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May 22, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Thierry Pouille's Excellent Adventure 05.23.06

Terry Pouille wants to take you on a little trip, if you're willing. Terry runs Air Journeys... which schedules trips to the Caribbean, Central and South America. But now, he tells ANN's Jim Campbe

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.23.06

Blakey on the stump for ADS-B... in spite of failures in Alaska...

Boeing marks a milestone in tooling up for the 787...

As another Airbus customer delays its order for the beleagur

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FAA: NATCA Retirement Predictions 'Don’t Add Up'

The War Of The Words Continues...

The FAA has updated their position in a national media battle over public perception of the issues involved in the FAA v NATCA dispute. Read On...

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Four Okay After Tree-Scraping Accident In Nebraska

Cirrus Down After Attempted Go-Around

Out in Lincoln, NE they're calling it a miracle... four people were able to walk away from a weekend accident in a Cirrus SR22, and nobody was seriously hurt.

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As Talk Of Redesign Grows, Qatar May Reconsider A350 Orders

Airbus To Announce Changes In Two Months

The fallout over a rumored halt in the A350 program as Airbus contemplates a total redesign of the slow-selling airliner -- billed as the company's answer to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner -- continues, as one of its biggest customers, Qatar Airways, is reportedly rethinking its order.

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Witness Claims Security Aviation L-39s Could Have Fired Weapons

Wiring Hot On Two Planes, Says Mechanic

The strange case of Alaska's Security Aviation got even odder last week, when an aircraft mechanic testified he found weapon's firing systems largely intact on two of the company's L-39 Albatros trainers during an inspection for the government.

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Planes Diverted From Dallas Airport During Neighbor's Noise News Conference

See? Love Field Is REAL Quiet... Honest!

Relative quiet in the skies over a neighborhood where residents are holding a news conference to complain about airplane noise would seem to defeat the purpose of the news conference, right?

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8021 Issue Date: May 22, 2006 at 15:43 UTC Location: 12 Nautical Miles North, Tuscon, Arizona near TUCSON VORTAC (TUS) 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: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8023 Issue Date: May 22, 2006 at 15:47 UTC Location: Mountain Springs, Nevada near LAS VEGAS VORTAC (LAS) 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: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 05.22.06

Excel-Jet's Bob Bornhofen On The Sport-Jet's First Flight

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.22.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.22.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Sport-Jet's First Flight: 05.22.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Excel-Jet's Bob Bornhofen on the first flight of the single-engine Sport-Jet VLJ.)

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ANN Special Report Program Starts With Piston-Fractional Ownership

ANN Inaugurates New Investigative Reporting Program

ANN is embarking on yet another in a series of new features enhancing its position as a leader in aviation and aerospace news... and more importantly, in producing content that is of importance to its vast worldwide audience.

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Team America Rocketry Challenge Crowns New Champion

A team from Statesville Christian School in Statesville, N.C. won the Team America Rocketry Challenge Saturday, dedicating the victory to two team members who died in separate car accidents.

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First go! Aircraft Gets Ready To, Uh... go!

Pilots, Get Your Resumes Out -- The Hawaiian Airline Market Is Heating Up

The very first go! aircraft arrived in Honolulu Friday from Phoenix, marking a milestone in the progression of Mesa Air Group's new interisland service. Chief Operating Officer Greg Stephens and other go! employees met the plane, which landed in the early afternoon at Honolulu International Airport.

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Boeing 787 Team Reaches Milestone

25% Of 'Releases' Now Complete

Boeing tells ANN that it has reached a major milestone in the design of the all-new 787 Dreamliner. The team has completed 25 percent of the releases required for the program. This means that one quarter of the pieces of information to build parts and tools for assembly have been completed and released to manufacturing organizations for fabrication or procurement.

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Airshow Pilot Gets 'De-Propped'

Doncha Hate It When This Happens?

Aerobatics can be hard on an airframe... even when the bird one of the sturdier designs in the business. Steve Falon found that out the hard way when his prop apparently departed his Pitts S-1S while practicing for an upcoming airshow in Manitowoc County, WI.

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Lockwood Forms New LSA Powerplant School

Lockwood Supply has formed of a new school aimed at the light sport and sport aviation community. Aero Technical Institute will begin operations this month at the Lockwood Aviation Supply facilities at the Sebring, Florida airport.

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Klyde Morris 05.22.06

OK, We Think Klyde's Starting To Lose It...

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Historic Balloon Enshrined In Nat'l Balloon Museum

The first hot air balloon to be flown across the English Channel and arguably the single most important surviving historical artifact of the sport of ballooning was enshrined in the National Balloon Museum in Indianola, Iowa in ceremonies on Saturday, May 20th.

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ScanEagle UAV Demo's Coast-Watch Capabilities

The ScanEagle UAV has successfully demonstrated new maritime capabilities for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) while supporting "Trial Vigilant Viper" off the Scotland coast.

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A318 Tries Out Into London City Airport's Tight Dimensions

The A318 successfully demonstrated its suitability to operate from London City Airport, which is situated in the heart of central London. With its short runway and strict noise restrictions, the use of London City Airport - until now - has been limited to only small regional jets and turboprop-powered aircraft.

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First Flight: New JASSM-ER Extended Range Cruise Missile

When the Air Force successfully launched its newest cruise missile for the first time on May 18, it marked a significant step toward making the job of the pilots who deliver the weapon a lot less risky.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.22.06): Engine Failure Technique

Aero-Tips!

Another reader question... "When flying straight and level the pilot of a single engine airplane experiences a total catastrophic engine failure. Is that pilot better off (1) gaining altitude until reaching the best glide speed, and then maintaining the best glide speed until safely landing or (2) maintaining a level altitude while decelerating to best glide speed and then maintaining best glide speed until that safe landing?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.22.06)

Aero-Linx!

If you have your head in the clouds, try looking at the stars.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.22.06): Feather

Aero-Terms!

Rotating the aircraft propeller blades until they are nearly aligned with the relative wind.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.22.06)

“We want to see more people enjoying the thrill of aviation and when people are using powerplants that they can trust, they are more enthusiastic about sharing aviation experiences with friends and loved ones.” Source: Phil Lockwood, founder of Lockwood Aviation Supply, discussing the establishment of a new powerplant instructional program and the effect it will have on the growing LSA movement. FMI: www.aerotechnicalinstitute.com

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NM TFR: UFN

NM TFR: UFN NOTAM Number :  FDC 6/8002  Issue Date : May 21, 2006 at 21:53 UTC Location : 7 MILES S OF LOS ALAMOS NEW MEXICO , New Mexico 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

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NM TFR: UFN

NM TFR: UFN NOTAM Number : FDC 6/8002 Issue Date : May 21, 2006 at 21:53 UTC Location : 7 MILES S OF LOS ALAMOS NEW MEXICO , New Mexico 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 Type : Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A

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