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October 04, 2006

Pilot Killed During Performance At NM Air Show

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.04.06 2015 EDT: Aero-News has learned of a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon at the 14th Annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show in New Mexico.

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CAPT Signs Agreement For AeroSim Flight Training Devices

Simulators Based On Cirrus SR22

Representatives with the Commercial Airline Pilot Training (CAPT) Program, based at Flager County, FL, tell ANN they've signed an agreement for Aerosim Technologies to provide a full suite of general aviation training tools for their pilot training program.

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NM TFR: 10.06.06 - 10.15.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2327 Issue Date: October 03, 2006 at 18:31 UTC Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico near ALBUQUERQUE VORTAC (ABQ) Beginning Date and Time: October 06, 2006 at 11:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 15, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to the Albuquerque Intenational Balloon Fiesta Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4935

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VA TFR: 10.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2417 Issue Date: October 04, 2006 at 13:05 UTC Location: Newport News, Virginia Beginning Date and Time: October 07, 2006 at 13:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 07, 2006 at 16:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NM TFR: 10.06.06 - 10.14.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2330 Issue Date: October 03, 2006 at 18:34 UTC Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico near ALBUQUERQUE VORTAC (ABQ) Beginning Date and Time: October 06, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 14, 2006 at 4:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4935

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2396 Issue Date: October 04, 2006 at 1:35 UTC Location: Piru, 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 Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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ABQ Balloon Museum Commemorates Two Historic Aviation Events

Anniversaries Of Strato Lab Missions, Double Eagle V Flight

To coincide with the start of the annual Albuquerque Internation Balloon Fiesta this weekend, the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum will commemorate two historic flights.

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Navy To Christen Last Nimitz Carrier 'USS George H.W. Bush'

President To Deliver Address... Watch For TFR

Aero-News has learned President George W. Bush will deliver the principal address at the christening ceremony of the Navy's newest aircraft carrier -- named for his father, former President George H. W. Bush (right) -- on October 7 at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard, Newport News, VA.

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Aero-News Alert: Quest Aircraft Receives TIA For Kodiak Turboprop

Marks Major Milestone Toward Final Certification

Wednesday, Quest Aircraft announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) for its new Kodiak turboprop.

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A380 Customers Openly Questioning Orders

But How Much Of It Is Posturing?

One day after publicly announcing the latest 10-month delay to strike its A380 superjumbo program, Airbus is taking more hits... from both customers and the market.

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Eclipse Marches Toward Full Production

Repair Station Approval Is Big Step Forward

Fresh on the heels of receiving its full Type Certificate for the Eclipse 500, on Monday Eclipse Aviation received 14 CFR Part 145 Repair Station Certification to repair and maintain the very-light-jets.

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Last Challenger 604 Business Jet Rolls Off Assembly Line

Bombardier Marks End Of An Era

Aero-News learned Wednesday the last Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet, serial number 5665, rolled off the assembly line this week at Bombardier's Montreal-Trudeau International Airport facility.

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'Plan To Save Mesaba' Proposed By Employees

Pilots, Flight Attendants and Mechanics Present Joint Proposal to Management

Labor unions representing pilots, flight attendants, and mechanics at bankrupt Mesaba Airlines tell ANN that they have presented airline management with an unprecedented joint offer to save their airline, their jobs, and their contracts.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 10.04.06

iFly President And CEO Andrew DeMond, Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.04.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.04.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- iFly, You Fly, We All Fly, Part Two: 10.04.06 (ANN Special Feature, iFly CEO Andrew Demond on fractional ownership, with a twist.)

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The GII Turns Forty... But Doesn't Look Its Age

Gulfstream Recognizes 40th Anniversary Of The GII's First Flight

An interesting milestone came about last Tuesday... it having been the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the nearly legendary GII. On October 2, 1966, Grumman Aerospace test pilots Carl Alber and Bob Smythe flew the first Gulfstream II (GII), serial number 001, on its maiden flight over the skies of Bethpage, N.Y. The GII was the first large-cabin, purpose-built business aircraft powered by jet engines.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.04.06

-A Turkish airliner is hijacked but no one is hurt...

-Brazilian controllers may have contributed to a fatal mid-air collision...

Another delay for the Airbus Superjumbo...


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ANN Special Feature: Part 2 - iFly's Andrew DeMond 10.04.06

In the second and concluding segment of his interview with iFly's Andrew DeMond, Jim Campbell asks about the California roll-out of iFly's Columbia 350 fractional ownership plan, and the involvemen

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.04.06

-A Turkish airliner is hijacked but no one is hurt...

-Brazilian controllers may have contributed to a fatal mid-air collision...

-and another delay for the Airbus Superjumbo.


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NTSB: Runway Was Too Short For Bauer's Mooney To Takeoff

Improper-Length Bolts May Have Also Played A Role

In an updated factual report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board on the May 23 takeoff crash of a plane piloted by South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer, the board states the runway was too short for the conditions.

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Searchers Find Body Of Missing MN Pilot

Plane Disappeared During August 24 Storm

A sad end to the monthlong search for a missing Minnesota pilot who disappeared shortly after departing from Bismarck, ND in August... as search crews recovered the body of Bob Nelson, and the wreckage of his Piper Cherokee, on Tuesday.

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Another Brazilian Mid-Air Claims Three

Bizarre Vulture Collision Downs Piper PA-32

In a sad and bizarre coincidence, three people in Brazil were killed when their Piper PA-32 crashed after colliding mid-air with a giant tropical vulture called an Urubu.

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United Launch Alliance Clears Anti-Trust Hurdles

FTC Gives OK To Boeing, Lockheed JV

Lockheed Martin confirmed to Aero-News Tuesday that United Launch Alliance, L.L.C. (ULA), its joint venture with the Boeing, had received anti-trust clearance from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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Bizjet Grounded After Alleged Erratic Flight

Could Pilot Have Descended Over 33,000 Feet In Two Minutes?

It is probably every pilot's worst non-flying fear to be told to call the tower after landing. Shortly after midnight Monday, that's what happened to Steven Tursey, when he landed his boss's Gulfstream II at Orange County Airport in upstate New York.  

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NAFI Announces September Master Instructors

"The Best Of The Best" 

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all designated Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation organization.

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Boeing X-45A UAVs To Be Inducted Into Smithsonian, USAF Museums

Prototype Combat Vehicles Set Numerous Milestones

After 64 flights and numerous firsts in autonomous combat aviation, two X-45A unmanned combat air vehicles are heading to two prominent aviation museums to be permanently displayed.

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USAF Prepares To Celebrate The Big 6-0

Air Force Memorial To Be Dedicated October 14

Big things are in store for USAF airmen, as Air Force leaders have planned more than a year's worth of commemoratory activities leading up to the Air Force's 60th anniversary on September 18, 2007.

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Privately-Owned Czech Airline Orders Two 737-900s

Travel Service Holds Options On Two More

Representatives with Boeing confirmed Tuesday that Travel Service, the largest private airline company in the Czech Republic, placed an order for two Next-Generation 737-900ERs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.04.06): Types Of Ice

Aero-Tips!

All ice is hazardous to airplanes. The characteristics of ice provide a clue as to how rapidly the situation may become uncontrollable, and how quickly the airframe may shed ice once you leave ice-accumulating conditions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.04.06)

Aero-Linx!

Learn about the Canadian Space agency. There are special links with information designed for young people, media, educators and industry.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.04.06): SRM

Aero-Terms!

Single Pilot Resource Management -- Cockpit resource management (CRM) principles apply to the pilot-in-command (PIC) of a personal jet or any other single pilot certified aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.04.06)

"I had been in that runway before. It was no problem whatsoever."

Source: John Leonhardt, who was the passenger in a Mooney M20E flown by South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer when the plane crashed on takeoff near Blacksburg, SC in May.

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