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February 09, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Columbia's Bing Lantis

More evidence that General Aviation manufacturing is on the rebound. Columbia... the company formerly known as Lancair... says it broke sales records in 2005. Deliveries of its 350 and 400 aircraft

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.10.06

Alphabet groups yelling loud and long about the FAA's new budget...

Will Steve Fossett make it? New problems crop up on his latest record attempt...

And SpaceX hopes third time's a

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.10.06

Alphabet groups yelling loud and long about the FAA's new budget...

Will Steve Fossett make it? New problems crop up on his latest record attempt...

And SpaceX hopes third time's a

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NATA 'Troubled' By President's FY07 Budget

General Aviation Unfairly Overlooked

Editor's Note: On Tuesday, we put out the call for several aero-organizations to weigh in on President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget -- specifically, in how it relates to the FAA and aviation interests as a whole. Today, we present the National Air Transportation Association's response, unedited.

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1642  Issue Date: February 09, 2006 at 21:06 UTC Location: Las Vegas, Nevada near LAS VEGAS VORTAC (LAS) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Law enforcement operation Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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MN TFR: 02.10.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1621  Issue Date: February 09, 2006 at 18:39 UTC Location: Ely, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: February 10, 2006 at 17:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 10, 2006 at 18:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to blasting activity at Babbitt Iron Mines Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5545

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MD TFR: 02.10.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1613  Issue Date: February 09, 2006 at 17:12 UTC Location: Cambridge, Maryland Beginning Date and Time: February 10, 2006 at 16:15 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 10, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA Midair Collision Claims Three

Plane Crashes Into House, No Injuries On Ground

Three people died Wednesday afternoon when a Cessna 182 and a Cessna 172RG collided over a residential neighborhood near Gillespie Field, between El Cajon and La Mesa, CA.

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Air Canada To Launch Boeing EFB In North America

Boeing and Air Canada have announced plans to install the Boeing Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) on the airline's new Boeing 777s and 787s.

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Italy Upgrades Its Fleet Of Bombardier 415s

Adds Autopilot, Flight Recorders To Firefighting Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace announced Wednesday the Italian government has exercised an option to purchase 15 additional upgrade kits to enhance its entire fleet of Bombardier 415 aircraft. Italy had previously ordered one kit for installation on the Bombardier 415 firefighter it purchased in 2005.

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Fossett Passes Halfway Point On Ultimate Flight

Winds Looks Good Across Pacific, Less So After

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 02.09.06 2045EST: Steve Fossett has hit the halfway point in his planned 26,000-plus-mile Ultimate Flight, and has just begun to cross the Pacific en route to North America. He is also feeling more comfortable to boot, as the temperature in the GlobalFlyer cockpit is now dropping because the aircraft is getting lighter, meaning that the engine does not have to work so hard.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 02.09.06

Mechtronix CEO Speaks About Aircraft Reincarnation

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.09.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.09.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Mechtronix CEO Xavier Herve: 02.09.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Xavier Herve of Mechtronix.)

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SpaceX Ready To Try Again

Launch Attempt Scheduled For Friday

They're checking... double checking... and TRIPLE checking on Omalek, as SpaceX readies its Falcon 1 launch vehicle for its first flight once again. If no flight critical anomalies are detected, SpaceX says the actual launch will take place on Friday, February 10.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2006-03-07 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-03-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes.

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AD: Hamburger Flugzeugbau GmbH

AD NUMBER: 2006-03-16 MANUFACTURER: Hamburger SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-03-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Hamburger Flugzeugbau GmbH Model HFB 320 HANSA airplanes.

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Say It Again... It Ain't Bragging If It's True: Columbia Sets Record For 2005

2005 was a record-breaking year for Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (CAM). The company told ANN that 2005 deliveries of its 350 and 400 aircraft were up 68% over 2004.

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States Doing Big Business In TSA-Confiscated Items

Or, How To Find Your Pocket Knife On eBay

In a post-9/11 world of airport security, a booming market has sprung up for items confiscated by screeners at security checkpoints.

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NASA Appointee Accused Of Censorship Resigns

George Deutsch's Employment Now Just A Theory

Perhaps you've heard of George Deutsch. He was President Bush's 24-year old appointee at NASA, who told public affairs employees to keep reporters away from a climatologist who's talked openly about global warming in the past. He's also the one who told a web editor to add the word "theory" to every mention of "Big Bang."

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Look Out Below! Fighter Canopy Lands In Backyard

L-39 Loses Its Top, Pilot Lands Safely

A Millville, NJ resident had an unwelcome surprise waiting for him in his backyard Tuesday morning -- and no, it wasn't the work of mischievous teenagers.

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What's Going On In West Jordan, UT?

Another Plane Broken Into At U42

For the second time in as many days, there's a report of a suspicious incident at Salt Lake City Municipal Airport 2 (U42).

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Small Business Administration Weighs In On ADIZ Debate

Encourages Alternatives To Permanent Security Zone

Add another voice to the chorus saying a permanent DC ADIZ is a lousy idea -- as word comes from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association that the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy is asking the FAA to consider alternatives to making the Washington, DC Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) a permanent fixture around the capital.

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NTSB Releases Initial Findings In Palomar Accident

Jet Came In Hot And High

We now know a little more about the fatal downing of a Cessna Citation 560 at the Palomar-McClellan Airport near San Diego last month.

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Terror Turnaround Traced To Teen

Girl Used Threat To Delay Flight In LGA Love Triangle

Anna Tarasov -- also known as Erin Barasov -- may soon be traveling to someplace that was not on her agenda. Like prison.

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Hawaii Base Welcomes Globemaster IIIs

C-17s A First For Hickam AFB

When "The Spirit of Hawaii Ke Aloha" landed on the flightline at Hickam AFB recently, it delivered a new era of air operations for the Pacific Air Forces and the U.S. Pacific Command.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.09.06): Wind Direction Indicators

Aero-Tips!

Aircraft performance is greatly enhanced when taking off and landing as directly into the wind as possible. Crosswinds, also, are a factor in a large number of lightplane accidents. Typically you’ll find one or more of three methods to visually determine surface wind direction.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.09.06)

Aero-Linx!

Now for something really different. When you were a kid, did you ever dream that the balloon you were holding on to would lift you up into the sky and carry you away?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.09.06): Area 51

Area 51 Also known as Groom Lake, is a secret military facility about 90 miles north of Las Vegas. The number refers to a 6-by-10-mile block of land, at the center of which is a large air base the government will not discuss.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.09.06)

"The C-17, as amazing as it is, is nothing more than an opportunity for America to continue to show who America is. We’ve had the opportunity... in times of need to show those in this region in particular that America can reach out the velvet hand of humanitarianism and that we can in fact embrace those who need help."

Source: General Paul V. Hester, Pacific Air Forces commander, on the importance of C-17 Globemaster IIIs to humanitarian efforts around the globe. Hawaii's Hickam AFB will soon become the first base outside the continental US to permanently host the strategic airlifters. By the end of the year the base will be home to eight C-17 Globemaster IIIs.  

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