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June 02, 2006

IA TFR: 06.02.06 - 06.05.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8778 Issue Date: June 02, 2006 at 16:19 UTC Location: Davenport, Iowa near DAVENPORT VORTAC (CVA) Beginning Date and Time: June 02, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 05, 2006 at 0:01 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Molin (MOL) Air Traffic Control Tower, 309-799-5195

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8763 Issue Date: June 01, 2006 at 21:26 UTC Location: 6 Nautical Miles Southeast, Prescott, Arizona near DRAKE VORTAC (DRK) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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Tango Tango Back Home Following Berlin ILA 2006

Work Underway On "White 3", Bf-109s

The folks at Legend Flyers and Air Assets told ANN Friday that after a spectacular showing at this year's Berlin Air Show, the group's Messerschmitt 262 replica "Tango Tango" is now safely back home in Manching, Germany, after an uneventful flight.

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Raytheon Says Function And Reliability Testing Complete On Hawker 4000

In Fact, It Was Done Last Friday... Before FAA Deadline

Days after reporting the company had asked for an extension on the time granted by the FAA to complete certification testing for its Hawker 4000 super-midsized business jet, officials at Raytheon have announced a major milestone on that journey has been completed.

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'You Didn't Misplace My Luggage, You Misplaced My Kid'

Two Boys, Two Tickets, One Plane To South Bend

Lucas Rios was tired. So when the 14-year old boy flying unaccompanied from Colorado Springs, CO, to

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FAM Drops Bullets, Blows Cover

Gimme Back My Bullets

A federal air marshal Thursday decided it wasn't worth the trip after he dropped his bullets while boarding a flight at Chicago's Midway Airport.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 06.02.06

The Air War In Afghanistan

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.02.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.02.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Air War In Afghanistan: 06.02.06 (ANN Special Feature, with ANN Senior Correspondent Kevin O'Brien on the air war in Afghanistan.)

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ISS Crew Gets A Little More Time

Spacewalk Extended, But Tee Time Postponed

ANN REAL TIME NEWS: 0545 EDT -- Both crewmen aboard the International Space Station got to spend a bit more time outside the vehicle, continuing a spacewalk aimed at performing several maintenance procedures.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.02.06

Something new in the sky over Kerrville, Texas...

A military helo down in South Georgia...

And just when you thought the skies were clearing for Delta...

...and more.

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ANN Special Feature: Sr. Correspondent Kevin O'Brien on the Air War In Afghanistan 2006.06.02

We're lucky in a lot of ways to have Senior Correspondent Kevin O'Brien on board... but perhaps most lucky in the sense that he's one of those guys who's been there and done that. As a special forc

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Northwest Says It's Time To Grow

Plans To Add Routes Flying 757s

It may be something of a surprise to hear that Northwest Airlines, which has been shucking costs wherever possible, plans to grow again -- perhaps as early as next year.

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UT TFR: 06.09.06 - 06.10.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8679 Issue Date: June 01, 2006 at 9:52 UTC Location: Salt Lake City, Hill AFB, Utah near OGDEN VORTAC (OGD) Beginning Date and Time: June 09, 2006 at 23:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 10, 2006 at 0:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High Performance Aerial Demonstration Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (S56) TRACON, 801-325-9670

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IL TFR: 06.05.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8745 Issue Date: June 01, 2006 at 18:35 UTC Location: Chicago, Illinois Beginning Date and Time: June 05, 2006 at 21:05 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 05, 2006 at 23:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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UT TFR: 06.09.06 - 06.10.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8680 Issue Date: June 01, 2006 at 9:54 UTC Location: Salt Lake, Hill AFB, Utah near OGDEN VORTAC (OGD) Beginning Date and Time: June 09, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 11, 2006 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: A USAF Thunderbirds High performance aerial demonstration Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (S56) TRACON, 801-325-9670

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UT TFR: 06.08.06 - 06.11.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8681 Issue Date: June 01, 2006 at 9:56 UTC Location: Salt Lake City, Hill AFB, Virginia near OGDEN VORTAC (OGD) Beginning Date and Time: June 08, 2006 at 18:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 11, 2006 at 23:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: USAF Tunderbirds High performance aerial demonstration Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (S56) TRACON, 801-325-9670

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AD: Eurocopter

AD NUMBER: 2003-21-09R1 MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2003-21-09R1 SUMMARY: This amendment revises an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (ECF) Model AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N helicopters that currently requires certain checks of the magnetic chip detector plug (chip detector) and the main gearbox (MGB) oil-sight glass, certain inspections of the lubrication pump (pump), and replacing the MGB and the pump with an airworthy MGB and pump, if necessary.

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Mooney Aircraft Company Announces Its New Ovation3

Billed As Fastest Normally-Aspirated Single Available

It's a new month... and with it comes a new airplane from Mooney Airplane Company. Less than 60 days after announcing its turbonormalized Acclaim at the Lakeland Fly-In, Mooney announced Thursday the introduction of its new 310-horsepower Ovation3.

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NASA's Hale Stresses Need For Continuous Improvement On Shuttle Program

More Changes To External Tank On Tap After Discovery's Flight

A lot has been done... but there's still a lot of work to do. That was the word from space shuttle program manager Wayne Hale Wednesday, as he told reporters that while Discovery is slated to fly into orbit next month with a much-modified -- and hopefully safer -- external fuel tank, scientists have not stopped looking for more ways to reduce the likelihood that insulating foam will break off during launch, and potentially damage the orbiter.

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Delta CFO Says Carrier Still Has A Long Way To Go

Pilots Contract Only Part Of Delta's Woes

You would think now that pilots at Delta Air Lines have agreed to a 14-percent pay cut, and the judge overseeing Delta's bankruptcy has okayed it as well (albeit over the objections of the federal Pension Board Guaranty Corporation) the Atlanta-based airline should be flying high, right? Wrong.

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Five Cessna Workers Arrested On Immigration Charges

Used Forged Documents To Get Jobs

It only takes a quick look at the newspapers to see that illegal immigration is a hot-button issue in America these days... but imagine the surprise on the floor at Cessna's Wichita, KS plant Wednesday when agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement walked in and arrested five workers.

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Sikorsky, China Team Up On Helo Development

Second Time Companies Have Worked Together

Sikorsky Aircraft and China Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II) announced Thursday the two companies have signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration on the development and manufacture of civil helicopters.

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Klyde Morris 06.02.06

Pilots Grumble And Complain? How Can You Say That, Klyde?

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Adam Aircraft Announces 'Tip-To-Tail' Maintenance Program

Partnership With JSSI Supports A500, A700 Planes

Representatives with JSSI (Jet Support Services, Inc.) and Adam Aircraft introduced Thursday their new "Tip-to-Tail" hourly maintenance cost guarantee programs, which the two companies developed exclusively for the Adam A500 twin-engine piston and A700 AdamJet aircraft.

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More Than Just Planes At Stake In Upcoming Tanker Wars

Is Airbus A Serious Competitor?

Let me ask you... do you honestly think Airbus can really outfly Boeing in the upcoming Air Force tanker competition? After all, the Boeing KC-135 is an icon... a staple in American military aviation. So would it gall you if a tanker from the land of DeGaulle took its place?

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So... What's The Latest On Phillippe Patricio?

Joyriding Pilot's Case Still Up In The Air (But He Isn't)

Have you noticed there's not been a verdict in the case of accused drunk, joyriding pilot Phillippe Patricio? That's because the case has been continued... in fact, it was just continued a second time in Danbury, CT court.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.02.06): What Is Airworthy?

Aero-Tips!

Uphold a high personal standard of aircraft airworthiness. Ultimately it's not a matter of legality; it's protection of your life and the lives of your passengers that is the definitive measure of airworthiness.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.02.06)

Aero-Linx!

One of a kind furniture, wood aviation sculptures and recently bronze limited edition aviation pieces.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.02.06): Flight Level

Aero-Terms!

A level of constant atmospheric pressure related to a reference datum of 29.92 inches of mercury. Flight Level starts at 18,000 feet or FL180.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.02.06)

"We look forward to exploring many potential projects with AVIC II for both the Chinese and international marketplace. We are excited about the opportunity to execute projects outlined in the current MOU that create additional areas of cooperation in the future."

Source: Sikorsky vice president for corporate strategy and advanced programs Carey Bond, on the announcement Thursday of a Memorandum of Understanding between the American helicopter manufacturer and China's Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II) for joint development and production of light, intermediate, and medium-duty helicopters.

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