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February 14, 2006

ANN Special Feature: GAMA's Pete Bunce on User Fees 02.15.06

Just say no to user fees. That's the word from GAMA President Pete Bunce... who says... if the FAA is allowed to charge just one user fees beyond the current fuel tax... it'll be like opening Pando

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.15.06

When will that police drone fly?

Two federal air marshals are arrested in a coke smuggling sting...

And the Tony Blair's plane is grounded in South Africa.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.15.06

When will that police drone fly?

Two federal air marshals are arrested in a coke smuggling sting...

And the Tony Blair's plane is grounded in South Africa...

...and more.

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Air Marshals Busted For Cocaine Smuggling

Sting Operation At IAH Nets Two

How trustworthy are the federal officers who protect commercial passenger traffic from hijackers and other major threats? It's not a very comforting question... but it comes up after two federal air marshals were charged with using their badges to hustle 33-pounds of cocaine through airport security in Houston.

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American Legend Revises Cub Purchase Plan

Secure Production Slot With $2,400 Deposit

American Legend Aircraft Company announced Tuesday a new deposit program for purchasers of its popular Legend Cub LSA.

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FL TFR: 02.17.06 - 02.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1781  Issue Date: February 14, 2006 at 18:15 UTC Location: Orlando, Florida Beginning Date and Time: February 17, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 18, 2006 at 0:40 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: 02.15.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1769  Issue Date: February 14, 2006 at 14:30 UTC Location: Columbus, Ohio Beginning Date and Time: February 15, 2006 at 15:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 15, 2006 at 19:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Bombardier Learjet 40XR Begins Service

More Power!

Bombardier announced Monday the first five Learjet 40XR high-performance light jets began flying in January 2006 with operators based in North and Latin America, including three with Bombardier's Flexjet fractional ownership program.

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Two Injured When United Plane Strikes SeaTac Jetway

Passengers Out Of Seats When Plane Started Moving

The plane was at the jetway. It had come to a complete stop, and the seatbelt light had been turned off... so the last thing anyone expected was for the United Airlines 757 to start moving again. That's what happened, however, Sunday night at Seattle-Tacoma International.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 02.14.06

Joe Walker On The Future Plans Of Adam Aircraft

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.14.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.14.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Adam Aircraft's Joe Walker: 02.14.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Joe Walker of Adam Aircraft.)

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AD: Glaser-Dirks/Flugzeugbau GmbH

AD NUMBER: 2006-02-12 MANUFACTURER: Glaser Dirks,DG Flugzeugbau GMBH (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-02-12 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Glaser-Dirks Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-100 and DG-400 sailplanes and certain DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-500 Elan Series and DG-500M sailplanes.

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GAMA Makes It Official: 2005 Was A VERY Good Year For GA Sales

All-Time High For Billings; Shipments Up Over 20 Percent From '04

For weeks, Aero-News has reported on 2005 sales figures for a variety of general aviation manufacturers. All the news boiled down to essentially the same message: after years of sluggish sales, 2005 was a VERY good year for the world of general aviation... and GAMA just confirmed it.

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NASA Doubts Glenn Research Center Can Handle Moon Mission Work

The Problem? Not Enough Outstanding Managers

Why isn't the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland getting more Moon, Mars and Beyond business?

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Canada Wants To Hold Onto Its Last 'Connie'

Aircraft May Be Sold To Museum Of Flight

Canadian aviation and airline enthusiasts have taken up the cause to keep one of the country's last "Connies" in-country, instead of sending it south to a Seattle museum.

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Third Body Recovered In Roseville Accident

Two Aboard Plane, One In House Killed

A total of three bodies have been recovered from the site of Sunday's tragedy in Roseville, CA, where a small homebuilt aircraft crashed into a home.

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Drunk Pilot Charges New To American, Not Industry

General Aviation Also Experiencing A Cluster Of Boozy Embarrassments

As Aero-News reported this weekend, one manifested person wasn't aboard American Airline Flight 66 from Manchester, England to Chicago when it took off an hour late Saturday morning.

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India's Go Air Looks At Airbus For Big Order

Strong Market For The European Maker

It's almost become tradition, to expect a big order from India to be announced at an airshow. That trend will likely continue later this month, as India's Go Air is expected to announce a big fleet deal at the biennial Asian Aerospace Show in Singapore.

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Love At 35,000 Feet?

No, This Isn't A MHC Story. I'm Sorry, Too

In honor of Valentine's Day, Aero-News brings you the following public service announcement. Modern science and marketing have found a way to wed (sorry) two of the more unpleasant experiences known to humanity: commercial airline travel, and the blind date.

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ACAP Series Now Has A Name... And It's eXtreme

Representatives with the Association of Competition Airshow Pilots, or ACAP, announced Monday the much-anticipated inaugural air competition series has been officially named the "eXtreme AirShow Challenge".

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UN Needs Money To Continue Operating Relief Helos In Pakistan

US Announces Plans To Pull Forces Out In Spring

The UN says it may have to curtail helicopter-based relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Pakistan. The reason? Lack of money, according to world body officials quoted by local reporters in Pakistan.

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Boeing, Southwest Airlines Celebrate Delivery Of 5,000th 737

Guinness Confirms Series As Most-Produced Large Airliner In History

They're probably still celebrating in Renton, as Boeing and Southwest Airlines held a party Monday celebrating the delivery of the 5,000th 737 to come off the production line.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.14.06): Aero-Electricity 101 (Part Two)

Aero-Tips!

Yesterday we began to translate the language of an airplane’s electrical system by visualizing its components as parts of a water-flow system. Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to take that "water" from its puddle on the ground and pump it back into the tank?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.14.06)

Aero-Linx!

Today the Spruce Goose, officially designated HK-1 for Hughes Kaiser design number one, spends her days as the star attraction at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, OR.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.14.06): ATC

ATC Air Traffic Control. A service operated by an appropriate authority to promote the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic.  Not an easy task at places like O’Hare and Hartsfield!

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.14.06)

"The Canadian government spends so much money on so-called art. They spend $2 million or $3 million on something, (and) you stand back and try to figure out what it is."

Source: Canadian aviation enthusiast Brian Munro, making his case for a Canadian investor to step up and purchase the country's last surviving Lockheed Super Constellation for preservation as both a reminder of the early days of Canada's airline history, as well as a work of art.

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