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July 04, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 07.05.06

What lessons can we learn from the fatal December 8th runway mishap involving a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 at Chicago's Midway Airport? Several, says ANN CFI Tom Turner, in this edition of A

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.05.06

Discovery launches for the ISS...

North Korea test-fires up to six missiles -- one of them a long-range Taepodong-2...

And a bizarre aviation accident rocks the Colorado town of Mon

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US Says North Korea Fired At Least Five Missiles

Confirms Taepodong-2 Test Was A Failure

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 07.04.06 1930 EDT: And then there were five... US officials cited by CNN and Fox News confirmed that earlier today, North Korea test fired a total of at least five missiles... including one, and possibly two, Taepodong-2 long-range rockets.

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NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1698 Issue Date: July 04, 2006 at 14:57 UTC Type: Hazards

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NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1702 Issue Date: July 04, 2006 at 15:53 UTC Type: Security

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NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1667 Issue Date: July 03, 2006 at 20:16 UTC Type: Security

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Discovery Heading To Orbit!

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 07.04.06 1445 EDT: She's up! Discovery lifted from the launch pad minutes ago, in what appears so far to be a picture-perfect launch.

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WASP Tribute Coming To Wisconsin

The Highground Can Use Your help

During World War II, over 1,000 females served as Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP's). These dynamic women tested aircraft, trained male pilots, and ferried aircraft. After the war, the Air Force sent the women home, denying military careers and benefits. In the late '70s, the women finally received veteran status.

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NZ Airplane Maker Alpha Aviation Gets Its Ticket

Receives CAA Cert For 160A; Expanding Production

New Zealand's Alpha Aviation proudly proclaimed last week it has reached the final step of its development phase... which started in 2004 when the budding aircraft maker joined with Apex Aircraft. The company announced it has received the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) type certificate for its Alpha 160A aircraft.

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ND TFR: 07.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1663 Issue Date: July 03, 2006 at 18:13 UTC Location: Minot AFB, Minot, North Dakota near MINOT VORTAC (MOT) Beginning Date and Time: July 08, 2006 at 18:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 08, 2006 at 22:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Northern Neighbors Day Air Show 2006 Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minot AFB (MIB) Approach Control, 701-723-6739

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Fifteen Percent Too Far?

Charter Operators Bristle At Proposed FAA Requirement

The effects of the Southwest Airlines fatal accident at Chicago's Midway Airport are being felt across the industry -- much to the chagrin of charter operators nationwide. By October 1st, all flights must be able to stop on the runway with a 15-percent margin by calculating landing distance "as close to the time of arrival as practicable, taking into account workload considerations during critical phases of flight." So sayeth the FAA. Ironically, some charter operators say that could adversely affect aviation safety. Specifically... charter operators worry that they'll be expected to calculate landing distances even as they're on approach.

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Comp Air Inc. Announces Engine Swap For Comp Air 12

..And It's A BIG Block

Aero-News learned Monday that Merritt Beach, FL-based Comp Air Inc. has revised its choice for the engine to power its upcoming Comp Air 12 executive turboprop -- deciding on the uprated the Honeywell TPE331-14GR turbine engine, replacing the Lycoming T-53 powerplant originally fitted to the prototype.

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FAA To Focus On Florida Accidents

Sunshine State Now Number Two For GA Traffic Nationwide

In terms of general aviation traffic... what's the second-busiest state in the Union? If you said Florida, you're correct. Traffic in the Sunshine State is growing at a remarkable rate and it's now caught the attention of the FAA.

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After 60 Years, Vancouver's Evergreen Field Shuts Down

Over 100 Planes Relocating To Nearby Fields

Aero-News has learned that after 60 years of operation, the historic Evergreen Airport (59S) in Vancouver, WA has held it's final fly-in event... a bittersweet farewell party that saw over 250 guests and over 50 airplanes in attendance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.04.06): Arriving At AirVenture, Part Two


Flying to EAA AirVenture, for one week the busiest airport in the world? There's a lot to learn…and some things you can practice to make a safe arrival. Today we'll talk about more preparations for making your AirVenture arrival safe and fun.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.04.06)


President of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, carbon fiber scientist, research engineer pilot. These are a couple of the featured jobs on the aeroindustry job site.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.04.06): IADS


Integrated Air Defense System -- The sum of component air defense systems operating in a theater or specific area of operations.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.04.06)

"The descent and approach part of a flight is when you have the most to do. Now they're adding additional workload to it."

Source: Scott Malone, chief pilot for Malone AirCharter Inc. at Craig Municipal Airport in Jacksonville, FL on the FAA's proposed rule -- suggested in the wake of last year's fatal overrun at Chicago's Midway Airport -- that by October 1st, all flights must be able to stop on the runway with a 15-percent margin by calculating landing distance.

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NC TFR: 07.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1645 Issue Date: July 03, 2006 at 12:06 UTC Location: Fort Bragg, North Carolina Beginning Date and Time: July 04, 2006 at 12:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 04, 2006 at 17:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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