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March 20, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Para-Phernalia's Dan Tarasievich 03.21.06

Depending on what kind of flying you do... a parachute might just be the best investment you ever make. So says Dan Tarasievich at an outfit called Para-Phernalia. He spoke recently with ANN's Jim

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.21.06

Are we finally getting a glimpse of the motives behind Carla Martin's legal machinations?

TSA screeners secretly flunk a secret sneak-through test

And tragedy in Branson... four peo

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Seneca Down In Branson, Four Dead

Pilot Reported Difficulties Just After Takeoff

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 03.20.06 1830 EST: The FAA reports a twin-engine Piper PA-34 Seneca went down Monday afternoon near the center of the resort town of Branson, MO. Reports from the scene say all four onboard the aircraft died in the crash.

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Special Notice TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3567 Issue Date: March 20, 2006 at 18:23 UTC Location: United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for national security Type: Special Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Special Notice TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3571 Issue Date: March 20, 2006 at 18:25 UTC Location: United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for national security Type: Special Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Special Notice TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3570 Issue Date: March 20, 2006 at 18:25 UTC Location: United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for national security Type: Special Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Special Notice TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3569 Issue Date: March 20, 2006 at 18:24 UTC Location: United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for national security Type: Special Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Special Notice TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3565 Issue Date: March 20, 2006 at 18:21 UTC Location: United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for national security Type: Special Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Special Notice TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3566 Issue Date: March 20, 2006 at 18:23 UTC Location: United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for national security Type: Special Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Special Notice TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3568 Issue Date: March 20, 2006 at 18:24 UTC Location: United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for national security Type: Special Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Special Notice TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3564 Issue Date: March 20, 2006 at 18:21 UTC Location: United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for national security Type: Special Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NASA Names New Project Manager For Mars Rovers During Trying Times

Callas Takes Over As Martian Winter Approaches, Spirit Loses A Wheel

NASA's incredibly long-lived Mars rovers demand lots of care, as they age and the Martian winter approaches.

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CAE Awarded Contract For ARJ21 Simulator

China's First RJ To Enter Service In 2009

Last week, CAE was awarded a contract to provide the world's first full-flight simulator for China's upcoming ARJ21 regional jet being developed by AVIC I Commercial Aircraft Co. (ACAC).

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Report: TSA Screeners Failed To Detect Explosives

GAO Says 21 Airports Tested... All Fail

Investigators who conducted secret tests of baggage screeners at nearly two dozen airports made a disturbing -- but perhaps not surprising -- find: according to a GAO report, all of the workers failed to detect bomb-making components and explosives hidden in luggage.

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Miami Pirate Radio Station Interfering With ATC Communications

'Da Streetz' Not A Hit With Da Pilots

A pirate radio station broadcasting hip-hop music is causing pilots departing from Miami International Airport some grief.

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Baron Down In WV In Possible Oxygen Deprivation Accident

Overflew Intended Stop In MN; F-16s Trail, Watch As Aircraft Crashes

A businessman from St. Paul, MN died late Friday night, after his Beechcraft Baron 56TC overshot its intended destination and flew on for more than two hours, before it evidently ran out of fuel and crashed in West Virginia.

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NTSB: Angel Flight Accident CA Prelim Suggests Catastrophic Engine Failure

The NTSB has published a preliminary report (attached below) on the fatal A36 accident that claimed the life of former “Press Your Luck” game show host Peter Tomarken and his wife, Kathleen Tomarken. The two were enroute to conduct an Angel Flight mission when their aircraft went down off the Santa Monica coast.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 03.20.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: "Deviant Behavior" Around Clouds

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.20.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.20.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 03.20.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Master CFI Tom Turner on when to fly through clouds -- and when to deviate)

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2006 Red Bull Air Race World Series Gets Off To A Flying Start In Abu Dhabi

The first race of the 2006 Red Bull Air Race World Series took place Saturday 18th March, along the famous 'Corniche' stretch in Abu Dhabi. American Kirby Chambliss succeeded in beating 10 other world class pilots to win the first competition of the season with a total time of 3:33.37.

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Klyde Morris 03.20.06

Klyde Explains Some Tough Truths About GA...

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Richmond Ramp Rumpus: ERJ, Fuel Truck Tangle

Injuries Nil, Damage Minimal, In Dozing Driver Incident

Watching the choreography of a modern airline ramp, with a constant flow of aircraft, baggage-handling equipment, fuel trucks, and other ground servicing equipment, many a child has asked: "how come they don't bump into each other?"

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ISS Update: Moving Day For Soyuz

2006 Report #11, 1:30 p.m. CST, Friday, March 17, 2006

Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev plan to move their Soyuz capsule from the Earth-facing docking port of the station's Zarya module to an aft port on the Zvezda module on Monday, March 20.

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Busy Day For Wellington Westpac Rescue/Life Flight

The Wellington (New Zealand) based Westpac Rescue Helicopter and the Life Flight NZ fixed wing air ambulance worked four missions Saturday. It was also the Life Flight Open Day supporting the Westpac Chopper Appeal.

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Air Journey's 2nd South American Adventure Underway

Flying To The "Tip Of The World"

For the 2nd year, Air Journey is readying for a Journey to South America with 4 planes and 12 people to the "Tip" of the World. After 12 days, 5 countries (Cayman Islands, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Chile) and 6,000 miles, the group has now reached the most southern tip of South America, Ushuaia at the Beagle channel and Cape Horn.

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F-16 Fighting Falcon Covers Multiple Missions

Hundreds of physical and mental training hours go into being a part of one of the most advanced careers in the world -- an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot. The F-16’s multiple missions, such as air-to-air and air-to-ground combat, make it one of the most versatile aircraft in the Air Force, said Capt. Charlie Wolfsandle, 55th Fighter Squadron assistant training officer.

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FSF Applauds ICAO Amendment to Annex 13

Calls on Member Countries to Support the Action

At its 18th annual European Aviation Safety Seminar, the Flight Safety Foundation applauded the recent action of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (03.20.06): Descent Planning

Aero-Tips!

It’s easy to ball-park the time to begin descent if you have a good idea of your current ground speed and the amount of altitude you need to lose.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.20.06)

Aero-Linx!

Collection of pilot and astronaut photos and autographs. They’re not for sale, just for show.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.20.06): CDU

Aero-Terms!

Control Display Unit Uses crew entered flight plan information, airplane systems data and data from the navigation database to calculate airplane present position and pitch, roll and thrust commands required to fly an optimum flight profile.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.20.06)

"Keeping confidential evidence collected by accident investigators or from incident reporting systems can only lead to enhanced safety since witnesses will be able to talk more freely and without concern that their evidence may be used in judicial proceedings." Source: Stuart Matthews, President and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, after the FSF approved an amendment of Annex 13 Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation that includes new provisions for the protection of safety information from inappropriate use, mainly, the use of safety information in legal proceedings against operational personnel.

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