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August 02, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.03.06

Newly obtained DHS documents say it could be two decades before the airline industry has a credible missile defense system...

One 9/11 commission member says the panel was so frustrated wit

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ANN Special Feature: Erik Lindbergh on the AOPA's Project Pilot 08.03.06

The number of general aviation pilots is dropping so low and so fast that the AOPA is worried... worried enough to reinvigorate its mentoring program called Project Pilot. The idea is for pilots to

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.03.06

Newly obtained DHS documents say it could be two decades before the airline industry has a credible missile defense system...

One 9/11 commission member says the panel was so frustrated wit

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2006-15-17 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-15-17 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-15-18 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-15-18 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-300, -400, -500, -600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes.

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TX TFR: 08.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4737 Issue Date: August 01, 2006 at 19:56 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: August 03, 2006 at 21:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 03, 2006 at 22:50 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4773 Issue Date: August 02, 2006 at 12:36 UTC Location: 35 East Southeast, Missoula, Montana near MISSOULA VOR/DME (MSO) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for aircraft fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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AD: Hamilton Standard

AD NUMBER: 2006-16-01 MANUFACTURER: Hamilton Standard SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-16-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Hamilton Sundstrand model 14RF-19 propellers.

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EADS Socata Announces Young Eagles Scholarship, TBM 850 Order Backlog At Oshkosh

Speedy Orders For Quick Turboprop

While somewhat overshadowed by major news coming from other manufacturers at this year's AirVenture event in Oshkosh, EADS Socata still had some big announcements... including the news the company will award two scholarships in 2007 through an agreement with the EAA, that will give a unique opportunity for two American graduates of the EAA Young Eagles program.

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After Days Of Delays, Atlantis Completes Trek To Launch Pad 39B

Weather Finally Clears For Long, Slow Trip

NASA reports the Space Shuttle Atlantis arrived at its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, FL at 8:54 am EDT Wednesday, atop the giant crawler transporter vehicle.

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NAFI Announces July Master Instructors

The Best Of The Best

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all designated Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation organization.

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Was The Red Baron Just Lucky?

Scientists Say Pure Chance Could Account For German Ace's Tally

The Red Baron, mystery man and tragic figure of the First World War, has inspired novels, multiple biographies, an autobiography, innumerable magazine articles, about 2,890,000 Google hits and a pizza company. But now he's appeared in an entirely new venue: an academic paper.

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Team Lycoming 2006-2007 Unveiled At AirVenture

Lycoming Engines announced last week the 2006-2007 aerobatic pilot sponsorships for Team Lycoming.

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Tanis Aircraft Products Announces New CEO/Owner

Minnesota-based Tanis Aircraft Products -- the 30-plus-year maker of aircraft support products -- introduced their new CEO, Bob Krueger, at Oshkosh AirVenture 2006 last week.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 08.02.06

Molly McMillan On Cessna's Triumphant Showing At AirVenture 2006

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.02.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.02.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Cessna A Hit At Oshkosh: 08.02.06 (ANN Special Feature, with the Wichita Eagle's Molly McMillan.)

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See Middle Earth... And Get To Fly, Too!

Company Offers Self-Piloted NZ Tours

The wonderfully charming Joanne McCaughan and her husband Matt specialize in showing pilots from all around the world all the beauty of New Zealand from the sky through their company called Flyinn.

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First Flight! Farnborough Aircraft's F1 Kestrel

Prototype Flies In Oregon; Next Stop, UK

Aero-News has learned that at precisely 3:08 pm PDT on July 29, Farnborough Aircraft Corporation's F1 Kestrel prototype N352F lifted off the runway at Oregon's Bend Municpal Airport for the first time.

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Cessna's Pelton: They Liked It, They REALLY Liked It!

Light Sport POC A Hit At AirVenture

Cessna Aircraft Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton is back home in Wichita after what can only be described as a VERY successful jaunt to Oshkosh last week. There, as you'll recall, Pelton unveiled the company's concept for a light sport aircraft... and surprised a lot of people with the fly-by of what Cessna calls its NGP... or Next Generation Piston aircraft.

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Wonder Of Wonders... UAL Posts A Profit

First Quarterly Gain In Six Years

UAL Corporation, the parent company of United Airlines, reported its first quarterly profit in six years this week -– thanks to higher fares, packed flights, and cutting costs.

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Goodbye, Bader Field

Make Way For The Casinos

Aero-News has learned that New Jersey's Bader Field will soon be closing its doors, and its runways... after receiving word from the FAA that its fate is sealed after the airport's current funding dries up in September.

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Father Praises 'Hero' In MO Skydiving Plane Accident

Says Instructor Shielded His Daughter

Words of praise from an Australian father, to the skydiving instructor who was on a DeHavilland Twin Otter carrying jumpers for Quantum Leap Skydiving Center Saturday, that went down in a neighborhood near St. Louis, MO shortly after takeoff. Bill Dear says the last thing 22-year-old sky diving instructor Robert Cook did was save his daughter's life.

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Airline Pension Bill Runs Into Turbulence

Senator Promises Fight Over Repayment Terms

A legislative measure aimed at overhauling the private pension system used by airlines may have hit a snag. Although the House passed the bill last week, some lawmakers are saying the bill faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

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Aviation Lab Being Torn Up For Scrap

Boeing 727 Will Be Melted Down

Imagine giant metal jaws crunching into an airplane. No, it’s not the latest sci-fi or action film; it’s the deliberate destruction of a 1960s-era Boeing 727.

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Lindbergh Foundation Announces Partnership With Lycoming For Grant

Also Announces First Recipient

The Lindbergh Foundation -- a storied organization, dedicated to bringing about a higher quality of life, while preserving the environment -- has partnered with enginemaker Lycoming to fund a new grant through the Lindbergh grants program.

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Rock Star's Helo Pilot In Hot Water Over Street Landing

Tommy Lee's In Trouble Again...

When faced with the prospect of coping with rush hour traffic... wouldn't you much rather call a helicopter to deliver you to your destination? Well, that option is unavailable to most of us... but not to former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (08.02.06): Cowl Flaps

Aero-Tips!

Take care of your engine by properly using the cowl flaps.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.02.06)

Aero-Linx!

Want to attend a Shuttle launch or other NASA rocket launch?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.02.06): Lunation

Aero-Terms!

The time between two successive new moons; approximately 29.5 days.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.02.06)

"The gambling interests were stronger than the aviation interests."

Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, on the main reason behind the impending closure of Atlantic City's Bader Field by the end of this year.

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TX TFR: 08.03.06 - 08.10.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4738 Issue Date: August 01, 2006 at 20:03 UTC Location: Crawford, Texas Beginning Date and Time: August 03, 2006 at 21:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 10, 2006 at 14:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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