NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7592
Issue Date: May 14, 2008 at 1950 UTC
Location: FAIRBANKS , Alaska near FAIRBANKS VORTAC (FAI)
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: ANCHORAGE (ZAN) Center, 907-269-1103
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7451
Issue Date: May 14, 2008 at 1020 UTC
Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland near ANDREWS VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: May 15, 2008 at 1600 UTC
Ending Date and Time: May 18, 2008 at 2200 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue
Angels and other high performance aircraft
Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/6591: to update times
Pilots May Contact: Andrews (ADW) Air Traffic Control Tower,
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7553
Issue Date: May 14, 2008 at 1708 UTC
Location: HIBBING , Minnesota near HIBBING VOR/DME (HIB)
Beginning Date and Time: May 15, 2008 at 1630 UTC
Ending Date and Time: May 15, 2008 at 1730 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.14.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.14.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Revisting The SSH
Debacle: 05.14.08 (ANN Special Report, with aviation law
attorneys Ed Booth and Don Maciejewski.)
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry
trade organization for the leading US airlines, joined by Airports
Council International-North America (ACI-NA), released its summer
forecast and steps that passengers can take to help ensure a more
enjoyable travel experience.
Even with the Government Accountability Office set to rule on a formal protest filed by
Boeing in the KC-X tanker contract, Northrop Grumman
and EADS North America are going ahead with plans to join local,
state and federal officials in Mobile, AL for a groundbreaking
ceremony next month on the facilities to be built to produce the
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is preparing to end its long journey
and begin a three-month mission to taste and sniff fistfuls of
Martian soil and buried ice. The lander is scheduled to touch down
on the Red Planet May 25.
On Tuesday, a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-700 completed a
flight into China's Lijiang Airport to validate the capability and
benefits of an advanced navigation method known as Required
Navigation Performance (RNP).
NSBRI Report Says Lunar Astronauts May Be Affected By Dust
Lunar dust could be more than a housekeeping issue for
astronauts who visit the moon. Their good health may depend on the
amount of exposure they have to the tiny particles, according to a
recent release from the National Space Biomedical Research
On Monday, Boeing and International Lease Finance Corp (ILFC)
celebrated the delivery of the leasing company's 400th Boeing 737
airplane, a 737-800 that ILFC customer Travel Service will
operate under lease.
The Annual gathering of the truly 'uber-professional' folks who populate the ultra-high-tech avionics business was a great success this year -- with outstanding attendance, accomplishments and achievements to be boasted about for years to come. But... who are these people and what do they get out of gathering each year? Aero-TV crews spent some time at the convention and on the exhibit floor to find out for ourselves.
The Annual gathering of the truly 'uber-professional' folks who
populate the ultra-high-tech avionics business was a great success
this year -- with outstanding attendance, accomplishments and
achievements to be boasted about for years to come. But... who are
these people and what do they get out of gathering each year?
Aero-TV crews spent some time at the convention, and on the exhibit
floor, to find out for themselves.
One would think the January 2008 landing crash of a British
Airways Boeing 777 would present something close to the ideal
scenario for an aviation accident investigator: a largely-intact
airframe, 152 survivors to give their accounts of the mishap (which
resulted in no fatalities,) and even additional information from a
dedicated crash recorder installed by the airline, on top of the
data recorders mandated by federal authorities.
Wants Emergency Procedures To Include Turbocharger Failure
The National Transportation Safety Board wants operators of
piston-powered aircraft equipped with turbochargers to recognize
the signs of turbo failure... and be better able to deal with the
problem in flight.
On February 3, when Silver State Helicopters went tango-uniform,
many of its more than 2,400 students were left with incomplete
training... but owing student loans of $50,000 or more. Comparisons
to a ponzi scheme were common, especially after Silver State's
official press release said it's Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing
resulted from "a sharp and sudden downturn in new student
We'd say that something smells here... but we don't wish to
imply anything, or go for an all-too-obvious pun. A New York City
man claims JetBlue Airways forced him to give up his seat on a
February flight, forcing him to sit in the plane's lav during part
of the five-hour flight from California.
Reverend, Teenage Son Lost In Apparent CFIT Accident
An aircrew from the North Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol
located the wreckage of a missing single-engine Piper PA-32-260
from Florida about 0910 EDT May 13 near Cold Mountain, in the
Shining Rock Wilderness Area along the Haywood and Transylvania
County lines in western North Carolina.
Blended Wing-Body Aircraft To Operate From Land, Sea
Raytheon announced Monday this week it has teamed with Swift
Engineering, Inc. to provide the US Navy and US Marine Corps with
an unmanned aircraft system for their respective Small Tactical
Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Tier 2 missions.
The CG-4A glider, (C-for cargo, G-for glider) was the mainstay of
the US Army Air Forces glider arsenal. It was designed by the Waco
Aircraft Company of Troy, Ohio, whose personnel followed
specifications given to them by the US Army Air Corps.
"[T]he plaintiff had no seat to return to, sitting on a
toilet stool with no seat belts."
Source: From a lawsuit filed last week by
Gokhan Mutlu, claiming JetBlue Airways forced him to give up his
seat on a February flight, forcing him to sit in the plane's lav
during part of the five-hour flight from California. Mutlu is
seeking over $2 million in damages.