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August 10, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.11.06

British authorities uncover a plot to blow up commerical aircraft as they cross the Atlantic...

24 people are arrested...

And commercial passenger flight may not be the same again

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ANN Special Feature: Terrorist Plot to Bring Down Commercial Flights Foiled 08.11.06

Government leaders in Britain and the US uncover a massive and complex plot to bring down commercial flights over the Atlantic.

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MT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5952 Issue Date : August 10, 2006 at 20:49 UTC Type : Hazards

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IN TFR: 08.17.06 -- 08.18.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5864 Issue Date : August 10, 2006 at 9:56 UTC Location : Gary, Indiana near CHICAGO HEIGHTS VORTAC (CGT) Beginning Date and Time : August 17, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Ending Date and Time : August 18, 2006 at 3:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : The Gary Lake Front Air Show Type : Airshow

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.11.06

British authorities uncover a plot to blow up commerical aircraft as they cross the Atlantic...

24 people are arrested...

And commercial passenger flight may not be the same again

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5853 Issue Date : August 10, 2006 at 2:00 UTC Location : 12 North, St. George, Utah near ST GEORGE VOR/DME (OZN) Beginning Date and Time : Effectiv

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5852 Issue Date : August 10, 2006 at 1:03 UTC Location : 9 Northeast, Fillmore, Utah near DELTA VORTAC (DTA) Beginning Date and Time : Effective Im

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UK TFR: UFN

1 OF 4 ... SPECIAL NOTICE ... OPERATIONS TO/FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYUNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THIS NOTAM SEEKS TO CLARIFY A PREVIOUSLYISSUED NOTAM. THIS ONLY AMENDS FDC NOTAM 2/5319 AND WAIVER 2127REFERENCE AIRCRAFT OPERATION TO OR FROM ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES,AND NORTHERN IRELAND....

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5961 Issue Date : August 10, 2006 at 22:47 UTC Type : Hazards

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OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5957 Issue Date : August 10, 2006 at 21:23 UTC Type : Hazards

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TX TFR: 08.10.06 -- 08.13.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5869 Issue Date : August 10, 2006 at 11:09 UTC Location : Crawford, Texas Beginning Date and Time : August 10, 2006 at 22:20 UTC Ending Date and Time : August 13, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type : VIP

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MI TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5917 Issue Date : August 10, 2006 at 15:33 UTC Location : 15 West Southwest, Armada, Michigan near PONTIAC VORTAC (PSI) Beginning Date and Time : Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time : August 15, 2006 at 13:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Filming Type : Hazards

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5929 Issue Date : August 10, 2006 at 17:11 UTC Location : Blythe, California near BLYTHE VORTAC (BLH) Beginning Date and Time : Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time : Until further notice Reason for NOTAM : To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type : Hazards

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Airline Security Delays To Become Ponderous

The reality of a renewed terror threat is producing significant headaches for air travellers. ANN has just received the following advisory from NorthWest Airlines, which are similar to those being put forth by other airlines -- read it and weep...

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TSA Raises Threat Level For Aviation Sector

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced a targeted raise in the threat level in light of today’s arrests in the United Kingdom: Threat Level Raised to Code Red or Severe for flights originating in the United Kingdom bound for the United States Threat Level Raised to Code Orange or High for all commercial aviation operating in or destined for the United States.

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Massive Terrorist Plot Foiled In UK Targeting US-Bound Airliners

Authorities in the UK have reportedly foiled what appears to have been a significant terrorist plot to place explosive devices on US-bound airliners flying out of the UK. The plot was supposed to have involved as many as 20 passenger airliners that were to be blown up using hard-to-detect liquid explosives smuggled on board hand luggage.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 08.10.06

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.10.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.10.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CBS News Radio Correspondent Peter King at Kennedy Space Center 08.10.06 (ANN Special Feature, with CBS News' Peter King)

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F-22 Clears The Alaskan Skies

That Next-Gen Capability Really IS Useful

OK, so it was a simulated war game. But F-22 fighters from Langley AFB's 27th Fighter Squadron, participating in Exercise Northern Edge, 2006, have tackled the simulated Sukhois thrown at them with record- breaking aplomb -- final result, 108 "Sukhois" killed. Zero Raptors.

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Aero-Generosity: FedEx Donates $5.5 Million to Save Sight with ORBIS Int'l

Record Commitment Will Deliver the Gift of Sight to More People Worldwide

FedEx tells ANN that it will donate $5.5 million over the next five years to ORBIS International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of blindness worldwide. This pledge represents the largest contribution commitment FedEx has made to ORBIS since joining forces more than 20 years ago to save sight.

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Deer Strike Enroute To Antlers... No, Really

We Really Don't Make This Stuff Up...

An Alert ANN Reader pointed this incident out and we're not sure that this doesn't fit squarely in the "truth is stranger than fiction" department... as this accident describes the fate of a dinged up Mooney who took a deer strike enroute to Antlers, OK. Really. Read it for yourself...

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Aviation Exploring Awards $22,000 in Scholarships

Five Aviation Explorers have been awarded $22,000 as part of the 2006 National Aviation Explorer Scholarship program. The National Aviation Exploring Committee awards individual scholarships between $3,000 and $10,000 annually to Aviation Explorers pursuing a career in the aviation industry.

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Airworthiness Directive 2006-16-09

Subject: Prevent arcing on the in-tank side of the fueling valve during a lightning strike Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas Category: Airframe

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

Airworthiness Directive 2006-16-12 Subject: Reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks in the event of a lightning strike Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas Category: Airframe

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AD: Boeing

Airworthiness Directive 2006-16-10

Subject: Correct cracking, buckling, wrinkling, or heat damage of the skin and internal structure of the engine struts Manufacturer: Boeing Category: Airframe

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AD: Bombardier

Airworthiness Directive 2006-16-07 Summary

Subject: Prevent short circuit failures of certain AC contactors Manufacturer: Bombardier Category: Airframe

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AD: Boeing

Airworthiness Directive 2006-16-11

Subject: To correct cracking, which could result in more extensive fatigue cracking and lead to possible loss of cabin pressure. Manufacturer: Boeing Category: Airframe

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Cessna Begins Final F&R Testing on Citation Mustang

The home stretch beckons... Cessna has began function and reliability (F&R) flight testing on the Citation Mustang, the last step before gaining type certification (TC) from the FAA.

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Airlines Starting Fare Price War?

After months of rising ticket prices, United Airlines has kicked off a fare war among US airlines cutting hundreds of leisure ticket prices and prompting other carriers to do much the same.

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History Comes Full Circle For Black Aviators

The past and present came together Aug. 4 as black aviators from different generations took part in a historic flight aboard a C-17 Globemaster III. An all-volunteer, black aircrew from the 315th and 437th Airlift Wings at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., and the 446th AW at McChord AFB, Wash., flew nine original Tuskegee Airmen on an orientation flight aboard the C-17 named "The Spirit of the Tuskegee Airmen" as part of 35th annual Tuskegee Airman Convention in Phoenix.

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Gone West: Astrophysicist James Van Allen

NASA is remembering pioneering astrophysicist James Van Allen, who died Wednesday at the age of 91. "James Van Allen was one of the greatest and most accomplished American space scientists of our time and few researchers had such wide range of expertise in so many scientific disciplines," said NASA Administrator Michael Griffin.

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Blackhawk Downed In Iraq

DoD has confirmed that a US Army helicopter went down Tuesday during an orientation flight over Iraq's Anbar province, officials said today. The UH-60 Blackhawk attached to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing was carrying six coalition troops and has been located, according to a Multinational Corps Iraq press release.

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MAXjet Expands

Airline to Expand Markets and Charter Operations with Delivery of New Aircraft

MAXjet Airways has reached an agreement in principle for two more aircraft to be delivered in early 2007, expanding the airline's fleet to five 767s. In addition, the Company is having ongoing negotiations for additional aircraft to be brought into the operations in 2007.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (08.10.06): Clear Of The Runway

Aero-Tips!

The airplane ahead of you lands and reports "clear of the runway". What does that mean?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.10.06)

Aero-Linx!

Never can have too many laughs, some more aviation humor to start the day.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.10.06): Microburst

Aero-Terms!

A small, concentrated downburst affecting an area less than 4 kilometers (about 2.5 miles) across.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.10.06)

"James Van Allen was one of the greatest and most accomplished American space scientists of our time and few researchers had such wide range of expertise in so many scientific disciplines." Source: NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, on the passing of Physicist James Van Allen at age 91.

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TX TFR: 08.10.06 -- 08.13.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5845 Issue Date : August 09, 2006 at 22:51 UTC Location : Crawford, Texas Beginning Date and Time : August 10, 2006 at 20:45 UTC Ending Date and Time : August 13, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type : VIP

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WI TFR: 08.10.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5755 Issue Date : August 09, 2006 at 15:53 UTC Location : Green Bay, Wisconsin Beginning Date and Time : August 10, 2006 at 14:50 UTC Ending

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NM TFR: 08.10.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5822 Issue Date : August 09, 2006 at 21:02 UTC Location : Thoreau, New Mexico near GALLUP VORTAC (GUP) Beginning Date and Time : August 10, 2006 at 13:30 UTC Ending Date and Time : August 10, 2006 at 19:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Gas release Type : Hazards

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WI TFR: 08.10.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5770 Issue Date : August 09, 2006 at 16:16 UTC Location : Green Bay, Wisconsin Beginning Date and Time : August 10, 2006 at 14:50 UTC Ending Date and Time : August 10, 2006 at 19:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type : VIP

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5828 Issue Date : August 09, 2006 at 21:21 UTC Type : Hazards

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WY TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5843 Issue Date : August 09, 2006 at 22:09 UTC Type : Hazards

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MT TFR: 08.10.06 -- 08.11.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5815 Issue Date : August 09, 2006 at 20:22 UTC Location : West, Deer Lodge, Montana near COPPERTOWN VOR/DME (CPN) Beginning Date and Time : August 10, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time : August 11, 2006 at 12:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Sensitive correction facility activity Type : Hazards

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NM TFR: 08.10.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5820 Issue Date : August 09, 2006 at 20:50 UTC Location : Coolidge, New Mexico near GALLUP VORTAC (GUP) Beginning Date and Time : August 10, 2006 at 13:30 UTC Ending Date and Time : August 10, 2006 at 19:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Gas release Type : Hazards

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