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April 28, 2007

FL TFR: 05.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9522 Issue Date: April 27, 2007 at 2027 UTC Location: Tampa, Florida Beginning Date and Time: May 01, 2007 at 1545 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 01, 2007 at 2140 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NC TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9548 Issue Date: April 28, 2007 at 1412 UTC Type: Hazards

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GAMA Says GA Production Strong In First Quarter

Billings Up Over 12 Percent

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced Friday that shipments and billings of general aviation airplanes achieved a solid first quarter for 2007 following last year's strong numbers.

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New Myrtle Beach Terminal Voted Down

Expansion Proposal Dashed Over Concerns About Nearby Development

Eight years of hopes and plans to expand the Myrtle Beach International Airport's seven-gate terminal were dashed Thursday, when a volunteer city review board rejected those plans by a unanimous vote.

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NASA Completes First Checkout Flight Of SOFIA Aircraft

Modified 747SP Will Explore Universe... From FL400

NASA told ANN this week the space agency successfully completed the first of several planned checkout test flights of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft, a modified Boeing 747SP designed to study the universe in the infrared spectrum.

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AOPA Urges Public Hearings On SoCal Facilities Consolidation

FAA To Combine Palm Springs Radar With San Diego

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has sent a letter to the FAA urging a delay in the agency's plan to combine the Palm Springs radar functions with the San Diego facility until public hearings can be conducted.

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Geneva Aviation Nears Completion Of Helicopter Development Center

Center Expected To Open July 1

Geneva Aviation, provider of electronic consoles and audio and video systems and equipment for law enforcement and electronic news gathering helicopters, tells ANN the company is nearing completion of a new center for development, engineering and prototyping of newer, more advanced systems for these markets.

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Precision Aviation Group To Acquire Pegasus Aircraft

Company Services Helicopters , Fixed-Wing Aircraft

Aero-News has learned Precision Aviation Group has agreed, in principal, to buy Pegasus Aircraft Components in Richmond, British Colombia.

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NTSB Rules Fuel Starvation, Pilot Error Factors In 2006 Cherokee Accident

South Dakota Crash Claimed One, Injured Five

The NTSB says pilot error was likely the cause of a 2006 Piper Cherokee crash that killed one person and injured five in South Dakota.

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Abilene Airport Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Terminal Closed For Three Hours

Abilene Regional Airport was evacuated and closed for more than three hours Thursday, after a bomb threat was reported.

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Independence Aviation Selects Frasca for Cirrus FTD

Sim Will Sport Actual Entegra Panel, CAPS Simulation

Frasca International told ANN this week the Urbana, IL company recently sold a Cirrus SR22 Flight Training Device (FTD) to Independence Aviation in Englewood, CO. The FTD will feature actual Avidyne Entegra avionics, CAPS (Cirrus Airframe Parachute System) simulation, TruVision visual system and more.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.28.07)

Aero-Linx!

All sorts of blogs, including 2FLYTV, producers of high-end aviation videos and television programs distributed across the video on demand services of Comcast and Cablevision, general aviation blogs, aviation news, and a blog of a 1974 Cessna Cardinal FG owner.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.28.07)

"The first quarter shows that we are sustaining the delivery rates of last year and are maintaining announced production schedules. Our industry is working hard to ensure that this momentum is maintained and that general aviation continues to shine as a bright spot of the manufacturing community."

Source: Pete Bunce, President and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. GAMA reports shipments of general aviation airplanes for the first three months of this year totaled 842 units -- in line with last year's 847 airplanes -- while industry-wide billings were $4.5 billion, up an impressive 11.3 percent.

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