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July 11, 2008

CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7136  Issue Date: July 11, 2008 at 1622 UTC  Location: 5 SW BURNT RANCH , California  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7172 Issue Date: July 11, 2008 at 1851 UTC Location: 14 NW REDDING AIRPORT , California Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7173 Issue Date: July 11, 2008 at 1902 UTC Location: WENATCHEE , Washington near MALAGA VOR/DME (EAT) 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: SEATTLE (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7184 Issue Date: July 11, 2008 at 1951 UTC Location: 6 S FELTS FIELD , Washington Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: SEATTLE (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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Alaska Airlines Pilots File For Mediation In Contract Dispute

Carrier Says It Simply Can't Afford To Pay More

With the current economic quagmire facing the US airline industry, the last thing any carrier needs right now is an employee walkout... and pilots at Alaska Airlines know it. On Thursday, the pilots union filed a formal request for federal mediation... a first step towards possible strike action.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.11.08

DPE Wayne Ouelette, Sport Pilot Checkrides

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.11.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.11.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Sport Pilot Checkrides: 07.11.08 (ANN Special Report, with veteran flight instructor and FAA Designated Pilot Examiner Wayne Ouelette.)

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Kuebler Responds To Diamond's Withdrawal From TAE Bidding Process

Accuses Kuebler Of Releasing "Partial Information"

Below is the official statement from Dr. Bruno M. Kuebler, insolvency administrator for Thielert Aircraft Engines, in response to Diamond Aircraft's announcement Friday it will not pursue bidding for the assets of TAE:

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.11.08

Boeing sees a silver lining in high fuel prices.
Israel struts its new surveillance plane for the Iranians.
And Boeing and Northrup weigh in on the new round of tanker bidding.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.11.08

Boeing sees a silver lining in high fuel prices.
Israel struts its new surveillance plane for the Iranians.
And Boeing and Northrup weigh in on the new round of tanker bidding.


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ANN Special Feature: DPE Wayne Ouelette, Sport Pilot Check Rides - 07.11.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with veteran flight instructor and FAA Designated Pilot Examiner Wayne Oulette. Wayne conducts SportPilot practical tests in Maine, Florida and elsewhere, and tells us about

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7029 Issue Date: July 11, 2008 at 0320 UTC Location: MADRAS , Oregon near DESCHUTES VORTAC (DSD) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Machinists Union Wary Of Tanker Rebid Rules

Fears Pentagon Will Be Wooed By Larger KC-45A

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) called on Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Friday to ensure the new round of bidding for the Air Force refueling tanker contract does not include any residual bias from the initial competition, which contained significant errors and was heavily skewed toward the Airbus tanker.

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Airlines Urge Fliers To Lobby Lawmakers Against Oil Speculation

But Are Speculators Really To Blame?

If you're a frequent flier on any of 12 major US airlines, you may be receiving an unusual e-mail, signed by executives of all 12 of the companies. The campaign is an effort to get airline customers to pressure Congress for action to limit the ability of commodity speculators to inflate the price of oil.

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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander Uses Soil Probe And Swiss Scope

Microscope Physically Examines Soil Particles

NASA said Thursday the agency's Phoenix Mars Lander has touched Martian soil with a fork-like probe for the first time and begun using a microscope that examines shapes of tiny particles by touching them.

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CAE-Built Boeing 777 Sim First To Earn Level D Qualification Under Part 60 Rule

Full-Motion Device Built For Delta Air Lines

CAE announced this week a Boeing 777 full-flight simulator the company designed and manufactured for Delta Air Lines has become the world's first-ever simulator to achieve Level D certification, the highest qualification for flight simulators, under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) new Part 60 rule.

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Earning My Wings... At Long Last (Part Nine)

Wrapping Up My Solo Time

There are certainly worse ways to spend a Saturday, I thought to myself as I lazily banked the Gobosh over the St. Johns River at 1,500 feet, using a stationary pontoon boat near the bank as a ground reference point.

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Mission Aviation Fellowship Forced To Scale Back

Soaring Fuel Prices To Blame For Fewer Relief Flights

Nampa, ID Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) -- a faith-based, nonprofit ministry that serves missions and isolated people around the world with aviation, communications and learning technologies -- announced this week it has been forced to cut operating costs by 10 percent in the wake of soaring gas prices to avoid reducing flight services. And that means fewer flights to areas that need aid.

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US Airways To Drop In-flight Movies

Hollywood Puts On Brave Face

If you're flying a long leg with US Airways this fall, be sure to bring along a good book or personal DVD player. The airline has announced Tuesday it will stop offering in-flight movies on domestic flights this fall.

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Aircraft Electronics Association Moves Into Larger Digs

New 12,000 Sq Ft. Headquarters Near Lee's Summit Regional Airport

To meet the growing demands of a larger staff and the addition of more services and benefits to its members, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) has moved to a new headquarters offices. The new 12,000-square-foot facility is close to the Lee’s Summit Regional Airport in Lee’s Summit, MO, a suburb of Kansas City.

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7016 Issue Date: July 11, 2008 at 0031 UTC Location: DURFUR , Oregon near PORTLAND VOR/DME (PDX) 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: SEATTLE (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7015 Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 2348 UTC Location: 21 E GRASS VALLEY , California Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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MD TFR: 07.11.08 - 07.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7008  Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 2217 UTC  Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB)  Beginning Date and Time: July 11, 2008 at 1810 UTC  Ending Date and Time: July 13, 2008 at 1700 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/6853: DUE TO CHANGE IN TIMES 

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7030 Issue Date: July 11, 2008 at 0338 UTC Location: WENATCHEE , Washington near MALAGA VOR/DME (EAT) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: SEATTLE (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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AD: Cirrus

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-13 MANUFACTURER: Cirrus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-13 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cirrus Design Corporation (CDC)Models SR20 and SR22 airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-09 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Bell

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-06 MANUFACTURER: Bell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) helicopters.

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AD: Bell

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-03 MANUFACTURER: Bell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-03 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Model 206A, 206B, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, and 206L-4 helicopters.

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AD: Textron Lycoming

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-07 MANUFACTURER: Textron Lycoming SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain fuel injected reciprocating engines manufactured by Lycoming Engines.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-08 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-08 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747 airplanes listed above.

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AD: Agusta

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-02 MANUFACTURER: Agusta SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-02 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. Model AB 139 and AW 139 helicopters.

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AD: Bell

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-01 MANUFACTURER: Bell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-01 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Model 222, 222B, 222U, 230 and 430 helicopters that requires rewiring and testing the fuel valve switch on each engine and testing the ignitor system.

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Aero-TV: Vern Raburn 'Unplugged' (Part Two)

Vern Offers Some Additional Background On The Eclipse 400 and 500 Programs

Yup... it sure seems like its jet week all of a sudden. This time, though, we head back to get some more details on THE OTHER new single engine jet... the recently announced Eclipse 400, as well as recent decisions affecting the Eclipse 500 program. ANN's Aero-TV crew caught up with Vern Raburn right after he gave the public go-ahead for the E400 and engaged in some frank discussion in Part Two of a chat with the Eclipse Boss.

Aero-TV: Vern Raburn 'Unplugged' (Part Two)

Vern Offers Some Additional Background On The Eclipse 400 and 500 Programs

Yup... it sure seems like its jet week all of a sudden. This time, though, we head back to get some more details on THE OTHER new single engine jet... the recently announced Eclipse 400, as well as recent decisions affecting the Eclipse 500 program. ANN's Aero-TV crew caught up with Vern Raburn right after he gave the public go-ahead for the E400 and engaged in some frank discussion in Part Two of a chat with the Eclipse Boss.

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'The-Jet' No More: Cirrus Names Its Single-Engine Wonder

Say Hello To The "Cirrus Vision SJ50"

Since Cirrus Design Corporation first announced its plans for a single-engine turbofan aircraft -- billed mysteriously from the start as simply "The-Jet" -- people have wondered what the company would wind up really calling it.

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DOT's Peters Awards FAA Grant To X Prize Foundation

Aims To Spur Renewable Aviation Fuels And Technologies

US Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced Thursday the FAA has selected the X Prize Foundation to develop a strategy to create monetary incentives for developing renewable aviation fuels and technologies to stem the effect of pollutants from air travel.

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Spacewalkers Complete Risky Excursion Outside ISS

Cosmonauts Remove Explosive Bolt From Soyuz Capsule

Even though mission controllers repeatedly asserted there was no danger... we're pretty sure everyone involved in a somewhat daring spacewalk outside the International Space Station Thursday, including the two cosmonauts who performed the extravehicular excursion, are quite relieved it's over.

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ACI-NA Commends DOT For Revising Policy On Airport Rates And Charges

Group Says Agency Signed Off On Two-Tier Fees System

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) commended the Department of Transportation (DOT) Thursday for clarifying its 1996 policy statement on airport rates and charges. The revised policy will provide greater flexibility to operators of congested airports, by allowing those airports to charge two different ranges of fees to fight overlapping flight schedules.

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He Bravely Sweeps For GA Justice, Craig...

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NASA, ESA Complete Comparative Exploration Architecture Study

Space Agencies Look At Possible Joint Operations On Moon

Over the last six months, representatives from NASA and the European Space Agency, or ESA, have been engaged in a detailed assessment of potential programs and technologies that when conducted cooperatively could one day support a human outpost on the moon.

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Boeing Demonstrates Net-Centric Upgrade On AWACS Aircraft

System To Be Tested During Empire Challenge 2008 Joint Exercise

Boeing has integrated network-centric capabilities into two operational US Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft for a demonstration at Empire Challenge 2008, a joint military exercise being held July 7 through August 1 in China Lake, CA. The modifications were completed in early June, followed by operator training and a pre-exercise test flight.

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Iraqi Air Force Increases Training, Capabilities

US Transfers Ownership Of 11 Cessnas

US forces in Baghdad transferred ownership of 11 aircraft to the Iraqi air force this week, during a ceremony at New Al Muthana Air Base.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.11.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Apollo Lunar Surface Journal is a record of the lunar surface operations conducted by the six pairs of astronauts who landed on the Moon from 1969 through 1972.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.11.08): Tropopause

Aero-Terms!

The division between the troposphere, the lower level of the earth's atmosphere where clouds and weather occur, and the stratosphere.  

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.11.08)

"The name 'Cirrus Vision SJ50' represents a natural extension of Cirrus’ vision to build the ultimate personal transportation machine. With the Cirrus Vision we are providing an entirely new transportation option for personal and business travel. It is a smarter, simpler and more efficient way to travel and holds the unique promise of redefining general aviation."

Source: Cirrus co-founder, Chairman and CEO Alan Klapmeier. The company announced Thursday "The-Jet" will now be known as the "Cirrus Vision SJ50," a name meant to convey its -- well, vision -- for the single-engine turbofan segment. The name also ties in well with the recently-announced "Cirrus Perspective," an SR22 G3 bedecked with a jaw-dropping Garmin glass panel.

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WA TFR: 07.17.08 - 07.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6788  Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 1025 UTC  Location: McChord AFB, Washington near MCCHORD VORTAC (TCM)  Beginning Date and Time: July 17, 2008 at 1930 UTC  Ending Date and Time: July 20, 2008 at 2330 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations by the USAF Thunderbirds  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Seattle (S46) TRACON, 206-214-4657 

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WA TFR: 07.18.08 - 07.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6789 Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 1026 UTC Location: McChord AFB, Washington near MCCHORD VORTAC (TCM) Beginning Date and Time: July 18, 2008 at 1900 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 20, 2008 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: HIGH PERFORMANCE AERIAL DEMONSTRATIONS Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (S46) TRACON, 206-214-4657

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