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August 13, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.14.06

The fallout continues from last week's discovery of a terror plot against commercial aviation

And some of that fallout is actually good for the war on drugs.

And Russia's air force

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Crafts 08.14.06

It's increasingly popular for pilots to fly high up on cross-country trips.  More and more pilots realize the benefits of cruising above 10,000 feet, and even into the lower flight levels, in

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.14.06

The fallout continues from last week's discovery of a terror plot against commercial aviation

And some of that fallout is actually good for the war on drugs.

And Russia's air force

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AeroBlue Protests The Use of Eminent Domain 'To Destroy Solberg Airport'

AeroBlue, a 'Grassroots Network' dedicated to improving aviation's contributions to the economy and quality of life is protesting attempts to use Eminent Domain to limit improvements to a New Jersey Airport. The organization is criticizing Readington Township as it begins its third Eminent Domain attempt to prevent transportation improvements.

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Updated UK TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/6101 Issue Date : August 12, 2006 at 3:27 UTC Type : Security

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ISS Gets Ready To Grow

ISS Status Report #37

This week on the International Space Station crew members refurbished their exercise treadmill, prepared areas inside and out for an imminent expansion of their home and took a couple of special calls to discuss soccer and food in space.

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Tuskegee Airmen Choose SC Teen As Scholarship Award Recipient

The Tuskegee Airmen Inc., in partnership with Pratt & Whitney, has awarded Joshua S. Cunningham of Columbia, South Carolina, the 2006 Golden Eagle Scholarship. The four-year, $20,000 award recognizes a high school senior who has demonstrated an aptitude for aerospace technology and aviation.

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Avionica: satLINK Iridium Communications Module Now Available

Avionica has announced the availability of satLINK, an Iridium satellite-based voice and data communications alternative. 

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C-130s Hit Jackpot Over Baghdad

A C-130 unit assigned to Balad Air Base, Iraq, is carrying a fairly conventional piece of equipment throughout the skies over the Central Command area of responsibility in an unconventional way.

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It Ain't All Bad News: Frankfurt Airport Records Highest Passenger Count Ever

Airfreight Also Records New Monthly Peak

After this week's events, it might take a while for one of Germany's most popular airports to make a run on a record just set but Frankfurt Airport (FRA) recorded a new record passenger count in July.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (08.13.06): Bow Echoes

Aero-Tips!

We hear about them a lot out here in Kansas... but for many "bow echo" is a new term.  Here's why you need to know the implications of this phenomenon.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.13.06)

Aero-Linx!

Melvin Durai on aviation. A morning giggle, be careful not to spew ultra-grande caramel latte mocha whatever on your computer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.13.06): MOA

Aero-Terms!

Military Operations Area -- Established for the purpose of separating certain military training activities from IFR traffic. Keep your eyes open if you’re VFR!

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.13.06)

"Their destructive plan to take control of Solberg Airport is based on unfounded accusations and will permanently damage the New Jersey economy and harm quality of life for generations."

Source: From a statement made to ANN by AeroBlue.Org, an organization that is organizing local residents and business leaders to call their state legislators to oppose continued abuses of Eminent Domain and damage to the economic infrastructure via threats to airport like Solberg, NJ.

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AZ TFR: 08.15.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5990 Issue Date : August 11, 2006 at 12:34 UTC Location : Phoenix, Arizona Beginning Date and Time : August 15, 2006 at 17:40 UTC Ending Date and Time : August 15, 2006 at 20:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type : VIP

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VA TFR: 08.15.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/6092 Issue Date : August 12, 2006 at 0:01 UTC Location : McLean, Virginia near WASHINGTON VOR/DME (DCA) Beginning Date and Time : August 15, 2006 at 13:30 UTC Ending Date and Time : August 15, 2006 at 19:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type : VIP

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/6126 Issue Date : August 12, 2006 at 16:41 UTC Type : Hazards

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OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/6132 Issue Date : August 12, 2006 at 17:34 UTC Type : Hazards

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FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/6163 Issue Date : August 13, 2006 at 0:55 UTC Type : Hazards

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OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/6131 Issue Date : August 12, 2006 at 17:32 UTC Type : Hazards

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ID TFR: 08.16.06 -- 08.17.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5997 Issue Date : August 11, 2006 at 13:14 UTC Location : Boise, Idaho Beginning Date and Time : August 16, 2006 at 21:20 UTC Ending Date and Time : August 17, 2006 at 0:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type : VIP

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/6123 Issue Date : August 12, 2006 at 14:42 UTC Type : Hazards

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/6122 Issue Date : August 12, 2006 at 14:29 UTC Type : Hazards

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NM TFR: 08.15.06 -- 08.16.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/5992 Issue Date : August 11, 2006 at 12:42 UTC Location : Roswell, New Mexico Beginning Date and Time : August 15, 2006 at 21:20 UTC Ending Date and Time : August 16, 2006 at 0:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type : VIP

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/6159 Issue Date : August 12, 2006 at 22:44 UTC Type : Hazards

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