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October 28, 2006

WY TFR: 11.02.06 - 11.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4651 Issue Date: October 27, 2006 at 18:51 UTC Location: Jackson, Wyoming Beginning Date and Time: November 02, 2006 at 1:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 03, 2006 at 18:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WY TFR: 11.02.06 - 11.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4650 Issue Date: October 27, 2006 at 18:48 UTC Location: Jackson, Wyoming near JACKSON VOR/DME (JAC) Beginning Date and Time: November 02, 2006 at 23:15 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 03, 2006 at 0:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AOPA: Won't Take 'No' For An Answer From FAA On Pilot Medicals

The FAA said "no" and slammed the door on any further consideration. It won't budge on the medical "Catch-22" issue or extending the driver's license medical to pilots exercising recreational pilot privileges. Last June AOPA petitioned the agency for changes to allow more pilots back in the air. "But we won't give up, particularly because we think the FAA's position is logically inconsistent," said Andy Cebula, AOPA executive vice president of government affairs.

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Airport Looks To FAA For Help With RICO Suit

Says "Illegal" Monopoly, Isn't

A Cape Cod-area airport is looking for help from above in a federal civil suit... specifically, from the FAA.

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FAA Pulls AK Air Taxi Operator's License Following August Accident

JIM Air Is Going Out Of Business

The Federal Aviation Administration has pulled the pilot license of Anchorage, AK air taxi operator Jim Bern following a crash two months ago.

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Boomer Uses Steady Hand To Keep Aircraft In The Fight

Airman Compares Aerial Refueling To A Video Game

"It's more like trying to knock a melon off a post by pushing a 20-foot pole through a chain-link fence on a windy day."

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Gone West: Barbara Twomey Phillips

Early New England Aviatrix Was 87

Family members say Barbara Twomey Phillips never made a big deal about the fact she had been a pilot. Perhaps today, that doesn't sound very impressive... until you realize that was in 1938, and she was one of only 750 women holding pilots licenses at that time.

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Turbomeca Expands in North America

Turbomeca is inaugurating newly expanded facilities at Turbomeca USA in Grand Prairie, Texas,in order to 'meet the growing demand for Turbomeca engines.' The additional 67,000 square feet encompasses office space, a shipping and receiving area, warehouse, new production, and a Turbo Support Center.

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Avcorp Celebrates 50 Years With New Contract, Partnership

Will Supply Wing Skins For Cessna's Mustang

Airplane parts supplier Avcorp Industries Inc. recently celebrated 50 years in business... and marked the occasion with a new contract giving the company an entrance into the very light jet new market segment.

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ISS Crew Gets The Munchies... 2.5 Tons Worth

ISS Status Report #47, 4:30 p.m. CDT, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006

New supplies arrived at the International Space Station Thursday as an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft docked to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module. With almost 2.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station's Expedition 14 crew, the ISS Progress 23 automatically docked to Zvezda at 9:29 a.m. CDT as the spacecraft and the station flew 220 miles above Italy.

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Lufthanza/ATCA Selects Frasca Synthetic Training Devices

Lufthansa Subsidiary Orders 3 Frasca Three Synthetic Training Devices

ATCA of Goodyear Arizona has placed an order for three (3) Bonanza  FNPT II Synthetic Training Devices (STD’s) with Frasca International, Inc. of Urbana, IL.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.28.06): Night Currency

Aero-Tips!

We see it a lot in the difference between private and commercial operations. But sometimes even under FAR Part 61 the rules are more stringent when someone besides the pilot is aboard an aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.28.06)

Aero-Linx!

Bryan Allen once again pedals to victory across the English Channel to earn a second Kremer Prize of $95,000 for the Gossamer Albatross team.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.28.06): VERTREP

Aero-Terms!

Vertical Replenishment -- The transfer of items via helicopter to ships. Mail from home is probably the best part of the delivery.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.28.06)

"But we won't give up, particularly because we think the FAA's position is logically inconsistent... Too many healthy pilots have lost their medicals, yet they could still fly simple aircraft like Cessna 172s safely. We're going to find a way to make that happen."

Source: Andy Cebula, AOPA Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, commenting on AOPA's continued efforts to seek relief from unnecessary and burdensome medical regs. 

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