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June 02, 2008

Wreckage From 1984 Plane Crash Found In Texas Lake

Beech Skipper Was Underwater Over 24 Years

A staggering drought in the Texas Panhandle is responsible for the unearthing of a plane crash mystery. Canoeists on Lake Meredith, about 35 miles north of Amarillo, discovered the wreckage last week of a Beech Skipper that crashed in 1984.

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AirTran Defers 18 Boeing Deliveries

737-700s Bumped To 2013-2014

When it comes to the current economic crisis facing US airlines, one low-cost carrier apparently believes things will get worse before they get better. AirTran Airways announced Monday it will defer 18 Boeing 737-700 aircraft originally scheduled for delivery between 2009 through 2011 to 2013 through 2014.

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NM Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9923 Issue Date: June 02, 2008 at 2229 UTC Location: 8MI SE OF ARTESIA , New Mexico 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

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TX Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9924 Issue Date: June 02, 2008 at 2244 UTC Location: 10 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALPINE , Texas near MARFA VOR/DME (MRF) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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Boeing To Delay Aeroflot 787 Deliveries

Yet Another Disappointment For The Dawdling Dreamliner

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Russian carrier Aeroflot won't touch down in the country until 2016 at the earliest, according to an announcement from Aeroflot last week reported by Reuters. The expected 28-month delay for Aeroflot is yet another result of the string of delays that have kept the airliner from first flight.

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Scottish LCC Flyglobespan Faces Criminal Charges

Accused Of Operating Three Planes In Unsafe Manner

A British budget carrier faces criminal prosecution for numerous safety breaches, including two alleged trans-Atlantic trips from the US and back using an airliner with faulty instruments.

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Lycoming Announces Plans To Certify Engines On Mogas

Aims To Receive Approval For IO/O-360s By Fall

Maybe diesel power isn't the ONLY answer to ever-tightening supplies of 100 low-lead fuel. Recognizing global concerns about the immediate and long-term availability of aviation grade 100LL, on Monday Lycoming Engines announced an unleaded automotive gasoline approval program for its standard compression ratio O-360 and IO-360 product lines.

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NAFI Names May 2008 Master Instructors

The Best Of The Best

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators.  Recently, they were all accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation education association.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 06.02.08

Pilot Confidence, And OVER-Confidence, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.02.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.02.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Pilot Confidence: 06.02.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller Of "Over The Airwaves.")

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Ramona Air Show Feels Sting Of High Fuel Prices

Show Scales Back Performances, But Fun Still Prevails

The air show season has barely started, but already it's been a tough year for shows around the nation. Many have simply cancelled their shows faced with rising fuel costs and lower projected attendance due to Americans cutting back on entertainment spending as they pay heavily at the fuel pump themselves. Other shows have opted to shrink their shows and spending as their budgets shrink as well to keep events in place.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.02.08

Eclipse says it will bring the single-engine ECJ to market.
It also says the price for the Eclipse 500 is now over 2-million dollars.
And the merger is off...and this time, it's official.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.02.08

Eclipse says it will bring the single-engine ECJ to market.
It also says the price for the Eclipse 500 is now over 2-million dollars.
And the merger is off...and this time, it's official.

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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, Pilot Confidence - 06.02.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with with the newest member of the Niagara Frontier Aviation and Space Hall of Fame, CFII Bob Miller, about developing pilot confidence without encouraging bravado.

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Aero-TV At AEA 2008: Ric Peri Talks Avionics, FAA, ADSB and Next-Gen Issues

The hits just keep on coming... as Aero-TV is pleased to present another intriguing interview from the floor of the recently concluded AEA 2008 Annual Convention. During the latter part of this busy event, ANN's Jim Campbell was able to corner Ric Peri, AEA Vice President Of Government & Industry Affairs in order to get some into the state of the avionics industry... from where he works in Washington, D.C.

Aero-TV At AEA 2008: Ric Peri Talks Avionics, FAA, ADSB and Next-Gen Issues

The hits just keep on coming... as Aero-TV is pleased to present another intriguing interview from the floor of the recently concluded AEA 2008 Annual Convention. During the latter part of this busy event, ANN's Jim Campbell was able to corner Ric Peri, AEA Vice President Of Government & Industry Affairs, in order to get some into the state of the avionics industry... from where he works in Washington, D.C.

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The End Of An Airline: Employee Marks Champion Air's Final Days

Carrier Was Last US Passenger Airline To Use Boeing 727s

ANN received word -- and photos -- this weekend of the last flights by Champion Air, from a now-former employee of the carrier.

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AAL, BOS Skycaps Reach Agreement On Tipping

Airline Drops Gratuity Ban And Curbside Fee, But Adds Another In Its Place

Bowing to pressure Friday from some of its lowest-paid workers, American Airlines agreed to drop a $2-per-bag fee for check-in service curbside at airports around the United States as well as the lift of a ban on tips for skycaps at Logan International Airport.

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Pilot, Examiner Heard 'Pop' Before Grand Rapids Copter Accident

Investigators Looking At Mechanical Failure, Possible Tail Rotor Strike

Officials have released the identities of the pilot and passenger who escaped serious injury Thursday, when the medevac helicopter they were aboard crashed into a rooftop helipad in Grand Rapids. We're also learning more about the moments leading up to the accident.

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Chambliss Wins Red Bull Race In Detroit

Bests Paul Bonhomme By Just 0.15 Seconds

Whew... that was close. US pilot Kirby Chambliss beat Britain's Paul Bonhomme in a spectacular Red Bull Air Race World Series battle in Detroit Sunday, in front of a crowd of 750,000 American and Canadian spectators.

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Klyde Morris (06.02.08)

The Hangover Sets In At United...

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STS-124 Crew Settles Into Life In Orbit

Spends First Full Day Preparing For Monday Docking With ISS

The STS-124 crew members aboard space shuttle Discovery began their first full day in space Sunday, by inspecting the orbiter’s heat shield and preparing for their impending arrival at the International Space Station.

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Here's One Way To Encourage Reading...

If Only Someone Could Do This With Gas Cards!

About 100 million rupiah fell from the sky Sunday when a well-known Indonesian businessman dropped the money from an airplane to promote his new book. Converted to US dollars, the sum totaled approximately $10,700.

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Tokyo Police Order Second AW139

More Expected To Replace Older Birds

AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace announced last week the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Agency (TMPA) signed a contract for its second AW139 medium-twin helicopter. The TMPA received its first AW139 in March 2006.

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FACTS Wins USAF Contracts For FA Training

Emergency Procedures For VIP Attendants

FACTS Training, a division of AirCare Solutions Group, recently announced the award of two major contracts from the United States Air Force (USAF) training VIP Flight Attendants in the proper execution of emergency and safety procedures. The long-term agreements with the USAF are a result of first time bids by FACTS Training for these highly contested awards.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.02.08)

Aero-Linx!

Created by David West in 2004, this blog chronicles his training and subsequent flying.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.02.08): Heliopause

Aero-Terms!

The point at which the solar wind meets the interstellar medium or solar wind from other stars.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.02.08)

"I am not going to discuss or debate the circumstances only to say that the company responsibly closed out operations without leaving passengers stranded or filing for bankruptcy... It is sad to see the 727 fade from service and to see a outstanding group of people, who loved what they did, scatter to find new opportunities."

Source: A former employee of Champion Air, who asked to remain anonymous in describing the final days of operations at the now-defunct charter carrier. Champion ceased all operations Saturday, two days after operating its last passenger-carrying flight into Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9783  Issue Date: June 01, 2008 at 2215 UTC  Location: KENNEDY MEADOWS , California near SHAFTER VORTAC (EHF) 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: LOS ANGELES (ZLA) Automated Flight Service Station, 661-265-8205 

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