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December 29, 2006

TX TFR: 01.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9411 Issue Date: December 29, 2006 at 2152 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: January 01, 2007 at 1550 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 01, 2007 at 1655 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MI TFR: 01.02.07 - 01.03.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9329 Issue Date: December 28, 2006 at 2015 UTC Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan near GRAND RAPIDS VOR/DME (GRR) Beginning Date and Time: January 02, 2007 at 2000 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 03, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: System Operations Support Center (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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CA TFR: 12.29.06 - 12.30.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9326 Issue Date: December 28, 2006 at 2014 UTC Location: Palm Desert, California near PALM SPRINGS VORTAC (PSP) Beginning Date and Time: December 29, 2006 at 2000 UTC Ending Date and Time: December 30, 2006 at 1700 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: System Operations Support Center (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-26-06 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-26-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes equipped with Rolls-Royce engines.

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AD: Eurocopter Deutschland

AD NUMBER: PL2006-26-51 MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter Deutschland SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2006-26-51 SUMMARY: This Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) is prompted by an in-flight incident in which a dynamic weight broke off the tail rotor control lever subsequently leading to considerable vibrations.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2006-26-05 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-26-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F27 Mark 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes.

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US Airways Stands By Its $8.4 Billion Offer, For Now

CEO Says It Will Continue Pursuit Of Delta

US Airways CEO Doug Parker says his airline will stand pat on its offer of $8.4 billion for Delta because it provides better value than Delta's plan to emerge from bankruptcy as a stand-alone company.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 12.29.06

Part Two, Flight Design USA's Tom Peghiny

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.29.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.29.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Part Two, Flight Design's Tom Peghiny: 12.29.06 (ANN Special Feature, with veteran ultralight and LSA distributor Tom Peghiny of Flight Design USA.)

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Italy's Share Of Alitalia Officially Up For Sale

Bidders Have One Month To Work Up Offers

The Italian government has given potential buyers until January 29 to submit bids for the state's share of the country's flagship carrier Alitalia.

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Couple In Hospital After Passing Out Before Takeoff

Saved By Onlookers When Aircraft Ran Off Taxiway

The FAA is investigating an incident at an Indiana airport yesterday evening. According to witnesses, around 18:00 local Thomas And Marilyn Kroll of Cincinnati were taxiing for a takeoff at Delaware County Airport in Muncie, IN when they were apparently overcome by yet to be identified fumes in the cockpit and lost consciousness.

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NTSB: A36 Pilot In Fatal Dec 22 Crash Was Disoriented

Family Of Four Perishes Following Failed ILS Approach

The NTSB has released its preliminary report on the December 22 crash of a Beech A36 in Chattanooga, TN.

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TSA Adds Dulles To List Of 'Gateway' Airports

GA Now Has 17 Choices For Access To Regan Washington National

The Transportation Security Administration announced yesterday it has named Dulled International Airport as its newest gateway airport allowing certain pre-cleared general aviation operations, including corporate aircraft, charter flights, and on-demand operations, to fly directly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

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Antique American Eaglet Looking For New Roost

Unique Aircraft In Storage For Six Years Needs A Home

An antique American Eaglet on display in Kansas City's Charles B. Wheeler Downtown during the 1990's now sits moldering in a garage since 2000.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.29.06

Superior expands the scope of a cylinder recall...
Embry Riddle Daytona says it can't be ready for students by opening day...
...and NATCA says work rules imposed by the FAA are endangering u

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.29.06

Superior expands the scope of a cylinder recall...
Embry Riddle Daytona says it can't be ready for students by opening day...
...and NATCA says work rules imposed by the FAA are endangering u

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ANN Special Feature: Part 2: Tom Peghiny, Flight Design 12.29.06

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Tom Peghiny, veteran ultralight and light sport manufacturer.

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Jackson Hole Airport Benefits From Noise Reduction Efforts

Levels Remain Constant Even As Airport Gets Busier

Efforts to reduce jet engine noise have resulted in real benefits for those living near Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport. Officials there say noise levels have held steady over the years... even as more passengers arrive and depart the airport.

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NATCA: FAA Endangered Personnel By Banning Radios

Says Towers Not Evacuated Because Controllers Unaware Of Nearby Tornado

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) is on the offensive again over work rules -- this time it's radios in the work place.

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NASA Looks For Ways To Inspire Younger Crowd

Apathetic Gen-Xers Worry Administrators Planning For Future

NASA wants to get younger people excited about its future plans for space exploration. The problem is, most don't really know anything about the storied agency.

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BRS Posts Over 13 Percent Sales Increase For FY2006

Modest Pre-Tax Gains After '05 Losses

Whole-airplane parachute recovery systems manufacturer Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. announced this week a total of $9,191,729 in sales for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2006. This total represents an increase of 13.3% over last year's sales.

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Company Develops Weapons Designed For Portable UAVs

Recoilless Rifle Makes Armed Anti-Personnel UAV Possible

Tactical Aerospace Group has announced a new recoilless technology development it intends to implement on its portable unmanned helicopters.

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Klyde Morris (12.29.06)

It's True What They Say... "Power" Corrupts...

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NASA's Mars Rovers Still Going... And Going...

Pair Of Little Troopers Get New Missions

NASA's Mars rovers, Opportunity and Spirit continue to amaze the engineers who designed, built and operate them. The pair have already exceeded their planned three-month mission lengths by almost eleven times!

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EAA Brings Back 'Women Soar' For Airventure 2007

Astronaut Anousheh Ansari To Be There For Opening Ceremony

The innovation and achievement available through aviation and the sciences are available to everyone, but young women often underestimate the opportunities available to them.

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Passenger In Hot Water After Striking Air Marshal

"He Had A Bad Night Last Night"

Was it a slap or a punch? Reports differ on what kind of blow Andrew Kowalczyk landed on a fellow passenger during a US Airways flight this week. There's no question, however, on what the stricken passenger does for a living: he's a federal air marshal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (12.29.06): Distractions And Stalls

Aero-Tips!

The FAA tells us that as much as one-quarter of all fatal general aviation mishaps result from stalls or spins. And most stall/spin accidents, according to the Feds, happen when the pilot is momentarily distracted.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.29.06)

Aero-Linx!

Boeing Phantom Works is the R & D area of Boeing. Divided into two, one division handles advanced systems solutions, the other works on advanced technology solutions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.29.06): Marginal VFR

Aero-Terms!

(MVFR) - Weather of 1,000 to 3,000-foot ceiling and/or three to five miles visibility. Marginal VFR has been known to quickly become IFR, so make haste to land at an airport or do a 180 back to VFR.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.29.06)

“I don’t know who this guy in front of me thinks he is, but I’m going to whoop his ass."

Source: What US Airways passenger Andrew Kowalczyk allegedly said to a man seated nearby, right before Kowalczyk struck another man on the back of the head. Unfortunately for Kowalczyk -- who witnesses say was intoxicated at the time -- both men were federal air marshals.

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