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January 23, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Cirrus Design CEO Alan Klapmeier 01.24.06

Cirrus Design is growing... and adding a little more weight at the top. In an exclusive interview with ANN's Jim Campbell... CEO Alan Klapmeier says there have been some big changes in the front of

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.24.06

No sign of a lost Red Cross helicopter along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan...

More details on the crash of a Cessna Caravan on Vancouver Island Saturday...

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.24.06

No sign of a lost Red Cross helicopter along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan...

More details on the crash of a Cessna Caravan on Vancouver Island Saturday...

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ADIZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0829 Issue Date: January 23, 2006 at 20:27 UTC Location: WASHINGTON JANUARY 31 2006 PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CODE OF, District of Columbia Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Search Scaled Back For Lost Aid Helicopter

Flying For Red Cross In Earthquake Relief Efforts

NATO forces have scaled back their search for a Mi-8 helicopter that went down Sunday as it was returning from a relief flight into earthquake-stricken Pakistan.

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Contractor Turns Lights Out At Leesburg FSS

Don't Press The Red Button!

Members of the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) told Aero-News recently of a disturbing error made last week, when a contractor working for Lockheed Martin -- the new operators of the Leesburg (VA) Flight Service Station -- knocked the power out for all the station's National Airspace System (NAS) equipment.

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Monarca Paragliding Open Gets Underway

125 Top Paragliders Face Off In Mexico

Now, this is aero-sport. Paragliders from all the corners of the earth are coming to face each other in a monumental paragliding championship, the Monarca Paragliding Open.

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Advanced Aero Celebrates First Flight Of Inverted V-Tail

Development Continues In The Air And On The Computer

Representatives at Melbourne, FL-based Advanced Aero tell Aero-News the company recently made its first flight of the new Inverted V-Tail Technology Demonstrator aircraft.

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Can ESA Predict The Weather On Titan?

If So... Can They Do It Here, Too?

The European Space Agency stated Monday that by using recent observations from the Cassini and Huygens probes, as well as those closer to home, scientists have been able to create a computer model which explains the formation of several types of ethane and methane clouds on Titan.

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Volvo Aero Increases Its Stake In GEnx Engine

Will Produce Additional Components

Volvo Aero has agreed with General Electric Company (GE) to increase Volvo Aero's participation in GE's new engine, the GEnx. Volvo Aero will manufacture additional components in the engine.

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Kent State Takes Delivery of G1000-Equipped Skyhawks

Av School Gets Glass

ANN has learned Ohio's Kent State University has taken delivery of two new Cessna Skyhawks featuring the Garmin G1000, fully integrated all-glass flightdeck.  This is the second phase of modernizing the university’s training aircraft fleet.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 01.23.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Continuing On In Poor Weather

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.23.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.23.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 01.23.06  (ANN's Feature News Program, with Tom Turner on continued flight into poor weather)

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Turkey's Atlasjet Orders Three CRJ900s

Atlasjet of Istanbul, Turkey has signed a firm order for three 90-seat Bombardier CRJ900 regional jet airliners and has taken options on two additional CRJ900 aircraft.

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First Flight: Bombardier Challenger 605

Next-Gen 605 Executes Flawless First Flight

Bombardier's next-generation Challenger 605 widebody business jet successfully completed its first flight, Sunday, marking a significant program milestone and next major step in the evolution of the industry-leading Challenger business jet family. The three-hour, 23-minute flight occurred on schedule as originally announced at the official launch in November 2005.

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Cirrus Fine-Tunes Their Executive Offices

Cirrus Design tells ANN that their front offices are getting some fine-tuning. Cirrus Design Corporation has announced that David Coleal has been promoted to President and COO, while Dale Klapmeier has been promoted to Vice Chairman of the Board.

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ANN Synopsis: US Sport Aviation Expo In Review

ANN Wraps Up Its On-Scene Coverage

As ever on a closing day, things were a little bit thinner, but the weather was beautiful and lots of flying was happening. Jim took advantage of the opportunity to get up in the Evektor SportStar, the Legend Cub, and one or two others. Nose was still coming off a nasty flu and decided not to contaminate anyone's airplane.

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Delta Connection ALPA Pilots Approve Concessions to Help Save Airline

The pilots of Comair, as represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l. (ALPA), have ratified a concessionary labor agreement, by a narrow 50.57 percent in favor, which will provide an annual savings of $17.3 million to bankrupt Comair Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.

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Klyde Morris 01.23.06

Klyde's Still Singin' The Airline Bankruptcy Blues...

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New 'Riveting Experience' Added To EAA's Kidventure

What is roughly the same size as a three-ring binder, held together by 128 rivets, and might bear the names of the world's top air show performers and other aviation legends? It's the new hands-on project at KidVenture, the very popular area for young people at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006. This year's event is coming July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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A-10 Pilots, Supply Personnel Head To OEF

More than 400 Airmen with the 355th Fighter Squadron and the 354th Maintenance Group and their A-10 Thunderbolt IIs recently left for a 120-day deployment.

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Roving Mars: New IMAX Film to Premiere at NASM

Lockheed Martin has announced its sponsorship of "Roving Mars," a Walt Disney Pictures film that will begin showing exclusively in IMAX theaters around the country Jan. 27, 2006. The World Premiere of "Roving Mars" will take place Jan. 26, 2006, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (01.23.06): Transfer Of Controls

Aero-Tips!

Ron said “I’ve got it” and put his head down to retrieve the recorder. I thought “I’ve got it” meant he was taking control of the airplane, which was logical given that I had the spare cassette. In a moment worthy of a 1940s cartoon, with the airplane pointed downward at over 1000 foot per minute, we both realized our mistake...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.23.06)

Aero-Linx!

If you’re still in school and thinking of an aviation career, this is the site for you. The site lists Flight Attendant schools, Maintenance as well as Flight schools.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.23.06): AIM

AIM Aeronautical Information Manual, formerly Airman’s Information Manual.  A primary FAA publication whose purpose is to instruct about operating in the US airspace system. And also be politically correct with its title now.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.23.06)

"It was a great flight. We spent over three hours in the air and the aircraft performed superbly." Source: Captain Frank Magnusson, a 20-year career pilot joined by co-pilot Jacques Thibaudeau and project flight test engineer Mick Mansfield on the first flight of the Challenger 605. Congrats, guys! 

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USA TFR: (Special Security) UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0798 Issue Date: January 23, 2006 at 1:53 UTC Location: SOUTHERN BORDER DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) N, United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security

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