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September 04, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.05.06

Reports of another friendly fire incident in Afghanistan... again, the US Air Force may be involved.

More information on the crash of a British surveillance plane in southern Afghanistan on

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ANN Special Feature: A Not So Rosy Picture For The Future Of Airports 09.05.06

Sam Hitzel is president of an organization called Aero-Blue... and his group paints a rather dismal picture for a lot of airports around the country. Why's that? Jim Campbell talked with Sam to fin

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.05.06

Reports of another friendly fire incident in Afghanistan... again, the US Air Force may be involved.

More information on the crash of a British surveillance plane in southern Afghanistan on

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2006-18-04 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-18-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) airplanes and Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes.

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First A380 Passenger Flight Tempered By Program Shakeup

Champion Out As A380 Chief; Replaced By Former A320 Head

It was a day of highs and lows for several individuals at Airbus Monday. As 474 eager employee volunteers took their seats for the first of four passenger-carrying test flights of the Airbus A380... the European planemaker showed the head if the troubled program, Charles Champion, the door.

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Argentine Air Force Stripped Of GA Regulatory Authority

Decision Comes After Defense Minister Views Documentary film

One day after a private showing of the documentary film "Fuerza Aerea S.A." ("Air Force Inc."), the Argentine government has announced it will demilitarize control of general aviation regulation and oversight activities. The film contains scenes which depict serious flaws in aviation security.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 09.04.06

A New Type Of Military Rotorcraft?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.04.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.04.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- All About The Rotodyne: 09.04.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Al Waddill of Groen Brothers Aviation on the next generation of military rotorcraft)

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Mid-Sized Airports: 'No More Solitary Controllers'

Tower Staffing Corrected After Coming Up Short

Residents of such mid-sized cities as Omaha, NE; Fargo, ND; Little Rock, AR; Tulsa, OK; and Kansas City, MO were astounded to discover last week that after the firestorm that was the Lexington, KY disaster, their airports were frequently staffed at night by only one controller.  

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Gone West: Lt. Gen. Harry Goodall, USAF (Ret)

Victim In Small Plane Crash

Retired USAF Lt. Gen. Harry Goodall died when the small aircraft he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff from McGregor Municipal Airport around 8:00am September 2, 2006. He was the sole occupant.

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Beleaguered Comair Hit With First Legal Volley

Two Lawsuits Filed On Behalf Of Victims

The families of Rebecca Adams and Joann Wright, both victims of Comair flight 5191 that crashed in Lexington, KY last Sunday, are suing the airline.

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Another MU-2 Down in Florida

Infamous High Performance Plane In The News Again

In a depressingly familiar story, another Mitsubishi MU-2 twin- turboprop has gone down in Florida, killing its pilot.  Friday's crash follows the loss of the same type aircraft less than a week earlier in the state, where a Michigan couple died.  

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Picketers Protest Pluto's Planetary Panning

Say IAU Decision Doesn't Represent Entire Community

The demotion of lowly Pluto from planetary status has ignited a firestorm of controversy in academic and astronomical circles... including, understandably, from friends and colleagues of the late Clyde Tombaugh... who discovered Pluto in 1930.

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Klyde Morris 09.04.06

Klyde Gets The Security Gig ALL Figured Out

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Paper: Lufthansa To Buy Over 100 Planes

Several Makers Expected To Gain Orders

German air carrier Deutsche Lufthansa AG is reportedly close to emptying its bank account to buy a whole lotta jets... well over 100, in fact, spread out among several manufacturers.

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Airline Fares Likely To Climb On Terror Fears

Fuel Prices Not To Blame This Time

The War Risk Insurance Program, a little known government-sponsored project that helped American air carriers resume their schedules after 9/11, is about to lapse. If it does, you will be paying more for your ticket and not because of the rising price of jet fuel.

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NAFI Announces Master Instructors For August

...And One Of ANN's Own Is On The List!

Each month, the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) announces their picks for a very special breed of aviation educator. Each receives the honor of Master Instructor -- and in August, NAFI recognized one of our own.

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Plane Mechanic Disappears From Reno Area

Where Is Rob Bodden?

Police around Reno, NV are asking for the public's help in locating a missing airplane mechanic.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.04.06): Vyse And Weight

Aero-Tips!

Understanding the certification basis of performance speed helps you design carefully controlled, safe experiments to determine the "best" technique for nonstandard conditions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.04.06)

Aero-Linx!

Watch the first -- and highly illegal -- test flight of the Pitts S1.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.04.06): PNVS

Aero-Terms!

Pilot Night Vision System -- consists of a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) device mounted in a small turret located above the AH-64 Apache's nose section.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.04.06)

"It's very definite that if the airlines are forced to pay higher premiums, the cost is going to be reflected in higher fares to passengers."

Source: Shalem Massey, a California aviation industry attorney, on The War Risk Insurance Program -- a little known government-sponsored project that helped American air carriers resume their schedules after 9/11.

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