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April 11, 2008

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.11.08

American Airlines flight cancellations pass the two-thousand mark.
Midwest Airlines furloughs pilots and cuts routes.
And customers line up for compensation from Boeing over Dreamliner delays

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.11.08

American Airlines flight cancellations pass the two-thousand mark.
Midwest Airlines furloughs pilots and cuts routes.
And customers line up for compensation from Boeing over Dreamliner delays.

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ANN Special Feature: Bob Richards, ATC Issues - 04.11.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with retired Chicago O'Hare air traffic controller Bob Richards, author of Secrets from The Tower. Get an overview of Bob's book, and his perspective on some of the ma

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Report: Delta Pilots Agree To Contract That Would Allow Merger

Real Movement On The Northwest Merger Front?

This might just be the break those wanting to see Delta Air Lines merge with Northwest Airlines have been waiting for. On Friday, management at the Atlanta-based carrier agreed in principle with pilots on a contract that would allow an oft-speculated merger with Northwest to proceed.

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Quartz Mountain Receives Airworthiness Cert On First Luscombe 11E

Company Also Rehiring Laid-Off Workers, Plans To Hire More

Following years of sometimes-choppy operations, a small Altus, OK-based planemaker might finally be heading for smoother skies. Quartz Mountain Aerospace recently earned a significant milestone on its way towards having its name associated with the likes of Cessna, or Mooney: the company earned its first airworthiness certificate from the FAA.

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SF Aeronautical Society To Commemorate Transoceanic Flight

2010 Marks 75th Anniversary Of China Clipper Trip

The San Francisco Aeronautical Society, in conjunction with the Pan Am Historical Foundation, told ANN recently of a major event commemorating what is generally regarded as the greatest milestone in commercial aviation history.

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Frontier Airlines Files For Chapter 11

Bankruptcy Courts Getting Crowded With Airlines

"April is the cruelest month." That line comes from T.S. Eliot... who, to our knowledge, never worked for a US commercial airline, but with that mindset he certainly could have. On Friday, Frontier Airlines shocked the industry with the sudden announcement it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization... the fourth US airline to do so in the past three weeks.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 04.11.08

Retired Air Traffic Controller Bob Richards

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.11.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.11.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- "Secrets From The Tower": 04.11.08 (ANN Special Report, with retired air traffic controller Bob Richards.)

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Aero-TV: AOPA/Air Safety Foundation Looks To 2008

More Online Courses Than Ever Before

One of the most powerful forces in all that is good about General Aviation is AOPA's Air Safety Foundation... an organization that wants to do nothing more than keep you from getting hurt.

Aero-TV: AOPA/Air Safety Foundation Looks To 2008

More Online Courses Than Ever Before

One of the most powerful forces in all that is good about General Aviation is AOPA's Air Safety Foundation... an organization that wants to do nothing more than keep you from getting hurt.

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AOPA Says F-16s Flew Formation With Bizjets In MOA

The FARs Have It: That's A No-No

The Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association related the following two incidents that occurred recently in the skies near Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.

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AIAA Honors NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center

Designated A Historic Aerospace Site

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will officially designate the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi as a Historic Aerospace Site during a ceremony Thursday at SSC.

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NASA Spacecraft Fine Tunes Course for Mars Landing

Phoenix Lander On Track For May 25 Landing

NASA engineers recently adjusted the flight path of the Phoenix Mars Lander, setting the spacecraft on course for its May 25 landing on the Red Planet.

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First Boeing 777 Freighter Enters Final Assembly

Some GOOD News From Boeing This Week

Though overshadowed by the news of a third delay to its 787 Dreamliner program, Boeing would like everyone to know something GOOD happened this week, too. Mechanics at the American planemaker began final assembly work on the first 777 Freighter at the company's Everett, WA facility this week.

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Klyde Morris (04.11.08)

Klyde Advises Employees At Defunct Airlines To Get What They Can...

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CubCrafters Receives Approval For Sport Cub Float Install

Baumann 1500 Straight Floats Okay'd

CubCrafters announced this week the certification of Baumann 1500 Straight Floats for the Sport Cub... a plane company representatives tell ANN continues to impress with its performance.

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Cessna Says It's On Track To Deliver First 172 TD By Mid-2008

Planemaker 'Closing In' On Certification

Cessna announced this week at Lakeland 2008 it is closing in on certification of the turbo diesel model of its popular 172 Skyhawk.

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Banyan Avionics Expands Into Large Business Aircraft

Completes Installs On Gulfstream, Falcon... AND Private 747

Avionics installer and repair outfit Banyan tells ANN the company' avionics department has recently completed installations on three large-size aircraft; a Gulfstream IV SP (Entertainment), a Falcon 900B (Infra-Red Enhanced Vision System) and a private Boeing 747SP (TW550 TV, High Speed Data/ WI-FI) which was done in Europe.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.11.08)

Aero-Linx!

FlyingFlea.org is devoted to collecting and providing information about the multi-generation Henri Mignet family of engineers, their fascinating POU du Ciel airplane designs, the unique community of people who build and nourish them and, of course, their daring pilots. The Henri Mignet models were first created in the 1930's and are among the most beloved and discussed aircraft designs among pilots worldwide.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.11.08): Worm Gear

Aero-Terms!

A helical gear mounted on a shaft and meshed with a spur gear whose teeth are cut at an angle to its face. Rotating the shaft on which the worm gear is mounted rotates the spur gear.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.11.08)

"Born of the vision of President John F. Kennedy for America to ". . . commit itself to achieving the goal . . . of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth . . . ", this rocket propulsion test complex was created to flight-certify all first and second stages of the Apollo Saturn V rocket. The first test-firing occurred on April 23, 1966. Subsequent to the Apollo Program, these test stands were modified to support the testing requirements of the Space Shuttle Main Engine.  Every American who traveled to the moon, and every astronaut who has traveled into space aboard the Space Shuttle, did so on rocket stages and engines that were first proven flight-worthy on these test stands."

Source: The text of a historic marke

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WY TFR: 04.12.08 - 04.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2169 Issue Date: April 09, 2008 at 2308 UTC Location: Jackson, Wyoming Beginning Date and Time: April 12, 2008 at 0320 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 13, 2008 at 1600 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/2007: Due to Updated Times

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IL TFR: 04.17.08 - 04.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2114 Issue Date: April 09, 2008 at 1923 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 2115 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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TX TFR: 04.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1850 Issue Date: April 08, 2008 at 1926 UTC Type: VIP

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