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March 26, 2008

OH TFR: 03.27.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9824  Issue Date: March 26, 2008 at 1639 UTC  Location: Indianapolis Center, Dayton, Ohio  Beginning Date and Time: March 27, 2008 at 1305 UTC  Ending Date and Time: March 27, 2008 at 2015 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/9707: Due to change in originating ARTCC 

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Garmin Introduces Value-Packed GPSMAP 495

Many Of The Great Features Of The 496, But At Lower Prices

When it comes to offering big things in small packages, little else compares to Garmin's know-it-all, do-it-all GPSMAP 496... designed to offer (well, almost) everything a pilot could possibly want and need in a portable GPS. But some pilots don't want ALL the bells and whistles... and the larger pricetag to boot.

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Fairchild Controls Earns USAF Contract For C-130 Air Turbines

Will Resume Production After Over A Decade

EADS North America’s Fairchild Controls business unit tells ANN the company will soon restart the production of TP-25 air turbine motors for the C-130 Hercules airlifter under US Air Force contract. 

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XCOR Aerospace Enters Commercial Manned Spaceflight Race

Lynx Two-Person Ship To Fly In 2010

A small California aerospace company unveiled Wednesday a new, self-contained, suborbital spaceship, designed to provide affordable front-seat rides to the edge of space for the millions of people who want to buy a ticket.

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American Airlines Cancels 200 Flights For MD80 Inspections

Rechecking Wire Bundles In Older Planes

The FAA's sudden, renewed interest in closely monitoring airline maintenance procedures led American Airlines to cancel about 200 domestic flights Wednesday, so crews could inspect wire bundles on a number of the carrier's MD-82 and MD-83 aircraft.

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Singapore Airlines Grounds Second A380 Over Fuel Pump Issue

Similar Problem On First Superjumbo In February

For the second time in one month, Singapore Airlines had to ground one of its A380 superjumbos due to a problem with an aircraft fuel pump Tuesday evening, delaying passengers heading to Sydney, Australia.

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US Airways Suspends Pilot Whose Gun Fired In Cockpit

Bullet Punctured Fuselage Under Pilot's Window

The US Airways pilot who apparently fired his gun accidentally in the cockpit of an Airbus A319 over the weekend has been placed on leave by the airline, pending a review of the incident.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 03.26.08

The Reason Foundation's Robert Poole, Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.26.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.26.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Privatizing Airports... And ATC? -- 03.26.08 (ANN Special Feature, with The Reason Foundation's Robert Poole.)

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Bombardier Confirms Previously Unidentified Q400 Customer

Air Berlin Signs For 10 Turboprops

Bombardier Aerospace confirmed Wednesday a firm order from a European airline for 10 Q400 turboprop aircraft plus 10 options, announced on October 23, 2007, was placed by Air Berlin PLC of Berlin, Germany. The airline had requested to remain unidentified at the time of the announcement.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.26.08

A federal court strikes down New York's passengers bill of rights.
Indonesia blames pilot error for the crash of an Adam Air 737.
And Endeavour heads home.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.26.08

A federal court strikes down New York's passengers bill of rights.
Indonesia blames pilot error for the crash of an Adam Air 737.
And Endeavour heads home.

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ANN Special Feature: Robert Poole, Reason Foundation - 03.26.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Robert Poole, Director of Transportation Studies for the Reason Foundation, about the pending privatization of Chicago Midway airport, and how the US is falling behind s

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Endeavour Lands Safely At KSC

First Opportunity Waived Off Due To Clouds

They make it look so easy. Moments ago, shuttle pilot Dominic Gorie brought Endeavour in for a by-the-numbers, on-the-numbers landing at the Shuttle Landing Facility adjacent to Florida's Kennedy Space Center.

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Golden West Regional Fly-in Announces 2008 Theme

Come June, Marysville Is The Place For "Flying Together"

The Golden West Regional Fly-in & Airshow announced Tuesday "Flying Together" is the theme for the 2008 event, which will be held on June 6-8 at Yuba County Airport (MYV) in Marysville, CA.

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Aero-TV Profiles The Futuristic ECJ Program (Part 3 of 3)

The Surprise Unveiling of 2007: The ECJ Concept

What a year! 2007 was an amazing combination of so many good and bad things... but for sure, there was NO end of excitement. If there was a "reveal" of the year, it HAS to have been the first sight of the super-secret Eclipse Concept Jet program... which only Eclipse, ANN and a few others knew ANYTHING about until the opening morning of Oshkosh 2007.

Aero-TV Profiles The Futuristic ECJ Program (Part 3 of 3)

THE Surprise Unveiling of 2007: The ECJ Concept

What a year! 2007 was an amazing combination of so many good and bad things... but for sure, there was NO end of excitement. If there was a "reveal" of the year, it HAS to have been the first sight of the super-secret Eclipse Concept Jet program... which only Eclipse, ANN, and a few others knew ANYTHING about until the opening morning of Oshkosh 2007.

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Sturgell Says Agency Making Strides In Runway Safety

Announces Symposium On Pilot, Controller Fatigue

Below is the unedited text of a speech given Tuesday by Acting FAA Administrator Robert Sturgell, in which he gave an update (with the theme "Moving The Chains Forward") outlining efforts made in recent months by the agency, and commercial and general aviation pilots, to decrease incidents of runway incursions and other potential safety issues. Most notably, however, was the announcement by Sturgell of a symposium on the hot-button topic of late: controller and pilot fatigue.

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Qantas Airliner Aborts Takeoff At LAX

Blows Four Tires, Passengers Left Waiting

An aborted takeoff in an airliner is stressful -- for both the passengers onboard and the equipment.

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Rover Reprieve: NASA Keeps Funding Alive For Spirit, Opportunity

They Keep Going And Going... Too Long?

Let's face it: NASA never expected in its wildest dreams to be still be funding the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity... as they were originally designed to only last 90 days.

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Long Island Angel Flight Chapter To Hold Benefit

"A Wing And A Heart" Coming May 22 To Farmingdale Airport

Angel Flight, a network of over 1,500 pilots with over 70 of those pilots based on Long Island, will hold its third annual Long Island benefit -- A Wing and A Heart -- at the American Airpower Museum at the Farmingdale Airport, NY beginning at 1730 EDT on May 22. 

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Kemper Surrenders Certificate After Fatal Accidents

FAA Will Continue Investigation

Following its third fatal accident in six months, on Tuesday Lantana, FL-based Kemper Aviation surrendered its operating certificate to the FAA.

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USNS Grasp Recovers Two US Air Force Jets

Navy Lends USAF A Hand For Grim Task

Military Sealift Command (MSC) rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp completed recovery operations for two US Air Force F-15C fighter jets in the Gulf of Mexico March 22.

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US Accidentally Sent Minuteman Fuses To Taiwan

China Thrilled, As You Might Imagine

Here's a story sure to provoke an interesting conversation in the VIP seats at the Summer Olympics. In the second embarrassment in a year for America's nuclear weapons managers, what was supposed to have been a shipment of helicopter batteries to Taiwan instead turned out to be four electrical fuses for Minuteman nuclear missile warheads.

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Bell Partners With Sallie Mae For Training Financing

Career Training Loans Now Available

Bell Helicopter announced this week a new program, offering its training students the ability to obtain a Career Training Loan from SLM Financial, a Sallie Mae company ("SLM"). SLM has been providing loan products for students, consumers, and businesses for nearly 10 years.

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Banyan Notes Its First ZR LITE Installation

Performance Enhancements Installed On Lear 31A

The maintenance department at Banyan Air Service recently installed their first Raisbeck ZR LITE Performance System on a Learjet 31A. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.26.08)

Aero-Linx!

This site is dedicated to trips taken and destinations discovered in and around Southern California. Most of the trips on this site were day trips reachable in two hours or less in the authors Bellanca Super Viking, which cruises at about 160 knots (hence the URL).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.26.08): Utility Category Aircraft

Aero-Terms!

A classification of aircraft approved for limited aerobatics. The maneuvers approved include spins, lazy eights, chandelles and steep turns in which the bank angle exceeds 60 degrees.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.26.08)

"This letter was not coordinated with the administrator's office and is in the process of being rescinded. The administrator has unequivocally stated that no rover will be turned off."

Source: A NASA statement issued Tuesday, rescinding a letter sent last week by the agency to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, asking the lab to put one of the Mars rovers in hibernation, and limit the duties of the other. Both actions would cut about $4 million combined from NASA's Mars budget, money the agency would rather have available towards its upcoming Mars Science Laboratory mission... but in the end, the long-lived rovers Spirit and Opportunity will live to roam another Martian day.

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NJ TFR: 03.28.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9702 Issue Date: March 25, 2008 at 2159 UTC Location: Wrightstown-Freehold, New Jersey Beginning Date and Time: March 28, 2008 at 1735 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 28, 2008 at 2055 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/9683: To update Times

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LA TFR: 04.04.08 - 04.06.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9590 Issue Date: March 25, 2008 at 1226 UTC Location: Slidell, Louisiana near PICAYUNE VOR/DME (PCU) Beginning Date and Time: April 04, 2008 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 06, 2008 at 0100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations during the Slidell Airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: New Orleans (MSY) TRACON, 504-471-4303 Controlling Facility: ZHU ARTCC

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MS TFR: 03.27.08 - 03.31.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9596 Issue Date: March 25, 2008 at 1315 UTC Location: NAS Meridian, Meridian, Mississippi near KEWANEE VORTAC (EWA) Beginning Date and Time: March 27, 2008 at 1400 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 31, 2008 at 2230 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other high performance teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Memphis (ZME) Center, 901-368-8103

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TX TFR: 04.03.07 - 04.06.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9577  Issue Date: March 25, 2008 at 1224 UTC  Location: Kingsville, Texas near TRUAX VORTAC (NGP)  Beginning Date and Time: April 03, 2008 at 1930 UTC  Ending Date and Time: April 06, 2008 at 2130 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Due to high performance aerial demonstrations for the 2008 Wings Over South Texas Airshow  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Kingsville (NQI) Air Traffic Control Tower, 361-516-6962 

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OH TFR: 03.27.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9707 Issue Date: March 25, 2008 at 2358 UTC Type: VIP

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