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July 25, 2008

PR TFR: 07.25.08 - 08.01.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9335  Issue Date: July 25, 2008 at 1712 UTC  Location: E OF VIEQUES ISLAND , Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: August 01, 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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MS TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9352 Issue Date: July 25, 2008 at 1815 UTC Location: BROOKHAVEN , Mississippi near MC COMB VORTAC (MCB) 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: HOUSTON (ZHU) Center, 281-230-5560

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9355 Issue Date: July 25, 2008 at 1839 UTC Location: 12 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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FAA Halts All New Foreign Repair Station Certifications

AEA Disappointed By Congressional Order, But There's Still Time To Work Things Out

The Aircraft Electronics Association expressed 'disappointment' this week with the Congressional order halting FAA certification of new foreign repair stations after August 3... though in the practice, the order shouldn't affect operations in the short term.

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National Guard Unveils Lakotas At Fort Indiantown Gap

Base To Be Sole UH-72A Training Center

Officials at the National Guard's Eastern Aviation Training Site at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA unveiled the new UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter July 14. Those personnel will become the military's sole trainers on the new rotorcraft.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.25.08

NASCAR Of The Skies? With Rocket Racing League CEO Granger Whitelaw

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.25.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.25.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- NASCAR In The Skies: 07.25.08 (ANN Special Report, with Rocket Racing League president and CEO Granger Whitelaw.)

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Qantas 747 Lands In Manila Following Apparent Explosive Decompression Incident

Right Wing Fairing Missing, Large Hole In Fuselage Behind

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are on their way to the Philippines, to find out what caused an apparent explosive decompression incident onboard a Boeing 747-400 operated by Australian flag carrier Qantas.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.25.08

Six screens of glass-panel redundancy...and they all go dark at once.
AOPA will pay up on its deal with the Civil Air Patrol.
And Southwest Airlines kicks butt in the second quarter.<

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.25.08

Six screens of glass-panel redundancy...and they all go dark at once.
AOPA will pay up on its deal with the Civil Air Patrol.
And Southwest Airlines kicks butt in the second quarter.<

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ANN Special Feature: Granger Whitelaw, Rocket Racing League - 07.25.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Granger Whitelaw, President and CEO of the Rocket Racing League. This 21st-Century sport makes its public debut Tuesday at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and will involve spect

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Passengers Sue To Block Delta/NWA Merger

November 5 Trial Date Set

Not everyone is looking towards what many see as the inevitable merger between Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines with eager anticipation. A group of airline passengers hopes to block such a deal from going through... and, they're going to have their day in court.

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Sandel Avionics Announces WAAS Upgrade For SN3308

Enables Digital Interface With Garmin GNS 400W/500W

Sandel Avionics tells Aero-News an upgrade will soon be available for its SN3308 EHSI that enables the display of GPS vertical guidance from Garmin GNS 400W/500W series receivers through the existing digital interface. This will allow current owners of the SN3308 to take advantage of the upgraded capabilities of the Garmin receivers without the cost of additional wiring.

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Man Sues Delta Over Lost Luggage, Cancelled Flight

Hopes Others Will Join In Class Action

A Manhattan resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against Delta Air Lines, claiming he spent eight months in an unsuccessful attempt to get a refund for the cancelled portion of a flight.

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Flight Design Announces Fractional Ownership Program

"CT Partners" Aims to Decrease Flying Costs

Flight Design USA announced Friday the launch of the "CT Partners" program, believed to be the first fractional ownership program for light-sport aircraft (LSA).

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Oldest Surviving B-17 Flying Fortress Heads To New Home

'The Swoose' Moves To National Museum Of US Air Force

A famous example of WWII aviation history will soon have a new home. "The Swoose" -- the oldest surviving B-17 Flying Fortress known to historians, and the  last remaining "D" model -- was moved from its former home at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum this week, and will soon be shipped to the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, OH.

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JetBird Firms Up Options On 50 Phenom 100s

Targets 100-Plane Fleet By 2013

Pan-European private airline JetBird announced this week it has begun placing firm orders against its 50 Embraer Phenom 100 option aircraft. JetBird has confirmed its first three option aircraft, which brings its current fleet plans to 53. This marks the first step towards expanding the JetBird fleet to 100 Phenom aircraft by the end of 2013.

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Upgraded! Hawker Beech Names David Bernstorf As VP For Safety And Certification

Duties To Include Oversight Of ODA Process

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced this week the appointment of David Bernstorf as vice president of Safety and Certification. His responsibilities include Safety Management, Certification and Regulatory Compliance.

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Boeing Provides Four MD-11 Converted Freighters To Aeroflot

Will Aid In Modernization Of Cargo Operation

Boeing is helping Aeroflot Cargo improve its operational efficiency and adapt to growing market demands by providing three leased MD-11 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCFs). The companies joined in celebrating the freighters' recent entry into service at a ceremony marking Aeroflot Cargo's new fleet and the resulting operational improvements at the carrier's facility at Frankfurt-Hahn airport.

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Aero-TV Gets Briefed On The 'Next-Gen' Rolls Royce RR300

Rolls-Royce RR300 Will Power New Robinson R66 Helicopter

In March of 2007, Rolls Royce made it official... that they were building a "next-generation" small turbine engine for the civil helicopter market, and that it had been selected to power the Robinson R66 Helo.

AOPA: FAA Extends Terms Of First, Third Class Medicals

Changes Apply For Pilots Under 40

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association applauds a change in FAA rules regarding medical certificates, which appears to acknowledge the nigh-infinitesimal role played by pilot incapacitation in accidents.

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Aero-TV Gets A Lift From The Mighty Mite: The Rolls Royce RR300

Rolls-Royce RR300 Will Power New Robinson R66 Helicopter

In March of 2007, Rolls Royce made it official... that they were building a "next-generation" small turbine engine for the civil helicopter market, and that it had been selected to power the Robinson R66 Helo.

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Controlled Chaos: Those Who Handle Traffic At AirVenture

Former Controller Shares Insights Into Selection, Duties

As a former AirVenture controller, I’d like to share how the controllers are selected, assigned to teams, trained, and work AirVenture.

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Continental Seeks Anti-Trust Immunity From DOT

Also Announces Plans For Four-Way, Trans-Atlantic Joint Venture

Continental Airlines, United Airlines and eight other Star Alliance member airlines filed an application with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) this week, seeking the agency's approval for Continental to join the group of nine carriers that already hold antitrust immunity. Approval by the DOT would enable Continental, United and the other immunized Star Alliance carriers to streamline flight schedules, fares and services.

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Klyde Morris (07.25.08)

We're Glad There Are SOME Limits, Klyde...

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Aero-News Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2008 Staff

Say Hello To Senior E-Media Producer Paul Plack!

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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Hawker Beechcraft Services Appoints New Vice President

Andy Plyler To Lead Customer Support Network

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced this week the appointment of Andy Plyler as vice president, Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS). He will be responsible for all aspects of HBS operations. HBS provides domestic and international support for Hawker Beechcraft customers, and Plyler will play a critical role in maintaining customer satisfaction by implementing innovative service solutions.

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DKNY MEN To Sponsor Rocket Racing League

Named Offical Wardrobe Designer, Will Sponsor Bridenstine Team

It's a partnership designed to appeal to two of the baser instincts of all pilots -- to fly fast, and look good doing it. Menswear designer DKNY MEN announced this week the new "lifestyle brand" has been named the official clothing sponsor of the Rocket Racing League.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.25.08)

Aero-Linx! 

This Website is dedicated to the 4000+ men and women that made Hughes Airwest one of the leading "regional" airlines in the United States during the 1970's prior to the airline industry being deregulated by the federal government.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.25.08): Free Balloon

Aero-Terms!

A lighter than air device that is free to rise in the air. A free balloon is used in weather observation to find the height of the base of the lowest level of clouds.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.25.08)

"AOPA supported the FAA's move that makes it easier and more affordable for younger pilots to fly."

Source: Phil Boyer, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, regarding a new rule that went into effect Thursday that applies to first and third-class medical certificates. Pilots under 40, who were previously required to get a third-class medical renewed every 36 months, now have 60 calendar months, or five years. First-class medicals now last 12 calendar months, up from six months.

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9272  Issue Date: July 25, 2008 at 0119 UTC  Location: 33 NM WEST 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 AVIATION OPERATIONS  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331 

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MN TFR: 07.25.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9209 Issue Date: July 24, 2008 at 1803 UTC Location: ELY , Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: July 25, 2008 at 1430 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 25, 2008 at 1545 UTC Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING ACTIVITY AT BABBITT IRON MINES Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FL TFR: 08.01.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9201 Issue Date: July 24, 2008 at 1701 UTC Location: Panama City, Florida near PANAMA CITY VORTAC (PFN) Beginning Date and Time: August 01, 2008 at 1200 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 01, 2008 at 1500 UTC Reason for NOTAM: U.S. Air Force F-22, F-16 and F-15 demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Tyndall (PAM) Air Traffic Control Tower, 850-283-3815

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