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April 28, 2008

CA TFR: 05.01.08 - 05.04.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5161  Issue Date: April 28, 2008 at 1251 UTC  Location: March AFB, Riverside, California near PARADISE VORTAC (PDZ)  Beginning Date and Time: May 01, 2008 at 1930 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 04, 2008 at 2359 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations by the USAF Thunderbirds  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: March AFB (RIV) Air Traffic Control Tower, 951-655-3197 

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CA TFR: 05.01.08 - 05.04.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5162 Issue Date: April 28, 2008 at 1313 UTC Type: Airshow

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VA TFR: 04.30.08 - 05.01.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5305 Issue Date: April 28, 2008 at 1942 UTC Location: Fairfax, Virginia near ARMEL VORTAC (AML) Beginning Date and Time: April 30, 2008 at 2145 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 01, 2008 at 0020 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5277 Issue Date: April 28, 2008 at 1656 UTC Location: EL MONTE , California near POMONA VORTAC (POM) 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) Center, 661-265-8205

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India Launches 10 Satellites At Once

'Shotgun' Launch Breaks Russian Record

It's a record! On Monday, India successfully launched not one, not two... but 10 satellites into orbit, in what could best be described as a 'shotgun' launch.

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Second Galileo Test Satellite Enters Orbit

GPS Rival Comes Closer To Fruition

The second test satellite under Europe's Galileo program launched successfully in the early morning hours Sunday, giving the European Space Agency a needed boost with its efforts to establish a satellite navigation system to rival GPS.

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American Airlines Workers Say Fool Us Once, Shame On You...

Unions Won't Take Concessions Again To Help Carrier

Employees at American Airlines say they won't be so willing to accept steep pay cuts and other concessions, should the Fort Worth-based airline approach them a second time, hat in hand.

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Defector Says North Korea Building Underground Fighter Base

Planes Would Operate From 6,000-Foot Tunnel Runway

Cumulo-granite... it's not just dark aviation humor anymore. London's Sunday Times reports a defector from North Korea's military has alerted the west to what appears to be a North Korean military base being built under a mountain.

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Cessna Rolls Out First Production Citation XLS+

Upgraded Citation Features Pro Line 21 Avionics, FADEC

Employees at Cessna celebrated Friday's roll out of the first production Citation XLS+ at the company's primary design and manufacturing facilities in Wichita, KS.

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Continental Shuns Merger With United Airlines

May Pursue New Alliance With AAL, British Airways

And there was much rejoicing in Houston... but for how long? On Sunday, Continental Airlines said it had abandoned merger talks with United Airlines, and declared its intention once again to remain an independent carrier.

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Reports: EADS Plans Sale Of Socata To French Group

European Consortium Calls GA Unit "Key Element"

A French newspaper reports European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. (EADS) -- in its continuing quest for cash to offset recent losses, and the continuing decline of the US dollar -- plans to sell off its Socata division to a French aerospace, nuclear and automotive group.

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Two Lost When Mooney Impacts Virginia Home

Woman In House Critically Burned

A Sunday morning plane downing resulted in the loss of both men onboard, and critical burns to a third person on the ground.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.28.08

Reducing GA Accident Rates, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.28.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.28.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Reducing GA Accident Rates: 04.28.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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Ukraine Helo Accident Claims 19

One Survives Crash Near Offshore Oil Rig

At least 19 oil workers were killed Monday when their helicopter crashed into the Black Sea.

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AEA 2008: ICG Donates $2,000 To Fund PAMA Foundation Scholarship

Award May Be Used For Supplies, Tuition For A&P Students

Global voice and data communications developer ICG announced at AEA 2008 last week it will donate $2,000 to the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) Foundation, to fund its annual Brian Bennett Scholarship.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.28.08

User fees are about to hibernate for another four years.
The FBI is investigating a kidnapping at Lakeland-Linder airport.
And NTSB warns FAA not to get distracted from the real safety threat

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.28.08

User fees are about to hibernate for another four years.
The FBI is investigating a kidnapping at Lakeland-Linder airport.
And NTSB warns FAA not to get distracted from the real safety threat.

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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, Slow-Flight Accidents - 04.28.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves, who got a recommendation on how to reduce the general aviation accident rate from a legendary kitplane designer.

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Aero-TV Checks Out The Newly Certified Pilatus PC-12 NG

Upgraded Workhorse Includes More Powerful PT-6, Stylish Interior

Part of ANN and Aero-TV's spring-time rites included covering one of the first public outings of the new Pilatus Aircraft PC-12 NG.

Aero-TV Checks Out The Newly Certified Pilatus PC-12 NG

Upgraded Workhorse Includes More Powerful PT-6, Stylish Interior

Part of ANN and Aero-TV's spring-time rites included covering one of the first public outings of the new Pilatus Aircraft PC-12 NG. Announced at NBAA 2006, Pilatus says the Next Generation program is the latest progression of the popular PC-12 turboprop. Receipt of joint EASA and FAA certification will allow deliveries of the PC-12 NG to begin immediately.

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A Brutal Market: EOS Airlines Files Chapter 11

Planned Investment Does Not Close, Carrier 'Forced' to Wind Down Operations

Eos Airlines, a 'premium class' New York to London carrier has announced that it has filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The petition was filed April 26, 2008 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York.

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German Airshow Accident Kills Spectator

A crop-dusting aircraft being flown at a German airshow has been involved in an accident that has killed a woman watching the event, and injured at least 15 others. Video of the accident shows the aircraft departing the runway to its right at an aggressive rate (looking somewhat as though either a brake locked up or a tire failed) before impacting a nearby attraction.

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Unwanted Guests: Turkey Buzzard In Aerostar Cockpit

There are some things that even today's amazing traffic conflict technologies can't protect us against any better than your naturally-installed 'Mark 20 eyeballs.' Turkey buzzards are one of them.

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Klyde Morris (04.28.08)

But Klyde... He Saw It On CNN, It MUST Be True!

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Helo's Fix-It Flight Results in Fix-It Job

Occasionally, that "simple" maintenance test flight is anything but... as was the case of a hapless Hughes TH-55 (Hughes 269) that came to grief in a brief hover test.

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EAA Asks FAA To Authorize Use Of Electric Motors In Ultralights, LSAs

Announcement Comes At Electric Aircraft Symposium

In an effort to gain attention and support for electric aircraft innovation and to help advance efforts to bring affordable electric aircraft to recreational aviators, EAA announced a significant advocacy measure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.28.08)

Aero-Linx!

Welcome to the site devoted to WWII aviation and specially dedicated to all pilots of that era. This page is prepared by a team of aviation history enthusiasts and a few WW II pilots.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.28.08): Waypoint

Aero-Terms!

A predetermined geographical position used for route/instrument approach definition, progress reports, published VFR routes, visual reporting points or points for transitioning and/or circumnavigating controlled and/or special use airspace, that is defined relative to a VORTAC station or in terms of latitude/longitude coordinates.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.28.08)

“There are times in business when even though you execute your business plan and even though your employees do their jobs beautifully, external forces prevent you from controlling your own destiny." Source: Jack Williams, CEO, Eos Airlines, after the 'premium class' New York to London carrier announced that it has filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The petition was filed April 26, 2008 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York.

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CA TFR: 05.02.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5078 Issue Date: April 26, 2008 at 2001 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: May 02, 2008 at 1825 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 02, 2008 at 2225 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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