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April 05, 2007

Updated DC ADIZ/FRZ Restrictions: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7353 Issue Date: April 05, 2007 at 1059 UTC Location: Washington, District of Columbia Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/2825: Due to a change in the TSA waiver website. Pilots May Contact: Leesburg (LEE) Automated Flight Service Station, 866-225-7410

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Martha King Involved In 'Minor' LSA Accident

LSA Floatplane Lesson Turns Turtle

One of the aviation world's most visible aviators and flight instructors, Martha King, was involved in what was (thankfully) a minor training accident shortly after noon California time, yesterday, in Lake Shasta, California. Half of the King Schools duo, Martha King (shown below, with Husband John), was reportedly receiving flight training from Instructor Dennis Chitwood when the float-equipped LSA trike (identified as a Polaris) they were flying experienced some manner of problem and impacted the water at 1215, PDT, Wednesday.

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PR TFR: 04.05.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7357 Issue Date: April 05, 2007 at 1156 UTC Location: San Juan CERAP, Cayo Lobo Culebra Island, Puerto Rico Beginning Date and Time: April 05, 2007 at 1300 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 05, 2007 at 1800 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance Disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: SAN JUAN (ZSU) CERAP, 787-253-8664

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FL TFR: 04.12.07 - 04.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7361 Issue Date: April 05, 2007 at 1219 UTC Location: Eglin AFB, Florida near CRESTVIEW VORTAC (CEW) Beginning Date and Time: April 12, 2007 at 1845 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 15, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, F-15, and U.S. Army Golden Knights teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Eglin (VPS) Air Traffic Control Tower, 850-283-3815

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TX TFR: 04.12.07 - 04.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7366 Issue Date: April 05, 2007 at 1309 UTC Location: Corpus Christi, Texas near TRUAX VORTAC (NGP) Beginning Date and Time: April 12, 2007 at 1430 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 15, 2007 at 2115 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The NAS Corpus Christi 2007 South Texas Shoot-Out Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Corpus Christi (CRP) Approach Control, 361-299-4210

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TX TFR: 04.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7398 Issue Date: April 05, 2007 at 1605 UTC Location: Fort Hood, Texas Beginning Date and Time: April 08, 2007 at 1315 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 08, 2007 at 1600 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Marines Report MV-22 Osprey On Track For Summer Operational Deployment

Completes Block B Ops Test, IOC Supportability

Hot on the heels of the announcement the US Air Force fleet of CV-22 Osprey tiltrotors surpassed 25,000 flight hours last month, now comes word the Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey has accomplished two major steps required for initial operational capability (IOC), with completion of a major Block B operational test period and a successful IOC Supportability Review pre-board.

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Students Who Sign Up For AOPA's Project Pilot At Lakeland Get Free Admission

May Also Win Money For Flight Training... Up To $5,000!

Students who sign up for the AOPA Project Pilot program with a Mentor at the upcoming Lakeland Fly-In will get into the show at no cost thanks to Sun ’n Fun and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).

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Missing Wedding Ring Has NASA At A Loss

Columbia Astronaut Wore Ring While In Orbit

NASA has a mystery -- and a potential cover-up -- on its hands. Four years after the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon reentry, scattering debris over Texas and Louisiana... one important item remains missing, and the husband of one of the astronauts who perished in that tragedy wants to know where it is.

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First Flight: Diamond DA50 Super Star

Maiden Flight Goes Off Well Under The Command Of Diamond's CEO

There's a new Diamond flying around town... one with some serious horsepower. It happened April 4th, 2007, not even a year after the first flight of the D-JET, making the Diamond Aircraft development team some of most sleep deprived aeronauts on the face of the earth. The single-engine DA50 Super Star boasts a MTOW of 3,670 lbs and conducted its first flight from Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

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50 Years... And Counting... For GE Aviation's T58 Helo Engine

Company's First Small Turbine

During a rousing ceremony held on March 27, hundreds of employees, retirees, customers and military dignitaries commemorated the 50th year of flight for one of GE Aviation's and the U.S. Marine Corps' most successful and durable helicopter engines, the T58.

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FAA Ruling Forces Hawaiian Charter Operator To Close

Molokai Air Shuttle Was Hawaii's Oldest Regional Flyer

A dispute with the FAA over printing and adhering to a regular, set schedule has forced the family-owned and operated Molokai Air Shuttle to close its doors.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 04.05.07

David Kervinen, On The "Turbine Toucan"

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.05.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.05.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Beware The Toucan: 04.05.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Infinity Entertainment's David Kervinen on the upcoming "Turbine Toucan" biplane.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.05.07

The controllers union says safety margins are shrinking over California.
The FAA says, are not!
And a regional dispatch center fights the FAA to keep its home.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.05.07

The controllers union says safety margins are shrinking over California.
The FAA says, are not!
And a regional dispatch center fights the FAA to keep its home.

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ANN Special Feature: David Kervinen, Infinity Entertainment - 04.05.07

Today, ANN's Paul Plack talks with David Kervinen, CEO of Infinity Entertainment, about the Turbine Toucan, a 1650-pound turboprop biplane with 3-thousand pounds of thrust, designed specifically fo

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Dallas Police Take Delivery Of New Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger

First Of Three For Department

Bell Helicopter told ANN this week of the recent delivery of a model 206B3 Jet Ranger to the Dallas (TX) Police Department. The new state-of-the-art helicopter is equipped with the latest in flight displays and moving map displays for enhanced safety of flight around the city and reduced response times.

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NTSB: Cause Of July 2004 CFIT Accident Remains A Mystery

Probable Cause Report States "Reason For Occurrence Undetermined"

Undetermined. That's the Probable Cause ruling from the National Transportation Safety Board regarding a suspicious July 2004 controlled-flight-into-terrain crash of a Piper Navajo in the eastern Adirondacks of upstate New York.

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Spaceport America Future Sits On Launch Pad

Results From Referendum Vote VERY Close

Richard Branson's dreams for the future rest squarely on a proposed quarter-cent sales tax increase and New Mexico voter support.

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FAA Administrator Blakey Pitches User Fees Before US Chamber Of Commerce

"Keeping A Good Thing Going" Speech Is All About Changing FAA Funding

In her speech Wednesday before the US Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit -- titled, somewhat ironically, "Keeping a Good Thing Going" -- FAA Administrator Marion Blakey states drastic funding changes are needed to insure the nation's air traffic control system is prepared to handle expected growth rates over the next 10 years.

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FAA Looks To Evict Fire Dispatch Center From RAP

Agency Wants Aviation To Be Terminal's Primary Purpose

The Northern Great Plains Interagency Fire Dispatch Center should be concentrating on fires... but is instead facing eviction.

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Say Hello To The 'Turbine Toucan'

750-HP Bipe Designed For Airshows

Imagine, if you will, a 1,650-lb biplane... powered by a 750-horsepower turboprop engine, delivering close to 3,000-lbs of thrust. If your heartbeat quickened reading the previous sentence, you're just the kind of aero-head Infinity Entertainment had in mind when conceiving the Turbine Toucan ultra-high performance bipe, which made its official debut Wednesday.

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AOPA's Boyer Stresses Value Of GA To SoCal Business Leaders, Officials

Says Small Airports Are Like Exit Ramps For A Community

Last week, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Phil Boyer highlighted the value general aviation has on Southern California communities, to business people and local/regional government officials.

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Southwest Airlines Settles Suit In MDW Runway Overrun

Suit Filed By Family Of Young Victim

A wrongful death lawsuit against Southwest Airlines, stemming from a December 2005 runway overrun accident at Chicago's Midway Airport, has been settled.

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Osprey Fleet Surpasses 25,000 Flight-Hour Milestone

CV-22 Crew At Kirtland AFB Sets Record On Training Flight

Aero-News has learned the Bell-Boeing V-22 fleet surpassed 25,000 flight hours recently. The milestone occured when a crew from the 71st Special Operations Squadron (71st SOS) at Mew Mexico's Kirtland AFB flew a 2.4-hour student qualification flight in CV-22 No. 02-0024, on March 9. The 71st SOS is the Air Force training squadron for the CV-22.

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Expedition 15 Crew Prepares To Launch From Baikonur

Soyuz TMA-10 Set For Launch April 7

NASA reports the latest crew bound for the International Space Station is preparing to take flight in just over two days.

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NATA Voices Opinion on Operational Disclosures

DOT Solicits Feedback On Air Charter Recommendations

The National Air Transportation Association recently submitted its comments, solicited by the Department of Transportation, on what constitutes a suitable disclosure to air charter customers. NATA was reacting to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published by the DOT that sought such comments on the issue.

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Rolls-Royce Garners Two Trent Engine Orders From CIT Aerospace

Turbofans Will Power A330s, Boeing 787s

Aero-News has learned Rolls-Royce recently signed a deal for two versions of the Trent engine family with commercial aircraft leasing service CIT Aerospace, a unit of CIT Group Inc.

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Silver State Helicopters Acquires Central Washington Helicopter, LLC

Gives Students Opportunity To Try Out Ag Flying

Jerry Airola, president of Silver State Helicopters, told ANN Wednesday his company has purchased Central Washington Helicopter, LLC.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.05.07)

"All in all, we're not even asking GA to pay their full share. Though they impose 16 percent of our costs — I alluded to this figure a minute ago — we're asking them to pay 11 percent, with the rest coming from the general fund... The aviation community knows more so than others how high the stakes are. If Congress doesn't act on our proposal by September when our taxes expire, we're all going to feel the pinch. And it's a pinch that's going to last for ten years."

Source: FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, in her speech Wednesday before the US Chamber of Commerce.

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