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July 24, 2008

CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9254 Issue Date: July 24, 2008 at 2051 UTC Location: 8 NM WEST OF HAYFORK , California Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately 1300-0500 UTC Daily Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AVIATION OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9235 Issue Date: July 24, 2008 at 1941 UTC Location: 9 SW OF CECILVILLE , 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 AVIATION OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9109 Issue Date: July 24, 2008 at 0414 UTC Location: 6 NM NE CHICO , 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 AVIATION OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9108  Issue Date: July 24, 2008 at 0414 UTC  Location: 12 NM NE CHICOCA , 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 AVIATION OPERATIONS  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331 

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Southwest Bucks Industry Trend, Posts $321 Million Q2 2008 Profit

Fuel Hedges Key To Dallas-Based LCC's Bottom Line

They've done it again. Helped by savings netted from its highly successful fuel hedging policy, on Thursday Dallas-based Southwest Airlines posted second quarter earnings of $321 million, nearly setting an all-time record as most of its legacy competitors are bleeding red ink.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.24.08

From Entry-Level To Aspirational Planes, With Cirrus Design's Alan Klapmeier

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.24.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.24.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- From Entry-Level To Aspirational Planes: 07.24.08 (ANN Special Report, with Cirrus Design's Alan Klapmeier.)

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Officials Identify Downed B-52 Aircrew

Six Lost In July 21 Downing

Air Force officials have released the names of the Barksdale AFB crew members of the B-52 that crashed July 21 off Guam's northwest coast. Five of the six crew members were stationed at the Louisiana base.

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AOPA Donates $5,000 To CAP In Appreciation Of Efforts During Fly-In

Helped Pilots Generate NO Airspace Violations During June Event

Thanks to an aggressive communications plan, including hands-on outreach by Civil Air Patrol squadrons up and down the East Coast, pilots attending the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's recent Fly-In and Open House met the challenge to have zero violations of expanded airspace restrictions over nearby Camp David.

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Northwest Posts $377 Million Loss... And Investors Are Relieved

'Yay! They Lost Slightly Less Than We Thought They Would!'

US domestic airlines are demonstrating that even a financial loss is good news, so long as analysts have driven expectations low enough.

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Report: Palm Beach Accident Pilot Has Interesting History

Questions Arise Over License Status, Plane Ownership

Often, it's instructive to piece together the decision chains that lead to aircraft accidents. Other times, you could lose count of the links.

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Gone West: Renowned Aviator Dick Johnson

11-Time National Soaring Champion Lost In TX Crash

He died as he lived, as they say... but that oft-repeated sentiment is of little comfort to those who knew Dick Johnson, an 11-time national soaring champion who also claimed one world title to his credit. Johnson, 85, was killed Wednesday on what was to be a routine flight near Midloathian, TX.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.24.08

Boeing does better than analysts expected in the second quarter.
An industry analyst predicts two airlines face a liquidity crisis next year.
And the NTSB is investigating a near-miss

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.24.08

Boeing does better than analysts expected in the second quarter.
An industry analyst predicts two airlines face a liquidity crisis next year.
And the NTSB is investigating a near-miss

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ANN Special Feature: Alan Klapmeier, Cirrus Design - 07.24.08

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Cirrus Design's Alan Klapmeier about the the company's new Vision jet,
and the SRS light sport, both of which will be on display at Oshkosh.

FMI:

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NTSB Wants Fixes To Airbus Cockpit Electronics

49 Reported Cases Of Dark Displays In Recent Years

Few would argue that so-called "glass cockpits" are a major leap forward in cockpit management and crew safety... until those panels go dark in-flight, which the National Transportation Safety Board says has happened at least 49 times in recent years onboard several Airbus airliners.

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American Eurocopter Awarded 'Indefinite' DHS Helo Contract

Expects Up To 50 More AS350B3s To Customs & Border Protection

American Eurocopter LLC, a subsidiary of EADS North America, announced this week it has been awarded a contract with the Department of Homeland Security to provide US Customs and Border Protection with additional AS350B3s.

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NASA To Celebrate 50th Anniversary At AirVenture

Michael Griffin To Speak To Oshkosh Audience

NASA plans to continue its 50th anniversary celebration next week, with special recognition at EAA AirVenture 2008. One of the Experimental Aircraft Association activities commemorating five decades of NASA's aerospace achievements will be an appearance by NASA Administrator Michael Griffin.

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NAFI Names July Master Instructors

'The Best Of The Best'

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation education association.

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KC-45 Boom Successfully Completes Contact With AWACS Aircraft

One Step Closer To Production For KC-X Competitor

The advanced Aerial Refueling Boom System (ARBS) destined for the Northrop Grumman/EADS KC-45 Tanker has performed multiple aerial contacts with an operational Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, confirming its ability to support large aircraft in US, NATO, and allied air forces.

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ALL Things Robinson: RHC's Founder Talks About The Future (Part 2)

Frank Talks About The Future of The R44, Helo Training, The Silver State Fiasco, And More!

Life has been good for Frank Robinson and the R22/44/66 family. After years of building expertise throughout the helicopter industry, Frank Robinson set out several decades ago to do what they said could not be done... create a powerful new civil helicopter company. He did it... and probably did so beyond even his own imaginings.

ALL Things Robinson: RHC's Founder Talks About The Future (Part 2)

Frank Talks About The Future of The R44, Helo Training, The Silver State Fiasco, And More!

Life has been good for Frank Robinson and the R22/44/66 family. After years of building expertise throughout the helicopter industry, Frank Robinson set out several decades ago to do what they said could not be done... create a powerful new civil helicopter company. He did it... and probably did so beyond even his own imaginings.

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NTSB Investigates Near-Midair Over ORD

Plane Cleared For Takeoff Into Path Of Landing Traffic

There's been another close call involving simultaneous runway operations at a busy US commercial airport. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a near-midair collision in Chicago, in which a regional jet was apparently directed to takeoff into the path of landing traffic.

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BTS Says Average Domestic Air Fares Rose 4.4 Percent In Q1 2008

Highest Fares In Cincinnati, Lowest Fare At Atlantic City

Average domestic air fares in the first quarter of 2008 were up 4.4 percent from the first quarter of 2007 in the largest year-to-year increase since second quarter 2006, according to numbers released Wednesday by the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Still, average fares remained 4.6 percent below the January-to-March high set in 2001.

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AeroShell Aerobatic Team Lead Alan Henley Injured In Home Accident

Team Will Perform Three-Ship Show At AirVenture 

It was with sadness that ANN learned Wednesday Alan Henley, lead pilot for the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, was injured Tuesday night in an accident while playing with his children at his home in Birmingham, AL. A chin-up bar gave way while Henley was on it, resulting in a fall which caused severe injuries to his neck and head.

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Oshkosh... Are You Ready?

Part Four: Airport Alternatives

As you plan for your flight to Oshkosh, if you've decided to use one of the smaller surrounding Wisconsin airports as your interim destination or full-time base of operations, you are in for a real treat. There are several to choose from and each has its own 'flavor.'

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Success! Corsair Removed From BDR Perch For Repairs

Earlier Attempt Called Off Due To High Winds

It took four hours -- and three months -- but the vintage Chance-Vought FG-1D Corsair that has greeted visitors to Sikorsky Memorial Airport (BDR) in Bridgeport, CT since 1971 is now berthed in a hangar, awaiting restoration.

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Aero-News Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2008 Staff

Say Hello To Senior Video Producer Sarah Curtiss!

With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture 2008 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough... ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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Lyons Studio To Unveil New 'Red Tail By Request' P-51C Mustang Painting

Will Be Donated To Red Tail Project For Fundraiser

The Red Tail Project tells ANN noted aviation artist and enthusiast Sam Lyons has created, and will donate, an original painting of the red-tailed P-51C Mustang "Tuskegee Airmen" as it might have appeared during World War II. The picture, entitled "Red Tail By Request" shows the fighter being piloted by a Tuskegee Airman protecting five B-24s over Italy.

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Ukraine's 1st Boeing 737-300SF Freighter Takes Flight

More Modern, Economical Aircraft For Cargo Flights

The inaugural flight of Ukraine International Airlines new Boeing 737-300SF freighter marks a new era in cargo services in Ukraine.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.24.08)

Aero-Linx!

The mission of the Rhode Island Quonset Air Museum (QAM) is to preserve, interpret and present Rhode Island's aviation history through collections, research, education and exhibits.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.24.08): Malleability

Aero-Terms!

The ability of a material to be stretched or shaped by rolling or hammering it. Malleable materials do not crack when they are formed this way, Gold and lead have a high degree of malleability, as both can be shaped into almost any desired form by hammering them.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.24.08)

"Our prayers are with Alan and his family, and we are hoping for him to have a speedy and full recovery... Alan will be missed terribly, but we will be there flying for him until he recovers."

Source: Steve Gustafson, who flies Left Wing for the AeroShell Aerobatic Team. Alan Henley, lead pilot for the team, was injured Tuesday night in an accident while playing with his children at his home in Birmingham, AL. Henley was taken to the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital's trauma unit, and remains there in ICU in serious but stable condition. The Aeroshell team plans to fly at EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI next week, but will fly a three-ship routine in Alan's absence.

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WA TFR: 07.31.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8896 Issue Date: July 23, 2008 at 1101 UTC Location: Blaine, Washington near WHATCOM VORTAC (HUH) Beginning Date and Time: July 31, 2008 at 0100 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 31, 2008 at 0145 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Canadian Snowbirds high performance aerial demonstration Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520 Controlling Facility: Victoria APP Frequency(ies): 127.8

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WA TFR: 08.01.08 - 08.04.04

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8894 Issue Date: July 23, 2008 at 1049 UTC Location: Seattle, Washington near SEATTLE VORTAC (SEA) Beginning Date and Time: August 01, 2008 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 04, 2008 at 0100 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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WA TFR: 07.31.08 - 08.03.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8895 Issue Date: July 23, 2008 at 1051 UTC Location: Seattle, Washington near SEATTLE VORTAC (SEA) Beginning Date and Time: July 31, 2008 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 03, 2008 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: To high performance aeril demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (S46) TRACON, 206-214-4657

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MN TFR: 07.24.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9065  Issue Date: July 23, 2008 at 1941 UTC  Location: HIBBING , Minnesota near HIBBING VOR/DME (HIB)  Beginning Date and Time: July 24, 2008 at 1630 UTC  Ending Date and Time: July 24, 2008 at 1730 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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IL TFR: 07.25.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9068 Issue Date: July 23, 2008 at 1944 UTC Location: Peoria, Illinois Beginning Date and Time: July 25, 2008 at 1605 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 25, 2008 at 1920 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/8980: Due to language clarification.

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AK TFR: 07.27.08 - UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9076 Issue Date: July 23, 2008 at 2012 UTC Location: JUNEAU , Alaska Beginning Date and Time: July 27, 2008 at 0700 UTC Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ANCHORAGE (ZAN) Center, 907-269-1103

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9091 Issue Date: July 23, 2008 at 2325 UTC Location: TWISP , 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 ARTCC (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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