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December 04, 2006

Space Shuttle TFR: 12.07.06 - 12.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7397 Issue Date: December 01, 2006 at 1838 UTC Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida Beginning Date and Time: December 07, 2006 at 1936 UTC Ending Date and Time: December 08, 2006 at 0306 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-869-5432

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7554 Issue Date: December 04, 2006 at 1847 UTC Location: Gile Bend, Arizona near GILA BEND VORTAC (GBN) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately 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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CA TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7503 Issue Date: December 03, 2006 at 2042 UTC Location: Moorpark, California near FILLMORE VORTAC (FIM) 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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NAFI Announces November Master Instructors

'The Best Of The Best'

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation education association.

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Vermont Airport Owner Lost In Aerostar Accident

Plane Went Down One Mile From Field

Authorities have recovered the body of a pilot whose Smith Aerostar 601P crashed in a heavily wooded area near Vermont's Mount Snow Airport  (4V8) Saturday.

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Four Lost After Marine CH-46 Goes Down In Iraq

Enemy Fire Not Suspected In Emergency Water Landing

Coalition forces have recovered the bodies of all three missing servicemembers lost during an emergency water landing by a USMC CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter Sunday. The helo made an emergency water landing near the shore of Lake Qadisiyah in western Anbar province.

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Libyan Red Crescent Purchases Five A119 Koalas

To Be Used For EMS Operations

Representatives with AgustaWestland told ANN Monday the Libyan Red Crescent has purchased five A119 Koalas helicopters, to be used for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) operations in the North African country.

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A400M Program Review Completed

Electrical Harnesses May Pose Problems Ahead

Aero-News has learned the two month-review of the Airbus A400M program was completed last week.

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Boeing Delivers Final Upgraded E6-B Mercury To US Navy

Over 100 Cockpit Steam Gauges Replaced By Six Screens

Last week, Boeing delivered the 16th and final upgraded E6-B Mercury to the U.S. Navy during a ceremony at Cecil Field in Jacksonville, FL.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 12.04.06

New ICAS President Bruce Wilson

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.04.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.04.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A New Man At The Top At ICAS: 12.04.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Bruce Wilson, the new president of the International Council of Air Shows.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.04.06

Finally! Airbus gets the go-ahead for its A350XWB...
Blue Grass Airport denies blame for an August CRJ accident...
...and what's the word on the FAA's Age 60 rule?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.04.06

Finally! Airbus gets the go-ahead for its A350XWB...
Blue Grass Airport denies blame for an August CRJ accident...
...and what's the word on the FAA's Age 60 rule?

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ANN Special Feature: Bruce Wilson, President, ICAS 12.04.06

ANN's Jim Campbell interviews Bruce Wilson, new president of the International Council of Air Shows, on the status of the organization and the oulook for the 2007 air show season.

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SPEEA Charges Boeing With Unfair Labor Practices

Issues Surrounding Early Retirees' Medical Plan

The union representing 19,300 engineers and technical workers at The Boeing Company around Puget Sound is charging the aerospace giant with unfair labor practices for failing to bargain in good faith and work jointly as promised to replace early retiree medical benefits for represented employees who retire at age 55.

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Two UND Students Lost In Minnesota Cessna Accident

Plane Down In Possible Wx-Related Crash

Two freshmen enrolled in the University of North Dakota's aviation program were lost Friday evening, when their Cessna Skyhawk went down near Crookston, MN.

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Thai Airways Demands Compensation For A380 Delays

Southeast Asian Airline Wants Its Pound Of Flesh

State-owned Thai Airways is now demanding Airbus pay fines and compensation for delivery delays of the A380 superjumbos it's ordered.

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Jamail Larkins Inspires School Students And Faculty

FAA Spokesman Discusses Aviation Career Opportunities

Jamail Larkins, America’s youngest African American air show pilot at 22-years old, recently spoke to hundreds of students, counselors and guests from area high schools and colleges during the Frederick Aviation Education Expo in Frederick, Maryland.

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Continental Airlines Says Its Pilots Support Effort To Win China Route

One Of Four Airlines Vying For Prestigious, Potentially Lucrative Run

Last week, Continental Airlines received the endorsement of its pilots' union, a unit of the Air Line Pilots' Association International (ALPA), in its efforts to provide service between Newark, NJ and Shanghai.

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Gourmet Meals On Menu For ISS Crew

French Master Chef Sends Masterpieces Aloft

So where's the hottest place to get a culinary masterpiece from French master chef Alain Ducasse? Is it a swanky restaurant in New York City? A fashionable Bistro in Paris? How about aboard the International Space Station around 220 miles overhead?

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Gone West: Kenneth Taylor

Pearl Harbor Hero Was 86

Kenneth Taylor's son says his dad answered the call to war on Sunday, December 7, 1941 still dressed in tuxedo pants from a "very entertaining" outing the night before. By the end of the day, the 21-year-old Army Air Corps second lieutenant had shrapnel in his arm, and at least two shot down Japanese Zeros to his credit.

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AZ-Based Turbo Engines Bought Out By Bearing Manufacturer

Says Operations Will Continue Unaffected

Aero-News has learned Tucson, AZ-based engine repair and overhaul facility Turbo Engines, Inc. has been acquired by The Timkin Company, a steel bearings manufacturer. Timkin says the acquisition further bolsters the company's status in the aerospace aftermarket industry.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (12.04.06): Pilot Isolation

Aero-Tips!

There's a feature of many aircraft intercoms that's not commonly used, but which has a great role to play in good single-pilot cockpit management. That feature is "pilot isolation".

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.04.06)

Aero-Linx!

The name Henry Ford was synonymous with automobiles but what could he do in the aviation arena?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.04.06) Synchropters

Aero-Terms!

Less-than-typical rotor configuration for a helicopter with two rotor heads at slight angles to each other using a common transmission to drive them.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.04.06)

"It was what he was supposed to do, what he was trained to do, what he had the temperament to do. He didn't feel particularly heroic."

Source: Kenneth Taylor, Jr., speaking of his father's service on the morning of December 7, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Kenneth Sr. passed away last week at the age of 86.

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