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June 13, 2008

Two Navy Aircraft Down Near NAS Fallon

Search Underway For Second Aircraft, Pilot

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 06.13.08 2315 EDT: Navy officials confirmed late Friday the pilot of an F/A-18C Hornet was killed when his jet collided with an F-5 Tiger earlier that day.

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2404 Issue Date: June 13, 2008 at 1557 UTC Location: 5 MILES SE OF CHICO , California near CHICO VOR/DME (CIC) 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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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2467  Issue Date: June 13, 2008 at 2119 UTC  Location: FALLON , Nevada near MINA VORTAC (MVA)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT RECOVERY OPERATIONS  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Automated Flight Service Station, 510-745-3331

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VA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2299  Issue Date: June 13, 2008 at 0039 UTC  Location: NORFOLK , Virginia near COFIELD VORTAC (CVI)  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: WASHINGTON (ZDC) Automated Flight Service Station, 703-771-3470 

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NASA Says 'Bump' Seen By STS-124 Crew, Debris In Trail Pose No Danger

Discovery Cleared To Return To Earth Saturday Morning

The crew members of space shuttle Discovery have been spending their last full day in orbit getting ready for their return home, and the end of the STS-124 mission... but not without some unusual circumstances.

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Eclipse Calls NTSB's Recommendations On Throttle Checks 'Premature'

But Adds All Fleet Operators Have Already Complied With FAA's EAD

Calling the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation for immediate checks of throttle quadrants on Eclipse 500 jets "premature," on Friday Eclipse Aviation said all fleet operators of the very-light-jet had already complied with the FAA's Emergency Airworthiness Directive, adding those planes are in the air and operating normally.

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Study Says US Airlines Headed Toward 'Catastrophe'

Several Carriers Likely To Fail At Current Oil Prices

Along with skyrocketing oil prices and a slump in airline fortunes, has come a flurry of studies forecasting imminent doom for several US carriers. According to a study issued Thursday by AirlineForecasts, LLC and the Business Travel Coalition, several large and small US airlines will default on their obligations to creditors beginning at the end of 2008 and early 2009.

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Chilean Plane Crash Survivors Describe Ordeal

Considered Eating Pilot To Survive Freezing Temperatures

The nine survivors of the downing of a Patagonia Airlines Cessna 208 in Chile considered resorting to cannibalism to survive five days in freezing temperatures waiting to be rescued, according to news reports.

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It's Alive! Boeing Begins Powering Up First 787

Process Expected To Be Complete By End Of Month

It's a major step towards the first flight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner... even if it is a year late.

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Virginia Regional Festival Of Flight Coming This Weekend

Take Your Dad To Watch The Planes!

It's Fathers Day weekend... and it may be the best time of the year to hold a fly-in. If Dad says he wants to leave the yardwork until Monday evening so he can go look at airplanes, odds of getting away with it are excellent this weekend.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 06.13.08

You're Being Followed... Right? With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.13.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.13.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Benefits Of VFR Flight Following: 06.13.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.13.08

Eclipse 500 owners: Check your mailbox.
Owners of some Boeing airliners are ordered to check for fuel system problems.
And the FAA issues type and production certificates for the Hawker 4000.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.13.08

Eclipse 500 owners: Check your mailbox.
Owners of some Boeing airliners are ordered to check for fuel system problems.
And the FAA issues type and production certificates for the Hawker 4000.

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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, VFR Flight Following - 06.13.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about why it's important to always request VFR flight following on cross-country flights, and about how to get the full benefits off

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Gulf Coast CAP Wings Prepare For Hurricane Season

NOAA Says Forecast 'Near-Or-Above-Normal'

As the nation's coastal areas prepare for hurricane season, which stretches from June 1 to November 30, Civil Air Patrol members stay vigilant for whatever Mother Nature may bring.

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ERAU Scientist Explores Link Between Spaceflight, Fatigue

Flights On G-Force One Research "Vestibular Disorientation"

Ever get dizzy, disoriented, or nauseated on a roller coaster? It's a feeling similar to space sickness, and understanding how it works could aid the development of countermeasures for one of the lesser understood problems associated with human spaceflight.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2008-12-07 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-12-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: British Aero

AD NUMBER: 2008-12-02 MANUFACTURER: British Aero SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-12-02 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2008-12-09 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-12-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-12-05 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-12-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777 airplanes.

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Avidyne Shows Aero-TV How NOT To Encounter Bad WX Via The TWX670

A New Generation Of WX Avoidance Systems

While checking out Avidyne's FMS900W, Aero-TV also got a solid briefing on their new TWX 670. The company bills its TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system as the first color, real-time, lightning-based tactical weather avoidance system for general aviation aircraft.

FAA Orders Eclipse 500 Throttle Checks Before Further Flight

Issues Emergency AD Following Power Loss

In response to a customer notification and subsequent recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board, the FAA issued Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-51 late Thursday evening requiring pilots of the Eclipse 500 to test their aircrafts' throttle operation before taking flight again in the very-light-jet.

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Avidyne Shows Aero-TV How To Avoid Bad WX With The TWX670

A New Generation Of WX Avoidance Systems

While checking out Avidyne's FMS900W, Aero-TV also got a solid briefing on their new TWX 670. The company bills its TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system as the first color, real-time, lightning-based tactical weather avoidance system for general aviation aircraft.

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Northwest Pilots Speak Out Against Delta Merger

Everyone Ready For US Airways/America West, Part Deux?

Anyone who thought it would be easy to merge the pilot ranks of Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, should those carriers receive formal approval to join forces... you may want to go back and reread the last three years' worth of stories about US Airways. A similar problem is developing for pilots at Northwest, who have voiced their opposition for the deal...  going against management at both airlines, as well as their own union.

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Thielert Engine Owners, Unite!

Group Formed To Pressure Thielert AG, Diamond Aircraft

Reeling from uncertainty surrounding the insolvency of German aircraft engine manufacturer Thielert AG, owners of Thielert-powered aircraft have organized and retained German legal counsel to represent their interests.

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United, US Airways Join AAL In Desperate Measure To Raise Cash

Will Soon Begin Charging For ALL Checked Luggage

Oh boy. United Airlines and US Airways each announced Thursday they will soon follow American Airlines down the route of increasing revenue, and alienating customers. The carriers will soon begin charging $15 for the first piece of checked luggage, on top previous fees for the second bag and above.

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Klyde Morris (06.13.08)

Here's A REAL Nightmare For Friday The 13th...

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Continental Announces Details Of Capacity Reductions

Closures Include OAK, PSP, GRB

A change is gonna come... and for some Continental Airlines hubs, it's gonna hurt. On Thursday, the airline provided further details of its earlier announcement of capacity cuts throughout its network, including the closure of Continental's operations in Oakland, CA.

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NASA Awards Contract For Constellation Spacesuits

ISS, Lunar Configurations To Be Produced By Houston Firm

NASA has awarded a contract to Oceaneering International Inc. of Houston, TX for the design, development and production of a new spacesuit system. The spacesuit will protect astronauts during Constellation Program voyages to the International Space Station and, by 2020, the surface of the moon.

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ATP Receives Two New PA-44 Seminoles

Part Of Five-Plane Order

If you've spent time around a large general aviation airport in the US, chances are you'll recognize the planes in the picture below. Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) Seminoles are a familiar sight nationwide... and the school recently accepted two more of the twin-engine piston trainers.

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Yingling Aviation Adds G1000 Advanced Aviation Training Device

New Sim Will Offer Cessna 172 Flight Deck With GFC700 Autopilot

Yingling Aviation's instructional fleet expanded this week with new equipment that can provide a myriad of flight training scenarios without ever leaving the ground. A new Frasca Mentor equipped to simulate a Cessna 172/S with Garmin G1000 avionics and a GFC700 autopilot has been delivered and installed in Yingling's Flight Training Department.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.13.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Taylorcraft Foundation is preserving the history and technical information of the Taylorcraft airplanes. The Taylorcraft Foundation maintains archives, provides information and research assistance when possible to aircraft owners, and works to preserve Taylorcraft history.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.13.08): Stick-Shaker

Aero-Terms!

Safety device, triggered when stalling AoA is neared, which 'shakes' the stick rapidly fore and aft through a small angle as a means of warning the pilot.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.13.08)

"After careful review of all available information related to the subject presented above, we have identified an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on other products of this same type design. For this reason, the FAA has determined that AD action should be taken to reduce the likelihood of the throttle position signal exceeding its maximum range, which could cause loss of left and right engine control. The FAA has also determined that AD action should be taken to provide an airplane flight manual (AFM) procedure for responding to dual engine control failures. This condition could result in the inability to maintain desired airspeed and/or altitude with consequent loss of control."

Source: From Emergency Airworthiness Directive

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OR TFR: 06.19.08 - 06.21.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2029 Issue Date: June 12, 2008 at 1002 UTC Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon near KLAMATH FALLS VORTAC (LMT) Beginning Date and Time: June 19, 2008 at 1950 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 21, 2008 at 2345 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations by the USAF Thunderbirds Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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IA TFR: 06.19.08 - 06.23.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2232 Issue Date: June 12, 2008 at 1901 UTC Location: Davenport, Iowa near DAVENPORT VORTAC (CVA) Beginning Date and Time: June 19, 2008 at 1715 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 23, 2008 at 0000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations during the quad city air show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Quad City (MLI) TRACON, 309-799-7866

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