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July 07, 2008

NC TFR: 07.08.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6263  Issue Date: July 07, 2008 at 2251 UTC  Location: Raleigh, North Carolina  Beginning Date and Time: July 08, 2008 at 1650 UTC  Ending Date and Time: July 08, 2008 at 2100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6272 Issue Date: July 07, 2008 at 2353 UTC Location: RAIN CANYON NORTH EAST OF PRICE , Utah near CARBON VOR/DME (PUC) 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: DENVER (ZDV) Center, 393-651-4248

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Indian Government Purchases Three EMB 145 AEW&C Aircraft

Will Be Used To Develop Surveillance Program

Last week, Embraer and the government of India signed a deal for three EMB 145 AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning & Control) jets. The contract includes a comprehensive logistics package comprised of training, technical support, spare parts, and ground support equipment.

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6178  Issue Date: July 07, 2008 at 1617 UTC  Location: 8 NM SW POCATELLO , Idaho near POCATELLO VORTAC (PIH)  Beginning Date and Time: July 07, 2008 at 1800 UTC  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: SALT LAKE (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560 

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Boeing Backer Warns 'All Hell Will Break Loose' If USAF Stays With KC-45A

Spokesman Says Gates Will Announce KC-X Strategy 'Very Soon'

With Defense Secretary Robert Gates expected to announce his strategy on dealing with a controversial US Air Force aerial tanker decision "very soon," one lawmaker warns of dire consequences if Pentagon officials stick to their guns and keep the contract in the hands of a partnership between Northrop Grumman and EADS.

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Bell Questions Tilt-Rotor Tech For US Civilian Market

Pulls Back Support For BA609 Project

It's not a full withdrawal... more like a strategic retreat. After 50 years of developing tilt-rotor technology for both the defense and civilian markets, Bell Helicopter now says the commercial appeal for such aircraft has dropped considerably.

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EADS Opens Talks With DAHER To Buy Socata

Hopes Sale Will Offset Losses From Other Divisions

Confirming earlier reports European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. hopes to sell off its EADS Socata division, last week the European aerospace consortium entered into formal, exclusive talks with French manufacturing group DAHER for the acquisition of a majority interest in the general aviation planemaker.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 07.07.08

The Hidden Costs Of Saving Fuel, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.07.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.07.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Hidden Costs Of Flying Less: 07.07.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".)

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Kalitta Air 747-200 Down In Colombia

Second Crash In Six Weeks Involving Cargo Carrier

A Boeing 747-200 freighter operated by Michigan-based Kalitta Air crashed shortly after takeoff early Monday near Bogota, Colombia, causing two deaths on the ground.

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Presidential Candidate's Plane Makes Unscheduled Landing

MD80 Experienced Pitch Control Issues, Reports Say

A chartered Midwest Airlines MD80 transporting US Senator and likely Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made an unscheduled stop in St. Louis, MO Monday, after the plane's flight crew experienced "controllability issues" in pitch.

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Airline On-Time Performance Improved Slightly In May, DOT Says

One WN Flight Late 100 Percent Of The Time

The largest US airlines' rate of on-time flights this past May was higher than in both the same month last year and April 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The rates of flight cancellations and mishandled baggage also declined compared to the same periods, according to the report.

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Northwest Jet Gets Nose Punched In At FL180

Dented 757 Radome A Mystery

Officials with the FAA are trying to figure what, if anything, impacted the nose of a Northwest Airlines plane at FL180 during a Sunday flight from Detroit to Tampa.

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MK Airlines Becomes European Launch Customer For Cargo Feeder Turboprop

Prototype FF5000 Scheduled To Fly In Spring 2009

Freight Feeder Aircraft Corporation, a US business 25% owned by Utilicraft Aerospace Industries, announced Monday it has entered into a Letter of Intent with British cargo carrier MK Airlines for the purchase of 10 FF5000 Freight Feeder Aircraft, with an option to purchase an additional five.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.07.08

A US cargo plane is down in Mexico.
Cirrus Design's new "The Jet" makes its first official flight.
And AOPA fights NavCanada's five-year retroactive taxes on US pilots.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.07.08

A US cargo plane is down in Mexico.
Cirrus Design's new "The Jet" makes its first official flight.
And AOPA fights NavCanada's five-year retroactive taxes on US pilots.


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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, Fuel Issues - 07.07.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the controversial upswing in the cost of aviation fuel. How might we better afford to buy it? What are the hidden costs of fly

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Aero-TV Talks Oshkosh and Homebuilding With Tom Poberezny

It's Summertime... And That Means That Oshkosh Is Right Around The Corner!!

A few weeks ago, ANN's Paul Plack had the chance to sit down amid all the chaos of the spring airshow season and have a one-on-one chat with EAA Prez, Tom Poberezny... they covered some interesting topics... Homebuilding, the 51% Rule, and course, OSHKOSH 2008.

Aero-TV Talks Oshkosh and Homebuilding With Tom Poberezny

It's Summertime... And That Means That Oshkosh Is Right Around The Corner!!

A few weeks ago, ANN's Paul Plack had the chance to sit down amid all the chaos of the spring airshow season and have a one-on-one chat with EAA Prez, Tom Poberezny... they covered some interesting topics... Homebuilding, the 51% Rule, and course, OSHKOSH 2008.

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B-17 ‘Liberty Belle’ Makes Historic Trip To England

Lands On 65th Anniversary Of First 390th Bomb Group B-17 Touchdown In England

A four thousand mile trip is nothing for most of the aircraft rolling off the assembly line at Boeing these days, but such a trip in a 65 year old predecessor of the airliners in Seattle is nothing but extraordinary these days, especially when it takes place over the North Atlantic.

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Vulcan Bomber Flies For First Public View In 15 Years

Massive Cold War Era Jet Displayed Over Former Base At RAF Waddington Airshow

After a 15 year silence, the roar of four Bristol Olympus 301 turbojets  resounded over the normally quiet English countryside as the last flying Avro Vulcan bomber returned to the skies for public display for the first time since retired in 1993.

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Wreckage Of RV-6 Missing Since Wednesday Found In CA

Officials Confirm Accident Claimed The Life Of The Pilot

An experimental RV-6 missing since Wednesday after departing the Truckee-Tahoe Airport in northwestern California was found Saturday in a heavily wooded area near Sierraville.

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Klyde Morris (07.07.08)

Phil's Ready To Pass The Baton... But Hands Off His Cape...

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Fuel Prices Crimp Pleasure Flying

Used Single Engine Aircraft, Avgas Fuel Sales Down Nationwide

As fuel prices continue to climb nationwide, the pinch on the general aviation consumer becomes tighter as recreational flying becomes too expensive for many.

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Lawn Chair Aviator Makes Cluster Balloon Cross-Country

Taken Aloft By Helium Party Balloons, Oregon Man Completes 235-Mile Journey

Twenty six years after Larry “Lawn Chair Larry” Walters took to the skies over Southern California in a lawn chair attached to 45 helium-filled weather balloons, Oregon native Kent Couch did the same in a one-way attempt to journey 300-miles from Oregon to Idaho Saturday.

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NASA's Cassini Probe Begins Extended Mission

Primary Mission Fulfilled, New Questions Await Answering

NASA's Cassini mission recently closed one chapter of its journey at Saturn, and embarked on a new one -- with a two-year mission that will address new questions and bring it closer to two of its most intriguing targets, Titan and Enceladus.

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At Least Aerospace Is Still Strong In Quebec

In The Shadow Of US Economic Woes, Province Shows Gains In Production, Orders

One of the world's great aerospace hubs, the Montreal region of Quebec possesses a workforce of an estimated 42,000 workers manufacturing everything from jet airliners to helicopters to flight simulators. But many are wondering if it’s proximity to the economic slowdown in the United States and the effect of rising fuel costs will take the region from boom to bust.

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Bell Canada Opens Expanded Logistics Center

Located At YYC Industrial Park

Bell Helicopter Canada opened its new 38,000 square foot Canadian Supply Center this weekend. The upgraded facility is located in the Calgary International Airport's YYC Global Logistics Parks.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.07.08)

Aero-Linx! 

The purpose of S.O.A.R. is to establish an organization dedicated to restore, in flying condition, combat aircraft of all countries, to exhibit such aircraft in air shows, and meets and to maintain these aircraft as a tribute to our aviation heritage.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.07.08): Axial Flow Compressor

Aero-Terms! 

A type of compressor used in gas turbine engines in which the air passes through the compressor in essentially a straight line, parallel to the axis of the compressor. The compressor is made of a number of stages of rotating compressor blades between stages of stationary stator vanes. The compression ratio is determined by the number of stages of compression.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.07.08)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

“Of course this is a massive team effort, not only my own relatively small team but all the companies around the UK and the tens of thousands of the public who have supported us.” Source: Dr. Robert Pleming, CEO of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, the operating group responsible for returning the Cold War era Avro Vulcan bomber to the air after a 15 year absence. Its first public display occurred on July 5 at the RAF Waddington Airshow. FMI: www.tvoc.co.uk

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