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June 08, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Sr. Correspondent Kevin O'Brien on the Mission Against Zarqawi 06.09.06

A pair of 500-pound bombs dropped by a single F-16 put an end Thursday morning to the reign of terror wrought by Iraq's most wanted man... al Qaeda capitan Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The F-16... part of

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.09.06

The most wanted man in Iraq... zapped by a well-coordinated force of ground troops and fast-movers...

Word from up North... those Canadian terror suspects were planning a 9/11 style attack

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.09.06

The most wanted man in Iraq... zapped by a well-coordinated force of ground troops and fast-movers...

Word from up North... those Canadian terror suspects were planning a 9/11 style attack

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Yeager Claims Kids Have The Wrong Stuff... His Pension

Sues His Children Over Control Of Finances

Former Air Force General Chuck Yeager -- the man with the "Right Stuff" -- is suing his children. Yeager has filed a federal lawsuit saying his four grown kids deliberately underfunded his pension, so they could keep some of the money themselves.

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NATCA's Carr Responds To House Vote

Thanks Those Who Voted In Support Of Controllers

National Air Traffic Controllers Association President John Carr released the following statement concerning Wednesday evening's vote in the US House of Representatives on a bill that, had it received a 2/3 majority of votes, would have nullified the FAA's imposition of a new contract Monday, and called for a new round of arbitrated talks between the FAA and NATCA.

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Air China Receives Its First A330-200

First Operator Of Type On Mainland

European aerospace consortium Airbus announced Thursday that Air China has taken delivery of the airline's first A330-200, becoming a new operator of the aircraft type on the Chinese Mainland. Configured in a two-class layout, the aircraft provides room for 283 passengers.

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BAE Systems To Retrofit More Phantoms Into Target Drones

The final flights of 20 more once-mothballed F-4 Phantom fighter aircraft will end in blazes of glory (hopefully, at the end of a precisely targeted missile, and not a southern NM runway) as BAE Systems announced this week the company has received a $25.1 million USAF contract to convert the fighters into QF-4 targeting drones.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 06.08.06

Tom Turner On What The Future Holds For 100LL

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.08.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.08.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Future Of Avgas: 06.08.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Tom Turner on the future of 100LL.)

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NAFI Announces May Master Instructors

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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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9074 Issue Date: June 07, 2006 at 18:41 UTC Location: 20 Miles South East of Los Lunas, New Mexico near SOCORRO VORTAC (ONM) 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 Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9072 Issue Date: June 07, 2006 at 17:39 UTC Location: 20 Miles East of Glenwood, New Mexico near SILVER CITY VORTAC (SVC) 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 Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9065 Issue Date: June 07, 2006 at 16:07 UTC Location: 15 Miles South of Kingman, Arizona near KINGMAN VOR/DME (IGM) 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 Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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AK TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9114 Issue Date: June 08, 2006 at 3:29 UTC Location: Nenana, United States near NENANA VORTAC (ENN) 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 Pilots May Contact: Fairbanks (FAI) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-474-0788

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9246 Issue Date: June 08, 2006 at 15:43 UTC Location: Globe, Arizona near WILLIE VORTAC (IWA) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Due to natural gas release Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4500

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9104 Issue Date: June 07, 2006 at 22:24 UTC Location: 14 Miles South East of Prescott, Arizona near DRAKE VORTAC (DRK) 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 Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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MD TFR: 06.08.06 - 06.11.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9038 Issue Date: June 07, 2006 at 13:29 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: June 08, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 11, 2006 at 17:00 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 6/9066 Issue Date: June 07, 2006 at 16:26 UTC Location: Mount Trumbell, Arizona near PEACH SPRINGS VORTAC (PGS) 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 Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9285 Issue Date: June 08, 2006 at 18:25 UTC Location: 20 Miles South East of Los Lunas, New Mexico near SOCORRO VORTAC (ONM) 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 Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4591

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Zarqawi Killed By Air Attack

Helicopters Lead Major Allied Victory

The leader of the al Qaeda in Iraq was killed Thursday morning as US and Iraqi forces using special operations troops and helicopter gunships assaulted a road house in Baquba.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.08.06

The FAA wins... the new contract is law.

Change is coming in ETOPS... a boon for Boeing or a bust for Airbus?

And a Saudi man is accused of threatening to blow up a Delta flight bec

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.08.06

The FAA wins... the new contract is law.

Change is coming in ETOPS... a boon for Boeing or a bust for Airbus?

And a Saudi man is accused of threatening to blow up a Delta flight bec

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ANN Special Feature: What Will Happen To 100LL? 06.08.06

It's almost a tradition around this time of year. Pilots hear a rumor... the rumor spreads... and pretty soon, everybody's wondering if this is the year we finally run out of 100-low lead. Well, ar

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Fourth Time Remains A Charm... Cirrus Gathering A High Point For GA (Part 2)

Fourth Annual COPA "M4" Gathering Draws Nearly 200 Planes

No true aviation gathering is complete without something of a trade show and COPA's fourth annual migration provided a very well targeted and useful opportunity to do some aero-shopping.

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ANN Special Feature: Cirrus Design's David Coleal and John Bingham 06.07.06

ANN Special Feature: Cirrus Design's David Coleal and John Bingham 06.07.06

What does the fastest growing manufacturer in the GA biz think now that they have a few years under their belt an

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GAMA: GA Contributes More Than $150B To US Economy

Testifying Wednesday at a hearing before the Aerospace States Association (ASA) on the National Aeronautics R&D Policy, GAMA Chairman and the Chairman, President, and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company, Jack Pelton, announced the release of a study, co-authored by some of the country’s most knowledgeable transportation economists, which once again demonstrates GA's value to the U.S. economy.

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House Rejects Bill To Nullify FAA Contract With Controllers

Bush Had Threatened Veto

By a vote of 271-148, the US House of Representatives rejected an attempt late Wednesday night to force yet another round of negotiations in the long-running dispute between air traffic controllers and the FAA.  

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NASA Clears Shuttle Tank Changes For July Flight

"There Were No Surprises"

You are "go" for launch. That's the word from NASA on the space shuttle's external fuel tank, the source of falling foam and much consternation on the fleet's last two flights.

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FAA Looks At Big ETOPS Expansion

New Rules Could Spell End For Four-Holers

Is the FAA close to settling the ETOPS question? The Wall Street Journal says yes... and the ruling could favor twin-engine commercial aircraft like those now sold by Boeing.

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AR Governor Recounts Emergency Landing

Plane Lost Engine At FL430

There were some frightening moments for Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and his family last week, as the business jet they were on experienced engine failure at 43,000 feet.

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Chinese Airliner Goes Off Runway In Country's Second Accident This Week

Follows Fatal Weekend Crash Of Suspected AWACS Plane

A Chinese 737 slid off the runway in Wuyishan Wednesday, in that country's second major aviation mishap this week.

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Saudi Man Charged With Threatening Flight

Allegedly Upset He Didn't Land Translator Job

We don't vouch for the logic of the following story... we just report it.

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Another Wayward Kid At The Controls?

Student's Father Denies His Son Flew Low

Not again... a student in Derry, NH is in hot water with the FAA, over an alleged aerial stunt earlier this week.

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CAF Superfortress Will Miss Oshkosh 2006

"Fifi" Grounded For Engine Woes

For the second year in a row, mechanical problems have put the Commemorative Air Force's B-29 Superfortress "Fifi" back in the hangar, cutting short the big World War II bomber's airshow appearance schedule and forcing CAF to cancel its scheduled flight to EAA AirVenture 2006.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.08.06): Low Aloft

Aero-Tips!

Consider pressure systems aloft when making decisions about when and whether to fly.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.08.06)

Aero-Linx!

What do you get after 40+ years of collecting aviation and space memorabilia? You got enough stuff to put up on a website to show fellow aviation and space enthusiasts.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.08.06): FOD

Aero-Terms!

Foreign Object Damage -- what happens when a jet engine sucks up a rock (or other debris) on the runway or a bird in flight.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.08.06)

"There were no surprises. Everything went smoothly."

Source: NASA spokeswoman June Malone, following a meeting Wednesday of managers and engineers at NASA's fuel tank manufacturing plant near New Orleans.

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