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April 09, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.10.06

They're baaaack... touchdown for the crew of ISS expedition 12...

Iran says it's downed a UAV that flew over the border from Iraq...

And the Canadian TSB is out with a report on the

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Kitfox Finds New Owner

Bankruptcy Assets Bought By Well-Known Sportplane Biz

After the untimely demise and bankruptcy of the much lauded Skystar/Kitfox operation, there was great anticipation as to who might wind up attempting to restore the luster to a legacy that has spanned much of recent sport aviation history. As of a short while ago, we finally have an answer... and it looks like a positive one.

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Avidyne Intro's First MHD With Terrain, Traffic And Lightning For 3ATI Format

Avidyne has unveiled an MHD Multi-Hazard Display with Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) capability, the first color display combining TAWS, traffic and lightning to fit in a standard (3ATI) avionics panel opening.

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Pilot OK, Plane Not Too Bad Off Either After F-86 Gear Up Landing

One Tough "Flying Fossil"

Trouble with the right main gear forced the pilot of a vintage F-86 to bring the fighter in for a gear up landing Saturday during the River Region Air Show at Maxwell AFB near Montgomery, AL.

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Expedition 12 Arrives Safely Home

Three Touch Down Sunday Morning

The Soyuz TMA-7 capsule carrying astronaut Bill McArthur, cosmonaut Valery Tokalev and Brazilian astronaut Marco Pontes undocked from the International Space Station, and touched down in central Kazakhstan at 7:48 EDT Saturday evening.

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NATCA Releases Congressmens' Statement On FAA, ATC Impasse

"We Are Open To All Sensible Options"

Representatives with NATCA tell ANN on Friday US Reps. Steven C. LaTourette (R-OH) and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), senior members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Co-chairs of the House Republican Working Group on Labor, released a joint statement about the impasse between the FAA and the union.

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Warbirds Thin On The Ground At Sun 'N Fun 2006

Thinner Still In The Air Over Lakeland Linder

The unmistakable baritone of a Packard Merlin engine splits the sky above Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, and hundreds of necks crane to see the unmistakable silhouette of a North American P-51D Mustang flash by. "P-51 Mustang, the Cadillac of the sky!" some "Empire Of The Sun" fan shouts excitedly. Cadillac of the Sky? Yeah... in Cadillac's dreams.

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How To Describe Airframe-Chute Deployments?

BRS Wants Standard Terminology

In an interesting sidebar to a new Mission Statement, Ballistic Recovery Systems (BRS), the makers of lifesaving emergency airframe parachutes for certified, experimental, and ultralight aircraft, want to "Standardize the Terminology."

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Today Is POW Day

Take A Moment For Reflection, Please

Today, April 9, is POW Day. President Bush signed a proclamation on April 6 that says so.

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Ravin 500 Causes Double Takes At Lakeland 2006

A Composite Comanche?

After covering a major airshow for a week, one tends to adopt a somewhat blase tone looking upon the aircraft that, just four days ago, seemed so new and exciting. A wide assortment of new Cirri? Check. Sharp looking Maule on floats? Check. A fiberglass Comanche? Check -- uh, wait a minute...

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Symphony Aircraft Announces Sale Of First BRS-Equipped SA 160

Owner Will Pick Up His Plane Next Week

At the 2006 Sun 'N Fun Fly-In last week, Symphony Aircraft Industries announced the first BRS parachute installation in a Symphony SA 160. The owner, Daly Craig, will pick up his aircraft at the factory the week of April 10.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.09.06): 'Self-Certification'


If a flight requires you hold a medical certificate, ultimately it's up to you to determine if you're healthy enough to fly.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.09.06)


Located in Polk City, FL -- that’s about half way between Tampa and Orlando -- Fantasy of Flight is home to many of Kermit Week’s toys and he’s generous enough to share them with us.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.09.06): CPI


Crash Position Indicator -- A unique system for locating a downed plane, its passengers and the flight recorder.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.09.06)

"He did a perfect landing under the circumstances. There was very minimal damage to the airplane and the pilot is fine."

Source: Maxwell AFB 42nd Air Base Wing commander Col. Peter Costello, lauding the efforts of pilot Wyatt Fuller for Fuller's near-flawless gear-up landing in an F-86 performing at the River Region Air Show Saturday.

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NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5026 Issue Date: April 08, 2006 at 23:12 UTC Location: BIRCH TREE , Missouri 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: KANSAS (ZKC) Center, 913-254-8500

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NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5018 Issue Date: April 08, 2006 at 20:04 UTC Location: JESSIEVILLEKANSAS , Arkansas Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: MEMPHIS (ZME) Center, 901-368-8234

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AD: Aerospatiale

AD NUMBER: 2006-07-19 MANUFACTURER: Aerospatiale SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-07-19 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Aerospatiale Model ATR42 airplanes and Model ATR72 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-07-17 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-07-17 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing transport category airplanes.

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