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July 10, 2008

NY TFR: 07.11.08 - 07.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6973 Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 1934 UTC Location: Geneseo, New York near GENESEO VOR/DME (GEE) Beginning Date and Time: July 11, 2008 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 13, 2008 at 1900 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper East and other teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Rochester (ROC) Air Traffic Control Tower, 585-463-3815

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6954 Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 1857 UTC Location: TONASKET , Washington near PRINCETON VORTAC (YDC) 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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CO Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6932 Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 1813 UTC Location: 2 NM SE OFLBRAN , Colorado near RIFLE VOR/DME (RIL) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIREFIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: DENVER (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6899 Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 1623 UTC Location: 5 EAST OF YARNELL , Arizona near DRAKE VORTAC (DRK) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately 1200-0500 UTC Daily 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: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6898 Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 1619 UTC Location: BIG SURLIFORNIA , 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 Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6892 Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 1550 UTC Location: SARATOGA , California near SAN JOSE VOR/DME (SJC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions 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 8/6853 Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 1407 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: July 11, 2008 at 1850 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): 8/6656: DUE TO CHANGE IN TIMES

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PR TFR: 07.10.08 - 07.18.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6834 Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 1342 UTC Location: EASTERN SIDE OF VIEQUES ISLAND , Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: July 18, 2008 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: SAN JUAN (ZSU) CERAP, 787-253-8664

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6771  Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 0433 UTC  Location: GOLETA , 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: LOS ANGELES (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6765  Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 0328 UTC  Location: 33 W RED BLUFF , 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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NTSB Updates Investigation On Midwest MD-81 Chute Deployment

Plane Has Control Difficulties While Transporting Presidential Candidate

The National Transportation Safety Board issued an update Thursday regarding its investigation of the incident involving the Midwest Airlines MD-81 carrying Senator Barack Obama on July 7, 2008 in which the tail cone evacuation slide deployed in-flight.

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Israel Shows Off Reconnaissance Plane As Iran Lobs More Missiles

Tensions Escalate Between Countries

Two can play at that game. In response to a second straight day of missile tests by its belligerent Islamic neighbor, on Thursday the state of Israel publicly displayed the advanced reconnaissance plane it says can keep a close watch over goings-on in Iran. The unveiling comes as tensions between the two countries, and the US, continue to increase.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.10.08

New Developments On Display At OSH, With EAA's Adam Smith

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.10.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.10.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- New Developments On Display At OSH: 07.10.08 (ANN Special Report, with Adam Smith, Director of Aircraft Attractions for EAA AirVenture 2008

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.10.08

Will the third time be the charm for the KC-X tanker contract?
Northwest Airlines says it will cut 2,500 positions.
And Delta's Comair subsidiary says it will cut 520.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.10.08

Will the third time be the charm for the KC-X tanker contract?
Northwest Airlines says it will cut 2,500 positions.
And Delta's Comair subsidiary says it will cut 520.


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ANN Special Feature: Adam Smith, Experimental Aircraft Association - 07.10.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Adam Smith, Director of Aircraft Attractions for EAA AirVenture 2008, about some of the new developments in aviation to be shown and demonstrated at this year's event, w

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Report: DHS Entertains Idea Of Immobilizing Bracelets For Airline Passengers

Just Wait Until You Read The Distributor's Explanation...

The idea is something out of Orwell's 1984: requiring all airline passengers to wear identifying bracelets, containing personal information and a GPS tracking chip to monitor their movements. And, oh yeah, one more thing: any flight crew member would be able to immobilize wearers by simply pointing a laser device in their general direction.

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Boeing Projects Global Shift To More Efficient Airliners

Values Market At $3.2 Trillion Over Next 20 Years

Boeing forecasts a $3.2 trillion market for new commercial airplanes over the next two decades, driven by an increasing demand for airplanes to replace older, less efficient aircraft.

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Spirit AeroSystems Wins New Airbus A350 XWB Contract

Also Earns Extension To Existing Airbus Program

Spirit Europe, the UK based European Headquarters of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. announced Wednesday it has signed a contract with Airbus to design and produce a major wing structure for the A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) program.

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Man Says He Had To Carry Disabled Wife Onboard Ryanair Flight

Wheelchair Lift Wasn't Available

A British man says he was forced to carry his disabled wife up the airstairs for a Ryanair flight last month from Luton to Brest, France. It was either that, or they'd miss the plane.

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United Flight Delayed After Ticks Found In Coach

Chicago-Based Airline Has No Idea How They Got Onboard

Things just keep getting buggier onboard commercial airliners... and we're not talking about the passengers who "booed" themselves out of an American Airlines flight from Miami last weekend. No, we mean actual bugs.

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Emirates To Launch US A380 Service With Bi-Coastal Inauguration

Guests In San Francisco, Los Angeles To Experience Flights

Emirates Airline has announced plans to showcase the new, double-decker Airbus A380 during exclusive familiarization flights in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The familiarization flights will immediately follow the inaugural flight of the aircraft from Dubai to New York JFK on August 1, 2008.

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Aerial Performances Will Return To Space & Air Show At KSC

Blue Angels, Mike Goulian To Perform At Second Annual Event

Framed by the backdrop of famous launch facilities, aerospace, aviation and astronauts will take to the skies for the second annual Space & Air Show at Kennedy Space Center featuring the Blue Angels November 8-9, 2008.

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Raytheon Delivers 3,000th AIM-9X Short-Range Missile

Used By US Navy For Air-To-Air Combat

Raytheon announced this week it recently achieved a significant production milestone, with the delivery of the 3,000th AIM-9X short-range air-to-air missile.

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

Vern Offers Some Substantial Details On The Eclipse 400 Program

Yup... it sure seems like its jet week all of a sudden -- especially the single-engine persuasion. This time, though, we head back to get some details on THE OTHER new single engine jet... the recently announced Eclipse 400. ANN's Aero-TV crew caught up with Vern Raburn right after he gave the public go-ahead for this program and got some juicy details in Part One of a VERY FRANK discussion with Vern Raburn.

Northrop, Boeing, And Donley React To KC-X Rebid Decision

Acting USAF Chief Says Selection Process Wasn't "Fatally Flawed"

As expected, both Boeing and Northrop Grumman -- competitors for the hotly-contested KC-X contract, which was thrown open for rebid once again Wednesday -- each gave measured praise for the Department of Defense's decision to take over selection authority for the contract from the US Air Force.

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

Vern Offers Some Substantial Details On The Eclipse 400 Program

Yup... it sure seems like its jet week all of a sudden -- especially the single-engine persuasion. This time, though, we head back to get some details on THE OTHER new single engine jet... the recently announced Eclipse 400. ANN's Aero-TV crew caught up with Vern Raburn right after he gave the public go-ahead for this program and got some juicy details in Part One of a VERY FRANK discussion with Vern Raburn.

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Northwest Latest Airline To Charge For All Checked Luggage

Will Cut 2,500 Workers To Coincide With Capacity Cuts

You had to see this coming. On Wednesday, Northwest Airlines announced it will reduce its frontline and management employees by 2,500 as a result of capacity reductions taken to address the unprecedented run-up in oil prices. In addition, NWA will match competitors American Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways in charging fees for the first checked bag and for frequent flier award tickets, and increase the fees for ticket changes.

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US Officials React To Iranian Missile Test

Belligerent State Tested At Least Seven Missiles

Iran's test of short- and medium-range missiles is a disturbing development and points to the need for a European missile defense system, Pentagon officials in Washington, DC Wednesday.

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DayJet Expands Service Network Once Again

Adds Service From Orlando, Into Atlanta

Fledgling air taxi provider DayJet announced Wednesday a 30 percent expansion of its service network, with the addition of two primary DayPort and 14 secondary DayStop markets.

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Delta Air Lines Dismissed From Comair 5191 Lawsuits

Judge Says Airline Can't Be Held Liable For Actions Of Subsidiary

A federal judge dismissed Delta Air Lines this week from over 19 pending lawsuits related to the August 2006 takeoff crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington, KY.

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Boeing Teams With SkyHook To Launch Aerial Transport

Heavy-Lift Blimp Could Haul Cargo To Remote Areas

A Canadian company trying to promote a heavy-lift blimp as an alternative for shipping large cargo to remote areas of the world received a major shot in the arm recently.

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TEB Ground Workers Get Close-Up Look At Landing Lear

And The FAA Wants To Know How That Happened

The FAA is investigating why an air traffic controller at Teterboro Airport allowed a Learjet to land on a closed runway just as two workers were preparing to put down the big, lighted "X" sign.

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Airbus Holds Slight Lead Over Boeing In 2008 Orders Race

Claims 487 Net Orders Through June

As both planemakers count down the days to the start of the Farnborough International Airshow next week, European manufacturer Airbus will go into the show with a slim lead over its American rival in net orders to date for 2008.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.10.08)

Aero-Linx!

The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.10.08): Troposphere

Aero-Terms!

The lower level of the earth's atmosphere. The troposphere extends upward from the surface of the earth to an altitude of about 36,000 feet. The temperature drops steadily in the troposphere, and it is in the troposphere that all clouds and weather conditions exist.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.10.08)

"We look forward to working with the new acquisition team as it reopens the competition, but we will also take time to understand the updated solicitation to determine the right path forward for the company. It's encouraging that the Defense Department intends to take steps to ensure a fair and open competition that, among other things, fully accounts for life-cycle costs, such as fuel, to provide the most capable tanker at the best value for the American taxpayer."

Source: From a statement by Boeing, following Wednesday's announcement by the Department of Defense that it would put the hotly-contested KC-X aerial tanker contract up for re-bid once again. In a stunning development, the DoD also stripped decision-making authority on the bid from

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MD TFR: 07.11.08 - 07.13.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6656 Issue Date: July 09, 2008 at 1557 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: July 11, 2008 at 1915 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): N/A

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6760 Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 0158 UTC Location: TONASKET , Washington near PRINCETON VORTAC (YDC) 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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OH TFR: 07.18.08 - 07.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6580 Issue Date: July 09, 2008 at 1238 UTC Location: Dayton, Ohio near DAYTON VOR/DME (DQN) Beginning Date and Time: July 18, 2008 at 1530 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 20, 2008 at 2030 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations during the Vectren Dayton air show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Dayton (DAY) Air Traffic Control Tower, 937-454-7336

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MN TFR: 07.17.08 - 07.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6561 Issue Date: July 09, 2008 at 1219 UTC Location: Duluth, Minnesota near DULUTH VORTAC (DLH) Beginning Date and Time: July 17, 2008 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 20, 2008 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations during the Duluth aviation expo air show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Duluth (DLH) Air Traffic Control Tower, 218-722-7326

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AK Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6758 Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 0142 UTC Location: BETTLES , Alaska near BETTLES VOR/DME (BTT) 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: ANCHORAGE (ZAN) Center, 907-269-1103

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6757  Issue Date: July 10, 2008 at 0141 UTC  Location: BIG SURLIFORNIA , 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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