NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0310
Issue Date: May 06, 2007 at 0147 UTC
Location: Minneapolis Center , Grand Marais, Minnesota near ELY
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: Provide A Safe Environment For Fire
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis Center (ZMP) Center,
Will Provide Helo Flight, Maintenance Training And Support
Aero-News learned Monday Boeing Australia Limited was recently
awarded a contract worth approximately AUD$110 million by the
Commonwealth of Australia to provide helicopter flight and
maintenance training as well as maintenance support services for
Australian Army pilots and ground technical staff.
Proposal Would Align Standards With EASA, Transport Canada
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing to amend
One-Engine-Inoperative (OEI) rating definitions and type
certification standards for 30-second OEI, 2-minute OEI, and
30-minute OEI ratings for rotorcraft turbine engines.
A pricing practice used by fractional aircraft ownership
operations, flight schools, and several current and upcoming air
taxi services, is also being tried out on a far larger scale by Air
Canada. USA Today reports the airline is testing the concept of
selling tickets in bulk, for customers to use at their
When you're seeking to advance space exploration, it helps to
have someone who knows the territory on your side. The Coalition
for Space Exploration told Aero-News Monday it has named former
NASA astronaut Roger Crouch to its board of advisors.
APA Says It Has Shares Needed For Majority Control
Airline takeovers are seldom pretty... but when local media
label the entire endeavour a "farce," that's rarely a good sign.
Such was the case Monday, as The Australian newspaper reported on
Airline Partners Australia's latest attempt to purchase national
flag carrier Qantas.
Add another airline to the list, whose pilots are unhappy with
some big executive bonuses. Pilots at Northwest Airlines say they
gave up $358 million in annual salary, as part of a nearly
24-percent cut in pay the pilots agreed to last year... which makes
the $26.6 million stock bonus Northwest CEO Doug Steenland may soon
receive a bit tough to swallow.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.07.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.07.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Brain's Flight: 05.07.07
(ANN Special Feature, with pilot and brain cancer survivor Brian
Just five short years ago, MSU's flight program was a mess. A
renegotiated flight contract detailing how flight training would be
run - and with a new flight instruction organization; the firing of
the program's head faculty member, who had a practice of garnering
fees from administering FAA student flight-check tests.
There was a time in the "good old days" when the FAA was not
only supposed, but was mandated, to be a close ally, (even a
proponent) to all of aviation. Congressional intervention and
concerns about the FAA's objectivity destroyed all that in the wake
of an airline crash and the freakish fallout that occurred,
thereafter. To many in the world of aviation, this was a
A New York City groom-to-be popped the question to his future
bride, and fellow space enthusiast, while onboard a
specially-modified Boeing 727 recently, during a 90-minute
zero-gravity flight organized by Space Adventures of VA.
Annual Redlands Fly-In Brings Wonder of Aviation To
Saturday was a day of Young Eagles flights, a free
EAA-sponsored pancake breakfast, helicopter and airplane rides and
demonstrations, remote-controlled aircraft, and miniature model
airplanes that attracted hundreds to Redlands Municipal Airport's
third annual Spring-Fly In.
$100 Donation Gets One-In-995 Chance At Speedy Bird
The Swift Museum Foundation's 2007 fund raising program is
probably raising an eye or two with the raffling of a two-seat
retractable tail-dragger Swift. With a $100 donation comes a chance
to win your very own GC-1B Swift aircraft.
North Coast Vintage Aviation Society To Do The Honors
Retired US Representative Don Clausen's life-long endeavors in
promoting aviation will be recognized May 7 when he is presented
with the North Coast Vintage Aviation Society's "Aviation Hall of
Take some "embracing, kissing, and acting in a manner that made
other passengers uncomfortable" with girlfriend, add in two threats
to a flight attendant, don't mix in any alcohol (to the
consternation of the couple)... and you, too, may find yourself
convicted of interfering with a flight attendant, a charge carrying
a prison sentence of up to 20 years, just like California's Carl