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September 14, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.15.06

A glitch... then a success... as the ISS unfurls its new solar "wings."

More details on a deadly incident of friendly fire in Afghanistan...

And a missile malfunction puts an early

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.15.06

A glitch... then a success... as the ISS unfurls its new solar "wings."

More details on a deadly incident of friendly fire in Afghanistan...

And a missile malfunction puts an early

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ANN Special Feature: EAA's Ron Wagner on LSA Two Years After Implementation 09.15.06

It's been two years now since the implementation of the Light Sport Pilot rules... and we were wondering just how things are going. So... I dialed up Ron Wagner... the Field Relations Manager at th

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EAA, Warbirds Of America Work To 'Keep Em Flying'

Helping FAA Develop Plan For Vintage Planes

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and EAA's Warbirds of America division tell Aero-News both organizations are doing their part to  help the Federal Aviation Administration develop a "road map" to keep warbird and vintage aircraft flying for years to come.

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Holloman AFB To Hold 'A Gathering Of Nighthawks'

F-117A Racks Up 25 Years, 250,000 Flight Hours

Next month, all men and women who have worked with the F-117A program are invited to Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, NM to commemorate the proud legacy of the F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter and its more than 25 years of service. 

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MT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0086 Issue Date: September 14, 2006 at 14:00 UTC Type: Hazards

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NY TFR: 09.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0053 Issue Date: September 13, 2006 at 22:29 UTC Location: New York, New York near KENNEDY VOR/DME (JFK) Beginning Date and Time: September 18, 2006 at 13:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 18, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NY TFR: 09.18.06 - 09.20.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0030 Issue Date: September 13, 2006 at 20:46 UTC Type: VIP

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PR TFR: 09.18.06 - 10.31.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0085 Issue Date: September 14, 2006 at 13:59 UTC Type: Hazards

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NJ TFR: 09.18.06 - 09.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0042  Issue Date: September 13, 2006 at 21:51 UTC Type: VIP

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NY TFR: 09.20.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0059 Issue Date: September 13, 2006 at 22:41 UTC Location: New York, New York near KENNEDY VOR/DME (JFK) Beginning Date and Time: September 20, 2006 at 15:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 20, 2006 at 18:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0058 Issue Date: September 13, 2006 at 22:35 UTC Location: piru, California near GORMAN VORTAC (GMN) 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: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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United, American Off The Hook In Collusion Inquiry

Airlines Attempt To Close Book On Further Obligation 

United and American have settled a class-action lawsuit filed after an investigation began into price-fixing among international cargo carriers.

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Malfunctioning Missile Merits Test Abort

Target Missile Destroyed By Range Officials

A "Hera" target missile launched from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico malfunctioned after launch yesterday, prompting safety officials to destroy it.

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STS-115 Status Update

Both Panels Of Array Now Deployed

ANN Realtime Update 10:00 EDT: The new solar array is now fully deployed -- the procedure was complete at 8:44 a.m. EDT.

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NATO Allies Look To Purchase Globemasters

A Reprieve For Long Beach?

Could reports of the imminent death of Boeing's Long Beach, CA plant be premature? Representatives with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced Wednesday a Letter of Intent (LOI) has been issued to launch contract negotiations for the purchase of several C-17 Globemaster III transport planes.

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Indian Airlines Flight Diverted Over Terror Threat

Anonymous Call Determined To Be Hoax

If you thought only US, British or other European airlines operate under the everpresent shadow of a terror threat, think again. An Indian Airlines flight is the latest to be diverted to an alternate destination, after offficials received an anonymous phone call Tuesday claiming two terrorists were onboard the plane.

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PR TFR: 09.18.06 - 10.31.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9891 Issue Date: September 13, 2006 at 13:41 UTC Location: Cayo Lobo West, Culebra Island, Puerto Rico Beginning Date and Time: September 18, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 31, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Turns The Big 8-5

Happy Birthday, Paul!

He is a veteran of WWII and the Korean War... a noted test pilot... and recipient of countless awards and honors. And oh yeah... he's also founder of a little organization called the Experimental Aircraft Association.

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Qantas Pilots Protest Shoe Removal At Manila Airport

Flight Delayed While Crew Argued With Security

Should pilots have to remove their shoes too? Two Qantas pilots say no, but authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila say, uh, yes they do.

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Aeroflot Says It Needs New Planes

Board Meets To Discuss Options

Aeroflot, Russia's flag air carrier, will convene a meeting of its board of directors today in Moscow to discuss the purchase of new aircraft.

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An Airborne Nut And Some Heroes

No, Were Not Talking About Snacks Or Sandwiches

Quick, you see a man dressed in military fatigues trying to pull open the door of the airliner you're on -- what do you do?

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Could Robots Become Human 'Eyes' In Hurricanes?

Tiny UAV Does Yeoman's Duty

NASA and NOAA are testing what they call Aerosondes -- tiny unmanned aircraft that can be launched from a pick-up truck. They're designed to monitor temperature, humidity and wind velocity in hurricanes long before they get close to shore.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.14.06

EAA's Verne Jobst On Paul Poberezny's 85th Birthday

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.14.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.14.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Happy 85th B-Day, Paul Poberezny! 09.14.06 (ANN Special Feature, with EAA's Verne Jobst On Paul Poberezny's 85th Birthday.)

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When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go

Just When We Thought It Couldn't Get Worse

A man on an American Eagle flight to Miami on Wednesday caused a disruption -- and an evacuation.

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Family Members To View Comair 5191 Wreckage

District Judge Grants Permission For Inspection

Some family members of those killed aboard Comair 5191 asked for permission to look at the wreckage.

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Credit Card A Weapon For Terrorists?

Fraud Victim Raises Interesting Questions

Have you checked your credit card statement lately? What if you found charges for five commercial flights -- even though you never booked them?

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400th EC120 Delivered To Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

Helo's Registration Honors Fallen Officers

Aero-News learned this week the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department (SCSD) has taken delivery of a new American Eurocopter EC120 -- one that, in addition to serving the community, will also serve as a living tribute for two officers who lost their lives in a 2005 accident.

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Premier Aircraft's Falcon 50-4 Upgrade Announces Launch Customer

STC Application Progresses With Certification Due In December

Premier Aircraft and Yankee Pacific Aerospace have secured the launch customer for their Falcon 50-4 performance upgrade program, as the FAA certification process continues at Honeywell and Premier.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.14.06): Wing Loading

Aero-Tips!

Different airplanes handle differently. That should be pretty obvious, but why is this so? There are many factors that affect an airplane's handling -- one of them is wing loading.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.14.06)

Aero-Linx!

Grab the popcorn and have a seat for Zeno’s Warbird video drive-in.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.14.06): Reynolds Number

Aero-Terms!

Ratio of inertial forces to viscous forces (µ/L) and is used for determining whether airflow over a lifting surface will be laminar or turbulent.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.14.06)

"Normally, we register our aircraft in sequence, so that Star 5 was registered as 255SD -– "SD' for 'Sheriff's Department' -- Star 6 was 266SD, and so forth. However, we asked and received permission to register our new Star 8 as 288JK; JK standing for Joe and Kevin. It allows us to say that Joe and Kevin are onboard for every flight."

Source: Sacramento County Sheriffs Department Air Support Bureau commander Lt. Fred Links, on the department's purchase of a new Eurocopter EC120 to replace an aircraft lost in a July 2005 accident. The helo's registry honors the two officers lost in that accident -- SCSD Deputies Joseph Kievernagel and Kevin Blount.

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