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November 27, 2005

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.28.05

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ANN Special Feature: ICAS President John Cudahy 11.28.05

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SpaceX Update: Darn... It's A Scrub

One Week Delay Anticipated

The SpaceX launch is scrubbed for today. The reason for the delay was an auxiliary liquid oxygen (LOX) fill tank had a manual vent valve incorrectly set to vent. The time it took to correct the problem resulted in significant LOX boiloff and loss of helium, and it was the latter that caused the launch abort.

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Rock Iwasaki Accident Report Released

When Rock died in the April 21 crash of his Pitts Special, it seemed like one of those inexplicable things. Now the final report on his mishap has been released, and even though the commission made a determination of probable cause, their explanation is unlikely to persuade his legion of fans -- or stop the growth of his legend.

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NTSB Prelim: Embraer That Clobbered Walmart Lost Left Engine

We now know a lot more about the accident that occurred November 8th over Manchester, NH, involving an Embraer Bandeirante. According to the NTSB prelim, the pilot reported that he heard an explosion from the left engine and thereafter noted that the engine had come to a full-stop.

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ARSA Files Formal Complaint Against Rolls-Royce Over ICA

ARSA has filed a formal complaint with the FAA against the Rolls-Royce Corporation. The complaint alleges that Rolls-Royce has not provided basic safety information about its engine as required by the FARs.

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US Fomenting Galactic War With Aliens

Paul Hellyer was Deputy Minister of Defence from 1963-67, and later, Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister under PM Pierre Trudeau, so he's an important member of Canada's ruling Liberal Party. He's also convinced that the Bush Administration is embarking on a war that threatens all civilization -- no, not the one in Iraq, Hellyer is talking about the war with the aliens on the moon and Mars and in outer space.

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Greece Has F-16 Sticker Shock

Rising Price Raises Opposition Ire

The number was $1.3 billion back in July. Now the digits have changed places, and it's $3.1 billion. But Greek Defence Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos (say that three times fast) still thinks it's a good deal.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.27.05)

"UFOs are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head..."

Source: Paul Hellyer, Deputy Minister of Defence from 1963-67, and later, Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister under PM Pierre Trudeau -- who is convinced that the Bush Administration is embarking on a war that threatens all civilization -- no, not the one in Iraq, Hellyer is talking about the war with the aliens on the moon and Mars and in outer space.

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CO TFR: 11.29.05

NOTAM: 5/0952 Issued: 11/25/2005 20:30 Effective: 11/29/2005 18:10 - 11/29/2005 22:15 State: CO Facility: ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO. Type: VIP Description: DENVER, COLORADO, NOVEMBER 29, 2005. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OP

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TX TFR: 11.29.05 -- 12.01.05

NOTAM: 5/0953 Issued: 11/25/2005 20:50 Effective: 11/29/2005 18:20 - 12/01/2005 21:15 State: TX Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: VIP Description: PAMPA, PAMPA, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 1, 2005 LOCAL. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATION

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AD NUMBER: 2005-24-02 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-24-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes.

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