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May 20, 2006

NATCA Says FAA Not Fully Addressing Toxic Mold Concerns At DTW

Controllers File Ethics Complaint, Exploring Lawsuits

Representatives with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) told Aero-News this week that controllers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) filed an ethics complaint Thursday against certified industrial hygienists hired by the FAA, and urged the agency to immediately address a black mold outbreak in the tower.

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FAA Says No To LAX's Request To Use Revenue For Jobs Program

Part Of Settlement With Neighbors Over Expansion

A proposed jobs program to attract residents affected by operations at Los Angeles International Airport cannot be supported by airport revenue funds, the FAA told officials at the busy airport this week.

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After Accident And Fire, Armavia Fleet Now Back Up To Six Aircraft

Airline Takes Delivery Of Two Former Independence Air Planes

After suffering the loss of two of its aircraft earlier this month, Armenian carrier Armavia's fleet is once again back up to six aircraft, with the airline's acceptance of two A319s.

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From Ultralight Flying: Remembering Scott Wilcox (1960-2006)

As ANN reported to you, (sadly) on Friday, a true friend to sport aviation, Scott Wilcox, lost his life after an illness. His extended family at Ultralight Flying magazine alerted  us to their own remembrance of Scott, reproduced below and with the greatest of respect and fondness for a fella who was, without a doubt, 'one of the good guys.'

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Blakey On Controller Issues: '...Will Not Sign A Contract We Cannot Afford'

FAA Administrator Blakey is out stumping on issues near and dear to her heart... but a succinct summation of the labor difficulties she has with the ATC folks seems tailor-made for your perusal. The following remarks were made during her speech to the City Club of Cleveland, in Cleveland, OH, on May 19, 2006.

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'Boom' Note Causes Scare On US Airways Flight

What NOT To Write Onboard A Plane

A person with perhaps too much time on their hands -- and far too little sense -- apparently thought it would be funny to scribble the word "boom" in the bathroom of a US Airways A319.

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Thursday Was A Bad Day For The Cessna 210

Seven Accidents Involving Centurions

Some days it's probably best to stay in the hangar... and such was the case Thursday, when the Cessna 210 Centurion, as a type, had an unusually rotten day in the skies over the United States. The good news, however, is that out of seven accidents involving C210s of varying vintages... only one accident resulted in injuries of any kind.

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USAF Airmen Call In 'Air Strikes' On Louisiana Communities

Fighter jets and bombers fly overhead making multiple passes to intercept and destroy enemy targets called in by Air Force joint terminal air controllers. One pass is to destroy a building with enemy snipers. Another pass is to track a man riding a motorcycle suspected of carrying a bomb in his backpack through this southern Louisiana town’s crowded streets.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.20.06): Backward Wind

Aero-Tips!

There are any number of conditions that can cause wind to flow opposite its "usual" course.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.20.06)

Aero-Linx!

Kelly Johnson -- the name is synonymous with Lockheed's Skunk Works.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.20.06): FBO

Aero-Terms!

Fixed Based Operator -- Located at airports, these business usually have areas for pilots to sleep, work out, eat, relax, visit with other pilots, watch TV, send emails and work on their flight plans.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.20.06)

"For the record we did not propose a pay cut."

Source: FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, in a speech Friday to the City Club of Cleveland, in which gave a succinct summation of the labor difficulties she has with the folks at the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7934 Issue Date: May 19, 2006 at 0:56 UTC Location: 10 Miles Northwest, Heber, Arizona near WINSLOW VORTAC (INW) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations 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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OR TFR: 05.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7946 Issue Date: May 19, 2006 at 14:48 UTC Location: Rainier, Oregon near BATTLE GROUND VORTAC (BTG) Beginning Date and Time: May 21, 2006 at 13:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 21, 2006 at 15:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Explosive demolition Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7964 Issue Date: May 19, 2006 at 19:41 UTC Location: SOUTH OF HURRICANEAH , Utah Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: LOS ANGELES (ZLA) Automated Flight Service Station, 661-265-8205

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