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April 17, 2008

IL TFR: 04.17.08 - 04.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3587  Issue Date: April 17, 2008 at 1201 UTC  Location: Peoria, Illinois near PEORIA VORTAC (PIA)  Beginning Date and Time: April 17, 2008 at 1630 UTC  Ending Date and Time: April 20, 2008 at 2200 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations during the Prairie AirShow-River City Expo  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Peoria (PIA) Air Traffic Control Tower, 309-697-0752  Controlling Facility: ZAU ARTCC 

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AK TFR: 04.17.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3665 Issue Date: April 17, 2008 at 1516 UTC Location: TURNAGAIN ARM NEAR ANCHORAGE , Alaska Beginning Date and Time: April 17, 2008 at 1630 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 17, 2008 at 1730 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NM Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3707 Issue Date: April 17, 2008 at 1723 UTC Location: 32 MILES SE OF ALAMOGORDO , New Mexico near PINON VOR/DME (PIO) 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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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On Goose Vs. Truck Accident

Alaskan Landing Mishap Injured Nine

This is one of the stranger Prelims we've come across lately. Below is the unedited text of the National Transportation Safety Board's initial findings regarding an April 9 landing accident in Unalaska, AK, involving a Grumman G-21A Goose and a truck...

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Hawker Beechcraft Awarded New USAF Contract For T-6As

More Texan II Trainers On The Way

Hawker Beechcraft said Thursday the company was recently awarded two follow-on contracts for an additional 137 T-6A Texan II military trainer aircraft by the United States Air Force. This $550 million contract extension is a continuation of the US Air Force and US Navy’s Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) program.

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American, Continental Post Big Q1 Losses

Carriers Speed Up Plans To Cut Flights, Ground Planes

Hoping to staunch the bleeding now, on Thursday both Continental Airlines and American Airlines followed up announcements of sizable first quarter losses, with plans to drastically scale back capacity and ground their less fuel-efficient aircraft.

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HondaJet East Selects Albany For Sales, Service Facility

Will Be One Of Five HondaJet Dealers In US

HondaJet East, a sales and service representative for Honda Aircraft Company, Inc., announced Thursday the Albany International Airport (ALB) in Albany, NY will be the home for the HondaJet Sales and Service facility servicing the Northeastern United States. One of five HondaJet dealership locations in the United States, the distinctive sales and service facility is expected to be complete in 2010, in anticipation of first deliveries of the HondaJet.

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FlyRight Locates Flight Training Facility In North Carolina

Awaiting Part 142 Approval For Sim-Based Center

FlyRight Inc. announced this week its simulator-based flight training center, which is on-track for FAA 142 Training Center approval this month, will be located at the Concord Regional Airport in Concord, NC. FlyRight considered several locations prior to choosing the Charlotte area for its simulator-based King Air training programs, and expects to open its doors for training within 45 days.

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NASA: Believe Us, Not Student, On Asteroid Collision Chances

German Teen Claims 1-In-450 Chance Apophis Will Hit Earth

Don't believe the kid. That's the somewhat-weary message NASA had this week in regards to a story spreading like wildfire over the Internet, of a German student who claims his calculations place the chances of a planet-killing asteroid collision with Earth in 2036 far higher than the space agency has reported.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 04.17.08

Carrying Forth Scott Crossfield's Legacy, With Sally Crossfield Farley

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.17.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.17.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The 2008 A. Scott Crossfield Teacher Of The Year Award: 04.17.08 (ANN Special Report, with Sally Crossfield Farley, daughter of late aviation legend S

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NASA Awards Space Station Water Contract To Hamilton Sundstrand

Under New Program, Agency Will Pay For Service, Not Equipment

NASA has awarded a sole-source contract to Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International Inc. for water production services aboard the International Space Station. The firm fixed-price contract has a potential value of $65 million and extends through Sept. 30, 2014.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.17.08

Delta and Northwest execs are full-speed ahead with merger plans.
Congressman Oberstar doesn't want his state to lose Northwest.
And pilots at United and Continental threaten to block that me

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.17.08

Delta and Northwest execs are full-speed ahead with merger plans.
Congressman Oberstar doesn't want his state to lose Northwest.
And pilots at United and Continental threaten to block that merge

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ANN Special Feature: Sally Crossfield Farley - 04.17.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with with Sally Crossfield Farley, daughter of the late Scott Crossfield, about the award for teachers which bears his name, and how you can submit a nomination.

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AOPA Air Safety Foundation Tells NTSB They're On The Job

Works To Lower GA Fatalities Below '07 Levels

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday released final aviation accident figures for 2007... including welcome news the year witnessed the fewest general aviation fatalities in 40 years.

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Gallois Wants Aerospace Consortium To Become 'An American Citizen'

Baseball, Apple Pie... And EADS North America?

Whoa boy. French labor unions -- already nervous from efforts on the part of EADS and Airbus to relocate jobs overseas -- aren't going to be happy with this one.

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Sonex Announces Workshop Incentives Towards Kit Purchases

Attendees Earn $1,000 Discount Within 30 Days

Sonex Aircraft, LLC told ANN Wednesday of new Sonex and Waiex kit discount incentives for attendance of Sonex Aircraft Workshops.

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AD NUMBER: 2008-08-16 MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Makila 1A, 1A1,and 1A2 turboshaft engines. That AD currently requires replacing certain digital electronic control units (DECUs) and electronic control units (ECUs) with modified DECUs and ECUs.

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Aero-TV Heads Back To The Lighter Side With AMA's 'Park Flyers'

If you think your local airport has problems with the neighbors... try being a radio-controlled model airplane hobbyist in search of a flying field.

Aero-TV Heads Back To The Lighter Side With AMA's 'Park Flyers'

Lighter, Quieter, Smaller RC Models May Be Future Of Model Industry

If you think your local airport has problems with the neighbors... try being a radio-controlled model airplane hobbyist in search of a flying field.

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Delta/NWA Execs Talk Of Merger As A Done Deal

But Anti-Trust Scrutiny Awaits

The proposed joining of Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines faces many harsh questions in the months ahead from federal antitrust regulators, wary the new "global airline" might prove too monopolistic... but to hear Richard Anderson and Doug Steenland speak, one would think all that's required for the deal to happen are some forms to be completed.

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Deadline Approaching For 2008 Teacher Of The Year Award Nominations

Scott Crossfield Foundation Recognizes Aerospace-Minded Educators

Who among us doesn't know a very special teacher... the one who influenced our lives, and even changed the way we looked at the skies and stars? The non-profit Scott Crossfield Foundation, which continues the legacy of the storied aviator, tells ANN the deadline for nominations for its 2008 A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award is May 1.

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Passengers Sue Southwest Over Missed Inspections

Class Action Suit Could Grow

The first lawsuit has surfaced following news Southwest Airlines failed to comply with necessary safety inspections... and it's a doozy.

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Pilots At United, Continental React To Merger Mania

Say They'll Block Any Deal That Pads Executives Wallets At Workers' Expense

You probably saw this coming. In the aftermath of news Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines plan to join forces to create the world's largest airline, pilots at two competitors also rumored to be on the brink of merging -- United Airlines, and Continental Airlines -- said they would aim to block any merger between their carriers that fails to take employees into consideration.

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XCOR Aerospace 'Welcomes' Armadillo Aerospace To Rocket Racing League

Competition Shows 'Strength And Maturity' Of Emerging Industry

XCOR Aerospace, currently building and testing the first rocket-powered racing aircraft for Rocket Racing Inc., welcomed Wednesday the addition of Armadillo Aerospace as an additional rocket propulsion supplier to the League. As ANN reported earlier this week, Rocket Racing announced Monday that Armadillo will also supply engines to the RRL.

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Minnesota Lawmaker Opposes Delta/Northwest Merger Deal

But Others Say Consolidation Could Help Industry

One lawmaker concerned about the effects of a proposed Delta/Northwest merger on his home district happens to be -- unfortunately for merger proponents -- the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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Teen Survives Alaskan Helo Crash That Claimed Four

Boy Rescued Wednesday Morning

A teenage boy was the only survivor among five people onboard a helicopter that went down Tuesday, 120 miles northeast of Anchorage, AK.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.17.08): Vortillon

Aero-Terms!

Short-chord fence ahead of and below a wing's leading-edge.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.17.08)

Aero-Linx!

The WACO Aircraft Company of Troy, Ohio was the leading aircraft manufacturer of civilian aircraft in the U. S. from 1928 - 1935. Beginning in 1921 as the Weaver Aircraft Company in Lorain, Ohio , they moved to Troy in 1924 and became the Advance Aircraft Company but kept the WACO logo.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.17.08)

"In motor sports, the competition is not only between the men who drive or fly the machines, it is also between the manufacturers of the engines that power the racing vehicles. We have always respected the work done by Armadillo Aerospace, and welcome their participation in this league. It is sign of the increasing strength and maturity of the entrepreneurial space industry that companies needing rocket propulsion technology have multiple suppliers to choose from."

Source: Jeff Greason, CEO of Mojave-based XCOR Aerospace, reacting to the news earlier this week the Rocket Racing League had selected Armadillo Aerospace to be another source for rocket engines in the RRL. Prior to that announcement, XCOR was the sole powerplant provider for the le

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MD TFR: 04.18.08 - 04.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3482 Issue Date: April 16, 2008 at 1807 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: April 18, 2008 at 1635 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 20, 2008 at 1700 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NC TFR: 04.17.08 - 04.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3378  Issue Date: April 16, 2008 at 1206 UTC  Location: Wilmington, North Carolina near WILMINGTON VORTAC (ILM)  Beginning Date and Time: April 17, 2008 at 1850 UTC  Ending Date and Time: April 20, 2008 at 2100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and other teams  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Wilmington (ILM) Air Traffic Control Tower, 910-352-1523 

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