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September 22, 2006

NY/CT TFR: 09.25.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0813 Issue Date: September 21, 2006 at 16:45 UTC Type: VIP

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NY/CT TFR: 09.25.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0824 Issue Date: September 21, 2006 at 17:29 UTC Type: VIP

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0830 Issue Date: September 21, 2006 at 17:58 UTC Location: Walla Walla, Washington near WALLA WALLA VOR/DME (ALW) 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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WI TFR: 09.25.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0881 Issue Date: September 21, 2006 at 20:59 UTC Location: milwaukee, Wisconsin Beginning Date and Time: September 25, 2006 at 15:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 25, 2006 at 18:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AZ TFR: 09.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0883 Issue Date: September 21, 2006 at 21:09 UTC Location: Seligman, Arizona near DRAKE VORTAC (DRK) Beginning Date and Time: September 22, 2006 at 14:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 22, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For gas release Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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OH TFR: 09.25.06 - 09.26.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0884 Issue Date: September 21, 2006 at 21:22 UTC Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Beginning Date and Time: September 25, 2006 at 19:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 26, 2006 at 0:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Unruly Passenger Gets Big Bill From Airline

What We've Learned: Do NOT Mess With Air Canada FAs

Just in case you've ever thought about disrupting a flight sometime -- you know, just for "fun", or to get your fifteen minutes of fame -- you might want to consider the case of Gus Fuentes.

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Close Calls For Indian Airliners Thursday

One Near-Miss, One Go-Around

It's getting crowded in the skies over India... where authorities report not just one, but two near-miss incidents Thursday.

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Japan's Solar-B Set For Liftoff

Probe Will Study Solar Flares

Friday is Sun day for Japan, because that's when they plan to launch Solar-B -- a satellite meant to study our sun. Liftoff is scheduled for 5:00 pm EDT from Uchinoura Space Center.

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Urgent CASA AD: Oxygen Cylinders

Applicability: Oxygen Reserve Cylinders having Part Number (P/N) GLF(XXX)-(X), GLD(XXX)-(X), PC2300 and SLF300, which are known to be installed on, but not limited to: Airbus A300 series aircraft; Dassault Aviation (AMD-BA); Mystére-Falcon 20, Mystére-Falcon 50, Falcon 200, and Falcon 900 aircraft. Pilatus aircraft; Eurocopter; SA 315 B, and AS 350 B3 helicopters.

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First AW139 Delivered To South Africa

Will Be Displayed At African Aerospace 2006

The first AgustaWestland AW139 to be delivered to South Africa is making its appearance at African Aerospace and Defense 2006 following an eight day ferry flight from Milan, Italy to Cape Town, South Africa earlier this month.

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FAA: Bakersfield Airport WILL Remain Open

City Had Petitioned For Closure, Redevelopment

One gets the feeling that ever since the March 2003 "emergency" closure of Meigs Field by Chicago mayor Richard Daley, the FAA is a bit sensitive to other cities taking it upon themselves to decide whether an airport is necessary or not. Take Bakersfield, CA as an example.

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PHI Takes A Hard Line

Company Drops The Axe With Severance Notices

PHI's union pilots all received severance notices from the company on Thursday.

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CubCrafters Celebrates First Customer Sport Cub Deliveries

An Event Spanning The Nation

They're probably still popping champagne corks in Yakima, WA... as CubCrafters celebrated a major milestone Wednesday. In fact, it was a bicoastal affair.

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Last West Coast S-3B Viking Conducts Final Take Off From NASNI

Squadron To Be Disbanded At End Of Month

It's the end of an era, as sailors from the "Shamrocks" of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 41 bid farewell recently to their last S-3B Viking as it departed for its final take off from Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), CA on September 19.

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Civil Air Patrol Honored For Relief Efforts

All-Volunteer Group Receives Summit Award

If you think volunteerism is all-but-dead in the US... we offer the following proof to the contrary.

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Canadian Search Crews Looking For Missing Pilot

Homebuilt Plane Bound For Germany Disappears Over NB

Canadian search and rescue crews haven't given up hope they'll find a German pilot and his plane, after both went missing over New Brunswick Sunday.

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Report: Navy Planning To Cut Aviation Budget

Less Planes, To Make Room For New Ships

Is the US Navy cutting aviation to buy more ships? Internal documents obtained by InsideDefense.com would seem to indicate so.

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Two Lost In AH-64 Longbow Mishap In Germany

Second US Aircraft Down In Germany This Week

An Apache AH-64D Longbow chopper is down... and two soldiers are dead in Germany.

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PHI Helo Pilots Launch Strike

Say They're Entitled To Back-Pay

Well, they've finally done it. Union pilots flying for helicopter operator PHI are picketing, after more than two years of wrangling with the company. The current contract expired in May 2004... and the negotiations have dragged on since then.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 09.22.06

STS-115 Comes To A Picture-Perfect End At Kennedy Space Center

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.22.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.22.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Atlantis Lands At KSC: 09.22.06 (ANN Special Feature, the final moments of STS-115.)

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Klyde Morris (09.22.06)

Klyde Helps Hizzoner -- Or Is It King? -- Daley Do The Math

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Naval Aviator Lost In Vietnam, ID'd

The DoD POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) has announced that the remains of a US serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Lt. Cmdr. James E. Plowman, U.S. Navy, of Pebble Beach, Calif and was buried Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington D.C.

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Runway Overrun Closes Luton Airport

Flight Schedules Affected

A Cessna Citation slid off a runway in England Wednesday night... and passengers trying to get in and out of the airport at Luton were warned they might face delays Thursday morning.

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Hilton Software Unveils WingX 2.0 Browser

Adds Safety Features, Enhanced Imagery

Less than one year after Hilton Software LLC unleashed its WingX free aviation weather browser for the Pocket PC upon the world, this week the company announced the unveiling of WingX 2.0.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.22.06): Instrument Check

Aero-Tips!

Imagine launching into poor visibility or night conditions with anything less than optimal flight instruments. It's vital before taking off into reduced visibility of any sort (including nighttime) to verify the proper operation of your flight instruments.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.22.06)

Aero-Linx!

Have an airshow in your own backyard, oh I forgot NIMBY (not in my backyard). Then have an airshow at an airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.22.06): RVSM

Aero-Terms!

Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum -- The goal of RVSM is to reduce the vertical separation above flight level (FL) 290 from the old 2000-ft minimum to 1000-ft minimum.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.22.06)

"This award truly speaks to who we are and what we are all about as a volunteer organization. I am delighted that this story is being told and honored in such a prestigious way."

Source: Major General Antonio Pineda, commander of the all-volunteer Civil Air Patrol, on receiving the Summit Award for the group's extraordinary efforts on the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of hurricanes Rita and Katrina.

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