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January 15, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.16.06

Birthday Party Accident Claims A Life, Sebring Sport Aviation Expo Concludes On A High Note, TSA Hearings, Stardust Comes Home... and More!

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ANN Special Feature: Sebring Debriefing 01.16.06

The Sebring Sport Aviation Expo has been plagued by weather demons over the past few years. After the disasterous hurricane season that plagued Florida in 2004... the mere threat of another

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.16.06

Birthday Party Accident Claims A Life, Sebring Sport Aviation Expo Concludes On A High Note, TSA Hearings, Stardust Comes Home... and More!

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Success! NASA's Comet Tale Draws to a Close in Utah Desert

NASA's Stardust sample return mission returned safely to Earth when the capsule carrying cometary and interstellar particles successfully touched down at 2:10 a.m. Pacific time (3:10 a.m. Mountain time) in the desert salt flats of the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and Training Range, Sunday, January 15th.

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Ohio Supreme Court Mulls Aviation Tax Case

Castle Aviation of North Miami, Ohio, is a Part 135 freight carrier that competes with other on-demand freight carriers to move small packages around the north-central industrial states, and that operates some scheduled freight flights. It's now before the Ohio Supreme Court with a tax case that asks: Should all carriers get equal treatment? 

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ANN Reports On Sport Pilot Expo Day II

Things Are Looking Up

After yesterday's disappointing attendance, it was a relief to get to the show and see that a lot of people were already there at nine-ish. Throughout the day, attendance levels remained high, and everywhere we went, exhibitors were pleased.

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Spyplane Cancelled, Repercussions

"You Can't Fire Us, We Quit" - Embraer

Jacksonville's Cecil Field (KVQQ) was expecting to get a 71,000 square foot manufacturing plant that isn't coming now; Lockheed Martin isn't getting some eight billion dollars it was counting on ($879 million of it immediately, the rest over 20 years); the Army isn't getting its next generation spyplane, and Embraer isn't getting its nose into the trough of US defense spending.

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Indian Dhruv Helicopter: Problems?

Not Grounded, But "Aspects Of The Rotors Have To Be Addressed"

During a press conference to tout an improved safety record in the Air Force in general and on the MiG-21 fighter in particular, Air Marshal P S Ahluwalia, Director General of Flight Inspection & Safety for the IAF, found himself grilled on teething problems with the indigenous "Dhruv" helicopter.

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Not Your Grandfather's Cosmodrome

Religion Makes A Comeback At Baikonur

It used to be called Lenin, named for one of the most hard-core atheists of all time. But Baikonur's latest structure is a beautiful Orthodox Church -- where the elite of the Russian space program go to pray.

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Columbia Aircraft Announces 2006 'Fly Columbia' Tour

Coming Soon To A City Near You!

While the official start of airshow season may still be a few months away, Columbia Aircraft's mobile Columbia experience -- the Fly Columbia Tour -- is already back on the road.

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UND Receives Its SR20s

Four new Cirrus SR20 airplanes -- appropriately bearing November-Delta tail numbers -- were delivered recently to the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota collegiate training program, located in Grand Forks.

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F-16 Pylons Receive Upgrade

Wiring for pylons on F-16 Fighting Falcons are being upgraded by the 309th Commodities Maintenance Squadron at Ogden Air Logistics Center, enabling the jets to handle 21st century smart munitions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (01.15.06): Postgraduate Flying

Aero-Tips 01.15.06

Pilots are achievers. We’re energized when we strive for a goal. So what happens when we reach our target? How can we remain enthused and active as pilots?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.15.06)

Aero-Linx!

Occupying some prime “sea estate” on the Hudson River in Manhattan is the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Boasting “Adventures in Heroism” the floating museum has over 25 aircraft (including a British Airways Concorde), a submarine and the Intrepid herself providing educational exhibits and special events. You can even rent one of the rooms for a special event.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.15.06): Administrator

Administrator The Federal Aviation Administrator or any person to whom he has delegated his authority in the matter concerned. Be careful... Big Brother or Big Sister may be watching.

 

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.15.06)

"I am convinced that educated people are able to progress much faster on a spiritual ladder, and the Baikonur parish is a shining example of this." Source: James Oberg, quoting from an earlier interview given to a Russian newspaper, in describing Baikonur's latest structure --  a beautiful Orthodox Church -- where the elite of the Russian space program go to pray.

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