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April 14, 2006

NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5511 Issue Date: April 14, 2006 at 15:04 UTC Location: 11 Miles Northeast, Mora, New Mexico near LAS VEGAS VORTAC (FTI) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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AK TFR: 04.14.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5516 Issue Date: April 14, 2006 at 16:07 UTC Location: Atigun Pass, Alaska near BETTLES VOR/DME (BTT) Beginning Date and Time: April 14, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 14, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Avalanche control Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Fairbanks (FAI) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-474-0388

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NAFI Announces March 2006 Master Instructors

The Best Of The Best  

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all designated Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation organization.

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Delta, Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement

Panel Delays Ruling On Contract

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 04.14.06 1215 ES: Talk about down to the wire. Aero-News has learned a tentative agreement has been reached on a new contract between Delta Air Lines, and its pilots union -- less than 24 hours before a federal arbitration panel was expected to rule if the bankrupt carrier could toss out its existing contract with pilots, a move that almost certainly would have resulted in a debilitating pilots strike.

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Airbus Celebrates A340-600 HGW Certification

...But Program Has Fewer Customers Now Than Before

Airbus announced Friday the company has achieved EASA certification for the latest version of the long range A340-600. Qatar Airways is the first customer to take delivery of the plane, followed by Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and Etihad Airways... but there's a name missing from that list: Emirates.

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Urgent CASA AD: Rolls-Royce

Applicability: Rolls Royce Model RB211-524 series engines, all marks, installed on Boeing 747 and 767 and Lockheed L1011 aeroplanes fitted with High Pressure (HP) Turbine discs only listed in Table 1 of this AD.

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Urgent CASA AD: Eurocopter

Applicability: Model SA 365 N, and N1 helicopters, Model AS 365 N2 and N3 helicopters, and Model SA 365 C, C1, C2, and C3 helicopters; delivered before 27 March 2006, and equipped with a main rotor hub-to-main rotor mast (MRH/mast) bolted attachment assembled by Eurocopter.

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AD: Gulfstream

AD NUMBER: 2006-04-13R1 MANUFACTURER: Gulfstream SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-04-13R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Gulfstream Model GIV-X and GV-SP series airplanes.

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AD: Seats

AD NUMBER: 2006-08-03 MANUFACTURER: Seats SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-08-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sicma Aero Seat (formerly Farner) cabin attendant seats series 150 type FN and series 151 type WN.

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Big Brother Is Watching WHO??

TSA "Terrorist" Turns Out To Be A Homeward-Bound Marine

The Transportation Security Administration bagged a terrorist in Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday, or so they thought. Daniel Brown's name came up on their no-fly watchlist, so they dragged him into interrogation and grilled him, despite the protestations of Brown and his fellow travelers -- like Brown, members of the USMC Reserves returning home from Iraq -- who swore they could vouch for him.

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Town's Police Chief, Fire Captain Lost In Michigan Helo Accident

Were Searching For Man Who Ran After Traffic Stop

A Chelsea, MI police chief searching for a man who ran following a traffic stop, as well as a fire department official who volunteered the use of his private helicopter to help with that search, both died Thursday when their Robinson R22 went down after a suspected engine failure.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 04.14.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Buying An Airplane

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.14.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.14.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 04.14.06 (Advice to consider when buying an airplane, from CFI Tom Turner)

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Gone West: Former HAI President William Rowe

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) has announced, with great sadness, the passing of William B. (Rusty) Rowe, former President and Chairman of HAI, on April 8, 2006, at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Oxford, Mississippi, following a lengthy illness.

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FL TFR: 04.20.06 - 04.23.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5365 Issue Date: April 13, 2006 at 12:48 UTC Location: Panama City, Florida near PANAMA CITY VORTAC (PFN) Beginning Date and Time: April 20, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 23, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, A-10, F-15, and the U.S. Army Golden Knights teams. Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Tyndall (PAM) Air Traffic Control Tower, 850-283-3815

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KY TFR: 04.20.06 - 04.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5371 Issue Date: April 13, 2006 at 13:27 UTC Location: Louisville, Kentucky near BOWMAN VOR/DME (BQM) Beginning Date and Time: April 20, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 21, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force high performance aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Louisville-Standiford (SDF) Air Traffic Control Tower, 502-375-7417

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NTSB Acting Chairman Nominated For Chairmanship

After acting as the Acting Chairman of the NTSB for much of the past year, it looks as if Mark Rosenker will be able to keep his parking spot... The President intends to nominate Mark V. Rosenker, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, for a two-year term.

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Claiming Collusion, 9/11 Families Sue TSA Lawyer Martin

Says Transcripts Were Provided By "Friends" At The Airlines

Last month, Aero-News reported on the possible connection between the two airlines being sued for negligence and wrongful death related to the 9/11 hijackings, and TSA attorney Carla Martin. Now, attorneys of the families now suing United and American for the loss of their friends and loved ones on 9/11 have served papers against Martin, too, alleging she "colluded and/or conspired" with representatives from the airlines.

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EAA Sets Goal Of 1.25 Million Young Eagles Flights By Oshkosh 2006

Will Also Acknowledge Volunteer Pilots At AirVenture

On Thursay, representatives with the EAA told Aero-News the Young Eagles Program -- the most successful youth aviation education initiative ever created -- is on track to fly a total of at least 1.25 million Young Eagles by EAA AirVenture 2006.

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NASA Contemplates Shuttle Tank Test Ahead Of July Launch

...But What If Another Problem Is Found?

In what sounds like a little like the story of the man who refused to go to the doctor ("if I go, he may find there's something wrong with me"), NASA engineers are currently mulling over whether to conduct a test fueling of the space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank.

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ADIZ Meeting Transcripts Return To FAA Public Website

Shocker: No Sensitive Material Found

They're baaaaaack! The transcripts of the ADIZ public meetings held January 18 in Washington have been reposted on the FAA's website, after they were removed last month at the request of NORAD.

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All Clear After Ryanair Bomb Threat

Scottish Police Criticized For Handling Of Situation

Scottish police have confirmed there was no threat to a Ryanair flight from Paris to Dublin, that was diverted to a Glasgow airport Wednesday afternoon after a note claiming there was a bomb onboard was passed to the cabin crew.

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Emirates CEO Says Airline May Switch A340 Order To A380s

Had Deferred On Orders To Wait For More Efficient Plane

It wasn't their first choice... but it's better than nothing. That's the latest word from the chairman of Emirates, who told reporters earlier this week the Dubai-based airline may convert its orders for the slow-selling Airbus A340-600 model to the upcoming A380 superjumbo.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.14.06): Education Programs

Aero-Tips!

Our fine friends at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provide a surprising amount of on-line material to use in school classrooms.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.14.06)

Aero-Linx!

In case you don’t have a partner to enjoy that special flight with, sign up for the Single Pilots Yahoo Group.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.14.06): CTAF

Aero-Terms!

Common Traffic Advisory Frequency -- A designated frequency for the purpose of carrying out airport advisory practices while operating to or from an airport that does not have a control tower, or an airport where the control tower is not operational. 

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.14.06)

"I feel safer now, don't you?"

Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, on Thursday's reposting on the FAA's website of the transcript of a January 18 meeting on the Washington ADIZ.

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MD TFR: 04.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5370 Issue Date: April 13, 2006 at 13:17 UTC Location: Rockville, Maryland near WASHINGTON VOR/DME (DCA) Beginning Date and Time: April 18, 2006 at 17:05 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 18, 2006 at 19:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5432 Issue Date: April 13, 2006 at 18:57 UTC Location: SPOKANESHINGTON APRIL 17 2006 LOCAL PURSUANT TO TITLE , Washington Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5467 Issue Date: April 13, 2006 at 21:13 UTC Location: 11 MILES NE OF MORA , 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

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WI TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5426 Issue Date: April 13, 2006 at 18:02 UTC Location: 10 SE GREEN BAY , Wisconsin Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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