Center In Greece

New Location Launched Friday

Cirrus Design announced Friday the opening of Cirrus Greece, the first Cirrus sales center in the country.

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First Sky Warrior UAS Deployed In Iraq

Block 0 Aircraft Put Into Service

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced Thursday two Sky Warrior Block 0 unmanned aerial vehicles are now operational in Iraq, supporting US Army ground forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). The first mission for WY-201 occurred on April 18 and lasted 10.5 hours. A second Sky Warrior UAS, WY-202, was deployed at the end of April.

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United Shareholders Meeting Turns Into Fracas

Employees, Shareholders Give Tilton A Piece Of Their Minds

"You continue to be compensated for failure." That was among the many stinging statements hurled at United Airlines CEO Glenn Tilton Thursday, during an annual corporate meeting that quickly escalated into a hostile environment.

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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander Inspects Delivered Soil Samples

First Such Studies Since Viking Missions Of 1970s

New observations from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander provide the most magnified view ever seen of Martian soil, showing particles clumping together even at the smallest visible scale. In the past two days, two instruments on the lander deck -- a microscope and a bake-and-sniff analyzer -- have begun inspecting soil samples delivered by the scoop on Phoenix's Robotic Arm.

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WestWind Technologies Awarded $37M Contract For Helicopter Program

Extends Production Of CH-47 Transportable Flight Proficiency Sims

WestWind Technologies was recently awarded a $37+ million contract to build additional CH-47 Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulators for Redstone Arsenal’s Cargo Helicopter Project Management Office, which is responsible for the Army’s CH-47 fleet worldwide. The program will include production of five build-to-print units and associated spares.

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JSSI Acquired By Private Equity Firms

Ownership Shift For Future Growth

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) announced this week private equity firms R.H. Book LLC and 1848 Capital Partners LLC have acquired the company. The agreement, reached between the shareholders of JSSI and Bob Book, Chairman of R.H. Book LLC, and principals of 1848 Capital Partners LLC, was finalized at the end of May.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.14.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Dynalifter hybrid airship offers unique capabilities allowing it to fulfill certain specialized roles in a manner that will prove superior to conventional airplanes, helicopters, or airships.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.14.08): Obscuration

Aero-Terms!

A term meaning that the sky is hidden by surface based obscuring phenomena and vertical visibility is restricted overhead.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.14.08)

"I feel stupid."

Source: Veteran helicopter pilot Dennis Kenyon, after crawling from the wreckage of his Schweizer 269C Friday. Kenyon's helo crashed after he attempted a wingover. As he exited the maneuver and rounded out the bottom of a swooping descent, he ran out of altitude, and impacted the ground. The helo came down hard on the skids, struck a rotorblade and tumbled in the dirt. Kenyon received minor injuries in the accident... but had time to speak with reporters before agreeing to be transported to a local hospital.

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CA TFR: 06.16.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2416 Issue Date: June 13, 2008 at 1644 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: June 16, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 16, 2008 at 1825 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 06.17.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2413 Issue Date: June 13, 2008 at 1634 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: June 17, 2008 at 2015 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 17, 2008 at 2215 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 06.19.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2412 Issue Date: June 13, 2008 at 1633 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: June 19, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 19, 2008 at 1825 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NY TFR: 06.20.08 - 06.21.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2401 Issue Date: June 13, 2008 at 1520 UTC Location: Johnson City, New York near BINGHAMTON VORTAC (CFB) Beginning Date and Time: June 20, 2008 at 1600 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 21, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Army Black Daggers and various high performance aircraft teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Binghamton (BGM) Air Traffic Control Tower, 607-729-6146

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CA TFR: 06.18.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2415 Issue Date: June 13, 2008 at 1638 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: June 18, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 18, 2008 at 1825 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 06.17.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2414 Issue Date: June 13, 2008 at 1636 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: June 17, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 17, 2008 at 1625 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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