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June 21, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Acting NTSB Chairman Mark Rosenker 06.22.06

They're over... two days of hearings into a deadly mishap at Midway airport... where a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 ran off the end of the runway and onto a busy Chicago street. The aircraft c

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.22.06

A one-on-one interview with the acting chairman of the NTSB...

Is this the end of Varig?

And Wall Street takes a sudden shine to the airline industry.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.22.06

A one-on-one interview with the acting chairman of the NTSB...

Is this the end of Varig?

And Wall Street takes a sudden shine to the airline industry...

...and more.

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MN TFR: 06.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0339 Issue Date: June 20, 2006 at 18:14 UTC Location: Ely, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: June 21, 2006 at 15:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 21, 2006 at 16:45 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, 651-463-5580

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0343 Issue Date: June 20, 2006 at 18:52 UTC Location: New Cuyama, California near FELLOWS VORTAC (FLW) 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: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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TX TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0356 Issue Date: June 20, 2006 at 19:33 UTC Location: Glass Mountains, near Fort Stockton, Texas near MARFA VOR/DME (MRF) 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: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0361 Issue Date: June 20, 2006 at 20:01 UTC Location: 15 Miles North East of Glenwood, New Mexico 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: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4591

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WY TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0380 Issue Date: June 20, 2006 at 22:49 UTC Location: Laramie, Wyoming near LARAMIE VORTAC (LAR) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (ZDV) Air Traffic Control Tower, 303-651-4248

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CA TFR: 06.23.06 - 06.25.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0389 Issue Date: June 21, 2006 at 10:06 UTC Location: Ramona, California near JULIAN VORTAC (JLI) Beginning Date and Time: June 23, 2006 at 23:59 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 25, 2006 at 22:50 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Southern California (SCT) TRACON, 858-537-5900

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0405 Issue Date: June 21, 2006 at 14:04 UTC Location: 22 Miles West of Wagon Mound, New Mexico near CIMARRON VORTAC (CIM) 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: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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FAA Reminds Passengers Fireworks A No-No On Airliners

Hopefully, They Used Small Words

This should be a no-brainer... but there are evidently still enough people out there who try to carry fireworks in their luggage when travelling -- especially with the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching -- that the FAA has issued a friendly reminder that it is against the law to transport explosives on a plane.

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Alaskan Searchers Find No Sign Of Reported Plane Crash

Witness Maintains He Saw Plane Go Down

Hopefully, it's nothing more than a case of mistaken identity... but Alaska State Troopers are searching for a dark blue-and-white Cessna 180 that one witness says spiraled into the ground near the Bradley Sky Ranch airport Monday night.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 06.21.06

The North Korean Missile Crisis

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.21.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.21.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The North Korean Missile Crisis: 06.21.06 (ANN Special Feature, with analysis of North Korea's imminent plans to test a long range ICBM.)

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Marine Receives Aviation Award For Valor In Iraq

Also Nominated For Alfred A. Cunningham Award

Throughout history, Marines have displayed excellent leadership during times of war... and the leadership of one Marine in Iraq continues this Marine Corps Legacy.

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NTSB Hearings Begin On Southwest Runway Overrun At MDW

Conflicting Runway Condition Reports Led To Confusion

The flight crew of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 received conflicting information about the condition of the runway as they approached Chicago's Midway Airport in heavy snow last December.

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Pacific Coast Avionics Joins Glasair's 'Two Weeks To Taxi' Program

Will Supply Finished IPs

Representatives with Pacific Coast Avionics told ANN this week the company has reached an agreement with Glasair Aviation LLC to support the new Glasair Sportsman "Two Weeks To Taxi" Program through the design and fabrication of optional kit panels.

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LoPresti Proclaims Victory Over Hawker 700 Lighting 'Problem'

Partners With Avmats To Provide High-Viz Lights

Aero-News has learned that corporate aircraft support and maintenance provider Avmats has combined forces with performance leader LoPresti aviation to deliver LoPresti Boom Beam lighting to the Hawker 700 Legacy Series bizjet.

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Did The 'Southern Cross' Fly To The ISS?

Did the South rise again... all the way into orbit? Well, it depends on who you listen to... but eBay recently ran an auction claiming that, indeed, several Confederate flags -- and all the historical baggage they bear -- apparently flew into orbit aboard a 2004 mission to the International Space Station.

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IL TFR: 06.23.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0234 Issue Date: June 19, 2006 at 20:20 UTC Location: Chicago, Illinois Beginning Date and Time: June 23, 2006 at 14:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 23, 2006 at 18:55 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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IL TFR: 06.23.06 - 06.25.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0261 Issue Date: June 20, 2006 at 12:49 UTC Location: Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois near SPINNER VORTAC (SPI) Beginning Date and Time: June 23, 2006 at 15:20 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 25, 2006 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Springfield Air Rendevous Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Springfield (SPI) Air Traffic Control Tower, 217-535-1420

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-13-03 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-13-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-13-01 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-13-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 727-200 series airplanes.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2006-13-02 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-13-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes.

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Tensions Ratchet Up Between US, North Korea Over Missile Test

But What Can The United States Do In Response?

The nuclear rhetoric between the United States and North Korea ratcheted up dramatically Tuesday, with the Communist stalwart asserting its self-proclaimed sovereign right to test a long-range missile -- one capable of hitting the United States.

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Saudi Arabia Offers Scholarships To US-Bound Aviation Students

Timing Is Everything...

Given some still-simmering resentments in this country over the fact Saudi Arabia was home to nearly all the 9/11 hijackers... is this the best time for that country to be offering cash scholarships for its students to train for aviation careers in the US?

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EU Adds Four More Airlines To Its 'Blacklist'

Well... Technically Three

Here's one list no one wants to be on... the European Union's so-called "blacklist" of what it deems to be unsafe airlines. And this week, the European Commission added four more names to the list.

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French Police Search Airbus HQ Over Stock Sales

...And Things Get Even Uglier In French Parliament

We don't want to say things have taken a turn for the worse in Toulouse... but it's seldom a good thing when the police show up.

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IAOPA Calls For International UAV Operating Standards

Aims To Make The Skies Safer For Flesh-And-Blood Pilots

At an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Exploratory Meeting on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in Montreal recently, the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) called for measures to make UAVs compatible with existing air traffic, ensuring equivalent or higher levels of safety.

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STS-120 Crew To Include Second Female Shuttle Commander

Will Blast Off On Atlantis In Summer 2007

With Discovery set to fly into space just 10 days from now, NASA is already looking ahead to the fifth mission set to fly after the shuttle program returns to space... and the agency says it has found just the right person to lead that mission.

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AirTran Computer Problems Cause Hours of Delays

When Upgrades Go Wrong

The idea was to improve the reservation and airport check-in software for AirTran. But like the Hal 2000 computer on board the Jupiter-bound Discovery in Stanley Kubrick’s "2001: A Space Oddessy," the AirTran system apparently developed a mind of its own Monday night.

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SAA Chief Stands By Airline's Anti-Hijacking Measures

"Nobody Lost A Parent. Nobody Lost A Child"

Following an unsuccessful attempted hijacking this weekend, South African Airways CEO Khaya Ngqula went on the offensive Monday, saying the attempt shows his airline's emergency policies and procedures are up to the task of thwarting such attempts.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.21.06): High-Altitude Endorsement

Aero-Tips!

Planning on flying a high-altitude pressurized aircraft? Then you'll need special training.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.21.06)

Aero-Linx!

Think you’ve got what it takes to fly RC helicopters with the big dogs?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.21.06): GPS

Aero-Terms!

Global Positioning System -- Navigational system using orbiting satellites to determine the aircraft's position on the Earth.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.21.06)

"You have the potential of setting off a major war, that would make the Iraq War look like a minor engagement."

Source: Mark Kelso, chairman of social sciences at Queens University in Charlotte, NC, commenting on the limited options available to the United States in responding to a forthcoming test by North Korea of its new intercontinental ballistic missile, the Taepodong-2.

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