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March 03, 2006

OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2767 Issue Date: March 03, 2006 at 23:40 UTC Location: PENDLETONEGON , Oregon Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR SEARCH Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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'Black Ravens' Prowler Down Over Oregon; All Four Onboard Safe

EA-6B Was On Training Flight

An EA-6B Prowler from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135, the "Black Ravens" based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, went down Friday morning during a training mission.

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Urgent CASA AD: BAE Systems

Applicability: All Jetstream Series 3100 and 3200 aircraft.

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Urgent CASA AD: Eurocopter

Applicability: Models AS 355 E helicopters, equipped with main servo-controls, all part numbers, not modified per MOD 073343, and on which the tightening torque of the nut that secures the upper ball-end has been increased following: - embodiment of MOD 073191; or, - compliance with MET Work Card 67.30.00.402 since MET Revision 04-08.

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Urgent CASA AD: Eurocopter

Applicability: Models AS 350 B, BA, BB, B1, B2, B3, and D helicopters, equipped with main servo-controls, all part numbers, not modified per MOD 073343, and on which the tightening torque of the nut that secures the upper ball-end has been increased following: - embodiment of MOD 073191; or, - compliance with MET Work Card 67.30.00.402 since MET Revision 04-06.

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NTSB Rules Pilot Error Led To Flight Attendant's Death

Failure To Depressurize Cabin Caused Fatal Fall

The NTSB has determined pilot error led to an American Airlines flight attendant being sucked out of an airplane following an emergency landing in Miami more than five years ago.

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JMSDF Takes Delivery Of Its First EH101

Fourteen Helicopters Ordered For Japanese Defense Force

AgustaWestland announced Friday the delivery by Kawasaki of the first of 14 EH101 helicopters to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF).

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Embry-Riddle Hosts Summit On Future of Aviation Maintenance

Issues Facing Future Technicians Will Be Addressed

Earlier this week, Aero-News reported on an upcoming symposium on aircraft training being conducted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Now comes word ERAU's Charles Taylor Department of Aviation Maintenance Science, at the Daytona Beach, FL campus, will host a "Future of Aviation Maintenance" Summit as well, on May 24-26, 2006.

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Boeing Board Now Faces One-Year Terms

Also: 'Shali' Retires... And There's A Daley In Their Midst

In its regulatory filing Thursday, Boeing announced all members of the company's board of directors must now be elected annually, instead of every three years.

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Visalia Releases Its Own Report On Fatal Accident

Cites Firefighters Who Contributed To Delayed Response

The city of Visalia, CA is taking disciplinary action against four firefighters in the wake of a January 13 plane crash just shy of the city's airport.

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FL TFR: 03.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2741 Issue Date: March 03, 2006 at 12:03 UTC Location: Ft. Lauderdale/Boca Raton, Florida Beginning Date and Time: March 06, 2006 at 15:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 06, 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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FL TFR: 03.06.06 - 03.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2740 Issue Date: March 03, 2006 at 12:00 UTC Location: Ft Myers/Naples, Florida Beginning Date and Time: March 06, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 07, 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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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 03.03.06

Tom Turner Tackles Aero-Insurance

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.03.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.03.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner Talks Aero-Insurance: 03.03.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Tom Turner Talking Aero-Insurance.)

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner Talks Insurance 03.03.06

How much do you pay for aircraft insurance? How did you decide to pay? Did you consider insurance before you decided on a plane? These are questions that every pilot has to face at one point or ano

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-05-02 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-05-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747-200F, 747-200C, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F series airplanes.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.03.06

The FAA talks about user fees... what is... what isn't... and what's to come.

How do pilots feel about a pay-as-you-go system?

And the NTSB issues its probable cause findings in the

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.03.06

The FAA talks about user fees... what is... what isn't... and what's to come.

How do pilots feel about a pay-as-you-go system?

And the NTSB issues its probable cause findings in the

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American Airlines Begins Flights From Love Field

And They're Just Thrilled

They would prefer not to be there in the first place, and they're probably gonna lose money on every plane that comes through. It was with this cheery outlook that American Airlines began flying from Dallas' Love Field Thursday, competing with Southwest Airlines on its home turf for the first time since 2001.

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Pilot Killed In Accident Was Talking On Cell Phone

Hit Power Lines At Night

The pilot of a Cessna 182D that went down after striking power lines the night of February 23 was talking on a cell phone when the accident occurred, according to the NTSB Preliminary Report released Thursday.

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NASA Hopes MRO Continues Recent Streak Of Successes

Set To Enter Martian Orbit March 10

One week from Friday, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is expected to begin orbiting the Red Planet, after a seven-month journey from Earth.

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Klyde Morris 03.03.06

Klyde Keeps Up The Olympic Spirit... In His Own Way

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Flight Attendant Panics On VA Flight

Stay Calm... We're All Gonna Die!

Virgin Atlantic has launched an investigation into claims a flight attendant aboard a flight from London-Gatwick to Las Vegas earlier this week panicked when the Boeing 747 hit severe turbulence.

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Ramstein Airmen Train Iraqis To Fly, Fix C-130s

First Airlift Squadron Of New Iraqi Government

A pilot, navigator and enlisted maintainers from Germany's Ramstein Air Force Base were deployed to Iraq from August through January to train their Iraqi counterparts to fly and maintain the Iraqi 23rd Squadron’s three C-130Es at Ali Base, Iraq. The C-130s make up the first Iraqi airlift squadron under the country's new government.

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Columbia Aircraft Announces IPO... 'Initial Purchase Option'

What Did You Think We Were Talking About?

Columbia Aircraft announced Thursday a retail incentive for first-time aircraft buyers called Columbia IPO (Initial Purchase Option).

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Voyager Software Chosen As Flight Planner For Eclipse's JetComplete Program

Seattle Avionics Software announced Thursday that Eclipse Aviation has chosen an Eclipse-specific version of the Voyager Flight Software System as the exclusive flight planning solution to be used by pilots participating in the Eclipse JetComplete program.

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USAF Pilots Will Train On Diamond DA20-C1s

Doss Aviation Wins Bid To Supply USAFA With Trainers

Aero-News has learned the US Air Force Air Education Training Command has selected Doss Aviation of Colorado Springs as provider of the Initial Flight Screening (IFS) program for USAF Pilots. Doss was selected from three finalist bidders, all of whom had bid with a customized version of Diamond's DA20-C1.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (03.03.06): Aging Aircraft

Aero-Tips!

In 1985 I bought a tail-dragging 1946 Cessna 120. I had a lot of fun, and learned a lot about flying, for seven years in that machine. Family and friends wondered aloud about the wisdom of buying a then-39-years-old airplane.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.03.06)

Aero-Linx!

Fighter Pilots have their mission planned out from minute one. Corporate America is a dog eat dog world, why not incorporate some of the strategies that fighter pilots use and kick some corporate ass?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.03.06): B.O.H.I.C.A.

B.O.H.I.C.A. Bend Over, Here It Comes Again. Usually used to describe another undesirable assignment. Probably very over used at people’s jobs.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.03.06)

"We're crashing, we're crashing, we're crashing!" Source: An unnamed flight attendant aboard a Virgin Atlantic flight this week from Gatwick to Las Vegas. The Boeing 747 encountered severe turbulence inflight, with enough force to pitch one passenger out of his seat and onto the ceiling. By and large, though, passengers reportedly handled the crisis calmly... until the flight attendant started to scream.

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