NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0829
Issue Date: June 06, 2008 at 0048 UTC
Location: 31 MI NE OF ALAMOGORDO , New Mexico near BOLES VOR/DME
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately 1200-0500 UTC
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Automated Flight Service
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0859
Issue Date: June 06, 2008 at 1219 UTC
Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: June 06, 2008 at 1830 UTC
Ending Date and Time: June 08, 2008 at 1700 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/9903: Due to a change in times.
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0881
Issue Date: June 06, 2008 at 1326 UTC
Location: 10 NM NORTHWEST OF MARFA , Texas near MARFA VOR/DME
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4500
Advice For Aspiring Airline Pilots, From Someone Who's Been
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.06.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.06.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Advice For Aspiring
Airline Pilots: 06.06.08 (ANN Special Report, with airline
captain, flight instructor, career counselor and author Karen
Phoenix Continues To Dazzle From Red Planet Surface
A microscope on NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander has taken images of
dust and sand particles with the greatest resolution ever returned
from another planet. The mission's Optical Microscope observed
particles that had fallen onto an exposed surface, revealing grains
as small as one-tenth the diameter of a human hair.
It's an important step, one that Frontier Airlines hopes will
help keep it in business as the carrier slogs through Chapter 11
bankruptcy. Frontier announced this week members of the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union "overwhelmingly" voted
to support temporary wage and benefit concessions requested by the
Says Legacies May Soon Disappear As Budget Carriers Reap
Some industry analysts and armchair pundits predict the current
spike in fuel prices -- and resulting cutbacks in airline capacity,
along with ever-climbing air fares -- may prove to have one
unintended benefit for US carriers, and some travelers. Those
persons predict that as fares climb, fewer "budget" flyers will
fill the planes, resulting in lower passenger numbers for legacy
carriers... but also a return to profitability, and possibly the
return of some onboard amenities and service that had disappeared
in the wake of cut-rate fares.
Public May See Paul Allen's Storied Fleet Of Fighters
The Flying Heritage Collection, one of the world's great
collections of rare World War II-era fighter planes from five major
countries of the war, announced Friday its exhibition facility at
Paine Field in Everett, WA is now open to the public. The
collection features 15 of the most famous fighting planes ever
designed and built, and it is one of the nation's largest
collections of vintage planes in flyable condition.
The United States government recently awarded Lockheed Martin an
Undefinitized Contract Authorization (UCA) for the production of 24
Advanced F-16 Block 52 aircraft for Morocco, making the Kingdom of
Morocco the 25th nation to select the F-16.
Australia's Parliamentary Secretary for Defense Procurement,
Greg Combet, announced Friday the first Airbus A330 recently
arrived in Australia for conversion to a KC-30B Multi Role Tanker
Transport (MRTT) under Project Air 5402.
As part of Aero-TV's attendance at Eclipse Aviation's annual 'E-rrival' (profiled in our recent E-rrival Overview story), we were privileged to cover some good news in the form of Eclipse Aviation's announcement and comittment to future certification and production of the single-engine ECJ/Eclipse 400.
As ANN reported Thursday,
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the resignations of Air
Force Secretary Michael W. Wynne and Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael
Moseley. Gates says he took this action following an investigation
revealing a decline in the Air Force's nuclear program focus,
performance and effective leadership.
As part of Aero-TV's attendance at Eclipse Aviation's annual
'E-rrival' (profiled in our recent E-rrival Overview story), we
were privileged to cover some good news in the form of Eclipse
Aviation's announcement and comittment to future certification and
production of the single-engine ECJ/Eclipse 400.
Moisture In Transducers Led To Flight Control Errors
The US Air Force says distorted data introduced by a B-2
Spirit's air data system skewed information entering the bomber's
flight control computers, ultimately causing the crash of the
aircraft on takeoff at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, February 23.
That's the conclusion reached in an Air Combat Command accident
investigation report released Thursday.
They say any publicity is good publicity... but this isn't how
most politicians want their names to get into the papers. A North
Dakota congressional candidate suffered minor injuries Wednesday
morning when his plane made a forced landing in a cornfield.
Will Replace EA-6Bs In Airborne Electronic Attack Role
This week, Boeing delivered the first fleet EA-18G Growler
airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft to the US Navy's
Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey
Island, WA... ahead of schedule and within budget, the planemaker
On the same day it announced massive cutbacks to its mainline fleet and
operations, Continental Airlines also announced it
reached a new seven-year capacity purchase agreement with
ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. to provide regional jet service for
Aero-News has learned Embraer delivered its 400th E-Jet
Thursday, in a ceremony held at the company’s headquarters in
São José dos Campos, Brazil. The aircraft, an Embraer
175, was ordered by US-based Republic Airlines, a subsidiary of
Republic Airways Holdings.
Learn Proper Care, Feeding Of Popular Sport-Plane
Rotax aircraft engine expert Phillip Lockwood will make his
signature presentation at two major airshows this summer. Lockwood
has a long track record of filling all seats in his Rotax forums,
so interested persons are encouraged to arrive early.
"During the course of the investigation, other issued
indicating a decline in the Air Force's nuclear mission focus and
performance became apparent. Rather than an isolated occurrence,
the shipment... was a symptom of a degradation of the authority,
standards of excellence and technical competence within the
nation's ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile)
Source: Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who
announced Thursday the forced resignations of Air Force Secretary
Michael W. Wynne and Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley.