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July 14, 2006

Dads And Daughters Unite!

AirVenture Can Help You Share Your Love Of Aviation With Your Daughter

Are you a Dad with a teenaged daughter? Do you have trouble relating? If you are desperate to find things to do with your daughter (that you both can enjoy) fret no more, AirVenture 2006 to the rescue!

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NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2643 Issue Date: July 14, 2006 at 12:39 UTC Location: Des Moines, Iowa Beginning Date and Time: July 17, 2006 at 15:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 17, 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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Wright Agreement Introduced In Senate

But Some Question Airport Limits

Is the end to all the Wright-wrangling going on in North Texas now in sight? It could be... as on Thursday, Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson introduced a bill containing the agreement reached by officials from Dallas and Fort Worth, American and Southwest Airlines and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in June.

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Frasca Signs Up To Provide Helicopter Training Devices To Bell

Representatives with Frasca International told ANN Friday the company has been awarded a contract to provide Ft. Worth, TX-based Bell Helicopter Textron with several helicopter flight training devices in support of the Training Academy’s Project LoneStar initiative.

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Boeing KC-767A Tanker Logs 100th Test Flight

Next Stop: Edwards AFB

Aero-News has learned that Boeing's entry into the Air Force competition for a next-generation aerial tanker -- the KC-767A -- reached a significant milestone this week when it logged its 100th test flight.

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Twisting The Knife? Farnborough May Mean Lots Of Orders For Boeing

Airbus Woes Cloud Presence At International Show

It wasn't long ago -- just last year, in fact -- when it was Boeing that was struggling to compete with the momentum of its rival, Airbus, at the annual international airshow in Europe.

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Boeing Says Fleet Upgrades Will Come Sooner

Fuel Prices Will Force Airlines To Switch To More Efficient Planes

We're betting that rising fuel prices will mean big business for commercial aircraft manfacturers. That's the word from Boeing, which predicted this week that over the next 20 years, airlines will rush to replace their older and less-fuel-efficient planes at a faster rate than ever before.

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Not Again! Another Ramp Robbery In South Africa

Armed Gang Makes Off With Loot

Not again... another spectacular airport robbery in South Africa Thursday morning.

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Russians Launch Inflatable Spacecraft

Puffers... In... Space...

Imagine a puffer fish in space... that's pretty much what it looks like: an experimental vehicle that lifted off from a Russian missile base Thursday. But in reality, it could be the future of commerce in space.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.14.06

Is LSA Heading In The Right Direction?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.14.06(ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.14.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The State Of LSA: 07.14.06 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Tom Turner's thoughts on the future of light sport aircraft, and the Sport Pilot program.)

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And You Thought YOUR Kids Were A Handful!

Terror Tot Sparks Helo Search... One Day After Sparking House Fire

One crafty four-year-old boy sparked a massive search in England this weekend, as his clever hiding place led to more than 100 people -- and even a police helicopter -- trying to "seek" him out.

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IL TFR: 07.17.06 - 07.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2585 Issue Date: July 13, 2006 at 18:09 UTC Location: Moline, Illinois Beginning Date and Time: July 17, 2006 at 20:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 18, 2006 at 0:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WY TFR: 07.21.06 - 07.23.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2510 Issue Date: July 13, 2006 at 13:01 UTC Location: Natrona County International Airport, Casper, Wyoming near MUDDY MOUNTAIN VORTAC (DDY) Beginning Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 23, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Casper (CPR) Tower, 307-472-8940

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Columbia Aims To Make Things Right For Customers Affected By Hailstorm

Will Be Included In SummerFest Fuel Promotion

As a token of its gratitude for customers' patience as the company works to refurbish planes caught in a freak hailstorm that blew through Bend, OR last month, Columbia Aircraft announced Thursday it will offer those customers who have had to wait a little longer than planned to fly their new 350s and 400s a special "thank you."

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Shuttle Crew Takes Much Deserved Day 'Off'

But APU Issues Causing Some Concern

Everybody deserves a day off once in awhile... even in space.

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Military Helicopters Down In Iraq, North Atlantic

Three Soldiers Lost In Canadian Training Mishap

News from overseas now... where two military helicopters have gone down in the past 24 hours.

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Bush-Putin Meeting Could Be Big Business For Boeing

Dreamliner Deal May Hinge On Talks

Can the damage be undone? That's the question many pundits and political analysts will be asking Friday, as President Bush meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin (right) in their first face-to-face summit since 2001.

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Klyde Morris (07.14.06)

You Do NOT Want To See Klyde's SAT Scores...

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Aero-News Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2006 Staff

Say Hello To Annette Kurman And Mark Sletten!

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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After Uproar, PIA Grounds Fokker Fleet

Government Heeds Pilots' Requests

No Fokker aircraft are allowed to carry passengers in Pakistan -- for now. That's the decision of the Pakistani cabinet after the crash of a Pakistan International Airlines F-27 near Lahore this week.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.14.06): DF Steer Revisited


Refresh your ability to determine your location using in-cockpit navigation systems, with and without GPS.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.14.06)


Another link suggested by an ANN reader. Another FAA site, this one devoted to the FAA's Air Traffic Organization with daily stories on Air Traffic subjects and a variety of other topics.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.14.06): ISA


International Standard Atmosphere -- The current standard atmosphere adopted in 1976 and is a slight modification of one adopted in 1952 by the International Civil Aeronautical Organization (ICAO).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.14.06)

"The difference between the IL-96 and the 787 is so great that the IL-96 would not be competitive if we were given them for free."

Source: Sergei Koltovich, head of fleet planning at Aeroflot, while presenting a financial analysis comparing Boeing's upcoming 787 Dreamliner to the airline's current medium-range aircraft, the Soviet-era Ilushyin 96.

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