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July 20, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.21.06

Local leaders want to know what caused Tuesday's power outage at the LA ARTCC...

Two Israeli Apaches collide... at least four people are hurt...

And the Brazilian flag carrier, Vari

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ANN Special Feature: Inside an ANG MAFFS C-130 07.21.06

It's jungle-hot on the flightline at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina... as two C-130 H-models spool up... getting ready to head west.

They're part of a tiny milita

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.21.06

Local leaders want to know what caused Tuesday's power outage at the LA ARTCC...

Two Israeli Apaches collide... at least four people are hurt...

And the Brazilian flag carrier, Vari

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ND TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3265 Issue Date: July 19, 2006 at 23:23 UTC Location: Fort Yates, North Dakota near BISMARCK VOR/DME (BIS) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3271 Issue Date: July 20, 2006 at 1:58 UTC Location: 30 Miles South West of St. George, Utah near ST GEORGE VOR/DME (OZN) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3272 Issue Date: July 20, 2006 at 2:52 UTC Location: 5 Miles South East of Oak City, Utah Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3274 Issue Date: July 20, 2006 at 3:49 UTC Location: 13 Miles West of Stanley Airstrip, Idaho near BOISE VORTAC (BOI) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3381 Issue Date: July 20, 2006 at 18:28 UTC Location: 6 Miles North of Yellow Pine, Idaho near DONNELLY VORTAC (DNJ) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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NATCA Paints Dark Picture Of SoCal Power Outage

Says Controllers Used Cell Phones To Keep Tabs On Planes

A massive power and communications failure late Tuesday at the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center left scrambling air traffic controllers to deal with a nightmare scenario, says NATCA.

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Voyager FPS and ANN Bring YOU The Weather In Oshkosh For Thursday 07.20.06

As Provided By Seattle Avionics And ANN!

We're gonna help you get to the fabled land of Oshkosh... with a little help from our friends!

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Tuskegee Airmen Observe 65th Anniversary Of Program

First Members Began Training On July 19, 1941

Sixty-five years after the Defense Department launched a program to train the first black military pilots and aircrews, veterans of the Tuskegee Airmen say they're proud of the barriers they helped break down and the example they set for today's servicemembers.

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C-27J Team Selects Florida And Mississippi For JCA Production, Support

One Of Four Aircraft Vying For JCA Contract

More news from Farnborough 2006... as the C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft Team announced this week it has chosen Cecil Field in Jacksonville, FL as the site for the production and final assembly of the C-27J aircraft for the US Army and US Air Force Joint Cargo Aircraft program, should the aircraft be chosen to fulfill that role in the US military.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On VA Beech Accident

Did An Open Door Lead To A Fatal Mishap?

We know more about what happened... we just don't know why yet. That's the message the NTSB has in the preliminary report released Wednesday on the July 11 downing of a Beechcraft Sierra near Virginia Beach, VA.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.20.06

The Integrated Powerhead Demonstrator... And The Newsiest Oshkosh Ever!

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.20.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.20.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The IPD Rocket Motor: 07.20.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Integrated Powerhead Demonstrator team leader Stephen Hanna.) Read More

NTSB Calls For Better Altitude Warning Systems

Recommendation Comes After Of CO MU-2 Accident

An urgent plea from the NTSB to the FAA... fix the software in the audible alert link between en route control centers and local control towers, and eliminate barriers that prevent the transfer of such warnings when an aircraft if more than five miles away from the airport.

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LoPresti To Highlight Latest Offerings At AirVenture

It just wouldn't be AirVenture without some cool new products from LoPresti Aviation... and the company is well aware it raises the bar on itself every year. With that in mind, LoPresti is once again introducing new products and programs that it says break new ground in general aviation.

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Doctors Say Airliner Headaches Tied To Pressure Changes

Did you get a headache the last time you flew commercially?

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What's The Best Road To AirVenture?

If Not By Air... Here's Some Info For The Highway

Summer in Wisconsin can mean only two things to ANN readers -- AirVenture, and the inevitable road construction between you and Oshkosh.

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Xerion Avionix Says AuRACLE EMS Cert Imminent

Comes One Year After AirVenture 2005 Intro

It was nearly one year ago that Xerion Avionix introduced its AuRACLE primary engine management system at AirVenture 2005... and with this year's AirVenture nearly ready to get underway, Xerion proudly told Aero-News this week that FAA certification for primary engine instrument replacement is imminent. 

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Eight Was Enough... To Convince AA To Order More Blended Winglets For Its 757s

After ordering 20 Aviation Partners Boeing 757-200 Blended Winglet Systems in September 2005 -- of which eight are currently retrofitted and in service -- American Airlines has ordered an additional 104 shipsets.

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Southwest Doubles Profits In Second Quarter

Hedging Pays... But For How Much Longer?

Executives at Dallas-based Southwest Airlines executives are seeing dollar signs, as the airline says its second-quarter profits more than doubled despite rising jet fuel costs.

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CO TFR: 07.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3086 Issue Date: July 18, 2006 at 17:40 UTC Location: Denver, Colorado Beginning Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 17:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 21:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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GA TFR: 07.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3220 Issue Date: July 19, 2006 at 16:10 UTC Location: Savannah/Fort Stewart, Georgia Beginning Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 17:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 21:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 07.21.06 - 07.23.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3098 Issue Date: July 18, 2006 at 19:29 UTC Location: Crawford, Texas Beginning Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 21:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 23, 2006 at 17:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 07.21.06 - 07.23.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3097 Issue Date: July 18, 2006 at 19:20 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 21:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 23, 2006 at 17:25 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AD: Pilatus

AD NUMBER: 2006-15-03 MANUFACTURER: Pilatus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-15-03 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that supersedes AD 2003-13-04, which applies to certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd (Pilatus) Model PC-6 airplanes.

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AD: Pilatus

AD NUMBER: 2006-15-02 MANUFACTURER: Pilatus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-15-02 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that supersedes AD 2003-09-01, which applies to certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd (Pilatus) Model PC-6 airplanes.

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Airbus Announces 60 New Orders At Farnborough

Sure Enough... It Ain't Over Yet!

Almost immediately after typing the last sentence of our report on Boeing's seeming domination of aircraft sales to date at Farnborough 2006... Airbus revealed a few orders of its own.

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Flying To AirVenture? Let Wisconsin Aero Bureau Show The Way

Website Loaded With Information

You've never been to Wisconsin. You'll be flying. You'll need fuel. You'll need food. What one resource can give you Dairystate flight planning information, along with likely places to fuel your tummy? Check out the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Bureau of Aeronautics website.

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Lockheed Defends F-35 In Farnborough

Says GAO Misrepresenting Chance Of Problems

Representatives with Lockheed Martin are using this week's Farnborough International Air Show to send a clear message: there are NO problems with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, newly designated the "Lightning II" by the US Air Force.

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Did Lightning Bring Plane Down Over Louisiana?

Witnesses Say Baron Hit While Landing

Could it have been lightning that caused the crash of a Beechcraft 58 Baron in Jeanerette, LA Tuesday afternoon?

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Party Planning 101 -- For 700,000 People

Oshkosh Is NOT Your Average Garden Party

It's a party for you -- and 700,000 of your closest friends -- that gets underway shortly, but took oh-so-many months in the planning to ensure a fabulous and safe time for attendees, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and everyone else involved in this annual week-long aviation love fest.

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Aero-News Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2006 Staff

Say Hello To Rob Finfrock!

With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture 2006 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough... ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. Fortunately, this year we'll have some help.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.20.06): Washington DC ADIZ Training

Aero-Tips!

Whether the NPRM becomes law or not, if you're going to fly anywhere near the Washington DC ADIZ it's in your best interest to complete the FAA's on-line training on DC ADIZ procedures.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.20.06)

Aero-Linx!

The National Aviation Hall of Fame is located in Dayton (OH) honors the ingenuity, courage and vision of aviators.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.20.06): LAAS

Aero-Terms!

Local Area Augmentation System -- Augmentation to GPS that focuses its service on the airport area (approximately a 20-30 mile radius).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.20.06)

"... People give it (the GAO) more credence than it probably deserves."

Source: Lockheed Martin F-35 program chief Dan Crowley, denying warnings from the Government Accountability Office that the company is trying to rush its upcoming "Lightning II" advanced fighter plane to market.

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