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January 04, 2007

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AD NUMBER: 2006-26-07 MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-26-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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The Need For SPEED: Mooney's Acclaim Receives FAA Certification

Manufacturer Lays Claim To Fastest Piston Single Title

How about kicking off the New Year with some speed? Thursday afternoon, Mooney Airplane Company told ANN the company's M20 TN Acclaim has received its final certification from the Federal Aviation Administration -- and deliveries are expected to begin immediately.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 01.04.07

EAA President Tom Poberezny, Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.04.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.04.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- EAA President Tom Poberezny: 01.04.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Part Two of Tom Poberezny's review of the top events of 2006, and what 2007 may hold in store.)

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NAFI Announces December 2006 Master Instructors

These Guys Are GOOD

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 accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation education association.

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PA TFR: 01.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0213 Issue Date: January 04, 2007 at 1821 UTC Location: Latrobe, Pennsylvania Beginning Date and Time: January 08, 2007 at 1240 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 08, 2007 at 2325 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Boeing To Partner In US-Aussie HIFiRE Program

Will Contribute To Flight Test And Vehicle Design

 Boeing's Phantom Works has secured a key role in a $54 million hypersonics research program called HIFiRE, for Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation, jointly established by the USAF Research Laboratory and Australia's Defence Science and Technology Organization.

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WWII Ace To Be Enshrined In Utah Aviation Hall Of Fame

Ex-Fighter Pilot Flew 76 Combat Missions Over Europe

Retired air traffic controller Alden Rigby flew P-51 Mustangs over Europe during WWII. He's a decorated war hero who earned the Silver Star -- the third highest award given "for heroism in the face of the enemy." Now, he will be honored as the 21st inductee in the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame.

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Metal Object Falls Through Roof Of NJ Home

Authorities Have Yet To Identify Source

A metal object the size of a golf ball weighing nearly a pound punched though the roof of a home in Monmouth County, NJ leaving authorities not only wondering where it came from, but even what it is.

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Boeing Makes It Official -- 1044 Orders For 2006

Marks The Second Record Year In A Row

Boeing recorded 1,044 net commercial airplane orders during 2006, and for the second year in a row set a Boeing record for total orders in a single year.

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Mystery Deepens Surrounding Missing Adam Air 737

Conflicting Official, Media Reports Further Distresses Already Worried Families

What happened to an Adam Air 737-400 jetliner with 102 people on board that went missing on Monday remains a mystery... while conflicting statements from Indonesian government officials reported in the media add to the distress of those hoping to hear word of survivors.

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Police Unravel The Riddle Of Mystery Baggage In Houston

Five Arrested In Luggage Theft Scheme

The mystery surrounding 68 pieces of luggage found in a Houston pet store dumpster the day after Christmas has been solved.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.04.07

Boeing sets a company record in 2006...
The FAA gets mixed advice on its Age-60 rule..
...and all nine aboard a National Guard Huey survive its crash.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.04.07

Boeing sets a company record in 2006...
The FAA gets mixed advice on its Age-60 rule..
...and all nine aboard a National Guard Huey survive its crash.

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ANN Special Feature: Part 2: Tom Poberezny, EAA 01.04.07

Today, Part 2 of Jim Campbell's chat with EAA President Tom Poberezny on LSA and Sport Pilot, and the current state of EAA.

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2006 Year-In-Review: General Aviation -- Politics

Same Old... Political Scapegoating And User Fees Dominate '06

By nearly accounts, 2006 will go down as a banner year for general aviation. Sales of GA planes remain healthy, with a varied selection of capable aircraft.

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AOPA Announces 'Catch-A-Cardinal' Sweepstakes

Lucky Winner Will Take Home A C-177B In Early 2008

Well, it's that time again... After the Christmas rush, just when everyone's recovering from all the hustle and bustle, while the kids among us are finally relieved of all that stress waiting to open their gifts under the tree, AOPA piles it back on with its annual airplane sweepstakes.

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ANN Names the 2006 Planes Of The Year: GA Piston-Twin Category

Each year the staff of the Aero-News Network attempts to name those aircraft that distinguish themselves in the previous year. This year, like previous years, has been a difficult one to judge from the standpoint of determining what we like to call the "Best of the Breed." GA Piston Single GA Piston Twin SA Experimental Kit E-LSA Kit S-LSA RTF (Ready To Fly)

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NTSB: ATC Procedures Contributed To Fatal MU-2 Crash

Pilot Received Warning Of Low-Altitude Too Late

 The NTSB says the August 2005 crash of Mitsubishi MU-2 while attempting a night approach to Centennial Airport (APA), near Denver, CO was the result of controlled flight into terrain.

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NATA Encourages Members To Bone Up On Latest FAA OpSpec

Two More Workshops Scheduled To Review A008

As Aero-News reported last month, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the long-awaited Operations Specification (OpSpec) A008 and related guidance regarding operational control in Part 135 charter operations.

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NTSB Blames Flathatting, Alcohol For July RV-6 Crash

Pilot Had History Of High Speed Passes, Low-Altitude Aerobatics

The NTSB says the pilot of an experimental RV-6 and former judge, Thomas B. Coggin, 66, died when his aircraft stalled and crashed in a field near Hartselle, AL just before 07:00 on July 24 of last year.

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NTSB Names Steven Chealander As Newest Board Member

Former AAL Pilot Also Flew With USAF Thunderbirds

In a ceremony Wednesday in Washington, DC Steven R. Chealander was sworn in as a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board. 

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Mesaba Investor Expresses Doubts Over Possible Purchase By NWA

Wants To Make Sure Shareholder Interests Are Considered 

Talks of a possible buyout of beleaguered regional carrier Mesaba Airlines have raised concerns for investors, who fear a takeover would result in devalued stock prices, and may even raise conflict-of-interest questions.

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ANN Special Report: Fractional Ownership Programs, Part Three

Is It The Right Option For You?

Fractional ownership. This aircraft ownership option has seemingly sprouted almost from nowhere in the last few years.

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US Army To Buy Up To 66 Chinooks

Deal Includes Newly Manufactured And Remanufactured Choppers

Boeing inked a deal with the US Army on December 19, 2006 valued at more than $1.5 billion for up to 66 CH-47F Chinook helicopters.

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Wyoming, Oklahoma Guard Deploy To Aid Those Stranded By Blizzard

Will Drop Hay For Starving Animals, Supplies For People In Need

Aero-News learned Wednesday the Wyoming National Guard has deployed an air crew to airlift hay to livestock stranded by last week's blizzard in Colorado.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.04.07)

Aero-Linx!

In case the museums mentioned in last year's Aero-Linx were not in your vicinity, here’s a fairly all encompassing directory, by state and country, of Air Museums.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.04.07): Yaw

Aero-Terms!

The side to side movement of an aircraft nose preformed by using the rudders. The yaw motion is around the vertical axis of the airplane an imaginary line from the top of the aircraft to the bottom of the aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.04.07)

"All Part 135 operators must be diligent in the implementation of this OpSpec. The FAA is investigating operational control violations even as A008 is being published."

Source: NATA President James Coyne, stressing the need for Part 135 on-demand operators to fully understand the guidelines and nuances of FAA OpSpec A008.

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