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May 08, 2008

MN TFR: 05.09.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6815 Issue Date: May 08, 2008 at 1813 UTC Location: ELY , Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: May 09, 2008 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 09, 2008 at 1645 UTC Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING ACTIVITY AT BABBITT IRON MINES Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 05.09.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6704  Issue Date: May 08, 2008 at 1209 UTC  Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV)  Beginning Date and Time: May 09, 2008 at 1740 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 09, 2008 at 2340 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons  Type: Security  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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Russell Meyer Becomes Chair Of AOPA ASF Board Of Visitors

Takes The Helm From Former FAA Administrator David Hinson

Continuing its legacy of influential leaders, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation Board of Visitors welcomed its new chairman, Russell W. Meyer, Jr., chairman emeritus of Cessna Aircraft Company, at the Board’s meeting on May 1 in Frederick, MD.

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Diamond Selects Mecaer America For D-Jet Landing Gear

Will Be Incorporated On S/N 004

Mecaer America Inc. was recently selected by Diamond Aircraft to provide the landing gear system for the series production of the D-Jet. Mecaer America's scope of work includes design, certification testing, manufacturing and after-sale support of the nose and main landing gear.

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Cirrus Provides Update On Status Of 'the jet'

Company Is "On The Threshold" Of First Flight

It's hard to believe it's been close to a year since Cirrus Design publicly unveiled a full-scale mockup for its upcoming, single-turbofan "the jet"... and the  planemaker tells ANN the time has flown by in its Duluth, MN development center, as well.

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NATA's Coyne Says GA Taking Proactive Approach On Emissions

NetJets, DayJet Take Steps To Operate 'Green'

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James K. Coyne testified this week before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation at the hearing "Aviation and the Environment: Emissions." The hearing examined the impact of aviation activities on the environment and how stakeholders can reduce or mitigate their impact.

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Machinists Call For Airline Re-Regulation To Combat Mergers

So It's Come To This...

In case you had any doubts how worried airline workers are about looming industry consolidation... on Thursday the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) took the radical step of urging lawmakers to resist appeals to approve additional airline consolidation,and instead consider measured re-regulation of fares and capacity as the only way to ensure safe and reliable air transportation in the United States.

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NASA Rolls Out New Artifact Loan Program

Want Space Shuttle Tires For Your Event? See Below

With the help of the space shuttle program, this week NASA kicked off a new artifact loan program for museums, planetariums, and other organizations. NASA's new Artifact Loan Opportunities Program will help organizations borrow NASA artifacts for education and outreach purposes.

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Boeing, Northrop Take Off Gloves In KC-X Bout

Trade Barbs Over Costs, Mission Suitability

This week, Boeing and Northrop/EADS issued new volleys in the ongoing war of words between the two heavyweights, regarding their KC-767 and KC-45A aerial refueling aircraft.

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Raven UAV Flies Away From Pilots In Central Florida

Missing: One USAF Spy Drone

The US Air Force is searching for a wayward unmanned aerial vehicle it launched this week near the central Florida city of Ocala.

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CAE Named Authorized Trainer For Bombardier In Europe

May Provide Training On Learjet 40/45, XR Variants

CAE and Bombardier Aerospace recently announced the expansion of their 20-year Authorized Training Provider agreement, to include Learjet 40/40 XR and Learjet 45/45 XR aircraft for European customers.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 05.08.08

Will The FAA Sign Off On Electric-Powered LSA?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.08.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.08.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- FAA Approval For Electric-Powered LSA: 05.08.08 (ANN Special Report, with Earl Lawrence, Vice President for Industry and Regulatory Affairs for EAA.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.08.08

The on-time ratings for the airlines still lag 2007.
A California judge differs with the NTSB on the cause of a helicopter collision.
And Minnesota lawmakers want some answers from Delta/Nort

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.08.08

The on-time ratings for the airlines still lag 2007.
A California judge differs with the NTSB on the cause of a helicopter collision.
And Minnesota lawmakers want some answers from Delta/Northwe

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ANN Special Feature: Earl Lawrence, EAA, Electric Aircraft - 05.08.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Earl Lawrence, Vice President for Industry and Regulatory Affairs for the Experimental Aircraft Association, about EAA's recent petition to the FAA for rule changes to a

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Plane Crash Sites Exposed By Western Wildfires

Wreckage Of Lockheed Neptune Found In January

Aircraft which have gone missing and never been found hold a special fascination, whether they involve celebrities like Amelia Earhart, or anonymous everyday people. To some, the topic seems a touch morbid... but retired high school teacher Pat Macha has turned his fascination with old airplane wrecks into a significant hobby, and has authored three books on the topic.

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Aero-TV Asks... Can Airshows Keep Up With The Times??? (Part 4)

It's Airshow Week At Aero-TV!

The fourth in a five part series, this week, continues with a series of interwoven interviews in which we asked about a dozen airshow professionals the same three questions... each of which will become the topic of its own program over the course of the week. In this installment, we asked a number of airshow luminaries the following question... in a computerized/new media/iPod kind of world can airshows provide the kind of entertainment and excitement that will allow them to keep up with the times??? 

Aero-TV Asks... Can Airshows Keep Up With The Times? (Part 4)

It's Airshow Week At Aero-TV!

The fourth in a five part series, this week, continues with a series of interwoven interviews in which we asked about a dozen airshow professionals the same three questions... each of which will become the topic of its own program over the course of the week. In this installment, we asked a number of airshow luminaries the following question... in a computerized/new media/iPod kind of world can airshows provide the kind of entertainment and excitement that will allow them to keep up with the times??? 

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Delta CFO Tells Minnesota Lawmakers HQ Decision Final

Remains Mum On Merger's Impact On Jobs

Despite much hand-wringing and suggestions of economic incentives, Minnesota lawmakers have not been able to convince a merged Delta and Northwest to keep the combined airline's headquarters in Eagan. Even more frustrating, they haven't been able to find out how many jobs will disappear in the merger, or even find out when they'll find out.

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Commander Premier Aircraft Considers Sale

Inquiries Lead CPAC To Explore Options

Commander Premier Aircraft Corporation (CPAC) announced Wednesday its Board of Directors will consider "responsible" offers to purchase the company, after receiving inquiries about a purchase of, or a controlling interest, in the company.

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Family Members Tour Nimrod Aircraft, Hear RAF Crew's Final Moments

Reconnaissance Plane Lost Over Afghanistan In 2006

Ahead of a formal inquest into the September 2, 2006 explosion of a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR2 reconnaissance plane over Afghanistan, this week the families of the 14 lost servicemen examined an identical aircraft, to learn more about what likely led to the accident.

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Pilots Repeat Calls US Airways/United Merger Should Be 'Last Resort'

Says Integration Of Two Workforces Could Take Seven Years

Steve Wallach is a 747 captain for United Airlines. Last October, he was also elected chairman of the United Airlines Master Executive Council of the Air Line Pilots Association, part of a new executive staff expected to take a hard line in negotiations with executives whose salaries and bonuses have incensed pilots who took pay cuts during bankruptcy.

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Restoration Bound: Iconic Connecticut Corsair

Stratford Gate Guard Ready For Removal, Pending Good Winds

It has guarded the entrance to Sikorsky Memorial Airport for nearly 40 years, enduring harsh winters and balmy New England summers. And thanks to the efforts of a group of local volunteers, an FG-1D Corsair will be removed from its concrete pedestal for restoration, assuring its survival as a local symbol of former Stratford-based Chance-Vought Aircraft, original manufacturers of the famous WWII fighter.

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Proponents Of EU Carbon Caps Await US Presidential Election

New Administration May Be More Open To Idea

Proponents of caps on carbon dioxide emissions from airliners flying in the European Union are eagerly awaiting the results of the November presidential election in the United States... as no matter who wins, they'll likely be more open to adopting similar measures than the current administration.

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Greater Washington Aviation Open Raises $140K For CAN

Helping Cancer Patients Fight Their Battles

The 20th Annual Greater Washington Aviation Open (GWAO), the largest aviation charity event in the Washington DC area, raised a record $140,000 for Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the non-profit that arranges free flights to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats on corporate flights. 

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Golden West Regional Fly-in To Feature 'Superbatics'

Reno Sport Class Racers Will Also Hold Demonstrations

Organizers of the upcoming Golden West Regional Fly-in and Airshow in Marysville, CA announced Wednesday airshow pilot Eddie Andreini will bring his "Superbatics" aerial performance to all three days of the show. A group of pilots from Reno Sport Class Air Racing will also put on high speed demonstrations during the show.

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Challenger Center Awards Former Employee For Service

Colleen Phillips Receives Honor Named For Past Board Member

Colleen Phillips -- volunteer, friend, supporter and former employee of Challenger Center for Space Science Education -- was the first recipient of the Russ Griffith award, created to honor the memory of Challenger Center Board member H. Russell "Russ" Griffith, President and CEO of Datatel Inc.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.08.08)

Aero-Linx!

This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system. Each page has text and NASA images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.08.08): Skin Antenna

Aero-Terms!

A type of flush mounted antenna, where a section of the metal aircraft skin is electrically isolated by an insulating material, and is used as the antenna conductor. Skin antennas are often used on high-speed aircraft. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.08.08)

"I think people need to start realizing this is going to have grave effects on the communities where Northwest employees live. Not just on the employees -- on the communities."

Source: Steve Gordon, president of the International Association of Machinists union -- which represents ground workers at Northwest Airlines -- on the potential ramifications the merger between Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines would have on the latter's primarily Minnesota-based workforce.

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MD TFR: 05.15.08 - 06.18.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6591 Issue Date: May 07, 2008 at 1601 UTC Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland near ANDREWS VORTAC (ADW) Beginning Date and Time: May 15, 2008 at 1730 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 18, 2008 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other high performance aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Andrews (ADW) Air Traffic Control Tower, 301-735-2380

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AL TFR: 05.13.08 - 05.14.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6590 Issue Date: May 07, 2008 at 1559 UTC Location: Maxwell AFB, Alabama near MONTGOMERY VORTAC (MGM) Beginning Date and Time: May 13, 2008 at 1930 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 14, 2008 at 2359 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force F-15 and F-16 teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Maxwell (MXF) Air Traffic Control Tower, 334-953-5022

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TX TFR: 05.11.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6429 Issue Date: May 06, 2008 at 2336 UTC Location: Waco, Texas Beginning Date and Time: May 11, 2008 at 2050 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 11, 2008 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MN TFR: 05.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6524 Issue Date: May 07, 2008 at 1312 UTC Location: Duluth, Minnesota near DULUTH VORTAC (DLH) Beginning Date and Time: May 13, 2008 at 1830 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 13, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Practice high performance aerial demonstrations by the Canadian Snow Birds for the 2008 Duluth Lakefront Airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Duluth (DLH) Air Traffic Control Tower, 218-722-7326 Controlling Facility: ZMP ARTCC

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