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June 18, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Crafts 06.19.06

Ever fly a tail-wheel aircraft? It takes special training, as Tom Turner explains in this edition of Aero-Crafts.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing 06.19.06

One dead in an Illinois mid-air...

A Canadian judge wants another public inquiry into aviation safety...

And what was a Saudi pilot with a revoked FAA ticket doing taking flight les

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ANN Daily Touch and Go: 06.19.06

One dead in an Illinois mid-air...

A Canadian judge wants another public inquiry into aviation safety...

And what was a Saudi pilot with a revoked FAA ticket doing taking flight les

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Pilot Identified In Illinois Midair Collision

Second Pilot Able To Land Safely

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 06.18.06 2020 EDT: The pilot lost in Sunday morning's accident near Illinois Valley Regional Airport has been identified as 55-year-old Christopher Good from Wisconsin.

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NASA Gives Discovery Thumbs Up For July 1 Launch

Flight Readiness Review "Intensive and Spirited"

After two days of "intensive and spirited" debate and deliberation, NASA's Flight Readiness Review (FRR) Board gave the green light for a July 1 launch of Space Shuttle Discovery.

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Opponents Fear Supersized LGB Terminal Foreshadows Additional Flights

Smaller Field An Attractive Alternative To LAX

Frequent flyers and some Long Beach, CA, residents are at odds over expansion plans for the Long Beach Airport terminal.

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Outcome Of Varig's Rough Landing Still Unknown

Broken Gear Adds Insult To Ailing Airline

As if bankruptcy and $3.5 million in debt wasn't enough for Varig, Brazil's oldest airline, a piece of the landing gear of a company MD-11 apparently fell off Friday on landing in the capital city of Brasilia, closing the runway for nearly two hours.

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HondaJet Will Be More Revealing at AirVenture 2006

Unconventional Design A Featured Draw

AirVenture 2005's quick peek at the HondaJet will give way to full-on stares and close-up inspections of Honda's experimental very light jet (VLJ) at AirVenture 2006 in Oshkosh.

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Florida Congressmen File Motion To Keep Palm Beach Radar

Representatives Cite Safety Concerns Of Consolidation

South Florida congressional representatives and air traffic controllers are fighting to block the folding of Palm Beach International (PBI) Airport's approach control into Miami's Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON).

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Pueblo Lands Air Force Pilot School

Doss Aviation To Screen Potential Pilots

By September of this year, the Pueblo (CO) Memorial Airport will be cranking out 1,300 new pilots a year, the best destined for the US Air Force.

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United Airlines May Trade Windy For Hilly

San Francisco In Running For Headquarters Move

Just days after UAL Corp. announced it would fire 1,000 salaried and management workers to save $100 million, the parent company of United Airlines announced it is considering a headquarters relocation to cut even more costs.

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Red Eyes On The Red Eye

Man Disrupts AirTran Flight

Salvatore Dilapi, of New York, apparently turned from ordinary drunk to "plane" drunk on June 15 when the 38-year old demanded more alcohol to finish his Palm Beach-bound AirTran flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.18.06): Traffic In Sight

Aero-Tips!

What change in responsibility occurs when you tell a controller you have called-out traffic in sight?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.18.06)

Aero-Linx!

The words from the men who flew the WWII birds to victory. Some of the comments were not always good.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.18.06): GNSS

Aero-Terms!

Global Navigation Satellite System -- a network of satellites that transmit high-frequency radio signals containing time and distance data that can be picked up by a receiver, allowing the user to pinpoint their precise location anywhere around the globe.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.18.06)

"There were many different viewpoints about whether we were ready to fly, and we’ve decided that we are ... This is a matter of programmatic risk, not crew risk. The shuttle will be retired in 2010. We need to accept some programmatic risk and get on with it. That is not the same as accepting crew risk."

Source: NASA Administrator Mike Griffin, during Saturday's announcement that the agency has cleared the Shuttle Discovery for a July 1 launch, despite objections from NASA's safety engineer and chief engineer that a "No Go" decision for launch should be posted until the foam surrounding the external fuel tank's 37 ice/frost ramps can be redesigned. FMI: www.nasa.gov

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NY TFR: 06.19.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0013 Issue Date: June 16, 2006 at 16:59 UTC Location: Kings Point, New York Beginning Date and Time: June 19, 2006 at 12:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 19, 2006 at 17:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AD: Actuator Nut Assembly

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-25 MANUFACTURER: Actuator Nut Assembly SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-25 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Machine-Diecron, Inc. (GMD) actuator nut assembly, part number (P/N) GMD115-810029-17 and P/N GMD115-810029-23, that are installed on certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (Raytheon) (formerly Beech) airplanes that are not equipped with a hydraulic main landing gear (MLG) or modified to a hydraulic MLG.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-26 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-26 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER series airplanes.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-24 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-24 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company(GE) CF6-45/-50 series turbofan engines.

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