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July 18, 2006

OSH Special Feature: EAA's Dick Knapinski On The Road To Oshkosh 07.19.06

Final preparations -- and a movie premier! -- all part of the week leading up to the world's greatest airshow.

ANN's Oshkosh Special Programming Lead Sponsor:

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.19.06

Hezbollah has some surprises up its sleeve... cruise missiles and long-range rockets.

Los Angeles moves to ban Stage-2 aircraft from Van Nuys...

And now that the shuttle Discovery i

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ANN Special Feature: www.globalsecurity.org Exec. Dir. John Pike on the Mideast Conflict 07.19.06

New developments in the Middle East since war broke out between Israel and Hezbollah guerillas based in southern Lebanon. For one thing... Hezbollah has new and improved rockets that can reach fart

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.19.06

Hezbollah has some surprises up its sleeve... cruise missiles and long-range rockets.

Los Angeles moves to ban Stage-2 aircraft from Van Nuys...

And now that the shuttle Discovery i

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Discovery's Back... But Did The Bird Droppings Make It?

Inquiring Reporters Want To Know

Could avian leavings be something NASA should consider for a future heat shield material?

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VistaJet Orders Three Challenger 605s

Bombardier Aerospace announced Tuesday that Swiss business charter operator VistaJet has placed a firm order for three Bombardier Challenger 605 business jets, and has placed options for two additional aircraft. It is the first and largest multiple aircraft order placed by a European company for the new jet.

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Embraer Touts Executive Jet Order Backlog At Farnborough

Reports Phenom Jets Have Logged Over 235 Orders

Embraer celebrated its stout order book for its line of business jet at a Tuesday press conference at the 45th Farnborough International Air Show.

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CTA Upholds Canadian User Fees

Will Go Into Effect In 2008

Aero-News has learned the Canadian Transportation Agency, over the objections of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and the Helicopter Association of Canada, has given its approval to a daily fee of $10 applying to aircraft operating out of international airports in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

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Voyager FPS and ANN Bring YOU The Weather In Oshkosh For Tuesday: 07.18.06

As Provided By Seattle Avionics And ANN!

This morning's weather report and airspace update are shown updated at 7:00 AM EDT 07.18.06.

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United Opts To Stay In Chicago

Windy Over Hilly, After All

Just as becoming Boeing's new hometown a few years ago was a feather in the city of Chicago's cap... so would the loss of United Airlines' headquarters have been more like a tar-and-feathering. But Chicago city fathers can breathe a bit easier now. United says it plans to stay.

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A380 Takes Center Stage At Farnborough

For Better, Or Worse...

Is it an impressive display of technological advancement... or an oversized representative of recent whale-sized missteps in the world of commercial aviation? We don't mean to sound like we're bashing Airbus... but with the A380 superjumbo on display, and flying in the skies over the Farnborough Air Show, it's a question many are asking.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 07.18.06

Two Industry Leaders Weigh In On GA's Next Generation

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.18.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.18.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Doings At Diamond: 07.18.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Diamond Aircraft President Peter Maurer.) Read More

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An American Original Turns 60

Navions Unite At AirVenture 2006

From the top of the canopy to the bottom of the tires, they stand nine feet high. They come from hallowed bloodlines. They are the only general aviation aircraft ever certified for aircraft carrier landings. They are Navion... and they are turning 60 this year.

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2967 Issue Date: July 17, 2006 at 16:32 UTC Location: South of Kanosh, Utah near CEDAR CITY VOR/DME (CDC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2977 Issue Date: July 17, 2006 at 17:32 UTC Location: 21 Miles South of Blythe, California near BLYTHE VORTAC (BLH) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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WY TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2972 Issue Date: July 17, 2006 at 17:08 UTC Location: Douglas, Wyoming near HIPSHER VOR/DME (IIP) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248

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FL TFR: 07.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2940 Issue Date: July 17, 2006 at 16:05 UTC Location: Tampa, Florida near ST PETERSBURG VORTAC (PIE) Beginning Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 14:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 17:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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GA TFR: 07.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2995 Issue Date: July 17, 2006 at 19:22 UTC Location: Savannah/Fort Stewart, Georgia Beginning Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 18:10 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 21:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FL TFR: 07.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2938 Issue Date: July 17, 2006 at 16:02 UTC Location: Tampa, Florida near ST PETERSBURG VORTAC (PIE) Beginning Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 14:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 17:35 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: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2966 Issue Date: July 17, 2006 at 16:20 UTC Location: Oak City, Utah near DELTA VORTAC (DTA) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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AD: Twin Commander

AD NUMBER: 2006-15-01 MANUFACTURER: Twin Commander SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-15-01 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Twin Commander Aircraft Corporation (Twin Commander) Models 690, 690A, and 690B airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-14-07 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-14-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 737 series airplanes.

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AD: Mitsubishi

AD NUMBER: 2006-14-08 MANUFACTURER: Mitsubishi SUBJECT: Document1 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for some Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) MU-2B series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-14-09 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-14-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300, and A340-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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Historic Puerto Rico GA Airport Saved!

Isla Grande Economic Analysis Sways Politicos

The Ports Authority of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States, has announced that Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila has "welcomed and accepted the recommendation to allow the Fernando Ribas Dominicci Airport (TJIG) to remain open."

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Israel Denies Hezbollah Claims Of Fighter Shootdown

Fighting Continues For Sixth Straight Day

Contrary to how it may look on video, Israel says that wasn't one of their F-16 fighters that Lebanese television stations showed falling from the sky in flames Monday.

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Helo Pilot Dies At Controls Shortly Before Takeoff

Had Recently Passed FAA Medical

They called him Stan... Paul Kaiser, a 32-year veteran of the Columbus, OH police aviation unit. Day after day, night after night... he was the eye in the sky looking over the shoulders of officers on the ground, alerting them to suspects -- and dangers -- they couldn't see from the ground.

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Boeing 787 Chief Unfazed By Airbus A350 XWB Intro

Company In Talks For As Many As 1,000 New Dreamliners

After all the to-do from Toulouse (via Farnborough) Monday, as Airbus announced its new family of midsize widebodied aircraft... you might be wondering how Boeing reacted to news of the new and improved A350.

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Aero-News Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2006 Staff

Say Hello To Pete Tobin And Aleta Vinas!

With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture 2006 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough... ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. Fortunately, this year we'll have some help.

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Sky Arrow Lets Pilots Fly with Their Hands

Disabled Pilot Option Offers A New Option

One of the great things about the new LSA program is the acceleration of new and innovative technologies to make flying more accessible for pilots. Sky Arrow, manufactured by Iniziative Industriali Italiane (3I) of Italy, has come up with an option on their aircraft that now allows disabled sport pilots to operate the aircraft's rudder using the left hand, instead of their legs. 

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Today's Lesson: Don't Shoot Deer From Helicopters

If We've Told You Once...

We imagine that in hindsight, Luke O'More is wishing he'd just stayed on the ground.

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Japanese Students Fly Battery-Powered Plane

No, Not A Remote-Controlled Model

Got any spare batteries lying around the house? You know... household batteries, the kind you use for flashlights, stereos and the like... and if the Japanese have a say... one day you might just be able to power an airplane with those Duracells, too.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.18.06): Buy The Weight

Aero-Tips!

Considering purchase of a specific airplane? Ask the seller to give you a copy of the Weight and Balance information before you go any further.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.18.06)

Aero-Linx!

Want to have your Cessna 152 painted like the Thunderbirds?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.18.06): King Post

Aero-Terms!

A tubular post extending upward from a wing to support structural (ground) wires which hold the wing up on a hang glider.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.18.06)

"There were no surprises. The new A350 was as expected. The biggest mystery perhaps was whether they were going to stick with the name, which they more or less did."

Source: Mike Bair, head of Boeing's 787 program, on Monday's annoucement by Airbus of the new A350-XWB family of airliners.

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