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August 23, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.24.06

The grim search for clues continues at the site of that Tu-154 crash in the Ukraine...

A Northwest Flight from Europe to India returns to the airport under fighter escort...

And an

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ANN Special Feature: Are Commercial Passengers Fed Up? 08.24.06

In the course of this month so far... we've seen a major terror plot foiled in Britain... restrictions against all liquids in carry-on bags here in the US... and fears that laptops... mp3 players a

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.24.06

The grim search for clues continues at the site of that Tu-154 crash in the Ukraine...

A Northwest Flight from Europe to India returns to the airport under fighter escort...

And an

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OR TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7326 Issue Date: August 22, 2006 at 18:38 UTC Location: John Day, Oregon near KIMBERLY VORTAC (IMB) 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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OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7327 Issue Date: August 22, 2006 at 19:01 UTC Location: Detroit, Oregon near DESCHUTES VORTAC (DSD) 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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OR TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7337 Issue Date: August 22, 2006 at 19:54 UTC Location: 35 Southwest, Rome, Oregon near ROME VORTAC (REO) 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: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7340 Issue Date: August 22, 2006 at 20:16 UTC Location: 35 North Northwest, Boise, Idaho near DONNELLY VORTAC (DNJ) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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NV TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7350 Issue Date: August 22, 2006 at 21:19 UTC Location: Elko, Nevada near BULLION VOR/DME (BQU) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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Oregon Civil Air Patrol Lends A Hand In USGS Survey

 Aero-News learned Wednesday the Oregon Wing of the Civil Air Patrol and the United States Geological Survey, will participate in a six-state seismic survey event the weekend of August 25-27.

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Boeing Says Problems Will Delay NextGen GPS Deployment

Soonest Launch Now May 2008

Technical difficulties and late hardware deliveries are behind a significant delay in the deployment of the US Air Force's next generation global positioning system, Boeing announced Tuesday.

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Delta Puts Regional Routes Up For Bid

Comair In The Crosshairs

It's their turn... after wrestling sizable pay cuts and other concessions from workers at its mainline operation, Delta Air Lines put several routes flown by regional operators up for bid Wednesday, in an attempt to gain further concessions from its current regional carriers -- or their replacements.

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NASA Makes It Official: CEV Will Be Called 'Orion'

NASA announced Tuesday that its new crew exploration vehicle will be named Orion.

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Northwest DC-10 Returns To Amsterdam Under Fighter Escort

Plane Bound For India; Passengers Held For Questioning

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 08.23.06 1330 EDT: A few more details are now available regarding Wednesday's escort of a Northwest Airlines DC-10 flying from Amsterdam to Mumbai. The airliner returned to Schiphol Airport after its pilot reported problems aboard the airliner... and a request for a fighter escort.

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MN Deputy Airport Director Proposes Ban On Air Shows

The Deputy Executive Director of Operations for the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), Tim Anderson, proposed at the commission's July 5 operations committee meeting, a formal policy prohibiting air shows on MAC airports.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 08.23.06

Will CHAOS Cause Chaos At Northwest?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.23.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.23.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- AFA Plans CHAOS Against Northwest Airlines: 08.23.06 (ANN Special Feature, with AFA spokesman Ricky Thornton on the union's planned CHAOS strategy.)

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2006-17-09 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-17-09  SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F27 Mark 050 airplanes.

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Officials Want Broader Access To Passenger Data

Claim Private Information May Reveal Terrorist Links

The governments of the United States and several European countries want to know more about airline passengers. A lot more.

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Adam Aircraft Receives Big Cash Infusion From Venture Capital Firm, Others

Money Will Be Used To Further A500, A700 Programs

Now, that's a lot of money. Adam Aircraft says it's on the receiving end of a $93 million cash infusion from a venture capital firm called DCM... along with several other high-end financial companies in both the US and Europe.

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Astronaut Reveals Name Of NASA's Newest Spaceship

Methinks Jeffrey Doth Said Too Much

Just ask Senior Editor Pete Combs about this one... when you make your living in radio, you quickly learn the potential dangers of a "hot" microphone -- one that unexpectedly carries a message to the masses that you'd really rather not have out there just yet.

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Eight British Terror Suspects Appear In Court

Teen Accused Of Aiding In Attack Plot

Eight of the 11 people charged so far in that failed plot to blow up transatlantic commercial flights appeared in a British court on Tuesday, where the the charges against them were read aloud.

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Strike Averted At Vancouver Airport

Security Personnel Were To Walk Picket Line

 It nearly went all the way... but an 11th-hour deal Tuesday between the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers and officials at Vancouver International Airport averted a threatened strike by 250 security workers there.

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Illegal Immigrant Pleads Guilty To Deceiving Cessna

Had Accused Company Of Using Status Against Him

He once went to the media with his case to receive medical treatment for injuries he says he suffered on the job at Cessna in Wichita. Now... Rogelio Ortega-Guzman has pleaded guilty to charges of fraud in making his claim for Worker's Compensation.

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Is Satellite WX In Jeopardy?

AOPA Says They're On It

If you fly with satellite-linked weather in the cockpit, pay attention to this next story... as many pilots are concerned that service, offered by satellite radio broadcasters XM Radio and Sirius, may soon go the way of BetaMax and Commodore.

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Kitty Hawk Pilots Practice Skills At Lancelin Defense Training Area

First Live Ordnance Training For Pilots In Over Two Years

Pilots flying as part of the Kitty Hawk Strike Group's Carrier Air Wing 5 are honing their combat skills in August at the Lancelin Defense Training Area (LDTA) in Western Australia.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (08.23.06): A Long Day

Aero-Tips!

Realistically consider how fatigue can affect your flying.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.23.06)

Aero-Linx!

Hangar flying at the Aileron Nation website.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.23.06): NVG

Aero-Terms!

Night Vision Goggles -- Electro-optical devices that intensify (or amplify) existing light instead of relying on a light source of their own.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.23.06)

"Even with the best technology in the world, we will never be able to separate the individual from the tools he needs to attack us. You are not going to find them all. You have to look for the person with hostile intent."

Source: Aviation consultant and former Northwest Airlines pilot Stephen A. Luckey, referring to plans underway by the governments of the United States and several European Union member states to develop a new set of tools to detect and prevent terror plots.

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