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July 03, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.04.06

NASA engineers study the latest evidence of pre-launch foam delamination...

An asteroid misses Earth... barely (in astronomical terms)...

And Florida copes with remarkable growth in

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FL TFR: 07.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1618 Issue Date: July 02, 2006 at 19:23 UTC Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida Beginning Date and Time: July 04, 2006 at 11:51 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 04, 2006 at 22:21 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1589

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Space Shuttle TFR: 07.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1625 Issue Date: July 02, 2006 at 21:04 UTC Location: Kennedy Space Center Operations Area, Cape Canaveral, Florida Beginning Date and Time: July 04, 2006 at 15:22 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 04, 2006 at 19:53 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area Type: Space Operations Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1589

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1622 Issue Date: July 02, 2006 at 20:30 UTC Location: 38 Miles West Southwest, Caliente, Nevada near WILSON CREEK VORTAC (ILC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for aircraft fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1615 Issue Date: July 02, 2006 at 19:14 UTC Location: 47 Miles Northwest, Peach Springs, Arizona near MORMON MESA VORTAC (MMM) 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: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1603 Issue Date: July 02, 2006 at 17:11 UTC Location: Sumatra, Florida near SEMINOLE VORTAC (SZW) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Jacksonville (ZJX) Center, 904-549-1537

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1619 Issue Date: July 02, 2006 at 19:44 UTC Location: 26 Miles North, Kingman, Arizona 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: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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WY TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1627 Issue Date: July 02, 2006 at 22:06 UTC Location: Douglas, Wyoming near HIPSHER VOR/DME (IIP) 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: Denver (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1581 Issue Date: July 02, 2006 at 0:06 UTC Location: 8.5 Miles Northwest, Veyo, Utah near ST GEORGE VOR/DME (OZN) 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: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1623 Issue Date: July 02, 2006 at 20:31 UTC Location: 16 Nautical Miles West of Wilson Creek VORTAC, Nevada near WILSON CREEK VORTAC (ILC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for aircraft fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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MT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1630 Issue Date: July 02, 2006 at 22:21 UTC Location: 8 Southwest, Fort Smith, Montana near BILLINGS VORTAC (BIL) 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: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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Boeing, Ryanair Announce Order For 10 More 737s

Boeing has logged 10 more orders for its 737-800, as Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair recently exercised some of its purchase options on a previous contract to add to its all-737 fleet.

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What Price Buyout? For EADS, It's EUR 2.75 Billion

European Consortium To Become Full Owner Of Airbus

A third-party banking firm called in to settle the pricing dispute betweeen EADS and Britian's BAE Systems over the European consortium's buyout of BAE's stake in Airbus has agreed on a final pricetag... but it may not be enough to convice shareholders to sell.

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Southwest Pilots Vote To Begin New Contract Talks

Current Extension Expires August 31

On Friday, pilots at Southwest Airlines -- the most profitable US carrier -- voted to reject the airline's offer of a one-year contract extension, in favor of starting negotiations on a new pay deal.

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Asteroid Makes Close Approach To Earth

Say... Is That Dot In The Sky Getting Closer?

We don't want to sound like alarmists... but word is, this July 4th holiday weekend many of us are enjoying could have been a LOT longer.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 07.03.06

AOPA President Phil Boyer On Mineta, Blakey... And More

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.03.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.03.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Mineta, Blakey, And User Fees: 07.03.06 (ANN Special Feature, with AOPA President Phil Boyer.)

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Toms River Sees Not One, But TWO Emergency Landings Saturday

NJ Town's Highways Provide Safe Haven

What is it about Toms River, NJ and airplanes? Twice in one day this weekend, aircraft in trouble found safe haven in Toms River. In both cases, traffic was tied up for awhile, but the pilots made landings they were able to safely walk away from.

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NASA Says Discovery's Go For The Fourth

Foam Crack Determined Not Serious

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 07.03.06 2100 EDT: It's a go! After deliberating for most of the day, NASA scientists ruled late Monday night that despite finding a shallow crack in the foam insulation surrounding the shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank, it is not enough to forestall Tuesday's planned launch of the orbiter.

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Forgeard, Humbert Resign From EADS

Both Take Fall For A380 Delays

The drama surrounding the leadership of both Airbus and its parent company EADS came to a head over the weekend, as EADS co-CEO Noel Forgeard and Airbus chief Gustav Humbert -- both embroiled in scandal over delays in the A380 project -- both quit.

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NASA Has Plan For Autonomous Shuttle Landing

Cable Allows Remote Control Of Landing Gear, Drag Chutes

Aside from storm-related issues, NASA engineers are also still worried about the possibility of foam falling from the huge external fuel tank and damaging the shuttle Discovery -- the same problem that ended up killing Columbia three years ago.

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One Lost In Afghanistan Apache Downing

Enemy Action Ruled Out As Cause

Aero-News has learned one crewman was killed and another injured Sunday when an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff from Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan.

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Australia's Virgin Blue Makes Bid For US Routes

Asian Rival Shut Out Of Bidding

Australia's number-two carrier, Virgin Blue, is moving closer to obtaining routes from down under to the US. The Australian newspaper reports the carrier has issued an RFP (Request For Proposals) to both Boeing and Airbus... asking for information on up to five long-haul aircraft.

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Experimental Plane Manufacturer Sets Up Shop In Mexico

First Full Airframe Produced In Country Since The '60s

Could this be the beginning of a trend in sport plane manufacturing? For the first time in 40+ years, a Mexican company is making airplanes.

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Klyde Morris 07.03.06

Klyde Goes For The (Slightly) Less Unpleasant Procedure...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.03.06): Arriving At AirVenture, Part One

Aero-Tips!

Today we'll look at the first aspect of flying into AirVenture, designed to make this a safe and fun experience.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.03.06)

Aero-Linx!

These brave African-American pilots were fighting two wars, one against the military forces of the enemy overseas and at home and abroad against racism from their own countrymen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.03.06): Hypersonic

Aero-Terms!

Generally refers to speeds of Mach 5 and above.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.03.06)

"The recently announced delay on the A380 production and delivery program has been a major disappointment for our customers, our shareholders and our employees. As president and chief executive of Airbus, I must take responsibility for this setback and feel the right course of action is to offer my resignation to our shareholders."

Source: Gustav Humbert, in a statement on his resignation as chief executive of Airbus. Humbert and EADS co-chairman Noel Forgeard both resigned from the beleaguered European consortium Sunday, in the wake of growing scandals surrounding the announced delay in the A380 superjumbo program. FMI: www.eads.com, www.airbus.com

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MN TFR: 07.07.06 - 07.09.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1483 Issue Date: June 30, 2006 at 14:59 UTC Location: Duluth International Airport, Duluth, Minnesota near DULUTH VORTAC (DLH) Beginning Date and Time: July 07, 2006 at 14:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 09, 2006 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Duluth Air and Aviation Expo 2006 Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Duluth (DLH) Air Traffic Control Tower, 218-722-7326

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NC TFR: 07.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1503 Issue Date: June 30, 2006 at 17:38 UTC Location: Fort Bragg, North Carolina Beginning Date and Time: July 04, 2006 at 12:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 04, 2006 at 17:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MO TFR: 07.07.06 - 07.09.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1481 Issue Date: June 30, 2006 at 14:51 UTC Location: Rosecrans Memorial Airport, St Joseph, Missouri near ST JOSEPH VORTAC (STJ) Beginning Date and Time: July 07, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 09, 2006 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Sound of Speed Airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: St Joseph (STJ) Air Traffic Control Tower, 816-236-3682

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