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April 18, 2008

LA TFR: 04.21.08 - 04.22.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3860  Issue Date: April 18, 2008 at 1352 UTC  Location: New Orleans, Louisiana  Beginning Date and Time: April 21, 2008 at 1505 UTC  Ending Date and Time: April 22, 2008 at 2010 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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MN TFR: 04.18.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3864 Issue Date: April 18, 2008 at 1417 UTC Location: HIBBING , Minnesota near HIBBING VOR/DME (HIB) Beginning Date and Time: April 18, 2008 at 1645 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 18, 2008 at 1715 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NM Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3910 Issue Date: April 18, 2008 at 1849 UTC Location: 32 SE ALAMOGORDO , New Mexico near PINON VOR/DME (PIO) 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: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4500

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LA TFR: 04.22.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3941 Issue Date: April 18, 2008 at 1954 UTC Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Beginning Date and Time: April 22, 2008 at 1950 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 22, 2008 at 2340 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Frasca Delivers Five FTDs To Iraq

To Be Used By USAF In Training Iraqis

Frasca International recently delivered 5 Flight Training Devices (FTDs) to the Kirkuk Air Base in Iraq for use by the US Air Force in training the Iraqi Air Force. These five units are part of a total order of nine FTDs that was placed in August 2007.

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Southwest Posts Modest Q1 Profit

Cuts Back Drastically On New Aircraft Deliveries

When it comes to diagnosing the overall health of the US airline business, Dallas-based low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines is a bit like the proverbial canary down the mineshaft -- when it gets sick, we know we're REALLY in trouble.

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Honda Aircraft Company Expands HondaJet Sales to Europe

First Sales To Come In May At EBACE

Honda Aircraft Company, Inc., announced this week plans to expand sales of HondaJet to Europe, beginning in May at the annual EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition) conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

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US Airways Fires Pilot Whose Gun Discharged Inflight

FFDOA Plans To Fight Captain's Termination

The US Airways captain who accidentally discharged his gun in the cockpit of an airliner inflight is being fired by the airline.

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NASA Successfully Tests Orion Abort Rocket System

First Full-Scale Motor Test Of Program

NASA recently completed the first full-scale rocket motor test for the Constellation Program's Orion spacecraft, a test of a solid rocket that will be used to jettison the craft's launch abort system.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 04.18.08

Oshkosh And More, With EAA President Tom Poberezny

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.18.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.18.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Oshkosh, Homebuilts And The 51-Percent Rule: 04.18.08 (ANN Special Report, with EAA President Tom Poberezny.)

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Protestors Criticize Sturgell's No-Show At Connecticut Meeting

Group Is Fighting FAA Over NE Airspace Redesign

Given his priorities in Washington, you might forgive FAA Acting Administrator Bobby Sturgell for blowing off a town meeting called by furious Connecticut residents living in towns planning to sue the FAA over its new northeast airspace plan. But the citizens of those communities weren't as charitable.

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Embraer Launches New Maintenance Support Program

'Tool on Time' Program Now Available In Europe, Africa

Embraer officially launched the Tool on Time (ToT) program at the MRO USA 2008 Conference and Exhibition, April 15-17, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The new material solutions program offers an inventory of over 130 maintenance tools and ground support equipment, and is currently available for customers in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.18.08

Continental and American report first-quarter losses.
Senators hammer Bobby Sturgell for all those grounded flights.
And Sturgell skips a NIMBY town meeting in Connecticut.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.18.08

Continental and American report first-quarter losses.
Senators hammer Bobby Sturgell for all those grounded flights.
And Sturgell skips a NIMBY town meeting in Connecticut.

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ANN Special Feature: EAA President Tom Poberezny - 04.18.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Experimental Aircraft Association President Tom Poberezny about AirVenture Oshkosh, the homebuilt movement, and pressures facing the "51 Per Cent Rule."

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Aero-TV: Higher, Faster and Farther With The Rocket Racing League (Part One)

God Help Us All... Jim's Getting A Shot At TWO New Rocket Racers!

The three big announcements at the recent Rocket Racing League Press Conference were music to the ears of ANN's Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell... as one of the four founding pilots named to this out-of-this world program, he now finds himself with the chance to take the helm of not just ONE, but TWO new rocket racers, with the revelation that Armadillo Aerospace will be powering another airframe -- and they may BOTH be flying at Oshkosh!!!

Aero-TV: Higher, Faster and Farther With The Rocket Racing League (Part One)

God Help Us All... Jim's Getting A Shot At TWO New Rocket Racers!

Special Note: This webcast marks ANN and Aero-TV's 100th program!!! We wish to thank the amazing ANN and Aero-TV crews and all those who have helped us achieve this milestone in such a short time... and look forward to telling you, VERY soon, how ANN will be raising the bar higher than EVER in the next upgrade of Aero-TV! The three big announcements at the recent Rocket Racing League Press Conference were music to the ears of ANN's Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell... as one of the four founding pilots named to this out-of-this world program, he now finds himself with the opportunity to take the helm of not just ONE, but TWO new rocket racers, with the revelat

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Disgruntled US Airways Pilots Vote Out ALPA

USAPA Takes Over Fight For Common Contract

Whether the following news comes as a surprise to you, or not, probably depends on which side of the aisle you're on regarding the oil-and-water merger of US Airways and America West.

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Senate Committee Grills Sturgell Over Inspections

Senator Asks Why FAA 'Needed To Double-Check Its Work'

Last week, industry analysts suggested an FAA crackdown that resulted in thousands of cancelled flights and hundreds-of-thousands of stranded passengers had more to do with FAA face-saving than legitimate safety concerns.

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Investigators Determine Loss Of Control Led To UH-60 Downing

Helo Crashed During November 8 Joint Training Mission In Italy

A US Army investigation into the downing of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Italy last November has determined a mechanical problem, and not pilot error, led to the crash.

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Officials Revise Death Toll In Congolese DC-9 Downing

46 Known Lost, 146 Injured

USA Today reports more bodies were found Thursday beneath an airliner that crashed into a residential neighborhood in eastern Congo earlier this week. The official death toll in the town of Goma now stands at 44, with 146 known injured.

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Pentagon Plans Big Sell-Off Of Aviation History

Scrapped Planes More Valuable As Scrap Metal

If you've ever wondered what would eventually become of the more than 4,000 old aircraft hulls sitting in the US military's boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ... we now know. They'll start going on the auction block next week, but don't expect to take home anything resembling an aircraft.

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Supermodel Says She's Boycotting British Airways

Less Baggage For BA To Worry About...

This'll show 'em. For all their recent difficulties, at least there's one problem workers at British Airways apparently won't have to worry about in the foreseeable future: they need not live in fear any longer of being spit upon by a temperamental supermodel.

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Klyde Morris (04.18.08)

Old Tensions Run Deep At Northwest Airlines...

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Search Is On For C-206 Stolen In Mexico

Insurance Company Offers Reward

Investigators in Baja California Sur say they've sent an advisory to airports and landing strips across Mexico as they search for a small plane stolen at gunpoint from a US tourist preparing to take off from Mulege.

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Expedition 17 Takes Over Onboard ISS

Whitson Hands Over Command, Breaks Time-In-Space Record

NASA tells ANN Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson officially handed over command of the International Space Station to Expedition 17 Commander Sergei Volkov on Thursday, during a ceremony inside the US Harmony Node.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.18.08)

Aero-Linx!

Arguably the most graceful and beautiful airliner ever built, the Lockheed Constellation celebrated its 60th birthday in 2003.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.18.08): Bypass Ratio

Aero-Terms!

Air flow through fan duct (not passing through core) divided by airflow through core.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.18.08)

"We will not become victims of this unsuccessful merger. The America West pilots are unified and will fight for fair representation in order to protect our careers and families."

Source: Capt. John McIlvenna, chairman of the America West pilot group at US Airways. On Thursday, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced pilots at the merged airline voted to leave the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) and form a separate union as their collective bargaining representative.

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