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June 28, 2006

CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1277 Issue Date: June 28, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Location: Alturas, California near KLAMATH FALLS VORTAC (LMT) 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1265 Issue Date: June 28, 2006 at 17:46 UTC Location: 39 Miles South West of Page, Arizona near GRAND CANYON VOR/DME (GCN) 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: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1228 Issue Date: June 28, 2006 at 16:01 UTC Location: Naches, Washington near YAKIMA VORTAC (YKM) 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1226 Issue Date: June 28, 2006 at 15:46 UTC Location: 49 Miles West of Prescott, Arizona near DRAKE VORTAC (DRK) 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: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1223 Issue Date: June 28, 2006 at 15:15 UTC Location: 20 Miles South of Elko, Nevada near BULLION VOR/DME (BQU) 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: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1191 Issue Date: June 28, 2006 at 1:11 UTC Location: Susanville, California near AMEDEE VOR/DME (AHC) 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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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1152 Issue Date: June 27, 2006 at 18:49 UTC Location: 13 Miles South West of St. George, 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 Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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Officials Identify Pilot Lost In Monday F-18 Accident

Planes Were Practicing Dogfighting Maneuvers

Officials with the US Navy have identified the airman lost in Monday's midair training accident over Fort Hunter Liggett, CA.

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Countdown Begins For Discovery Launch As Clouds Threaten Delay

Launch May Be Delayed Several Days Due To Stormy Weather

As NASA starts the clock Wednesday towards Saturday's scheduled launch of the space shuttle Discovery, a less-than-ideal weather forecast may mean the orbiter will sit on the pad a little longer than planned.

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Cessna Delivers Its 500th Citation XL/XLS

Jet Goes To Swedish Operator

On Tuesday, Cessna Aircraft Company delivered the 500th Citation XL/XLS model to European Flight Service AB, the largest jet charter operation in Sweden. The milestone occurs eight years after the first Citation XL was delivered, in 1998.

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'Dawn To Dusk Spitfire Challenge' Set To Take Flight Thursday

Will Visit As Many Former Spitfire Fields As Possible

Aero-News has learned that at 0430hrs local time Thursday morning, the Dawn to Dusk Spitfire Challenge will set off, attempting to visit as many former Spitfire airfields in Britain as possible over the course of one day.

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NWA To Phase Out DC10s By January '07

Last Flight Will Be HNL-MSP

They're some of the oldest aircraft in any domestic passenger carrier's fleet... and soon, they'll be retired. Northwest Airlines announced Wednesday that over the next seven months, it will accelerate the retirement of its remaining 12 DC10-30 aircraft in service.

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Boeing Completes First Delta IV Launch From West Coast

NROL-22 Satellite Successfully Deployed

Representatives with Boeing told ANN Wednesday the company's aerospace branch completed the first flight of a Delta IV rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA Tuesday, with the successful launch of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) satellite, NROL-22. The launch is the first West Coast mission completed for the US Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program.

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ATG Touts Improvements To Javelin Design

Changes In Wing Design, Flaps, Canopy

Aviation Technology Group, Inc. told Aero-News Wednesday the company has made several design changes to its Javelin two-seat jet aircraft, all with an eye towards making the plane safer to operate. The changes include an increase in wing size, enhancement of wing lift devices, and improvement to the canopy opening mechanism.

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Apparent Wing Separation Fells Ultralight

Pilot Had Been Flying Since 1947

Witness Kent Bryan says one moment, he looked up in the air and saw Ivan Hittle's ultralight aircraft flying over the Buenna Terra airport, near Topeka, KS Tuesday. When he turned away, however, he heard a strange noise.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 06.28.06

The Road To Oshkosh, Part One

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.28.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.28.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Road To Oshkosh, Part One: 06.28.06 (ANN Special Feature, with EAA's Dick Knapinski on preparations for "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration".)

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Will French Rail Boss Become News EADS Leader?

Boardmembers Resist Simplified Ruling Structure

As the French fume over the apparent looming departure of EADS co-chair Noel Forgeard -- who is under fire for a stock sale just before Airbus announced another delay in the A380 roll-out -- the spotlight swings to another giant in the field of French transportation.

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WA TFR: 07.04.06 - 07.05.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1069 Issue Date: June 27, 2006 at 10:18 UTC Location: Tacoma, Washington near SEATTLE VORTAC (SEA) Beginning Date and Time: July 04, 2006 at 21:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 05, 2006 at 1:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to high performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (S46) TRACON, 206-214-4657

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NY TFR: 06.30.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1119 Issue Date: June 27, 2006 at 17:13 UTC Location: New York, New York Beginning Date and Time: June 30, 2006 at 14:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 30, 2006 at 17:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MD TFR: 07.01.06 - 07.02.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1108 Issue Date: June 27, 2006 at 16:55 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: July 01, 2006 at 0:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 02, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WA TFR: 07.04.06 - 07.05.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1070 Issue Date: June 27, 2006 at 10:19 UTC Location: Tacoma, Washington near SEATTLE VORTAC (SEA) Beginning Date and Time: July 04, 2006 at 23:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 05, 2006 at 0:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (S46) TRACON, 206-214-4657

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NM TFR: 06.29.06 - 07.01.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1007 Issue Date: June 26, 2006 at 17:10 UTC Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico near ALBUQUERQUE VORTAC (ABQ) Beginning Date and Time: June 29, 2006 at 18:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 01, 2006 at 22:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: A USAF Thunderbirds high performance aerial demonstration Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ABQ) Tower, 505-856-4935

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FL TFR: 07.01.06 - 07.02.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1103 Issue Date: June 27, 2006 at 16:43 UTC Location: Daytona Beach, Florida near ORMOND BEACH VORTAC (OMN) Beginning Date and Time: July 01, 2006 at 21:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 02, 2006 at 3:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Shuttle Team Leader Dismissed From Discovery Mission, Five Days Before Launch

Supported Those Who Voted "No Go" For Saturday's Flight

In the latest development regarding the apparent rift between NASA management and safety advocates concerning Saturday's planned launch of the space shuttle Discovery, ANN learned Tuesday that Chief Engineer -- and recent astronaut -- Charles Camarda has been removed from his post as head of the mission management team (MMT).

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Nonrated Helo Pilot Indicted On Manslaughter Charges

Was At The Controls During 2004 Fatal Crash In NC

The fatal 2004 downing of a Hughes 269A helicopter in North Carolina has led to manslaughter charges for the nonrated pilot who was at the controls.

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SDSU Expands Its Aviation Offerings

Growth Requires Add'l Courses, Degree Programs

The Board of Regents at South Dakota State University believe that aviation has a future at their school... and to show their commitment, they agreed this week to expand the school's aviation-related course offerings.

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Aero California Flies Again

Was Grounded In April Over Safety Concerns

After it was grounded back in April for safety reasons, Mexican airline Aero California is back in the air with five of its 28 planes... but there's no word yet on when it will actually resume scheduled service.

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Helicopters To The Rescue In The Pacific Northwest

Crews Rescue Pair Trapped In River, Ill Woman Aboard Cruise Ship

Aero-News would like to send its kudos out to crews onboard two different helicopters who lent a helping hand this weekend, in a way that only helicopters can.

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Avemco Adds Its Support To Build A Plane Program

Damaged Airplanes Find New Lives as Educational Tools

An innovative program designed to give students across America the chance to gain hands-on experience in the basics of airplane mechanics, avionics, and the physics of flight has received a shot in the arm from aircraft insurer Avemco.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.28.06): Restricted Areas

Aero-Tips!

In some areas civil aircraft simply aren't welcome. In others the door is closed at times, but open at others. We call these places Restricted Areas.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.28.06)

Aero-Linx!

Yesterday we listed the Blue Angels web site for the Naval aviation fans among us. If the Air Force act is more your type, head to the Thunderbird website, so you can find their next show.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.28.06): Helicopter

Aero-Terms!

An aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more large horizontal rotors. Type of aircraft that beats the air into submission. Derived from the Greek words helix (spiral) and pteron (wing).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.28.06)

"I have always based my decisions on facts, data and good solid analysis. I cannot be a party to rumor, innuendo, gossip and/or manipulation to make or break someone's career and/or good name. I refused to abandon my position on the MMT and asked that if I would not be allowed to work this mission that I would have to be fired from my position and I was."

Source: Former shuttle mission management team (MMT) director Charles Camarda, in an email to his former staff explaining his apparent ousting by NASA management from the team overseeing this Saturday's launch of the shuttle Discovery.

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