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May 09, 2006

TSA Adds Entry Points for GA Flights Into Reagan National

Three New 'Gateway' Airports Are 'A Positive Step' For General Aviation

NBAA is commending TSA officials for adding three new airports to the list of twelve already serving as "gateway" facilities that provide security checks to allow federally approved general aviation aircraft access into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

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NAFI Announces April 2006 Master Instructors

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all designated Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation organization.

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Urgent CASA AD: Cessna

Applicability: Cessna Models 208 and 208B aeroplanes.

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Anticipated Aeroflot Widebody Order Becomes Political Hot Button

Which Airliner Will Russian Carrier Choose -- And Why?

There appears to be a new Cold War forming between the US and Russia... in the political arena, as well as in the commercial aircraft market. And the ultimate winner could be Europe's Airbus.

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First Customer A380 Enters Flight Testing Program

To Be Delivered To Singapore Airlines At End Of '06

Aero-News has learned the first Airbus A380 destined to enter commercial service made its maiden test flight Sunday, May 7. The airliner is scheduled to be delivered to launch customer Singapore Airlines by the end of the year.

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OH TFR: 05.15.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7221 Issue Date: May 09, 2006 at 16:50 UTC Location: Cleveland, Ohio Beginning Date and Time: May 15, 2006 at 14:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 15, 2006 at 17:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MN TFR: 05.15.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7223 Issue Date: May 09, 2006 at 16:53 UTC Location: St. Paul/Wayzata, MN, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: May 15, 2006 at 18:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 15, 2006 at 23:20 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MS TFR: 05.11.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7205 Issue Date: May 09, 2006 at 14:17 UTC Location: Gulfport, Mississippi Beginning Date and Time: May 11, 2006 at 17:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 11, 2006 at 22:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Northrop Grumman Receives Contract To Upgrade ATC Radars

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced Monday it has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to modify transmitters on 135 ASR-9 air traffic control radars.

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NASA Awards Boeing S-3B Viking Modification Contract

Aero-News has learned that NASA has awarded Boeing a competitively bid contract to modify the communication, navigation and electrical systems of an S-3B Viking aircraft the space agency plans to use for research.

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TSA Puts Call Out For Workers At DEN

Be On The "Frontlines" Of The War Against Terrorism

The Transportation Security Administration announced Monday it is looking for candidates in the Denver, CO area to work as part-time Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) at Denver International Airport.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 05.09.06

AOPA's Randy Kenagy On ADS-B

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.09.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.09.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- AOPA's Randy Kenagy: 05.09.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Randy Kenagy on what ADS-B technology means to general aviation pilots.)

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The A350 -- A Tale Of Two Airplanes

Is Redesign The Best Move... Or The Only One?

It was a revolution of sorts -- two of the biggest aircraft customers in the world, demanding Airbus make major changes to its upcoming A350, or reconcile itself to a microscopic share of the midsized passenger jet market.

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Rare Lancaster Bomber Latest Addition To AirVenture 2006

Gulp! Only 76 Days To Go!!

All the ANN'ers are already counting the days before AirVenture 2006 gets underway in Oshkosh, WI. Of course, the folks at the EAA continue to whet appetites of aero-enthusiasts all over with the latest announcement of another rare aircraft that will be on display at Wittman Field.

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The Secret Of The White Bird

The Everest of Aviation Mysteries Still Stands

Seventy-nine years ago, on May 8, 1927, an overloaded airplane rolled down a runway towards a rendezvous with destiny. It lifted once, tentatively, then settled, the weight of an unprecedented fuel load dragging it down. Finally it lifted, to the cheers of nervous onlookers, and flew off, climbing painfully slowly. The plane's next landing was to be on the other side of the Atlantic, claiming the Orteig Prize... but the plane never arrived.

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SportairUSA Adds SportCruiser, Parrot LSAs To Its Flock

Aero-News has learned that SportairUSA LC, Sport Aircraft Works, and Czech Aircraft Works have announced an agreement in which SportairUSA will distribute the Parrot and SportCruiser certified Special Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA) via the SportairUSA North American dealer network.

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Anousheh Ansari In Line To Be First Female 'Space Tourist'

Scheduled To Fly To ISS In 2007

If everything goes to plan, one of the driving forces behind the dawn of commercial spaceflight will soon experience a trip into orbit herself.

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Helicopter Jailbreak Mastermind Australian Librarian Freed On Good Behavior

File This Under "T" For Time Served

It's not everyday we get to report the latest news concerning a pistol-packing librarian who sprang her boyfriend from the pokey by hijacking a helicopter.

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AOPA Says No New Air Studies Needed At Santa Monica Airport

Legislators Pass Bill Anyway... But Group Still Fighting

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reports it has called attention to a flaw in a California bill to the attention of state legislators.

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Remains Found In China Identified As Missing WWII Airmen

Fallen WWII Airmen Will Receive Proper Burial, 62 Years Later

The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Monday that two members of a four-man Army Air Force crew... missing in action since the days of World War II... have been identified, and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.09.06): Wall Clouds

Aero-Tips!

Dark and appropriately menacing, a wall cloud is the visible manifestation of extreme turbulence at the leading edge of a thunderstorm supercell.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.09.06)

Aero-Linx!

If red is more your color, buy a piece of Mars.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.09.06): Ephemeris

Aero-Terms!

The term for the exact position of a GPS satellite in space at a given time, and it is necessary for GPS calculations.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (5.09.06)

"I don't call it a love story. I call it a manipulation story and I think her strength is that she will never be manipulated by anyone again."

Source: Dillwynia Corrections Centre chaplain Christine Gyllins, on the strange case of Lucy Dudko, an Australian librarian who in March 1999 brandished a gun during a helicopter flight over Sydney, and ordered the pilot to land in the exercise yard at Silverwater Jail so she could break her boyfriend, John Killick, out of prison.

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FL TFR: 05.09.06 - 05.10.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7166 Issue Date: May 08, 2006 at 18:19 UTC Location: Orlando, Florida Beginning Date and Time: May 09, 2006 at 18:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 10, 2006 at 15:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MS TFR: 05.11.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7145 Issue Date: May 08, 2006 at 15:54 UTC Location: Gulfport, Mississippi Beginning Date and Time: May 11, 2006 at 17:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 11, 2006 at 20:50 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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