After 65 years -- including 50 years spent buried deep below the
surface of a Greenland glacier -- the recovered and fully restored
Lockheed P-38 now known as Glacier Girl is on her way to completing
her interrupted World War II mission: Operation Bolero.
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5515
Issue Date: June 22, 2007 at 1156 UTC
Location: Greater Binghamton/Edwin A Link FLD, Johnson City, New
York near BINGHAMTON VORTAC (CFB)
Beginning Date and Time: June 29, 2007 at 1700 UTC
Ending Date and Time: June 30, 2007 at 2100 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Army Golden
Knights, U.S. Navy F-18, U.S. Air Force F-15 and other high
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Binghamton (BGM) Air Traffic Control Tower,
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5524
Issue Date: June 22, 2007 at 1253 UTC
Location: Oakland, Marysville-Yuba County Airport, California near
MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV)
Beginning Date and Time: June 29, 2007 at 2200 UTC
Ending Date and Time: July 01, 2007 at 2330 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON,
Negotiations Have Gone On Four Years; Previous TA Axed
Aero-News learned this week pilots for cargo hauler Kalitta Air
will vote on a tentative agreement by mail ballot over the course
of the next month. The proposed contract is the product of over
four years of negotiations and a previously rejected tentative
Company Commissioned Artists For Gallery-Type Presentation
Lockheed Martin added a bit of drama to its unveiling of its
next-generation fighter jet at this week's Paris Air Show. The
company commissioned 10 artists from all over the world to showcase
the F-35 Lighting II in paintings.
Modified 747 Designed To Use Light Beam To Shoot Down
A typical-looking 747 aircraft on the tarmac this week at
Maryland's Andrews Air Force Base -- distinguishable from other
747s only by its glass, bulb-shaped nose -- could one day be the
silver bullet that shoots ballistic missiles out of the sky.
Commercial Cargo Transport System To Launch As Early As
SPACEHAB, Inc. announced the signing of a Space Act Agreement
this week with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to
facilitate the company's development of a commercial transportation
system capable of ferrying pre-manufactured cargo and manufacturing
equipment to low-Earth orbit.
It's a little piece of Seattle, a little further south.
Aero-News learned this week Boeing has signed a new 15-year lease
on the AMC hangar complex at Portland International Airport (PDX).
The planemaker signed the lease with the Port of Portland earlier
"We've had record load factors for the past three
years. That means our planes have been fuller than they've ever
been. And this fact, combined with the new security requirements
that limit gels and liquids people can take on a plane have meant
we're carrying much more luggage than we have in the
Source: Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick.
Effective July 15, passengers hoping to bring their pets with them
on domestic Air Canada flights will have to send the animals on the
carrier's AC Live Product cargo service instead, to make room for
luggage on passenger-carrying flights.