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June 16, 2008

FAA's Sturgell Announces Removal Of ORD Flight Caps

Applauds Efforts To Add Capacity At Busy Airport

It will soon be a little easier for airlines to schedule flights to and from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Along with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, FAA Acting Administrator Robert Sturgell announced Monday the elimination of flight caps at O'Hare.

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Malaysian Agency Purchases Two Bombardier 415 Amphibs

MMEA Is Launch Customer For Upgraded Multipurpose Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace announced last week the government of Malaysia has placed a firm order for two Bombardier 415 multipurpose amphibious aircraft (Bombardier 415MP) for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). With this order, the Malaysian government becomes the launch customer in Asia for the specialized Bombardier 415MP aircraft.

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192nd First Air Guard Unit To Fly F-22 For Operation Noble Eagle

Raptors To Patrol Skies Near DC

The Virginia Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing at Langley AFB is the first Air Guard unit to fly the F-22 Raptor in support of Operation Noble Eagle, established by President George W. Bush to protect the American homeland following the terrorist attacks in September 2001.

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Japan National Police Agency Orders Five More AW109 Powers

Helomaker Builds Its Presence In Land Of The Rising Sun

AgustaWestland and Kanematsu Corporation announced lasr week they were awarded a contract by the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) to supply a further five AW109 Power Law Enforcement Helicopters as part of an on-going program to modernize the Police helicopter fleet.

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Two Lost In Skymaster Downing Off Coast Of Maine

Plane Bound For Caldwell, NJ

Searchers located the bodies of a pilot and his passenger Sunday afternoon, less than three hours after Coast Guard crews began combing the waters off the coast of Maine for signs of a missing Cessna T337C Skymaster.

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DA42 MPP Completes 13-Hour Non-Stop Mission

"Operation Pegasus" Confirms Long-Endurance Capability

Last month, "Operation Pegasus" proved the DA42 MPP, featuring law enforcement surveillance equipment, is capable of prolonged missions to remote sites.

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CAP Flies US Senators Over Iowa Flood Damage

Harkin, Grassley Pledge Relief

The Civil Air Patrol's Iowa Wing flew Senators Tom Harkin and Chuck Grassley over several cities affected by recent flooding this weekend, providing the lawmakers with a birds-eye view of the damage. The senators were able to see the impact of the flooding in Ankeny, Mason City, Charles City, Nashua, Waverly and Des Moines.

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PR TFR: 06.16.08 - 06.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2673 Issue Date: June 16, 2008 at 1542 UTC Location: EASTERN SIDE OF VIEQUES ISLAND , Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: June 20, 2008 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: SAN JUAN (ZSU) Automated Flight Service Station, 787-253-8664

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NV TFR: 06.16.08 - 06.17.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2732 Issue Date: June 16, 2008 at 1812 UTC Type: Security

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SC TFR: 06.17.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2715 Issue Date: June 16, 2008 at 1724 UTC Location: AIKEN , South Carolina near COLLIERS VORTAC (IRQ) Beginning Date and Time: June 17, 2008 at 1200 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 17, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NV Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2728 Issue Date: June 16, 2008 at 1750 UTC Location: 23 E HADLEY , Nevada near TONOPAH VORTAC (TPH) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: SALT LAKE (ZLC) Automated Flight Service Station, 801-320-2560

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 06.16.08

Did The NTSB Jump The Gun? Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn Says Yes

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.16.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.16.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- EA500 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: 06.16.08 (ANN Special Report, with Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.16.08

Eclipse Aviation responds to the NTSB.
Boeing starts powering-up the first Dreamliner.
But how many Dreamliner customers will still be standing in a year?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.16.08

Eclipse Aviation responds to the NTSB.
Boeing starts powering-up the first Dreamliner.
But how many Dreamliner customers will still be standing in a year?

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ANN Special Feature: Vern Raburn, Eclipse Aviation - 06.16.08

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell discusses last week's controversial Eclipse 500 emergency airworthiness directive with company CEO Vern Raburn.

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Aero-TV Visits With The Academy Of Model Aeronautics

Don't Call Them Toys!

Like many flyers, ANN's Jim Campbell, got his start in aviation via model airplanes... and that included an early membership in the first aviation organization he'd ever joined -- the Academy Of Model Aeronautics. So, it seemed natural that soomer or later he'd get a chance to "return to his roots" and see what the model aviation world was up to these days... and that story has to revolve, primarily, around the AMA. 

Aero-TV Visits With The Academy Of Model Aeronautics

One More Time... Don't Call Them Toys!

Like many flyers, ANN's Jim Campbell got his start in aviation via model airplanes... and that included an early membership in the first aviation organization he'd ever joined -- the Academy Of Model Aeronautics.

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New Fossett Search Efforts Planned For Summer

Private Teams Will Concentrate On Two Areas Near Planned Destination

Two private ventures to find adventurer Steve Fossett, missing since last September, plan to renew the search in rugged mountains now clear of snow.

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Defunct South Florida Flight School Named In Wrongful Death Suit

Family Of Flight Student Killed in December Mid-Air Sues Kemper Aviation, FAA

More legal trouble is hitting the now defunct Kemper Aviation flight school formerly based at Lantana Airport in South Florida. The school was closed in March after federal investigations on three fatal accidents within six months put pressure on the busy flight academy.

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FAA Makes $880K Investment For Noise Study Around CLE

Local Residents Passed Over By Earlier Study Complain Of Increased Noise Since 2006

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport was awarded a $880,000 grant by the Federal Aviation Administration to study noise problems caused by air traffic approaching and departing the airport.

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White House Critical Of House Proposal For More Shuttle Missions

States $2.9 Billion Request Will Threaten 2010 Shuttle Retirement Date

A congressional effort to add another three shuttle flights to the International Space Station before the projected 2010 retirement of the shuttle program was vehemently rejected by the White House on June 10 stating the $2.9 Billion request was "inconsistent with the administration's fiscal policies."

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Vintage Waco Makes Emergency Landing On NH Highway

Pilot, Passenger, And Aircraft Fine After Forced Landing Following Engine Trouble On Approach To LEB

Travelers on New Hampshire’s Interstate 89 just outside Lebanon, NH Saturday passed an interesting stranded traveler of a completely different sort.

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Klyde Morris (06.16.08)

Klyde Tries To Get SOMETHING From A TFR Seminar...

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American Barnstormers Tour Takes Aviation Back In Time 80 Years

Midwest Tour Of 17 Vintage Aircraft Kicks Off This Week

On a mission to relive the golden age of flight, the American Barnstormers Tour kicks off this week in Ames, IA and continues through the end of June. Recreating the excitement of an era when eager pilots after WWI crisscrossed the nation in search of fame and glory by blowing into small communities to spread the thrill of flight to their citizens, the modern American Barnstormers tour hopes to do the same.

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AZ High Country Warbird Fly-In Features Hot Warbird Action In Cooler Climate

Planes Of Fame Grand Canyon’s Annual Event Slated For Next Weekend

Escape the Arizona heat down south and retreat to the high country to enjoy a day of warbird flying and activities close to America’s greatest natural wonder, the Grand Canyon.

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Heartland Effort To Save WWII Hangars Struggling

Facing Demolition And Disrepair, Former B-29 Hangars Need Support For Survival

Between 1941 and 1945, young pilots of the U.S. Army Air Corps regularly flew over the farmland of America’s Heartland in Kansas and Nebraska from a network of bases scattered around the states, training to fly various aircraft including the Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.16.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Great Eastern Balloon Association, Inc. (GEBA) was formed in 1986 and is an association of balloon pilots, crew, and enthusiasts, formed for balloonists in the middle Atlantic states of the US.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.16.08): Hold Short Point

Aero-Terms!

A point on the runway beyond which a landing aircraft with a Land and Hold Short (LAHSO) clearance is not authorized to proceed. The hold short point may be located prior to an intersecting runway, taxiway, approach or departure path, or other predetermined point.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.16.08)

"The more people we have, the more eyes and boots on the ground we have, the better our chances are of locating Mr. Fossett. I wish them a lot of luck."

Source: Gary Derks of the Nevada Department of Public Safety, who oversaw the 2007 search for missing adventurer Steve Fossett. Two private ventures plan to renew the search for the billionaire pilot in rugged mountains now clear of snow.

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