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August 30, 2006

CA TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8298 Issue Date: August 30, 2006 at 0:56 UTC Location: Highland, California near PARADISE VORTAC (PDZ) 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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WA TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8279 Issue Date: August 29, 2006 at 20:34 UTC Location: Granite Falls, Washington 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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AK TFR: 08.31.06 - 09.04.06

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8276 Issue Date: August 29, 2006 at 20:24 UTC Location: Kodiak, Alaska Beginning Date and Time: August 31, 2006 at 14:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 04, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area Type: Space Operations Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Kenai (ENA) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-283-3466

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California Guard Members Remain Vigilant Over Travellers

Soldiers Assist With Airport Security

California Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Chris Salgado remembers his wife calling him to the television set August 10 to see news reports about a terrorist ring unearthed in London that was planning attacks on US-bound airliners.

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There He Goes Again: Fossett, Co-Pilot Set High-Altitude Glider Record

Team Rides Mountain Waves To Over 50,000 Feet

Aero-News learned Wednesday that -- after the briefest of respites on terra firma, following his two record flights earlier this year -- billionaire adventurer Steve Fossett has done it again.

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A Foamy Situation At Concord Regional Airport

Fire-Retardant System Activates In Hendrick Hangar

An alert ANN News-Spy (we've been using that phrase a lot lately -- we love our News-Spies!) called our attention to a decidedly foamy situation Tuesday in -- and around -- the Hendrick Motorsports hangar at Concord Regional Airport.

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Gone West: Robert F. McDermott

USAF Aviation Legend Was 86

Aero-News has learned Retired Brig. Gen. Robert F. McDermott, US Air Force Academy dean of the faculty from 1956 to 1968, died August 28 in San Antonio, TX, after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier. He was 86.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 08.30.06

The Latest On The Investigation Of Comair Flight 5191

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.30.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.30.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Latest On Comair Flight 5191: 08.30.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Tuesday's NTSB briefing from Lexington, KY.)

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Mexicana Considers 40-Plane Airbus Order

Needs Planes To Fight Off Low-Cost Operators

If we don't grow now... there may not be the chance to grow later. That's the message Adolfo Crespo, vice president of public affairs for Grupo Mexicana de Aviacion SA, had in telling reporters the second-largest Mexican airline is considering a big order from Airbus SAS.

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Boeing To Set Up Maintenance Facility In India

Location, Location, Location

With an eye on the remarkable growth of civil aviation in India, Boeing says it'll build a maintenance facility in the central Indian city of Nagpur. The facility will handle routine maintenance, overhaul, and repairs.

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CA TFR: 09.02.06

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8137 Issue Date: August 29, 2006 at 11:52 UTC Location: Chico, California near CHICO VOR/DME (CIC) Beginning Date and Time: September 02, 2006 at 1:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 02, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations. Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Oakland (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3440

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FAA Admits LEX Tower Should Have Had Two Controllers

But Would That Have Helped?

Two days after the fatal runway overrun accident at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY, the FAA has reportedly admitted the tower was understaffed when the Comair CRJ-100 attempted to take-off from the wrong runway on Sunday.

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FAA Investigates Close Encounter Over DFW

Jets Come Within 7/10 Of Mile Horizontally

The FAA is investigating an incident last week in which two aircraft departing Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport flew too close for comfort.

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NBAA2006 Is Looking Good: Thousands Already Registered

NBAA2006 Exhibits Nearly Sold Out

Few events are as eagerly anticipated by the ANN minions as the annual NBAA BizJet Lovefest... to be conducted this year, again, in our back yard in Orlando, FL. We're apparently not the only ones to think that way. At eight weeks out, advance Attendee registrations for the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) – to be held October 17 through 19 in Orlando, FL – are running 18 percent higher than the total for the same period last year.

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Lockheed To Help Develop Supersonic Bizjet

NY To LA In Two Hours Aboard "QSST"

Lockheed's "Skunk Works" has a knack... a knack for speed. Knowing this, Supersonic Aerospace International (SAI), a Nevada aviation consortium, has commissioned Lockheed to design a 12-pax, 130-ft-long, 1200 mph speed demon that could make New York to LA in two hours.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On Kremmling SR20 Accident

Pilot Diverted For Bad Weather

Below is the unedited Preliminary Report from the National Transportation Safety Board on an accident involving a Cirrus SR20 in Kremmling, CO.

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CyberBug Achieves Rocky Mountain High In Colorado

Flies At 10,500-Foot Density Altitude

Our regular readers may recognize the subject of our next story... as we're talking about the CyberBug, the diminutive unmanned aerial vehicle that earlier this year caused a brief stir when the police department in Gaston County, NC began flying the hand-launched UAVs in support of law enforcement operations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (08.30.06): Tunnel Vision

Aero-Tips!

This week's tragic departure crash of a commuter jet at Lexington, KY reminds me of another horrible accident. On October 31, 2000 a Singapore Airlines 747-400 was expediting departure in darkness and high winds, at Taipei, Taiwan.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.30.06)

Aero-Linx!

The US Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights became officially recognized in 1961 and they’ve been thrilling audiences at airshows all over the world ever since.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.30.06): PIC

Aero-Terms!

The Pilot in Command is the person who: Has final authority and responsibility for the operation and safety of the flight; Has been designated as pilot in command before or during the flight; and Holds the appropriate category, class, and type rating, if appropriate, for the conduct of the flight. Can be overruled by the "Administrator" at any time.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.30.06)

"I think it's a good thing that the FAA actually acknowledged that they were not following the guidance that they put out last year, but it's extremely sad that it takes an accident for that to become public knowledge."

Source: Andrew Cantwell, regional vice-president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, commenting on the FAA's admission Tuesday that it knew the tower at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY was understaffed -- and that another controller was needed on the weekend overnight shift.

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UT TFR: 08.31.06

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8185 Issue Date: August 29, 2006 at 15:50 UTC Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Beginning Date and Time: August 31, 2006 at 2:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 31, 2006 at 18:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AR TFR: 08.30.06

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8180 Issue Date: August 29, 2006 at 15:06 UTC Location: Little Rock, Arkansas Beginning Date and Time: August 30, 2006 at 15:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 30, 2006 at 19:25 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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