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September 19, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.20.06

NASA delays the return of Atlantis...

A new crew meets up with the International Space Station...

And Chicago settles with the feds over the destruction of Meigs Field....

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ANN Special Feature: Friends of Meigs Spokesman Josh Levy on Chicago's Meigs Settlement With the FAA 09.20.06

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has settled with the FAA over the destruction of Meigs Field. The city will pay a $33-thousand for destroying the airport without giving the FAA 30-days' notice... and w

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.20.06

NASA delays the return of Atlantis...

A new crew meets up with the International Space Station...

And Chicago settles with the feds over the destruction of Meigs Field.

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AOPA: Meigs Settlement Confirms Daley Broke The Law

Whether He Ever Admits It Or Not

Chicago will pay a $33,000 fine for illegally tearing up Meigs Field airport without proper notification. And the city will have to repay $1 million of airport funds that Mayor Richard M. Daley illegally diverted from O'Hare and Midway airports to give to the destruction contractors.

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Space Shuttle TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0512 Issue Date: September 18, 2006 at 20:34 UTC Location: Kennedy Space Center Operations Area, Cape Canaveral, United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area Type: Space Operations Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1589

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NY TFR: 09.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0527 Issue Date: September 19, 2006 at 12:26 UTC Location: Rochester, New York Beginning Date and Time: September 22, 2006 at 19:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 22, 2006 at 22:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MI TFR: 09.25.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0533 Issue Date: September 19, 2006 at 14:03 UTC Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan Beginning Date and Time: September 25, 2006 at 18:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 25, 2006 at 23:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MN TFR: 09.20.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0544 Issue Date: September 19, 2006 at 15:52 UTC Location: Ely, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: September 20, 2006 at 15:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 20, 2006 at 16:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to blasting activity at Babbitt Iron Mines Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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NASA Delays Atlantis Landing After Debris Found Floating Near Orbiter

Weather Also Unfavorable For Wednesday Return To KSC

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.19.06 1300 EDT: Concerns over a piece of debris spotted during a routine ground-tracking camera test, as well as an unfavorable weather forecast at Kennedy Space Center, have led NASA to delay Wednesday's planned landing of the shuttle Atlantis by at least one day.

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Daley Cries 'Uncle,' Reaches Deal With FAA For Meigs Mess

What Price Justice? $1.033 Mil

A long-running dispute between the FAA and the office of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley came to an end Monday, with City Hall agreeing to pay a total of $1,033,000 in fines and repayment for the infamous under-the-veil-of-darkness destruction of Meigs Field in March 31, 2003.

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FOM Applauds FAA Fine, Settlement For Meigs Destruction

But Does Settlement Change Daley's Mind On Meigs?

Did Chicago Mayor Richard Daley (right) get off easy in the settlement deal reached Monday between his administration and the FAA over the wanton destruction of Meigs Field?

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Ban On Liquids Causes Severe Hardship For Some

When Water Is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Water

Current security measures for most travellers are usually just an annoying inconvenience. But the Los Angeles Times has found that a class of people with medical conditions are facing life-threatening issues because of the ban on liquids.

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Report: Pilot Error Led To B-1 Belly Landing

Failed To Verify 'Three Green'

Investigators with the US Air Force have determined it was pilot error that led to the May 8, 2006 gear-up landing of a B-1 Lancer on a runway in Southwest Asia.

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Number Of Aviation Deaths Drop In 2005... But GA Shows Increase

Statistics Indicate It's Still Safer To Fly

The National Transportation Safety Board reports fatalities among all modes of travel in the United States increased last year, from 45,092 in 2004 to 45,636 in 2005. In a bit of better news, however, the number of persons killed in aviation accidents dropped to 616 in 2005, down from 652 the year before.

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Rumors Of Airline Mergers Increase

Consolidation May Mean (Surprise!) Higher Ticket Prices

Airlines are gradually recovering from the disastrous economic attack of 9-11 and now many experts expect that with increased profits and confidence, some of them may merge.

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NASA Goes With Boeing For Orion's Heat Shield

PICA-System Must Endure Extreme Heat From Returning Lunar Missions

It's an problem guaranteed to involve a lot of hot air... and NASA believes Boeing is best able to solve it.

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FAA Certified: Embraer's 175

Embraer announced Monday the company received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration on August 31 for its Embraer 175 -- paving the way for deliveries of the regional airliner to begin in the United States.

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USAF Plane To Fly On Ultra-Clean Fuel

BUFF To Test New Improved JP-? Jet Fuel At Edwards

In a world where the Air Force uses fully half of all the petroleum consumed by the US government, they are naturally interested in securing a steady supply of fly-juice. On Tuesday, a B-52 is scheduled to take off from Edwards AFB in the California desert using an ultra-clean fuel refined right here in the USA.

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Group Calls For End To Malta Air Show

Says Planes Shouldn't Fly Over Residential Areas 

One week after a mid-air collision claimed a life at Malta's Aero-GP competition... eight groups of local politicians have taken a stand against another airshow scheduled there September 22-23.

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City of San Bernardino Gets New R44 Raven II Police Helicopter

A new Robinson R44 Raven II Police Helicopter patrols above the City of San Bernardino through a contract with airborne law-enforcement specialist California Aviation Services. Deployed to support the city’s anti-crime program, Operation Phoenix, the R44 Raven II Police Helicopter is on duty 40 hours a week.

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Vancouver Airport Shut Down For 90 Minutes

Suspicious X-Ray Image Couldn't Be Matched To Owner

The airport at Vancouver, British Columbia was closed down for more than 90 minutes on Sunday when a suspicious image on the security X-ray screen couldn't be matched with the carry-on bags that had already been screened.  

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Quad TiltRotor Wraps Up Wind Tunnel Testing

V-22... Times Two

If you like the twin-engine, twin-rotor Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey... you'll love what just came out of the wind tunnel.

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Caribbean Airline Folds After 66 Years

So Long, BWIA

For nearly 66 years, British-West Indian Airways has been a staple of travel in the Caribbean. But come the end of this year... that will all fade into memory as BWIA is relegated to the boneyard.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 09.19.06

The FAA Reexamines The 51-Percent Rule

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.19.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.19.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The FAA Looks Again At The 51 Percent Rule: 09.19.06 (ANN Special Feature, with the EAA's Earl Lawrence.)

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Razor's Edge Halts Sales Of AirPlan Flight Planner

Says Competition, Other Commitments Led To Stoppage

It was a promising technology, with many positive reviews from users... and as recently as last year, it impressed the ANN staff by offering flight planning software for less than many other similar products on the market. In the end, however, there just wasn't enough support to keep AirPlan afloat.

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El Al Planes Have A Rough Day

Just A Little Sheet Metal And Smoke Damage

El AL, the national airline of Israel, suffered a little bit of "tsuris" (bad luck) on Monday, according to YNet News of Israel.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.19.06): Bad Attitude: Resignation

Aero-Tips!

A recent press report describes an accident in Mexico. A six-passenger Piper Malibu crashed after its pilot reported engine trouble. The article says two aboard the PA-46 died, and five others were hospitalized. Wait a minute -- that's seven people on the six-passenger airplane.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.19.06)

Aero-Linx!

The National Aeronautic Association is the oldest national aviation organization in the United States.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.19.06): ROSNOT

Aero-Terms!

Rattlesnake On Steps, No Observation Taken. Little used (hopefully) abbreviation used when the weather observer can’t get to his equipment.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.19.06)

"Having access to adequate supplies of jet fuel is a national security issue, and with an assured source, price fluctuations are reduced which provides stable planning and budgeting."

Source: Bill Harrison, a fuels expert with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, on Tuesday's planned test flight of a B-52 Stratofortress using an ultra-clean fuel refined right here in the USA.

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