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January 02, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.03.06

Independence Air Grounding Itself, Aussie Skydiving Plane Downed, Anti-Aircraft Missiles Reported Near Israel, Boeing Rules ALL... and More!

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 01.03.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 01.03.06: Deciphering The Rules of Tens

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.03.06

Independence Air Grounding Itself, Aussie Skydiving Plane Downed, Anti-Aircraft Missiles Reported Near Israel, Boeing Rules ALL... and More!

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No Happy New Year For Independence Air

Company To Discontinue Operations Thursday Night

It's official. Monday morning, the parent company of Independence Air, Flyi, announced to its customers and employees the airline will cease operations January 5, after 7:00 pm EST.

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Five Skydivers Killed In Queensland Accident

Aircraft Impacted Dam, Two Survivors

A skydiving expedition turned tragic Monday after a single engine Cessna carrying a pilot and six skydivers clipped a tree and impacted a dam outside Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Five onboard the aircraft perished.

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TX TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 6/0039 Issued: 01/02/2006 16:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: TX Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX. Type: HAZARDS Description: 25 W GLEN ROSE VORTAC.

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Astronauts Set Up Website For Ary Defense

Former Cosmodrome Director Found Guilty Stealing Artifacts

The former president and CEO of the Kansas Cosmodrome, Max Ary, has some high-flying friends backing him up as he faces conviction for stealing artifacts from the midwest space museum.

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TX TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 6/0034 Issued: 01/02/2006 15:10 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: TX Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX. Type: HAZARDS Description: BOWIE TX

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CFI Asks Why His Student Took Off In Fog

Accident Killed Three In NE

While investigators at the scene of a fatal accident last week in SE Nebraska are piecing together the wreckage in hopes of determining a cause of the mishap, the pilot's instructor is asking why his student, George Greening -- who had recently received his private license for VFR ops -- took off into heavy fog sometime in the early hours of December 29.

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Boyer Celebrates 15 Years As AOPA Prez, GPS Fixes Named In His Honor

Happy Anniversary, Phil!

New Year's Day marked the start of Phil Boyer's 15th year as president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association -- and as tribute to his dogged service to general aviation, Boyer is receiving a special anniversary gift. But what do you get the man who already has everything... or heads a powerful organization of over 407,000 members?

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A Late Christmas Story

Maine Man, CAP, Other Groups, Honor Our Fallen

If you've ever been to Arlington National Cemetery, it probably made a deep impression on you. It sure did on Morrill Worcester when he visited Arlington as a boy of 12, on his first trip to the capital.

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Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. Becomes PHI In 2006

Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. is entering the new year with a new name -- but it shouldn't be too hard for those in the industry to follow along. The company announced effective January 1, they will be known as PHI.

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AMC-23 Telecom Satellite Successfully Launched From Baikonur

Will Provide Wireless Internet To Airline Passengers

One of the hottest topics in biz-av lately has been the anticipated availability of wireless internet access aboard private business aircraft and commercial airliners. A key component of such a program was successfully placed into orbit last week.

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2005 -- Year-In-Review: Aero-Heroes

Let's Hear It For The Good Guys (and Gals)!

Thankfully, 2005 was a good year for the best and brightest among us to step forward and work tirelessly on behalf of us all. While the severity of the threats we faced in 2005 was stepped up a mite, so was the quality of expertise and passion brought to our defense by those who heroically demonstrated to the the world the very best side of aviation... via their deeds, words and actions.

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2006 -- The Year Ahead: A Cynic's Look

You've Seen The Rosy Projections From The Alphabet Groups...

Here's Our Resident Cynic's Top Ten Predictions For 2006

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2005 -- Year-In-Review: Aero-Bozos (Part Two)

Part Two, Of Two While we hate to dwell on the negative, there were some real downers, aviation-wise, in 2005. Sure... "stuff" happens, but a few folks seemed to go out of their way to create problems for the world of aviation. Be it ignorance, arrogance or just plain incompetence, these were the folks that made our lot a whole lot more difficult and immeasurably injured the aviation world in the past year.

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2005 -- Year-in-Review: The Best Products And Programs Of The Year (Part Two)

ANN's Top 10 Products/Programs Of 2005 (Part Two, of Two)

When it comes to the people, planes and products of the aviation business, ANN firmly believes that there is no such thing as an embarrassment of riches -- though 2005 actually made us think that dictum over a time or two. This was a good year for aviation products and programs; one of the best we've seen. Here are ten reasons why... the best ten, of 2005, in our humble opinion.

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2005 -- Year-In-Review: The Warbird/Preservation Scene

The Year Saw Many Triumphs, But Had Its Tragedies

The overall theme of 2005 to warbird operators is: growth and expansion. As hard as it is to believe, there are more warbirds of more types flying at the end of 2005 than there were at the end of 2004.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (01.02.06): Flying Partial Panel

Aero-Tips 01.02.06

The most critical survival aspect of flying partial panel is identifying a failed instrument in the first place.  So how can we make this confusing yet life-saving diagnosis?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.02.06)

Aero-Linx: Where To Find Aero-Movies

We’re all familiar with Top Gun and Air Force One but here’s an exhaustive list of more aviation movies than you can watch in a lifetime.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.02.06): 42

42 The answer to life, the universe and everything, according to "The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy."  This is very funny if you live in the Base 13 universe.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.02.06)

"We COULD have recognized only one of these guys, and justifiably so; it's far more gratifying, however, to recognize them all -- for just as the Allied nations battled the Axis in WWII, these guys are all fighting for the greater good of general aviation. The only difference is that, they -- and their organizations -- approach those same battles from different angles." Source: From ANN's compilation of the Top 10 Aero-Heroes of 2005, where we selected NBAA's Ed Bolen, AOPA President Phil Boyer, GAMA's Pete Bunce, NATA's James K. Coyne and the EAA's Tom Poberezny -- the "Alphabet Association Gurus" -- for their combined contributions to the greater good of general aviation.

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