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August 29, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.30.06

The FAA admits... there should have been two in the tower at Lexington...

NASA rolls the shuttle in... and rolls it out again... all in the same day.

And talk about a miracle in the

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ANN Special Feature: NTSB News Conference On Comair 5191 Crash (Tuesday's Briefing) 08.30.06

The FAA has reportedly admitted the tower at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, was understaffed when a Comair CRJ-100 attempted to take-off from the wrong runway on Sunday. 49 of the 50 peopl

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.30.06

The FAA admits... there should have been two in the tower at Lexington...

NASA rolls the shuttle in... and rolls it out again... all in the same day.

And talk about a miracle in the

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8105 Issue Date: August 28, 2006 at 22:07 UTC Location: Santa Clarita, California near VAN NUYS VOR/DME (VNY) 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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MT TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8123 Issue Date: August 29, 2006 at 0:40 UTC Location: Condon, Montana near MISSOULA VOR/DME (MSO) 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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WA TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8157 Issue Date: August 29, 2006 at 14:13 UTC Location: Mazama, Washington near PRINCETON VORTAC (YDC) 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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OR TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8193 Issue Date: August 29, 2006 at 15:56 UTC Location: Dayville, Oregon near KIMBERLY VORTAC (IMB) 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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WA TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8213 Issue Date: August 29, 2006 at 17:18 UTC Location: Conconully, Washington 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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V.I. TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8248 Issue Date: August 29, 2006 at 18:37 UTC Location: Northern Side of Pineros Island, Virgin Islands of the U.S. near SAN JUAN VORTAC (SJU) Beginning Date and Time: August 30, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 30, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For Ordinance Disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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IN TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8262 Issue Date: August 29, 2006 at 19:25 UTC Location: Gary, Indiana near CHICAGO HEIGHTS VORTAC (CGT) Beginning Date and Time: August 31, 2006 at 15:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 04, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Gary Lake Front Miller Beach Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Chicago (C90) TRACON, 847-608-5654

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ID TFR: UFN

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8270 Issue Date: August 29, 2006 at 20:11 UTC Type: Hazards

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NBAA Convention To Host Unveiling Of Cessna's New CJ4

Latest Addition To CJ Line Features New Wing, Williams Engines

Cessna Aircraft Company told ANN Tuesday afternoon they will introduce the CJ4, the newest member of the CJ family of Citation business jets, at the annual National Business Aviation Association convention in October.

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Change Of Plans! Atlantis Rolls Back To Launch Pad

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 08.29.06 1600 EDT: This just in from NASA -- after already beginning to roll the space shuttle Atlantis back to the vehicle assembly building (VAB) in order to wait out what was originally forecast to be a strong hurricane... NASA has decided to let the orbiter stand firm against the storm on Launch Pad 39B after all.

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Collings Foundation Offers Chance To Pit German Me262 Against WWII Foes

Want A Chance To Fly Against A B-17?

Aero-News learned over the weekend of an exciting -- make that REALLY exciting, and super-cool -- new opportunity being offered by the Collings Foundation.

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Glider Pilot Survives Mid-Air With Jet

All Safe After Collision At 16,000 Feet

This is nothing short of amazing... as everyone is safe after a glider and business jet collided at 16,000 feet over the Pine Nut Mountains of western Nevada Monday.

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Seven Lost In Cessna Twin Accident

Severe WX Reported In Area

There appears to be no survivors in the downing of a Cessna 401 twin Monday afternoon near Jackson, KY with seven people onboard.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 08.29.06

Aero-Craft 101: The Effects Of Lightning On An Aircraft

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.29.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.29.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 08.29.06 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Tom Turner on the dangers of lightning striking an aircraft.)

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Fire Destroys Hangar, Plane At KFOM

Residence Also Lost In Two-Alarm Blaze

A fire at Utah's Fillmore Municipal Airport last Friday quickly grew into a two-alarm inferno, destroying a hangar and the plane inside.

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Hickam C-17s To Help Evacuate Wake Island

Atoll To Be Hit By Typhoon Wednesday

As ANN staffers can tell you, from our offices in central Florida... all eyes are on Tropical Storm Ernesto as it trods along towards the US mainland. But there is actually an even more potentially damaging storm out there, brewing in the Pacific.

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TN TFR: 08.30.06 - 08.31.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8096 Issue Date: August 28, 2006 at 20:25 UTC Location: Nashville, Tennessee Beginning Date and Time: August 30, 2006 at 19:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 31, 2006 at 0:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MD TFR: 08.31.06 - 09.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8085 Issue Date: August 28, 2006 at 19:19 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: August 31, 2006 at 21:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 03, 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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IN TFR: 09.01.06 - 09.02.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8098 Issue Date: August 28, 2006 at 20:27 UTC Location: Gary, Indiana near CHICAGO HEIGHTS VORTAC (CGT) Beginning Date and Time: September 01, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 02, 2006 at 3:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Gary Lake Front Night Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Chicago (C90) TRACON, 847-608-5654

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OH TFR: 08.31.06 - 09.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8099 Issue Date: August 28, 2006 at 20:34 UTC Location: Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, Ohio near LOST NATION VOR/DME (LNN) Beginning Date and Time: August 31, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 04, 2006 at 21:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Cleveland National Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Burke Lakefront (BKL) Air Traffic Control Tower, 216-241-2515

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IN TFR: 08.31.06 - 09.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8097 Issue Date: August 28, 2006 at 20:26 UTC Location: Gary, Indiana near CHICAGO HEIGHTS VORTAC (CGT) Beginning Date and Time: August 31, 2006 at 10:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 04, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Gary Lake Front Miller Beach Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Chicago (C90) TRACON, 847-608-5654

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Dramatic Details Emerge In Recent SR22 Chute Deployment

Son Heroically Deploys Chute When Pilot Incapacitated

Startling and dramatic stories are emerging from friends of a pilot who ultimately lost his life when a midair medical emergency rendered him incapable of flying his SR22-GTS. 

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Lexington Tower To Get Second Overnight Controller

Only One Was On Duty At Time Of Comair Accident

The FAA has added a second controller to the weekend night shift at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY following Sunday's crash of a Comair CRJ-100 that killed 49 people onboard, and critically injured the plane's first officer.

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Delta Standing By Subsidiary... For Now

But Will Comair Survive After Accident?

Sunday morning's crash of a Comair CRJ in Lexington came as the airline struggles through bankruptcy... filed the same day Comair's parent company, Delta, filed for Chapter 11 protection.

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Rumsfeld Proposes Non-Nuke ICBMs For Terror Fight

Would Still Pack Quite A Wallop

What would you say to taking the warheads off some of America's ICBMs and replacing them with conventional explosives... then using those missiles to destroy suspected weapons of mass destruction?

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Qantas Restricts Use Of Dell Laptops On Flights

Battery Fires To Blame; Apple May Be Next

Fresh on the heels of reports that Sony-made batteries in both Dell and Apple laptop computers might catch fire or even explode... Qantas has banned the use of all Dell laptops from its flights.

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And The 'Most Inappropriate Parody' Award Goes To...

Emmy Viewers Stunned By Ceremony's Opener

It was horrifying to watch for workers at the NBC Television affiliate in Lexington, KY.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (08.29.06): Corrosion

Aero-Tips!

Corrosion in a metal aircraft structure can significantly reduce that structure's ability to carry flight loads.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.29.06)

Aero-Linx!

Rocket scientists and more. While mostly for sci-fi geeks, DragonCon has several science fact panels each day.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.29.06): Pickle

Aero-Terms!

When a pilot or bombardier presses the trigger button to release bombs or missiles. Also an excellent accompaniment to a corned beef on rye.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.29.06)

"We have restored the second controller on the weekend overnight shift."

Source: FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown, on the agency's decision Monday to bring on a second controller during weekend overnight hours at Bluegrass Airport, following Sunday's crash of Comair Flight 5191.

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AK TFR: 08.31.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8081 Issue Date: August 28, 2006 at 19:08 UTC Type: Space Operations

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