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July 22, 2006

FAA Pulls An Air Carrier Ticket and Fines Another

The FAA has revoked the air carrier certificate of American Flight Group, Inc. (AFG), based in Annapolis, Maryland. In a related case, the FAA and Medway Air Ambulance, Inc. of Lawrenceville, Georgia have reached a settlement agreement that calls for Medway to pay a civil penalty of $1,000,000, for operating as an air carrier without an air carrier certificate, in violation of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

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CAAC Gives Thumbs-Up To Cirrus

Chinese Cert Allows Home-Market Registration

Earlier this week, Cirrus Design Corporation told ANN the company has received full certification for the SR20 and SR22 from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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Boeing Says It Will Keep Improving 777 To Compete With A350

Improvements To Engines, Structure Foreseen

What is Boeing's plan to combat the suddenly two-fisted threat posed by Airbus's recently announced, revamped A350 family? As Aero-News reported earlier this week, Airbus intends the new A350 to compete not only with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, but also the older but still VERY popular 777.

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WI School Offers Discounts For Pilots Who Complete ASF Courses

Take The FREE Online Courses... Learn Something... AND Get $10 Off Flight Time!

Here's an idea that we hope catches on... and fast! The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association tells ANN that one FBO and flight school in Sheboygan Falls, WI is offering $10 off an hour of flying time whenever a pilot completes an AOPA Air Safety Foundation online course.

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Company Offers Ramp Reflectors For Low-Viz Ground Ops

No More Hiding With 'Plane Sight'

Here's one of those "why didn't I think of that?" ideas that recently crossed the ANN news desk. Toronto-based Redfab, Inc. will be at Oshkosh to publicly unveil its line of highly-visible, light-reflective markers that can be fitted to the areas on your aircraft that are most vulnerable to ramp or hangar damage.

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Klyde Morris (07.22.06)

Klyde's Trip To Oshkosh, Part One

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There's More To Do In Wisconsin Than 'Just' Oshkosh

Life's So Good

Maybe the only reason you have never attended AirVenture is the family's demand for vacation time. You have the same problem every year-too many things to do and too little vacation. How about a compromise, the family gets their vacation and you get to attend AirVenture.

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Aero-News Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2006 Staff

Say Hello To Aero-News E-I-C Jim Campbell!

With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture 2006 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough... ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. Fortunately, this year we'll have some help.

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Sky Arrow Targets Oshkosh For LSA

Unique Offering Also Attracting Attention From Law Enforcement

Sky Arrow, manufactured by 3I of Italy, is coming to Oshkosh, and this time it looks to be the right aircraft at the right time. The unusual configuration of a tandem pusher in a world of side-by-side front engine planes had caused Sky Arrow to search for years for the right demographic for its slightly unusual features.

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A Diamond Rush In Utah!

Utah State University Selects DA40-FP, DA42

Aero-News learned this week that Utah State University (USU) took delivery of 10 DA40-FP Diamond Stars, with a pair of DA42 Twin Stars to follow in August 2006. The fleet will be used exclusively in USU's Professional Pilot Program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.22.06): The Myth Of The 170-lb Adult


Be realistic when making weight-and-balance calculations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.22.06)


The National Women's Hall of Fame has more than just women aviators but is worth a peek.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.22.06): Lagrange Points


Locations in space where gravitational forces and the orbital motion of a body balance each other.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.22.06)

"It's the most successful promotion we've ever done. It gives our customers an incentive to stay current, while lowering their rental cost. It's a win-win deal if I've ever seen one."

Source: Fred Vogt, Chief Pilot of Western Shore Aviation in Sheboygan Falls, WI, on a program offered by the FBO and flight school that provides a $10 discount off an hour's flying time for each AOPA Air Safety Foundation online safety course a pilot successfully completes.

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PR TFR: 07.23.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3210 Issue Date: July 19, 2006 at 15:42 UTC Location: Duarte Street, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico near SAN JUAN VORTAC (SJU) Beginning Date and Time: July 23, 2006 at 11:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 23, 2006 at 12:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Explosive demolition Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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AR TFR: 07.24.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3040 Issue Date: July 18, 2006 at 12:39 UTC Location: Bentonville/Springdale, Arkansas Beginning Date and Time: July 24, 2006 at 15:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 24, 2006 at 18:50 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AL TFR: 07.24.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3217 Issue Date: July 19, 2006 at 15:52 UTC Location: Dothan, Alabama Beginning Date and Time: July 24, 2006 at 19:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 24, 2006 at 23:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WY TFR: 07.23.06 - 07.26.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3346 Issue Date: July 20, 2006 at 16:44 UTC Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming near CHEYENNE VORTAC (CYS) Beginning Date and Time: July 23, 2006 at 22:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 26, 2006 at 17:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to High Performance Aerial Demonstrations by the USAF Thunderbirds Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (ZDV) Center, 253-351-3520

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