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September 30, 2006

Aero-News Alert: Eclipse Earns Full TC

Day/Night, VFR/IFR, Single Pilot, RVSM... Yup, That's A Working TC

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.30.06 1515 EDT: Today, before a happy -- soon to be happier -- crowd of customers at its Albuquerque, New Mexico headquarters, Eclipse received a full type certificate for its revolutionary Eclipse 500 Very Light Jet.

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TX TFR: 10.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2004 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 17:50 UTC Location: Fort Hood, Texas Beginning Date and Time: October 04, 2006 at 13:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 04, 2006 at 15:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 10.03.06 - 10.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1995 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 16:33 UTC Location: Dallas, Texas Beginning Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 19:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 04, 2006 at 13:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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OH TFR: 10.02.06 - 10.27.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2028 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 19:31 UTC Location: Ravenna, Ohio near AKRON VOR/DME (ACO) Beginning Date and Time: October 02, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 27, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For demolition operations of potentially explosive contaminated buildings Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Cleveland (ZOB) Center, 440-774-0426

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CA TFR: 10.03.06 - 10.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2006 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 18:12 UTC Location: Los Angeles, California Beginning Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 23:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 04, 2006 at 3:20 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MT TFR: 10.02.06 - 10.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2027 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 19:23 UTC Location: Billings, Montana Beginning Date and Time: October 02, 2006 at 19:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 0:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 10.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2020 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 19:14 UTC Location: El Dorado Hills, California Beginning Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 19:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 22:55 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 10.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1996 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 16:38 UTC Location: Houston, Texas Beginning Date and Time: October 04, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 04, 2006 at 19:20 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: 10.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2010 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 18:31 UTC Location: Englewood/Buckley AFB, Colorado Beginning Date and Time: October 04, 2006 at 17:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 04, 2006 at 21:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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APA Refutes Study Calling For Raising Pilot Retirement Age

Says Matter Is One Of Safety, Not Economics

As Aero-News reported this week, the matter of pilot retirement age has been at the forefront of talks on Capitol Hill... with the FAA agreeing to hold a forum to consider adopting the standard recently enacted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) that allows pilots between the ages of 60-65 to fly commercial airliners under certain conditions.

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Future Of Oregon International Air Show In Doubt

NIMBYs Use Accident As Rallying Cry Against Airport

The July downing of a vintage jet fighter near Hillsboro, OR has ignited questions of residential encroachment near the airport... and has even cast doubt on the future of the popular Oregon International Air Show.

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NASA Aims For Early Launch Of Discovery

Would Be First Night Liftoff Since Columbia

Buoyed by the success of the last three shuttle launches, NASA is aiming to send Discovery into orbit a week earlier than the planned December 14 launch date.

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ATA Counters FAA, GAMA VLJ Testimony

Says Slower Jets Could 'Gum Up' System

GAMA leaders and FAA representatives appeared before congress on Thursday to discuss the impact very light jets (VLJ) will have on the national airspace system -- not very much according to them. Meanwhile, members of the Airline Transport Association (ATA) told Bloomberg Thursday they would have a "significant" impact.

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Proposed Special FAR To Make MU-2 Training Mandatory

FAA Says Training Standardization Critical

The FAA has proposed making a training program developed by Mistubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for its MU-2B aircraft mandatory for all MU-2B pilots. The proposal comes on the heels of a spate of accidents involving the high-performance twin.

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LaGuardia To Get New Tower

Construction Begins This Fall

LaQuardia's 42-year-old air traffic control tower, a leaky, creaky, outdated facility, is finally to be replaced. The FAA released funds for construction of a new facility on Thursday.

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A380 Wake Turbulence Testing Complete

Study Sets New Following Distance Limits

Following three years of exhaustive studies, the Airbus A380 Wake Vortex Steering Group has rendered its conclusions.

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Canadian Helicopter Company Expands Fleet

CHC To Grow By 60 Choppers

The largest helicopter service provider for the North Sea market plans to add 60 choppers to its fleet over the next two years.

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Today's Installment Of 'Wacky Behavior On Airliners'

Man Sprays Seatmate With Perfume... You Read That Right

Federal authorities had some questions for two men involved in an altercation onboard an American Airlines flight Wednesday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.30.06): Landing Priority

Aero-Tips!

Watch out when descending out of the clouds on a marginally VFR day. There may well be VFR airplanes operating legally in poor conditions very close to the ground-requiring you to maneuver to follow them in.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.30.06)

Aero-Linx!

For our northern readers in Canada or any US snowbirds that have headed north for the summer there are several aviation museums that will be in Aero-Linx the next few days. Founded in 1975, the Aero Space Museum is located in Calgary.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.30.06): Speed Of Sound

Aero-Terms!

The speed of sound is a basic property of the atmosphere that changes with temperature.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.30.06)

"We are not taking the stance that we put on a perfect air show. There’s always room for improvement in anything you do, and we’re looking to make sure nothing like this happens ever again."

Source: Judy Willey, Oregon International Air Show president, at a meeting Thursday of the Hillsboro Airport Issues Roundtable on potential changes in the aftermath of the July 16, 2006 crash of a vintage Hawker Hunter that was departing the show.

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