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February 06, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Gaston County Police Get A UAV 02.07.08

It's the first of its kind on the East Coast... and it could set new prescedents for the way civilian law enforcement agencies use the national airspace. The Gaston County, North Carolina Police De

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.07.06

Controversy over a new civilian UAV...

Steve Fossett gets ready for another record attempt...

And he's baaack... Don Carty has another airline to run.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.07.06

Controversy over a new civilian UAV...

Steve Fossett gets ready for another record attempt...

And he's baaack... Don Carty has another airline to run....

...and more.

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Three Safe In SD Cirrus 'Chute Deployment

ANN Realtime Update--2311, 02.06.06: Aero-News has received confirmed reports from the Cirrus community of a CAPS 'chute deployment after an SR22 lifted off from an airport in Wagner, South Dakota (KAGZ) in near-freezing temps, on an IFR flight plan, followed by flight into IMC. The incident occurred at approximately 1330 Central Time. All three onboard the airplane are reported safe.

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AK TFR: 02.06.06 - 02.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1497 Issue Date: February 06, 2006 at 17:51 UTC Location: Near Valdez, Thompson Pass, Alaska Beginning Date and Time: February 06, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 07, 2006 at 2:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Avalanche control Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Juneau (JNU) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-586-7382

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AK TFR: 02.06.06 - 02.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1495 Issue Date: February 06, 2006 at 17:46 UTC Location: Near Valdez, Thompson Pass, Alaska Beginning Date and Time: February 06, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 07, 2006 at 2:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Avalanche control Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Juneau (JNU) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-586-7382

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First Production-Spec A700 Takes To The Skies

Serial Number 2 Will Be Used For FAA Testing

Adam Aircraft announced Monday the first flight of A700 AdamJet, Serial Number 002 -- the first of three aircraft slated for conforming FAA flight-testing.

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AK TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1500 Issue Date: February 06, 2006 at 18:13 UTC Location: THOMPSON PASS NEAR VALDEZ , Alaska Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AK TFR: 02.06.06 - 02.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1494 Issue Date: February 06, 2006 at 17:43 UTC Location: Near Valdez, Thompson Pass, Alaska Beginning Date and Time: February 06, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 07, 2006 at 2:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Avalanche control Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Juneau (JNU) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-586-7382

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1496 Issue Date: February 06, 2006 at 17:47 UTC Location: Orange County, California near PARADISE VORTAC (PDZ) 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: Hawthorne (HHR) Automated Flight Service Station

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Controversy Grows Over Plans To Expand Nevada MOA

Plan Would Add To Massive Military Airspace Over NV

On the heels of our report regarding concerns pilots in Georgia have over a possible expansion of a military operations area, or MOA, into their state, comes word the Air Force wants to create a huge new Military Operations area over eastern Nevada... a 24-hundred square mile training area for F-16s flying out of Hill Air Force Base in Utah.

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Pentagon Wants New Long Range Bomber

But Can The Military Afford It?

While military strategists and BUFF pilots may passionately argue otherwise... the truth is that one day, the B-52 Stratofortress WILL stop flying. When that time comes the Pentagon wants to be ready... so the military is making its plans now.

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NTSB: Empty Tank Selected In Bonanza Accident

Fuel Starvation Led To Stall-Spin, Crash

The NTSB has issued it's probable cause report concerning a fatal crash of a Beech Bonanza D35 near Trinity, AL last August. In it, the agency says it was probably the pilot's failure to properly manage his fuel that caused the accident.

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SuitSat Lives?

Satellite IS Transmitting

Perhaps we spoke too soon on the case of the SuitSat, the first-ever satellite made from an old spacesuit.

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AK TFR: 02.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1488  Issue Date: February 06, 2006 at 15:38 UTC Location: Near Anchorage, Turnagain Arm, Alaska Beginning Date and Time: February 06, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 06, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Avalanche control Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Kenai (ENA) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-283-8469

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WI TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1481  Issue Date: February 06, 2006 at 14:01 UTC Location: Watertown, Wisconsin near MADISON VORTAC (MSN) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: February 07, 2006 at 1:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aircraft accident Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Chicago (ZAU) Center, 630-906-8341

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NH TFR: 02.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1482  Issue Date: February 06, 2006 at 14:21 UTC Location: Manchester, New Hampshire Beginning Date and Time: February 08, 2006 at 15:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 08, 2006 at 18:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Three Lost After Cargo Planes Collide Over Wisconsin

Second Aircraft Able To Land Safely

Two Shorts 360 cargo aircraft collided inflight Sunday afternoon over Wisconsin, bringing one of them down and forcing the second to make an emergency landing. Sadly, the accident claimed the lives of all three people onboard the aircraft that went down.

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SR22 Down Off FL Coast

COPA Treasurer Barbara Fornell Lost In Accident

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 02.06.06 2130 EST: Coast Guard recovery crews are continuing their search off the coast of Hutchinson Island, FL for the bodies of three people who were onboard a Cirrus SR22 that went down Saturday afternoon after its pilot reported problems with the aircraft's instruments.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 02.06.06

Granger Whitelaw Talks Of Big Things In The RRL

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.06.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.06.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Rocket Racing League CEO Granger Whitelaw: 02.06.06  (ANN's Feature News Program, with Granger Whitelaw from the RRL.)

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Second and Third Time's A Charm: Spectrum 33 Makes Two More Test Flights

Spectrum Aeronautical’s new Spectrum 33 light twinjet made two more test flights on Thursday, February 2, 2006. Both flights added a little over an hour to the bird's log.

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All Systems Go For Tuesday Launch Of Ultimate Flight

... But Weather May Force Delay

The mood is one of cautious optimism at Kennedy Space Center -- and not just because NASA hopes to launch the space shuttle within the next several months. Spirits are also high because everything looks good for takeoff Tuesday morning of Steve Fossett and the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer from the fabled spaceport.

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World Airways and Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement

World Airways tells ANN that it has reached a tentative agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) for a three-year extension of a contract with World's 430 pilots.

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Leo Mustonen Will Soon Have His Final Resting Place

Frozen Airman's Body Heads Home

The body of an airman lost in a 1942 training accident on California's Mount Mendel Glacier -- and who was finally found more than 60 years later -- is finally heading home to Brainerd, MN.

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ANN Puts Out 'Help Wanted' Sign

New Staffers Wanted For A Growing ANN -- Marketing, Aero-Casting, Weekend Editor As journalists and pilots, we have to tell you there is no better marriage of vocation and avocation than working as a member of the aviation media.

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Klyde Morris 02.06.06

Klyde, What Happened To Your Team Spirit? 

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A380 Heading To North America

Will Undergo Cold Wx Tests In Canada

Is there a parka big enough to cover a whalejet? We may soon know the answer, as the Airbus A380 is scheduled to make its first-ever flight to North America Monday, where it will undergo cold-weather tests in the Canadian province of Nunavut.

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Aren't ALL Glider Landings, 'Forced' Landings?

OK... I know that it's a semantic issue, but sometimes the terse descriptions we see in the initial FAA accident reports are a little "interesting," as was this one.

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Suit Filed Against Philippine Air Force After OV-10 Accident

Environmental Damage To Fishery Cited

The municipal government of Paombong, Bulacan in the Philippines is suing the country's air force for damages incurred to a resident's fishpond by the wreckage of a PAF OV-10 Bronco aircraft last month.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.06.06): Why Airplanes Spiral

Aero-Tips!

Remember "overbanking tendency"? Some instructor told you that it takes opposite aileron to hold bank angle in a steep turn. He/she called it the "overbanking tendency" -- the propensity for bank angle to increase in a steep turn.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.06.06)

Aero-Linx!

The Tailwheel Pilots Association has only been “open” since 2004. If you’re one of those pilots that believe only real airplanes have tailwheels, this may be the place to find like minded friends.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.06.06): Angle of Attack

Angle of Attack The angle between the airfoil chord line and its direction of motion relative to the air (the resulting Relative Wind).

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.06.06)

"Until they are home."

Source: The motto of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, tasked with the unenviable duty of identifying remains of lost soldiers -- including the body of Airman Leo Mustonen, who was lost in a training accident in November 1942. Mustonen's frozen body was discovered 63 years later on California's Mount Mendal glacier, and scientists at JPAC positively identified his remains from DNA evidence and physical similarities last week. Thanks to their efforts, Mustonen will soon return home to Minnesota, where he will be buried near his mother and father.

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