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April 07, 2008

TX TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1493  Issue Date: April 07, 2008 at 1245 UTC  Location: SAN ANGELO , Texas near SAN ANGELO VORTAC (SJT)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: April 11, 2008 at 1100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: FORT WORTH (ZFW) Automated Flight Service Station, 817-858-7503 

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CA TFR: 04.09.08 - 04.10.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1641 Issue Date: April 07, 2008 at 2041 UTC Location: SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA , United States Beginning Date and Time: April 09, 2008 at 1930 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 10, 2008 at 0001 UTC Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO EXTENSIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT AVIATION ACTIVITY Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Automated Flight Service Station, 510-745-3331

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Snow Causes Even More Grief At Heathrow's T5

Terminal Born Under A Bad Sign?

They've had to deal with lost luggage, employee fistfights, and even disgruntled supermodels... and, now, Mother Nature is causing British Airways her own share of grief, regarding the airline's new, ultra-troublesome Terminal Five at London Heathrow.

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Red Bull Air Race World Series 2008 Ready For Takeoff

10-Race Season Kicks Off Thursday In Abu Dhabi

The Red Bull Air Race World Series 2008 starts in Abu Dhabi on April 10-11, with the first of 10 international races which will see 12 of the world’s top pilots competing in what is expected to be the most exciting season yet.

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EASA, FAA And TCCA Meet To Settle On Rulemaking

Talks Aimed At 'Harmonizing' Regulations Between US, EU And Canada

Experts from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the aviation authorities of the US and Canada, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), met in Cologne, Germany for a two-day meeting on April 1-2, to further improve harmonization of rules.

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Embraer's Fourth Phenom 100 Takes Flight

Begins Accelerated Maturity Program

Aero-News has learned Embraer’s fourth Phenom 100 took off for the first time on March 26 from Embraer’s Gavião Peixoto plant, in outstate São Paulo, Brazil. The event marked the beginning of the Phenom 100’s maturity campaign that will simulate, via an intensive flight schedule, real operating conditions, including exposure to extreme hot and cold weather.

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Certified! Pilatus PC-12 NG Earns Joint Approval From FAA, EASA

Upgraded Workhorse Includes More Powerful PT-6, Stylish Interior

Pilatus Aircraft announced Monday the receipt of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for the Next Generation PC-12, now officially called the PC-12 NG.

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Cessna To Launch Garmin's SVT In Citation Mustang

Future Availability In Caravans, SEP Line

Welcome to the future... and it's gonna be SO cool. Hot on the heels of Garmin's announcement of FAA certfication for its G1000 Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) system, planemaker Cessna announced Monday it will offer SVT on all its G1000-equipped aircraft.

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Reports: Liberty Aerospace Trims FL Workforce

Company Says More Work Will Go To Romania

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 04.07.08 1220 EDT: Aero-News continues to investigate reports Liberty Aerospace cut a part of its 180-person workforce in Melbourne, FL last week, as the fledgling planemaker looks to shift more manufacturing work overseas.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.07.08

Fly The Airplane... With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.07.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.07.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Fly The Airplane! 04.07.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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Garmin Earns Certification For G1000 Synthetic Vision System

Designed To Integrate Into Existing Systems, G900X-Equipped Planes

Do you remember life before Garmin introduced the G1000? Neither do we. Early Monday, Garmin announced the next significant advancement to the highly popular and capable glass panel avionics suite... and it's a whopper.

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Aero-TV Checks Out 'Two Weeks To Taxi! (Part 1 of 3)

One of the most exciting and innovative programs in the sport aviation industry is an interesting little program that attempts to defeat the many common issues that prevent today's kit aircraft builder from completing the complex task of completing a kit-built SportPlane. Called "Two Weeks To Taxi," the folks at Glasair Aviation have looked at all the factors that keep airplanes from being built and built a packaged solution that not only virtually guarantees a completion, but does so in near record time.

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Aero-TV Checks Out 'Two Weeks To Taxi!

Two Weeks To Taxi Turns Dreams Into Reality in Record Time

One of the most exciting and innovative programs in the sport aviation industry is an interesting little program that attempts to defeat the many common issues that prevent today's kit aircraft builder from completing the complex task of completing a kit-built SportPlane.

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FAA Investigating Four Airlines For Failure To Comply With Regs

Doesn't Name Airlines... But Headlines Tell The Story

Last week, FAA Acting Administrator Robert Sturgell noted the agency's massive audit of airline safety inspections and procedures found a 99 percent compliance rate with airworthiness directives among US airlines. Now, a bit more information on that remaining one percent has come to light.

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Envision Retrofit Coming For More King Airs

Avidyne, Southern Star Avionics To Add 90-Series To AML

Avidyne Corporation and Southern Star Avionics announced recently they are collaborating on the engineering and certification of another Envision integrated flight deck system retrofit program, this time in a King Air E90. The two firms are pursuing a Supplemental Type Certificate which will eventually add A through E series King Airs to the Approved Model List (AML).

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Midwest Subsidiary Skyway Flies Its Last Flight

SkyWest Airlines Takes Over Routes

"It's a tough day." That was how Jason Gross, who until Saturday was a pilot for Midwest Airlines regional carrier Skyway, described the impact of the carrier's cessation of operations this weekend.

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Klyde Morris (04.07.08)

Other Airlines Applaud ATA's Cunning...

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NASA Reasserts It Will Solve Ares Vibration Problems

Notes Saturn V Program Also Experienced Issue

NASA engineers told Congress last week they're working on the first-stage vibration problem foreseen for the agency's upcoming Ares I booster rocket, but as of yet no clear solution has been found.

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Another KORK Tornado Victim: SportAirUSA Hangars Hit

But Company Still Coming To Lakeland Next week

Light sport aircraft distributor SportAirUSA tells ANN it could have been much, MUCH worse. Two of the company's hangars at the North Little Rock Municipal Airport (KORK) took a direct hit when a small but furious tornado struck on the evening of April 3.

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NTSB Issues Prelim On Montana PA28 Accident

Student Pilot Recovering After Overnight Stranding

It's one of the very first things a flight instructor tells a VFR student pilot: if you run into clouds or extremely poor visibility conditions, turn around NOW. A Rocky Mountain College student pilot took that advice on a recent night cross-country flight... and though his plane did crash, stranding him overnight in snowy conditions, who knows how much worse things could have been.

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University Of Evansville Students Take First In Great Moonbuggy Race

Sped Past 23 Teams To Take College Division Bragging Rights

On Sunday, NASA told ANN the student innovators from the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN sped past 23 teams from around the globe to win the college division of NASA's 15th annual Great Moonbuggy Race today at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.

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Mustang RTW Flight Falls Short Of Record

They Missed It By THAT Much

They're back home, and the numbers are in... but they're not the numbers Jared Isaacman and his team were hoping for.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.07.08)

Aero-Linx!

Repository of all things WACO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.07.08): Domestic Object Damage (DOD)

Aero-Terms!

Damage to the components in the gas path of a turbine engine caused by the failure of parts within the engine itself.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.07.08)

"It's a tough day."

Source: Jason Gross, who until Saturday was a pilot for Midwest Airlines regional carrier Skyway, describing the impact of the carrier's cessation of operations this weekend. Midwest announced in January it planned to scrap Skyway, in favor of farming out regional flights to SkyWest Airlines.

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TN TFR: 04.10.08 - 04.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1256 Issue Date: April 04, 2008 at 1900 UTC Location: Smyrna, Tennessee near NASHVILLE VORTAC (BNA) Beginning Date and Time: April 10, 2008 at 1645 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 13, 2008 at 2130 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Smyrna (MQY) Air Traffic Control Tower, 615-355-9610

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CA TFR: 04.08.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1238  Issue Date: April 04, 2008 at 1700 UTC  Location: Beale afb, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV)  Beginning Date and Time: April 08, 2008 at 0425 UTC  Ending Date and Time: April 08, 2008 at 0625 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons  Type: Security  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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CA TFR: 04.10.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1241 Issue Date: April 04, 2008 at 1710 UTC Location: Beale afb, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: April 10, 2008 at 1810 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 10, 2008 at 2210 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 04.09.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1239 Issue Date: April 04, 2008 at 1707 UTC Location: Beale afb, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: April 09, 2008 at 0330 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 09, 2008 at 0530 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 04.09.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1240 Issue Date: April 04, 2008 at 1708 UTC Location: Beale afb, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: April 09, 2008 at 1925 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 09, 2008 at 2325 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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