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April 05, 2006

Aero-News Alert: FAA Says NATCA Contract Negotiations Have Reached An 'Impasse'

After receiving a “best and final” contract proposal more costly than what the air traffic controllers union indicated publicly last week, the FAA ended contract negotiations with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) Wednesday (today).

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Mooney Ovation2 GX Sets Speed Record Enroute To Lakeland

Mooney's Vice President of Sales and Marketing and one of the company’s demonstration pilots established a new world record for speed over a recognized course in an Ovation2 GX on Sunday, April 2, 2006 enroute from Wichita, KS to Lakeland, Florida.

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Delta Pilots Overwhelmingly OK Strike

First The Rage, Now The Fury

Last week, Delta pilots staged a series of practice strikes throughout the nation, most notably at the airline's home airport in Atlanta. That was, we reported at the time, a demonstration of pilots' outrage against threatened pay cuts by Delta management.

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Citation Mustang Program Accumulates More Than 850 Flight Hours

The Cessna Citation Mustang program proceeds rapidly toward eventual certification and first delivery, both scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2006: The Mustang prototype, serial number 0001 and serial number 0002 have accumulated more than 850 total flight hours...

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New Piper Announces New Dealership For UK, Spain And Related Territories

New Piper Aircraft tells ANN that Piper Generalvertretung Deutschland AG (Piper AG), a long-standing Piper dealer, is expanding operations to include sales, parts and service for the United Kingdom, Spain and related territories. 

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Adam Aircraft Anticipates Full FAA Cert For A500 By End Of Year

Night/IFR TIA Expected Next Week

At the Adam Aircraft press luncheon Tuesday afternoon at Lakeland 2006, company president Joe Walker brought attendees up to speed on the status of the FAA Type Certificate on the A500 inline twin turboprop.

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Bill Stein Joins ACAP's eXtreme Airshow Challenge Series

EVQ/ACAP announces that Bill Stein, veteran airshow performer and former Red Baron Squadron member will be joining the eXtreme Airshow Challenge as a 2006 contender.

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Somebody, Buy This Bird Dog

Will Your Wife Believe It Followed You Home?

I love Bird Dogs. Not bird dogs -- not that there's anything wrong with, say, an English Springer Spaniel. I'm talking about the L-19/ O-1 Bird Dog series of liaison and observation airplanes, that were used by the US Army, Marines and Air Force in the period from 1950 through the early 70s, and by many foreign services.

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SkyTote To Demonstrate High-Speed Flight With Vertical Takeoff

Air Force Research Laboratory scientists are working on a novel unmanned air vehicle called SkyTote that will take off and land vertically like a helicopter, but also transition into horizontal flight like a conventional aircraft.

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Boeing Selects Goodrich for 787 Flight Deck Entry Video Surveillance System

Boeing has selected Goodrich Corporation to provide a Flight Deck Entry Video Surveillance System for the new 787 Dreamliner. The system, offered as option to 787 customers, will provide flight crews with a complete view of the aircraft flight deck entry area in order to enhance cockpit security and ultimately, overall aircraft safety.

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Cutter Aviation Names Regional Charter Sales Manager

Cutter Aviation has made a new appointment to its staff, naming 13-year aviation veteran Phil Scharber as their Regional Charter Sales Manager. Scharber is responsible for the sales of turbine and turbo-prop aircraft into Cutter’s Flight Management Depart under management and leaseback opportunities, as well as charter sales.

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NC TFR: 04.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4750 Issue Date: April 04, 2006 at 19:03 UTC Location: Atlantic Field, North Carolina near NEW BERN VOR/DME (EWN) Beginning Date and Time: April 07, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 07, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Explosive ordinance detonation Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-8276

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New Piper Goes All-Avidyne

Equips Seminole With The Avidyne Entegra Integrated Flight Deck

Avidyne Corporation has confirmed that New Piper Aircraft has selected the Avidyne Entegra integrated flight deck for its entire fleet of 11 popular aircraft models by equipping the PA-44 Seminole multi-engine trainer with the Entegra system.

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Bensen Days: LFINO Leaps Into Public View

Innovative Jump Gyro Points Way To One Possible Future

Figuring out why Dick DeGraw designs unusual rotorcraft is easy, if you talk to him. Dick builds because he loves solving engineering problems. Each one he solves creates even more unexpected problems, and he likes solving them, too.

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Diamond Selects Avidyne To Provide Traffic Advisory Systems

Avidyne TAS600 Series to be Factory Option on DA20, DA40 and DA42 Aircraft

Diamond Aircraft has selected the Avidyne TAS600 series of active-surveillance traffic advisory systems as factory options for Diamond's DA20, DA40 and DA42 aircraft. Diamond's selection of Avidyne expands the traffic advisory capabilities of Diamond's aircraft lineup and highlights Avidyne's expanding presence as a full-line avionics supplier.

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Military C-5 Crew Recovers From Dover Accident

Seventeen People Recovering After Surviving C-5 Crash

Seventeen people are in various stages of recovery after surviving a C-5 aircraft crash less than a mile from Dover Air Force Base's southern perimeter Monday.

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AeroConversions Releases 'Dial-A-Speed' Trim Sytem

Proving that there is no rest for the weary, Sonex Aircraft, LLC has made yet another addition to its rapidly expanding AeroConversions product line. The AeroConversions Trim System is a simple and attractive trim solution for sport aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.05.06): Closing Your Flight Plan

Aero-Tips!

Runway in sight, you glide down to the runway. You've completed a flight on a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) or Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan... how do you tell the system you've safely completed your flight?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.05.06)

Aero-Linx!

Can you build a jet pack from plans you buy on the internet?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.05.06): Control Bar

Aero-Terms!

A triangular arrangement of tubing used as a part of the structure of hang gliders. The pilot holds the bottom (base) tube and moves it to control the glider.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.05.06)

"Thankfully, there were no fatalities or injuries, and by the grace of God the aircraft didn't explode." Source: Air Force Col. Chad T. Manske, 436th Airlift Wing vice commander and current acting commander of the wing, commenting on Monday's C-5 accident. 

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NC TFR: 04.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4672 Issue Date: April 04, 2006 at 13:25 UTC Location: Charlotte, North Carolina Beginning Date and Time: April 06, 2006 at 13:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 06, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MO TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4758 Issue Date: April 04, 2006 at 20:42 UTC Location: Carutherville, Missouri near DYERSBURG VORTAC (DYR) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: April 04, 2006 at 23:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for disaster relief Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Memphis (ZME) Center, 901-368-8234

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CT TFR: 04.05.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4667 Issue Date: April 04, 2006 at 10:40 UTC Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut Beginning Date and Time: April 05, 2006 at 13:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 05, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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