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February 27, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 02.28.06

The FAA Practical Test Standards provide a list of tasks that applicants must master in order to earn a pilot certificate or rating.  They define precise performance standards for successful c

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.28.06

There's at least one thing the FAA and NATCA can agree on: We need a mediator...

Controversy over an FAA plan to move workers from New York to Atlanta...

And the very latest from HA

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Two Dead In California L-39 Accident

Plane Was Participating In Movie Shoot

Two men onboard an Aero-Vodochody L-39 jet were killed Sunday when their jet impacted a mountain northeast of Los Angeles, CA. The plane was one of three participating in a movie shoot at the time.

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AZ TFR: 02.28.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2449 Issue Date: February 27, 2006 at 14:48 UTC Location: Clifton, Arizona near SAN SIMON VORTAC (SSO) Beginning Date and Time: February 28, 2006 at 15:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 28, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Gas release Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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PR TFR: 03.01.06 - 03.02.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2454 Issue Date: February 27, 2006 at 16:42 UTC Location: Eastern side of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: March 01, 2006 at 12:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 02, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Explosive demolition Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Approach Control, 787-253-8664

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Witham Airport Joins Neighborhood Group Against Loud Aircraft

Sound Initiative Wants National Ban On Stage I and II Jets

If you can't beat 'em... join 'em. That seems to be the message behind a truce, of sorts, between officials at Witham Field in Stuart, FL and that airport's most vocal opponent -- the neighborhood watchdog group Witham Airport Action Majority.

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Heli-Expo 2006: Enstrom Helicopter Corp. Announces New Colorado Dealership

Enstrom Helicopter has added a new member to its dealership network. “As we grow our network, we continue to look for upper echelon dealers to aggressively grow our U.S. sales. Rocky Mountain Rotorcraft fits the Enstrom profile perfectly” said Tracy Biegler, director of Sales & Marketing. “Rocky Mountain is a valued addition to our already solid U.S. network.”

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Heli-Expo 2006: Robinson Delivers R44 Police Helo with Moving Map Display

Silver State Helicopters is taking delivery of a Robinson R44 Raven II Police Helicopter equipped with the new moving map display at this year’s Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas. Silver State plans to use the R44 Police Helicopter in their Sheriff Airborne Law Enforcement (SABLE) Program.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 02.27.06

HAI Heli-Expo 2006... Day One

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.27.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.27.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- HAI Day One: 02.27.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Jim Campbell on the first day of Heli-Expo 2006.)

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Heli-Expo 2006: Rolls-Royce Certifies New Model 250-C47B Control System

Rolls-Royce has achieved FAA certification of an enhanced full-authority digital engine control (FADEC) system for the Model 250-C47B turboshaft. This enhanced FADEC will benefit operators of the Bell 407 helicopter.

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Heli-Expo 2006: Wingspeed Intros New XLLINK Tracking & Voice/Data Comm Systems

Wingspeed Corp has released two new low-cost XLLink System models designed specifically for the demanding environment and diverse application requirements of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

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Heli-Expo 2006: Sikorsky Subsidiary Becomes American Eurocopter Service Center

HSI To Offer Support For EADS Copters

Officials with Helicopter Support Inc., a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft, and American Eurocopter reportedly jumped the gun a little bit Sunday at HAI Heli-Expo 2006, announcing an agreement between the two companies for HSI to become an American Eurocopter service center one day early.

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Heli-Expo 2006: London Metro Police Authority Orders Three EC 145s

Eurocopter and its UK distributor, McAlpine Helicopters Limited, have confirmed orders for three new Eurocopter EC 145 helicopters by the London Metropolitan Police Authority.   The “Met” will be the first UK customer to operate the EC 145 in the police role and, following an extensive completion phase at McAlpine’s Oxford facility, these helicopters are scheduled to enter service between late 2006 and early 2007.

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Heli-Expo 2006: New French Dealer Appointed For Safari Helicopter

CHR, manufacturers of the Safari Helicopter Kit, are pleased to announce the acceptance of Claude Lescure as the new Dealer for the Safari, in France, with his acquisition of the current French dealership, Locafly.

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Heli-Expo 2006: JETNET/AvData Launches Helicopter Database Service

JETNET/AvData has launched their new helicopter database service, covering some 25,000 rotary wing airframes around the globe.

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2430 Issue Date: February 26, 2006 at 20:34 UTC Location: CLIFTON , Arizona Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Automated Flight Service Station, 505-856-4580

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Heli-Expo 2006: US Heli Corp Signs For Four Sikorsky S-76C++ Heli's

Sikorsky Aircraft has has been selected to provide U.S. Helicopter Corporation with four new S-76C++ helicopters for a new airline service operating between Manhattan and New York City area airports.

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Rolls-Royce Releases Annual 10 Year Forecast Of Worldwide Turbine Helo Demand

Rolls-Royce has released its annual ten-year forecast of worldwide turbine helicopter deliveries. The forecast projects worldwide deliveries of turbine-powered helicopters and rotary-wing unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) in all size classes, both civil and military, from 2006 until the end of year 2015.

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Heli-Expo 2006: Bell 429 Program on Track for First Flight Goal

The first flight of the Bell 429 is right around the corner... With 150 preliminary orders for the Bell 429 on the books, Bill Stromberg, Executive Director of Commercial Program Management and program manager for Bell's 429, reports that the helicopter is meeting all performance, weight, and schedule commitments.

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Heli-Expo 2006: Air Methods Signs MOU For 15 More EC135 Helicopters

Air Methods Corporation, the largest air medical transportation providers in the United States, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with American Eurocopter to acquire an additional 15 EC135 helicopters.

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Klyde Morris 02.27.06

Klyde's Airline Fixation Continues

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Heli-Expo 2006: Bell Updates V-22 Osprey Program

With the planned delivery of the first Block 10 aircraft to Air Force Special Operations Command this week and the delivery of the first Block B version of the V-22 Osprey to the U.S. Marine Corps last month, the Bell Boeing V-22 is in Full Rate Production.

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Heli-Expo 2006: Enstrom Doubles Deliveries From '03

Plans to Increase Again in 2006

Enstrom Helicopter Corp. closed its books on 2005 by achieving its goal of significant production growth from 23 helicopters in 2004 to 29 helicopters last year. “2005 was another big step forward for our company,” said Jerry Mullins, President and CEO.

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'The Spirit Of Delta' Says Farewell... But Not Before Giving A Much-Needed Lift

Former Employees, Sick Children Along For Ride Around New York

It's official: a piece of aviation history will soon be put to pasture... or, more accurately, in a museum. "The Spirit of Delta," the first 767-200 delivered to Delta Air Lines and still the only airliner ever purchased for an airline by its employees, will soon be heading to Atlanta as permanent fixture at the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.27.06): IFR In Class G Airspace

Aero-Tips!

You have your clearance void time and you’re ready to take off into fog. Or “out west” where the Class G roams yet the skies are cloudy all day, you plan a point-to-point flight that keeps you in Class G airspace. What are the rules for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.27.06)

Aero-Linx!

“Where did you fly last weekend?” If you’ve run out of ideas, fear not.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.27.06): Baryons

Baryons Elementary particles such as protons and neutrons composed of three quarks.  Which beats two pair.

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