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June 03, 2006


NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8818 Issue Date: June 03, 2006 at 17:43 UTC Location: 10 SW GRANTS , New Mexico Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIREFIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NM TFR: 06.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8784 Issue Date: June 02, 2006 at 18:27 UTC Location: Roswell/Artesia, New Mexico Beginning Date and Time: June 06, 2006 at 14:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 06, 2006 at 18:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 06.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8795 Issue Date: June 02, 2006 at 20:10 UTC Location: Laredo, Texas Beginning Date and Time: June 06, 2006 at 19:05 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 06, 2006 at 21:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Monday's The Day For The FAA, Controllers

Deadline For Contract Action Nears

The clock is ticking down to a possible confrontation between the Federal Aviation Administration and air traffic controllers, the likes of which haven't been seen since the early days of Ronald Reagan's presidency (and we all remember how that turned out.)

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Northrop VP, Wife And Child Lost In Memorial Day Weekend Accident

C182 Impacted Mountain After Cancelling IFR

Aero-News was saddened to learn this week of the loss of Paul Marchisotto, a vice-president with Northrop Grumman, as well as his wife and daughter in an apparent CFIT accident in northern California over Memorial Day weekend.

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Cessna Marks 10 Years Of Plane Production At Independence, KS Facility

First-Ever Cessna Jet Produced Outside Wichita Rolls Out

This week, the Cessna Aircraft Company held a celebration marking 10 years of producing Cessna's single engine piston aircraft at the company's Independence, KS manufacturing facility.

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Giant NASA Balloon Launched From Sweden's Esrange Space Center

AESOP Cruising Along At 136,000 Feet

No, it's not a UFO... but our readers in Greenland and Canada may be forgiven if they happen to mistake the 300-meter-long AESOP balloon now floating towards them for a vessel from another planet.

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Indian Scientist Believes He's Found Extraterrestrial Bacteria

Were Kerala 'Blood Rains' Caused By A Form Of Alien Life?

This story is, admittedly, on the more esoteric side of the aerospace world... but when you're talking about the very real possibility of alien life, we'll make an exception.

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EADS CASA Receives First A330 For RAAF Tanker Conversion

EADS CASA announced Friday it received the first A330 platform from Airbus at its Madrid facilities for conversion into a Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for the Royal Australian Air Force.

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British Performer Ejected From EasyJet Flight

Reputation Leads To Suspicion After Syringe Found

It wasn't an easy week for British rock star Pete Doherty, who was questioned by Spanish authorities Thursday about a bloody syringe that was found on the EasyJet plane he was on from London.

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Rolls-Royce Breaks Ground On New Engine Facility In MS

Located At Stennis Space Center

Rolls-Royce broke ground Friday on its new outdoor jet engine testing facility at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.03.06): Visualizing The VASI


Visualize why you see the expected VASI glidepath indication to fly safely to the runway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.03.06)


The concept of balance is an integral part of what the Lindbergh Foundation Board looks for in a project requesting a grant.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.03.06): FLIP


Flight Information Publication -- contains aeronautical information which is required by DoD aircrews in flight, but which is not subject to frequent change.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.03.06)

"If [my] ideas are wrong then I wish to know a better explanation for the strange nature of the red rain phenomenon and also for the strange nature of the red cells."

Source: Indian scientist Godfrey Louis, who believes samples of reddish droplets that fell from the skies over his country in 2001 may contain alien microbes from space. Louis reports the particles don't seem to fall into the textbook, earthbound definition of "life," and are unlike anything else found on this planet.

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