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June 12, 2008

TX TFR: 06.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2054 Issue Date: June 12, 2008 at 1223 UTC Location: 18 MILES ESEO , Texas near TEXICO VORTAC (TXO) Beginning Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1100 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: FORT WORTH (ZFW) Center, 817-858-7503

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TX TFR: 06.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2049 Issue Date: June 12, 2008 at 1221 UTC Location: 12 MILES SE OFO , Texas near TEXICO VORTAC (TXO) Beginning Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1100 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: FORT WORTH (ZFW) Center, 817-858-7503

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VA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2138 Issue Date: June 12, 2008 at 1441 UTC Location: NORFOLK , Virginia near NORFOLK VORTAC (ORF) 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: WASHINGTON (ZDC) Center, 703-771-3470

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MN TFR: 06.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2198 Issue Date: June 12, 2008 at 1805 UTC Location: ALBUQUERQUE , New Mexico near SOCORRO VORTAC (ONM) Beginning Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1600 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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NM TFR: 06.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2202 Issue Date: June 12, 2008 at 1817 UTC Location: ALBUQUERQUE , New Mexico near SOCORRO VORTAC (ONM) Beginning Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1600 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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KS Tornado Recovery TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2258 Issue Date: June 12, 2008 at 2057 UTC Location: CHAPMAN , Kansas near MANHATTAN VOR/DME (MHK) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR RESCUE Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: KANSAS (ZKC) Center, 913-254-8500

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KS Tornado Recovery TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2279 Issue Date: June 12, 2008 at 2204 UTC Location: MANHATTAN , Kansas near MANHATTAN VOR/DME (MHK) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR RESCUE Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: KANSAS (ZKC) Center, 913-254-8500

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CO Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2280 Issue Date: June 12, 2008 at 2243 UTC Location: FT CARSON , Colorado near TOBE VORTAC (TBE) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIR Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FL Shuttle Landing TFR: 06.14.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2285 Issue Date: June 12, 2008 at 2319 UTC Type: Space Operations

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2296 Issue Date: June 12, 2008 at 2348 UTC Location: KING CITY , California near BIG SUR VORTAC (BSR) 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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2298 Issue Date: June 12, 2008 at 2356 UTC Location: 5 SE CHICO , California near CHICO VOR/DME (CIC) 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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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International Mission Studying Sun To Conclude

Ulysses Has Been Active Over 17 Years

After more than 17 years of pioneering solar science, a joint NASA and European Space Agency mission to study the sun will end on or about July 1.

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NTSB Issues Urgent Recommendations Regarding EA500 Throttle Problem

Full-Throttle Application Might Push Levers Out Of Range

ANN has learned Eclipse Aviation issued a customer notification earlier this week, alerting Eclipse 500 pilots to treat their throttles gingerly when applying full power.

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NATCA's Forrey Says FAA Hiring Problems Outweigh Labor Dispute

Terms Controller Retirements "An Attrition Tsunami"

Coming off the Tuesday report from DOT's inspector general, NATCA president Patrick Forrey had a Wednesday appointment to speak in Congress. In remarks to the House Subcommittee on Aviation, Forrey appeared to recognize the rhetoric in the union's fight with the FAA may be obscuring an important fact.

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NTSB Issues Recommendations For Robinson Helicopters

Calls For Main Rotor Inspections To Address Delaminating Issues

Earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board made the following recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration to address main rotor delamination on Robinson Corporation helicopters:

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 06.12.08

DayJet's Ed Iacobucci, On The FAA NextGen Announcement

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.12.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.12.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Bringing NextGen To Florida: 06.12.08 (ANN Special Report, with DayJet CEO Ed Iacobucci.)

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SkyWest Drops Purchase Bid For ExpressJet

New Continental Agreement Shores Up Carrier's Standing

Given the recent announcement of a new capacity agreement between Houston-based ExpressJet, and Continental Airlines -- its largest customer by far -- things appear to be looking up for the regional airline, at least as much as they can be in the current economic climate.

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HBC Given All-Clear To Begin Hawker 4000 Deliveries

Receives Final TC AND Production Certs

Can we get an "amen"? Hawker Beechcraft announced Thursday its flagship Hawker 4000 super-midsize business jet received final FAA Type Certification and Production Certification recently, allowing the company to begin delivering the composite-bodied bizjet to customers this month.

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ICON Aircraft Launches New Amphibious Sport Plane

Automotive Design Cues Throughout Innovative Design

There's another new light sport aircraft manufacturer aiming to capture a share of an already crowded market... but this one does 'sport' some interesting ideas. ICON Aircraft officially introduced the company and its inaugural product, the ICON A5, at a private unveiling Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

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F-35B STOVL Fighter Makes First Flight

Second Of Planned 19 Development Aircraft

With test pilot Graham Tomlinson at the controls, the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II streaked into blue Texas skies Wednesday, marking the first flight of an aircraft that will provide a combination of capabilities never before available: stealth, supersonic speed and STOVL basing flexibility.

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Boeing Delivers 6th C-17 to Royal Air Force

Completes Initial RAF Order

Boeing delivered the United Kingdom's sixth C-17 Globemaster III to the Royal Air Force (RAF) this week during a ceremony at the company's Long Beach, CA C-17 manufacturing facility. The delivery completes the RAF's initial order for the advanced airlifter.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.12.08

DOT's Inspector General says...NATCA is right.
Patrick Forrey tells Congress what controllers really want.
And NTSB wants pilots to get more sleep.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.12.08

DOT's Inspector General says...NATCA is right.
Patrick Forrey tells Congress what controllers really want.
And NTSB wants pilots to get more sleep.

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ANN Special Feature: Ed Iacobucci, DayJet - 06.12.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Ed Iacobucci, President and CEO of DayJet, about the company's selection by the FAA to be the beta tester for NextGen air traffic control technology in Florida.


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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2008-12-10 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-12-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Moravan

AD NUMBER: 2008-12-06 MANUFACTURER: Moravan SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-12-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-12-04 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-12-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2008-12-01 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-12-01 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 525 airplanes.

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Aero-TV Gets Briefed On Avidyne's FMS900W

Entegra FMS900W Designed To Reduce Workload In Single-Pilot IFR

Avidyne recently strutted its stuff before the Aero-TV crews with a demo of their upcoming FMS900W FMS system. In the works for some time, the new Entegra FMS900W WAAS-enabled GPS/NAV/COM Flight Management System (FMS) is designed to reduce workload for single-pilot IFR operations. The FMS900W provides a fully-redundant, state-of-the art VHF and TSO C146b Gamma 3-compliant turbine-class FMS capability for all GA aircraft.

Aero-TV Gets Briefed On Avidyne's FMS900W

Entegra FMS900W Is Designed To Reduce Single-Pilot IFR Workload 

Avidyne recently strutted its stuff before the Aero-TV crews with a demo of their upcoming FMS900W FMS system. In the works for some time, the new Entegra FMS900W WAAS-enabled GPS/NAV/COM Flight Management System (FMS) is designed to reduce workload for single-pilot IFR operations. The FMS900W provides a fully-redundant, state-of-the art VHF and TSO C146b Gamma 3-compliant turbine-class FMS capability for all GA aircraft.

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FAA Issues Inspection Call For Boeing Planes

Potential Fuel-System Issues Affect Hundreds Of Aircraft

A little-reported proposal from the FAA could have ramifications for a number of airlines. Last week, the FAA issued a notice for customers flying a variety of Boeing airliners, ordering them to check for a potential fuel-system problem.

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Casualty Count In Sudan Airways Crash Lowered

But Cause Remains A Mystery

Investigators in the Sudan are still trying to reconcile varying witness accounts of the Tuesday night downing of a Sudan Airways plane. The Press Association cites the Sudan Civil Aviation Authority in reporting that 29 passengers and crewmembers died, but 171 escaped the burning plane.

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DoD Defends US Airstrike Over Pakistan

Local Reports Claim Attack Took Out 11 Pakistani Military Officers

Defense Department officials called a US air strike Tuesday in Pakistan near the Afghanistan border "legitimate" and "self-defense," and said they are investigating the attack with Pakistani officials.

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NASA Celebrates Successful GLAST Blast(off)

Observatory On-Orbit, Functioning Normally

NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, successfully launched aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 1205 EDT Wednesday.

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Sikorsky Equips First US Army Unit With UH-60M Black Hawks

Delivers 30th Helo To 4-101 Assault Battalion

On Wednesday, Sikorsky delivered the 30th UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter to the US Army for the 4-101 Assault Battalion, making it the First Unit Equipped (FUE) with the aircraft.

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Northrop Grumman Once Again Slams Competitor's KC-X Bid

Says USAF Had "Little Confidence" In Boeing's Performance

In one of the most inflammatory missives to date to come from Northrop Grumman regarding the US Air Force's selection of the Northrop/EADS KC-45A over Boeing's KC-767A, the American defense contractor said the USAF pointedly gave Boeing a rating of "little confidence" in being able to meet its performance promises, based on its past experience.

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Discovery Undocks From ISS, Begins Journey Home

Scheduled To Land Saturday Morning

The US space shuttle Discovery successfully undocked from the International Space Station Wednesday morning, in preparation for its return to Earth Saturday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.12.08)

Aero-Linx!

Welcome to the Ohio Aeronca Aviators Fly-In website. For 2008, they are once again combining their fly-in event with the Taylorcraft and Funk folks. The two grass runways and laid-back, "grass roots" atmosphere of Barber Airport make it the perfect location for a classic airplane fly-in.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.12.08): Wing Area

Aero-Terms!

Total area as seen in plan view of clean wing, including all moveable surfaces in cruise configuration, and including such areas of fuselage, nacelles etc enclosed by lines joining intersections of leading and trailing edges with them.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.12.08)

"Because replacing its aging tanker fleet is a top priority for the Air Force, it paid special attention to each company's past record. After doing so, it reached this finding about Boeing's past program management, an important sub-factor in the crucial Past Performance category: "There was a notable difference between the two offerors. Northrop Grumman received a rating of 'Satisfactory Confidence,' while Boeing received a rating of 'Little Confidence.'"

Source: From a Northrop Grumman release, the latest in a series of "Why We Won" missives the company has posted ahead of this month's planned ruling by the Government Accountability Office on a protest of the KC-X contract awarding lodged by Boeing.

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NM TFR: 06.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1851 Issue Date: June 11, 2008 at 1416 UTC Location: ALBUQUERQUE , New Mexico near ALBUQUERQUE VORTAC (ABQ) Beginning Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1600 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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CA TFR: 06.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1654  Issue Date: June 10, 2008 at 2038 UTC  Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV)  Beginning Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1425 UTC  Ending Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1825 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons  Type: Security  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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AK TFR: 06.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1984  Issue Date: June 11, 2008 at 2113 UTC  Location: JUNEAU , Alaska near SISTERS ISLAND VORTAC (SSR)  Beginning Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 0700 UTC  Ending Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1300 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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VA TFR: 06.18.08 - 06.22.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1800 Issue Date: June 11, 2008 at 1328 UTC Location: Langley AFB, Hampton, Virginia near NORFOLK VORTAC (ORF) Beginning Date and Time: June 18, 2008 at 1740 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 22, 2008 at 2130 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the Royal Air Force Red Arrows and other teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Norfolk (ORF) Air Traffic Control Tower, 757-363-5864

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NV TFR: 06.12.08 - 06.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1986 Issue Date: June 11, 2008 at 2149 UTC Type: Security

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NM TFR: 06.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1849 Issue Date: June 11, 2008 at 1411 UTC Location: GRANTS , New Mexico near ALBUQUERQUE VORTAC (ABQ) Beginning Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1600 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Automated Flight Service Station, 505-856-4580

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AK TFR: 06.14.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1987 Issue Date: June 11, 2008 at 2138 UTC Location: JUNEAU , Alaska near SISTERS ISLAND VORTAC (SSR) Beginning Date and Time: June 14, 2008 at 0700 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 14, 2008 at 1300 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 06.13.08 - 06.14.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1723 Issue Date: June 11, 2008 at 1140 UTC Location: Denton, Texas near RANGER VORTAC (FUZ) Beginning Date and Time: June 13, 2008 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 14, 2008 at 2130 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations during the Denton Air show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) TRACON, 972-615-2568

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