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July 12, 2006

CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2459 Issue Date: July 12, 2006 at 18:17 UTC Location: Yucca Valley, California near PALM SPRINGS VORTAC (PSP) 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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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.13.06

Discovery astronauts practice shuttle heat-shield repairs...

The NTSB finds new evidence of an old problem in India...

And ASA pilots authorize a strike....

And more.

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ANN Special Feature: Phil Lockwood on LSA and the Air Cam 07.13.06

As we've mentioned both in our coverage of the Arlington NWEAA Fly-In and the upcoming AirVenture 2006... light-sport aviation is capturing more and more attenion in our business. At Arlington last

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2006-14-05 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-14-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700 and 701) and CL-600-2D24 (RegionalJet Series 900) series airplanes.

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NTSB Updates Investigation Of Bangalore 727 Fuel Tank Explosion

Says Evidence Of Electrical Arcing Present Despite AD Compliance

The National Transportation Safety Board reported Wednesday its investigation into a wing fuel tank explosion on a Transmile Airlines B-727 airplane in Bangalore, India, on May 4, 2006, is ongoing.

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Air Combat Command Releases Details Of Shaw AFB Mishap

Pilot Ejected At Over 750 MPH

Aero-News has learned the Air Combat Command has released its findings regarding the April 5, 2006 accident involving an F-16CJ based at South Carolina's Shaw AFB.

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Trouble Ahead For Sino-Swearingen?

Taiwanese Lawmaker Says Company Must Find Private Funding

Taiwanese-funded jet manufacturer Sino-Swearingen -- which received FAA certification for its six seat SJ30-2 last November, and is just now beginning customer deliveries -- may be facing a significant hurdle from Taiwan's government, with an opposition lawmaker calling for the US company to be shut down if it can't secure additional private funding.

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Atlantic Southeast Airlines Pilots Overwhelmingly Authorize Strike

Delta Connection Carrier Faces Shutdown

News from the Air Line Pilots Association... which told ANN that pilots at Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines announced Tuesday that they have voted to authorize a strike if contract talks do not result in an agreement.

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EAA Says AirVenture Will Feature A LOT Of Light Sport Planes

Largest Showing Yet At LSA Mall; Abundant Sport Pilot Forums

As the EAA's Dick Knapinski told ANN in today's Special Feature aero-cast, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 promises to be the most impressive showing yet for the Sport Pilot movement.

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HPA, Makers Of TT62 Twin, File For Bankruptcy In German Courts

Failed To Secure Funding For Expensive Redesign

Aero-News has learned that High Performance Aircraft GmbH & Co. KG (HPA), the developer of the TT62 composite-bodied, diesel-powered twin that first flew in February 2005, filed for bankruptcy protection July 10 under German law.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 07.12.06

The Road To Oshkosh, Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.12.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.12.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Road To Oshkosh 07.12.06 (ANN Special Feature, with the EAA's Dick Knapinski on the LSA presence at this year's AirVenture.)

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NAFI Announces June Master Instructors

The Best Of The Best

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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AZ TFR: 07.12.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2403 Issue Date: July 12, 2006 at 2:21 UTC Location: Window Rock, Arizona near GALLUP VORTAC (GUP) Beginning Date and Time: July 12, 2006 at 15:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 12, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Gas release Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2410 Issue Date: July 12, 2006 at 10:17 UTC Location: Death Valley, California near BEATTY VORTAC (BTY) 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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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2408 Issue Date: July 12, 2006 at 5:31 UTC Location: 30 Miles North North East of Cold Springs, Nevada near LOVELOCK VORTAC (LLC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for aircraft fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Oakland (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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AZ TFR: 07.12.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2404 Issue Date: July 12, 2006 at 2:24 UTC Location: Ganado, Arizona near GALLUP VORTAC (GUP) Beginning Date and Time: July 12, 2006 at 15:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 12, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Gas release Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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WI TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2451 Issue Date: July 12, 2006 at 17:27 UTC Location: Ellison Bay, Wisconsin near ESCANABA VOR/DME (ESC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Gas explosion/leak Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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Airbus Being Vastly Outsold By Boeing For 2006

But Airbus Still Leads In Deliveries

Investor Lawsuits against EADS and its commercial manufacturing subsidiary, Airbus, are just one worry for the European plane-making consortium. Another, perhaps more pressing worry is the tally sheet.

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IA TFR: 07.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2345 Issue Date: July 11, 2006 at 17:13 UTC Location: Des Moines, Iowa Beginning Date and Time: July 17, 2006 at 15:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 17, 2006 at 20:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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EADS Faces Class-Action Suit Over A380 Delays

And More May Be Coming

As if things weren't bad enough over at EADS right now... here come the lawyers.

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Flight Recorders Located In Wreckage Of PIA F-27

Airline's Pilots Want Planes Grounded

Pakistan International Airline pilots want the company to immediately phase out the six Fokker F-27s remaining in the carrier's fleet... saying they pose an immediate danger to both passengers and crew.

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Whistleblower Says DFW Had Trouble Meeting Environmental Regs

Former FAA Managers Say They Feel Airport Was Honest With Them

Did officials at DFW Airport intentionally fudge the truth in the process of obtaining FAA grants?

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North Korean Diplomat Says Country Willing To Talk... With Conditions

Vote Delayed Again On UN Sanctions Against Regime

As a vote on UN-sponsored sanctions is delayed again and amid signs of fresh activity at a launch site in eastern North Korea... the government of Kim Jong Il Tuesday may have let on to the real reason behind its recent flexing of missile-muscle.

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NASA, Roscosmos Agree On Price For Soyuz Flights

Such A Deal... Only $12 Million Per Seat

It's official -- from here on out, the pricetag for NASA to book a seat aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket is $12 million dollars.

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NTSB: Downed Cessna Was Inspected After Prop Strike

Plane Involved In Two Accidents Last Month

Yes, there was an inspection. That's the word in Hayward, CA after a fatal prop strike, follwed by a crash-on-takeoff... all in less than four hours.

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Comair Says Lack Of Labor Deal Threatens Survival

Sides Only A Half-Percent Apart

Comair is severely threatened by ongoing labor trouble involving its flight attendants -- at least, that's was the word from Comair President Don Bornhorst in bankruptcy court Monday.

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Aero-News Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2006 Staff

Say Hello To Stringers Lisa Kondrick And James Aronovsky

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.

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NASA Astronaut Suggests Fix For Backpack Woes

There Is NO Job That Duct Tape Can't Handle

Aero-News reported on the difficulties astronaut Piers Sellers had with his SAFER backpack during a Monday spacewalk outside the ISS. While teammate Mike Fossum was able to jury-rig a harness to keep the safety pack safely attached to Seller's suit... the astronaut told NASA Tuesday that he needs a more permanent solution before his next spacewalk Wednesday morning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.12.06): Timed Approach

Aero-Tips!

Remember the four T's* (or the five T's**, or the six T's***)? They're a staple of instrument instruction, a quick reminder of tasks that may need done passing a fix or entering a hold or crossing the Final Approach Fix (FAF) inbound.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.12.06)

Aero-Linx!

Some weather terms made easy. Having trouble figuring out what Flight Service is trying to tell you, some terms explained here to make it easier.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.12.06): IOE

Aero-Terms!

Initial Operating Experience -- Determining how much operating experience a pilot needs in order to be considered in a certain aircraft

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.12.06)

"[South Korea] will strongly react to the Japanese political leaders' arrogance and outrageous rhetoric that further intensifies the crisis on the Korean Peninsula with dangerous and provocative rhetoric such as 'pre-emptive strike.'"

Source: South Korean presidential spokesman Jung Tae-ho, on his country's opposition to Japan's increasingly strong calls for sanctions -- and other methods -- as means to put a stop to North Korea's missile program.

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PR TFR: 07.14.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2289 Issue Date: July 11, 2006 at 11:21 UTC Location: Eastern Side of the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico Beginning Date and Time: July 14, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 14, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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NY TFR: 07.14.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2260 Issue Date: July 10, 2006 at 21:02 UTC Location: Utica, New York Beginning Date and Time: July 14, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 14, 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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