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October 27, 2006

SR22 Down In NC Landing Accident

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.27.06 2000 EDT: Two of the four persons onboard a Cirrus SR22 were killed Friday morning following a botched landing attempt at Statesville (NC) Regional Airport.

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TX TFR: 10.27.06 - 10.31.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4636 Issue Date: October 27, 2006 at 17:57 UTC Location: Sugar Land, Texas Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: October 31, 2006 at 1:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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KY TFR: 10.28.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4602 Issue Date: October 27, 2006 at 14:18 UTC Location: Sellersburg, United States Beginning Date and Time: October 28, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 28, 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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PR TFR: 10.27.06

NOTAM Number:  FDC 6/4586  Issue Date : October 27, 2006 at 11:25 UTC Location : Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST THOMAS VOR/DME (STT) Beginning Date and Time : Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time : October 27, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : For ordinance disposal Type : Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A Pilots May Contact : San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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Virgin Atlantic Defers A380 Deliveries For Four Years

Says It Wants Airliner To Prove Itself First

More trouble for the Airbus A380 program... as Virgin Atlantic announced Friday it will delay deliveries of its six superjumbo jets until 2013, in order to give Airbus four extra years to work out any bugs with the plane.

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Poland Orders Two More C-295 Transport Planes

Adds To Fleet Of Eight Delivered Last Year

Aero-News has learned representatives with the Polish military signed a contract Friday with EADS Military Transport Aircraft Division for the purchase of two additional C-295 transport aircraft.

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FAA Investigates Errant Approach By NWA Airlink Jet

Plane Lined Up To Land On Closed Runway

A late-night mistake by the pilots of a Northwest Airlink CRJ last month has raised eyebrows with the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Great News! GAMA Reports Strong Sales So Far In '06

Cites Strong Export Markets As Contributor To Increased Shipments

These are heady times for sales of general aviation aircraft... and if you need further proof, one only needs to look to the numbers released Friday by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), that show shipments and billings of general aviation airplanes grew steadily through the third quarter of 2006.

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NTSB: Cheyenne Lost Vertical Stab Before Crash

Accident NOT The Result Of A Midair

Below is the complete, unedited text of the National Transportation Safety Board's Preliminary Report on the October 18 crash of a Piper PA-42 Cheyenne III near Prescott, AZ.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 10.27.06

Wirefly X-Prize Cup Wrap-up

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.27.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.27.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Wirefly X-Prize Cup Wrap-up: 10.27.06 (ANN Special Feature, with ANN's Jim Campbell and Wirefly's David Steinberg.)

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NTSB To Hold Public Briefing On 2005 Teterboro Accident

Board Nears Issuance Of Probable Cause Report

The National Transportation Safety Board appears close to releasing its final report on the February 2005 runway overrun accident at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport.

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Raytheon Delivers 800th Hawker 800-Series Plane

A Popular Jet... By Any Name

An aircraft type that's seen its share of names celebrated something of a milestone this week... as Raytheon Aircraft Company delivered the 800th Hawker 125-800-series aircraft, a Hawker 850XP, to an Arkansas-based home shopping company.

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Future Plane Designs May Be Influenced By Coastal Birds

On The Wings Of Seagulls?

If you want to get an advanced look at the future of aircraft design... you may want to head for the beach, and watch as seagulls glide over the waves.

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GA TFR: 10.31.06 - 11.01.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4534 Issue Date: October 26, 2006 at 18:21 UTC Location: Perry, Georgia Beginning Date and Time: October 31, 2006 at 20:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 01, 2006 at 0:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 11.02.06 - 11.05.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4544 Issue Date: October 26, 2006 at 19:15 UTC Location: Lackland AFB Kelly Field Annex, San Antonio, Texas near SAN ANTONIO VORTAC (SAT) Beginning Date and Time: November 02, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 05, 2006 at 22:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Lackland Airfest 2006 Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Antonio (SAT) Approach Control, 210-805-5508

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.27.06

Some tense moments onboard the ISS Thursday...
Louis Gallois' late-night talks in China pay off big...
... and an order from a new US airline pushes Airbus
 closer to parity with Boei

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.27.06

Some tense moments onboard the ISS Thursday...
Louis Gallois' late-night talks in China pay off big...
... and an order from a new US airline pushes Airbus
 closer to parity with Boei

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ANN Special Feature: Wirefly X-Prize Cup Recap 10.27.06

Today, we'll assess last week's Wirefly X-Prize Cup with ANN's Jim Campbell and Wirefly's David Steinberg.

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Columbia Aircraft Surpasses 2005 Delivery Mark With A Quarter To Spare

Columbia Sets Sales Records... Again

Columbia Aircraft announced late Thursday that it delivered 63 aircraft in the third quarter of 2006, pushing their year to date delivery number to 130, 16 more than the company delivered in all of 2005.

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Brazilian Controller Says ATC Errors Were Made In Gol Midair

Did Not Notice Legacy's Transponder Was Inactive

An unidentified Brazilian air traffic controller, working at the center responsible for directing traffic in the area where a Gol airlines 737 and a private business jet collided last month, told Newsday controllers had more than an hour to notice the smaller aircraft's transponder wasn't working at the time of the fatal accident that claimed 154 people.

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FAA Controller Accused Of Snoozing On The Job

NATCA Not Surprised

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why an air traffic controller responsible for directing planes in the Charleston, SC area fell asleep on the job early one morning last month.

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Coast Guard Plane Down In Sweden; Four Lost

Witness Says Wing Separated Before Crash

It appears all four crewmembers onboard a Swedish Coast Guard CASA 212 were lost Thursday, after their plane went down in the sea off the southern coast of that country.

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Coming Home: MIA Vietnam War Airman Is ID'd

Another Hero Returns

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Miami International Airport Workers Accused Of Cheating

Timecard Scam Results In Arrests Of 2/3 Of Department

Twelve maintenance workers at Miami International Airport are in hot water... and, in jail... on suspicion of their participation in a payroll defrauding scheme.

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Klyde Morris (10.27.06)

Klyde Weighs In On The Mesaba Mess...

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D-JET Mock-up Coming To FL

To Be Hosted This Sunday at Europe-American Aviation (EAA)

On October 29, 2006 from 10 am – 3 pm Europe-American Aviation (EAA) is going to present the Mock-up of the brand new Diamond DJET. Still involved in the progress of flight testing, this private jet is going to be one of the key players in the evolving VLJ (Very Light Jet) market.

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Republic Airways to Host Recruiting Sessions in Dayton, Ohio

Launches Plans to Hire More Than 350 Flight Attendants in Preparation for '07 Growth

Republic Airways will be hosting a series of recruiting sessions in Dayton, Ohio as part of its announced plans to grow its flight attendant workforce by more than 350.

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Boeing Delta II Launches NASA Solar Eruptions Study

A Boeing Delta II rocket has launched a NASA spacecraft to provide a new perspective on solar eruptions. NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft will capture images of solar eruptions and other related events from two nearly identical observatories.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.27.06): Daytime Beacons

Aero-Tips!

Here's a question I was asked on my most recent Flight Review: At a tower-controlled airport, the airport beacon is running during the day. What does this mean?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.27.06)

Aero-Linx!

Sustained human powered flight, a $95,000 Kremer prize was the incentive to achieve the goal. The Gossamer Condor was designed by Dr. Paul MacCready and Dr. Peter Lissamen and powered by cyclist Bryan Allen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.27.06): Vector

Aero-Terms!

Heading issued to an aircraft by ATC to provide navigational guidance by radar.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.27.06)

"It is always our responsibility to maintain the separations. In this case, when you don't know the altitude, it is very dangerous. I would have preferred to move them laterally, but it is always our responsibility to keep them separated."

Source: An unidentified Brazilian air traffic controller who works at the center responsible for directing traffic in the area where a Gol airlines 737 and a private business jet collided last month.

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IN TFR: 10.28.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4547 Issue Date: October 26, 2006 at 19:16 UTC Location: Sellersburg, Indiana Beginning Date and Time: October 28, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 28, 2006 at 18:55 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AR TFR: 11.02.06 - 11.05.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4549 Issue Date: October 26, 2006 at 19:18 UTC Location: Little Rock AFB, Little Rock, Arkansas near LITTLE ROCK VORTAC (LIT) Beginning Date and Time: November 02, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 05, 2006 at 23:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The AirPower Arkansas Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Little Rock (LIT) TRACON, 501-379-2908

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