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April 15, 2006

KS TFR: 04.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5545 Issue Date: April 14, 2006 at 19:37 UTC Location: Manhatten, Kansas Beginning Date and Time: April 18, 2006 at 18:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 18, 2006 at 21:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WSI Announces Rebates For Customers To Upgrade Equipment For Sirius Service

Current Systems Will Be Unusable After April 2007

Certified WSI systems utilizing the Sirius satellite radio upgrade will be available later in the year -- which is great news, if you were looking to purchase a WSI system for your plane around that time... but what about customers already using WSI's AV100 or AV200 systems, which won't be compatible with the new network after April 2007?

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Lambert Airport Opens New Runway Over Protests

City Hopes "If You Build It, They Will Come"

St. Louis's Lambert International Airport opened its new Runway 11-29, its first in nearly 50 years, this week... but whether the airport needed it or not is still the subject of debate in that community.

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Foundation Wants To Send Hundreds Of Teachers Into Space

Project Resumes After 20 Years, Aims To Use Private Spacecraft

At the National Conference on Science Education earlier this month, the Space Frontier Foundation announced a project to fly hundreds of teachers in space within the next few years. Science teachers from across America showed their support by signing a declaration saying they want to go into space.

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One Pilot Found Drunk, Another In T-Shirt During Surprise Airport Check In India

Fast Times In Mumbai

CNN reports a surprise check last week at India's busy Mumbai Airport lived up to its billing, with officials making a few shocking discoveries. One airline pilot was found drunk on duty... and another who was flying in his t-shirt. (No, not on the same flight.)

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ANN Conducting Media Workshop At AEA 2006

See Jim. See Jim Speak... At Upcoming AEA Conference

How can a manufacturer best promote its new product or latest innovation... and do it economically? ANN is here to help, with our upcoming "Using the Media as an Effective Marketing Tool" workshop at next week's Aircraft Electronics Association Conference in Palm Springs, CA.

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Rolls-Royce Engine Hits New Milestone on Legendary Aircraft

AE2100 Powers C-130J, C-27 Spartan Aircraft

Rolls-Royce announced this week the engine manufacturer has topped one million hours of service with its AE 2100 military turboprop engine, a new milestone for one of the world's most famous aircraft -- the C-130 Hercules military transport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.15.06): Airplanes And Taxes

Aero-Tips!

Awaken on this bright and cheery morn, and traipse happily to the airport. Rolling back the hangar door, push your nimble craft eagerly out into the dawn’s light, anxious for the exhilaration that comes when you wing into the lofty blue. Prop now turning, nod your headset-coiffed head as golden rays kiss the yawning world below. One thought comes to your exuberant mind: it’s April 15th. What will this airplane do to my taxes?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.15.06)

Aero-Linx!

Lest we ever forget the horrible act of Chicago Mayor Daley in 2003, the Friends of Meigs site will remind us.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.15.06): Cyclic

Aero-Terms!

On helicopters, used to tilt the tip path plane in the direction that horizontal movement is desired.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.15.06)

"We've lost that 'Holy cow, we've been to the moon. Our kids don't know they've lost it, but the teachers do. This project can bring it back. As good as it will be for our students, what better way to tell teachers how important they are."

Source: Kevin Runkle, a teacher at John Muir Middle School in San Jose, CA, on the resurrection of the "Teachers In Space" program.

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Special Notice TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5548 Issue Date: April 14, 2006 at 20:03 UTC Location: United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for national security Type: Special Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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KY TFR: 04.20.06 - 04.23.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5502 Issue Date: April 14, 2006 at 13:21 UTC Location: Louisville, Kentucky near BOWMAN VOR/DME (BQM) Beginning Date and Time: April 20, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 23, 2006 at 2:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force high performance aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Louisville-Standiford (SDF) Air Traffic Control Tower, 502-375-7417

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AZ TFR: 04.15.06 - 04.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5543 Issue Date: April 14, 2006 at 19:30 UTC Location: 20 Miles Northeast, Buckeye, Arizona near BUCKEYE VORTAC (BXK) Beginning Date and Time: April 15, 2006 at 1:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 17, 2006 at 14:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for accident investigation Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5542 Issue Date: April 14, 2006 at 19:19 UTC Location: 20 Miles Northeast, Buckeye, Arizona near BUCKEYE VORTAC (BXK) Beginning Date and Time: April 18, 2006 at 5:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for accident investigation Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-08-04 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-08-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767 airplanes.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2006-08-05 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-08-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 airplanes.

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AD: Eurocopter

AD NUMBER: 2006-08-06 MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-08-06 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model SA-360C, SA-365C, SA-365C1, and SA-365C2 helicopters.

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