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January 03, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.04.06

Epic's LT Meets 51%, Airfares Going Up?, Missing Cessna 195 Found, FAA Offers Online ADIZ Insruction... and More!

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.04.06

Epic's LT Meets 51%, Airfares Going Up?, Missing Cessna 195 Found, FAA Offers Online ADIZ Insruction... and More!

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ANN Special Feature: NBAA's Ed Bolen (Part II) 01.04.06

ANN Special Feature: NBAA's Ed Bolen Looks Back At 2005 and Forward At 2006 -- 01.04.05

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Hellenic Air Force Orders 30 Block 52+ F-16s

Lockheed Martin Awarded $99.7M Contract

Lockheed Martin announced Tuesday the government has awarded the Bethesda, MD-based company a nearly $100 million contract for long-lead tasks related to the production of 30 new Advanced Block 52+ aircraft for Greece.

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Global Hawk Surpasses 5,000 Combat Flight Hours

The US Air Force's RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance system recently passed the 5,000 combat flight-hours mark while on a mission supporting the global war on terrorism, according to the aircrafts' manufacturer, Northrop Grumman.

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Student, Instructor Plucked From Hudson River After Warrior Downing

Both Treated For Hypothermia, Cause Of Engine Failure Investigated

A little bit of luck -- in the form of unusually calm waters, and a couple well-placed helicopters -- may have played a role in the survival of two men whose Piper PA-28 Warrior went down Monday in the frigid Hudson River just off Yonkers, NY.

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Air Deccan Orders 30 More A320s

Indian LCC Has Placed 62 Firm Orders With Airbus

While Boeing may have decisively won the airliner sales race in 2005, that does not mean that rival Airbus didn't have a rather impressive year of their own, with 749 firm orders on the books. That figure includes 30 additional A320 airliners ordered by Air Deccan on December 22, taking the number of firm orders by the Indian low cost carrier for the 180-seat airliner to 62.

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Shrimp Boat Snags Wreckage Of Missing Plane Off FL

Vintage Cessna Went Down In December

A shrimp boat crew off the coast of St. Augustine, FL has apparently found the wreckage of a Cessna 195 that went down in the Atlantic Ocean last month off the Florida mainland. Two bodies, believed to be the father and daughter lost in the accident, have been recovered from the scene.

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UT TFR: 01.03.06

NOTAM: 6/0061 Issued: 01/03/2006 15:40 Effective: 01/03/2006 16:30 - 01/03/2006 20:30 State: UT Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: HAZARDS Description: PROVO CANYON UT.

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TX TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 6/0051 Issued: 01/03/2006 01:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: TX Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX. Type: HAZARDS Description: BOWIE TX.

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Epic LT Receives FAA Sign-Off As Amateur-Built Aircraft

Company Says Turboprop Meets Code Of Federal Regulations

Aircraft Investor Resources, manufacturer of the six-place Epic LT turboprop, announced Monday the US Federal Aviation Administration has signed off on the aircraft as an amateur-built aircraft kit.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 01.03.06

Aero-Craft 101 With Tom Turner: Deciphering 'The Rule Of Tens'

Accurately flying an IFR approach  is all about... just that, flying the airplane. Especially as you get closer to your destination (and to the ground) proper pitch, heading, and airspeed control is crucial --- and too often, pilots are most concerned with 'chasing' the needles, instead of heeding basic piloting skills. That can result in having to go missed -- or something worse.

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FAA Offers Special DC Airspace Training For Pilots

ADIZ 101 Now Available Online

To help general aviation pilots understand the complexities of today's stricter airspace rules and reduce violations of restricted airspace, the FAA is offering special online training for anyone who flies in or near restricted areas -- especially a certain area around Washington, DC.

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Chandra Looks Back At Earth

Northern Lights Dance In X-Ray Light

In an unusual observation, a team of scientists has scanned the northern polar region of Earth with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The results show that the aurora borealis, or "northern lights," also dance in X-ray light, creating changing bright arcs of X-ray energy above the Earth's surface.

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National Air and Space Museum Releases January, February Events Schedule

Air Transportation Gallery Closing January 9 For New Exhibition Prep

The Air Transportation gallery at the National Air and Space Museum’s flagship building on the National Mall in Washington will close on Jan. 9, 2006, in preparation for a new exhibition the following year.

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First Shots Fired In Airbus Vs. Boeing 2006

Bangkok Airways Orders Six A350s

Bangkok Airways has announced its decision to acquire six Airbus A350s for operation on new long range services from Thailand to Europe, commencing in 2012.

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Iraq '06: Nothing Quite Says 'Happy New Year' Like Air Support

Coalition aircraft flew 50 close-air-support missions Jan. 1 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops, infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities, and operations to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.

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Venerable KC-135 Pressed Into Medevac Duty

Tanker Crews, Medics Adjust To New Environments

More than 50 years after it entered the Air Force, aircrews are still finding ways to increase the capabilities of the KC-135 Stratotanker.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (01.03.06): Class II NOTAMs

Aero-Tips 01.03.06

When is a Flight Service briefer or a DUAT-generated flight brief not required to tell you about Notices to Aviators (NOTAMs)? When those NOTAMs are “published” as Class II NOTAMs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.03.06)

Aero-Linx: DC-3 Movies Some people have a favorite airplane; if yours happens to be the DC-3, here’s the site for you -- for movies “starring” the DC-3 and oh yeah, some humans too.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.03.06): 8130-3

8130-3 Officially titled Authorized Release Certificate the form is the FAA's preferred method for documenting the approval of products, parts, and appliances that are considered approved by the Administrator. Despite everyone’s belief, duct tape does not come with an 8130 tag.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.03.05)

"Today we must announce that we will be ceasing scheduled service operations this Thursday evening, January 5. The financial pressures in the industry have prevailed. We have run out of time." Source: From a letter posted on the website of Flyi -- parent company to Washington, DC-based Independence Air -- announcing the airline's demise. Formerly a contract carrier for United and Delta as Atlantic Coast Airlines, Flyi becoming a stand-alone airline in July, 2004 -- becoming another player in the crowded low-cost carrier market along the east coast. While almost universally praised for its customer service (it was named one of Zagat's top five domestic carriers in 2005,) Independence executives said the business simply was never there.

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