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February 21, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Diamond Aircraft's Peter Maurer 02.22.06

You don't usually hear a lot from Peter Maurer... the president of Diamond Aircraft here in North America. The reason? He's generally too busy running the company to spend a lot of time talking abo

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.22.06

Boeing and Airbus... head to head in Singapore...

But can Airbus deliver after a setback in the A380 test program?

And have you seen the price of aircraft-grade titanium lately?


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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.22.06

Boeing and Airbus... head to head in Singapore...

But can Airbus deliver after a setback in the A380 test program?

And have you seen the price of aircraft-grade titanium lately?


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AK TFR: 02.23.06

NOTAM Number:  FDC 6/2150  Issue Date: February 21, 2006 at 19:29 UTC Location: Kodiak, Alaska near KODIAK VORTAC (ODK) Beginning Date and Time: February 23, 2006 at 15:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 23, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area Type: Space Operations Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Kenai (ENA) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-283-3466

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IN TFR: 02.23.06

NOTAM Number:  FDC 6/2155  Issue Date: February 21, 2006 at 19:45 UTC Location: South Bend, Indiana Beginning Date and Time: February 23, 2006 at 16:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 23, 2006 at 19:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-04-11 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-04-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A321-111, -112, and -131 series airplanes.

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Dulles Gets $200 Million DOT Pledge For Fourth Runway

Secretary Mineta Signs Letter Of Intent

Washington's Dulles International Airport (IAD) received a $200 million pledge from the federal government Tuesday to help build a fourth runway at the busy airport. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta signed a letter of intent to provide funding over the next eleven years for the project.

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First F-35 Completed, Will Begin Ground Tests Soon

Should Take To The Air This Fall

On Sunday, Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter team completed assembly of the first F-35 aircraft, and moved it out of the factory in preparation for an intensive period of ground testing. First flight of the F-35 remains on schedule for this fall.

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MN TFR: 02.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2139 Issue Date: February 21, 2006 at 16:01 UTC Location: Ely, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: February 22, 2006 at 17:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 22, 2006 at 18:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Blasting activity at Babbitt Iron Mines Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 02.21.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Dealing With Instrument Failure

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.21.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.21.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 02.21.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Master CFI Tom Turner on recognizing and handling instrument failure when flying IFR.)

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Shenzhen Airlines Receives Its First Two A319s

And They Have A LOT More Coming

Last Friday, Shenzhen Airlines took delivery of its first two Airbus A319s, joining six other mainline Chinese airlines operating the type known locally as "the Mountain Goat" in China.

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Family Of Pilot Lost In MT Accident To Help Restore WWII Bomber

Children Assuming Father's Efforts To Bring B-17 Back To Life

Jerry Shiffer's intent to help restore a B-17G bomber didn't perish when the man lost his life in a Montana plane crash last November. His family will make sure of that.

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Asian Introduction For Embraer Military Turboprop

Super Tucano Turboprop Debuts At Singapore

Embraer will show their Super Tucano military trainer aircraft for the first time on the Asian continent during Asian Aerospace 2006.

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Deadline Looms For Middle Georgia Regional Airport

FAA: Improvements Must Be Completed By Tuesday

Today's the day for Macon's Middle Georgia Regional Airport (MCN). February 21 is the deadline date set by the FAA for the airport to make a number of improvements and repairs... or else it could lose its operating certificate.

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FAA Takes Another Look At Grand Canyon Flights

Environmentalists Say Reducing GA Traffic Would Cut Noise

Noise over the Grand Canyon is once again an issue for the FAA, as it opens yet another comment period on an upcoming environmental impact statement covering the canyon.

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National Aviation Exploring Scholarships Available Now

Five scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to Aviation Explorers this year by the National Aviation Exploring Committee. These scholarships are intended to encourage Aviation Explorers to study the technologies and acquire the skills necessary for an aviation career.

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Lockheed Super Constellation 'Star Of America' Returns To Oshkosh

What some believe is the most beautiful airplane ever built will be returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2006, as the Airline History Museum's "Star of America" Lockheed Super Constellation makes its first appearance at the event since 2004.

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DoD Identifies Helicopter Crash Victims

The Defense Department has released the names of eight Marines and two airmen killed in a Feb. 17 helicopter crash while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. All 10 died when two CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden near Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti...

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Aero-Views Follow-Up: UW Foundation Offers Boyington Memorial Scholarship

It's Not Quite Crying "Uncle!"... It's Not A Statue... Maybe it's Better?

Aero-News wasn't the only outlet to give the University of Washington hell for the unbelievable-but-true tale of the members of the Student Senate who thought that "Marines are not what we should be producing." Not by any means.

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NTSB Says Mechanical Failure Unlikely In CA Glasair Accident

Witnesses Report Hearing "Popping" Noise From Plane's Engine

It probably wasn't anything mechanical. That's the NTSB's preliminary finding in the crash of a Glasair II-S FT into a house in Roseville, CA last week.

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Tuskegee Airmen To Receive Honorary Degrees

Sixth Annual Convocation To Be Held This Week

America's first African-American fighter pilots will receive honorary degrees from Tuskegee University Thursday, February 23, as part of the Sixth Annual Tuskegee Airmen Convocation.

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Indian Airlines Signs Deal For 43 Airbuses

Latest Big Plane Order From India

Executives at state-run Indian Airlines signed on the dotted line Monday, agreeing to the purchase of 43 Airbus jets worth $2.5 billion.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.21.06): You HAVE To Ask

Aero-Tips!

A Flight Service weather briefing includes a great deal of information necessary to plan and conduct a safe flight. In the final analysis, however, FSS is a weather briefing service; specialists are trained to provide certain information in standard briefings... but some information is given only on request.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.21.06)

Aero-Linx!

So, it’s already been done, many times -- but if you’ve had the inkling to go where men and women have gone before, Solo Flights can be of use.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.21.06): Aviatrix

Aviatrix Woman who operates an aircraft. Cool with or without sunglasses.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.20.06)

"This fund will provide scholarships to undergraduate students who are either a U.S Marine Corps veteran or are the child of a U.S Marine Corps veteran."

Source: Renee Fricke, Director of the Annual Giving Programs at the University of Washington Foundation, in an email to columnist Michelle Malkin, on the school's decision to create a Lt. Col. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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