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August 08, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.09.06

More failures at LAX... could this mean the system is overburdened?

The FAA says there was never any danger of a runway collision in the near-miss between two commercial flights last month.

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ANN Special Feature: AOPA's Gary Crump on Flying While Taking Anti-Depressants 08.09.06

Clinical depression strikes about one in every ten Americans sometime during their lives. Thanks to new medical technology... it's very treatable... with drugs like Prozac... Effexor and the like.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.09.06

More failures at LAX... could this mean the system is overburdened?

The FAA says there was never any danger of a runway collision in the near-miss between two commercial flights last month.

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5573 Issue Date : August 08, 2006 at 15:28 UTC Location : 15 East, McCall, Idaho near DONNELLY VORTAC (DNJ) 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

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OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5619 Issue Date : August 08, 2006 at 17:47 UTC Location : Mount Hood, Oregon near KLICKITAT VOR/DME (LTJ) 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

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5621 Issue Date : August 08, 2006 at 18:04 UTC Location : 1.5 West, Stone, Idaho Beginning Date and Time : Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time : Until further notice Reason for NOTAM : To provide a safe envrionment for fire fighting operations Type : Hazards

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5626 Issue Date : August 08, 2006 at 18:14 UTC Location : Grouse Creek, Utah near LUCIN VORTAC (LCU) 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

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5628 Issue Date : August 08, 2006 at 18:19 UTC Location : Kelton, Utah near LUCIN VORTAC (LCU) 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

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5663 Issue Date : August 08, 2006 at 20:16 UTC Location : Winthrop, Washington near PRINCETON VORTAC (YDC) 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

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WY TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5667 Issue Date : August 08, 2006 at 20:38 UTC Type : Hazards

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AirCell Receives EASA Certification for ST 3100 Satcom

Additional EASA Certifications Pending as AirCell Continues European Expansion

AirCell has received EASA certification for its popular ST 3100 satcom system aboard a Cessna Citation 550.

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Gulfstream G200 Maintenance Program Receives Approval

OK'd by FAA, Israeli CAA

Gulfstream has received approval for a new version of its G200 MSG-3 scheduled maintenance program, from both the FAA and the Israeli Civil Aviation Administration.

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Virgin America Selects Weathernews

Virgin America and Weathernews Americas Inc. have signed an agreement that designates the global, full-service weather company as the provider of meteorological support services for the airline's operations.

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It's Official: Honda Aircraft Company Established

New Honda Subsidiary Will Market and Produce HondaJet in the US

Honda Motor Co. has disclosed that is has established a wholly-owned subsidiary, named Honda Aircraft Company, which will be responsible for the further development, sales promotion and production of the innovative HondaJet.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.08.06

The NTSB is Investigating Monday’s Problems at LAX...

The FAA Tells American SAMOA Hold on You can’t Block Hawaiin Airlines...

And protestors board a US Military aircraft in Scotla

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AOPA: County Governments Talk FAA Funding

AOPA Talks Funding, Security With Counties

County governments own and operate a substantial number of general aviation airports and are represented on many airport authorities. That's why they called on AOPA on Saturday to talk about federal funding, a lifeline that provides important support for airport infrastructure.

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Combat Heli Pilots Association Grows

CHPA Enrolls 65 New Members In July -- Now Nearly 300 Strong

The Combat Helicopter Pilots Association (CHPA) tells ANN that it enrolled 65 new members in July, bringing its new member count for 2006 to 132 and propelling the organization to nearly 300 total members. CHPA was incorporated in January 2005.

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Embraer Wants Turkey To Consider Super Tucano For Trainer Role

Embraer has presented a proposal to the Turkish government to sell between 36 and 55 Super Tucano trainer aircraft. The proposal submitted is associated with a technology transfer and industrial participation program involving local defense companies.

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Rockwell Collins Signs Service Agreement With Mexicana

Rockwell Collins has signed a three-year contract to provide service and support to Mexicana Airlines. Work will be performed at Rockwell Collins service centers in Dallas and Atlanta.

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LAX Downed By ILS Failure

Monday was NOT a good morning to be flying through Los Angeles. Air traffic into and out of Los Angeles was hampered Monday morning by the failure of the ILS on Runway 25-Right at approximately 0915 local time. 

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Signs Of Tougher Times: Another Aero-Biz Shuts Down

70 Aviation Staffers Out Of Work

Texas-based McKinney Aerospace abruptly shut its doors for good last month, ending a nine-year run under several different owners and putting about 70-people out of work.

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Evergreen Aviation Museum To Display Hiller Rotorcycle

While the Evergreen Aviation Museum may be famous for the biggest flying boat, the Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose, and the fastest aircraft ever built, the SR-71 Blackbird; visitors can now see one of the smallest – the Hiller Rotorcycle.

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Europe-American Aviation Reports Success With New Aircraft Fleet

First Diamond Brilliance Flight Center Off To Good Start

As ANN reported just over a month ago, Europe-American Aviation (EAA) opened the first Diamond Brilliance Flight Center in the United States on June 24th. With the new fleet of Diamond aircraft and a simulator, the aviation school offers their flight students to learn with high-end technology.

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NBAA: Exercise Caution With FAA Registry Priority Requests

The NBAA tells ANN that when requesting priority registrations from the FAA, aircraft owners filing an initial N-number registration or change to the aircraft registration must declare an international flight and provide proof of the upcoming flight with their priority request.

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NATCA Says DIA Sets New Record for Traffic... With Fewer Controllers

...Uses Occasion To Pitch For More Staffing

NATCA tells ANN that on Friday, August 4, 2006, Denver International Airport set a new traffic count record, with 2013 departures and arrivals for the day. This is reportedly the first time DIA surpassed the 2000 mark -- and with 'only 15 Controllers and 1 Traffic Management Coordinator working the entire day and evening shifts.'

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Another Wheeler Express FT Down, Pilot Lost

Design With Troubled History Involved In Another Fatal Accident

A Wheeler Express FT, the product of a 14 year building project, was lost in Canada over the weekend killing its pilot, 52 year-old Walter Bussey.

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NBAA Applauds Sumwalt, Rosenker Confirmations to NTSB

Sumwalt Named NTSB Vice Chairman Upon Appointment

NBAA has commended the United States Senate for approving the nomination of Robert L. Sumwalt III (pictured, right) to an open seat on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The White House nominated Sumwalt for the position in June, and, upon approval of his nomination by the Senate, Sumwalt was named NTSB vice chairman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (08.08.06): Power Off Pitch

Aero-Tips!

Learn the Best Glide pitch attitude for the airplane(s) you fly.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.08.06)

Aero-Linx!

Engines, pilots and planes, oh my!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.08.06): Mayday

Aero-Terms!

Initial transmission by a pilot who encounters a distress condition. 

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.08.06)

“It’s a one-man machine. It’s like a motorcycle for the sky.”

Source: Aaron Warkentin, Evergreen Air Museum’s registrar, describing the Hiller Rotorcycle, a Korean War-era helicopter that was designed by Stanley Hiller to help downed pilots evade enemy capture. Small enough to fit into a pod slung under an aircraft, the collapsible Rotorcycle could be dropped by parachute and assembled in minutes with no special tools. Pilots could conceivably strap themselves into the craft for a quick and safe getaway.

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WA TFR: 08.10.06 -- 08.14.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5435 Issue Date : August 07, 2006 at 16:19 UTC Location : Vicinity of Lynden, Washington near WHATCOM VORTAC (HUH) Beginning Date and Time : August 10, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date and Time : August 14, 2006 at 1:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : 44th Annual Abbotsford BC International Airshow high performance aerial demonstrations. Type : Airshow

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LA TFR: 08.13.06 -- 08.18.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5422 Issue Date : August 07, 2006 at 14:27 UTC Location : Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, Louisiana near ELM GROVE VORTAC (EMG) Beginning Date and Time : August 13, 2006 at 5:01 UTC Ending Date and Time : August 18, 2006 at 23:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type : Security

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