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May 16, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Cirrus Owners And Their Parachutes 05.17.06

This week... we've been talking with participants at the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association Proficiency course in Atlanta. One of the topics... the benefits of having an airplane parachute recove

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.17.06

More UAVs headed for the border?

The shuttle is ready to move to the pad...

And what happens when satellites collide.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.17.06

More UAVs headed for the border?

The shuttle is ready to move to the pad...

And what happens when satellites collide...

...and more.

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VA TFR: 05.19.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7761 Issue Date: May 16, 2006 at 19:11 UTC Location: Norfolk, Virginia Beginning Date and Time: May 19, 2006 at 15:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 19, 2006 at 18:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MD TFR: 05.18.06 - 05.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7754 Issue Date: May 16, 2006 at 18:49 UTC Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland near ANDREWS VORTAC (ADW) Beginning Date and Time: May 18, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 21, 2006 at 16:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the Canadian Snowbirds Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Andrews AFB (Maj Marc Moeller) (ADW) Base Operations, 301-981-6350

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MD TFR: 05.18.06 - 05.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7752 Issue Date: May 16, 2006 at 18:47 UTC Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland near ANDREWS VORTAC (ADW) Beginning Date and Time: May 18, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 21, 2006 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Canadian Snowbirds Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Andrews AFB (Maj Marc Moeller) (ADW) Base Operations, 301-981-6350

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AZ TFR: 05.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7765 Issue Date: May 16, 2006 at 19:53 UTC Location: Yuma, Arizona Beginning Date and Time: May 18, 2006 at 17:20 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 18, 2006 at 20:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NTSB Prelim Released On Hairy Hawker Flight

Maintenance Test Flight Gets A Little Out Of Control

The NTSB has just filed a preliminary report on a Hawker 125-800A maintenance test flight that got more than a little out of hand... with a stall that not only required aggressive recovery, but apparently a recovery that at some points, was conducted in IFR conditions. Read the NTSB Prelim and see if you don't get that same "Pucker" sensation we got when reading this thing.

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KY TFR: 05.19.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7745 Issue Date: May 16, 2006 at 17:30 UTC Location: Highland Heights, Kentucky Beginning Date and Time: May 19, 2006 at 18:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 19, 2006 at 23:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CO TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7700 Issue Date: May 16, 2006 at 2:40 UTC Location: Cripple Creek, Colorado near BUTTS VOR/DME (FCS) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircaft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (DEN) Automated Flight Service Station, 720-873-2740

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FAA Gives Thumbs-Up To Symphony, Skyline Aeronautics Advanced Training Program

Companies Celebrate Part 141 FITS Approval

Symphony Aircraft Industries (SAI) announced Tuesday that -- as part of its partnership with Skyline Aeronautics, a leader in the development and delivery of FAA Industry Training Standards and Technically Advanced Aircraft programs -- its SA160 two-place aircraft has been approved for FITS and Part 141 acceptance for the two Symphony/Avidyne TAA Transition Training Programs.

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States See Their Futures In The Stars

Spaceport Fever Hits NM, OK, TX... Again

Could such storied aerospace parthenons as Florida's Cape Canaveral, and Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome soon be joined by spaceflight centers in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas?

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Helped By Airbus Deliveries, EADS Q1 Profit Rises

Ya Gotta Make Money To Spend Money

They are often bitter competitors... but when you get right down to it, American planemaker Boeing Commercial Aircraft and Europe's Airbus Industrie have more in common than not. One of those commonalities -- at least this year -- seems to be how much their parent companies relied on their commercial aircraft divisions to lift profits.

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Thielert Announces 'Product Offensive' At Berlin Air Show

New GA Diesel On The Way, For More Aircraft

German aircraft engine manufacturer Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH, subsidiary of Thielert AG, announced Tuesday the launch of a major product offensive at the Berlin Air Show. In addition to the integration of the company's Centurion 4.0 350 bhp jet fuel piston engine into more aircraft, the product range is to be rounded off with a new engine.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 05.16.06

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.16.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.16.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- COPA's Bill Graham: 05.16.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Bill Graham recounting his experience on popping the 'chute on his SR22.)

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Help EAA's Young Eagles, Get A Chance To Win One Cool Truck

It Doesn't Fly... But You'll Sure Look Good At The Airport!

Representatives with the Experiment Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program, the largest youth aviation education program ever created, tell ANN the organization is giving pilots the opportunity to help prepare the next generation of flight... AND win a specially equipped 2006 Ford F-150 pickup.

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ANN Special Feature: Bill & Barbara Graham on Popping the Chute 05.16.05

One of the most alluring features of any Cirrus Design aircraft is the whole-plane parachute that can save a pilot... his passengers... AND his investment. But does that recovery system embolden pi

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.16.06

Boeing pays big for the scandals of the past...

More details on Senator Kennedy's rough ride...

And more aviation incidents in Canada and Florida.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.16.06

Boeing pays big for the scandals of the past...

More details on Senator Kennedy's rough ride...

And more aviation incidents in Canada and Florida...

...and more.

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AD NUMBER: 2006-10-08 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-10-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes.

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Bell Remains Big On UAVs After Loss Of Eagle-Eye Prototype

Prototype Tiltrotor UAV Crashed April 5

Bell Helicopter may be going back to the drawing board, but it isn’t giving up on its quest to develop unmanned aircraft systems.

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Pilot Lost As Aerobatic Biplane Goes Down In GA

Plane Entered Loop, Then Dove Into Ground

The pilot of a Skybolt aerobatic biplane was killed Sunday evening in Coweta County, GA when witnesses say his plane entered a loop, and then came straight down. The pilot had been performing aerobatics before the accident occurred.

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ANN Selected As Official News Service Of The 2006 NW EAA Fly-In

Come Join ANN For The 2006 NW EAA Fly-In!

The Aero-News Network (ANN), the Aviation World’s DAILY News Service (http://www.aero-news.net), has been selected by the 2006 NW EAA Fly-In in Arlington, Washington, as their official news service for the world-renowned five day event.

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Thunderbirds Perform 4,000th show

The United States Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performed their 4,000th air show May 13 at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. The show was the team's 14th of the 2006 season. “We perform about 70 air shows throughout the year, representing the 530,000 men and women in our Air Force,” said Lt. Col. Kevin Robbins, Thunderbirds commander.

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GE Finalizes Design On GEnx Powerplant For 747-8

Engine Will Feature Over 66,000-Lbs Of Thrust

Aero-News has learned that General Electric has finalized the architectural design for the GEnx engine that will power Boeing's recently launched 747-8 Intercontinental and freighter aircraft.

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EAA Confirms 'The Smile In The Sky' Will Fly Over AirVenture 2006

Duggy's Back!

On Monday, representatives with the Experimental Aircraft Association told ANN the Douglas DC-3, "Duggy" -- known as "The Smile in the Sky" that helps young people discover the world of flight, and quite possibly the world's friendliest DC-3 -- is scheduled to return to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2006.

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Sportys Wants YOU To Pick Aircraft To Be Featured On 2006 Christmas Ornament

Sporty’s Pilot Shop is turning to its customers again to determine which airplane to feature on its popular series of annual, limited-edition Christmas Ornaments. "Our customers voted for the Cessna 195 last year, which was a very popular Ornament, so we’re asking them to choose again,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman.

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One Of ANN's Own Honored At 2006 Wisconsin Aviation Conference

Rose Dorcey Presented With Blue Light Award

Several announcements came out of Green Bay, WI during the last two weeks -- including news that the Wisconsin Aviation Conference's 2006 Blue Light Award recipient is Rose Dorcey, long-time contributor to Aero-News Network.

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NBAA: Congress Strikes Onerous Language for BizAv from Tax Bill

Last week, Congress completed consideration of the Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005, striking two onerous provisions for business aviation in the process. One proposal would have expanded limitations on entertainment use of business aircraft to all employees, rather than just senior executives.

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North American Airlines Settles California Pilot Lawsuit

North American Airlines has confirmed that a full and complete settlement has been reached, totaling $2.3 million, to resolve a California lawsuit filed by former pilot Randall Otto.

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L-3 Avionics Systems Expands Into Phoenix

Joins ACSS On "Avionics Campus"

L-3 Communications Avionics Systems (L-3 Avionics), a subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corporation, announced last week that it has expanded its business operations by opening a unique facility and key talent center in Phoenix, AZ.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.16.06): Fuel Tutorial #6: Reserve Fuel

Aero-Tips!

FAA reserve fuel requirements are for preflight planning purposes only, and are barely adequate to assure a modicum of safety if things don't go precisely as planned.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.16.06)

Aero-Linx!

There’s no getting away from GPS and we wouldn’t want to. Just jump in and learn about it, the innovations, the improvements, the future and what it means to those who fly.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.16.06): ESGN

Aero-Terms!

Electrically Suspended Gyro Navigation uses a hollow beryllium sphere suspended in a magnetic cradle.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (5.16.06)

"What did we learn in flight test? What did we learn in the mishap? Those will go into the calculation of what comes next."

Source: Bob Ellithorpe, executive director of vertical unmanned aircraft programs at Bell Helicopter, on the company's plans to continue development of its UAV technology in the wake of last month's loss of its TR-918 Eagle Eye tiltrotor UAV prototype.

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