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November 28, 2005

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.29.05

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ANN Special Feature 11.29.05: DWC's Dr. Robert Myers

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One Wee Problem For United

One Giant Criminal Case For An Unruly Passenger

Sometimes flight attendants, God bless 'em, have to deal with a Passenger From Hell. Take Mark McGovern, for instance. ("Take" is used strictly figuratively here. The FBI has him under lock at key already -- you could say he's "been taken" already -- and you're about to learn why). McGovern was a passenger aboard United 1502, service from Orlando to Washington, DC, who pushed the deportment envelope a little bit too far.

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L-3 Debuts Helicopter Gunner Sim at I/ITSEC

Talk about learning how to take control of a situation... L-3 Communications has announced that its Link Simulation and Training (Link) division is debuting a helicopter gunner simulator that can be networked to other simulation systems to provide collective training of in-flight crew skills.

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Airlift Northwest To Stand Down Tuesday, Review Safety Procedures

Medevac Service Has Suffered Two Accidents In Past Two Months... One Fatal

After two of its helicopters have gone down in accidents less than a month apart, Airlift Northwest told ANN last week the company will conduct a one day voluntary "stand down" on Tuesday, November 29, in order to review its safety procedures as part a larger comprehensive internal and external review to ensure the organization operates with the best practices in the aviation industry.

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Starship Sees Second Life As Teaching Tool

Students Use Airframe To Learn About Composites

While it's lamentable nearly all the 53 sleek Beechcraft Starships built will never see the skies again, it's nice to hear one airplane has been saved from the scrap pile and given a new lease on life: as a training tool for students at Utah's Salt Lake Community College.

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Indian Balloonist Sets New Hot Air Milestone

Climbs Nearly A Mile Higher Than Current Record

A 67-year old Indian textile millionaire appears to have broken the world altitude record for a hot air balloon this weekend -- with a relative lack of fanfare.

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Talks Between FAA, Air Controllers Bring Contentious Relationship To Forefront

Some Say Things Are Worst Since 1981

ANN REAL TIME UPDATE: 11.28.05 1530 EST--- The FAA has requested a federal mediator oversee its talks with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, with a goal of reaching an agreement no later than December 25 with the approximately 15,000 controllers represented by the union.

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Plane Carrying President's Chief Of Staff Makes Emergency Landing

It isn't easy to be Andrew Card. As if President Bush's Chief of Staff doesn't have enough to worry about -- with falling numbers in the polls, an ongoing federal investigation and the day-to-day running of the White House -- Card got quite a scare over the weekend as he was traveling from the Bush ranch in Crawford, TX back to Washington.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 11.28.05

Aero-News Speaks With ICAS President John Cudahy

Have you ever thought about the amount of detail and organization that goes into planning an air show? Whether its an endeavour as monumental as Oshkosh, a military demonstration at a local air force base, or just a weekend fly-in at the grass strip south of town -- an air show requires a tremendous amount of logistical preparation and support to pull off. Fortunately, those who attempt to bring the thrill of flight to the masses have some help: the International Council of Air Shows, or ICAS.

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Was Hayabusa Damaged In Second Asteroid Landing Attempt?

Thrusters Latest Issue To Strike Trouble-Prone Probe

A Japanese spacecraft on an unprecedented mission to collect samples from an asteroid and bring them home to Earth is indeed on its way back -- but may have been damaged in landing.

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TX TFR: 11.29.05

NOTAM: 5/0964 Issued: 11/27/2005 18:20 Effective: 11/29/2005 15:25 - 11/29/2005 17:45 State: TX Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: VIP Description: EL PASO, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 29, 2005

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SpaceX Launch Drama Continues

Murphy double-teamed the SpaceX Launch Team on Omelek Island in the Kwajalein Atoll this weekend with two separate problems, either of which would have been enough to lead to a cancellation on its own. The mission has been postponed again. But what's worse, what began as a another 24-hour hold is now looking likely to be a longer delay.

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Klyde Morris 11.28.05

Klyde Gets Back To His Old Friends At The FAA

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AB139 Delivered To Abu Dhabi Aviation

A new generation medium twin AB139 helicopter recently made its first appearance at the Dubai Airshow. The aircraft on display was delivered last week to Abu Dhabi Aviation and is the first offshore/VIP configured AB139 to be delivered in the Middle East region.

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When Critters Attack

It's getting so you can't improve your facilities anymore. A colony of rare bats has threatened development of a runway at Hamburg that Airbus wants to extend to facilitate a completion center for the A380F; and an elusive wildcat and a small bird that is said to be a territorial land hog have teamed up to disrupt Skytruck USA's importation plans.

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Midwest Aviation Conference and Tradeshow Coming January 7-8, 2006

On January 7th & 8th 2006 the Midwest Aviation Conference and Trade show will be hosting a wide variety of aviation celebrities representing the last fifty years of aviation history.

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McConnell AFB Completes First Refurbishment Project

Several Airmen joined the 22nd Maintenance Squadron's equipment excellence section in a Refurb Rollout ceremony Nov. 21, which celebrated the end of McConnell AFB’s first complete KC-135 Stratotanker refurbishment.

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Cobras Soar Through Skies Of Iraq

Supporting Marines On Ground

Marines flying AH-1W Super Cobras, soaring through the skies of Iraq, are growing accustomed to using precision guided ordnance, maximizing the damage to their targets while minimizing collateral damage.

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Airbus-CAE Cooperation Celebrates 1000th Pilot Trained

Airbus and CAE have celebrated the one-thousandth pilot trained by the flight training cooperation that the two companies first established three years ago.

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Advanced Life Support Stretcher Receives FAA/STC-PMA Approval

Aero Medical Products Mfg., Inc.(formally known as Egan Aviation) received its 327th FAA/STC-PMA approval for their Advanced Life Support Stretcher System. The newest approval is for the Lear 35 and 55.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Diamond DA-20 Series

For Sale: Diamond Aircraft DA-20 Series

2000 DA20-C1 Katana, N897CT, Serial CO112, August 2005 Annual Inspection, Garmin GNC 420 plus Bendix/King Avionics, very clean & well equipped. Located in Houston TX Exterior Quality: 9, Interior Quality: 9 Used, will sell for $75,900.00

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.28.05)

“We are destroying target after target in support of ground combat brethren... It’s been rare to have a day go by without contact with the enemy. We have a lot of young Cobra pilots. Some are on their first deployment, some are seeing combat for the first time. But, they are all doing a tremendous job.” Source: USMC Maj. John Barranco, the officer-in-charge of the 'Gunfighters' Al Qaim (Iraq) detachment.

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