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February 02, 2006

TX TFR: 02.05.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1316  Issue Date: February 02, 2006 at 14:58 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: February 05, 2006 at 16:10 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 05, 2006 at 17:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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GA TFR: 02.03.06 - 02.06.06

NOTAM Number:  FDC 6/1320  Issue Date: February 02, 2006 at 15:19 UTC Location: Albany, Georgia Beginning Date and Time: February 03, 2006 at 23:10 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 06, 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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Super Bowl TFR: 02.05.06 - 02.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1310  Issue Date: February 02, 2006 at 13:17 UTC Location: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan Beginning Date and Time: February 05, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 06, 2006 at 4:59 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The National Football League Super Bowl Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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Aero-News Alert: Embry-Riddle Dumps CAPT

Preliminary Information... Official Press Release Coming Today

The instructors and students of Embry-Riddle's CAPT (Commercial Airline Pilot Training) Program are being informed today that their program is a lame duck.

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NTSB: Bad Maintenance Downed C177RG

The NTSB has released the probable cause for an April 20, 2004 Cardinal (file images below) accident that took the lives of a pilot and passenger. The NTSB determined the probable cause(s) of this accident as "Improper maintenance by other maintenance personnel, and the reinstallation of an unserviced magneto during an engine overhaul, which resulted in the magneto malfunctioning, a loss of engine power, and the airplane being ditched into the water."

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NTSB Releases Prelim On El Paso Mechanic Fatality

The NTSB has released a preliminary report on the tragic accident that occurred last month in which a mechanic was killed when he inexplicably stepped in front of a 737 engine during a high-power run-up.

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Ohio Pilot Perishes In Off-Airport Take-Off

Plane Struck Poles, Terrain; It Was Borrowed

For Lantz B. Bricker, the chain of events that would end his life began with running low on gas three days prior. Bricker made a safe precautionary landing in a field owned by Darrell Stover near Point Pleasant, WV, just across the Ohio River from Gallipolis, OH, on Sunday. He had become concerned about low fuel.

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We Have No Dog In This Flight

Upper Midwest Pilots: BOLO For Louie

"Does Aero-News offer Lost & Found service?" a friend of ours asks. 

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Klyde Morris 02.03.06

Klyde Just Can't Leave UAL Alone...

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 02.02.06

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.02.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program)

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.02.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The Coming War Over User Fees 02.02.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with EAA's Doug MacNair and NATA's Jim Coyne on the Coming War Over User Fees.)

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$250M Deal: Bombardier Signs Firm Order With Regco For Ten Q400s

Potential Value Of $500 Million US If All Options Exercised

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that REGCO Holdings Inc. of Toronto has signed a contract to acquire ten 70-seat Bombardier Q400 high-speed turboprop airliners and take options on an additional ten aircraft.

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2006-03-03 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-03-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 553-61, 553A2-61, 556-61, 556A2-61, 556B-61, 556B2-61, 560-61, and 560A2-61 turbofan engines.

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AD: Dassault

AD NUMBER: 2006-03-02 MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-03-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Model Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX airplanes.

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United Emerges From Bankruptcy

United Issues Statement On Future Operations

UAL Corporation, the holding company whose primary subsidiary is United Airlines, formally exited bankruptcy Wednesday, as expected, following confirmation of the company’s Plan of Reorganization by the United States Bankruptcy Court.

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Unions Chime In On Obama Bill

No surprises here, but a number of aviation and aerospace related trade unions are lining up to support the recent initiative put forth by Senator Barack Obama and a number of Democratic lawmakers in support of NATCA's contract dispute with the FAA.

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Airport Cooperative Research Program Board Selects Projects for Airport Research

The governing board of the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) concluded its first meeting by selecting the recipients for 24 grants totaling $7,090,000 in airport research funding from more than 400 projects. ACRP's purpose is to carry out applied research on problems shared by airport operating agencies but not adequately addressed by other federal research programs.

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Mineta Announces Nomination of Voss to Become ICAO Secretary General

SecTrans Mineta has nominated William Voss for the position of secretary-general of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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India: Land Of Opportunity?

Subcontinental Giant Needs 3,000 Pilots

As the dead hand of 1960s socialism loosens its death-grip on the Indian economy, the country's large area and larger population are creating a large demand for air travel.

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F-35 Simulator Demonstrates Fighter Of Tomorrow

While the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is still in development, Airmen are getting a “sneak peek” at the future of air superiority thanks to a unique simulator. The Lockheed Martin Corporation’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, or JSF, pilot interface simulator is demonstrating the fighter’s capabilities to some pilots here.

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FAA Tests New Taxiway Screens

FAA airport safety researchers at the William J. Hughes Technical Center have created a prototype taxiway screen that can help prevent runway incursions at airports with taxiways that pass well beyond the ends of runways.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.02.06): Defeated Warnings

Aero-Tips!

The pilot’s first warning came when the propeller began slicing into the pavement, followed by a ridiculously short landing slide. He’d forgotten to put the landing gear down. Why didn’t he hear the horn?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.02.06)

Aero-Linx!

If you attended 2005 EAA Air Venture you may have had the pleasure to happen into one of the seminars by Steve Saint.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.02.06): A.M.F.

A.M.F. Adios, Mother F***er. Preferably to be heard by the good guy as he shoots down the bad guy.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.02.06)

"We take kids who have never been in a general aviation airplane and take them up in private airplanes to give them a sense that this is something that they might be able to do." Source: Young Eagles Spokesperson, Harrison Ford, discussing the rudiments of the EAA Young Eagles program to Jay Leno on the January 31st, 2006, Tonight Show program.

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TX TFR: 02.03.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/1269 Issue Date : February 01, 2006 at 18:57 UTC Location : Dallas, Texas Beginning Date and Time : February 03, 2006 at 18:15 UTC Ending Date and Time : February 03, 2006 at 20:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type : VIP Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A

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