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June 04, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.05.06

The NTSB is on the scene of a watery Learjet crash in Connecticut...

So far... no evidence of an explosion aboard a Piper Dakota that broke up over New Jersey...

And Delta pilots ar

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 06.05.06

Which do you want... a flight instructor who'll teach you what you need to pass the check ride, or one who'll teach you much more of what you need to know to be a safe aviator? That's the question

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.05.06

The NTSB is on the scene of a watery Learjet crash in Connecticut...

So far... no evidence of an explosion aboard a Piper Dakota that broke up over New Jersey...

And Delta pilots ar

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Concerns Linger Over Air Tanker Safety

Fire Fighting Planes To Get Voice Recorders

As the forest and brush fire season starts the summer, safety concerns over aerial tankers have prompted more detailed safety and fatigue inspections.

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Two Pilots Lost In Long Island Learjet Accident

Plane Registered To Evangelist May Have Hit Approach Light

A Lear 35 registered to religious televangelist Pat Robertson went down in Long Island Sound Friday, a half-mile short of the runway at Groton-New London Airport. The three passengers onboard the plane escaped without serious injury, but both of the aircraft's pilots were killed.

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Delta To Deep-Six Pensions; Pilot Pay Cuts Over

Grinstein Likely To Depart After Bankruptcy Exit

After Delta CFO Ed Bastian dropped the first shoe on the employees at midweek, CEO Gerald Grinstein dropped the second one on Friday.

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NTSB: Disorientation, Avionics Failure Factors In 2005 SR22 Mishap

Plane Had History Of PFD Issues

In its Probable Cause report on a January 2005 fatal accident in Florida involving a Cirrus SR22, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled this week that several factors -- including pilot disorientation, and an unspecified avionics failure -- contributed to the accident.

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Beady-Eyed Examiner Leads To Forced Landing

"No Matter What Happens, Fly The Plane"

Monty Coles was more than a bit surprised when he spotted a snake peering at him from behind the instrument panel of his Piper Cherokee while on a cross country flight last weekend.

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Powered Paraglider Flight Lands Pilot In UT Court

Early Morning Sojourn Irks Locals

A powered paraglider pilot has been charged with a misdemeanor and disorderly conduct for flying too close to Interstate 15 near Draper, UT.

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Hurry Up And Wait: Northwest Delays Compass Launch

Plans To Fly Old Independence Air Plane Fall Through

Northwest Airlines announced Friday it has delayed the launch of its new lost-cost subsidiary Compass Airlines from later this month, to later this year -- September, to be exact.

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FAA To Take Closer Look At CWA Runway Overrun

Plane Landed With Tailwind In Thunderstorm

Last week's runway overrun incident involving a United Express regional jet at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee is receiving added scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.04.06): Seat Belts And Shoulder Harnesses

Aero-Tips!

It's amazing anybody goes without seat belts, but the question of when they are required on airplanes comes up often enough that it's time for a review of the regulation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.04.06)

Aero-Linx!

Almost seventy years after her final ill-fated take-off, theories of what happened to Amelia Earhart are still running rampant.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.04.06): Flux Valve

Aero-Terms!

Valve to which the Directional Gyro is connected or slaved to cancel long term drift.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.04.06)

"It'll be probably fairly soon. We've got a judicial schedule to conform to, but it'll be fairly soon."

Source: Delta CEO Gerald Grinstein, speaking to the Associated Press on the likelihood Delta Air Lines will soon move to eliminate the pilots pension plan.

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NE TFR: 06.06.06 - 06.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8803 Issue Date: June 02, 2006 at 23:43 UTC Location: Omaha, Nebraska Beginning Date and Time: June 06, 2006 at 22:20 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 07, 2006 at 15:20 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8819 Issue Date: June 04, 2006 at 0:20 UTC Location: 13 NE SAFFORD , Arizona 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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