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December 27, 2005

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.28.05

DoD Budgets "Flattening", 2 Lost In Apache Crash, Shuttles may Fly Longer Than Planned, Airbus + Boeing Still Gathering Orders... and more!

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Aero-News Special Feature: GAMA's Pete Bunce Looks Back At 2005 and Forward At 2006 -- 12.28.05

Aero-News Special Feature: GAMA's Pete Bunce Looks Back At 2005 and Forward At 2006 -- 12.28.05

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.27.05

FAA To Issue SpaceFlight NPRM, Chalk's Crash Follow-Up, TWA Hijacker Freed Under Protest, Boston Logan Not Ready For Terror Attack, and More!

 

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WY TFR: 12.27.05

NOTAM: 5/2078 Issued: 12/27/2005 15:00 Effective: 12/27/2005 18:50 - 12/27/2005 19:40 State: WY Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: VIP Description: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, DECEMBER 27, 2005

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TX TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/2060  Issued: 12/27/2005 00:00  Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice  State: TX  Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type: HAZARDS  Description: 5 S BOYD TX.

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Signs Of The Times: Major Airline Pilot Career Value Drops To $6.9M

Detailed Information In AIR, Inc.’s 2005-06 U.S. Airlines Salary Survey

Those airline careers ain't quite they used to be... according to Aviation Information Resources, Inc. (AIR, Inc.), which has released its 2005-06 edition of the U.S. Airlines Salary Survey this month.

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Barnstorming: Turning Points -- It's Time To Redesign The Aero-FlyIn Program

The Aero-Fest Program Is Underway

I've hinted at a major announcement for a few months now, usually in reference to our many concerns about Sun 'n Fun, and I guess that it's time to let the feline out of the paper enclosure.

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BRS: 2005 Boasts 23% Sales Increase

Releases Fiscal Year 2005 Results

Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of whole-airplane parachute recovery systems for general aviation and recreational aircraft, reported a total of $8,115,544 in sales for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005.

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Aviator's Death Questioned: Did He Fall, Or Was He Pushed?

A sad fate may have befallen southern Massachusetts aviator David Frawley (pictured, right), whose death on December 16th at age 85 was initially ruled an accidental fall.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 12.27.05

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.27.05 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program)

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.27.05 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)

ANN Special Feature -- Phil Boyer Looks Back at 2005 and Forward to 2006 (Part 3 of 3): 12.27.05 (ANN's Feature News Program, with the AOPA's Phil Boyer, Part Three Of Three)

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Could Space Shuttles Still Be Flying Past 2010?

NASA: No. Others: Maybe.

Despite his repeated admonishments that NASA's fleet of three remaining space shuttles will be grounded after 2010, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin is being cautioned by the ranking member of the Senate's space subcommittee to not count out the shuttle fleet just yet -- especially as it remains to be seen if the shuttles will be able to carry out their mission requirements by then.

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One Six Right DVD Available from Sporty's

One Six Right is an inspiring documentary film that celebrates the unsung hero of aviation — the local airport. This film shares the timeless romance of flying and dispels common misconceptions about general aviation airports by tracing the life, history, and struggles of an airport icon: Southern California's Van Nuys Airport (VNY).

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Grumman Cheetah AA-5A

For Sale: Grumman/AGAC AA5A Cheetah

3900 TT, 1900 SMOH, IFR  Used, will sell for $48,000.00 (or best offer)

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FAA To File SpaceFlight NPRM Thursday

Signs Of the Times: What Goes Up, Must Be Regulated

ANN is currently reviewing an extensive 123 page NPRM that FAA will place in the public docket this Thursday, December 29th, 2005. This is the long-awaited NPRM that will signal FAA's opening salvo in their intent to regulate the fledgling private/commercial spaceflight market.

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CA C172 Accident Claims One More Victim

Rescuer Dies At Scene Of CA Plane Crash

Aero-News has learned, sadly, that last week's accident involving a Cessna 172 that went down outside Gilroy, CA has claimed a fifth life. In addition to the four passengers who perished in the Wednesday night accident, one of the rescuers who valiantly attempted to reach the accident scene, gave his life in that noble duty.

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Museum of the CAP Offers Rare Photography, Launches CAP's 65th Year

A new and unique online "museum" is now on the Web to help launch the 65th year of the Civil Air Patrol, born December 1, 1941 to help blunt the early WWII campaign against U.S. shipping with civilian pilots and private airplanes.

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Low Altitude Acro Suspected In Fatal Christmas Eve Kitfox Accident

Impacted Near Frozen Reservoir

Two pilots lost their lives Saturday when their homebuilt Kitfox aircraft went down east of Niwot, CO after performing what witnesses described as a series of stall maneuvers.

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AOPA: AMEs Can Reissue Special Issuance Medicals For Certain Cancer Conditions

A pilot who is diagnosed with a complex medical condition is no longer automatically grounded indefinitely. And now, it is even simpler for a pilot with bladder cancer, melanoma, renal (kidney) cancer, or breast cancer to renew his or her special issuance medical certificate.

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FAA Issues Urgent Reminder To Air Carriers Regarding Ops in Ice Pellet/Snow

Cautions Carriers Against Dispatching In Ice Pellet Conditions

Sources within the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) tell Aero-News that last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a reminder to airlines, charter operators and FAA inspectors that operating in ice pellet conditions with anti-icing fluids on the critical surfaces of an aircraft is contrary to FAA guidance and policy expressed in two FAA Notices.

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China To Add 142 Aircraft To Civil Av Fleet In 2006

Expects To Carry 159 Million Passengers In 2006

The semi-official China News Service has reported the country plans to add as many as 142 aircraft to its commercial fleet in the next year, to handle the air transport needs of the burgeoning market.

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US Protests TWA Hijacker Release From Germany

Convicted Of Murder Of US Diver On Flight 847

A Lebanese man who was supposed to serve a life sentence in Germany for the murder of a US Navy Diver onboard a hijacked TWA flight in 1985 has been released -- much to the disappointment and anger of the United States.

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SIA Turns Up The Heat In Rivalry With Qantas

Who Will Place The Bigger Boeing Order?

Singapore Airlines is rumored to be near to completing a deal that would match or exceed the recent $10 billion order rival Australian carrier Qantas placed with Boeing.

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EAA Starts Lining Up 2006 Oshkosh Airshow Roster

'Up Close And Personal' Sessions Promised

EAA is promising that the daily afternoon air shows at Oshkosh 2006 will be even better for audiences in 2006. The 54th annual Fly-In will be held July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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F135 Engine Testing Begins In ASTF

Testing of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine in the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) C-1 test cell began Dec. 7, and represents a critical transition between the development and qualification phases of the overall F135 program.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (12.27.05)

"These and all other medical conditions included in the AASI program pose a relatively low risk for incapacitation, and are therefore eligible for AME reissuance once the FAA has issued an authorization."

Source: AOPA's Gary Crump, noting that pilots diagnosed with a complex medical condition are no longer automatically grounded indefinitely. 

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