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July 06, 2006

ANN Special Feature: The Road to Oshkosh 07.07.06

700-thousand people. 10-thousand airplanes. It's almost here... EAA's AirVenture 2006 at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The EAA's Dick Knapinski joins me now for an update on the Road to Oshk

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.07.06

What's this? A new NPRM on ADIZ training?

Discovery docks with the international space station...

And North Korea threatens even more missile tests... in spite of building internat

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing 07.07.06

What's this? A new NPRM on ADIZ training?

Discovery docks with the international space station...

And North Korea threatens even more missile tests... in spite of building internat

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FAA Proposes Another Restriction On Flying Anywhere Near The ADIZ

Would Require VFR Pilots To Take Online Course

Should ANY VFR pilot who flies within 100 miles of the DCA VORTAC -- the center of the Air Defense Identification Zone -- be required to take specialized training? The FAA says yes.

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1846 Issue Date: July 06, 2006 at 0:56 UTC Location: 1 Mile West of Veyo, 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) Center, 661-265-8205

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1870 Issue Date: July 06, 2006 at 11:28 UTC Location: Death Valley, California near BEATTY VORTAC (BTY) 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) Center, 661-265-8205

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1976 Issue Date: July 06, 2006 at 19:38 UTC Location: Winthrop, Washington near PRINCETON VORTAC (YDC) 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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WY TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1992 Issue Date: July 06, 2006 at 20:26 UTC Location: North East of Hyattville, Wyoming near SHERIDAN VORTAC (SHR) 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: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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Knock, Knock: Discovery Docks With The ISS

Crew Transfers To Space Station

Guess who's coming to dinner? If you're one of the crewmembers onboard the International Space Station, the answer is simple... the spacefaring crew of the shuttle Discovery.

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Excel-Jet Claims NTSB 'Clears' Sport-Jet

Official NTSB Report Has Yet To Be Released, However

While NTSB's official report remains a work in progress, officials from Sport-Jet builder, Excel-Jet, tell ANN that the NTSB's investigation has given them preliminary acknowledgement that, "The Sport-Jet aircraft had no mechanical failures."

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Blakey Says 'ADS-B Is Where We Need To Be'

So... Where Is Everybody?

ADS-B is on track. That's the word from FAA Administrator Marion Blakey in a speech to the Next-Generation Air Transport System Institute in Washington last week.

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MD Helicopters 'Not Happy' With LUH Decision

Acting CEO Protests US Army Award Of Major Military Contract To French-German Conglomerate

MD Helicopters, Inc. Acting CEO Lynn Tilton has called the US Army's selection of a European conglomerate to receive a multi-billion dollar military aircraft award an "outrageous decision completely at odds with supporting American industry."

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DOT Considers Revoking IATA Antitrust Exemption

Would Open Transatlantic Routes To Greater Competition 

In what the US Department of Transportation calls an effort to enhance competition and provide lower fares for consumers flying internationally, on Wednesday the agency proposed to withdraw antitrust immunity from the tariff-coordination meetings held by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that discuss and set passenger fares and cargo rates for US-Europe and US-Australia flights.

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Three Lost As Plane Goes Down On Takeoff Along RI Coast

Wreckage Found Hours Later

The wreckage of a Piper Arrow has now been located... hours after it went down in the water off the coast of Rhode Island.

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Is Airbus Destined To Follow McDonnell-Douglas?

Some Say Manufacturer Could Share Late Planemaker's Fate

We've said it before... it's not easy being Airbus right now. In the past two years the European consortium has gone from being at the top of the heap... to facing a heap of problems with its A350 and A380 programs.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.06.06

ANN Takes In The 2006 Northwest EAA Fly-In

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.06.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.06.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- ANN Takes In The 2006 NWEAA Fly-In: 07.06.06 (ANN Special Feature, with ANN's Rob Finfrock in Arlington.)

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Blue Origin Outlines Its Plans For Commercial Space Flight

Hopes To Begin Passenger Flights By 2010

The race for (private) spaceflight continues to heat up... and the latest to reveal his plans is Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, who recently let slip several key details of his Blue Origin, LLC's upcoming plans to launch commercial space operations.

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ACI-NA Comments on DOT Rulemaking on Foreign Participation in US Air Carriers

In November 2005, the DoT issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Actual Control of U.S. Air Carriers in which DOT proposed to allow foreign participation in various commercial aspects of a U.S. carrier, provided that the foreign participants are citizens of a country which has an Open Skies agreement with the United States and affords U.S. citizens similar opportunities to participate in its carriers.

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Smiths Tapped To Provide HUMS For AgustaWestland Lynx

Smiths Aerospace has scored a $21M contract for the development and supply of its comprehensive HUMS technology for the new Future Lynx Helicopter by AgustaWestland. The award involves the implementation of the Smiths combined Health & Usage Monitoring System and Cockpit Voice & Flight Data Recorder (HUMS/CVFDR) capability on seventy (70) Future Lynx aircraft for the UK Ministry of Defence.

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MO TFR: 07.07.06 - 07.09.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1820 Issue Date: July 05, 2006 at 19:39 UTC Location: Rosecrans Memorial Airport, St Joseph, Missouri near ST JOSEPH VORTAC (STJ) Beginning Date and Time: July 07, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 09, 2006 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Sound of Speed Airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: St Joseph (STJ) Air Traffic Control Tower, 816-236-3682

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VA TFR: 07.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1803 Issue Date: July 05, 2006 at 17:58 UTC Location: Norfolk, Virginia Beginning Date and Time: July 07, 2006 at 18:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 07, 2006 at 20:50 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1784 Issue Date: July 05, 2006 at 16:27 UTC Location: 19 Miles West North West of Elko, Nevada near BULLION VOR/DME (BQU) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for aircraft fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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IL TFR: 07.06.06 - 07.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1760 Issue Date: July 05, 2006 at 13:47 UTC Location: Chicago, Illinois Beginning Date and Time: July 06, 2006 at 22:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 07, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1817 Issue Date: July 05, 2006 at 19:25 UTC Location: Omyx, California near TULE VOR/DME (TTE) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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ANN Special Feature: ANN Takes In The 2006 NWEAA Arlington Fly-In -- 07.06.06

It's the first of a pair of bookends that bracket the month of July every year. It's the Northwest EAA Fly-In... where the focus isn't so much on what's new in aviation... but what's best about fly

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Arlington '06: Cool! (And Cloudy!) Arlington Fly-In Kicks Off

Today Was Kid's Day... Even For Adults

July is a busy month in the aero-world... because it is "bookended", in a sense, by two airshows. Of course, there's Oshkosh near the end of the month (albeit slightly earlier than normal this year)... but to get the month of July started out on the right note, there's also the Northwest EAA Fly-In -- commonly known as Arlington.

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NASA Says Shuttle Inspections Reveal No Sign Of Damage

...But Birds May Have Left A 'Mark'

Perhaps the best news of the space shuttle Discovery's mission so far is that lengthy inspections by both astronauts and ground teams have so far failed to turn up any signs of damage from falling foam.

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Arlington '06: NWEAA Ready To Get The Word Out

Listen to ANN On The Air At Arlington 2006!

The friendliest fly-in in the world is getting ready to spread the good word. In addition to some excellent announcing done by a dedicated group of flyers who are in love with aviation and willing to share it with anyone within earshot, the Arlington gang is using the local airwaves to keep folks up to date on the NW EAA Fly-In -- as well as the latest news from Aero-News itself.

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North Korea Fires Yet Another Missile

Many Fear Regime Is Learning From Its 'Mistakes'

North Korea Wednesday test-launched yet another missile -- the seventh in 24 hours -- continuing to ignore international protests and warnings from the US that the missiles are a serious provocation.

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Arlington '06: Eaglesoft/Mindstar Brings G1000 Sim To Microsoft FlightSim Pilots

Even the Flight Simulator crowd can't stand to have anything but the latest generation of avionics in front of them while flying... An exclusive distribution agreement has been reached between Eaglesoft Development Group and Mindstar Aviation to provide aviation enthusiasts with Garmin G1000 Avionics Packages for use in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and the forthcoming Flight Simulator X...

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One Year In, Boeing CEO Says He Knows His Role

McNerney: It's His Job "To Keep Everybody Paranoid"

As Boeing CEO James McNerney gets ready to celebrate one year in his new job... he seems to have a pretty good handle on the gig by now.

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Johnson Heir Finds His Grandfather's Plane

"It Was As If Dad Was With Us"

Last month, ANN told you about Fisk Johnson's plans to look for the wreckage of a Sikorsky S-38 seaplane his grandfather -- the late H.F. Johnson, founder of the company that would become S.C. Johnson and Sons -- had flown in the 1930s on a trip to find a sustainable source of carnauba, for the company's eponymous floor wax.

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Chicago Runs Up Quite A Tab Fighting $33K FAA Fine

Spends $200K Battling Agency Over Meigs Closure

Is this smart business... or just the way things are done in Chicago?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.06.06): Arriving At AirVenture, Part Four

Aero-Tips!

We've been discussing what you can do to ensure a safe AirVenture arrival. Another task to master before your trip: short-field spot landings.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.06.06)

Aero-Linx!

Read all about our Homeland Security.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.06.06): ICAO

Aero-Terms!

International Civil Aviation Organization -- Six strategic objectives of the Organization have been developed. They are: Safety, Security, Environmental Protection, Efficiency, Continuity and Rule of Law.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.06.06)

"It's my job to keep everybody paranoid."

Source: Boeing CEO James McNerney, in a half-joking reference to former Intel CEO Andy Grove's statement that "only the paranoid survive." That paranoia seems to be serving Boeing well so far.

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