MIDWEEK UPDATE 11 December 2013




THIS WEEK IN MIDWEEK UPDATE

1 Weekend events.
2 Forthcoming events.
3 Tornado Touchdown at Krugersdorp Airfield
4 Current NOTAM list applicable to the aviation arrangements for Mr. Mandela's funeral as at 13:20 10 Dec 2013
5 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh included on initial US Air Force Thunderbirds 2014 schedule
6 Shell announce replacement for High Octane Unleaded Avgas
7 China is boosting its fleet of Il-76 airlifters with 10 used examples
8 Advertising Rate Card


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WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND

No events planned.

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SAVE THE DATES

15 December: Plett Wings and Wheels aviation day.
Contact Harry de Villiers 082 807 2091 harry@htdevilliersatt.co.za


31 January to 01 February: SAC Western Cape regionals / AWAC finals at Mossel Bay. Contact Annie Boon e-mail: change@mweb.co.za


31 January to 02 February: Dias Festival airshow - Mossel Bay.
Contact Hans Potgieter e-mail:
airshowevents@gmail.com 082 768 1754


1 February: SAPFA Rand Airport challenge rally: www.sapfa.org.za Contact Mary de Klerk mary@expandingbranding.co.za


1 February: SAAF Museum flying training and open day. Contact Capt. Kobus Kapp 012 351 2342. E-mail: webmaster@saafmuseum.org


7 to 9 February: MISASA Shootout 2014 to be held at Tedderfield. Contact Donald Hicks e-mail: wendonair@wendon.co.za or John Boucher e-mail: comms@misasa.org Tel: 082 553 1105


FOR THE FULL 2013 CALENDAR GO TO EVENTS CALENDAR.


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TORNADO TOUCHDOWN AT KRUGERSDORP AIRFIELD

On Saturday 30 November all hell broke loose when, what appears to be, a tornado touched down at the Jack Taylor airfield in Krugersdorp. A narrow path of destruction could be seen starting in Krugersdorp Wes, all the way through to the airfield. Only the hangars in the south eastern side of the field were affected and the rest of the airfield shows absolutely no sign of any adverse weather. Debris from neighbouring factories also blew over the fences on to the airfield indicating the force of the wind. Although the local weather monitoring station was outside the path of the destruction, it still indicated a wind speed of 97kph.



Hangar doors collapsed but it is very interesting to notice that this was not caused by the strong winds blowing against the doors but rather by the wind lifting the hangar structures up resulting in the doors from losing support from the upper rails and simply falling in any direction.



Just a week earlier the wind blew down the Alpi Aviation signboard and it was re-erected with significant additional support to prevent this from happening again. This however had an adverse effect as this time the wind could not blow it out of the ground and simply bent the poles until the signboard was again level with the ground.




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CURRENT NOTAM LIST APPLICABLE TO THE AVIATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR MR. MANDELA'S FUNERAL AS AT 13:20 10 DEC 2013. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS CRITICAL TO REQUEST A FULL PRE-FLIGHT INFORMATION BULLETIN PRIOR TO YOUR FLIGHT AS NOTAM ARE CONTINUALLY BEING UPDATED.


A4291/13 NOTAMN
A) FACA FAJA
B) 1312101029
C) 1312132000
D) DLY 0400-2000
E) TEMPO HR OF SER FOR SLOT COORDINATION UNIT.
AFTER HR CTC - ACSA AIRPORT MANAGEMENT CENTRE.
E-MAIL - SLOT(AT)AIRPORTS.CO.ZA
TEL - 2711 9216776 0R 2711 9216289.
A4290/13 NOTAMN
A) FACA
B) 1312100900
C) 1312161400
E) FACA FIS E 127.575 MHZ TEMPO REASSIGNED TO FACA ACC CENTRAL. ALL FACA FIS E TFC TO CTC FACA ACC E ON 124.7 MHZ FOR ATC SER.
F)1500FT AGL
G)FL145)
A4289/13 NOTAMN
A) FAJN
B) 1312100913
C) PERM
E) OPERATORS ARE REQUESTED TO VERIFY THAT ALL THE INSTRUMENT FLIGHT PROCEDURES AND WAYPOINTS ARE CONTAINED IN THE NAVIGATION DATABASE. ANY DISCREPANCIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE SPECIFIC NAVIGATION DATABASE SUPPLIER.
A4288/13 NOTAMN
A) FAUT
B) 1312100907
C) 1312202359
E) TEMPO VOR INSTRUMENT APCH PROC FOR FAUT RWY 14 (CHART VOR-03) AND RWY 32 (CHART VOR-04) AVBL ON SACAA WEBSITE (WWW.CAA.CO.ZA).
A4268/13 NOTAMN
A) FABL
B) 1312091800
C) 1312170600 EST
E) ALL AIRCRAFT INTENDING TO FLY INTO BLOEMFONTEIN (FABL) FROM 09TH TO 17TH DEC 13 MUST CONTACT THE APRON OFFICE ON 122.65 MHZ 20MIN PRIOR TO ARRIVAL FOR PARKING ALLOCATION. AIRCRAFT WILL BE ACCOMMODATED ON THE ACSA APRON FOR REFUELLING ONLY, IMMEDIATELY AFTER REFUELLING THE OPERATOR SHALL MOVE THE AIRCRAFT TO THE SAAF BASE FOR PARKING. ONLY AIRCRAFT UP TO A CODE C WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR PARKING AT THE SAAF BASE UNTIL THE MAX CAPACITY OF 10 IS REACHED ON THE HARDSTANDS, SMALLER BUSINESS JETS WILL ALSO BE ALLOWED TO PARK AT THE SAAF ON NORMAL ASPHALT AREAS. ANY AIRCRAFT REQUIRING MORE THAN 16000 LITRES OF JET A1 FUEL AT ANY TIME IS REQUIRED TO MAKE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR PARKING ON THE ACSA APRON DUE TO REFUELLING BOWSER RESTRICTIONS. CONTACT SHIFT LEADERS ON DUTY, STELLA MHLONGO 0514072244 OR RODGER STALLENBERG 0514072250 OR APRON OFFICE 0514072225. ONLY EMERGENCY DIVERSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED DURING THIS PERIOD.
A4267/13 NOTAMN
A) FABL
B) 1312091800 C) 1312170600 EST
D) 24HR
E) TEMPO HR OF SER FOR AIRPORTS COMPANY SOUTH AFRICA (ACSA) BLOEMFONTEIN.
A4263/13 NOTAMN
A) FACA FAJA
B) 1312100700 C) 1312161400 EST
E) THE FLW TEMPO ENROUTE HOLDS WILL BE APPLICABLE:
1. HOLDING FIX/WAYPOINT - EGPUL
INBOUND TRACK - 105 DEG MAG
OUTBOUND TRACK - 285 DEG MAG
RACECOURSE PATTERN - RIGHT HAND
MIN LVL - FL100
MAX LVL - FL450
TIME - 1 MIN UP TO FL140 AND 1 MIN 30 SEC ABOVE FL140
CONTROLLING UNIT - FACA ACC EAST 124.7MHZ
2. HOLDING FIX/WAYPOINT - IBTOV
INBOUND TRACK - 213 DEG MAG
OUTBOUND TRACK - 033 DEG MAG
RACECOURSE PATTERN - RIGHT HAND
MIN LVL - FL200
MAX LVL - FL450
TIME - 1 MIN 30 SEC ABOVE FL140
CONTROLLING UNIT - FACA ACC CENTRAL 127.575MHZ
3. HOLDING FIX/WAYPOINT - UVBIG
INBOUND TRACK - 207 DEG MAG
OUTBOUND TRACK - 027 DEG MAG
RACECOURSE PATTERN - RIGHT HAND
MIN LVL - FL100
MAX LVL - FL450
TIME - 1 MIN UP TO FL140 AND 1 MIN 30 SEC ABOVE FL140
CONTROLLING UNIT - FACA ACC CENTRAL 127.575MHZ
4. HOLDING FIX/WAYPOINT - ESTAG
INBOUND TRACK - 242 DEG MAG
OUTBOUND TRACK - 063 DEG MAG
RACECOURSE PATTERN - RIGHT HAND
MIN LVL - FL200
MAX LVL - FL450
TIME - 1 MIN 30 SEC ABOVE FL140
CONTROLLING UNIT - FACA ACC CENTRAL 127.575MHZ
5. HOLDING FIX/WAYPOINT - 321404.16141S 0270647.88751E (R350 ELV
60DME
INBOUND TRACK - 207 DEG MAG
OUTBOUND TRACK - 027 DEG MAG
RACECOURSE PATTERN - RIGHT HAND
MIN LVL - FL100
MAX LVL - FL450
TIME - 1 MIN UP TO FL140 AND 1 MIN 30 SEC ABOVE FL140
CONTROLLING UNIT - FACA ACC EAST 124.7MHZ
6. HOLDING FIX/WAYPOINT - 321931.72098S 0283927.99819E (R072 ELV
60DME
INBOUND TRACK - 253 DEG MAG
OUTBOUND TRACK - 074 DEG MAG
RACECOURSE PATTERN - RIGHT HAND
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MIN LVL - FL100
MAX LVL - FL450
TIME - 1 MIN UP TO FL140 AND 1 MIN 30 SEC ABOVE FL140
CONTROLLING UNIT - FACA ACC CENTRAL 127.575MHZ
F) FL100
G) FL450
A4246/13 NOTAMN
A) FACA FAJA
B) 1312100600
C) 1312161400 EST
E) DUE TO INCREASE OF TFC IN THE FAEL, FAUT AND FAPE AREA, THE FLW COMPULSORY AMENDED RTE STRUCTURE WILL APPLY. SOME RTE WILL RESULT IN INCREASED TRACK MILES TO DECONFLICT TFC. FUEL PLANNING MUST BE DONE ACCORDINGLY. ATC WILL ENDEAVOUR TO SHORTEN THESE RTE, WHENEVER TFC PERMITS.
OUBD TFC:
1. FAEL TO THE N: RTE VIA BOV AND GESEP TO JOIN THE UZ5.
2. FAEL TO THE E, W OR SW: WILL BE POSITIONED SEAWARDS OF THE COASTLINE BY ATC FOR ONWARD RADAR ROUTING.
3. FAPE TO THE E (FALE): WILL BE POSITIONED SEAWARDS OF THE COASTLINE BY ATC FOR ONWARD RADAR ROUTING.
4. FAUT TO THE N: RTE DCT AVILO.
5. FAUT TO THE E: RTE DIRECT IMLID.
6. FAUT TO THE W: RTE VIA ERBIK.
7. FAUT TO FAEL AND FAPE: WILL BE REQUIRED TO RTE VIA THE POINT ELV072060.
8. FABE TO THE N AND W: RTE GESEP.
9. FABE TO THE E: WILL BE POSITIONED SEAWARDS OF THE COASTLINE BY ATC FOR ONWARD RADAR ROUTING.
INBD TFC:
1. TO FAEL FROM THE N AND NW: RTE IBTOV AND UVBIG.
2. TO FAEL FROM THE E: RTE VIA PJV OR ESTAG.
3. TO FAEL FROM THE W: RTE VIA EGPUL.
4. TO FAPE FROM THE E (FALE): RTE VIA PJV, ELV AND PEV FOR RADAR VECTORS.
5. TO FAUT FROM THE N AND E: RTE VIA PJV FOR RADAR VECTORS TO GNSS APCH FOR RWY IN USE.
6. TO FAUT FROM THE W: RTE VIA EPLUK FOR RADAR VECTORS TO GNSS APCH FOR RADAR VECTORS FOR THE RWY IN USE (THIS INCLUDES TFC FM FAPE AND FAGG).
7. TO FABE: WILL RTE INBD AS IF FOR FAEL AND BE REROUTED TO FABE AS PER ATC INSTRUCTION.
F) FL090
G) FL460
A4243/13 NOTAMN
A) FACA FAJA
B) 1312100700
C) 1312161400
E) PILOTS ARE ADVISED TO PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO HANDOVER INSTRUCTIONS DUE TO NEW TEMPO PROC ASSOCIATED TO TEMPO DECLARED AIRSPACES IN THE EASTERN CAPE AREA.
A4238/13 NOTAMN
A) FACT
B) 1312072344
C) 1312202200
E) DUE TO EXP INCREASE IN TFC VOLUMES, THE FLW RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY:
1. ARR: NON-SCHEDULED OPERATORS ARE LTD TO A MAX APN PRKG TIME OF 30 MIN FOR OFF-LOADING AND DISEMBARKATION. THEREAFTER THE ACFT MUST BE REPOSITIONED TO AN ALTN AIRPORT OR HANGAR FACILITY. HANGAR FACILITIES CAN BE ARRANGED WITH - SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT 27219340350 OR EXECUJET 27219345764.
2. DEP: NON-SCHEDULED OPERATORS ARE LTD TO A MAX APN PRKG TIME OF 90 MIN FOR REFUELLING, LOADING AND EMBARKATION.
3. SLOTS APPROVAL IS SUBJ SUBMISSION OF INFO STIPULATED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN SLOT COORDINATION REGULATION. ADDN INFO REQUIRED INCLUDES ENGINEER SER PROVIDER, CATERING SER PROVIDER AND DEP FUEL UPLIFT RQMNTS.
4. ACFT OPR TO CFM AVBL OF TOWBAR WITH RAMP SER PROVIDER OR CARRY TOWBAR ON BOARD.
A4236/13 NOTAMN
A) FAOR
B) 1312092201
C) 1312102200
E) MILITARY AIR DEFENCE ZONE DECLARED, ENCOMPASSED BY A 30NM RADIUS CIRCLE AROUND VOR JSV (260925.62S 0281351.69E), INCLUSIVE OF ALL EXISTING DECLARED AIRSPACE. NO TRAINING FLT ALLOWED IN THIS AIRSPACE.
F) GND
G) FL460
A4234/13 NOTAMN
A) FAOR
B) 1312092201
C) 1312102200
E) TEMPO PROHIBITED AIRSPACE DECLARED, ENCOMPASSED BY A 3.5 NM RADIUS CIRCLE AROUND 261405.23S 0275857.48E. NO FLT ALLOWED IN THIS AIRSPACE, UNLESS UNDER SPECIFIC SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE (SAAF) MILITARY CONTROL.
F) GND
G) 7600FT AMSL
A4232/13 NOTAMN
A) FAOR
B) 1312082201
C) 1312142200
E) 1. MILITARY ADIZ DECLARED, ENCOMPASSED BY A 50NM RADIUS CIRCLE AROUND VOR JSV (260925.62S 0281351.69E). THIS ADIZ INCLUDES ALL EXISTING PROMULGATED AIRSPACE.
2. NML PUBLISHED PROC TO ENTER AIRSPACE LISTED ABOVE ARE TO BE COMPLIED WITH.
3. IN ADDITION ALL FLT, INCLUDING STATE AND SCHEDULED FLT, FLYING WI THE ADIZ SHALL APPLY TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE (SAAF) FOR AUTHORISATION AT LEAST H24 PRIOR TO COMMENCING THE FLIGHT.
4. ALL FLT OPERATING WI THE LATERAL BOUNDARIES OF THIS AIRSPACE ARE TO SUBMIT ATS FPL CONTAINING THE FLIGHT AUTHORISATION CODE (FAC) IN ITEM 18 OF THE FPL, EG RMK/FAC...........
5. ALL FLT OPERATING WI THE LATERAL BOUNDARIES OF THIS AIRSPACE MUST BE TRANSPONDER EQUIPPED.
6. APPLICATIONS FOR FLIGHT AUTHORISATION CAN BE SUBMITTED TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE (SAAF) VIA E-MAIL OR TELEPHONICALLY TO THE FLW: FLIGHTAUTHO(AT)TELKOMSA.NET OR 2712 3122626. AUTHORISATION OFFICE WILL BE MANNED H24 PER DAY FM 07 DEC 13 0600.
7. SCHEDULED OPERATORS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THE SCHEDULE OF PLANNED FLIGHTS TRANSITING THE ADIZ OVER THE AFFECTED PERIOD. A FAC NUMBER WILL BE ISSUED FOR EACH FLIGHT ACCORDING TO THE SUPPLIED SCHEDULE.
F) GND
G) FL460
A4230/13 NOTAMN
A) FAUT
B) 1312102201
C) 1312192200
E) 1. MILITARY ADIZ DECLARED, ENCOMPASSED BY A 50NM RADIUS CANTERED AT 313252.47S 0284027.70E. THE ADIZ INCLUDES ALL EXISTING PROMULGATED AIRSPACE.
2. NML PUBLISHED PROC TO ENTER AIRSPACE LISTED ABOVE ARE TO BE COMPLIED WITH.
3. IN ADDN ALL FLT, INCLUDING STATE AND SCHEDULED FLT, FLYING WI THE ADIZ SHALL APPLY TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE (SAAF) FOR AUTHORISATION AT LEAST H24 PRIOR TO COMMENCING THE FLT.
4. ALL FLT OPERATING WI THE LATERAL BOUNDARIES OF THIS AIRSPACE ARE TO SUBMIT ATS FPL CONTAINING THE FLIGHT AUTHORISATION CODE (FAC) IN ITEM 18 OF THE FPL, EG RMK/FAC.......
5. ALL FLT OPERATING WI THE LATERAL BOUNDARIES OF THIS AIRSPACE MUST BE TRANSPONDER EQUIPPED.
6. APPLICATIONS FOR FLT AUTHORISATION CAN BE SUBMITTED TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE (SAAF) VIA E-MAIL OR TELEPHONICALLY TO THE FLW: FLIGHTAUTHO(AT)TELKOMSA.NET OR 2712 3122626. AUTHORISATION OFFICE WILL BE MANNED H24 PER DAY FM 07 DEC 2013 0600.
7. SCHEDULED OPERATORS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THE SCHEDULE OF PLANNED FLIGHTS TRANSITING THE ADIZ OVER THE AFFECTED PERIOD. A FAC NUMBER WILL BE ISSUED FOR EACH FLIGHT ACCORDING TO THE SUPPLIED SCHEDULE.
F) GND
G) FL460
A4228/13 NOTAMN
A) FAOR
B) 1312082200
C) 1312172200 EST
E) DUE TO EXP INCREASE IN TFC VOLUMES, THE FLW RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN IMPOSED:
1. ARRIVING NON-SCHEDULED OPERATORS ARE LTD TO A MAX APN PRKG TIME OF 30 MIN FOR OFF-LOADING AND DISEMBARKATION. THEREAFTER THE ACFT MUST BE REPOSITIONED TO AN ALTN AIRPORT OR HANGAR FACILITY. HANGAR FACILITIES CAN BE ARRANGED WITH - SAFAIR 2711 9280105, DENEL 2711 9272215, SAA 2711 9786694, FEDERAL AIR 2711 3959000 OR CEMAIR 2711 3954473.
2. DEPARTING NON-SCHEDULED OPERATORS ARE LTD TO A MAX APN PRKG TIME OF 90 MIN FOR REFUELLING, LOADING AND EMBARKATION.
3. SLOTS WILL ONLY BE APPROVED BASED ON SUBMISSION OF INFO STIPULATED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN SLOT COORDINATION REGULATION. ADDN INFO REQUIRED INCLUDES LINE ENGINEER SER PROVIDER, CATERING SER AND DEP FUEL UPLIFT RQMNTS.
A4224/13 NOTAMN
A) FACA FAJA
B) 1312100700
C) 1312161400 EST
D) 24HR
E) TEMPO AREA CONTROL SECTOR ESTABLISHED, EXCLUDING THE TEMPO FAUT CTR.
AREA BOUNDED BY -
345641S 0300644E
324634S 0270535E
304949S 0273700E
301622S 0274559E
304318S 0283553E
323335S 0321610E
325858S 0315931E
AIRSPACE CLASS - G BTN 1500FT AMSL - FL105
AIRSPACE CLASS - C FROM FL105 - FL200
AIRSPACE CLASS - A FROM FL200 - FL460
SER - FIS BELOW FL105
SER - AREA CONTROL FL105 - FL460
FREQ - 127.575MHZ.
RDO CALLSIGN: CAPE TOWN AREA CENTRAL.
F) 1500FT AMSL
G) FL460
A4215/13 NOTAMN
A) FAJA
B) 1312100700
C) 1312161400 EST
D) 24HR
E) TEMPO CHANGE IN CLASSIFICATION OF AIRSPACE FOR PORTION OF THE JOHANNESBURG AREA EAST SECTOR. AREA BOUND BY 295046.18S 0280408.89E, 305326.77S 0300311.41E, 311918.01S 0294523.28E, 301622.00S 0274559.00E.
AIRSPACE CLASS - C
SER - AREA CONTROL
RDO CALLSIGN - JOHANNESBURG AREA EAST
FREQ - 129.10MHZ
F) FL145
G) FL200
A4213/13 NOTAMN
A) FAUP
B) 1312141130
C) 1312170500 EST
D) 14 - 17 DEC 24HR
E) TEMPO TWR ATC HR OF SER.
A4212/13 NOTAMN
A) FABL
B) 1312140400
C) 1312170400 EST
D) 14 - 17 DEC 24HR
E) TEMPO TWR ATC HR OF SER.
A4209/13 NOTAMN
A) FABL
B) 1312140400
C) 1312170400 EST
D) 14 - 17 DEC 24HR
E) TEMPO FABL APP ATC HR OF SER.
A4199/13 NOTAMN
A) FAOR
B) 1312090300
C) 1312152000
D) DLY 0300-2000
E) ADDN HR OF SER FOR CENTRAL AIRSPACE MANAGEMENT UNIT (CAMU) AIR TRAFFIC FLOW MANAGEMENT (ATFM).
A4180/13 NOTAMN
A) FAWK
B) 1312082201
C) 1312142200
E) AIRCREW TO NOTE THAT FAWK SAAF ATC MAY REFUSE PERMISSION TO TRANSIT THROUGH THE FAWK CTR, WITHOUT PN.
F) GND
G) 7600FT AMSL

A4178/13 NOTAMN
A) FAWK
B) 1312082201
C) 1312142200
E) UNION BUILDING, 1NM RADIUS CANTERED AT: 254426.15S 0281242.61E EXTD
FM GND TO 7600FT ALT PROHIBITED FOR ALL FLT DRG THE DECLARED TIME PERIOD.
F) GND
G) 7600FT AMSL
B1471/13 NOTAMN
A) FAUT
B) 1312071500
C) 1312191600
E) 1. AREA WI 10NM RADIUS CANTERED AT 314821S 0283621E IS RESTRICTED TO ALL FLT, UNLESS UNDER SPECIFIC SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE (SAAF) CONTROL.
2. APPLICATIONS FOR FLT AUTHORISATION CAN BE SUBMITTED TO THE SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE (SAAF) VIA E-MAIL OR TELEPHONICALLY TO THE FLW: FLIGHTAUTHO(AT)TELKOMSA.NET OR 2712 3122626. AUTHORISATION MANNED H24 PER DAY FM 07 DEC 2013 0600.
F) GND
G) FL145
C3909/13 NOTAMN
A) FAEL
B) 1312120001
C) 1312162359
E) ACFT PRKG DEMAND WILL EXCEED THE AVBL PRKG CAPACITY. DUE TO THIS THE FOLLOWING WILL APPLY:
1. ALL CODE C (MEDIUM) AND D AS WELL AS E (HEAVY) ACFT, INTO OR OUT OF FAEL ARE REQUIRED TO BOOK AIRPORT ARR AND DEP SLOTS.
2. OPR SHOULD PLAN FOR A NOT MORE THAN 30MIN TURN AROUND TIME.
3. ACFT OPR ARE REQUIRED TO REPOSITION TO FABL, FAPE OR FAUP FOR PRKG. SPECIAL FLIGHTS SHOULD NOT UPLIGHT FUEL, WHERE POSSIBLE.
4. OPR ARE REQUIRED TO CHECK PRKG AVBL PRIOR TO REPOSITIONING WITH THE APPLICABLE AIRPORT. OPR NOT ABLE TO COMPLY WITH THIS REQUIREMENT MUST RECIEVED WRITTEN APPROVAL FROM AIR TRAFFIC AND NAVIGATION SERVICES (ATNS) AND AIRPORTS COMPANY SOUTH AFRICA (ACSA) FOR AN EXTENSION TO THE TURN AROUND TIME PRIOR TO THE SLOT APPLICATION PROCESS.)
C3902/13 NOTAMN
A) FAGM
B) 1312092200
C) 1312102200
E) AD CLSD TO ALL TFC.
C3901/13 NOTAMN
A) FABE
B) 1312110400
C) 1312161600 EST
D) 11 - 13 DEC 0400 - 1600,
14 DEC 0400 - 16 DEC 1600 (24HR)
E) TEMPO TWR ATC HR OF SER.
C3880/13 NOTAMN
A) FAUT
B) 1312090418
C) 1312131600
D) DLY 0400-1600
E) ATC HR OF SER.

C3875/13 NOTAMN
A) FAUT
B) 1312120001
C) 1312162359
E) ACFT PARKING DEMAND WILL EXCEED THE AVBL PARKING CAPACITY. DUE TO THIS THE FLW WILL APPLY:
1. ALL CODE C (MEDIUM) AND D AS WELL AS E (HEAVY) ACFT INTO OR OUT OF FAUT ARE REQUIRED TO BOOK AIRPORT ARR AND DEP SLOTS.
2. OPR SHOULD PLAN FOR A NOT MORE THAN 30 MINUTE TURN AROUND TIME.
3. ACFT OPR ARE REQUIRED TO REPOSITION TO FABL, FAPE OR FAUP FOR PARKING.
4. OPR ARE REQUIRED TO CHECK PARKING AVAILABILITY, PRIOR TO REPOSITIONING, WITH THE APPLICABLE AIRPORT. OPR NOT ABLE TO COMPLY WITH THIS REQUIREMENT MUST RECEIVE WRITTEN APPROVAL FROM ATNS AND ACSA FOR AN EXTENSION TO THE TURN AROUND TIME PRIOR TO THE SLOT APPLICATION PROCESS
C3869/13 NOTAMN
A) FAEL
B) 1312140600
C) 1312160800 EST
E) NIL FUEL AVBL EXCEPT FOR SCHEDULED TFC. ALL OTHER ACFT TO ENSURE ENOUGH FUEL FOR ONWARD LEG.
C3867/13 NOTAMN
A) FAUT
B) 1312130400
C) 1312161600
E) AD CLSD FOR ALL TFC UNLESS SPECIFICALLY AUTHORISED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE (SAAF). APPLICATIONS FOR FLT AUTHORISATION CAN BE SUBMITTED TO THE SAAF VIA E-MAIL OR TELEPHONICALLY TO THE FLW: FLIGHTAUTHO(AT)TELKOMSA.NET OR 2712 3122626. AUTHORISATION OFFICE WILL BE MANNED H24 FROM 07 DEC 13 0600.
C3864/13 NOTAMN
A) FACA
B) 1312120001
C) 1312162359
E) FAEL AND FAUT AP WILL BE FULLY SLOT COORDINATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SOUTH AFRICAN AIRPORT SLOT REGULATIONS. ALL OPERATORS TO DISCONTINUE OPERATIONS FM 14 DEC TO 16 DEC, EXCEPT ACFT CLEARED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE. SLOT COORDINATION OFFICE TEL - 2711 9286433 E-MAIL - COORD(AT)ATNS.CO.ZA
C3863/13 NOTAMN
A) FABE
B) 1312071259
C) 1312101600
D) MON-FRI 0400-1600 SAT-SUN 0500-1000
E) TEMPO ATC HR OF SER.
C3862/13 NOTAMN
A) FAUT
B) 1312110500
C) 1312161600 EST
D) 11 - 13 DEC 0500 - 1600 14 DEC 0500 - 16 DEC 1600 24HR
E) TEMPO GND CTL SER ESTABLISHED ON 120.2 MHZ.

C3860/13 NOTAMN
A) FAUT
B) 1312170500
C) 1401171600 EST
D) MON-FRI DLY 0500-1600, SAT 0530-1030 AND SUN 1130-1630
E) TWR ATC HR OF SER.
C3859/13 NOTAMN
A) FAUT
B) 1312140500
C) 1312161600 EST
D) 24HR
E) TEMPO TWR/APP ATC HR OF SER.
C3855/13 NOTAMN
A) FAUT
B) 1312071152
C) 1312161600 EST
D) 11 - 13 DEC 0500 - 1600, 14 DEC 0500 - 16 DEC 1600
E) TEMPO FAUT CTR ESTABLISHED AS FLW: FROM A POINT 311213.70S 0283206.14E TO A POINT AT 312347.78S 0290339.95E, THENCE ALONG 16NM ARC CENTRED ON 313833.34S 0285621.10E TO A POINT AT 315318.53S 0284900.02E, THENCE TO A POINT 314141.13S 0281717.73E, THENCE ALONG A 16NM ARC CENTRED ON 312657.61S 0282443.06E, THENCE BACK TO THE STARTING POINT AT 311213.70S 0283206.14E.
AIRSPACE CLASS - C
SER - TWR/APP PROC
RDO CALLSIGN - MTHATHA TWR
FREQ - 121.3MHZ
F) GND
G) FL105
C3853/13 NOTAMN
A) FAKM
B) 1312140400
C) 1312171800 EST
D) 14 - 17 DEC 24HR
E) TEMPO TWR ATC HR OF SER.
C3846/13 NOTAMN
A) FAEL
B) 1312140530
C) 1312162359 EST
D) H24
E) TEMPO APP HR OF SER.
C3844/13 NOTAMN
A) FAEL
B) 1312140530
C) 1312162359 EST
D) H24
E) TEMPO TWR HR OF SER.
C3838/13 NOTAMN
A) FAUT
B) 1312061446
C) 1312170800 EST
E) NIL FUEL AVBL. ARR ACFT TO ENSURE THAT SUFFICIENT FUEL IS CARRIED.
C3837/13 NOTAMN
A) FABE
B) 1312061445
C) 1312170800 EST
E) NIL FUEL AVBL. ARR ACFT TO ENSURE THAT SUFFICIENT FUEL IS CARRIED.

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EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH INCLUDED ON INITIAL U.S. AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS 2014 SCHEDULE



Potential appearance at Oshkosh on August 2-3

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, one of the world's premier military jet teams, has scheduled an appearance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, “The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration,” as part of its 2014 flying schedule.



EAA AirVenture 2014, the 62nd annual EAA fly-in convention, is scheduled for July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis. The Thunderbirds' initial schedule at Oshkosh includes performances at AirVenture on the event's final weekend - Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3. The exact activities and schedule are still being finalized. It would mark the first time a U.S. military jet demonstration team would perform its full show in front of Oshkosh audiences. Advance AirVenture tickets are currently available online.

“We are excited about being part of the Thunderbirds' initial 2014 air show schedule, as they return to flight status in the coming year with a potential appearance at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration in Oshkosh,” said Jim DiMatteo, EAA's vice president for AirVenture features and attractions. “There is no better public aviation event for the Thunderbirds than at Oshkosh, which has attracted an unmatched line-up of incredible aircraft and personalities over the past six decades. The Thunderbirds provide the 'wow' factor wherever they appear, but that 'wow' will never be bigger than it is at AirVenture next summer.”

EAA will now begin working with the Thunderbirds and other key entities on essential operational issues before final confirmation for an AirVenture appearance can be made.



The Thunderbirds are based at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada but spend more than 200 days on “the road” each year, flying before millions of spectators. The team was founded in May 1953 as the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit and began by flying the F-84G Thunderjet. Through the years, the team has performed in a variety of aircraft, including the F-84G Thunderstreak, F-100C Super Sabre, F-105B Thunderchief, F-4E Phantom, and T-38 Talon. Today, the Thunderbirds fly their famous red, white and blue F-16s to showcase the pride and precision of the U.S. Air Force and represent all Air Force members who voluntarily serve America and defend freedom.

More information about the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds is available at http://afthunderbirds.com.



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SHELL PUBLIC STATEMENT - REPLACEMENT FOR HIGH OCTANE UNLEADED AVGAS

Shell announced it has developed a lead-free replacement for Aviation Gasoline (Avgas 100LL), which will now begin a strict regulatory approvals process. Shell's new lead-free formulation comes after 10 years of exhaustive R&D, as well as successful initial testing, carried out in the last two months by two original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Shell has developed an unleaded Avgas that meets all key Avgas properties and that has a motor octane rating of over 100. The development of a technically and commercially-viable unleaded Avgas that meets these criteria has been seen by the aviation industry as a significant challenge, due to the tight specifications and strict flight safety standards that it has to adhere to. To get to this stage, Shell Aviation technologists carried out an intensive internal laboratory program, including in-house altitude rig and engine testing. Working alliances were then formed with aviation engine manufacturer Lycoming Engines (Lycoming) and the light aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Inc. (Piper). As a result, the formulation was successfully evaluated in industry laboratory engine (bench) tests by Lycoming and in a flight test by Piper.

We believe that with industry support, a stringent approvals process can be completed for this new lead-free product within two - three years. Shell will now engage the aviation industry, regulators and authorities, including the US Federal Aviation Administration, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to achieve approvals for the unleaded Avgas. Shell expects to also work with other OEMs to continue the testing and refinement program as the approvals process progresses.


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CHINA ORDERS IL-76S AS IT AWAITS IL-476S



By Vladimer Karnozov


China is boosting its fleet of Il-76 airlifters with 10 used examples to be supplied by Rosoboronexport.

China has ordered 10 used Il-76s from Russia's arms vendor Rosoboronexport as an interim measure to enlarge its fleet of the heavy airlifters, before the redeveloped Il-476 version becomes available. Sergei Kornev, head of Rosoboronexport's aviation equipment department, told AIN that his company has already found seven suitable airframes on the secondary market. They are being overhauled before delivery to the PLA Air Force. Rosoboronexport is still sourcing the other three aircraft, which could come from non-Russian fleets.

Kornev declined to provide the exact number of Il-76s China has already received, noting only that Rosoboronexport and its Ukrainian counterpart, Ukrspetsexport, have been involved in sales of new and used Il-76s to the People's Republic. In addition, the TAPO plant in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which was the sole Il-76 production location since the 1970s, also supplied some aircraft to China. So did semi-independent Russian entities including LII, the flight-test and research institute, which sold China a couple of Il-76 test beds outfitted with large rotating antennas mounted atop the fuselage. Presumably, these were the ones used in China's AEW radar test program.

Some years ago, China sought to buy 50 to 60 new Il-76s from Rosoboronexport, and even signed a preliminary agreement for 38 aircraft in September 2005. The deal was never executed “due to the inability of the plant in Tashkent to build that many new aircraft and fulfill the demand from China,” according to Kornev. He noted that Russia's focus is now on the Il-476, production of which is being re-launched at the Aviastar-SP plant in Ulianovsk. “One such airplane is already flying, and the customers have been following flight-test progress with interest,” he said.

Russian president Vladimir Putin recently visited Aviastar to inspect the Il-76MD-90A (the Russian air force version of the Il-476). Kornev said that the Il-476 is being offered to India, as well as China. “This version features modern avionics, better payload-range capability, and more powerful and economical PS90A76 engines. It has a large export potential. However, flight-testing could take a couple of years,” he added. Today, the Il-76 is the only heavyweight strategic airlifter type in the inventory of PLA's Air Force. China attempted, but dropped, indigenous designs of airlifters, powered by local copies of the D30K-series engines that power the Il-76 and Tu-154M.

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