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January 22, 2007

CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1368 Issue Date: January 19, 2007 at 2350 UTC Location: Lonepine, California near BEATTY VORTAC (BTY) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for accident investigation Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: High DesertTRACON, 661-277-3843

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 01.22.07

Part One: Mike Busch, On Becoming A "Savvy Aviator"

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.22.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.22.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Part One, "The Savvy Aviator" Mike Busch: 01.22.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Mike

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BA Seeks Mediation To Avoid Strike

Cabin Crews Demand Changes To Pay, Pensions And Staffing

British Airways says a strike by its cabin crews would affect up to 77,000 customers for each day it goes on.

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BAE Systems Achieves Certification For New 'Mode 5' IFF

System Will Improve Security Of Military Transponders

 BAE Systems has received National Security Agency (NSA) Mode 5 certification for three of its identification friend or foe (IFF) products. BAE Systems is the first Department of Defense contractor to receive the certification.

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Pentagon: Black Hawk Likely Brought Down By Hostile Fire

US Officials Says 12 Were Onboard Downed Helo

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 01.22.07 0930 EST: Pentagon officials are revising earlier statements about what may have brought down an Army Black Hawk helicopter Saturday northeast of Baghdad. According to CNN, the military is now "leaning" toward the conclusion the chopper was downed by a shoulder-fired missile.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.22.07

The US military confirms a Black Hawk down in Baghdad...
FAA bans weather alert radios for tower controllers...
...and a new aircraft choice for flight schools in the US.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.22.07

The US military confirms a Black Hawk down in Baghdad...
FAA bans weather alert radios for tower controllers...
...and a new aircraft choice for flight schools in the US.

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ANN Special Feature: Part 1: Mike Busch, Savvy Aviator, Inc. 01.22.07

Mike Busch explains in detail how his highly-regarded seminars teach pilots to maximize maintenance dollars.

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Cirrus Upgrades Avidyne MFD To Offer Pre-Flight Safety Briefings

Safety - Making Smart Decisions from the Start

Cirrus Design spent some time this weekend briefing ANN on a novel program in which SR20 and SR22 Avidyne Entegra Multi-Function Displays will be upgraded to include a safety checklist designed to enhance a pilot's safety focus as he or she starts each flight.

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The Aero-Dozen: Best Gadgets And Programs Of 2006, Part One

ANN's Top 10 (OK, 12) Products/Programs Of 2006

When it comes to the people, planes and products of the aviation business, ANN firmly believes there is no such thing as an embarrassment of riches. 2006 saw a spate of new programs and 'gadgets' designed to separate a pilot from his flying dollar... fortunately, the vast majority of them are quite worthy of foregoing the occasional $200 hamburger or two.

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Taylorcraft Aviation HQ Chained Shut

Company's $15K Rent Check Bounces

It appears it's all over for Taylorcraft Aviation, which at one time intended to reintroduce the venerable two-seat high-wing aircraft to the light-sport segment.

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International Trade Shows Proving Essential for Aircraft Manufacturers

Payoff Comes With Increase In Global Sales

As anyone who has exhibited at trade show can attest, it ain't cheap. And doing it internationally puts an even larger burden on trade show budgets. But for many aviation manufacturers, it's the price of business.

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Hendrick Motorsports Settles Lawsuit In 2005 Martinsville Accident

Terms Not Disclosed; Two Suits Still Pending In Crash That Killed 10

One lawsuit against Hendrick Motorsports stemming from an October 24, 2004 plane crash that killed 10 people -- including the son, brother and two nieces of team owner Rick Hendrick -- was settled this past week.

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Five Perish In Two Wyoming Accidents

Snowy Weather A Factor?

Two separate plane crashes last week took the lives of five people as snow fell across central Wyoming around the time the planes took off, according Al Ross, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Riverton, WY.

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Urgent CASA AD: Turbomeca

Applicability: Turbomeca ARRIEL 2B1 turboshaft engines.

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Urgent CASA AD: CFM International

Applicability: CFM International CFM56-2 series, -3 series, -5 series, and -7B series engines with fuel filters, Western Filter part numbers (P/Ns) WF337661 and WF337017 and PTI Technologies P/Ns 7595983-101 and 7588133, installed.

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FAA Yanks Weather Radios In Towers -- Again

NATCA Calls Policy "Absurd"

Weather radios brought in to the control tower at Daytona Beach (FL) International Airport by local FAA managers, two days after a Christmas Day tornado came dangerously close to the airport, have since been banned by the agency. Again.

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Final: ANN Names the 2006 Plane Of The Year--Amateur-Built/Experimental Category

The first of our five categorical choices (covering GA Piston Single, GA Piston Twin, SA Experimental Kit, E-LSA Kit, and S-LSA Ready To Fly) for the "Best of Breed" of 2006... a heckuva good year for aviation, is a REPEAT WINNER FROM 2005... Glasair Aviation's Sportsman 2+2

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FAA Certified! Alpha Aviation 160A

Aerobatic Trainer Ready To Go For A Spin In US

New Zealand's Alpha Aviation announced FAA certification of its flagship Alpha 160A aerobatic trainer Sunday. According to Managing Director Richard Sealy, the company has already received many inquiries from prospective US customers.

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AOPA: TSA's Hawley Tells Senate Little Planes Pose Little Risk

Lawmakers Call For Stepped Up Screening Of GA Planes, Pax

Representatives with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association tell ANN that Transportation Security Adminstration chief Kip Hawley told the Senate aviation committee last week that -- despite their numbers  -- small general aviation aircraft don't pose a big risk to the transportation network.

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Klyde Morris 01.22.07

The Ant That Roared... Klyde Has Never Spoken Truer Words!

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Northwest DC-9 Aborts Takeoff, Skids Off Runway In Milwaukee

No Serious Injuries Reported

Engine trouble forced the pilots of a Northwest Airlines DC-9 to abort takeoff from Milwaukee's George Mitchell International Airport Sunday morning, but not in time to keep the plane from skidding off a runway in snowy weather.

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Continental Airlines Captain Passes Away In Flight

Copilot Lands 757 With 210 Aboard

An autopsy was planned for Sunday for the Continental Airlines captain who collapsed at the controls of his Boeing 757 and died on a flight from Houston, TX, to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Saturday.

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'Progress' Made In Resupplying International Space Station

New Supplies Arrived Friday Night In Trouble-Free Docking

More than 2.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies arrived at the International Space Station Friday night, as an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment.

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Westpac Rescue Aircraft Continue To Serve Those In Need Of Help

These Guys Are On The Job In NZ

If you're in New Zealand, and suddenly the victim of an unfortunate accident... at least you may take some comfort knowing Westpac Rescue aircraft crews are on the job, ready to fly you to the hospital. Aero-News learned this weekend the Wellington-based helicopter crew flew one seriously injured patient from the scene of a fatal car & truck accident on the Rimutaka Hill Saturday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.22.07)

Aero-Linx!

A little gem of a site... and what a great name. Want some airline history, complete with route maps? Got it. How about airport and airliner info? Check.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.22.07): Category

There is a category of aircraft based upon their use or limitations, such as transport, normal, utility and acrobatic.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.22.07)

"In the world of aviation, FAA certification is the equivalent of the Pope's blessing."

Source: Richard Sealy, Managing Director of  Alpha Aviation. The New Zealand planemaker announced Sunday it has received FAA certification for its 160A two-place aerobatic trainer.

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