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August 17, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.18.06

Terror at home? An airport evacuation in West Virginia after banned carry-on luggage tests positive for explosives...

A bomb threat forces the evacuation of a flight from Fiji to Sydney...<

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ANN Special Feature: Meet the Man Behind Cessna's LSA 08.18.06

Cessna turned more than a few heads at this year's Oshkosh fly-in with the introduction of its light-sport proof-of-concept-aircraft. It's a big step for Cessna... and for the LSA industry as a who

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.18.06

Terror at home? An airport evacuation in West Virginia after banned carry-on luggage tests positive for explosives...

A bomb threat forces the evacuation of a flight from Fiji to Sydney...<

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Pilot Remains In Critical Condition After Mojave Accident

Plane Used During SpaceShipOne Flights

An Extra 300 aerobatic plane registered to an employee at Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites crashed Wednesday afternoon near California's Mojave Airport, seriously injuring the pilot onboard.

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WV Airport Evacuated After Security Scare

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 08.18.06 1800 EDT: Commercial operations have resumed at Tri-State Airport in Huntington, WV after explosives were detected in two out of four bottles of liquid being carried by a female passenger Thursday morning.

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OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6745 Issue Date: August 16, 2006 at 18:12 UTC Location: Mahogany Mountain, 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 operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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MT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6753 Issue Date: August 16, 2006 at 19:12 UTC Location: 25 East, Butte, Montana near WHITEHALL VORTAC (HIA) 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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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6783 Issue Date: August 16, 2006 at 21:19 UTC Location: Elberta, Utah near PROVO VOR/DME (PVU) 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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OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6790 Issue Date: August 16, 2006 at 21:58 UTC Location: Owyhee Reservoir, Oregon near BOISE VORTAC (BOI) 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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CO TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6792 Issue Date: August 16, 2006 at 22:01 UTC Location: Big Thompson Canyon, Colorado near JEFFCO VOR/DME (BJC) 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: Denver (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6798 Issue Date: August 16, 2006 at 23:03 UTC Location: Denny, California 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: Oakland (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6799 Issue Date: August 16, 2006 at 23:04 UTC Location: 11 Miles Northeast, Delta, Utah near DELTA VORTAC (DTA) 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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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6804 Issue Date: August 17, 2006 at 0:43 UTC Location: Sawyers Bar, California near FORT JONES VOR/DME (FJS) 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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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6821 Issue Date: August 17, 2006 at 1:44 UTC Location: 39 East Southeast, Grangeville, Idaho near SALMON VOR/DME (LKT) 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6823 Issue Date: August 17, 2006 at 2:13 UTC Location: Jackpot, Nevada near LUCIN VORTAC (LCU) 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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AL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6845 Issue Date: August 17, 2006 at 13:38 UTC Location: Anniston, Alabama near TALLADEGA VOR/DME (TDG) Beginning Date and Time: August 21, 2006 at 12:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 06, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Movement of hazardous material Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Atlanta (ZTL) Center, 770-210-7622

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Emergency AD: Agusta

AD NUMBER: PL2006-17-51 MANUFACTURER: Agusta SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-17-51 SUMMARY: This Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) is prompted by several reports of tailpipe assembly cracks on Agusta AB139 helicopters.

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Comair FAs Prepare for Job Actions If Negotiations Fail

Teamsters, Airline Set To Resume Dialogue Once Again

One more try... after previous negotiations have failed to produce a consensual labor agreement between Delta regional subsidiary Comair and its flight attendants, Aero-News has learned the two sides are scheduled to once again return to the bargaining table August 23-24.

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6795 Issue Date: August 16, 2006 at 22:52 UTC Location: 12 Miles Northeast, Lowman, 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 Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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NASA Clears Atlantis For August 27 Launch

But Not Before Possible Bolt Replacement

This sounds familiar... despite some looming concerns over a critical system onboard the orbiter, NASA has cleared the shuttle Atlantis for liftoff following a two day flight readiness review.

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Woman Who Caused UAL923 Diversion Faces Charges

Muttered "Pakistan" As She Paced Aisle

In today's troubled times, there are some things you just should NOT do onboard a commercial airliner... as a 59-year-old Vermont woman, whose actions onboard a United Airlines flight from London Wednesday led the flight to be diverted to Boston out of fear over terrorism, is now aware.

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Boeing Announces Dis-Connexion From High-Speed Communications Biz

Six-Year Venture Never Took Off Domestically

Following a detailed business and market analysis of its Connexion by Boeing high-speed broadband communications businees, the aerospace manufacturer announced Thursday it will exit that market.

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Lightning II... Pilotless, Too?

Lockheed Explores Unmanned F-35 Concept

Pilots have heard for awhile that it's only a matter of time before computers completely replace humans at the controls of the most advanced aircraft... and Lockheed Martin appears to be taking that concept to a new level.

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Intoxicated Man Arrested On CLT Ramp

Was Denied Boarding At Gate

Authorities arrested a man late Tuesday night who was allegedly drunk on the tarmac of Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 08.17.06

Reps. John Mica (R-FL) And Robin Hayes (R-NC) On Aviation Security

The chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, Florida Republican John Mica, is on tour. He's checking out the needs of airports nationwide when it comes to issues of passenger and baggage screening.

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Killer Bees Causing A Buzz Around TUS

They Also Like The Smell Of Jet Fuel In The AM

Killer bees are a very real problem at Tucson International Airport, where officials report the insects have very specific tastes.

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Cessna Offers Timely Incentive On New 182s

$15,000 In Fuel When You Buy A Skylane

As many know, Cessna Aircraft Company is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its popular C-182 Skylane model for 2006... and the aircraft manufacturer has just announced a special promotion aimed at combating the highest fuel prices seen in that half-century.

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AG-5B Tiger Program Apparently NOT Sold After All

Oh Well...

As you might have guessed from the way we phrased some of the verbiage associated with our earlier story on the announced sale of Tiger Aircraft LLC (the company that did produce the Tiger for a number of years before pretty much running out of money last year), the attempted sale of the AG-5b Tiger series did run into issues.

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Father, Son Safe After CO Landing Accident

Crews Find Wreckage Next Morning

It could have been A LOT worse... as a father and his three-year-old son were found alive Wednesday morning after their small plane went down during an attempted landing at McElroy Airfield near Kremmling, CO several hours before.

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UK's Reid Says Europe Faces 'Very Real' Terror Threat

Meets With Other EU Leaders To Hash Out Plan

If anyone still thinks the latest security restrictions on flights out of the UK are much ado about nothing... John Reid says think again.

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AK Forest Service Celebrates 10 Accident-Free Years Of Flying

Here's To Another 10!

It's not a secret -- flying in Alaska requires a certain breed of pilot, and a high level of skill. Just ask the pilots flying for the Alaska Region Forest Service, which is celebrating a remarkable milestone this summer: 10 years of accident-free flying.

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TSA Chief, DHS At Odds Over Shoe X-Rays

Scans May Or May Not Help Pinpoint Explosives

Are x-ray images an effective way to detect potential explosives hidden in shoes -- the kind of attack made infamous by thwarted shoebomber Richard Reid? Well, it depends on who you ask.

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ANG Jets Intercepted Diverted United Flight

"Operation Noble Eagle" On The Job

Two Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 fighter jets scrambled Wednesday morning to escort a Washington-bound United Airlines flight to Boston's Logan International Airport, a US North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman confirmed.

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Russia: Su-24M Accident Blamed On Pilot Error

Failed To Pull Out Of Dive

Investigators in Russia have determined it was human error that brought down a Russian warplane in late July, killing the two pilots onboard.

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Revamped C-5s Undergo Dynamic Runway Testing

That Means "Shake 'Em Until They (Almost) Break"

As part of the C-5 Galaxy's Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program, the aircraft is undergoing dynamic taxi testing to check the structural strength and flexibility of the four-engine modification -- specifically, the C-5 structure's movement when traveling over rougher surfaces with its new engines and pylons.

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Forget Snakes... How About Ghosts On A Plane?

'Spirit' Causes Stir On Movie Set

If you're like us, you may already have your ticket for the premiere of the much-anticipated Samuel L. Jackson movie "Snakes On A Plane."  But if you're looking for real chills, you may want to wait for the latest James Bond movie to come out... as a stunt plane now being used on the set of the film "Casino Royale" is allegedly haunted.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (08.17.06): Hazardous Area Reporting Service

Aero-Tips!

Generally it's ill-advised to overfly extensive areas of hazardous terrain or water, especially in single-engine airplanes. If your decision-making permits you to take the risk, yet you do not need or want to file IFR or participate in Flight Following, you have another option to expedite search and rescue.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.17.06)

Aero-Linx!

Lynda Meeks saw the need to spread the word of aviation as a career choice for females. Very Important Pilot’s mission is to encourage more young girls to consider aviation as one of the many career choices they have available to them.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.17.06): NIMBY

Aero-Terms!

Not In My Back Yard syndrome. "We need an airport... but not here."

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.17.06)

"Persistent and very real."

Source: British Home Secretary John Reid, describing the current threat to all of Europe posed by terrorism.

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