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January 21, 2006

Rocket Racing League Will Locate World HQ in NM

NM Governor Bill Richardson has announced that the Rocket Racing League, an aerospace entertainment organization that is developing the nascent market for low-altitude rocket-powered aircraft racing, will bring its world headquarters here to New Mexico, creating as many as 200 new, good paying jobs to Southern New Mexico.

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FAA To Contribute Funds To New Myrtle Beach Terminal

Project Hit By Delays, Cost Overruns

The FAA has agreed to contribute $43 million towards building a new terminal at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) -- which should go a long way to reducing the sizable deficit in funds the project has accumulated in the past year.

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EAA-FAA Meetings Conclude In Oshkosh

Summit Yields Lengthy Agenda ('Hope They Dressed Warm...)

Discussions that touched on several important aspects of many different general aviation sectors took place this week at the EAA-FAA Mid-Winter 2006 Recreational Aviation Summit held Wednesday and Thursday at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Scientists Confirm Stardust Was No Bust

Finally, NASA Had A Good Week

Is it possible for a scientist to be giddy? That's quite possible... especially if that scientist is on the team examining cometary particles brought back to Earth by NASA's Stardust probe.

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This Land WAS Your Land: ADIZ Closed To GA For State Of The Union

State Of The Union TFR: 02.01.06

Yep, it's that time of year again: one week from next Tuesday, the Washington-Baltimore metro area becomes completely, 100 percent impenetrable to general aviation for four hours.

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DOT Seeks Grant Applications For Improving Air Service To Small Towns

Fifth Year Of Program To Bring Airlines To Anytown, USA

The US Department of Transportation announced Friday the agency has put the word out to communities to apply for grants under a program designed to support small towns and cities working to improve their airline service.

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The Pause That Refreshes: Hawkeye Tests In-Flight Refueling

NAVAIR, for the first time, has demonstrated the Navy’s premier command-and-control aircraft's potential to refuel and stay in action longer.

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AvFab King Air Aft Jump Seat Kit Approved For Installation In Brazil

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) has received Brazilian approval for the installation of their Aft Jump Seat Kit (STC #SAOO635WI) for the King Air 100, 200, and 300.

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LightSPEED and Sensaphonics Partnering On Custom Ear Molds for Mach 1 Headset

Custom-Fitted Earpieces Now Available 

LightSPEED Aviation and Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation, Inc., have announced a strategic partnership. The two companies have teamed to offer pilots (using LightSPEED’s Mach 1 headset) comfortable, personalized ear molds that stay in place.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (01.21.06): Trimmed Stalls

Aero-Tips!

A deer runs onto the runway -- you need to go around.  Add power, raise the nose, start flap retraction…and push forward on the controls.  Does this sound right to you?  In many airplanes (maybe the one you fly), it is.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.21.06)

Aero-Linx!

You can help save a piece of history, the Saturn V. Weather and age have taken its toll on one of three remaining Saturn V rockets at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville (AL) and help is needed for a face lift.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.21.06): AGL

AGL Above Ground Level, The height of an aircraft above the surface of the earth.  Good place to be in an aircraft.  

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.21.06)

"While we certainly understand the need to take extra precautions when top officials of all three branches of the federal government are collected in one room," said Boyer, "we wonder what kind of corresponding restrictions will be implemented on surface transportation, which can get very close to the Capitol with much greater payload than a Cessna 172." Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, on the FAA's issuance Friday of what has become an unwelcome annual tradition: the State Of The Union TFR, which will restrict ALL general aviation traffic for four hours on January 31st.

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MI TFR: 02.05.05 - 02.06.05

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0737  Issue Date: January 20, 2006 at 15:14 UTC Location: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan Beginning Date and Time: February 05, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 06, 2006 at 4:59 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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KS TFR: 01.23.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0743 Issue Date: January 20, 2006 at 18:26 UTC Location: TOPEKA, Kansas Beginning Date and Time: January 23, 2006 at 15:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 23, 2006 at 20:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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