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April 30, 2008

AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5608 Issue Date: April 30, 2008 at 1909 UTC Location: 35 MILES SOUTHEST OF TUSAYAN , Arizona near GRAND CANYON VOR/DME (GCN) 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

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MO TFR: 05.02.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5606 Issue Date: April 30, 2008 at 1841 UTC Location: St. Louis, Missouri Beginning Date and Time: May 02, 2008 at 1455 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 02, 2008 at 1825 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/5484: Due to Time Clarification

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5598 Issue Date: April 30, 2008 at 1834 UTC Location: IDYLLWILD , California near PALM SPRINGS VORTAC (PSP) 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

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5517 Issue Date: April 30, 2008 at 1347 UTC Location: 9 NM NORTH OF PARK CITY , Montana near BILLINGS VORTAC (BIL) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: May 01, 2008 at 0300 UTC Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: SALT LAKE (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5463  Issue Date: April 30, 2008 at 0800 UTC  Location: 13 W POMONA , California near POMONA VORTAC (POM)  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: LOS ANGELES (ZLA) Automated Flight Service Station, 661-265-8205 

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Moody Airmen Rescue Cuban Migrants At Sea

10-Hour Operation Lifts Six From Stricken Raft

Airmen from the 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia recently performed a maritime rescue in the Gulf of Mexico that saved six lives.

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Florida House Of Representatives Passes GA Tax Exemption

Would Limit Use Tax Exposure For New Owners Visiting State

For many years, non-resident new aircraft owners have been restricted during the first six months of ownership from visiting Florida. ANN has reported extensively on this issue, including on the potential ramifications for such owners attending events held in the state.

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FAA Names Associate Administrator For Commercial Space Transportation

George Nield Was Most Recently Acting Associate Administrator

The FAA announced Wednesday George C. Nield has been named associate administrator for commercial space transportation by Acting Administrator Robert Sturgell.

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OMB Threatens Trouble For FAA Reauthorization Bill

Says Capacity Cap Limits, No User Fees Could Spell Veto

As the aviation world counts down to the Senate vote on the FAA reauthorization bill, there's a renewed veto threat on the legislation from the White House.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 04.30.08

The New Pilatus PC-12 NG, With Mike Haenggi Of Pilatus Business Aircraft

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.30.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.30.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The New Pilatus PC-12 NG, Part Two: 04.30.08 (ANN Special Report, with Mike Haenggi, VP/Marketing for Pilatus Business Aircraft, Ltd.)

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South Korean Spacefarer Hospitalized With Back Pain

Steep Reentry May Be To Blame

The first South Korean to travel into space, Yi So-yeon, was hospitalized Tuesday after complaining of back and neck pain.

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FlexJet Adds Bombardier Challenger 605s To Offerings

Fractional Operator Touts Young Fleet

Bombardier Flexjet, the fractional business jet ownership program of Bombardier Aerospace, announced Wednesday the introduction of Bombardier's new Challenger 605 jets into the Flexjet fractional fleet.

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Garmin Reports Record First Quarter On Strong Sales

Company Gains Share In Aviation, Other Segments

It's good to be Garmin right now. Fresh from its successful introduction of its new Synthetic Vision Technology in early April at Lakeland, on Wednesday the Olathe, KS-based avionics and personal navigation device manufacturer reported a record first quarter for 2008.

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United Pilots Not Wild About US Airways Merger Speculation

"Share The Market's View Merger Would Be Extremely Negative"

Even while many industry analysts believe a merger between United Airlines and US Airways is an inevitable certainty, the United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association says they view such a merger as a truly lousy idea.

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Embraer 190 Earns 120-Minute ETOPS Certification

First To Be Certified To New FAA Requirements

Embraer announced Wednesday its E-190 regional jet recently earned 120 minute ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) approval from the FAA. The 114-seat aircraft obtained the same certification from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency in February.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.30.08

The Senate's reauthorization bill does more than just fund the FAA.
The aircraft sales tax may soon be back in Massachusetts.
And American Airlines joins competitors in charging for a second

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.30.08

The Senate's reauthorization bill does more than just fund the FAA.
The aircraft sales tax may soon be back in Massachusetts.
And American Airlines joins competitors in charging for a second che

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ANN Special Feature: Mike Haenggi, Pilatus Aircraft - 04.30.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Mike Haenggi, VP/Marketing for Pilatus Business Aircraft, about why some very light jet shoppers find a PC-12 NG turboprop turns out to be a better choice for their miss

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Blue Mountain Avionics Shows Off Its Wares For Aero-TV (Part Two)

Blue Mountain Avionics Shows Off Its Wares For Aero-TV (Part Two)

While we've been enjoying the fruits of the certified EFIS developments that have popped up over the last few years, we are duty-bound to mention that the experimental aircraft industry has been developing these technologies for many years... and flying them for nearly as long. As a matter of fact, a number of certified products started with the experimental industry.

Blue Mountain Avionics Shows Off Its Wares For Aero-TV (Part Two)

While we've been enjoying the fruits of the certified EFIS developments that have popped up over the last few years, we are duty-bound to mention that the experimental aircraft industry has been developing these technologies for many years... and flying them for nearly as long. As a matter of fact, a number of certified products started with the experimental industry.

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S.1300 Makes Its Way Through Senate

Provision Addresses FAA Inspector Concerns

We're getting details now on the final form of the Senate's FAA reauthorization bill, which is expected to come to a full Senate vote by week's end. Like many federal bills, several additions have been tacked on as it proceeds through the sausage factory.

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Lawmakers Debate Massachusetts Aircraft Sales Tax Exemption

And Then Vote In Favor Of Ending It...

The Massachusetts House of Representatives Monday voted to eliminate the state's five-year-old sales tax exemption on aircraft sales, parts, and maintenance. Many representatives apparently believe, like Governor Deval Patrick, that the 40 percent increase in aircraft based in Massachusetts over the last five years is just coincidence.

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Vought Successfully Delivers Fifth 787 Aft Fuselage

First To Include Structures, Systems Components

Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. delivered its fifth composite aft fuselage section for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner earlier this month. The fuselage, designated for Airplane #3, is the first airplane shipset delivered by Vought that includes structures and the start of systems components, which will reduce the time needed to integrate the component during final assembly in Everett, WA.

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Navy F-18s, Marine Harrier To Perform At Golden West Regional Fly-in

Bring It On!

Things are about to get a little louder around Marysville, CA... but we doubt many will mind. Vistors to the 2008 edition of the Golden West Regional Fly-in and Airshow, which will run June 6-8 at Yuba County Airport (MYV), will experience the sights and sounds of the Navy's newest strike fighter, the Grumman F/A-18 "Super Hornet," as performed by the Navy demonstration team based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA.

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Gone West: 'Flying Tiger' Dick Rossi

WWII Aviator Was 92

Another World War II aviator who embodied the spirit of "The Greatest Generation" has left us.

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Durango Airport Says Mesa Was Behind On Its Bills

Regional Carrier Was Two Months Late On Rent, Fees

Given the current state of the domestic airline industry, it may not be much longer before smaller airports start insisting on upfront payment from the airlines serving them. Just ask officials at Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) in southwestern Colorado.

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Boeing, Lion Air Mark 10th 737-900ER Delivery

Jakarta-Based LCC Has 178 Planes On Order

Earlier this week, Boeing and Jakarta-based Lion Air celebrated the delivery of the airline's 10th737-900ER (Extended Range) airplane.

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Lockheed Martin Delivers 100th C-130J To Air Mobility Command

Assigned To 41st Airlift Squadron

Earlier this week, Lockheed Martin delivered the 100th C-130J Super Hercules to the US Government. The C-130J was delivered to Little Rock Air Force Base, AR where it is assigned to the 41st Airlift Squadron, the "Black Cats", which is currently engaged in Southwest Asia on their first combat deployment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.30.08)

Aero-Linx!

In 1995, seven men responded to a small ad in the local paper looking for others to gather for some hangar flying. Thus, the "Plane Wranglers" were formed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.30.08): Vertex

Aero-Terms!

The last fix adapted on the arrival speed segments. Normally, it will be the outer marker of the runway in use. However, it may be the actual threshold or other suitable common point on the approach path for the particular runway configuration.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.30.08)

"Why on earth would we ever send a message to airport personnel that we don’t want you in Massachusetts? And don’t think for a minute that businesses aren’t looking where they can save a buck, because they are. The economy is weak, not only in Massachusetts, but across the nation ... and if that buck means leaving Massachusetts they will."

Source: Massachusetts State Representative Brad Hill of Ipswich. The state's House of Representatives Monday voted to eliminate the state's five-year-old sales tax exemption on aircraft sales, parts, and maintenance. Many representatives apparently believe, like Governor Deval Patrick, that the 40 percent increase in aircraft based in Massachusetts over the last five years is just coinciden

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OK TFR: 05.02.08 - 05.03.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5385 Issue Date: April 29, 2008 at 1523 UTC Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma Beginning Date and Time: May 02, 2008 at 2105 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 03, 2008 at 0010 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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