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February 28, 2006

Blakey Tells FAA Forecast Conference 'Snowplow' Approach Won't Work Anymore

Also: Voss Out As ICAO Nominee

The following is the unedited text of FAA Administrator Marion Blakey's speech this morning before the agency's annual Forecast Conference in Washington, DC.

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Special Notice TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2542 Issue Date: February 28, 2006 at 17:59 UTC Location: United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for national security Type: Special Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Special Notice TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2543 Issue Date: February 28, 2006 at 18:06 UTC Location: United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for national security Type: Special Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FAA Pulls Student's Ticket After Football Game Overflight

Also Charged With Carrying Passenger, Low-Level Aerobatics

The student pilot who flew over a high school football game last fall is on the receiving end of an FAA emergency revocation of his student pilot certificate.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 02.28.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Real Lessons Of The PTS

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.28.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.28.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 02.28.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Tom Turner on lessons to be learned from the Practical Test Standards.)

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Man Becomes First Deaf Person To Earn IFR Rating

Copilot Writes Out ATC Instructions To Assist Communications

Earning an instrument rating can be difficult enough. Now, imagine you couldn't hear -- how would you be able to communicate with air traffic control? That didn't stop Stephen Hopson, however, who recently became the first deaf person to earn an IFR rating.

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2510 Issue Date: February 27, 2006 at 19:49 UTC Location: 30 MI S OF SIERRA VISTA , Arizona 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

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AD: Turbomeca

AD NUMBER: 2006-04-15 MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-04-15 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste IIIB1, and Artouste III D turboshaft engines.

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Joyriding Teens OK After Crashing Mooney In National Park

Fourteen-Year Old Boys Walk Away With Minor Injuries

Two 14-year-old boys in California appear to be the latest additions to the growing horde of teenagers who think it's really cool to steal an airplane.

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Gone West: Darrell Wittke

Gyro Pilot, Former Smoke Jumper

Darrell K. Wittke is not typical of the folks we eulogize here at Aero-News, but then again, he is.

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ERAU Plans National Aircraft Training Symposium

Will Focus On Flight Training Opportunities

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University representatives tell Aero-News that ERAU will convene the 2006 National Training Aircraft Symposium March 22-24 on its Daytona Beach campus.

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