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July 09, 2008

CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6508  Issue Date: July 09, 2008 at 0354 UTC  Location: 11 NW HAYFORK , California  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6509 Issue Date: July 09, 2008 at 0355 UTC Location: 8 SE HAYFORK , California Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6515 Issue Date: July 09, 2008 at 0454 UTC Location: 27 ESE CHICO , California Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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Paul Feldman Named VP For Government Affairs At GAMA

Former FAA Official Helped Negotiate US-EU Av-Safety Agreement

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced Wednesday the hiring of Paul H. Feldman as Vice President, Government Affairs.

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Once More, With Feeling: KC-X To Be Rebid... Again

DoD Sides With GAO Determination Of Flawed Process

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 07.09.08 1415 EDT: Here we go again. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Wednesday the US Air Force will once again reopen bidding on a stalled multibillion-dollar contract to replace its aging fleet of KC-135 aerial tankers with modern aircraft.

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US, Czech Republic Sign Missile Defense Agreement

First Step Towards A US Shield In Eastern Europe

Despite overwhelming public opposition to a plan to build a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe, on Tuesday the governments of the United States and the Czech Republic signed an initial agreement to allow such a shield to be placed in the former Soviet state.

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ExpressJet To End Branded Commercial Service In September

It Just Doesn't Pay To Fly 50-Seat Jets Right Now

With oil prices hovering just south of $150 per barrel, it doesn't make financial sense to operate small commercial jets on short routes. The operating costs can't be recouped on a per-seat basis, unless air fares are sky-high to the point passengers wouldn't pay them, anyway. Following in the footsteps of Independance Air, this week ExpressJet Airlines announced it will suspend flying under several lines of its at-risk flying operations in September 2008.

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Comair Latest Airline To Hand Employees Walking Papers

Follows Delta's Announcement Of 13 Percent Cut In Capacity

Another day, another airline announcing layoffs. On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines regional subsidiary Comair announced plans to cut its flight schedule back drastically in September, with commensurate cuts to its pilot and flight attendant workforces.

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FAA Orders New Checks For 737 Fuselage Fatigue Cracking

Didn't We Already Do This In March?

Boy, does this story seem awfully familiar. On Tuesday, the FAA issued a new airworthiness directive ordering operators of older Boeing 737 aircraft to check for new evidence of fuselage fatigue cracking.

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Southwest Takes First Steps Towards Codeshare Agreement With Canada's WestJet

Service Between US And Canada Scheduled For Late 2009

Southwest Airlines announced this week its intention to build a codeshare partnership with Canadian carrier WestJet. The two airlines have completed the first step in creating a relationship that will eventually allow both carriers to offer travel to a number of destinations.

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AA Crew Cancels Flight After Passengers Get Rowdy

Several "Booed" Late Arrival For JFK Trip

Things got ugly at Miami International Airport Sunday night, when passengers confronted the pilots of an American Airlines flight to New York when they showed up late for the flight.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 07.09.08

The Challenges Facing Female Pilots, With Airline Veteran Karen Kahn

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.09.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.09.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Challenges Facing Female Pilots: 07.09.08 (ANN Special Report, with veteran airline pilot and aviation career counselor Kare

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Company Offers Customer Service Course For Airline Employees

"Jetiquette" Aims To Train Workers To Handle Angry Customers Better

If you think it's confusing to figure out what an airline trip will cost you after all the added fees, imagine what it's like to be an airline reservation agent. How would you like to spend your day facing a seemingly endless line of people, all waiting to get told by you that they need another $25 for that checked bag, or another $100 to change their flights?

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.09.08

Thielert is officially on the block.
NTSB will investigate a near miss near JFK.
And airline cutbacks are bad news for employment in Denver and Atlanta.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.09.08

Thielert is officially on the block.
NTSB will investigate a near miss near JFK.
And airline cutbacks are bad news for employment in Denver and Atlanta.


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ANN Special Feature: Karen Kahn, Challenges for Women Pilots - 07.09.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with veteran airline pilot and aviation career counselor Karen Kahn about the issues facing women pursuing careers as professional pilots. Is there still a "glass ceilin

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-25 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-25 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-300 and -400 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-13 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-13 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330 airplanes and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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AD: Lockheed

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-26 MANUFACTURER: Lockheed SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-26 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Lockheed Model 1329 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-12 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-12 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200,-200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes.

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AD: ATR

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-24 MANUFACTURER: ATR SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-24 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Apex Aircraft

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-32 MANUFACTURER: APEX Aircraft SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-32 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Gulfstream

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-30 MANUFACTURER: Gulfstream SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-30 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Dassault Aviation

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-31 MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-31 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-11 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-11 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes.

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Join Aero-TV For A Ringside Seat To The Historic First Flight Of The Cirrus Jet

Here's The REALLY Exclusive Coverage Of Cirrus Design's First Jet Test Flight

ANN had THE seat to the historic first flight of Cirrus Design's personal jet prototype, July 3rd, 2008. Not content to use the same generic pool video available to one and all, ANN put a team in Duluth, Minnesota for most of the week prior to the aircraft's first flight... with unparalleled access to the design team build crew, test pilots, and the management team that conceived this 21st century jet plane. ANN produced the first news and pix of the first flight to be offered anywhere in the world (even using our news Aero-Twitter" features within seconds of the takeoff!) and assigned one of its very best videographers, and E-I-C Jim Campbell, to oversee this important assignment -- on site.

Join Aero-TV For A Ringside Seat To The Historic First Flight Of The Cirrus Jet!

Here's The REALLY Exclusive Coverage Of Cirrus Design's First Jet Test Flight

ANN had THE seat to the historic first flight of Cirrus design's personal jet prototype, July 3rd, 2008. Not content to use the same, limited, generic pool video available to one and all, ANN put a team in Duluth, Minnesota for most of the week prior to the aircraft's first flight to shoot the best footage we could obtain... with unparalleled access to the design team, build crew, test pilots, and the management team that conceived this 21st century jet plane.

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Not Again... FAA Orders New MD-80 Inspections

AD Calls For Checks Of Overwing Frames For Cracking

Chalk up another black mark for the stalwart MD-80. On Tuesday, the FAA ordered a new round of inspections for all MD-80-series airliners, to check for fuselage fatigue cracking.

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Denver Doubly Hit With Airline Job Losses

Frontier, United Announce Plans To Slash Colorado Ranks

Among the areas to be hit by unemployment in airline downsizing is Colorado. The Rocky Mountain News reports Denver's two largest airlines will cut more than 600 Colorado-based positions between them.

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FL Doctor Lost In Lancair IV-P Takeoff Accident

Fourth Fatal Accident Involving Type In Three Months

A Florida doctor was the sole casualty in the takeoff crash Monday of a homebuilt Lancair IV-P... the fourth fatal accident involving the popular single-engine aircraft type in three months.

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EAA Touts Impressive Aircraft Lineup For AirVenture 2008

OMG! Only 19 Days To Oshkosh!

The Experimental Aircraft Association tells ANN the organization is particularly proud of the collection of aircraft scheduled to headline the features and attractions that make EAA AirVenture Oshkosh "The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration." The EAA's 56th annual fly-in takes place July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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FAA Says Structural Defect Is Behind Dented 757 Radome

Suspect Part Being Examined By NWA Technicians

A bird strike has been ruled out by the FAA as the cause of a mysterious dent in the nosecone of a Northwest Airlines Boeing 757.

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Dassault Completes First Fully Autonomous Flight Of AVE-D Drone

UAV Flight Witnessed By French Military Officials

The Dassault Aviation AVE-D drone completed its first fully autonomous demonstration flight on June 30 near Toul, France. The flight, watched by representatives of France's Delegation Generale pour l'Armement (DGA) armaments procurement agency, comprised a completely automated sequence: roll from parking spot, runway alignment, takeoff, in-flight maneuvers, landing, braking and rolling back to the parking apron.

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Challenger Center Offers Christa McAuliffe's Original Lessons

Videos Of Planned Activities From Orbit Now On Organization's Website

The Challenger Center for Space Science Education has announced that Teacher in Space Christa McAuliffe's original lessons are now available for teachers at the organization's website.

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LoPresti Aviation To Exhibit At COPA Fly-In

Migration 6 Kicks Off In Duluth July 9-13

The Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association's annual "Migration" to Duluth, MN is THE event of the year for Cirrus owners... and LoPresti SpeedMerchants will be on hand to demonstrate some new products solutions.

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Million Air Opens Revamped Operation At VCV

Former Military Installation Now Includes Theater, Coffee Bar

Officials with Million Air recently celebrated the transformation of Million Air Victorville from a military base into a luxury, executive terminal for military and private aircraft featuring a theater, pilot lounge, flight-planning room, quiet rooms, coffee bar, cafe and more.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.09.08)

Aero-Linx! 

collectSPACE is the leading online publication, resource site and online community for space history enthusiasts.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.09.08): Pressure Pattern Flying

Aero-Terms!

In general, an aircraft flight so planned and navigated as to take advantage of the flight-altitude winds (pressure pattern) to reduce flying time. As techniques have advanced, this concept has become increasingly referred to as minimal flight. Probably the most widely used method today is based upon the determination of D-values with pressure and radio altimeters while in flight.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.09.08)

"Probably the most important thing is to separate 'experimental' from 'dangerous.' They belong in two separate paragraphs."

Source: David Bjellos, described as an "aviation expert" with WPTV-5 in West Palm Beach, FL, cautioning people not to jump to conclusions about the safety of homebuilt aircraft following a Monday takeoff crash involving a Lancair IV-P. The accident, which killed the pilot, was the fourth fatal crash involving the type in three months.

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6508  Issue Date: July 09, 2008 at 0354 UTC  Location: 11 NW HAYFORK , California  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6503  Issue Date: July 09, 2008 at 0349 UTC  Location: 12 ESE HAYFORK , California  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6504  Issue Date: July 09, 2008 at 0354 UTC  Location: 18 WSW WEAVERVILLE , California  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331 

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