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November 08, 2006

Parade of Planes Kicks Off AOPA Expo 2006

Palm Springs Event Expected To Draw Thousands Of Airplane Owners And Pilots

by ANN Associate Editor James Aronovsky One hundred and eight aircraft headed down the streets of Palm Springs,CA Wednesday morning from Palm Springs International Airport. They couldn't have flown any more "low and slow" as they taxied down Alejo Road turning west on Sunrise Way, and hanging a left at Sunrise until they arrived at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The hundreds of spectators lining the streets were loving it.  

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American Legend Aircraft Company Offers Fall Freebies With The Legend Cub

Get A Pair Of Free Bose Headsets With Open-Cowl Model

American Legend Aircraft Company told ANN Wednesday of a fall incentive program for new Legend Cub customers. The incentive program offers buyers free equipment to enhance the joy of ownership of the company's popular Legend Cub two-place aircraft.

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Singapore Airlines Sticks With The A380

149 Orders For Superjumbo, From 15 Carriers

Despite several high-profile blows to the A380 program in the past few weeks -- including the announcement Tuesday that FedEx has cancelled its orders for 10 freighter variants of the superjumbo -- one more airline has reaffirmed its committment to the plane.

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Midterm Results Could Be A Mixed Bag For Aviation Interests

Dems Control House, Senate Still To Be Determined

Results from Tuesday's midterm elections are shaping up as many expected they would. Democrats have seized control of the House of Representatives from the Republicans... while the question of which party will have control of the Senate is still up in the air.

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Raytheon Achieves Milestone In Satellite Communications

Logs Onto Military SATCOM System Using Low Bandwidth

Raytheon told ANN Wednesday its Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT) is the first advanced, next-generation satellite communications (SATCOM) system to successfully log on to and communicate with the US government's Milstar SATCOM system using low and medium data rate waveforms.

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BAE Systems To Upgrade US Navy Seahawks

Aims To Improve SH-60 Reliability

BAE Systems has begun delivering Replacement Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (R-AHRS) to improve the reliability and performance of US Navy SH-60 Seahawk helicopters.

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Voyager FPS and ANN Bring YOU The Weather For Wednesday 11.08.06

As Provided By Seattle Avionics And ANN!

We're gonna help you to get to AOPA Expo in Palm Springs... with a little help from our friends!

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ARINC, Venga Inspect Swiss Aircraft In Bid To Provide New Wings For Snowbirds

Help On The Way For Canada's Demonstration Team?

ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, and its Canadian partner Venga Aerospace announced this week they have started technical discussions with the Swiss Air Force in a bid to provide modern replacement aircraft for Canada's famed precision military flying team, the Snowbirds.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 11.08.06

Diamond Aircraft's Peter Maurer, Part One

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.08.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.08.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Diamond's Peter Maurer, Part One: 11.08.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Diamond Aircraft CEO Peter Maurer.)

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MN TFR: 11.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5665  Issue Date: November 07, 2006 at 17:54 UTC Location: Ely, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: November 08, 2006 at 16:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 08, 2006 at 17:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to blasting activity at Babbitt Iron Mines Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Mineapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.08.06

FedEx delivers the first cancellation of an A380 order...
Controllers at Denver International have few options left for lunch...
...and a lawsuit is filed in an October midair accident over B

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.08.06

FedEx delivers the first cancellation of an A380 order...
Controllers at Denver International have few options left for lunch...
...and a lawsuit is filed in an October midair accident over B

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ANN Special Feature: Peter Maurer, Diamond Aircraft 11.08.06

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Peter Maurer of Diamond Aircraft about the company's new DA40XL and DA42 Twin Star.

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New San Diego Building Making Pilots Nervous

Nobody Noticed This Hazard To Flight

by ANN Associate Editor James Aronovsky A 12 story building -- standing just one block out of the official airport boundary -- is causing some San Diego, CA  pilots major concern as the developer, Sunroad Enterprises, finishes construction on the 180 foot structure.  

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Coast Guard Awards Medal For Airman's Role In 1978 Rescue

C-130 Guided Russian Fishing Boat To Recover Downed Crew

As they say, better late than never... a former Coast Guard flight engineer has finally received due recognition for his role in a 1978 rescue operation in Alaska.

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Boeing Names New President For German Operation

There's a new person at the top of Boeing's German operation.

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Airbus, Air France Found Liable For 1992 Crash

Six Individuals Found Not Guilty Of Criminal Manslaughter

A French court ruled Tuesday that aircraft manufacturer Airbus, along with the airline Air France are both liable to pay damages for a 1992 plane crash that killed 87 people near the German border, but cleared six individuals who were accused of manslaughter.

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Denver Controllers Must Eat In 'Lockdown Cafe'

Must File For Vacation Time To Leave Tower For Lunch

When most of us break for lunch at work, the question is usually " eat in or go out?" For Denver air traffic controllers the question is more like: "eat in, or file for vacation leave?"

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Tennessee Governor's Plane Aborts Landing

Hydraulic Malfunction Makes Him Miss Last Campaign Stop

A chartered airplane carrying Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, his wife, and eight staffers to a campaign event Monday night experienced mechanical problems just as the plane was preparing to land in Jackson.  

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FAA Investigates O'Hare 'Bumping' Incident

No One Hurt In United Airlines Ground Collision

Was it the early morning fog, a traffic controller's inattention, or pilot error? That is what the FAA is looking into after a United Airlines 737 bound for Dulles clipped a company Airbus A320 as it turned onto a taxiway at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.

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ANN Thanks The Sponsors Of Our Coverage Of AOPA Expo 2006

Avidyne, Cirrus, Diamond, And Piper Aircraft... Take A Bow!

We're less than 36 hours away from the start of AOPA Expo 2006... and it's possible most of the ANN staff is en route to Palm Springs, CA as you're reading this. That's not a bad way to spend a few days in early November, to be sure...

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Six-Month SR22 Lease, P-51 Rides Among Auction Items At Fisher Island Event

All To Support Boys And Girls Clubs Of Broward County

Cirrus Design, The Red Tail Project, The Private Bank of Bank of America and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County, FL have joined forces to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs and The Red Tail Project at the Fisher Island Yacht Rendezvous' charity auction Saturday, November 11.

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Web Site Uncovers Snoozing Space Cadets At Huntsville

Nap Time At NASA?

OK, admit it... who among us hasn't taken some time out of our busy work days to sneak in a quick game of solitaire at our computers? For that matter, have you ever grabbed a quick nap at your desk?

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County Will Spend $300,000 For Airline Service

County leaders in northwestern Arkansas have voted to spend $300,000 to bring commercial airline service to Ozark Regional Airport.

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Winner Of Daniel Webster's NBAA Raffle Announced

Wins Tuition-Free Online 'MBA for Aviation Professionals' Course

Stephanie Smith, 28, of Albany, OR, couldn't believe it when she received the message that she was the winner of Daniel Webster College's NBAA raffle for a free online MBA for Aviation Professionals. Her husband, she said, saved the telephone message about her winning without saying what the message was about beforehand.

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D-Jet, HondaJet Honored In Non-Aviation Media

Two promising light jet aircraft -- one quite a bit lighter than the other -- have been recognized by Popular Science magazine for their contributions to aviation. Diamond Aircraft's D-Jet and the Honda Aircraft Company's HondaJet are both receipients of the magazine's 2006 "Best Of What's New" award.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (11.08.06): Choosing Your CFI -- The Hours Myth

Aero-Tips!

The right instructor will make learning to fly a challenge, but still a pleasure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.08.06)

Aero-Linx!

Once again, Aero-Linx is happy to bring you a website that shows people with disabilities they can fly.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.08.06): WAAS

Aero-Terms!

The Wide Area Augmentation System uses a system of ground stations to provide necessary augmentations to the GPS (Global Positioning System) SPS (Standard Positioning Service) navigation signal.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.08.06)

"We call the tower the 'lockdown cafe'. We're under house arrest for eight hours."

Source: Michael Coulter, president of the Denver unit of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, on stricter guidelines for air traffic controllers at Denver International Airport.

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