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June 08, 2008

CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1130 Issue Date: June 07, 2008 at 1858 UTC Location: BAKERSFIELD , California near SHAFTER VORTAC (EHF) 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) Automated Flight Service Station, 661-265-8205

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WhiteKnightTwo Rollout At Mojave To Be Celebrated At AirVenture 2008

Hmmm... Interesting....

 The Experimental Aircraft Association says the blogosphere is abuzz with reports of Virgin Galactic's recently sent invitations to selected individuals for a progress report and a rollout of WhiteKnightTwo on July 28 at Mojave Spaceport in California. EAA says these reports foreshadow a parallel media event and follow-up engagements with EAA members and visitors at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, July 28-August 3.

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FAA Warns PAE Officials To Negotiate With Carrier 'Or Else'

Risk Loss Of Funding If They Don't Negotiate With Allegiant Air

Low-cost air carrier Allegiant Air has encountered community barricades in an effort to expand into the Seattle, WA area, but the Federal Aviation Administration is cautioning officials to "play nice" or risk their Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding.

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Delta's Bastian Meets With NWA Pilots

Makes Presentation At MEC Meeting

It's no secret pilots at Northwest Airlines are more than a little skeptical about the future, as their carrier moves towards a merger with -- some would say takeover by -- Delta Air Lines. Those ill-feelings weren't helped by Delta's maneuvering to negotiate a contract with its own pilots ahead of the April 14 announcement -- talks Northwest pilots weren't invited to.

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Phoenix Mars Lander Soil Testing Hits A Snag

Dirt For Test Present, But Sensors Don't Detect It Reaching Testing Oven

Scientists are attempting to determine what could be going on to prevent Martian dirt scooped by the Phoenix lander's robot arm from reaching a tiny testing oven.

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Former Compass FA Pleads Not Guilty

Accused Of Setting Lav On Fire To Get Out Of Work

The flight attendant who admitted to deliberately starting a fire in the lavatory of the aircraft he was crewing in May has pleaded not guilty to charges.

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Defense, Prosecution Chiefs Differ On Views Of Guantanamo Arraignment

Officials Believe KSM Intimidated Others

The chiefs of defense and prosecution offered different views of the day's results to reporters Thursday, after five accused terrorists heard the charges filed against them for their alleged role in the September 11, 2001 attacks on America at an arraignment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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From NASA: ISS Crew Deploys Kibo Lab's Robotic Arm

Preparations Underway For Third Spacewalk

NASA tells ANN the STS-124 and Expedition 17 crew members spent Saturday outfitting the Japanese Logistics Module (JLM) and preparing Kibo’s robotic systems for initial deployment.

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BAE Anti-Missile System Begins Tests On F-18 Super Hornet

Device Uses Fiber-Optic Decoy To Thwart Missiles

The US Navy has completed developmental testing of a BAE Systems fiber-optic towed decoy, and has begun operational tests on the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet. The decoy is a key part of a system that will better protect military aircraft against enemy missiles.

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North American Jet Intro's EA500 Charter In South Florida

Chicago-Based Operator Now Offering VLJ Flights From BCT

North American Jet Charter Group, LLC announced late last week the delivery of its first Florida-based Eclipse 500 very light jet available for on-demand air-taxi and charter. Based at Boca Aviation at Boca Raton Airport (BCT), the two pilot / four passenger VLJ offers service to the Bahamas and other regional destinations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.08.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Human Systems Integration Division's Flight Cognition Laboratory, at NASA AMES Research Center, is studying the cognitive processes that underlie the performance of pilots, air traffic controllers, and other skilled professionals.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.08.08): Cabin Altitude

Aero-Terms!

Height above sea-level at which ambient pressure is the same as inside the cabin.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.08.08)

"I can absolutely confirm that the Virgin Galactic event, which takes place during the opening day of AirVenture, will have ties back to Oshkosh, both real-time and throughout the week. We've been in regular communications with our friends at Virgin Galactic and its partner organization, Scaled Composites, to coordinate."

Source: EAA President and AirVenture Chairman Tom Poberezny. The Experimental Aircraft Association says the blogosphere is abuzz with reports of Virgin Galactic's recently sent invitations to selected individuals for a progress report and a rollout of WhiteKnightTwo on July 28 at Mojave Spaceport in California.

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