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August 14, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.15.06

Trouble brewing in baggage claim as more and more passengers check their luggage...

Flights at Heathrow are down by 20-percent as the security crackdown is eased just a little...

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ANN Special Feature: NATA's Jim Coyne on New Opportunities For Charter and Air Taxi Operators 08.15.06

Longer and longer lines at the ticket counter as passengers check bags they used to carry on. Longer and longer waits at baggage claim to retrieve those bags... more and more of which are being lef

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.15.06

Trouble brewing in baggage claim as more and more passengers check their luggage...

Flights at Heathrow are down by 20-percent as the security crackdown is eased just a little...

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LA TFR: 08.14.06 - 08.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6262 Issue Date: August 14, 2006 at 11:45 UTC Location: Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, Louisiana near ELM GROVE VORTAC (EMG) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: August 18, 2006 at 23:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6283 Issue Date: August 14, 2006 at 14:45 UTC Location: Oakridge, Oregon near DESCHUTES VORTAC (DSD) 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6300 Issue Date: August 14, 2006 at 15:55 UTC Location: 1 North, Yellow Pine, Idaho Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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Alaska Airlines Flight Evacuated Due To 'Suspicious Item'

Not Again...

More evidence of jittery nerves in the wake of last week's terror scare... after an Alaska Airlines flight from Guadalajara, Mexico was evacuated Monday morning after no one claimed a "suspicious item" found onboard the plane.

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NWA Flight Attendants Delay Strike

Deadline Extended To August 25

With the current furor surrounding airline security measures, perhaps now isn't the best time to conduct an organized strike... at least, that's what flight attendants at beleagured Northwest Airlines are thinking, in voting to postpone their proposed August 15 walkout by 10 days.

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Boeing Enters Into Agreement With Russian Company For 787 Parts

But Iran Sanctions May Pose Problem

Boeing announced Friday it has signed an agreement with Russia's VSMPO-Avisma aimed at cutting the cost of making titanium parts for its upcoming 787 Dreamliner.

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Eclipse Appoints New VP For Quality Control

Will Oversee Transition From Development To Production

In order to insure the quality displayed with their first VLJs continues as production capacity ramps up, Eclipse Aviation announced Monday that Saul Pacheco has joined the executive team as vice president of quality.

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TSA Issues Revised Security Guidelines

Some Meds OK, But Prepare To Take Off Your Shoes...

The TSA has announced more guidelines and restrictions on carry-on luggage, in the wake of last week's thwarted terrorist plot against airliners flying from the United Kingdom.

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UK Terror Threat Downgraded... To 'Code Orange'

Carry-Ons Return To Flights From England

Government officials in the United Kingdom Monday downgraded the threat level facing airliners in that country, from "Code Red" to "Code Orange"... allowing the return of carry-on baggage to flights from the UK.

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BA Flight Turned Around Due To Ringing Cell

Passengers Refuse To Claim Phone

"Whose phone is that?" A simple question -- but one that passengers onboard a British Airways flight Sunday were either unable... or unwilling... to answer.

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NTSB: Loose Components May Have Led To Walton/CGS Hawk Accident

Locking Collar, Mods Under Investigation

It could have been a case of loose wiring that contributed to the homebuilt crash that killed Wal-Mart heir John Walton last year.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.14.06

Aero-Craft 101: Oxygen Altitudes

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.14.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.14.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 08.14.06 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Tom Turner's tips for flying at higher altitudes.)

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Plane Towing Campaign Banner Suffers Engine Woes

Makes Emergency Landing Near County Fair

Chances are, more than a few people attending the Jefferson County Fair on Saturday will remember the name Ian McFall. Not because he's running for political office in that community... but because it was his name being towed behind a small plane that later, well, mc-fell.

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More Suspects Arrested In Terror Plot

British Av Suffers Under New Guidelines

There are several new developments now in the aftermath of last week's unmasking of a terror plot against commercial aviation.

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Israel Confirms Hezbollah Helo Shootdown Claim

News Comes As Cease-Fire Set To Begin

Israel now confirms it... a transport helicopter was shot out of the sky by Hezbollah guerillas Saturday near the Lebanese town of Yater.

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Klyde Morris 08.14.06

Yuck, Klyde... Just -- Yuck!

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Airline Stocks Fall On Terror Scare, Oil News

Perhaps due partly to Thursday's discovery of the terror plot in England... and partly because of rising oil prices... airline stocks are sliding again.

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Russian Chief: We'd Shoot Down Hijacked Planes

Law Signed Earlier This Year

If a hijacked airliner became a security threat, do you think it should be shot down? Here in the US, the answer is yes... while in other countries, like Germany, the answer as determined by the courts is "no." But not in Russia -- at least, that's the word from the head of the Russian Air Force.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty For Shooting At Pilot

Faces 20 Years In Jail

Michael Michaud just didn't know when to give up... already on the run from police in Kansas last year after a traffic stop, the 29-year-old fugitive then took a shot at the Cessna 150 that located him, hitting pilot Mike Spicer in the forehead, just above his right eye.

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Report: Boeing Has A 'Lock' On Canadian Contracts

Comes Over Protests From Airbus

Some good news for Boeing, but not without some controversy... as the Canadian Press reports that, as expected, the American aerospace manufacturer has "a lock" on a total of $8 billion in contracts to supply Canadian Forces with four new C-17 Globemaster III transport planes, as well as 16 heavy-lifting Chinook helicopters.

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'Drugs' Cause Terror Scare At ATL

White Powder Not Explosive

The heightened sense of security at the airport has, in one case, had a beneficial side-effect.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (08.14.06): Kinds Of Speed

Aero-Tips!

"My plane's faster than your plane." Who hasn't at least thought it when comparing an owned, borrowed, rented or fantasized aircraft to another? But sometimes it's obvious that even experienced pilots don't always understand the different kinds of speed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.14.06)

Aero-Linx!

Not quite ready for dueling warbirds? At Stallion 51 you can soar peacefully into the blue in the dual cockpit, dual control Crazy Horse P-51 Mustang.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.14.06): MOAB

Aero-Terms!

Massive Ordnance Air Blast -- Also called Mother Of All Bombs; a 22,000 pound weapon dropped from a C-130.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.14.06)

"If a plane on a regular flight approaching important facilities fails to obey our orders and the crew is replaced by terrorists, naturally, measures will be taken to shoot down such an airliner."

Source: Russian Air Force Commander-in-Chief General Vladimir Mikhailov, on that country's position regarding hijacked planes that may threaten persons and facilities on the ground.

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6234  Issue Date: August 13, 2006 at 19:37 UTC Type: Hazards

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6233 Issue Date: August 13, 2006 at 19:15 UTC Type: Hazards

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