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August 21, 2006

How Terrorist Discovered by Authorities in the UK Planned To Blow Up Commercial Flights Over the Atlantic 08.22.06

We're learning more now about the terror threat that launched a bevy of new restrictions on board commercial flights. That threat involved the use of liquid explosives... and ANN Senior Corresponde

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.22.06

Eleven charges filed in the British plot to down commercial aircraft over the Atlantic...

A father whose sons are among those arrested is also charged...

And a California airport ma

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.22.06

Eleven charges filed in the British plot to down commercial aircraft over the Atlantic...

A father whose sons are among those arrested is also charged...

And a California airport ma

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Eleven Charged In UK Terror Plot

Substantial Evidence Includes Chemicals, Videos

Bomb-making chemicals and "martyrdom" videos are among items placed in evidence against eight British Muslims and three others formally charged Monday in a suspected conspiracy to blow up airliners en route to the US from the United Kingdom.

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Iran Tests Short-Range Missiles

Refuses To Give Up Nuclear Research

Does this sound familiar? A government considered a renegade among nations test fires several missiles... then says it won't stop research that could one day see those missiles equipped with nuclear warheads.

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Robert L. Sumwalt Sworn In As NTSB Vice-Chairman

 Aero-News has learned Robert L. Sumwalt was sworn in earlier this morning as a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board. His term of office will run until December 31, 2011 -- the first two years of which he will serve as Vice Chairman of the Board.

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Minnesota Wind Farm Gets OK From FAA

Pentagon Study On Effects To Radar Ongoing

Construction on a huge wind farm project in Minnesota is underway... after the local utility got a green light from the FAA, which had said it was worried about possible interference with radar signals.

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7046 Issue Date: August 20, 2006 at 1:55 UTC Location: North, Kellogg, Idaho near MULLAN PASS VOR/DME (MLP) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7079 Issue Date: August 20, 2006 at 20:21 UTC Location: John Day, Oregon near BAKER CITY VOR/DME (BKE) 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7053 Issue Date: August 20, 2006 at 5:04 UTC Location: 12 Northeast, Lowman, Idaho near DONNELLY VORTAC (DNJ) 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: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7070 Issue Date: August 20, 2006 at 15:23 UTC Location: Scott Valley, California near FORT JONES VOR/DME (FJS) 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7078 Issue Date: August 20, 2006 at 19:12 UTC Location: Council, Idaho near DONNELLY VORTAC (DNJ) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7073 Issue Date: August 20, 2006 at 15:48 UTC Location: Carbonado, Washington near MCCHORD VORTAC (TCM) 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7086 Issue Date: August 21, 2006 at 1:13 UTC Location: Dixie, Idaho Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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IATA Chief Says Governments Must Pay For Airline Safety Enhancements

Comments Come As Ryanair, BA Talk Of Suing

Airlines are spending millions trying to deal with the ban on liquids aboard commercial flights here in the US. Baggage handling and screening resources are stretched thin and we're getting an increasing number of reports that bags and passengers aren't getting to the same place at the same time. Who should pay for new security enhancements?

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Film May Unlock Mystery Of Missing Apollo Videos

Footage Was To Be Used On Pink Floyd Special

Could a never-completed Pink Floyd video hold the answer to the missing moon tape mystery currently plaguing NASA?

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NASA Completes Tricky Shuttle Repair

Confirms Bolts Were Wrong Size, But Holding Fast

It was a complicated job that threatened the upcoming launch of the space shuttle Atlantis... replacing a set of possibly mis-sized bolts on the orbiter's all-important Ku-band antenna assembly.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.21.06

Aero-Craft 101: High-Altitude Flight, Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.21.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.21.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Aero-Craft 101: 08.21.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Part Two of CFI Tom Turner's look at the risks and rewards of flying at higher altitudes.)

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Wyoming GOP Slams State Caravan As 'Party Plane'

High-Ticket Amenities Raise Eyebrows, Ire

If you listen to a recent radio ad produced by the Wyoming Republican Party... you might end up thinking the state has spent more than $157,000 outfitting a Cessna 208 Caravan as something of a party plane.

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AD: Grob-Werke

AD NUMBER: 2006-17-02 MANUFACTURER: Grob-Werke SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-17-02 SUMMARY: The FAA supersedes Airworthiness Directive (AD) 84-09-05, which applies to certain GROBWERKE GMBH & CO KG (previously identified as BURKHART-GROB FLUGZEUGBAU INDUSTRIESTRABE) Model G102 ASTIR CS sailplanes.

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AD: Stemme

AD NUMBER: 2006-17-03 MANUFACTURER: Stemme SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-17-03 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Stemme GmbH & Co. KG (Stemme) Models S10, S10-V, and S10-VT sailplanes.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2006-17-04 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-17-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 172R, 172S, 182T, T182T, 206H, and T206H airplanes.

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AD: Mitsubishi

AD NUMBER: 2006-17-05 MANUFACTURER: Mitsubishi SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-17-05 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) MU-2B series airplanes.

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Red Bull-Budapest: British Emerge As Top Guns

British pilots Steve Jones and Paul Bonhomme put in breathtaking performances to take first and second respectively in the 6th round of the Red Bull Air Race World Series today in Budapest, Hungary. Jones, flying his new Edge 540 for the first time, raced to the top spot after a stunning display of speed and agility around the course just metres above the River Danube.

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Klyde Morris 08.21.06

Klyde Is Never Gonna Let The TSA Off The Hook...

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Embraer Announces First Latin American Charter Customer For The Phenom 100/300

ABC Táxi Aéreo Adds Phenom Jets To Its Fleet

Embraer has announced the sale of one Phenom 100 and one Phenom 300 jet to ABC Táxi Aéreo, a subsidiary of the Algar Group in Brazil. This will be the launch charter customer for the Phenom jets in Latin America. ABC Táxi Aéreo has been an Embraer customer since 1978, as well as an authorized service center for Embraer turboprop aircraft.

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NASA's COTS Award Signals Big Changes

NASA Invests in Private Sector Space Flight with SpaceX, Rocketplane-Kistler

As noted in ANN's coverage last Friday, NASA is making an unprecedented investment in commercial space transportation services with the hope of creating a competitive market for supply flights to the International Space Station (ISS).

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EAA Sportair Fall 2006 Workshop Schedule Announced

Build Your Aircraft Construction And Restoration Skills This Fall

EAA's SportAir Workshop's offer an opportunity to practice your skills and techniques in aircraft building and restoration. SportAir workshops are scheduled this fall in Georgia, Maryland, California, Colorado, Wisconsin, Florida, Illinois and Texas.

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Unit Fires First Live Air-To-Air Missiles In South Korea

With the call "Fox 2," pilots employed AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on Aug. 16 for the first time in the history of 7th Air Force in Korea, serving as the driving force behind implementing a weapon system evaluation program at Kunsan AFB.

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FAA Extends Public Comment Period for Centerfield Taxiway Project

The FAA has extended to September 22, 2006, the public comment period for the draft written reevaluation of a proposed centerfield taxiway at Logan International Airport. The extension will allow for additional public participation in the project.

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Million Air Fayetteville Unveils Newly Renovated FBO

State Department Awards Grant To Subsidize Renovations

After several months of renovations, officials at Million Air Fayetteville hosted a re-grand opening celebration on Aug. 11 to unveil the newly upgraded fixed-base operations (FBO) facility, located at Fayetteville Municipal Drake Field.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.21.06)

Aero-Linx!

Join I Fly America, with pilots, aircraft owners and aviation fans to improve the safety and affordability of flying.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.21.06): Nutation

Aero-Terms!

The nodding of the Earth's axis due to a variance in the Moon's ecliptic.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (08.21.06): That Elusive Turbine Time

Aero-Tips!

Turbine time.  It's the elusive credential needed to put you over the top for an airline or corporate interview.  It's what you'll need to fly a personal turboprop or Very Light Jet (VLJ).  But how can you log that elusive (and expensive!) turbine time?

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.21.06)

"The venture marks a break with tradition for the 48-year-old space agency. “This is the first opportunity NASA has taken to engage entrepreneurs in a way that allows us to satisfy our needs and lets commercial industry gain a foothold. It could, and should, have profound impacts on the way NASA does business.”

Source: Marc Timm, acting Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Program executive in NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, following NASA's Friday announcement in which they selected two partners for the revolutionary program. 

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