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September 18, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.19.06

An emergency declared aboard the International Space Station...

This... as the world's first female space tourist goes into orbit...

And a military plane crashes in Nigeria... killi

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ANN Special Feature: EAA Vice President Earl Lawrence on the FAA's Look at the 51% Amateur-Built Rule

Yesterday we reported the FAA has launched a committee aimed at looking over the way manufacturers and builder-assist programs help pilots who want to construct their own planes. Joining me from Os

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.19.06

An emergency declared aboard the International Space Station...

This... as the world's first female space tourist goes into orbit...

And a military plane crashes in Nigeria... killi

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Reno Air Race Report

A Fine Fast Fury Finishes First

Sea Furys finished first and second in the Unlimited Class Gold Race Sunday afternoon at the just concluded 2006 Reno Air Races in Nevada. Mike Brown, flying his "September Fury" won with a sizzling 481.669 mph beating Mike Jackson in his "Dreadnought" speeding at 453.559 mph.  

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0437 Issue Date: September 17, 2006 at 22:46 UTC Location: Cherry Valley, California near PALM SPRINGS VORTAC (PSP) 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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MD TFR: 09.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0458 Issue Date: September 18, 2006 at 13:29 UTC Location: Stevenson, Maryland Beginning Date and Time: September 21, 2006 at 20:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 21, 2006 at 23:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Milestone: Robinson Delivers 3000th R44

Just thirteen years after the first production model R44 helicopter rolled off the assembly line, Robinson Helicopters’ Terry Hane presented the key for the 3000th model R44 to Frank Leon of Segrave Aviation.

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PA TFR: 09.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0469 Issue Date: September 18, 2006 at 14:17 UTC Type: VIP

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FL TFR: 09.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0476 Issue Date: September 18, 2006 at 15:24 UTC Location: Tampa, Florida Beginning Date and Time: September 21, 2006 at 15:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 21, 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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FL TFR: 09.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0482 Issue Date: September 18, 2006 at 15:45 UTC Location: Tampa, Florida Beginning Date and Time: September 21, 2006 at 15:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 21, 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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FL TFR: 09.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0485 Issue Date: September 18, 2006 at 16:15 UTC Location: Orlando, Florida Beginning Date and Time: September 21, 2006 at 18:20 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 21, 2006 at 23:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FL TFR: 09.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0486 Issue Date: September 18, 2006 at 16:39 UTC Location: Orlando, Florida Beginning Date and Time: September 21, 2006 at 18:20 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 21, 2006 at 23:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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EgyptAir Orders Six Embraer 170s For Subsidiary

Options On Six More; First Delivery In April '07

Embraer announced Monday EgyptAir Holding Company has placed a firm order for six Embraer 170s, with options for another six aircraft of the same type. Delivery of the first aircraft is scheduled for April 2007, when EgyptAir will also celebrate its 75th anniversary.

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China Eastern Selects GEnx For Its Dreamliners

Fuel Efficient Engine For The Slippery 787

The high-tech General Electric GEnx engine will be installed on a new fleet of 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for China Eastern Airlines.

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Weather Suspected In Fatal SR20 Accident

Pilot Reported Icing Before Contact Was Lost

Local authorities and federal investigators believe weather played a role in the fatal downing of a Cirrus SR20 Friday afternoon near the Colorado/Wyoming border.

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Chemical Leak Causes Tense Moments On ISS

Problem Generator Powered Down; Should Not Affect Expedition 14 Docking

A big scare in space Monday... as NASA flight controllers declared an emergency aboard the International Space Station, when the three-member crew noticed what they first described as smoke, and smelled a foul odor.

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Nigerian Army Transport Down

Army General Staff Is Nearly Wiped Out

The sad aviation record of Nigeria, where planes go down with alarming frequency, has gotten worse with news that a crash on Sunday has virtually decapitated the Nigerian Army.

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Westpac To The Rescue In New Zealand's Tararua Ranges

Man Knocked Unconscious After 22-Foot Fall Down Bank

The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter rescued a man 14-hours after he fell down a bank Saturday, injuring himself.

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Expedition 14 -- And Anousheh -- Away!

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.18.06 0020 EDT: Approximately 15 minutes ago, a Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, US astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria, and 'space tourist' Anousheh Ansari onward to a Wednesday rendezvous with the International Space Station.

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Midwestern Wind Farms OK'd By FAA

Politicians Feared Windmills Would Degrade Radar

They have giant three-bladed props, and move a lot of air, but these machines are firmly rooted in the muddy ground of politics.  

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One Week From Deadline, T-3A Fleet Nearly Gone

When They Said "Scrapped," They Meant "Trashed"

When ANN reported last week the entire fleet of Air Force Slingsby T-3A Firefly training airplanes would be scrapped by September 25, it was widely assumed that while the airframes would be destroyed, the Air Force would certainly salvage valuable component parts of the plane that had nothing to do with the controversy.  

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Part Two: Sport Pilot -- Small, Simple, Easy To Fly... And Learn

First-Time Flyer Takes In The View From A CTSW

It sure was damn cute, that Flight Design CTSW (composite-technology short wing), not to mention the pilot that took me up in the skies over Lawrence, MS. What better way to "sell" your aircraft than giving complimentary rides to interested individuals -- and the press?

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Boeing's LCF Arrives Stateside

That Jolt You Felt...

Those in the vicinity of Seattle's Boeing Field may be forgiven if they thought they felt a slight jolt Saturday morning. Don't worry... that wasn't an earthquake -- but rather the arrival of Boeing's largest (and, arguably, most aesthetically challenged) 747 in the United States.

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Klyde Morris (09.18.06)

Klyde Ponders The Socioeconomic Issues Of Private Space Travel

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 09.18.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Bad Attitudes

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.18.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.18.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 09.18.06 (ANN Special Feature, on the five "bad attitudes" identified by the FAA.)

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Bomb Threat Hoaxes Still Plague Airlines

Explosive Situation Continues To Disrupt Air Carriers

In the last week, three airliners and their very irate passengers have been affected by various bomb hoaxes  around the world. We're not even mentioning the bomb scares from actual suspicious characters or devices, just the written and phoned-in hoaxes.  

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USAF F-16 Pilot Ejects Safely In Germany

Clipped Antenna May Have Started Chain Of Events

Nobody flew all weekend at Spangdahlem Air Force Base in Germany after a safety stand-down following a controlled ejection from an F-16 on Thursday.

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IWASM To Feature Mercury 13 Exhibit

Remembering The "Other" Original Astronauts

Dr. W. Randolph Lovelace II and Brigadier General Donald Flickinger were nurturing an idea. Fresh from being part of the selection for the Mercury 7 astronauts, these two men thought women had the potential for spaceflight and might offer advantages over male candidates.

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Jet Away From Your Next Hurricane!

New Program Lets Evacuees Leave In Style

Remember seeing all those lines of cars, trucks, and busses stuck on the freeways leading away from hurricane panicked cities? Well now with the help of general aviation, (and a heaping helping of discretionary income) you can avoid all that and depart from any city that the National Weather Service recommends you evacuate -- at 400 knots.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.18.06): Bad Attitude: Machismo

Aero-Tips!

Find yourself "going it alone" in the cockpit? Temper that macho attitude -- but don't abandon it completely.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.18.06)

Aero-Linx!

This site is like an aviation Trivial Pursuit.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.18.06): Rogallo Wing

Aero-Terms!

Invented by and named for Francis Rogallo. A simple, inexpensive flying wing with remarkable properties.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.18.06)

The (permits) are through. We are absolutely through with them, and they have got clearance to start building them."

Source: Bruce Beard, the FAA staffer in charge of investigating the impact of proposed "wind farm" electricity generation plants on surrounding areas, on the agency's decision to allow construction of five such facilities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota.

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