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May 12, 2008

OH TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7177 Issue Date: May 12, 2008 at 1727 UTC Location: RAVENNA , Ohio near AKRON VOR/DME (ACO) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: May 13, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: CLEVELAND ARTCC (ZOB) Automated Flight Service Station, 440-774-0426

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First Of Three Planned US Relief Flights Brings Aid To Burma

Supplies Turned Over To Officials For Distribution

The first US military plane loaded with relief supplies arrived in Burma Monday as members of Joint Task Force Caring Response prepared to dispatch two more relief flights to the cyclone-stricken region.

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Go East, Young Airline: Virgin America Seeks Service To ORD

Intends To File For Access To Chi-Town

California-based low-cost airline Virgin American announced Monday it will seek government approval to serve Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Chicago would be the eighth city in the airline's network, since Virgin entered the US market in August 2007.

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Brush Fire Threatens Valkaria Airport

Pilots Advised To Steer Clear Of X59

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 05.12.08 1520 EDT: Surging brush fires near Florida's Atlantic coast are threatening property and aircraft at Valkaria Airport (X59).

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 05.12.08

Understanding Flaps... And When To Use Them, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.12.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.12.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Understanding Flaps: 05.12.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".)

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SC TFR: 05.16.08 - 05.18.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7168 Issue Date: May 12, 2008 at 1704 UTC Location: Lancaster, South Carolina near CHARLOTTE VOR/DME (CLT) Beginning Date and Time: May 16, 2008 at 1600 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 18, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Numerous high performance aircraft and parachute team demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Charlotte (CLT) Air Traffic Control Tower, 704-359-1020

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MO TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7152 Issue Date: May 12, 2008 at 1509 UTC Location: NEOSHO , Missouri near NEOSHO VOR/DME (EOS) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: May 12, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR RESCUE Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: KANSAS (ZKC) Center, 913-254-8500

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Bell 412EP Gains JAR-OPS 3 Compliance

First Legacy Helo To Complete EASA Catch-Up Process

Bell Helicopter announced Monday its 412EP helicopter has achieved Joint Aviation Regulations Operations (JAR-OPS) status, and as such is the first legacy helicopter to complete a European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) Joint Operation Evaluation Board (JOEB) Catch-up Process for JAR-OPS 3 compliance.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.12.08

What recession? General aviation sales are up again.
A Cessna 310 crashed one day after an electrical malfunction.
And the cause of a Cincinatti mid-air is settled...but the lawyers press on.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.12.08

What recession? General aviation sales are up again.
A Cessna 310 crashed one day after an electrical malfunction.
And the cause of a Cincinatti mid-air is settled...but the lawyers press on.

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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, Misunderstood Flaps - 05.12.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves regarding common misunderstandings about the use of flaps, and about precautions which will help avoid fuel- and oil-related engine

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China Launches New Company To Construct Larger Passenger Aircraft

Aims To Compete with Airbus, Boeing By 2020

Chinese officials in Shanghai announced Sunday the inauguration of a new passenger aircraft company focused on the development of a 150-seat airliner. The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (CACC) aims to compete with the Boeing Co. and Airbus as the Chinese domestic and international travel market expands.

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NATO Intercepts Of Russian Bombers Draws Ire from Moscow

Russian Air Force Chief Claims Violations of Safety Rules

The saga continues. NATO was accused recently by the chief of Russia's air force for violation of safety rules while escorting Russian bombers on patrol flights over neutral waters.

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Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Awarded Engine Demonstrator Contract

Tasked With Developing New Helicopter Turbine For US Army

The Advanced Turbine Engine Company, LLC (ATEC), a Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney joint venture, was awarded a $108 million contract by the US Army for the Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine (AATE) technology demonstrator program.

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Aero-TV Interviews AEA's Prez, Paula Derks, On ALL Things Avionics

Derks Looks To The Future With Excitement... And Caution

The hard-working staff of AEA chalked up an amazing presentation with the close of the 51st Annual AEA Convention, concluded just days ago in the shadow of Washington, DC. .

Aero-TV Interviews AEA's Prez, Paula Derks, On ALL Things Avionics

Derks Looks To The Future With Excitement... And Caution

The hard-working staff of AEA chalked up an amazing presentation with the close of the 51st Annual AEA Convention, concluded just days ago in the shadow of Washington, DC. Nearly 1,800 avionics and aviation industry professionals from more than 15 countries attending the Aircraft Electronics Association’s four-day event from April 23-26.

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NTSB: Pilot Error Led To Mid-Air Collision Near Cincinnati

Findings Verify Aircraft Did Not See Each Other

The National Transportation Safety Board released its report this week on the midair collision of a Cessna 172 and a Beech V35B Bonanza near Cincinnati's Blue Ash Airport (ISZ) last May.

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Cleaning Up Avgas: Company Designs Less-Expensive Alternative

Product Conceived As Renewable Replacement for 100LL

A new general aviation fuel claiming to be less expensive, fuel-efficient and environmentally friendlier than any on the market was unveiled this week by Swift Enterprises of West Lafayette, IN.

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Med Flight Helicopter Down In Wisconsin: Three Lost

Crash Occurred Shortly After Patient Drop Off

A University of Wisconsin Hospital Med Flight crew were tragically killed Saturday evening when their helicopter crashed in LaCrosse, WI shortly after takeoff.

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Group Warns New Air Canada Fuel Surcharge Will Ground Passengers

Controversial Move To Fight Rising Fuel Prices May Force Canadians To Roads

Canadians will be noticing some significant price increases for air travel as Air Canada this week quietly began adding a fuel surcharge on flights within North America.

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California Officials Start Push To Develop Museum Near Edwards AFB

Group Aims For Space Shuttle Display After 2010 Retirement

The Antelope Valley, home of Edwards Air Force Base and the Lockheed "Skunk Works", is considered by many to be the birthplace of modern US experimental jet aviation and space travel. Since the end of World War II, the area has seen many X-planes of various shapes and sizes take flight over its desert landscape and local officials are aiming to consolidate that history and attract one of its most famous products, a space shuttle orbiter, back to its birthplace after retirement.

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Klyde Morris (05.12.08)

We HOPE This Is Only Satire...

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

"Pre-Training-Training"

"You are SO gonna owe me, Bubba." It was with these seven (vaguely ominous) words Jim told me the final arrangements had been made for me to come down to Florida two weeks before Sun 'n Fun, to start down the path towards earning my sport pilot rating.

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Colorado C182 CFIT Accident Claims Pro Golfer's Brother

One Dead, One Injured In Mountain Accident

Crews struggled for hours to reach the site of a Cessna 182 crash in Colorado's mountainous backcountry West of Denver on Thursday. The crash occurred on Montana Mountain five miles from Black Hawk in Gilpin county at an elevation of 9000 feet.

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Homebuilt Thorp T-18 Down In WA: One Lost

Suspected Loss of Power Reported by Witnesses

A single engine Thorp T-18 homebuilt crashed into a house in Covington, WA, 20 miles Southeast of Seattle on Friday afternoon.

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Another Example Of Why Preflighting Is A Good Idea

Attention To Detail By Crew Saves Stowaway Owl

When you perform your next walkaround inspection, consider adding "owl check" to the list -- thankfully for one little screech owl, sailors aboard the USS Harry S. Truman did just that earlier this year.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.12.08)

Aero-Linx!

Welcome to the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) -- home of science program selection, grant administration, planning, scheduling, and public outreach activities for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.12.08): Cardinal Heading

Aero-Terms!

The heading of an aircraft along any of the four cardinal directions shown on a compass. In other words, due North, South, East or West. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.12.08)

"...There is no tower at Blue Ash, no set schedule and no one checking licenses before takeoffs and landings at the airport."

Source: From the Cincinnati Enquirer's report regarding last week's release of the NTSB Probable Cause report on the May 12, 2007 midair collision of a Cessna 172 and a Beechcraft V35B near Blue Ash airport.

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FL Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7050 Issue Date: May 10, 2008 at 1607 UTC Location: SUMATRA , Florida near SEMINOLE VORTAC (SZW) 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: JACKSONVILLE (ZJX) Center, 904-549-1537

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7043 Issue Date: May 10, 2008 at 0121 UTC Location: 18 MI E OF SELLS , Arizona near TUCSON VORTAC (TUS) 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: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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