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October 24, 2006

IA TFR: 10.26.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4221 Issue Date: October 24, 2006 at 16:31 UTC Location: Des Moines, Iowa Beginning Date and Time: October 26, 2006 at 16:20 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 26, 2006 at 19:55 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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SC TFR: 10.27.06 - 10.28.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4226 Issue Date: October 24, 2006 at 17:33 UTC Location: Kiawah Island, South Carolina Beginning Date and Time: October 27, 2006 at 20:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 28, 2006 at 0:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MI TFR: 10.26.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4185 Issue Date: October 24, 2006 at 13:26 UTC Location: warren, Michigan Beginning Date and Time: October 26, 2006 at 19:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 26, 2006 at 23:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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IA TFR: 10.26.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4213 Issue Date: October 24, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Location: Des Moines, Iowa Beginning Date and Time: October 26, 2006 at 16:20 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 26, 2006 at 19:55 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: 10.26.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4196 Issue Date: October 24, 2006 at 14:51 UTC Type: Space Operations

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Brazil's First CASA C-295 Delivered

One Of 12 Planes Under 2005 Deal

On Monday, EADS CASA delivered the first of four C-295 military transport aircraft scheduled for the Brazilian Air Force before the end of the year.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 10.24.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Animal Strikes

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.24.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.24.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 10.24.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Master CFI Tom Turner's thoughts on how to handle bird and animal strikes.)

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Bankruptcy Court Ruling Blocks Job Actions by Mesaba Airlines’ Workers

Mesaba Airlines tells ANN that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota granted the company’s request for a preliminary injunction to prevent a threatened strike or work action by the company’s flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), pilots, represented by the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) and/or mechanics, represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA).

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ALPA Responds To Mesaba Bankruptcy Court Ruling

Court Denies Mesaba Unions' Right to Strike - Pilots Outraged

Mesaba pilots have put forth a statement in which they state that they "are infuriated by the Bankruptcy Court's decision to strip them of their legal right to strike if Mesaba management imposes terms of pay and working conditions that would put Mesaba below industry standards. The court's decision, which is a complete departure from well-established legal precedent, will be appealed by ALPA."

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.24.06

A Maryland accident raises questions about the DC ADIZ...
A PHI helicopter is down in the Gulf of Mexico...
And the Lousiana town of Dry Prong was the unlucky site two aviation accidents this

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.24.06

A Maryland accident raises questions about the DC ADIZ...
A PHI helicopter is down in the Gulf of Mexico...
And the Lousiana town of Dry Prong was the unlucky site two aviation accidents this

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero Craft 10.24.06

Nature's creatures face longer nights, scarcer food supplies, and the instinct to migrate this time of year. In today's edition of Aero-Craft with Master CFI Tom Turner, we're going to talk about b

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Taylorcraft Files For Chapter 11

City Begins Eviction Proceedings

If you saw a greater number of black cats than usual near the Brownsville (TX)-South Padre Island International Airport this past Friday the 13th... it was likely a portent of the doom that has started to befall Taylorcraft Aviation.

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Landing A B757 At 9,700 Feet

New Navigation System Takes Pilots On Wild Ride

One of the highest airports in the world has been virtually unreachable by commercial airlines --until now. An Air China Boeing 757 has been testing a new navigational system developed by Seattle-based Naverus Systems.

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PW F135 Certified to 'Light 'em Up'

Pratt & Whitney F135 Certified to Power Lightning II's First Flight Its time for noise... really great noise. Pratt & Whitney has certified its F135 engine to power the Lightning II's first flight later this year after successfully completing all tests scheduled to date. The F135 has achieved Initial Flight Release from the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO). Robert Burnes, JPO F-35 propulsion director, has declared all F135 tests and verification reports complete, clearing the F-35 Lightning II to fly.

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Two Companies Vie To Protect Airports

Which is Better: Ray Gun Or Laser?

If you hear the expression "shields up", you may not be watching a science fiction movie, where those invisible shields are activated to protect the spaceship. You might be observing the competition between Raytheon and Northrop-Grumman to protect an airport near you from terrorist MANPADS (man-portable-air-defense-missiles), such as the Stinger.

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Many Questions Surround Fatal Crash Near MD Airport

Plane Turned Back To Starting Point After ADIZ Encroachment

The circumstances surrounding the fatal downing of a Piper PA-46 Thursday near Maryland's Tipton Airport have raised eyebrows in the aviation community... and many pilots are questioning the role the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) enveloping the area may have played in the accident.

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Emirates Wants Boeing To Stretch 747 Less

Should The 747-8I Be Bigger Or Longer-Legged?

Boeing is currently facing a dilemma that rival Airbus would dearly love to have. Several airlines want different variants of its newly enlarged 747.

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JetBlue Has FAA Seeing Red

Passengers Were Subject To Pilot Experiment

The FAA isn't too happy with JetBlue Airlines these days. The company performed an experiment with volunteer pilots to see how alert they could be for extended hours, with paying passengers blissfully unaware they were part of the research.

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Widow Sues Government Over 'Bad' WX Briefing

VFR Pilot Flew Into Clouds, Lost Control

The case of a VFR pilot who flew with his friend into clouds and crashed six years ago is winding its way through the courts in Michigan this week.

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Pelton Calls for Continued Euro Government/Industry Cooperation

Wants To Allow Further Euro-Business Aviation Expansion

Business aviation in Europe, thanks to strong economic factors in recent years, will continue to grow as long as suppliers, governments, and service providers continue to work together on issues such as airport access and operational regulation, according to Jack Pelton, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cessna.

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Pilots Safe After PHI S-76 Goes Down In Gulf

Helo Ditches On Way To Offshore Oil Rig

Little is known yet about what brougt down a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter flying for beleagured operator PHI this weekend.

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SimCom Adds Regional Airline Simulators

SimCom Training Centers is expanding its portfolio of services to include Regional Airline Training. Programs will be supported with full motion, Level C and Level D simulators, and will target those aircraft that are utilized for (both) business aviation and regional airline purposes.

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Louisiana Parish Suffers Two Unrelated Accidents

T-28 and Piper Each Have One Fatality

NTSB investigators descended on the small town of Dry Prong in Grant Parish, Louisiana to investigate two unrelated fatal accidents that occurred within just a few miles and one day apart, this weekend.

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Enders Apologizes For Airbus Woes

Blames A380 Troubles On Past Management

There's no other way to say it: Airbus is sorry for all the heartache its caused to airlines and investors alike this year.

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Report: Airliners Have Gotten Dirtier

Flying The Unsanitary Skies

If you felt as though you needed a shower after your last commercial airline flight... well, you're not alone. What's worse, you probably weren't overreacting.

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FAA Imposes New Flight Restrictions Around ATL

And They're Not On Your Chart

If you fly around Atlanta, there are some new restrictions to watch for... ones that aren't on your latest chart.

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EAA Coordinating Forums At Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo

EAA will coordinate the educational forums at the third annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo scheduled for January 11-14, 2007, at the Sebring Regional Airport, Florida. The Expo, which kicks off the 2007 aviation calendar of events, showcases the rapidly expanding number of available light-sport aircraft (LSA).

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Ronald Reagan Returns Following Successful Week of Carrier Qualifications

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) returned to San Diego Oct. 20 following a successful week of carrier qualifications for Training Squadron (VT) 4 off the coast of Southern California. Bright orange and white training aircraft were a familiar sight on the flight deck of the Navy's newest aircraft carrier as the ship played a vital role in the training of the next generation of naval aviators.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.24.06): Off-Airport Landings -- Engine Failure

Aero-Tips!

Reviewing the FAA's Top 10 list of pilot error mishaps, yesterday we discussed off-airport landings-precautionary (such as when weather is moving in) and intentional (a preplanned landing on an unimproved surface). Today we'll look at another aspect of "selection of unsuitable terrain" as a mishap cause: what to do if the engine quits and you can't make it to a runway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.24.06)

Aero-Linx!

The Institute of Navigation (ION) is not just air navigation. Membership covers all the elements, land, sea, and space.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.24.06): UTC

Aero-Terms!

Coordinated Universal Time is the international time standard. It is the current term for what was commonly referred to as Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.24.06)

"It places a significant burden on both pilots and air traffic controllers; penalties for even the smallest of infractions are extremely harsh (the equivalent of having your driver's license suspended for a rolling stop at a stop sign); and it needs, at the very least, to be made more operationally efficient. To that end, AOPA has made several recommendations which thus far have not been acted upon."

Source: Chris Dancy, Media Relations Director for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, commenting on the group's position against the air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in place for the past three-and-a-half years over Washington, DC.

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GA TFR: 10.26.06 - UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4120  Issue Date: October 23, 2006 at 19:53 UTC Type: Special

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