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May 25, 2008

TX Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8912 Issue Date: May 25, 2008 at 1427 UTC Location: 12 NM E ALPINE , Texas near MARFA VOR/DME (MRF) 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: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Automated Flight Service Station, 505-856-4580

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AZ TFR: 05.27.08 - 05.28.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8855 Issue Date: May 24, 2008 at 1320 UTC Location: Phoenix, Arizona Beginning Date and Time: May 27, 2008 at 2105 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 28, 2008 at 0200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NM TFR: 05.27.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8850  Issue Date: May 24, 2008 at 1306 UTC  Location: Albuqeurque, New Mexico  Beginning Date and Time: May 27, 2008 at 1730 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 27, 2008 at 2055 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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WY TFR: 05.23.08 - 05.27.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8843  Issue Date: May 24, 2008 at 0159 UTC  Type: VIP 

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Mars Phoenix Lands Successfully On Red Planet

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 05.25.08 1955 EDT: It's down! Moments ago, NASA received confirmation from the Mars Phoenix lander it landed softly on the surface of the Red Planet.

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Kalitta Air 747 Aborts Takeoff in Belgium; Fuselage Splits

Slight Injuries, Serious Aircraft Damage Reported

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 05.25.08 1530 EDT: A Boeing 747-200 cargo aircraft skidded off the end of a runway and into a field in Brussels, Belgium Sunday afternoon, in an aborted takeoff attempt. The aircraft, owned by US-based cargo carrier Kalitta Air, came to rest after breaking apart at the end of runway 20 at the Brussels Airport around 1330 local time.

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Mach 1 Skydive Attempt Planned For Monday

Could Break Highest, Longest... AND Fastest Freefall Records

Saskatchewan may be host to history on Monday as former French army colonel Michel Fournier, 64, attempts to break three skydiving records at once in an ambitious jump from a mind-boggling 132,200 feet.

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New Police Chopper Offers NYC Sightseeing Of A Security Sort

Unmarked Helo Employs Latest Surveillance Technology

It looks like any other one of the countless helicopters that take to the air over New York City on any given day... but it's what's inside that sets the chopper apart from the rest.

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CAP Marks 60 Years As USAF Auxiliary

Anniversary Falls On Memorial Day

The Civil Air Patrol will proudly mark 60 years as the US Air Force auxiliary on May 26. Public Law 557, signed on May 26, 1948, designated CAP the official auxiliary of the then-eight-month-old US Air Force.

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Israeli Jets Unexpectedly Escort Tony Blair's Jet

Fighters Scrambled After Aircraft Failed To Identify Itself

A private aircraft carrying Former British prime minister Tony Blair was intercepted by Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighters last week after the flight crew failed to respond to air traffic control calls to identify itself.

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Upgraded! Boeing Names Elizabeth Lund VP Of Commercial Airplane Development

Former 777 Manufacturing Director Replaces Promoted Todd Zarfos

On Friday, Boeing announced Elizabeth Lund has been named vice president of Product Development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Lund will be responsible for leading preliminary design of new and derivative airplanes and systems, and environmental performance strategy.

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GA-ASI's Frank Pace Honored By AIAA

Company EVP Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced Friday that Frank Pace, executive vice president of the company’s Aircraft Systems Group, was recently honored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) with a local lifetime achievement award in aerospace engineering.

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Embraer Delivers First E-190 To Chinese Airline

Grand China Express Is Mainland Launch Customer

In a ceremony held last Tuesday at Embraer headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, the planemaker delivered the first E-190 jet to China’s Grand China Express. The airline is controlled by the Hainan Airlines Group, and is the launch customer of this E-Jets family model in China.

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American Eurocopter Delivers EC135 To SoCal Power Company

Will Be Used For Line Maintenance, Installation

Southern California Edison recently took delivery of an EC135 at American Eurocopter’s facilities in Grand Prairie, TX. It is the second EC135 in the fleet and it will be used for the maintenance and installation of power lines over rural and congested areas.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.25.08)

Aero-Linx!

"The Webseum of Commercial Aviation". This site features vintage route maps, timetables, photos, and other memorabilia. Step back in time to a more civilized era of air travel by spending some time at this site.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.25.08): Geosynchronous Orbit

Aero-Terms!

A direct, circular, low-inclination orbit in which the satellite's orbital velocity is matched to the rotational velocity of the planet; a spacecraft appears to hang motionless above one position of the planet's surface.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.25.08)

"We are very pleased to take delivery of the first Embraer 190, which will fly for the first time in the skies of mainland China. You gave life to the bird; we will make it soar in the unbounded sky."

Source: Yu Wenyong, President of Grand China Express. In a ceremony held last Tuesday at Embraer headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, the planemaker delivered the first E-190 jet to China’s Grand China Express. The airline is controlled by the Hainan Airlines Group, and is the launch customer of this E-Jets family model in China.

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