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September 28, 2006

FAA, GA Leaders Agree On Impact Of Very Light Jets

Can World Peace Be Far Behind?

Appearing Thursday before the Senate Commerce Aviation Subcommittee, leaders from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) industry gave testimony on the introduction of very light jets (VLJs) into the national airspace system. And the consensus is.. well, that there IS a consensus between the two sides on the impact VLJs will have on day-to-day air operations.

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1538  Issue Date: September 28, 2006 at 0:06 UTC Location: Piru Lake, California 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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MD TFR: 09.30.06 - 10.01.06

NOTAM Number:  FDC 6/1521  Issue Date: September 27, 2006 at 20:02 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: September 30, 2006 at 1:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 01, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WY TFR: 10.03.06

NOTAM Number:  FDC 6/1529  Issue Date: September 27, 2006 at 22:11 UTC Location: Jackson, Wyoming Beginning Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 1:20 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 14:55 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 10.03.06

NOTAM Number:  FDC 6/1727  Issue Date: September 28, 2006 at 15:09 UTC Location: San Antonio, Texas Beginning Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 16:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 19:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MA TFR: 09.28.06 - 10.01.06

NOTAM Number:  FDC 6/1709  Issue Date: September 28, 2006 at 14:37 UTC Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts near NANTUCKET VOR/DME (ACK) Beginning Date and Time: September 28, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 01, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy BLue Angels and other demonstration teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Cape (K90) TRACON, 508-563-1428

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AZ TFR: 09.30.06

NOTAM Number:  FDC 6/1595  Issue Date: September 28, 2006 at 11:46 UTC Location: Prescott, Arizona near DRAKE VORTAC (DRK) Beginning Date and Time: September 30, 2006 at 17:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 30, 2006 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4575

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Touchdown! Expedition 13 Crew, Ansari Return Safely To Earth

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 09.28.06 2125 EDT: Described as the end of a "fruitful" day by one Russian mission controller, the Soyuz TMA descent capsule carrying Expedition 13 crew members Pavel Vinogradov and Jeff Williams, and space tourist Anousheh Ansari, safely touched down in Kazakhstan approximately 15 minutes ago.

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US Airways FAs Unhappy With Negotiations

Plans For Protest Picketing Pondered

We deserve more, so say US Airways Flight Attendants. A year after the merger between America West Airlines and US Airways, flight attendants from both companies are likely to join the growing ranks of picketing airline workers.

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Is Airbus Feeling Some Heat From EADS?

A380 Schedule Announcement Could Come As Early As Friday

French newspaper LaTribune, citing unidentified company officials, says Airbus may make an announcement about A380 delivery schedules as early as Friday -- this according to Bloomberg.

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Bell Rolls Out First Production H-1 Helicopters

280 Attack, Utility Helos To Replace Aging USMC Fleet

Aero-News has learned Bell Helicopter delivered the first production AH-1Z attack and UH-1Y utility helicopters Wednesday to the US Department of Defense.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.28.06

Affording The Dream -- Aircraft Financing

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.28.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.28.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Affording The Dream: 09.28.06 (ANN Special Feature, AirFleet Capital's Steve Smestad and Jim Blessing.)

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ANN Special Feature: Affording the Dream -- Aircraft Financing 09.28.06

There are many good reasons for making the decision to buy an aircraft.One reason many of us put it off, is financing. Air Fleet Capital specializes in financing aircraft purchases, and ANN's Jim C

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.28.06

A Tupolev (TWO-pah-lehv) collides with a tanker...

Boeing hopes triple 7's a winner...

And aging pilots fight for their right to work.

Sponsored By...

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.28.06

A Tupolev (TWO-pah-lehv) collides with a tanker...

Boeing hopes triple 7's a winner...

Aging pilots fight for their right to work...

...and more!

Sponsored By...

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Superior's XP-400 Makes A Good Showing At Reno

'Unleashed' Finishes Sixth In The Sport Bronze

A happy sixth-place finisher at Reno? Yup. It may seem strange, but Scott Germain -- Scotty G -- IS happy, and he DID come in sixth.

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Boeing's KC-767 Begins Advanced Boom Flight Tests

Features Advanced Emergency Disconnect System

Just as Boeing announcedit was looking at a tanker variant of its 777 to compete for a lucrative USAF tanker contract, Boeing began flight tests on its fifth-generation aerial refueling boom installed on the original KC-767 tanker prototype.

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Smiths Aerospace Awarded Contract For VH-71 Cockpit Display Suite

Very Large Displays, For A Very Important Helicopter

Representatives with Smiths Aerospace told ANN Wednesday the company has been awarded the contract to supply the new large area cockpit display system for the Lockheed Martin VH-71 Presidential helicopter, in a contract worth more than $20 million.

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Urgent CASA AD: Diamond

Applicability: Diamond Aircraft Industries DA 40 aircraft

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Aging Pilots Fight For Right To Work

Age-60 Rule Is Under Fire Again

A battle that's simmered for years is in the limelight again -- this time before Congress. Thirty airline veterans began a two-day lobbying campaign in Washington asking lawmakers to repeal the age-60 rule -- as they've had no luck with the FAA on this one.

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Branson Aims To Cut Aircraft Emissions By 25 Percent

Proposes Weight, Engine Use Reductions

Sir Richard Branson has a new cause. Last week, he pledged to donate all profits from his rail and airline companies to combat global warming. He says he'll use profits to develop new, cleaner energy sources. On Wednesday... Branson proposed a plan he says would cut aircraft emissions by up to 25-percent.

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NTSB's Rosenker Says Board Committed To Making Aviation Safer

Also Thanks FAA Investigators For Helping To Reduce Backlog

On Wednesday, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark V. Rosenker reiterated the Safety Board's commitment to making aviation, a safe industry, even safer... while acknowledging that last year saw a slight uptick in general aviation related fatalities.

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Certified: Rockwell Collins' HGS-4200 Head-Up Guidance System

Air Canada Jazz Will Equip Its CRJ705s With System

Aero-News learned Wednesday Rockwell Collins just received a hat-trick of certifications for its HGS-4200 Head-up Guidance System. The system is now certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada (TC) for use on Bombardier CRJ705 and Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.

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Airman's Remains Possibly Found

Fishermen Find Clothing With A Nametag

An Air Force Reservist may be finally going home... a decade late.

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Pilot Uninjured In Treetop Blimp Landing

Reported Losing Rudder Control

A familiar sight in the skies over Boston's Fenway Park, the Hood-dairy blimp became stuck in the woods near Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA Tuesday after its pilot, the sole person onboard, reported rudder failure during a routine flight.

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Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum Gets A Reprieve... Maybe

Beleagured Museum May Survive After All!

The Cradle of Aviation Museum has a champion, Long Island's Nassau county has a $ 2-million plan to keep the museum open.

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Sporty's Awards 2006 Sweepstakes Skyhawk To Georgia Pilot

"Is This For Real?"

Despite his wife's original suspicions to the contrary, Bob Meadows had a feeling a message left on his answering machine was legitimate.

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Doctors Perform First-Ever Human Surgery In Zero-G

That's One Small Cyst For Mankind

What if you're at the International Space Station, and you need your appendix taken out? Can doctors perform surgery in zero-G? Apparently they can... at least that's what a team of French doctors say.

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Comp Air Says 'Buy A Kit, Build A Plane, Get A Car'

Builders Will Receive A 2006 Chevy Aveo

Now here's an intriguing promotion... for a limited time, buyers of certain Comp Air aircraft kits will receive a new 2006 Chevy Aveo... which doesn't require any assembly.

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Citation Impounded As Part Of Belgian Drug Sting

Authorities Seize Pilots, Passenger... And $13 Million In Heroin

Be careful who you let use your plane! Belgian police impounded a Cessna Citation of Irish registry on Tuesday. Why? Because a man carrying over 100 pounds of heroin tried to board the aircraft... and police were waiting for him.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.28.06): Black Hole, Bright Lights

Aero-Tips!

It's getting dark earlier (at least in the northern hemisphere), so more pilots will be flying at night. There are many hazards associated with flight after dark; let's look at two.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.28.06)

Aero-Linx!

Can’t let the superheroes and pirates capture all the movie glory. Support the aviation movies. Flyboys tell the story of a handful of Americans who volunteered to fight in World War I before America actually joined in.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.28.06): Solo

Aero-Terms!

Your first totally unassisted flight that results in a controlled landing.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.28.06)

"That's some kind of scam. Don't give them your social security number!"

Source: Ellen Meadows, wife of Sporty's 2006 Sweepstakes Aircraft winner Bob Meadows, upon hearing for the first time her husband had won the fully-loaded Cessna 172SP.

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