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September 09, 2006

Airbus Lags Boeing Badly

Business Booming For Boeing

A Reuters report from Paris says Airbus has sold only 222 planes this year compared to Boeing's 548. August total orders are 22 for Airbus vs 30 for Boeing.

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Type Certified: Cessna Citation Mustang

Cessna: Mustang Now 'World’s First Fully Certified, New-Generation Entry Level Business Jet'

The FAA granted a full TC to Cessna’s Citation Mustang, late Friday, after recent rumors indicated that the TC was "imminent." 

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MO TFR: 09.14.06 - 09.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9426 Issue Date: September 08, 2006 at 14:41 UTC Location: Kansas City/Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City, Missouri near RIVERSIDE VOR/DME (RIS) Beginning Date and Time: September 14, 2006 at 17:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 17, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Kansas City Aviation Expo Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Kansas City Downtown (MKC) Air Traffic Control Tower, 816-329-2854

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CA TFR: 09.15.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9469 Issue Date: September 08, 2006 at 18:32 UTC Location: Los Angeles, California Beginning Date and Time: September 15, 2006 at 1:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 15, 2006 at 20:25 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FAA Tells Controllers No More Naps During Breaks

Resting Workers Face 10-Day Suspensions

In a move many air traffic controllers call ill-advised in the wake of circumstances surrounding the crash of Comair Flight 5191, the FAA has taken a tougher line recently with controllers who are caught napping during work breaks.

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EAA Ponders Where GA Stands, Five Years After 9/11

"Our Work Is Far From Finished"

The following is analysis from the Experimental Aircraft Association on the state of general aviation today, as we approach the five-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

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A-10 Thunderbolt Not Welcome In Halifax

Air Show Organizers Scratch Warthog Demonstration

Organizers of the Nova Scotia International Air Show, scheduled for this weekend, are replacing an A-10 flight demonstration with an F-16.

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Captain Kirk Decides To Boldly Stay On Ground

Contrary To Song, Shatner Is No Rocketman

We admit this next story has only the thinnest ties to the aerospace community... but it was simply too ironic to pass up.

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An American Hero Is Laid To Rest

Family And Country Waited 39 Years For Closure

Major Burke Morgan, a Navigator, was killed on August 22, 1967 when his A-26 crashed in the Plain of Jars region in Laos.

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AIA Says Kids And Rockets Go Together

What Goes Up Must Come Down... Intact!

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is hosting the fifth-annual Team America Rocketry Challenge scheduled for May 19, 2007 -- registration began September 6th.

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Wood, Fabric and Tailwheels, Oh My!

Lee Bottom Flying Field Hosts It's Annual Fly-in

Staggerwings, Great Lakes, Stearmans, Swallows, Tiger Moths... What do all these aircraft (you did know they're aircraft didn't you) have in common? Well, they're all made with wood and fabric, and they all have tailwheels. And, of course, they can all be seen at Lee Bottom Flying Field (64I) this September 30th!

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More Enjoyable Commercial Airline Flying?

United Makes It Easier To Board

As remarkable as it sounds, someone is actually trying to make it easier to fly! United Airlines declared operational a new type boarding bridge at five gates in their terminal in Denver Thursday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.09.06): Changing Departure Time

Aero-Tips!

It's the lot of the business or charter pilot -- you often aren't ready to go at the time you filed on your flight plan. Personal pilots, too, may be affected by passenger schedules or other delays.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.09.06)

Aero-Linx!

Flying a soccer ball, a really BIG soccer ball, around the world nonstop is on the agenda for 21st Century airships.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.09.06): Rabbits

Aero-Terms!

Nickname for the part of some Approach Light Systems consisting of sequenced flashing lights, called "strobes" or the "rabbit," that look like a ball of light moving rapidly toward the runway.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.09.06)

"I'm interested in man's march into the unknown but to vomit in space is not my idea of a good time. Neither is a fiery crash with the vomit hovering over me." Source: Actor William Shatner -- aka James T. Kirk -- giving his reasons for declining the free trip into space offered by Virgin Galactic onboard its first passenger-carrying suborbital trip.

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PA TFR: 09.11.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9459 Issue Date: September 08, 2006 at 17:34 UTC Location: Shanksville, Pennsylvania Beginning Date and Time: September 11, 2006 at 14:10 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 11, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NY TFR: 09.10.06 - 09.11.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9446 Issue Date: September 08, 2006 at 16:27 UTC Type: VIP

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NY TFR: 09.10.06 - 09.11.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9434 Issue Date: September 08, 2006 at 15:55 UTC Type: VIP

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