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July 07, 2006

One Lost In WA Ultralight Accident

Plane Entered Dive On Approach To Land

Investigators are attempting to determine what caused a single-seat Mini Max ultralight nose over and crash into a hangar during what had been a routine flight around the pattern at Fairchild Airport in Port Angeles, WA Thursday.

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LSA Certified: CubCrafters Sport Cub

One More Entry Into The LSA Market!

On Friday, CubCrafters received its Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) airworthiness certificate for Sport Cub serial number CC11-0001. FAA Aviation Safety Inspector Steve Slagle, of the Seattle MIDO office, was on hand to make the presentation.

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It's Official! F-35 Is Now The 'Lightning II'

Name Pays Homage To WWII's P-38

Confirming reports ANN first brought you in May, on Friday Air Force chief General T. Michael "Buzz" Moseley is expected to announce Friday the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will now be known as the "Lightning II."

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.07.06

On The Road To Oshkosh

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.07.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.07.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Road To Oshkosh: 07.07.06 (ANN Special Feature, with the EAA's Dick Knapinski on the Road To Oshkosh.)

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New Zealand's TAIC Issues Controversial Ruling In Queenstown Accident

Owner Disputes Ruling That Frost Brought Plane Down

There's controversy in the air over New Zealand... after that country's Transportation Accident Investigation Commission issued its finding in the downing of an Air Fiordland Cessna 206 on take-off from the Queenstown Aerodrome last October.

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Blacklist Lifted: Buraq Airlines Can Fly To EU Again

Says Information Was 'Inaccurate'

Libya's Buraq Airlines says it's been removed from the EU's blacklist of carriers too dangerous to fly over Europe.

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Litigation Over: Axial Vector Engine Corporation Resolves Dyna-Cam Suit

The long saga of the Dyna-Cam engine program, which once hoped to revolutionize aviation powerplant technology, seems to be over -- for good.

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British Job Losses Ahead For Airbus?

Spain Angling For More Production Work

The BBC reports Spain wants a bigger say in what goes on at Airbus parent-company EADS... and that has British lawmakers worried Airbus production might be moved from Broughton to a Spanish city.

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Bombardier Names New President Of Business Aircraft Operation

Bombardier Aerospace announced Thursday the appointment of Pierre Gabriel Côté as President, Bombardier Business Aircraft effective July 10, 2006. Mr. Côté will head the Business Aircraft leadership team responsible for profit, cost, quality and customer management for Bombardier's business aircraft.

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Former FAA Special Agent Charges TSA In Misusing SSI

Charges TSA In Misusing SSI to Avoid Embarrassment, Liability

A former FAA staffer is charging that the TSA is designating many documents as Sensitive Security Information (SSI) -- not to protect national security, but rather to hide negligence, incompetence and potential liability.

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NWA FAs Choose AFA-CWA for New Representation

Northwest flight attendants have elected the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) as their new bargaining representative. AFA-CWA received 4,349 votes. The total vote exceeded the Railway Labor Act requirement that 50 percent plus one of unit members vote in the election in order to change representation.

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Aerojet Awarded Contract for Supersonic Ramjet Engine Production

First U.S. Ramjet to Enter Production in More Than 40 Years

Aerojet has landed a contract award from Orbital Sciences for full-rate production of the Aerojet MARC R282 ramjet engine as part of the U.S. Navy's "Coyote" Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target (SSST) missile program.

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WI TFR: 07.13.06 - 07.16.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1818 Issue Date: July 05, 2006 at 19:27 UTC Location: Milwaukee Lakefront, Milwaukee, Wisconsin near TIMMERMAN VOR/DME (LJT) Beginning Date and Time: July 13, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 16, 2006 at 22:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The TCF Bank Air Expo Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Milwaukee (MKE) Air Traffic Control Tower, 414-526-0256

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FL TFR: 07.12.06 - 07.16.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1756 Issue Date: July 05, 2006 at 13:15 UTC Location: Pensacola Beach, Florida near CRESTVIEW VORTAC (CEW) Beginning Date and Time: July 12, 2006 at 12:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 16, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other high performance aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Pensacola (P31) Approach Control, 850-444-5700

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More People, More Planes During Day Two At Arlington

And The Best Looks Yet To Come, Just In Time For The Weekend

Clouds and rain are a way of life in the Pacific Northwest... but those who are familiar with the area are a sturdy bunch, and they're not likely to let a little drizzle get in their way.

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North Korea Says It Will Continue Missile Tests

Diplomatic Solution Sought For "Routine Military Exercises"

Despite mounting diplomatic pressure to end its missile test-firing program, on Thursday the communist government of North Korea repeated its declaration that it has a sovereign right to continue those tests... and that it plans to do just that.

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Canadian Lawmakers Criticize 'Handshake' Deal Between Harper, Bush

Will Spend Over $8 Billion On Military Upgrades

Consummated with a handshake between President Bush and Canada's new prime minister, Stephen Harper, at Thursday's meeting in Washington -- our neighbors to the north have begun a massive upgrade of the military air fleet.

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UPS Pilots Agree To Tentative Contract

Will Go To Vote In September

It's been almost four years in the making... and now, a new contract between UPS and its pilots is all done but for the final vote.

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Klyde Morris 07.07.06

Klyde Gets Stimulated... Uh, Simulated

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In Wake Of North Korean Missile Tests, The Pressure's On Boeing

Aerospace Company Leading Development Of Shield

As North Korea continues to flex its missile-muscle... who might be feeling the heat here in the US more than Boeing?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.07.06): Arriving At AirVenture, Part Five

Aero-Tips!

You're flying to Oshkosh! We've been discussing what you can do to ensure a safe AirVenture arrival. Here's another tip: don't go it alone.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.07.06)

Aero-Linx!

Aircraft Spotting is like bird watching but you get to watch much bigger "birds".

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.07.06): IMC

Aero-Terms!

Instrument Meterological Conditions -- Weather conditions expressed in terms of visibility, distance from clouds, and cloud ceilings during which all aircraft are required to operate using instrument flight rules (IFR).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.07.06)

"I know from first-hand experience that roughly 95 percent of the materials that are labeled SSI have no national security value and should be released to help the American people arm ourselves against future terrorist attacks."

Source: Former FAA Special Agent Brian Sullivan, who has accused the TSA of designating many documents as Sensitive Security Information (SSI) -- not to protect national security, but rather to hide negligence, incompetence and potential liability.

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MI TFR: 07.10.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1802 Issue Date: July 05, 2006 at 17:56 UTC Location: Troy, Michigan Beginning Date and Time: July 10, 2006 at 14:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 10, 2006 at 19:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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IL TFR: 07.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1759 Issue Date: July 05, 2006 at 13:39 UTC Location: Aurora, Illinois Beginning Date and Time: July 07, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 07, 2006 at 20:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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