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September 25, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 09.26.06

The answer, my friend, to blowing in the wind. In this week's Aero-Craft segment, Master CFI Tom Turner talks about dealing with those inevitable seasonal winds on both take-off and landing.

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Just A Few Drops More: TSA Relaxes Liquid Ban

Small Amounts Of Gels, Drinks Purchased Past Security Allowed Onboard

The Transportation Safety Administration announced Monday that effective September 26, passengers on commercial airliners will once again be able to bring gels and liquids onboard with them... but, as you may expect, there are still some restrictions.

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CA TFR: 09.29.06 - 10.01.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1170 Issue Date: September 25, 2006 at 15:54 UTC Location: Salinas, California near SALINAS VORTAC (SNS) Beginning Date and Time: September 29, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 01, 2006 at 23:59 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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TX TFR: 09.28.06 - 10.01.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0996 Issue Date: September 22, 2006 at 19:23 UTC Location: Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, Texas near RANGER VORTAC (FUZ) Beginning Date and Time: September 28, 2006 at 19:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 01, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Alliance (AFW) Air Traffic Control Tower, 817-491-6100

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CA TFR: 09.29.06 - 10.01.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1167 Issue Date: September 25, 2006 at 15:44 UTC Location: Redding, California near REDDING VOR/DME (RDD) Beginning Date and Time: September 29, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 01, 2006 at 23:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Oakland (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3440

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MA TFR: 09.28.06 - 10.01.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1171 Issue Date: September 25, 2006 at 16:03 UTC Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts near NANTUCKET VOR/DME (ACK) Beginning Date and Time: September 28, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 01, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy BLue Angels and other demonstration teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Cape (K90) TRACON, 508-563-1428

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TN TFR: 09.27.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1148 Issue Date: September 25, 2006 at 14:08 UTC Location: Memphis, Tennessee Beginning Date and Time: September 27, 2006 at 15:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 27, 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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NM TFR: 09.25.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0987 Issue Date: September 22, 2006 at 19:03 UTC Location: Truth or Consequences, New Mexico near TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES VORTAC (TCS) Beginning Date and Time: September 25, 2006 at 13:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 25, 2006 at 22:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area Type: Space Operations Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4500

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FL TFR: 09.25.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1066 Issue Date: September 23, 2006 at 19:33 UTC Type: Space Operations

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1089 Issue Date: September 24, 2006 at 5:05 UTC Location: Piru, California 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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OH Paraglider Uninjured After Tangle With Power Lines

Spends Eight Hours Suspended In The Air

It's certainly not how we'd like to spend the night -- about 150 feet off the ground, strapped to a paraglider tangled in power lines. But that's exactly how 52-year old Mike Farrell of Loveland, OH, spent one of his nights last week.

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American Legend To Hold Cub Homecoming

Celebrates 15 Months Since LSA Cert

If you own a Cub -- either an authentic Piper, or one of the many faithful reproductions gracing the market today -- you already know that life's a party.

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NTSB Issues Updated Report On Comair Flight 5191 Investigation

On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board released an updated summary of information regarding the August 27, 2006 crash of a Bombardier CRJ-100 upon takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY.

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Motocross, Hang Glider Accidents Keep Westpac Helo Busy

Wellington-Based Crew Is On The Job In NZ

News from New Zealand now... where the Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew spent a busy weekend transporting motorcross accident victims from the Wairarapa and Marlborough. The Life Flight NZ air ambulance also transported a seriously injured hang gliding accident victim to Christchurch.

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Lear 60 Sets World Speed Record In South Africa

Flies Cape Town-Johannesburg RT In Under Three Hours

It ain't braggin' if you can do it... and that lesson is not lost on Bombardier.

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Boeing Delivers First EA-18G Growler To US Navy

Will Replace EA-6B In Naval Arsenal

Just over one month since the aircraft's first flight, representatives with Boeing told ANN Monday the company delivered the first EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft to the US Navy test site at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD.

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The F-14 Tomcat Roars Off Into The Sunset

'Standby' Plane Makes Ceremonial Last Takeoff

In one sense, it was a somewhat inglorious end to one of the United States' most recognizable symbols of the Cold War; from another perspective, however, Friday's retirement ceremony for the US Navy's venerable F-14 Tomcat was a fitting example of, well, why the aircraft is being retired.

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Afghanistan May Buy Chinese Planes

Local Airline Hasn't Flown For Years

Afghanistan, that troubled country in the Middle East, is considering reviving its domestic  airline, according to the Afghanistan Times.   

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Report: FAA Cost-Saving Program Led To Big Losses

Contractors Overbilled As Much As $44 Million

It's a tale as old as bureaucracy itself... a contracting program intended to make the Federal Aviation Administration a more efficient operation, has instead resulted in millions of dollars in overruns, according to a report by the Transportation Department inspector general's office.

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Was Lexington ATIS, NOTAM Too Vague?

Info Correct, But Failed To Provide Taxi Instructions

The ATIS (Automatic Terminal Information Service) recording that the crew of ill-fated Comair Flight 5191 heard the morning of August 27 may not have been detailed enough to ensure they taxied to the correct runway.

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Three Lost In AL Takeoff Accident

Plane Was Giving Rides Before Air Show

Three people died Saturday in a takeoff crash of a Beechcraft F33 Bonanza, before the start of the annual Wings and Wheels Air and Car Show in Birmingham, AL.

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Fake USAF Captain Gets Very Real Prison Time

Woman Will Serve A Year And A Day For Ruse

As a woman in uniform, 35-year old Lisa Jane Phillips got a lot of respect. She also got more than $41,000 in free tuition, wearing the insignia of an Air Force captain. There's just one thing. Lisa Jane Phillips was never in the military at all. It was all a fake.

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Klyde Morris 09.25.06

Klyde Just Can't Leave the A380 Alone

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 09.25.06

Micco Flies Again

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.25.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.25.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Micco Flies Again: 09.25.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Micco Aircraft Company President Dewitt Beckett.)

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Jamaica CAPS Deployment Updated By Passenger Who Survived Accident

Few Real Details So Far, But Pix Prove Interesting

The recent report of a CAPS deployment in Jamaica created a bit of confusion due to Jamaican general media reporting that seemed to be suffering from issues involving lack of aviation knowledge, poor translation, or a combination of the two.

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AOPA: Part 77 Obstruction Rules Could Negatively Impact GA Airports

Recommends Different Guidelines For Smaller Fields

A series of proposed updates to the FAA's airspace protection regulations, as defined under Part 77 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, has mostly met with approval from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association... but that's not to say AOPA doesn't have some additional suggestions to protect smaller general aviation airports.

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Man Fined For Pointing Shotgun At Banner-Towing Plane

Don't Shoot The Messenger!

You gotta wonder sometimes about what some people consider funny. Take 47-year old Steve Netschert, for instance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.25.06): Top Off The Tanks

Aero-Tips!

Should you routinely top off the airplane's fuel tanks after the last flight of the day? Generally the answer is "yes," but it depends on several factors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.25.06)

Aero-Linx!

Wings around the World. Maybe you missed Polly Vacher’s record breaking charity flight in 2003 to 2004.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.25.06): SIGMET

Aero-Terms!

Significant Meteorlogical Information -- advises of weather potentially hazardous to all aircraft, other than convective activity, in the contiguous U.S. Bad news no matter what. FMI: www.erh.noaa.gov

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.25.06)

"I don't think she intended to dishonor or disrespect anyone in the military. I think she just wanted people to like and respect her."

Source: Attorney William Webb Jr., regarding his client Lisa Jane Phillips -- the 35-year-old woman sentenced in North Carolina last week for impersonating a USAF Captain.

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