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September 20, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.21.06

NASA says Atlantis can come home...

Another air scare for commercial passengers...

And Air Marshals are getting sick in droves... they say that's the reason so many marshals are bei

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.21.06

NASA says Atlantis can come home...

Another air scare for commercial passengers...

And Air Marshals are getting sick in droves... they say that's the reason so many marshals are bei

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ANN Special Feature: NASA's Wednesday Briefing On Landing The Shuttle Atlantis 09.21.06

After a day of careful checks aimed at making sure nothing important has fallen off the space shuttle, the crew of Atlantis is set to come home on Thursday. Wednesday's landing was scrubbed after B

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BRS To Boost Investment In Next-Generation Parachute Development

Will Take Profit Hit In Name Of Future Designs

Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. -- manufacturer of whole-airplane parachute recovery systems for general aviation and recreational aircraft -- told ANN this week a percentage of the company's overall revenues will be invested in parachute canopy design research, and technology to enhance the capability and safety of next generation systems.

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IL TFR: 09.21.06 - 09.24.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0575 Issue Date: September 19, 2006 at 18:33 UTC Location: Chicago/Rockford International Airport, ROckford, Illinois near ROCKFORD VOR/DME (RFD) Beginning Date and Time: September 21, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 24, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Rockford Airfest 2006 Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Rockford (RFD) Air Traffic Control Tower, 815-484-5326

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NE TFR: 09.21.06 - 09.24.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0586 Issue Date: September 19, 2006 at 19:09 UTC Location: Lincoln Municipal Airport, Lincoln, Nebraska near LINCOLN VORTAC (LNK) Beginning Date and Time: September 21, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 24, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Guardians of Freedom Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Lincoln (LNK) Air Traffic Control Tower, 402-474-3011

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0592 Issue Date: September 19, 2006 at 20:26 UTC Location: Lake Arrowhead, California near VICTORVILLE VOR/DME (VCV) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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Space Shuttle TFR: 09.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0597 Issue Date: September 19, 2006 at 21:10 UTC Location: Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida Beginning Date and Time: September 21, 2006 at 6:32 UTC Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area Type: Space Operations Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1589

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0618 Issue Date: September 20, 2006 at 4:58 UTC Location: La Canada, California near VAN NUYS VOR/DME (VNY) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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Aviall Stockholders Approve Acquisition By Boeing

Closing Expected By The End Of Today

Stockholders of Aviall, Inc. announced Tuesday they have approved the proposed acquisition by The Boeing Company of Aviall at the special meeting of stockholders held earlier today. Closing on the deal is expected to occur by the end of the day Wednesday.

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Fighters Escort GA Plane Out Of UN Restricted Airspace

Remember -- Check The NOTAMs!

Two USAF fighter jets escorted a what appeared to be a wayward pilot from restricted airspace Tuesday morning, during President Bush's visit to the United Nations in New York.

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'Flyboys' Set To Debut Nationwide Friday

Organize A Night Out For Your Community!

Its public debut earned rave reviews among attendees at this year's AirVenture celebration in Oshkosh... and now, we're just days away from the nationwide opening of "Flyboys" -- – the story of the Lafayette Escadrille, and the first WWI aviation movie to come out of Hollywood in 40 years.

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Atlantis Cleared For Return To Earth

Inspection Reveals Nothing Amiss With Orbiter

Astronauts onboard STS-115 wrapped up inspections of the orbiter's heat shield early Wednesday morning. And the verdict? Atlantis is cleared to land at Florida's Kennedy Space Center Thursday morning at 6:21 am EDT.

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Expedition 14 Arrives At ISS

NASA reports Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin entered their new home, the International Space Station, at 4:34 am EDT Wednesday morning.

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Rockwell Collins Launches WAAS-Capable GPS-4000S

Will Allow Pilots To Use GPS For Primary Nav

Rockwell Collins told ANN this week the company has launched its Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capable GPS-4000S. The new capability will be available in early 2007 -- and will give pilots the ability to use GPS as a primary means of navigation.

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Travel Air Company Designated Historic Site

Founders Of Three Famous Companies Worked There First

Beech, Cessna, and Stearman all share one thing in common. The people with those famous aviation names all got their start working for the Travel Air Airplane Manufacturing Company in Wichita, KS.  

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Manas C-17 Crew Drops Vital Cargo In Afghanistan

Globemasters Continue To Support War Effort

The primary mission of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing is to provide air mobility support to servicemembers in Afghanistan fighting the war on terrorism. Detachment 1 of the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron -- stationed at Manas AFB, Krygyzstan --  enabled that mission with a combat airdrop September 17.

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Man's One-Finger Salute Of Police Helo Leads To Warning

New Zealander Receives "Tongue-Lashing" From Police

Many of us were taught never to point... especially with one finger in particular, right?

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AD: Stemme

AD NUMBER: 2006-19-08 MANUFACTURER: Stemme SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-19-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Stemme GmbH & Co. KG Model Stemme S10-VT sailplanes.

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AD: Cirrus

AD NUMBER: 2006-19-10 MANUFACTURER: Cirrus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-19-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that supersedes AD 2005-17-19, which applies to certain Cirrus Design Corporation (CDC) Models SR20 and SR22 airplanes.

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AD: Raytheon

AD NUMBER: 2006-19-09 MANUFACTURER: Raytheon SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-19-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) Model B300 airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-19-07 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-19-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330, A340-200, and A340-300 airplanes.

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One Step Closer: Adam Receives FAA Production Certificate For A500

Shows Manufacturing Processes Comply With FARs

Aero-News learned late Monday night the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Production Certificate to Adam Aircraft, giving the company approval to manufacture and deliver its A500 aircraft under an FAA-approved type design.

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EAA: City Of Chicago Finally 'Caved' On Meigs Field Destruction

FOM Vows To Continue Fight For New Airport

Three and a half years after destroying the Coolest Little Airport on the Planet, Chicago's City Hall decided to stop fighting the FAA and pay a $33,000 fine for failure to give proper public notice of the closure of Merrill C. Meigs Field.

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Aeroflot Signs With Boeing -- Well, Sort Of

Private Investors Keep Aeroflot's Options Open

Because Aeroflot let its option to buy 22 Boeing 787 Dreamliners lapse, a private shareholder group has stepped in to keep the Boeing dream alive for the Russian airline -- at least until the end of the year.  

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Lexington Tower Manager Called 'Renegade' In Emails

Had Violated FAA Mandates For Staffing Two Controllers

The day after the Lexington, KY plane disaster last month, high-ranking officials with the FAA were discussing the air traffic tower chief, labelling him a "renegade" and debating whether he would be fired for having scheduled only one controller the morning of the accident.

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Cessna Opens New Plant in Mexico

Runs To The Border To Get Wired

Cessna Aircraft along with its partner Textron, has formally dedicated a new aerospace production facility in Chihuahua, Mexico, the Wichita Eagle reports.

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NTSB: Doomed Pilot Lost In Fog Moments Before Accident

Told ATC Plane Was Upside-Down

The NTSB is fairly certain it knows what caused a Cessna 150 to crash into a field near Penbrook, VA two weeks ago... and sadly, it is an all-too-common tale.

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FedEx Testing Anti-Missile Defense System

Northrop, BAE Says Systems Are Ready For Widespread Use

The threat of shoulder-fired missiles striking commercial aircraft is seen as very real... not just against passenger-carrying airliners, but for cargo operators as well.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 09.20.06

Friends of Meigs Spokesman Josh Levy On Chicago's Meigs Settlement With The FAA

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.20.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.20.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Daley Settles With The FAA Over Meigs: 09.20.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Friends of Meigs spokesman Josh Levy.)

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ISS Astronaut 'Somersaults' For Wounded Troops

BAMC Patients Receive A REALLY Long-Distance Call

An Army astronaut orbiting 220 miles above the earth did a somersault September 14 for wounded warriors recuperating at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX.

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Pilatus Goes To South Africa

New Dealership To Sell PC-12s

Two former South African Air Force pilots have joined forces to sell the Swiss-built Pilatus PC-12 to customers in southern Africa.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.20.06): Avoiding An Airspace Bust

Aero-Tips!

Cancelling IFR is a potential airspace bust any time you are in or near Class B, C or D airspace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.20.06)

Aero-Linx!

What do you get when you blend leading edge psychology with ancient wisdoms? I’m not sure but pilot and aviation author Dave English is going to tell us.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.20.06): Ruddervators

Aero-Terms!

Combined rudders and elevators on V-tail aircraft, most notably the V-Tail Bonanza.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.20.06)

"The real tragedy with Meigs occurred years ago when it was destroyed, and it can never be replaced. A settlement has been reached that unfortunately puts the burden on Chicago taxpayers, but for aviation and Chicago, it's too little, too late."

Source: EAA president Tom Poberezny, commenting on an agreement reached Monday between the city of Chicago and the FAA regarding the March 2003 destruction of Meigs Field.

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