NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4343
Issue Date: February 27, 2007 at 2016 UTC
Location: Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi
Beginning Date and Time: March 01, 2007 at 1450 UTC
Ending Date and Time: March 01, 2007 at 1820 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/4308: DUE TO CHANGE IN WORDING.
Talkeetna Considers How To Handle State-Mandated
Concerned community members met recently to discuss the future
of Alaska's Talkeetna Airport (PATK). At issue is how much
larger the airport, located at the base of Mt. McKinley, can grow
-- and how quickly that growth can occur.
Responding to increased pressure on lawmakers stemming from two
recent incidents involving passengers trapped on airliners for
several hours due to weather-related ground holds, on Tuesday US
Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters asked that the
Department's independent Inspector General review those cases.
Ground workers at Zihuatanejo Airport in Ixtapa, Mexico have
some explaining to do, after an Alaska Airlines flight bound for
Los Angeles made an unscheduled landing in Puerta Vallarta
Saturday, due to an unexplained vibration.
Rusty Stevens Will Oversee Bell, Eurocopter Repair
Worldwide helo services provider Acrohelipro Global Services
Inc. alerted ANN Tuesday to the appointment of Russell (Rusty)
Stevens, as Sales Manager for Acrohelipro-Alabama -- a helicopter
maintenance, repair and overhaul facility located in Andalusia,
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.27.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.27.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Young Eagles OK To Fly Until Air
Tours Regs: 02.27.07 (ANN Special Feature, with the EAA's
Citing company sources, the German daily Die Welt reported
Tuesday as part of its restructuring plan, Airbus is to cut a total
of 8,000 jobs from its payroll, with 3,500 being lost in Germany
and 4,200 in France.
Representatives with Embraer told ANN Tuesday the Brazilian
planemaker signed a contract with M1 Travel Ltd. for five Embraer
190 E-Jets, with options for five more of either the same model or
the larger Embraer 195, depending on market demands.
After a week of wrangling over job cuts and possible plant
closings, on Monday the board of directors at European Aeronautic
Defence and Space Company (EADS) unanimously approved the Power8
restructuring plan for troubled planemaker Airbus.
Sikorsky, Lockheed Applaud Decision; Boeing Won Original
On Monday, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) recommended
the US Air Force reconsider its decision to award the Combat Search
and Rescue (CSAR-X) contract to Boeing. As Aero-News reported, Boeing
was awarded the contract last November, for its twin-rotor
Record-Setting Flying Wing On Display At Udvar-Hazy
Aero-News learned Monday the pioneering Pathfinder-Plus
solar-electric flying wing, that set several altitude records for
propeller-driven aircraft under NASA sponsorship, has been acquired
for the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Air Force says it needs 32 new global positioning
satellites, to replace 24 of its currently orbiting satellites. The
Pentagon will seek bids for the first phase of the tri-phased
multi-billion dollar project in March, according to Candrea Thomas,
spokeswoman for the Air Force's Los Angeles-based Space and Missile
Russia continues to make motions towards gaining a larger
financial stake in European aerospace consortium EADS. The country
has requested to supply parts for Airbus' upcoming A350XWB
medium-range widebody, according to Vitaly Shmelkov, head of the
German-Russian alliance for economic affairs.
You've just settled in for a long, relaxing flight. But then you
start to feel pressure and discomfort in your ears. Then there's
some pain. And sounds are somewhat muffled. You may be experiencing
a condition known as "airplane ear".
"...[B]ind the wrists and ankles with duct tape, tie
him down with a bungee cord and inject tranquilizers if necessary
... Talk with the patient while you are restraining him. Explain
what you are doing, and that you are using a restraint to ensure
that he is safe."
Source: From written procedures developed by
NASA, detailing how astronauts in orbit should restrain a mentally
troubled or hostile crewmate.