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May 08, 2006

ANN Special Feature: AOPA's Randy Kenagy on ADS-B 05.09.06

The AOPA has been watching very carefully FAA plans for the next big thing in controlling the national airspace. And this is it: ADS-B. Randy Kenagy is the AOPA's senior director of technology serv

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.09.06

NATCA aims a double-barrell at the FAA...

Could Airbus be planning big changes for the A350?

And the NTSB serves up a preliminary report on what may have been a case of oxygen starv

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.09.06

NATCA aims a double-barrell at the FAA...

Could Airbus be planning big changes for the A350?

And the NTSB serves up a preliminary report on what may have been a case of oxygen starv

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FL TFR: 05.09.06 - 05.10.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7160 Issue Date: May 08, 2006 at 17:28 UTC Location: Orlando, Florida Beginning Date and Time: May 09, 2006 at 18:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 10, 2006 at 15:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FL TFR: 05.09.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7164 Issue Date: May 08, 2006 at 17:46 UTC Location: Tampa, Florida Beginning Date and Time: May 09, 2006 at 14:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 09, 2006 at 19:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Special Notice TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7167 Issue Date: May 08, 2006 at 18:19 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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NATCA Takes Its Message To The Traveling Public

"Support The Ones Who Guide You Home"

After failing to convince the FAA to reopen talks on a new contractfor air traffic controllers -- leaving the possibility the FAA could unilaterally impose new terms on controllers -- the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) is taking its message to the streets... or more accurately, the airport concourses.

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Boeing Concludes New Round of Wind-tunnel Tests for 747-8 Family

Boeing tells ANN the latest round of wind-tunnel testing for the new Boeing 747-8 concluded recently, marking another milestone for the program launched in November by Cargolux Airlines and Nippon Cargo Airlines.

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FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7141 Issue Date: May 08, 2006 at 15:33 UTC Location: Melbourne, Florida near MELBOURNE VOR/DME (MLB) 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: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1588

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Tired Of Delays, Japan Solicits International Help On SST Project

US And European Union Said To Be Interested; Would Fly By 2020

Could a new supersonic airliner one day grace the skies again? Three years after the Concorde went the way of the dodo, it appears the US and Japan might team up to create a new supersonic passenger aircraft.

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Missing UN-Chartered Caravan Found In Uganda

Flying For UN World Food Programme

After more than a week of reconnaisance that involved long, dangerous hikes into Uganda's Mountains of the Moon, search teams have reached the wreckage of a Cessna Caravan that went down on April 28, finding the bodies of all three people on board.

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The Most Expensive Avgas In America?

Aspen, CO May Lay Claim To Ignominious Title

How much is 100LL at your airport? If you live in Aspen, CO the answer is $6.17 a gallon, which could very well be the highest-priced avgas in America... and it's sending a lot of pilots elsewhere in search of cheaper fuel.

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ATL Gets Its New Control Tower

And It's A Record Breaker

It's a big one -- and it took a decade to build -- but controllers have moved into their new tower at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, and tracked their first commercial flight from the new digs at 3:10 am Saturday.

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Students Test Their Own Martian Space Suit

To Mars... Via North Dakota

NASA is getting serious about seeking new and better ways of thinking for space travel (and of course, they wouldn't mind if it's cheaper, too)... take what's going on in North Dakota these days as another example.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 05.08.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Tire Failure

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.08.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.08.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 5.08.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Tom Turner on what can cause, and how pilots can deal with, tire failure.)

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Excel-Jet Team Installs FJ33-44 in Sport-Jet

Starts Taxi-Testing in Record Time

Excel-Jet, Ltd announced it has completed the installation of the Williams FJ33-4A engine, engine testing and start of taxi-testing prior to first flight. Excel-Jet contracted to use the Williams engine, which is rated at 1,500 pounds of thrust at takeoff. 

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Klyde Morris 05.08.06

No One Is Safe From Klyde...

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NTSB Files Prelim On Gainesville Duke Accident

The NTSB has filed the first substantive report on the tragic Duke accident that occurred April 16th, at the Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV).

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Frasca's Mentor Earning Industry Acceptance

Frasca's newest device, the Mentor AATD (Advanced Aviation Training Device) is quickly becoming a familiar sight in flight schools worldwide.

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Military Flies High For Ft. Lauderdale AirShow

Spectators packed a four-mile stretch of beach and spilled into the street here to watch military and civilian air teams show their stuff this weekend. After a morning of power boat races and a beach invasion demonstration by the Navy and Marines, all eyes turned to the skies, where the Army's Golden Knights parachute team kicked things off, jumping from a height of 12,500 feet and landing on a target on the beach.

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Cherokee Fly-In Coming To Missouri's Grand Glaize Airport

For the third consecutive year the owners of Piper Cherokee airplanes will be flying their aircraft into Grand Glaize airport in Mid-Missouri. Osage Beach city staff and members of the flying community are gearing up for the fly-in which is scheduled for June 16, 17 and 18.

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NASA Names Doi To Shuttle Crew To Launch Japanese Module

NASA; Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency have named Japanese astronaut Takao Doi to the space shuttle crew that will deliver the first module of the Japanese laboratory, Kibo, to the International Space Station.

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‘Heavy Haulers’ Prepare For Deployment

Marines work underneath the Marine Corps’ heaviest helicopter while gusts of wind and a cloud of dust swells from the CH-53E Super Stallion above them. This is one part of the overall training experience for Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, also known as the “Heavy Haulers.”

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.08.06): Operation Lights On

Aero-Tips!

Operation Lights On is a voluntary program encouraging pilots to turn on their landing lights during takeoff; when operating below 10,000 feet (day or night), especially when within 10 nautical miles of an airport; and in conditions of reduced visibility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.08.06)

Aero-Linx!

If you’re worried about NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) you might want to move here... or maybe you just want to send your neighbors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.08.06): EFIS

Aero-Terms!

Electronic Flight Instrument System -- An electronic system which acts as a primary monitor of selections and automatic functions in flight, and of systems control.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.08.06)

"I really liked the spy thingy." Source: Narda Hernandez, 10, of Lake Worth, FL, referring to the Air Force's B-2 stealth bomber that made a slow, graceful pass along the beach, during a Ft. Lauderdale Airshow.

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