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June 07, 2006

'Unstoppable' Sean Tucker Ready To Get Back In The Saddle

ANN's good friend, Sean Tucker, is getting ready to strap on a biplane and commit serious aerobatics again this weekend... just weeks after losing his beloved Oracle Challenger to a control malfunction... and his having to depart the aircraft in mid-flight.

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9010 Issue Date: June 07, 2006 at 1:30 UTC Location: 32 Miles North West of Gallup, Arizona near GALLUP VORTAC (GUP) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9005 Issue Date: June 06, 2006 at 22:09 UTC Location: 30 Miles North West of Magdalenanm, New Mexico near SOCORRO VORTAC (ONM) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9007 Issue Date: June 07, 2006 at 0:26 UTC Location: 65 Miles South East of Flagstaff, Arizona near WINSLOW VORTAC (INW) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9023 Issue Date: June 07, 2006 at 6:18 UTC Location: South of Richfield, Utah near MILFORD VORTAC (MLF) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for forest fire Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: SALT LAKE (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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CO TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9011 Issue Date: June 07, 2006 at 1:48 UTC Location: 25 Miles Nautical Miles South East of Durango, Colorado near DURANGO VOR/DME (DRO) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 06.07.06

Cirrus Design's John Bingham And David Coleal

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.07.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.07.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Cirrus Design's John Bingham and David Coleal: 06.07.06 (ANN Special Feature, with some information on what's coming from next from Cirrus.)

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Fourth Time Remains A Charm... Cirrus Gathering A High Point For GA (Part 1)

Fourth Annual COPA "M4" Gathering Draws Nearly 200 Plastic Planes

The annual opportunity for birds of the Cirrus persuasion to fellowship with one another is now barely over, but the good vibes live on. With spectacular weather, nearly 200 planes and over 500 pilots, the Fourth Annual COPA Migration is an unqualified success.

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Army Identifies Casualties In Georgia MH-47 Accident

"He Knew The Risks, And Was Proud To Be A Soldier"

Flags are flying low at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA... to half-staff to honor the memory of four Army aviators from the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), which is based here.

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USAF Gives Some Lieutenants A Second Chance

192 Officers Initially Selected For Separation Reconsidered

Most Americans don't know that even as the US military is involved on a war of global scope, it continues pre-programmed downsizing.

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Boeing, Continental Confirm 34-Plane Order

Fewer 737s Than Rumored; Total Of 20 CO 787s

Well, the rumor was ALMOST completely accurate. On Tuesday, Boeing and Continental Airlines announced the airline has ordered another 10 787-8 Dreamliners... and, an undisclosed mix of 24 Next-Generation 737s, to replace older models in Continental's fleet.

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You Go, Girl!

Oprah Buys Global Express

Oprah Winfrey has a new jet -- a Bombardier Global Express XRS. The long-range, plus-sized bizjet will be able to take the TV personality anywhere she needs to go -- even on her usual working commute, from her home in California to her sound stage in Chicago.

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WI TFR: 06.16.06 - 06.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8991 Issue Date: June 06, 2006 at 19:08 UTC Location: La Crosse Municipal Airport, La Crosse, Wisconsin near LA CROSSE VOR/DME (LSE) Beginning Date and Time: June 16, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 18, 2006 at 21:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Deke Slayton Airfest Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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AD: Viking

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-04 MANUFACTURER: Viking Air Limited SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Viking Air Limited Model DHC-7 airplanes.

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AD: Lycoming

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-07 MANUFACTURER: Textron Lycoming SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Lycoming Engines (formerly Textron Lycoming) models 320, 360, and 540 series, "Parallel Valve" reciprocating engines, with certain Engine Components Inc. (ECi) cylinder assemblies, part number (P/N) AEL65102 series "Classic Cast", installed.

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Air Force Hero To Defend Accused Marines

Honored Veteran Takes Lead Defense Position

Aero-News has learned that USAF Col (Retired) George Everett "Bud" Day MOH, one of the most highly decorated veterans of the Vietnam War, or of US history for that matter, has undertaken to defend "up to 20" Marines who have been accused of crimes up to and including murder in connection with an alleged massacre in Haditha, Iraq.

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NASA Announces Who Will Do What To Get To The Moon

Not Many Surprises... But One Big One

NASA made its decision this week on which groups will work on getting America back to the moon... and by and large, the jobs are going where you would expect.

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FedEx Pilots Walk The Line Over Contract Issues

Say Company Has Dropped The Ball On Benefits

FedEx pilots picketed in Anchorage and Los Angeles this week over benefits that haven't been settled since they unionized.

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FAA Agrees To $15 Million For Midway Improvements

Will Add EMAS To Two Runways

Six months after a tragic runway overrun at Chicago's Midway Airport, the FAA has authorized $15 million to be spent in an effort to ensure such an event will never happen again.

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US: Iran Deal Would Likely Mean Boeing Business

Jets For Nukes?

The US continues to dance the diplomatic dance with Iran... and in the process, guess what's become the latest step?

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Groups Pressure FAA To Cut Jet Noise

But Make Plenty Of Noise Of Their Own

In trying to reduce noise over their neighborhood, one group -- the Brandywine Hundred -- hopes to make plenty of noise on its own.

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Gunships Provide Cover To Soldiers On The Ground Near Karma

Air Support Has Arrived!

Under a baking Iraqi sun, beads of sweat roll down a Marine's face as his eyes slowly scan the surrounding fields of tall grass, looking for insurgent forces that could ambush him and his fellow Marines' dismounted patrol. Suddenly, the thumping sound of helicopters breaks through the noise of his beating pulse and a squawking radio in his ears. Air support has arrived.

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Spanish Company Prepares To Buy British Airports

Ferrovial? Si!

Remember two months ago, when lawmakers in the US fell into an uproar over a proposed deal to transfer control of several US ports to a company based in Dubai? Well, Britain is now going through something similar, as BAA -- the world's biggest airports operator -- was on the precipice Tuesday of falling into the hands of Spanish construction group Ferrovial.

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Winglet Biz Booming In Face Of Rising Fuel Prices

AA, CO, Jetblue All Look Into Gas Savers

You'll soon be seeing A LOT more upswept wingtips at your local airport. That's because more airlines are ordering the fuel-saving devices... in spite of their expensive pricetag.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.07.06): Hold For Release

Aero-Tips!

Understand the terminology and use of Hold for Release when picking up an IFR clearance on the ground.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.07.06)

Aero-Linx!

A rocketbelt, for real. It’s mostly used for promotion and advertising but its cool nonetheless.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.07.06): FMS

Aero-Terms!

A Flight Management System is basically made up of the Flight Management Computer (FMC) and the Control Display Unit(s) (CDU).

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.07.06)

"When I go over a station, when I'm over Karma, I want to look out for those Marines, that's what I've been trained to do and that's what I'm going to do. The Marine Corps revolves around the grunts on the ground. We're just here to support them. That's what we're here to do."

Source: US Marine Corps Huey pilot 1st Lt. Brian P. Brassieur, on flying air support missions over Karma, Iraq, last month.

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