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March 06, 2006

ANN Special Feature: BRS's Larry Williams 03.07.06

BRS... Ballistic Recovery Systems... is in the business of saving lives. And contrary to what you might have thought about a venture so altruistic in its goal... this one is making money. Larry Wil

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.07.06

A big bill for a big problem with Lycoming engines...

Problems at Chicago's TRACON mean nationwide flight delays...

And speaking of Chicago... anybody wanna buy an airport?


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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.07.06

A big bill for a big problem with Lycoming engines...

Problems at Chicago's TRACON mean nationwide flight delays...

And speaking of Chicago... anybody wanna buy an airport?


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LA TFR: 03.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2827 Issue Date: March 06, 2006 at 18:59 UTC Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Beginning Date and Time: March 08, 2006 at 14:20 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 08, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MS TFR: 03.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2836 Issue Date: March 06, 2006 at 19:55 UTC Location: Gulfport, Mississippi Beginning Date and Time: March 08, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 08, 2006 at 21:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 03.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2837 Issue Date: March 06, 2006 at 20:07 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: March 07, 2006 at 21:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 08, 2006 at 15:00 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: Rolls-Royce

AD NUMBER: 2006-05-03 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-05-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) models RB211Trent 768-60, Trent 772-60, and Trent 772B-60 turbofan engines.

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AD: MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH

AD NUMBER: 2006-05-05 MANUFACTURER: MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-05-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH variable pitch and fixed pitch propellers with serial numbers (SNs) below 95000, which have not been overhauled since April 1994.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-03-15 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-03-15 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Boeing Model 747SP, 747SR, 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, -200C, -200F, and -300 series airplanes, that requires modification of the escape slide/raft pack assembly and cable release sliders, as applicable.

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Ouch! Heritage Flight Sabre Scrapes In At AZ Show

One Of Ten Aircraft Participating In Conference

A Korean War-vintage North American F-86 Sabre fighter experienced problems landing Saturday, following a Heritage Flight performance at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base outside Tucson, AZ.

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Evergreen Expands Further With CRJ Maintenance

FAA Adds Bombardier CRJ To Class IV Airframe Cert

Representatives with Evergreen Air Center Inc. told Aero-News Monday the company has received the FAA's blessing to add Bombardier CRJ Aircraft to the company's Class IV airframe certificate. The additional capabilities include the aircraft storage and associated maintenance activities for the CRJ series.

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NWA RJ Nosegear Collapses At Gate, No Injuries

It Wasn't Like That When I Left It...

No one is exactly sure WHAT happened overnight Saturday at Cleveland International Airport... but when ground crews reported for work Sunday morning, they found that the nosewheel of a Northwest Airlines BAE/Avro 146 regional jet had collapsed at the gate.

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WAAS Reaches Milestone

In a major step toward reducing reliance on a ground-based navigation infrastructure, the FAA has announced that Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) use is being extended from the current 250 feet above an airport’s surface to 200 feet for vertical instrument approaches.

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OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2802 Issue Date: March 06, 2006 at 0:41 UTC Location: Pendleton, Oregon near PENDLETON VORTAC (PDT) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for search and rescue Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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VA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2815 Issue Date: March 06, 2006 at 14:12 UTC Location: Lake Drummond, Virginia near COFIELD VORTAC (CVI) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for helicopter hazard relief Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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FL TFR: 03.06.06 - 03.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2823 Issue Date: March 06, 2006 at 15:43 UTC Location: Ft Myers/Naples, Florida Beginning Date and Time: March 06, 2006 at 20:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 07, 2006 at 1:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 03.06.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: The Importance Of The Postflight Debriefing

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.06.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.06.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 03.06.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, about the importance of postflight debriefings even after your checkride.)

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Max Bleck Joins Sino Swearingen Board of Directors

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation ("SSAC") tells ANN that Max E. Bleck has joined its Board of Directors. Bleck has been working with the company as a Senior Adviser, offering assistance in strategic areas of manufacturing, plant layout, production staffing and supply chain management.

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Klyde Morris 03.06.06

Klyde Takes On Airline Mismanagement... 

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Foster Flight Intro's 'Paravise, Head-0n' Collision Avoidance Device

The "Paravize, Head-on" is a portable, self-contained, camera driven, collision avoidance device intended to be placed on top of the glare-shield of a GA aircraft to assist the pilot in spotting potentially dangerous traffic.

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ISS and Expedition 12 Readying To Reposition Soyuz

1 p.m. CST, Friday, March 3, 2006

Entering the homestretch of a half-year mission, International Space Station Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev monitored the departure of one of two Russian cargo ships Friday.

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Royal Australian Air Force Acquiring C-17s

The Australian Government will acquire up to four new Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and associated equipment to provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a heavy airlift capability. The Government has selected the C-17 by for its ability to meet the needs of the ADF over the next 30 years.

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G1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook Intro'd

Guide To Popular Glass Cockpit Now Available From Glass Cockpit Publishing

There is a revolution sweeping through general aviation. Two years ago, few aircraft shipped with glass cockpits. Now, nearly 100% of all new GA aircraft ship with glass cockpits, many of them the Garmin G1000.

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Arnold EDC Set To Reopen National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex

The Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) and the U.S. Air Force recently signed a lease with NASA to reopen the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) located on NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.

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Judge Orders Conditional Reduction of Verdict Against North American Airlines

North American Airlines, Inc. has announced that Alameda County (California) Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman issued an order on March 1, 2006 partially in favor of North American on its post-trial motions in an employment case brought by a former pilot, Randall Otto, against North American.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (03.06.06): Holding Airspace

Aero-Tips!

Some IFR pilots never get holding patterns outside of training. Others are assigned holds all of the time. I know in rural areas where I’ve been based, holding patterns were a part of nearly all takeoff clearances, as a way to enter the ATC system from beneath the base of radar coverage.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.06.06)

Aero-Linx!

Listen to air traffic while surfing the web.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.06.06): BRC

BRC Ballistic Recovery Chute, an airplane-size parachute to add safety to flight. No touch and Gos with a BRC.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.06.06)

"We are very pleased that the NFAC will be re-opening... This facility is a national asset of critical importance for aeronautics research, particularly rotorcraft research, and we intend to collaborate with the U.S. Army in rotorcraft research in the coming years." Source: Dr. Lisa Porter, associate director of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, on the re-opening of the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) located on NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.

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