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April 06, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.07.06

In his own words... Sean Tucker talks about bailing out...

The FAA asks Congress to step in on controller contract talks...

And an F-16 goes down in the water near Myrtle Beach....<

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.07.06

In his own words... Sean Tucker talks about bailing out...

The FAA asks Congress to step in on controller contract talks...

And an F-16 goes down in the water near Myrtle Beach.....

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PASS Accuses FAA of Misinformation Campaign

The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) has reacted to the FAA's 'unwarranted filing of an unfair labor practice charge against the union in connection with negotiations over a new contract for employees in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO) technical operations bargaining unit.

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Pan Am 73 Victims Sue Libya Nearly 20 Years After Hijacking

Victims of 1986 Hijacking of Pan Am 73 File $10 Billion Suit Against Libya

One hundred seventy-six passengers, estates, and family members who were victims of the September 5, 1986 terrorist hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan have filed suit against Libya and the individuals convicted of launching the attack.

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4857 Issue Date: April 05, 2006 at 23:57 UTC Location: 12 MILES SOUTH OF SAN PATRICIO , New Mexico Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIREFIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Automated Flight Service Station, 505-856-4591

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LA TFR: 04.09.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4801 Issue Date: April 05, 2006 at 13:48 UTC Location: Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana near HARVEY VORTAC (HRV) Beginning Date and Time: April 09, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 09, 2006 at 23:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Filming a movie with explosions with a diameter of 400 feet by 100 feet Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Houston (ZHU) Center, 281-230-5560

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VA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4836 Issue Date: April 05, 2006 at 18:52 UTC Location: Bridgewater, Virginia near GORDONSVILLE VORTAC (GVE) 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: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-8276

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LA TFR: 04.09.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4711 Issue Date: April 04, 2006 at 14:58 UTC Location: Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana near HARVEY VORTAC (HRV) Beginning Date and Time: April 09, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 09, 2006 at 23:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Filming a movie with explosions with a diameter of 400 feet by 100 feet Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Houston (ZHU) Center, 281-230-5560

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AD: Turbomeca

AD NUMBER: 2006-07-20 MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-07-20 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Makila 1 A2 turboshaft engines.

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ANN Special Feature: AOPA's Chris Dancy on AOPA Day at Sun-N-Fun 04.06.06

We're in Lakeland, Florida for the rest of the week... checking out all the goings-on at Sun-N-Fun. And one of those is AOPA Day at an event that is otherwise dominated by the EAA. AOPA spokesman C

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.06.06

An impasse in talks between the FAA and its controllers...

Vought lays off 600 workers...

And for the first time, we could soon hear the cockpit tapes from United Airlines Flight 93

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.06.06

An impasse in talks between the FAA and its controllers...

Vought lays off 600 workers...

And for the first time, we could soon hear the cockpit tapes from United Airlines Flight 93

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Comeback Scheduled For The Windecker Eagle?

EagleAero To Produce Updated Version Of Windecker Eagle Airplane

Here's a blast from the past... An up-dated version of the Windecker EAGLE, the world's first "plastic" airplane, is being planned for production. A company, EAGLEAERO, INC., has been formed to produce and market this all composite, single engine, retractable gear, high performance, four seat craft.

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USAF: 'Wings-Level' Landing Might Have Saved C-5 Crash Survivors

A veteran C-5 Galaxy pilot said all 17 people survived the April 3 plane crash at Dover Air Force Base, Del., mainly because the pilot did his job. Col. Udo McGregor said the “100 percent reason” everyone aboard survived the crash was because the pilot did a wings-level landing.

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NATCA Claims That FAA 'Walked Out' On Contract Talks With Controllers

The NATCA Version Of War Of Words Sez...

Official NATCA Statement: Contract talks between the National Air Traffic Controllers Association and the Federal Aviation Administration, which broke down last week over economic proposals, have officially concluded with the FAA walking out of the negotiations and declaring impasse after rejecting an offer that would have saved taxpayers $1.4 billion.

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Moussaoui Jury To Hear Flight 93 Cockpit Tape

Judge Will Consult With Victims' Families On Public Release

Jurors in the death penalty case of Zacarias Moussaoui, already tasked with a perhaps uneviable duty, may soon listen to what federal prosecutors say was the end result of Moussaoui's failure to cooperate with federal agents in August 2001: the cockpit tape that recorded the final moments of United Airlines Flight 93 on 9/11.

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Avidyne Shows Off Large-Format Version Of MHAS6000 Multi-Hazard Avoidance System

FlightMaxEX5000 Display Gives Big Picture View of XM Weather, Traffic, EGPWS, CMax™ Approach Charts

Avidyne is bringing a large-format version of the MHAS6000 Multi-Hazard Avoidance System featuring the Avidyne FlightMax® EX5000 multi-function display (MFD) and TAS600 Series active surveillance traffic system to the market.

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The WHUFFO File: Air Oil Separator

Or, How To Keep Your Belly Clean (Your Plane's, Anyway)

You know what a WHUFFO is, right? It's a guy who asks, "WHUFFO" do you have a frammis gasket on the plane? Or in this case, an Air Oil Separator? From time to time we at Aero-News will ask WHUFFO on behalf of our readers -- or for our writers, who will go fearlessly to ask these questions, without fear of embarrassment.

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EAA Works For Changes To Av-Medical Certification And Processing

One of the pilot community's most pressing needs, the timely processing of aviation medical certification special issuances, is poised for a practical solution thanks to the work of the Experimental Aircraft Association, its members and the EAA Aeromedical Council.

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EADS Socata Announces Management Appointments, New Sales And Service Centers

Coming off record sales and a return to profitability in 2005 -- as well as the introduction of its TBM-850 turboprop single -- EADS Socata announced its newest sales and service centers opening across the globe, as well as two new management appointments, at a press briefing earlier this week at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In.

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AeroConversions Offers New, Versatile Throttle Quadrant

Sonex Aircraft, LLC announced another addition to the AeroConversions product line. The AeroConversions Throttle Quadrant, designed to work with the AeroConversions AeroCarb and other carburetors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.06.06): Landing Priority

Aero-Tips!

Are you comfortable with four-way stop intersections or driving through roundabouts? Then you should have no trouble with the first come, first served philosophy of landing priority.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.06.06)

Aero-Linx!

May 13, 2006 is opening day for the 2006 airshow season at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Rhinebeck (NY).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.06.06): Controlled Firing Area

Aero-Terms!

Established to contain activities, which if not conducted in a controlled environment, would be hazardous to nonparticipating aircraft.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.06.06)

“The survivors are survivors because he put it on the ground wings level.”  Source: Veteran C-5 Galaxy pilot, Col. Udo McGregor, noting that the “100 percent reason” everyone aboard survived a recent C-5 crash was because the pilot did a wings-level landing. The Colonel is the Commander of the 439th Operations Group at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.

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