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August 20, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.21.06

NASA wraps up a tricky repair situation on the shuttle Atlantis...

UK officials expect to charge two dozen suspects in that trans-Atlantic terror plot...

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 08.21.06

It's increasingly popular for pilots to fly high up on cross-country trips.  More and more pilots realize the benefits of cruising above 10,000 feet, and even into the lower flight levels, in

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.21.06`

NASA wraps up a tricky repair situation on the shuttle Atlantis...

UK officials expect to charge two dozen suspects in that trans-Atlantic terror plot...

And who should pay for secu

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Charges Dropped Against Pilot Who Dropped In On Neighborhood

Pilot Made Emergency Landing On Residential Street

Some good news for Charles Riggs Friday... after prosecutors dropped all charges against the pilot, who made an emergency landing on a residential Fort Lauderdale street in 2005.

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F-35, Osprey Deployment May Halt Talk Of Miramar Joint-Use Development

City Eyes Base As Possible Replacement For Lindbergh Field

A ballot measure being put to voters in San Diego November 7 -- aimed at exploring the possible replacement of Lindbergh Field, by starting up commercial operations at USMC Air Station Miramar -- may be in dead in the water, as a senior Marine Corps. official made it quite clear this week the military still has plans for the base.

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British Airports Returning To Normal

...And Not A Moment Too Soon

Nine days after news of a foiled terrorist attempt all-but-halted operations at several of the United Kingdom's busiest airports, London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports resumed their regular flight schedules this weekend... not a moment too soon for harried travelers.

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NASA Decides To Play It Safe... With Risky Swap Of Suspect Bolts

Work Will Not Affect Launch Schedule

It's something that's never been done before: repairing a component mounted inside the main payload bay of the space shuttle... as the orbiter sits pointing to the stars on the launch pad.

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ADS-B Network Extends To The Keystone State

Ground Stations Up And Running At Four PA Airports

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association tells ANN the network of ADS-B ground stations continues to expand across the nation, with most of the eastern part of Pennsylvania now covered.

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AA Flight Delayed By Drinks

No, Not "Drunks"

For all the TSA's stern warnings recently about the consequences should passengers try to bring drinks or other liquids onboard commercial flights, it seems some people just haven't gotten the message -- as those onboard American Airlines Flight 40 can attest to.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (08.20.06): Copy Your Logs

Aero-Tips!

Keep a backup copy of your pilot logbook... just in case.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.20.06)

Aero-Linx!

Over 360 pages of aviation stuff. History, humor, engines, museums. You want it, it’s probably here. The site is well laid out and simple to navigate. Changing servers in 2005 may have helped on that count.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.20.06): NOTAM

Aero-Terms!

Notice to Airmen -- The main references for changes to the National Airspace System (NAS) are the Aeronautical Charts and the Airport/Facility Directories.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.20.06)

"So imagine operating on a surfboard that's tied down at one end, sticking out over a six-story balcony. I mean, this has got all kinds of implications."

Source: NASA Shuttle Program manager Wayne Hale, describing the challenging conditions for the worker who will replace the bolts holding the shuttle Atlantis' communications antenna to the forward wall of the payload bay this weekend -- as the shuttle sits on the launch pad.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2006-16-16 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-16-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer Model EMB-135BJ airplanes.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2006-16-15 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-16-15 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 series airplanes.

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AD: Mitsubishi

AD NUMBER: 2006-17-01 MANUFACTURER: Mitsubishi SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-17-01 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) MU-2B series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-16-14 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-16-14 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 airplanes.

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