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June 10, 2006

AOPA Petitions FAA To Fix Sport Pilot 'Catch 22'

Also Seeks Drivers License Medical For Rec Pilots

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has formally asked the FAA to reconsider a "Catch-22" situation in the current sport pilot regulations, by allowing those pilots who have had their FAA medicals denied to be allowed to operate light sport planes with an easily obtainable health statement from a physician.

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And Then There Were... Four? JCA Competitors Submit Proposals

But Wait.. Weren't There Just Two Before?

This week, the final proposals for the US military's next military light cargo aircraft were submitted to the Pentagon, with the final awarding of the Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) contract expected sometime next year.

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NASA Takes Steps To Insure Bird-Free Shuttle Launch

Sounds Of Gunshots, Traps Aim To Keep Vultures Away

When it comes time for the space shuttle Discovery to lift off next month, NASA wants to make sure the ONLY bird in the sky is the one that's rocket-powered.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report In DC Medevac Downing

Investigators Focus On Mechanical Problems

In its Preliminary Investigation released this week on a May 30 accident involving a medevac EC-135 in Washington, DC, the National Transportation Safety Board is looking at the possibility a mechanical failure led to the helo losing power.

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CASA Hopes To Spread The Word On Air Taxis

What Could They Mean To FL Aviation?

How best to cash in on the impending air taxi boom... and will there BE an air taxi boom? Those are the questions posed by the Consortium for Aviation System Advancement (CASA).

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Boeing Reports 'Mystery Customer' For Its Upcoming 747-8i

First Passenger 747 Order In Years... But Whose Is It?

Sshh. Don't say we told you... but Boeing has booked its first order for the passenger-version of its upcoming 747-8 Intercontinental.

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Alt-Metal Band Plays Concert At 37,000 Feet

Do We Have Any Korn Fans In The Audience?

You may not like the music (then again, who out there is reading ANN for our music reviews?) but you have to admire the venue.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.10.06): Airworthiness -- Another View

Aero-Tips!

Uphold a high standard of airworthiness in your preflight inspections. Ultimately it's protection of your life, and the lives of your passengers that is the definitive measure of airworthiness. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.10.06): FSS

Aero-Terms!

Flight Service Station -- Air traffic facilities which provide pilot briefing, en route communications and VFR search and rescue services, assist lost aircraft and aircraft in emergency situations, relay ATC clearances, originate Notices to Airmen, broadcast aviation weather and NAS information, receive and process IFR flight plans, and monitor NAVAIDs.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.10.06)

"This simple change would eliminate the double standard that unfairly penalized pilots who for one reason or another have unfavorable medical records on file with the FAA but otherwise meet the sport pilot requirements."

Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, on his group's petition for the FAA to reconsider a "Catch-22" situation in the current sport pilot regulations, by allowing those pilots who have had their FAA medicals denied to be allowed to operate light sport planes with an easily obtainable health statement from a physician.

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PA TFR: 06.15.06 - 06.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9236 Issue Date: June 08, 2006 at 15:00 UTC Location: Willow Grove, Pennsylvania near YARDLEY VOR/DME (ARD) Beginning Date and Time: June 15, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 18, 2006 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Air Fest 2006 airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: System Operations Support Center (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9356 Issue Date: June 09, 2006 at 2:09 UTC Location: DESERT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE , Nevada Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIREFIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Urgent CASA AD: Parachutes de France

Applicability: Parachutes de France Techno 240-B Reserve Parachute, part number R 01-240-B, all serial numbers.

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