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February 07, 2006

ANN Special Feature: New Mexico EDDS Sec. Rick Homan 02.08.06

State officials in New Mexico are working hard to become THE world's space destination. Now home to a spaceport, the Rocket Racing League and the continuing X-Prize competition... the Land of Encha

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.08.06

No go for Steve Fossett's Global Flyer...

The FAA downsizes the Mexican border TFR... for now...

And another police department may soon put an unmanned eye in the sky.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.08.06

No go for Steve Fossett's Global Flyer...

The FAA downsizes the Mexican border TFR... for now...

And another police department may soon put an unmanned eye in the sky...

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NTSB Releases Probable Cause In Hendricks Accident

Cites Crew's Failure To Properly Fly Approach

The National Transportation Safety Board released its probable cause report Tuesday on the 2004 crash of a Beech King Air operated by Hendrick Motorsports in Stuart, VA.

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Four Inducted Into Canadian Aviation Hall Of Fame

IAMTI Will Also Be Recognized In May Ceremony

Aero-News has learned Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame will induct four new members at a formal ceremony in Montreal, Quebec on May 27. Each inductee made significant contributions to Canadian aviation -- in areas ranging from airborne medicine, to aircraft design, aerobatics, and soaring.

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AOPA Awards Sweepstakes Commander To CO Man

Rob Melnick, You're The Winner!

It's no publisher's sweepstakes... but just try telling that to AOPA member Rob Melnick of Denver, CO.

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number:  FDC 6/1532  Issue Date: February 07, 2006 at 7:21 UTC Location: CORRONA , California 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) Automated Flight Service Station, 661-265-8205

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number:  FDC 6/1539  Issue Date: February 07, 2006 at 17:18 UTC Location: MOGOLLON RIM NORTH SYCAMORE DRAINAGE , Arizona Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4591

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AK TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1535  Issue Date: February 07, 2006 at 16:45 UTC Location: ATIGUN PASS , Alaska Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: FAIRBANKS AFSS (FAI) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-474-0388

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Thief Hotwires Plane, Abandons It On Side Of Runway

Theft Gone Awry, Or Joyriding?

Police in Utah are looking into how -- and why -- a thief was able to gain access to a Diamond DA20-C1 parked on the ramp of Salt Lake City Municipal Airport 2 (U42).

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US Navy P-3s Assist In Egyptian Ferry Search And Rescue

A US Navy P-3 Orion from Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 Golden Swordsmen assisted search and rescue operations for survivors of the sunken Egyptian ferry Al Salam Boccaccio 98 in the Red Sea, February 4.

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GlobalFlyer Grounded By Fuel Leak

May Attempt Liftoff Thursday

Aero-News has learned takeoff for Steve Fossett's Ultimate Flight, originally scheduled for sometime after 6:42 am Tuesday morning, has been cancelled due to a combination of less-than-favorable weather conditions, and a small fuel leak on the GlobalFlyer.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 02.07.06

Gaston County, NC Police Get A UAV Of Their Own

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.07.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.07.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Gaston County UAV: 02.07.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with reaction to the Gaston County Police Department's purchase of a UAV.)

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2006-03-04 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-03-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain transport category airplanes, identified above.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2006-03-06 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-03-06 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Empresa Brasileirade Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 airplanes, and EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-03-09 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-03-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, A340-200 and -300 series airplanes, and A340-541 and -642 airplanes.

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DOT Rolls Out FY2007 Budget Plan

Big Plans For The FAA... But How Will They Pay?

Editor's Note: On Monday, DOT Secretary Norman Mineta unveiled President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget for the agency. As expected, the $65.6 billion proposed budget includes several programs aimed at increasing safety on America's roads, rails, seas, and skies... the last of which, of course, is of more than passing interest to ANN's readers and staff.

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Former AMR CEO Carty In At Virgin America

Can He Help Break Approval Gridlock?

Talk about a blast from the past... Virgin America announced Monday the airline has appointed Don Carty, former CEO of American Airlines' parent company AMR, as non-executive chairman for the US start-up airline.

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Coming Soon To A Police Department Near You: UAVs!

Is Big Brother Coming To Gaston County, NC?

With all the furor surrounding the government's recent deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles along the US-Mexico border (and the resulting TFRs intended to ensure the UAVS don't accidentally slam into a wayward Cessna) it's no surprise one local constabulary's plan to deploy a UAV over its town has given a few people some pause.

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Passengers Sue Alaska Airlines Over Decompression Incident

Plane Lost Cabin Pressure After Ground Crew Mishap

Six passengers aboard Alaska Airlines Flight 536 are suing the carrier, saying they suffered severe emotional and physical injuries during a sudden decompression December 26.

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US Takes Britain To Task Over Airbus Grant

Even The Best Of Friends...

The US and Britain may be the closest of allies, but money has a way of dividing even the best of friends... especially when that money came in the form of a $9 million grant to Airbus from the local government in Wales.

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Airbus Expects More A380 Orders From China, India

Booming Economies Seek Superjumbo

Just as increased demand for airliners in the mideast and Asia fueled record sales years for Boeing and Airbus in 2005, at least one of those manufacturers is expecting that market to continue to grow -- and they have a jet large enough to meet the expected demand.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.07.06): Unusable Flight Levels

Aero-Tips!

More and more owner-flown airplanes are capable of flight above 18,000 feet—in the "flight levels."  Several things change when passing through 18,000 feet. Most noticeably, altimeters are always set to 29.92 inches of mercury.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.07.06)

Aero-Linx!

With more than 200 centers, Soaring Adventures of America, Inc may be right in your neighborhood.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.07.06): Anhedral

Anhedral The downward slope of the wings as viewed from the front.  Also a crystal growth form usually in tight spaces, bet you didn’t know that one.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.07.06)

"Currently, our primary funding source is tied to the price of a ticket. But there is general consensus that our growing aviation system needs a more stable and predictable revenue stream –- one that creates a more direct relationship between revenues collected and services provided."

Source: Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, speaking Monday at the unveiling of the agency's budget plan for fiscal year 2007.

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GA TFR: 02.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1503  Issue Date: February 06, 2006 at 18:57 UTC Location: Atlanta, Georgia Beginning Date and Time: February 07, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 07, 2006 at 22:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1502  Issue Date: February 06, 2006 at 18:45 UTC Location: Orange County, California near PARADISE VORTAC (PDZ) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Hawthorne (HHR) Automated Flight Service Station

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