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January 22, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 01.23.06

Have you ever found yourself flying in poor weather... and deciding to continue in spite of it all? Like most pilots... CFI Tom Turner has. But how sound was that decision, really? Making good deci

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.23.06

Here we go again... another State of the Union... another GA shutdown in DC...

Canadian investigators are on the scene of a Caravan down on Vancouver Island...

And the power goes bl

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.23.06

Here we go again... another State of the Union... another GA shutdown in DC...

Canadian investigators are on the scene of a Caravan down on Vancouver Island...

And the power goes bl

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NTSB Prelim Filed On SR22 Icing Chute Save

On January 13, 2006, at 1601 central standard time (CST), a Cirrus SR22, N87HK, registered to Trench Shoaring Systems Inc., operating as a 14 CFR Part 91 business flight, had an in flight loss of control while climbing in instrument flight conditions in the vicinity of Childersburg, Alabama.

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US Ultralight Association Files Report On Washington DC ADIZ

Dale Hooper, of the US Ultralight Association, filed this report on the ultralight view of the ever-restrictive Washington ADIZ. We thought that this was a viewpoint that needed to be seen by the rest of the aviation biz...

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Score 2 More For The Good Guys: Wellington Westpac Rescue Helo Rescues Yachties

Two yachties were winched off their yacht by the Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter around 7:00 Saturday morning. The 30 foot yacht Husvale, on a delivery trip from Tauranga to Lyttelton, set off their emergency locator beacon around 2:00 in the morning while being battered by huge seas and after being knocked down on its side three times.

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Fly The Friendly Skies Of... Cha Chingg!

Windfall for Managers Accompanies UAL Exit From Bankruptcy

It's good news for everybody at United Airlines as the airline exited bankruptcy on Friday. But it's better news for some than it is for others.

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It's A Marathon Run On the ISS

2006 Report #3, 10:30 a.m. CST, Friday, Jan. 20, 2006

Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur began his week Sunday by running a marathon in space.

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Air Force Takes Delivery Of First Production Global Hawks

The first of two production Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles began flying missions in support of the global war on terrorism within hours of arriving in theater earlier this month.

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TSA: 'We Didn't Take A Picture Of Him'

TSA Questions, Releases, Shoe-Bomb Suspect

If there was a reality show about the TSA, it would play like a comedy. According to writer Annie Jacobsen writing in Women's Wall Street (yes, the same writer who covered the "terrorists" who turned out to be a band of Syrian musicians), security screeners became suspicious of an Arab man traveling under the name Gamal Badawi for several reasons, not least of which the tape and rubber bands festooning his new high-top sneakers.

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The Legal War Continues: $100M Suit Filed in Chalks Crash

Long before a final cause will be issued by the NTSB, and well before an investigation has any chance of being completed, aero-litigators Motley Rice are making charges... and filing law suits. But then again, that's aero-litigators do... sigh.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (01.22.06): Expedite

Aero-Tips!

“November 329PT, cleared for takeoff, expedite your departure, traffic is a Citation on a two-mile final….”  If you’re ready to go, taxi onto the runway, apply power and take off.  But what if you’re not?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.22.06)

Aero-Linx!

Don’t know what to do with the bills when they come, other than pay them of course?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.22.06): Alien

Alien Anyone not born in the US trying to learn how to fly.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.22.06)

"We picked up the signal almost as soon as we took off... We were in a very strong Northerly and it only took about 30 minutes to get to the area. We never spotted them in the big seas but as we went past our radio gear indicated they were behind us, and as we turned the guys onboard set of a flare. The 30 foot yacht was being buffeted by seas around four metres high, with the occasional rouge wave coming through as high as six metres. Winds were between 40 and 50 knots (75 and 90 kph). Using hand signals we quickly established that there were only two of them onboard, they were physically OK and they had no radio communications... We were initially a bit concerned with how the rescue would go without being able to brief them, but they quickly showed us they were

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