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February 11, 2006

Border TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1707  Issue Date: February 10, 2006 at 21:30 UTC Location: SOUTHERN US BORDER DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DH, United States Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AK Volcano TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1515  Issue Date: February 10, 2006 at 12:34 UTC Location: Cleveland Volcano, Dutch Harbor, Alaska near COLD BAY VORTAC (CDB) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Volcanic activity Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Anchorage (ZAN) Center, 907-269-1103

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AD: Polskie Zaklady

AD NUMBER: 2006-03-17 MANUFACTURER: Polskie Zaklady SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-03-17 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Polskie Zaklady Lotnicze Spolka zo.o. Model PZL M26 01 airplanes.

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Fossett Lands Successfully In England

Scary Final Moments On "Ultimate Flight"

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 02.11.06 1220EST: After diverting from his intended landing spot at Kent International Airport, Steve Fossett landed moments ago at Bournemouth.

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Big Bucks Coming From FAA For STP

FAA Proposes $20.1 Million in Grants for St. Paul Downtown Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration has notified Metropolitan Airports Commission Chairwoman Vicki Tigwell of the FAA's plans to provide an additional $20.1 million in federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants toward improvements at St. Paul Downtown Airport.

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International Women's Air & Space Museum Celebrates Women's History Month

Free Family Fun Day On March 11, 2006

The International Women's Air & Space Museum will be hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 11, 2006 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

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Don't Miss... The Yankee Air Museum Fund Raising Auction & Dinner

A number of prized auction items are being offered at the Yankee Air Museum's Fund Raising Auction & Dinner.

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New Dunker Debuts for Navy Pilots, Crew

The Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) replaced their 15-year-old survival training system with the new 9D6 Multiplace Egress Trainer, Jan. 17. The new system simulates an aircraft crashing and spinning upside-down into a body of water, allowing pilots to practice escaping from a submerged aircraft.

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Upgraded: Hupp Named President/CEO of AIG Aviation, Stevens Appointed CUO

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced that David M. Hupp has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG Aviation, Inc. (AIG Aviation), a wholly owned subsidiary of AIG.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.11.06): Ground Effect

Aero-Tips!

Air rebounding off the lower surface of an airplane’s wing provides a vital component of lift. When the airplane is low enough that disturbed air compresses against the ground, it dampens out many sources of aerodynamic drag. Within about one wingspan of the surface, this "ground effect" reduces wing upwash, downwash and tip vortices.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.11.06)

Aero-Linx!

While science-fiction is not the norm for ANN, I believe this site deserves special mention.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.11.06): ARINC

ARINC Aeronautical Radio Incorporated a commercial communications corporation which designs, constructs, operates, leases or otherwise engages in radio activities serving the aviation community.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.11.06)

"It took the combined efforts of several countries to break up this plot... By working together, we took dangerous terrorists off the streets."

Source: President Bush, in recent remarks that disclosed the existence of another terrorist plot to bring down a major West Coast building using hijacked airliners, mimicking the devastating attacks of 9/11.

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