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November 09, 2006

FL TFR: 11.10.06 - 11.13.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5938 Issue Date: November 09, 2006 at 19:49 UTC Location: Crestview, Florida near CRESTVIEW VORTAC (CEW) Beginning Date and Time: November 10, 2006 at 6:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 13, 2006 at 12:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For ordnance disposal discharge Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Jacksonville (ZJX) Center, 904-549-1537

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TX TFR: 11.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5925 Issue Date: November 09, 2006 at 19:20 UTC Location: Sheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Municipal Airport, Wichita Falls, Texas near WICHITA FALLS VORTAC (SPS) Beginning Date and Time: November 17, 2006 at 20:15 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 17, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Combat Air Force Day 2006 Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Sheppard (SPS) Approach Control, 940-676-8354

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GA Leaders Present United Front At AOPA General Session

Airlines Have A New Target This Time Around

The powerhouses of general aviation presented an equally powerful, united front at the General Session that kicked off the AOPA Expo in Palm Springs, CA. Thursday's event opened with AOPA President Phil Boyer introducing "our biggest issue in the looming months and year ahead" --- user fees.

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The Big Orders Start Early: Sabena Airline Training Center Buys Diamond

Sabena Airline Training Center (SATC) has placed an order for six Diamond DA20-C1, four DA40s and three DA42 Twin Stars. The fleet will be used in SATC's flight training program at its new location at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa, Arizona.

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Diamond, ATP Announce BIG D-Jet Order

Training Outfit Orders 20 Planes; Will Provide Owner Training

Nothing kicks off an event such as AOPA Expo like a big order... and Diamond Aircraft announced Thursday that Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) has purchased 20 single-engine Diamond D-Jets to be utilized in ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program.

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Cessna's Citation Mustang Cleared For FIKI Operations

First Light Jet Approved For Known Ice

Cessna announced at AOPA Expo 2006 Thursday the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cleared the Citation Mustang for flight into known icing (FIKI). Full FAA type certification for the Citation Mustang was awarded September 8, making it the first of a new category of entry level jets to win type certification from the FAA.

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Get A New Cessna With A Thielert Diesel!

Van Bortel Installs Centurion 1.7 In New C-172s

Thielert announced today at AOPA Expo 2006 that Arlington, TX-based Van Bortel Aircraft will market Centurion 1.7 diesel-equipped brand-new Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft.

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Piper Selects Williams Power For PiperJet

FJ44-3AP Derated To 2,400 Lbs. Thrust

Representatives with Piper had said they had big news to share at AOPA Expo, after wowing crowds at last month's NBAA Convention with the unveiling of its single-engine PiperJet... and the news doesn't get much bigger than what engine will power the upcoming plane.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 11.09.06

Diamond Aircraft's Peter Maurer, Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.09.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.09.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Diamond's Peter Maurer, Part One: 11.09.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Diamond Aircraft CEO Peter Maurer.)

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Voyager FPS and ANN Bring YOU The Weather For Thursday 11.09.06

As Provided By Seattle Avionics And ANN!

We're gonna help you to get to AOPA Expo in Palm Springs... with a little help from our friends!

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WAAS Certified!!! Garmin GNS 400W/500W Series

Garmin has JUST tipped ANN to the fact that their GNS 400/500 series have earned the FAA's TSO C146a Gamma-3 certification, which enables pilots to fly Lateral-Precision with Vertical (LPV) guidance approaches and receive GPS navigation via the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). The FAA also granted AML (approved model list) STC approval allowing the 400W/500W equipment to be installed on over 980 popular makes and models of aircraft.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.09.06

How did Tuesday's elections affect General Aviation?
EADS sees red...
...and at least one customer sticks by Airbus.

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ANN Special Feature: Part 2: Peter Maurer, Diamond Aircraft 11.09.06

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Peter Maurer of Diamond Aircraft about the company's new D-Jet, and training programs to support is first buyers.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.09.06

How did Tuesday's elections affect General Aviation?
EADS sees red...
...and at least one customer sticks by Airbus.

Sponsored By...

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US Eximbank Agrees To Fund Vietnamese 787 Purchase

American military aviation came into its own as a military tool during the Vietnam conflict... and now it's helping to rebuild relations between Vietnam and the US.

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NTSB Releases Part 135 Safety Recommendations

NTSB Safety Recommendation A-06-66-69

The National Transportation Safety Board recommends that the Federal Aviation Administration:  Disseminate to all principal inspectors of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 certificate holders and to all Part 135 certificate holders guidance that includes specific procedures, such as those contained in the draft revisions to Operations Specifications A-008...

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Changes In Congress Change Aviation User Fee Picture

We Like The Odds: AOPA Bats .900 In Backing Candidates

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American Airlines Pilots Want Wages Tied To Profits

Also Will Not Discuss Any More Reductions

Compared to some other mainline carriers, business is booming at American Airlines. The carrier managed to avoid the bankruptcies that plagued its competitors the past several years... ticket prices are up... and its planes are full. Oh, and the airline has also managed to post a profit for the past two quarters.

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ExcelAire: Lawsuits Regarding Gol Jet Accident Premature

ExcelAire, the operator of a bizjet involved in the tragic Gol midair, tells ANN that "Civil lawsuits filed or to be filed this week arising from that accident are premature, given that the facts surrounding the accident have not yet been fully investigated and established in a comprehensive accident investigation, according to Robert Torricella, a Miami-based aviation attorney representing the ExcelAire pilots.

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Airbus Problems Hurt EADS Profits

Loses $245 Million In Quarter

A major European aerospace company saw a lot of red in the third quarter of this year. The European Aeronautic Defense and Space company, or EADS, reported Wednesday it lost hundreds of millions in the third quarter, due to problems at its Airbus subsidiary.

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Computer Glitch Threatens December Shuttle Mission

Shuttle's Computers Would Misread New Year

Remember when many predicted the world would grind to a halt, since our computers would not recognize the year 2000? Of course, that didn't happen... but NASA is afraid a similar problem may delay the planned December launch of the space shuttle Discovery.

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NTSB Says Wind Gust Contributed To Fatal 2005 Accident

Balked Landing Resulted In Departure From Runway

A gust of wind and the pilot's improper technique in handling it... that's the NTSB's take on an April 2005 accident involving a Cessna 177 Cardinal RG in Warren, PA.

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South Korea To Buy 737-based AWACS From Boeing

Planes Will Spend A LOT Of Time Looking North...

Recent nuclear moves by its neighbor to the north likely stepped up South Korea's plans to buy a fleet of early-warning surveillance planes from Boeing.

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C-27J Team Starts Next Phase Of JCA Testing

Early User Survey Will Last Two Weeks

The C-27J team told ANN Wednesday the C-27J has begun the Early User Survey (EUS) portion in the competition for the Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (11.09.06): Freezing Rain

Aero-Tips!

Freezing rain. Sleet. Ice pellets. All may be encountered when surface air temperatures plunge below freezing. All are extremely hazardous to aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.09.06)

Aero-Linx!

Neither rain, nor snow nor sleet nor dark of night could stay these pilots from their appointed rounds of bringing supplies to West Berlin for distribution to the more than 2 million people.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.09.06): Warning Area

Aero-Terms!

Airspace of defined dimensions, extending from 3 nautical miles outward from the coast of the United States, that contains activity that may be hazardous to nonparticipating aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.09.06)

"We see a favorable trend financially, and we don't want there to be any confusion about what we intend to seek as we go forward in these talks. We're looking for substantial improvement over what we have now."

Source: Gregg Overman, spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association, labor union for pilots at American Airlines.

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