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October 12, 2006

NTSB: No 'Mayday' Prior To Lidle Accident

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 10.12.06 1635 EDT: Investigators with the NTSB are questioning a certified flight instructor who flew with Cory Lidle "numerous times" before Wednesday's crash of the pilot's Cirrus SR20 into a New York highrise apartment building, as part of the board's comprehensive investigation into the accident.

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LA TFR: 10.19.06 - 10.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3290 Issue Date: October 12, 2006 at 19:05 UTC Location: New Orleans NAS JRB, New Orleans/Belle Chase, Louisiana near HARVEY VORTAC (HRV) Beginning Date and Time: October 19, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 22, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The N'AWLINS 2006 Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: New Orleans (MSY) TRACON, 504-471-4359

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TX TFR: 10.19.06 - 10.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3291 Issue Date: October 12, 2006 at 19:07 UTC Location: Ellington Field Airport, Houston, Texas near HOBBY VOR/DME (HUB) Beginning Date and Time: October 19, 2006 at 18:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 22, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Wings Over Houston Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Houston (I90) TRACON, 281-230-8441

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Chinese Flight Academy Goes With Frasca Sims

Will Be Configured As C172s

Aero-News learned Thursday the Qingdao Jiutian Spartan Flight Academy in Liuting, Qingdao, China (PRC) has placed an order with Frasca International for two Frasca Flight Training Devices (FTDs).

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MN TFR: 10.13.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3272 Issue Date: October 12, 2006 at 17:36 UTC Location: Ely, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: October 13, 2006 at 15:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 13, 2006 at 16:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to blasting activity at Babbitt Iron Mines Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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Aero-News Alert: Media Reports Of NYC TFR Untrue!

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 10.12.06 1500 EDT: ANN has seen several reports in the general media today stating the FAA has imposed a temporary flight restriction for flights over New York City, in the aftermath of Wednesday's crash of a light aircraft into a Manhattan highrise apartment building. A quick call to the friendly folks at Flight Service confirms that these reports are NOT TRUE.

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Officials Identify Second Victim In NYC Plane Crash

Lidle's Flight Instructor Was Onboard Cirrus

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 10.12.06 1330 EDT: Aero-News has learned authorities have identified the second victim in Wednesday's crash of a Cirrus SR20 into a Manhattan highrise apartment building as Tyler Stanger, the 26-year-old flight instructor who taught Cory Lidle how to fly. Lidle, a 34-year-old pitcher for the New York Yankees, was also killed in the accident.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 10.12.06

A Cirrus SR20 Impacts a NYC Highrise... Leaving Two Dead, And Many Questions

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.12.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.12.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Wednesday's Cirrus Crash In Manhattan: 10.12.06 (ANN Special Feature, with host Paul Plack and ANN Editor Rob Finfrock.)

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Kentucky Pilot Gets Florida Hospitality -- USAF Style

Landing At The Wrong Airport Can Be Fun... Not!

An easy mistake led to a big problem for a Kentucky pilot. Neal Smith and his passenger spent several hours as... um... guests of security forces at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida last month.

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FAA Chief Calls For Standardized Logo... Like McDonalds

Fears Agency Is Being Confused With FEMA

It seems the Federal Aviation Administration is suffering from a bit of an identity crisis. FAA Adminstrator Marion Blakey is tired of the public confusing her agency with the USDA, the FDA or worse... her words... FEMA. And she's got a plan to stop the madness.

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