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November 16, 2006

LA TFR: 11.18.06 - 11.19.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6394  Issue Date: November 16, 2006 at 16:19 UTC Location: Lake Charles/Creole, Louisiana Beginning Date and Time: November 18, 2006 at 1:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 19, 2006 at 19:20 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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COPA Annual Meeting Showcases GA Excellence

A Top-Notch Owner's Club Meets At AOPA Expo

Members of the Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's Association (COPA) held their annual meeting during AOPA Expo this year in Palm Springs, CA. Simply put, ANN observed an owner's group par excellence - an example of involvement in the promotion of airmanship and safety that all of general aviation should strive to emulate.

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X-45A Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Inducted Into USAF Museum

Pioneering UAV Now On Display

The Boeing X-45A unmanned combat air vehicle was officially inducted into the National Museum of the United States Air Force collection during a ceremony November 13.

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Pilots At US Airways, America West Respond To Merger Talks

'Get Your Own House In Order First'

Aero-News has learned pilot groups for the recently merged US Airways and America West will conduct informational picketing Thursday to demonstrate what they term their increasing frustration with management's unwillingness to fully participate in negotiations for a fair, single contract.

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ICAS Foundation Selects a Few Good Men and Women

Foundation Announces 2006 Aviation Scholarship Winners

The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation has awarded eight scholarships to deserving men and women to help them further their skills in aviation.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 11.16.06

Cirrus Design's Alan Klapmeier, On "The Culture Of Safety"

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.16.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.16.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Cirrus Design's Alan Klapmeier: 11.16.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Cirrus co-founder Alan Klapmeier on "the culture of safety.")

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.16.06

A Swiss firm drops its lawsuit against Eclipse Aviation...
US Airways makes a bid for Delta...
...and a possible roadblock for a plan to move a Florida airport.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.16.06

A Swiss firm drops its lawsuit against Eclipse Aviation...
US Airways makes a bid for Delta...
...and a possible roadblock for a plan to move a Florida airport.

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ANN Special Feature: Cirrus Design's Alan Klapmeier 11.16.06

Today, ANN's Managing Editor, Rob Finfrock, talks with Alan Klapmeier of Cirrus Design about what Klapmeier calls a "culture of safety".

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PHI Pilot Strike Appears To Be Nearing The End

Company Confirms Receipt Of Return-To-Work Offer

A months-long strike involving pilots at helicopter operator PHI, Inc. appears to be winding down.

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Analysts: US Airways Could Set Off Cutthroat Consolidation Wave With Delta Bid

Plea For Synergy -- Or Well-Crafted Power Play?

On Wednesday, we got the bombshell: US Airways wants to buy up Atlanta-based Delta Airlines. But was it a public plea, or a power play?

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Kyrgyzstan Government Blames US Crew For September Incident

Planes Clipped At Manas Airport

The Kyrgyzstan government blames a US Air Force flight crew for a September ground collision at Manas airport in Bishkek.

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Poland Receives Its First F-16s

48 Fighters Heading To Former Eastern Bloc Nation

The first F-16 Fighting Falcons acquired by the Polish air force arrived at the 31st Air Base in Ponzan November 9, and were featured at a special roll-out ceremony.

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Spacehab Subsidiary Wins $20M Spacecraft Facility Contract

Additional Spacecraft Facility To Be Built In CA

Commercial space service provider Spacehab, Inc. told ANN Wednesday its Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary has been awarded a $20.0 million contract to design and build a payload processing facility for the U.S. Government, Office of Space Launch.

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Urgent CASA AD: Eurocopter

Applicability: EC 130 B4 helicopters, all serial numbers, modified in accordance with MOD 073774 (Installation of screws/nuts in place of the attachments of the lower fairings with “blind” nuts) and not embodying Eurocopter drawing 350A085340.

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Eclipse Update: Road To Production A Tough One

It is tough to get a new airplane into production.... it's even tougher when its the first of a new generation utilizing new airframe fabrication techniques, new powerplants and a revolutionary new cockpit. No one expected it to be easy but the last few months have tasked even the adaptable team that comprises Eclipse Aviation.

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Brazilian Judge Denies Latest Request To Release Pilots

Suspect Investigation Continues To Drag On

Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino are still in seclusion in a Rio de Janeiro Marriott hotel, under threat of criminal prosecution. And a Brazilian judge Monday ruled that they can remain held there indefinitely.

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FAA Fee Surprises Myrtle Beach

FOIA Request May Cost City Over $18K

Could this be another funding method for the FAA? The city of Myrtle Beach, SC wants to know why the agency decided to place a new radar for the airport closer to the beach... but it's gonna cost them.

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Pilot Lands Cessna In Brooklyn Park

'Don't Cash The Insurance Check Yet'

It was a walk in the park. So says pilot Paul Dudley, after he safely landed his Cessna 172 in Brooklyn's Drier Offerman Park Tuesday.

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NASA Throws Its Mars Rovers A Bone

Approves Funding For Another Six Months

NASA is as surprised as everyone else that its two Mars rover vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, are still going.

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Students Sue AZ Flight School For False Advertising

Say School Doesn't Have Enough Instructors, Helos

An Arizona helicopter flight school is under the legal gun.

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Boeing Awarded Contract To Upgrade Japan's AWACS Fleet

Will Refurbish Radar Systems

Boeing has been awarded a $108 million contract to deliver Radar System Improvement Program (RSIP) kits to Japan's fleet of four E-767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft.

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Man Detained After Bringing Crocodiles Onboard Carryon Luggage

Late Entry Into "Weirdest Headline Of '06" Contest Shows Promise

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever put in your carry on bag? No doubt baggage screeners around the world over can share some odd stories... but we doubt many could top this one.

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Aeromexico Goes GEnx For Its Dreamliners

Will Power All Five 787-8s

Aeromexico has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with General Electric Company for the purchase of GEnx engines for the Boeing 787-8 aircraft the carrier ordered earlier this week. Aeromexico will also lease three GEnx-powered 787-8 aircraft from International Lease Finance Corporation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (11.16.06): Aircraft Registration

Aero-Tips!

If you change your mailing address and you own an airplane, update the FAA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.16.06)

Aero-Linx!

The Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock (TX) pays tribute to the World War II glider program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.16.06): Wind Dummy

Aero-Terms!

Hang glider pilot who takes off before others so they can gauge conditions based on his flight. Useful fellow!

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.16.06)

"The decision is wrong. Of all those involved in the accident they are the only ones being denied the right to come and go."

Source: Theo Dias, one of the lawyers representing pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino.

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