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January 27, 2006

FAA Announces Flight Restrictions for Super Bowl XL

At the request of other federal agencies, the FAA will restrict airspace in and around Detroit’s Ford Field before and during Super Bowl XL on February 5.

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Avidyne, AirShares Elite Team Up To Bring Entegra To The Mass-es

Seminar To Spotlight Release 6.0 Upgrade

Avidyne Corporation and AirShares Elite announced Friday the two companies are planning an "Evening of Learning" to be held February 9 at 6:30 pm in the Jet Aviation hangar at Hanscom Airport (BED), in Bedford, MA.

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Some GOOD News On The Local Airport Front

NY Field To Reopen Soon Under New Name

Tom Brelsford, a retired Connecticut State Environmental Police Sergeant, wasn't fooling when he bought the old Newhart Airport near Venice, NY last April 1st. Brelsford announced this week plans are well underway to reopen the field this spring.

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Icing, Poor Planning Cited In 2005 Air Ambulance Accident

Claimed Three Lives, Lone Survivor Called For Help On Cell

Severe icing -- and the pilot's failure to plan sufficiently for it -- were cited by the NTSB in its probable cause report on a fatal January 2005 accident that caused a Beech King Air B-90 (file photo of type, below) to stall and impact terrain near Rawlins, WY.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 01.27.06

EAA's Earl Lawrence Fills Us In On A Certain Midwinter Meeting

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.27.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.27.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- EAA Vice President of Industry and Regulatory Affairs Earl Lawrence: 01.27.06  (ANN's Feature News Program, with the EAA's Earl Lawrence on the annual EA

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SecTrans Mineta's Aero Club Speech Alarms EAA Officials

References To User Fees, Additional Equipment Ominous To GA

Although user fees have been rejected by Congress and the general aviation community on an almost-yearly basis over the past decade, EAA officials are extremely concerned following U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta's speech to the Aero Club of Washington (D.C.) on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in which he seemed to float the idea once again.

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Robinson Heli: 2005 Was A REALLY Good Year

Robinson Sets New Helicopter Sales Record

In 2005 Robinson manufactured 806 new helicopters which is the most civil helicopters ever produced in one year, by any individual company. The previous record of civil helicopters manufactured in one year, was set by Bell Helicopters in 1980.

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Cessna Agrees: 2005 Was A REALLY Good Year

"Remarkable Gains, Significant Achievements" 

Cessna Aircraft Company Chairman, President and CEO Jack Pelton has reported that the company made "remarkable gains and significant achievements" in 2005.

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HAI Prez Speaks Out Against Permanent ADIZ Restrictions

At a public meeting on Wednesday, January 18, Helicopter Association International (HAI) President Matthew Zuccaro spoke out against a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) designed to make the Washington, D.C. ADIZ restrictions permanent.

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