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May 30, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.31.06

IAOPA Raises Concerns Over Costs and Reliability of a Proposed ELT Requirement
The FAA Investigates a Hard Helo landing in Hawaii

And… the Young Eagles Program is Soaring Towar

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ANN Daily Touch-N-Go: 05.31.06

IAOPA Raises Concerns Over Costs and Reliability of a Proposed ELT Requirement
The FAA Investigates a Hard Helo landing in Hawaii

And... Young Eagles Program is Soaring Toward

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 05.31.06

Are you ready for Oshkosh?

Tom Turner talks with ANN about the process of flying into the greatest airshow on or over earth.

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Washington DC TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8571 Issue Date: May 30, 2006 at 22:41 UTC Location: WASHINGTON , District of Columbia Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Avidyne, Airshares Elite Announce Free Seminars For S. Florida Pilots

"Evenings Of Learning" Will Demonstrate Entegra Safety Features

Are you taking full advantage of the latest technology? That's the question avionics manufacturer Avidyne and fractional operator AirShares Elite are asking their South Florida customers... and to help provide answers, the companies will join next month to offer two free, hands-on seminars to introduce pilots to new weather and situational awareness tools and features on the Avidyne Entegra integrated flight deck.

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IAOPA Submits Comments On ICAO's Proposed International ELT Requirements

Says Personal Locator Beacons Should Also Be Considered

Aero-News learned Tuesday the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) has submitted comments to an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) proposal to require 406 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) on all aircraft that fly internationally.

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What's In A Name? Air Force Chief Mulls Over Designation For F-35 JSF

"Lightning II" Seen As Favorite

Though it is by no means the most difficult task facing Lockheed-Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the decision over what to call the advanced fighter once it enters operation is currently under deliberation by Air Force chief of staff Gen. T. Michael "Buzz" Moseley... and the choices before him range from the traditional to, frankly, the rather odd.

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NxAERO To Take Over Columbia Air Charter Ops

TBM700 Operator Aims To Expand Service

NxAERO, LLC, an aircraft management and private air travel services company, announced Tuesday it has acquired Columbia Air, LLC, an air taxi operator based in Groton, CT. NxAERO provides charter air services using the TBM 700 business-class turboprop single.

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NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8536 Issue Date: May 30, 2006 at 15:12 UTC Location: 21 Miles Southeast of Amarillo, Texas near PANHANDLE VORTAC (PNH) 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: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8544 Issue Date: May 30, 2006 at 15:30 UTC Location: 6 Miles SW of Tay, Florida near TAYLOR VORTAC (TAY) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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Thielert Receives STCs For More Centurion-Powered PA28s

Engine Also Approved For Use In Australia, Croatia

Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH announced Monday it has obtained supplemental type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for use of its Centurion 1.7 diesel engine in additional Piper PA28-series planes.

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British Apaches Fire First Combat Missile... At A French Vehicle

But They Had A Very Good Reason

It sounds likes something from Monty Python, but it's true: the first live missile warshot fired by Britain's Apache helicopters in Afghanistan was fired at a French vehicle. And the French actually thanked them.

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American Legend Announces Its New 'Combat' Cub

LSA Features Historic Military Paint Scheme

American Legend Aircraft Company decided Memorial Day was the right time to announce a new option on its Legend Cub aircraft that pays homage to the historic Piper L-4, L-18 and L-21 liaison aircraft that saw service in the US Army and Air Force in the 1940s.

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Skydive Novice Falls Clear Of Tandem Instructor

Rare Death Under Investigation

A strange and tragic accident happened at AerOhio Skydiving School in Sterling, OH according to news stories Sunday. A tandem dive student fell free of her instructor and plunged to her death.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 05.30.06

ANN Publisher Jim Campbell Talks About Aero-Fest

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.30.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.30.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- ANN's Jim Campbell On Aero-Fest: 05.30.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Aero-News publisher Jim Campbell on his plans for Aero-Fest.)

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Raytheon Asks FAA For More Time On Hawker 4000 Full Certification

Five-Year Limit Not Enough Time For Composite Bizjet

Officials at Raytheon Aircraft Co. have asked the FAA for an extension in the time it is allowed to certify its new Hawker 4000 composite-bodied bizjet under Part 25 regulations, the Wichita Business Journal reported Monday.

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Aero-News Network To Provide News Pool Services For New Mexico's X Prize Cup

The Aero-News Network (ANN), the Aviation World's DAILY News Service (, has been selected by the X PRIZE Foundation to serve as their designated news service in order to provide specialized news and news pool services for the upcoming activities of the X PRIZE CUP, October 19th-22nd, 2006, in Southern New Mexico.

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NASA Changes Its Mind On CEV, CLV Launch Vehicle Engines

Will Use Modified Delta IV Boosters, J-2s Instead Of Shuttle Engines

It all came down to money -- the reason NASA has decided to use clusters of modified Delta IV rocket engines to propel the boosters the agency is designing to rocket the upcoming Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) into orbit -- and onto the moon -- instead of relying on less-expensive "throwaway" versions of the space shuttle's main engines.

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BAE Wants To Force Sale Of Airbus Stake

Needs Funds For Aerospace Firm Purchases

BAE systems is giving the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) an ultimatum over the company's intent to sell its 20 percent stake in aircraft manufacturer Airbus: "put" up, or shut up.

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Kane, Security Aviation Acquitted Of Federal Charges

But Investigation Into Conspiracy Charges Continues

Not guilty. That's the verdict the jury in the federal trial of Anchorage, AK-based charter company Security Aviation -- and its flamboyant owner, Robert "Commander" Kane -- over charges Security had illegally possessed and transported two rocket launchers.

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ALPA Issues Statement On PBGC Opposition To Tentative Delta Agreement

The following statement was released by the Air Line Pilots Association last week, in opposition to efforts by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to have the US Bankruptcy Court toss out the tentative agreement Delta reached with the pilots union in April, over concerns about pension funding.

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A Sad Weekend For Skydivers

Two Killed In Separate Accidents

The Memorial Day weekend proved to be tragic for the families of two skydivers, who lost their lives in accidents in Kentucky and Ohio.

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WestJet Admits To Spying On Rival Air Canada

Apologizes For 2003-2004 Web Snooping Incident

And you thought competition between US airlines was ugly... on Monday, Canada's WestJet Airlines admitted it illegally obtained proprietary information from competitor Air Canada between 2003-2004.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.30.06): VFR Terminal Area Charts


Planning a trip anywhere near Class B airspace? You might want to bring along a VFR Terminal Area Chart.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.30.06)


This one looks like a site we should have used for April Fool’s Day. The scary part is, it’s real.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.30.06): Flammable


With respect to a fluid or gas, means susceptible to igniting readily or to exploding.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.30.06)

"These are complex projects that are expected to take time to do correctly. Our interest, obviously, is to make sure everything is done correctly and done safely and meets all the regulatory requirements for a type certification. There are a lot of t's to cross and i's to dot."

Source: FAA spokesperson Elizabeth Cory, on Raytheon's request for an extension the current five-year limit for full certification of its composite-bodied Hawker 4000 bizjet is due to expire on May 31. Raytheon filed the request so it would not have to start the certification battle over from scratch.

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