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February 04, 2006

Plane Forced Away From Bush Ranch

Pilot Says He Has Violated Crawford TFR Before

Two F-16s intercepted a small airplane that got a little too close to President Bush's ranch in Crawford, TX Friday night. The fighters guided the errant aircraft to nearby Waco Regional Airport, where the pilot made an uneventful landing.

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Aloha Airlines Says... Well, You Know... To Chapter 11

Court Approves Plan To Exit Bankruptcy By Mid-February

Continuing on the path first blazed last month by United Airlines, Hawaii's Aloha Airlines has been granted permission to exit bankruptcy. Thursday, US Bankruptcy Judge Robert Faris approved modifications to a Plan of Reorganization that clears the way for Aloha to exit bankruptcy protection by mid-February.

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Columbia A/C Helping Aircraft Owners Move Into New 350s And 400s

Columbia Aircraft has unveiled an innovative new program designed to assist aircraft owners with the resale of their current aircraft so they can more easily step up to a new Columbia. The program is called “Flip the Bird 1, 2, 3” because it helps owners resell (flip) their current aircraft (the bird) as easy as “1, 2, 3.”

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Airlift Northwest Completes External Safety Audit

No Safety Issues, FAA Violations Found

Representatives with Airlift Northwest, the Seattle-based emergency air medical transportation operator, told Aero-News last week the results of an external safety audit conducted by R. Dixon Speas Associates, Inc., a national aviation consulting firm based in Lexington, MA.

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'Missileers' Return For Anniversary Of First Minuteman Launch

Former Cold War Installation Now Serves Another Somber Purpose

On February 1, about 100 people who worked on various intercontinental ballistic missile programs at Cape Canaveral during the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s gathered for a reunion at the massive space complex. One of the tour stops was Complex 31, site of the first Minuteman launch 45 years before.

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NTSB Files Prelim On Alaskan L-39 Accident

NTSB Identification: ANC06FA018 14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation Accident occurred Wednesday, January 25, 2006 in Ketchikan, AK Aircraft: Aero Vodochody L-39MS, registration: N104XX Injuries: 1 Fatal, 8 Minor.

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AMD Installs AmSafe Aviation Inflatable Restraints On Alarus, Zodiac Aircraft

AmSafe Aviation has announced a commercial agreement as the sole provider of the AmSafe Aviation Inflatable Restraints (AAIR) for installation in Aircraft Manufacturing and Development's (AMD) Zodiac 601XL S-LSA.

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Teenager Steals Feed Truck, Then Airplane

Leads Officers On Chase Over Two TN Towns

Police say that before 16-year-old Nathan Wyatt Frost could steal the airplane he allegedly took on an unauthorized joyride last week, he first had to get to the airport. So he stole a feed truck.

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USAF Officer MIA from Vietnam War Coming Home

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.04.06): Non-Precision Descent

Aero-Tips!

There’s been a subtle yet dramatic change in philosophy regarding descent to Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) in non-precision approaches.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.04.06)

Aero-Linx!

Glacier Girl, a rescued and restored P-38 Lightning has been back in the flying business for over 3 years. For those interested in her rescue and face lift (and full body lift) here is the official site complete with web cams, videos and lots of info.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.04.06): Anechoic

Anechoic Designed to absorb sound or radiation. Used, among other things for testing electronic warfare devices.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.04.06)

"He was jacked out of the box." Source: Murfreesboro Detective Major Chuck Thomas, on the arrest of 16-year-old Nathan Wyatt Frost after the teenager allegedly stole a Piper Cherokee and led officers on a daring chase over two central Tennessee towns. Frost demonstrated several impressive aerial feats to the pursuing officers, and left the aircraft in perfect condition afterwards... before he fled to a nearby Jack-In-The-Box restaurant.

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NH TFR: 02.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1425  Issue Date: February 03, 2006 at 19:40 UTC Location: Manchester, New Hampshire Beginning Date and Time: February 07, 2006 at 15:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 07, 2006 at 18:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CASA AD: Dassault

Applicability: Falcon 2000 aeroplanes, serial numbers (S/N) 1 to 226 inclusive, and Falcon 2000EX aeroplanes, S/N 1 to 64 inclusive, without Dassault Aviation modification M2738 or M2739, and equipped with a third crew member passenger-type oxygen mask on the cockpit ceiling.

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CASA AD: Eurocopter

Applicability: AS 332 L2 helicopters equipped with an optional type CPI 503 (Crash Position Indicator) emergency locator transmitter, fitted with an immersion sensor part number (P/N) 503-23 (704A 45737057).

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