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May 21, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Excel Jet's Rob Bornhofen 05.22.06

Last week, ANN reported on the first flight of a new Very Light Jet... the Excel Jet Sport Jet. Now that Excel Jet CEO Bob Bornhofen has had time to review the data... ANN's Jim Campbell asked him

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.22.06

Could Boeing soon be selling commercial planes to Iran?

Testimony from the Security Aviation Trial in Alaska... some of those weapons systems were hot...

And an unusual quiet near L

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.22.06

Could Boeing soon be selling commercial planes to Iran?

Testimony from the Security Aviation Trial in Alaska... some of those weapons systems were hot...

And an unusual quiet near L

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Ninth US National Microlight Championships Announced

The United States Ultralight Association (USUA) and Aero Sports Connection (ASC) are very happy to announce that through joint efforts between the two organizations, the 9th US Microlight Championships will be held in Marshall Michigan on September 1-4, 2006.

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NATA Launches New Flight Training Publication

Quarterly Electronic Newsletter Available To NATA Members

“Flight training organizations face unique challenges in today’s changing market, and they must apply the same attention and diligence to the business of flight training as they have applied to aviation training itself,” said NATA President James K. Coyne.

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ISS Flies A Satellite Within A Satellite

ISS Report #25, 3:30 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 19, 2006

In space this week, a satellite flew within a satellite. International Space Station Flight Engineer Jeff Williams 'piloted' a unique spacecraft in three dimensions for the first time around the pressurized Destiny module. The demonstration tested the basics of formation flight and autonomous docking that could be useful in multiple spacecraft formation flying in the future.

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B1-B Strikes Taliban Targets In Afghanistan

Just A Reminder Who's Boss...

Over the past several weeks, the US military has reported increased Taliban activity in the mountains of Afghanistan. On Wednesday, a US Air Force B-1B Lancer reminded some of those insurgents that their presence is not welcome in that country... by striking a Taliban-associated compound near Kandahar in support of coalition ground forces conducting operations to detain individuals suspected of terrorist activities.

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Chicago PD Will Be Flying Another New Bell 206B3

The City of Chicago has placed an order for a new Bell 206B3 for use by its Police Department. Scheduled for delivery November 2006, the 206B3 will be used for aerial law enforcement missions throughout the City of Chicago.

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Congress May Withhold Some UAV Funding

Government Awaits Crash Investigation

In the wake of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crash last month, Congress has taken action on the program's future by tightening at least some of its purse strings. The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed a homeland security funding bill that would withhold $6.8 million in UAV funds until U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports on the findings of the crash investigation.

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STAT MedEvac Adds Third EC145

STAT MedEvac of Pittsburgh, PA, has taken delivery of a third of EC145s it ordered from American Eurocopter. This aircraft, which will be based at STAT MedEvac’s new facility at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, is currently in the last phase of completion.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.21.06): Simulated Instrument Time -- A Scenario

Aero-Tips!

Get an official FAA ruling before gambling on "grey area" interpretations of the Federal Air Regulations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.21.06)

Aero-Linx!

Facts, figures, tidbits and beyond on World War II fighters; Japanese, German and American.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.21.06): FBW

Aero-Terms!

Fly By Wire -- Electronically managed flight control system, which uses computers to make aircraft easier to handle while further enhancing safety.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.21.06)

"This is the first time both organizations have taken the initiative to come together in a joint effort, and focus on a common goal: advancement of ultralight and microlight competition in the US. USUA and ASC are the two largest ultralight/microlight oriented organizations in the USA." Source: From a USUA statement announcing the upcoming Ninth US National Microlight Championships and the first-time partnership between USUA and ASC... definitely a sign of changing times.

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TN TFR: 05.26.06 - 05.28.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7942 Issue Date: May 19, 2006 at 12:02 UTC Location: Tullahoma, Tennessee near SHELBYVILLE VOR/DME (SYI) Beginning Date and Time: May 26, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 28, 2006 at 22:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force F-15 and F-16 and Canadian CF-18 teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Memphis (ZME) Center, 901-368-8199

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