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August 03, 2006

ANN Special Feature: One More Night At Theater In The Woods 08.04.06

Oshkosh is fast becoming a memory for those of us who covered Air Venture 2006... but we wanted to take you back for a moment... for an evening at Theater in the Woods. That's where host Danny Clis

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.04.06

No rest for spacewalkers aboard the International Space Station...

Atlantis won't go up two days early after all... the light's all wrong.

And Northwest sues flight attendance over

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.04.06

No rest for spacewalkers aboard the International Space Station...

Atlantis won't go up two days early after all... the light's all wrong.

And Northwest sues flight attendance over

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Body Found Near Submerged Cub Likely Missing Pilot

Working To Confirm ID; Chicago PD Divers To Raise Plane

The Chicago Police Department reports that it raised a body that is believed to be the pilot of the Legend Cub LSA from the waters of Lake Michigan at about 5 PM CDT Wednesday.

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NATCA Finds A Friend In Congress

Arkansas Senator Backs Union's Position

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has found a friend in Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor... who's introduced legislation that would force the FAA back to the bargaining table after it imposed its own version of a contract on NATCA.

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Report: Missile Shields May Be 20 Years Away

Proposed System Not Reliable Past 300-400 Hours

The threat of a shoulder-fired missile bringing down a commercial aircraft in the US is considered real... but it could be 20 years or more before every US passenger aircraft is equipped with a system to protect it from such an attack. That is the assessment found in a report obtained by the Associated Press Monday.

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Oshkosh, Two Days After

Nearly Alone In The Ghost Town

The wind alone makes the air bearable, as occasional planes struggle to climb in 100 degree, blowtorch heat. Most of them are gone, and the wide open spaces of Wittman Field are wide open once more, or getting that way.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 08.03.06

Erik Lindbergh, On AOPA's Project Pilot

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.03.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.03.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Erik Lindbergh On Project Pilot: 08.03.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Erik Lindbergh, spokesman for AOPA's "Project Pilot".)

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Australian Air Safaris International Is Back!

Less-Restrictive Laws Open Aussie Skies Once Again

One of the international repercussions to the tragic events of 9/11 was that American pilot certificates as well as many other nation's pilot credentials were no longer openly accepted across different national borders.

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Purdue Gets A New 727!

Armstrong's Seat Preserved

An Aero-News reader -- and Purdue University alumnus -- sent along new information in regards to our story Wednesday, concerning Purdue's decision to scrap a Boeing 727 aviation lab because it was too costly to maintain.

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MT TFR: 08.07.06 - 08.09.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4813 Issue Date: August 02, 2006 at 16:42 UTC Location: Billings/Fort Smith, Montana Beginning Date and Time: August 07, 2006 at 12:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 09, 2006 at 2:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WY TFR: 08.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4814 Issue Date: August 02, 2006 at 16:44 UTC Location: Jackson, Wyoming near JACKSON VOR/DME (JAC) Beginning Date and Time: August 07, 2006 at 11:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 07, 2006 at 12:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2006-15-15 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-15-15 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas airplane models, that requires a one-time inspection for chafing or signs of arcing of the wire bundle for the auxiliary hydraulic pump, and other specified and corrective actions, as applicable.

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AD: Raytheon

AD NUMBER: 2006-15-16 MANUFACTURER: Raytheon SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-15-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon (Beech) Model 400 and 400A series airplanes.

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9/11 Commission Member Says Panel Didn't Trust Pentagon Reports

IG Investigated, But Did Not Pursue Matter

The presidential commission investigating the 9/11 attacks were so distrustful of the military's version of events that, at one point, members referred the issue to the Pentagon's inspector general, according to a member of that very commission.

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Lockheed Out Of Running For JCA Contract

C-130J Variant Dismissed Due To Cert Questions

The Lockheed Martin Corporation is officially out of the running for a $5 billion contract to provide more than 100 small cargo aircraft to the Army and Air Force.

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RCAF Calls For Board Of Inquiry Into Cormorant Crash

No Mechanical Faults Found

The Canadian Air Force has assembled a board of inquiry to investigate last month's fatal crash of a Cormorant helicopter off the coast of Nova Scotia, that claimed the lives of three crewmembers.

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Are More Airline Mergers Coming?

US Airways Approaches Delta

What a difference a year makes... with most of the airlines who were facing a wide range of issues in summer of 2005, now doing significantly better. Some believe this may just be the beginning, however, as more airlines are looking, at least unofficially, at the idea of merging their operations.

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More South African Mishaps Being Pinned On Pilots

CAA Investigator Says Some Are Breaking Rules

South African officials say pilot error is the main reason for a significant increase in the number of aircraft accidents in that country during the first six months of this year. The Civil Aviation Authority says the accidents are mainly due to pilots who break the rules and regulations, especially among private operators.

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The Price Of Our Passion

Does Reporting On Accidents Hurt GA?

The past several days have been tough ones for general aviation... with two high-profile accidents related to the recent AirVenture gathering at Oshkosh, as well as an earlier fatal accident at Wittman Field on July 23. Sadly, Aero-News had learned of yet another accident this weekend... that also had a connection to Oshkosh.

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Man Tries To Leave Flight At Altitude

Not Again, Part One

A man on his way to receive psychological treatment in Fort Lauderdale became agitated onboard a US Airways flight Tuesday, and then proceeded to try and open the door as the plane, coming in from Philadelphia, started its descent to land.

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Man Arrested For Pointing Laser At Helo

Not Again, Part Deux

We were really hoping we'd heard the last of this... but evidently, some people still think it's cool to shine lasers at aircraft passing overhead.

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United's Hot In Chicago... At Least, One Plane Is

Pax Suffer High Temps In 777

If you think it's hot as Hades where you are right now, imagine being stuck INSIDE a plane at the gate with temperatures inside soaring upward past 100 degrees.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (08.03.06): Instructor-Induced Stupidity

Aero-Tips!

A surprising number of aircraft mishaps happen during the conduct of flight instruction.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.03.06)

Aero-Linx!

Check out NASA TV. When the reruns start, tune into NASA for science, math and technology. It’s certainly more educational than most of the stuff on broadcast today.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.03.06): Lunkenheimer Valve

Aero-Terms!

A manual fuel drain placed conveniently along a fuel line for checking avgas for water and sediment.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.03.06)

"We convene a board of inquiry every time there’s a significant aircraft accident. It's a standard routine practice."

Source: Canadian Air Force Colonel Grant Smith, on a board of inquiry convened to investigate last month's fatal crash of a Cormorant helicopter off the coast of Nova Scotia, that claimed the lives of three crewmembers.

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PR TFR: 08.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4805 Issue Date: August 02, 2006 at 15:03 UTC Location: Eastern Side, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: August 04, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 04, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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PR TFR: 08.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4808 Issue Date: August 02, 2006 at 15:19 UTC Location: Eastern Side, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: August 04, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 04, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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