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April 28, 2006

New Exhibit Celebrates 60 Years Of The US Navy's Blue Angels

Opens May 19 At US Navy Memorial In DC

With millions of spectators dazzled by their awesome flight demonstrations each year, The United States Navy Memorial is paying tribute to the men and women of The Blue Angels team.

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Me262 Flies Over Germany Once Again!

Tango Tango Takes To Skies Over Munich

Aero-News has learned that Tango Tango -- the second flying reproduction of the groundbreaking Messerschmidt Me262 WWII jet fighter -- took to the skies over Germany earlier this week. The historic flight marked the first time that an Me262 has flown over Germany since 1945.

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Boeing Signs With Aeromexico For Component Services Program

Helps Reduce Inventory, Overhead

Boeing and Aeromexico announced earlier this week they have signed an agreement in which the airline will become part of Boeing's Component Services Program (CSP) for its fleet of 777s.

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FL TFR: 05.05.06 - 05.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6412 Issue Date: April 28, 2006 at 12:24 UTC Location: St. Augustine, Florida near ST AUGUSTINE VOR/DME (SGJ) Beginning Date and Time: May 05, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 07, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force F-15 team Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Jacksonville (JAX) Air Traffic Control Tower, 904-741-0700

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MN Town Hopes To Build Memorial For Guard Pilot Lost In '58 Accident

Plane Raised From Lake Last Year

Residents of the central Minnesota town of Spicer hope to one day build a memorial to honor a National Guard pilot who lost his life in a city lake nearly 50 years ago, and the plane he was flying when the accident occurred.

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NASM To Host 'Space Day' At Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Make Your Plans For May 5!

Visitors of all ages are invited to attend a galactic adventure next week, as the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum hosts its annual Space Day celebration on Friday, May 5, at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

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NTSB Says Poor Maintenance, Weight Issues Caused 2004 Convair 340 Accident

Cargo Plane Crew Ditched In Lake After Engine Failure

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that improper maintenance procedures and weight issues were behind the December 4, 2004 downing of a vintage twin-engine Convair 340. The plane went down in a Florida lake after the aircraft's left engine failed.

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Yeah! CloudSat, CALIPSO Away!

Sixth Time The Charm For NASA

After a series of delays that forced NASA engineers and scientists to deal with Sisyphean levels of patience -- and, it seemed at times, futility -- the Boeing Delta II rocket carrying the CloudSat and CALIPSO cloud-analyzing satellites launched Friday morning from Vandenberg AFB in California.

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AD: MD Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2006-08-12 MANUFACTURER: MDHI SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-08-12 SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model 600N helicopters, that currently requires inspecting both upper tailboom attachment fittings, nut plates and both angles for a crack or thread damage, and repairing or replacing any cracked or damaged part.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-09-02 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-09-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 and -200PF series airplanes equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-09-03 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-09-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727, 727C, 727-100, and 727-100C series airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2006-09-08 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-09-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 04.28.06

Glasair's Mikael Via On "Two Weeks To Taxi," Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.28.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.28.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Glasair's Mikael Via, Part Two: 04.28.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Glasair's Mikael Via on the company's new "Two Weeks to Taxi" program.)

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An Internship With A Difference -- Air Safety Investigator

NTSB Seeks A Few Good... Students

Hey, students, want to have a meaningful summer job, that puts you at a dynamic location in the center of the aviation industry, throws one challenge after another at you, and pays, well... nothing? Sorry, this isn't the call for Aero-News Oshkosh stringers -- yet. No, it's the NTSB that's looking to flesh out its ranks with some college students for the summer -- providing a rare opportunity for a pilot-licensed, aeronautically-inclined students to get hands-on experience.

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OurPLANE To Host NYC's First Eclipse 500

Company Aims To Have Jet In White Plains By October

GA fractional ownership operater OurPLANE announced Thursday the forthcoming arrival of the first Eclipse 500 VLJ to New York’s White Plains Airport in early October 2006.

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China Reveals Its Plans For The Moon

Will Launch First Lunar Probe In April 2007

An official with the Chinese National Space Administration revealed details Thursday of that country's plans to launch a series of probes to the moon... and in the long term, to land humans on its surface.

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Aerion Marchs On With Supersonic Bizjet Project

Funded Through Program Launch, Wing Test Planned In NM

Aero-News has received an update from Aerion, the company that aims to fly corporate executives at supersonic velocities aboard a business jet that will also offer operating costs comparable to conventional long range jets.

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Klyde Morris 04.27.06

Klyde Gets back To Picking On The Airlines

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Seawind Clears Big Hurdle On Long March To Certification

Seats Pass FAA Part 23 Crash Standards; Company Hopes For Full Cert By End Of Year

If there's someone better qualified to say that the race to receiving FAA certification of a new airplane is a marathon -- not a sprint -- Seawind President Richard Silva would probably want to talk to them, and swap some war stories.

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As Avgas Prices Rise In Alaska, Planes Stay Put

A Sign Of Things To Come In The Lower 48?

Aviation fuel prices have jumped dramatically in Alaska, and it is no surprise that it's going to raise the cost of flying. In fact, it may be curtailing flying.

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EADS Achieves Key Milestones In Advanced Military Tanker Aircraft Development

Successes Support Northrop Grumman's KC-30 Program

Representatives with European aerospace group EADS told Aero-News Thursday that the first A330 aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force's Multi-role Tanker Transport (MRTT) program has rolled off the production line and completed initial evaluations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.28.06): Helicopter Instrument Approaches

Aero-Tips!

If like me you’re not a rotary-wing pilot, the most important thing to learn from special helicopter approach procedures is that a report a helicopter has landed out of a low-IFR approach does not necessarily mean conditions are good enough for a fixed-wing airplane.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.28.06)

Aero-Linx!

For you missile fans out there, facts and figures about all missiles and rockets.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.28.06): Dirigible

Aero-Terms!

From French dirigeable meaning steerable. Dirigible was the more commonly used name for these aircraft in the early days of their history, whereas airship is the more modern term.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.28.06)

"When avgas gets to $6.00 a gallon you aren't going to see many general aviation pilots flying their planes, just for fun."

Source: Will Johnson, director of operations at Yuut Yuqungviat Flight School in Bethel, AK, on the potential damage rising aviation fuel prices may have on general aviation in Alaska... and throughout the rest of the country.

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VA TFR: 05.03.06 - 05.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6348 Issue Date: April 27, 2006 at 13:22 UTC Location: Langley AFB, Virginia near NORFOLK VORTAC (ORF) Beginning Date and Time: May 03, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 07, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S.Air Force Thunderbirds, other high performance military aircraft, and parachute jumps by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Langley AFB (LFI) Base Operations, 757-764-2504

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Special Notice TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6394 Issue Date: April 27, 2006 at 21:22 UTC Location: United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for national security Type: Special Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 05.05.06 - 05.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6372 Issue Date: April 27, 2006 at 17:49 UTC Location: Draughton-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, Temple, Texas near TEMPLE VOR/DME (TPL) Beginning Date and Time: May 05, 2006 at 16:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 07, 2006 at 22:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Central Texas Airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Gray (GRK) Approach Control, 254-553-2526

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