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April 24, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.25.06

A mid-air over Alaska claims five lives...

AN-32 down in Afghanistan...

And Delta pilots vote next month on a deal to save their paychecks... or save their airline.


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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.25.06

A mid-air over Alaska claims five lives...

AN-32 down in Afghanistan...

And Delta pilots vote next month on a deal to save their paychecks... or save their airline...


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Your Message Here: Ad Agency Unveils Aerial Billboards

Wraps Ads Around Planes

Given that US airlines are currently seeking additional revenue from nearly any source imaginable, perhaps it was inevitable that soon six commercial airliners operated by Allegiant Air will be wrapped in advertising messages.

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Sikorsky Puts The Call Out For More Engineers

Helo Builder Hopes To Recruit Over 300

Sikorsky Aircraft recently announced a nationwide campaign to recruit more than 300 engineers to meet growing demand for the company's military and civil helicopter product lines and related services.

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AEA Presents Avionics Training Excellence Awards

Recognizes 64 Member Shops For Training Commitment

The Aircraft Electronics Association announced the recipients of the annual Avionics Training Excellence award during the Opening Ceremony last week of the 49th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show. The Avionics Training Excellence award recognizes AEA members for their total commitment to training as evidenced by participation in AEA–approved training.

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AEA Educational Foundation Awards Scholarships At Convention

$100,000 Given At Convention; AOPA Named New Sponsor Of Program

The Aircraft Electronics Association announced the names of 26 students who were awarded $100,000 in scholarships for the 2006/2007 school year during the Opening Ceremonies of the 49th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show, held in Palm Springs, CA last week.

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DayJet To Launch Per-Seat, On Demand Service In Southeast US

Florida First, Then Six Other States; Other Regions In The Works

On Monday, DayJet announced that business travelers in the Southeastern United Sates -- Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee -- will be the nation's first to benefit from "Per-Seat, On-Demand" jet service when it takes flight later this year.

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F-35 Costs Continue To Soar

...As Do Concerns About New Fighter

With the maiden flight of the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter prototype still months away, skeptics are loudly questioning whether Lockheed Martin can deliver the fighter without significant technical issues, ever-longer delays, and cost overruns higher than what the project is already over budget.

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Union Leaders Support Tentative Pay Agreement With Delta

Will Be Put To Vote Mid-May... After NWA Pilots Vote On Their Deal

Is it a sign of a cooling-off in the heated relationship between Delta Air Lines and its pilots? Well, perhaps not yet... but in a definite step in the right direction, leaders of Delta's pilots union agreed late Friday to support the tentative pay deal negotiators hashed out one week before.

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Calling All ATPs: Airlines Looking To Recruit Pilots At ATL Job Fair

May 20 Event Also Offers Seminars, Prizes

AirTran, FedEx and JetBlue are among the airlines recruiting pilots during AIR, Inc.'s Airline Pilot Job Fair, Career Seminar & Airline Forum in Atlanta, GA, Saturday, May 20 at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.24.06

American Legend's Kurt Sehnert On The Legend Cub SLSA

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.24.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.24.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- American Legend's Kurt Sehnert: 04.24.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Kurt Sehnert of American Legend Aircraft.)

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Five Lost In Alaskan Midair

Vintage Cessnas Down North Of Anchorage

Officials report that no one survived a midair collision Sunday involving two Cessna aircraft about 20 miles north of Anchorage, AK.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.24.06

Diamond Aircraft ponders its future in London, Ontario...

The Cirrus SR-22 is now certified in Europe...

And the AEA convention wraps up in Palm Springs, California.


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AEA 2006 Convention Sets Aggressive Agenda For Industry

AEA's 2006 Gathering Was An Active And Thought-Provoking Affair

With many annual tradeshows, its all about what's NEW in terms of products and companies... but with the just-concluded AEA 2006 Convention, it was more about the legislative agenda ahead of an industry that is awash in change and saddled with a bureaucracy that has little hope of keeping up with the meteoric progress being made on the technical front.

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Cirrus SR22 Receives EASA Certification

N-Numbers No Longer Required For European Owners

At the London Air Show last week, Cirrus Design announced that it received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its Cirrus SR22. That means that effective immediately, all Cirrus SR series aircraft are Type Certified for import into the European Union.

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Security Aviation Gets Most Of Its Planes Back

Will Continue With Attempt To Win Military Contract

The ongoing saga of Security Aviation and its bout with the federal authorities took a turn for the better on Friday, April 14, when they received six of their Czech built L-39 aircraft back from the US Marshall's custody.

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BAE Systems Receives Contract To Upgrade F-16s For Republic Of China Air Force

Taiwan, By Any Other Name...

BAE Systems announced last week the comhas received a $9.3 million contract to provide upgraded software and hardware for the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) F-16 aircraft.

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CASA Tells Airlines To Place Restrictions On Carry-On Baggage

Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority has issued the following statement, strongly encouraging that country's airlines to clamp down on passengers who insist on taking the kitchen sink with them in their carry-on luggage -- which, let's face it, is a not-so-little problem on American airlines, as well.

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LoPresti Speed Merchants Announces New Polymer Treatment For Planes

"Knot Wax" May Increase Cruise Speed Three Knots Or More

LoPresti Speed Merchants recently announced what could be one of the most innovative speed mods on the market -- and, it helps your aircraft stay looking great, too. Knot Wax, a two-part catalyzed polymer formulated for aircraft surfaces, is applied much like an epoxy coating.

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King Schools Intro's Course To Change Reluctant Passengers' Views On Flying

Help Non-Flying Spouse, Passengers Get Enthusiastic About Aviating

Pilots can now help their spouses, significant others, and friends turn their fear and anxiety about flying into productive participation and fun with King Schools’ new "Practical Risk Management For Reluctant Passengers and Their Pilots."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.24.06): Loggable Sim Time Part Two


To know if you can log simulator time, you need to know the certification level of the device. Whether you can log it or not, however, time spent in flight simulation will make you a safer and more confident pilot.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.24.06)


In this day of technology, who wants to carry around a paper logbook (well, I do but that’s beside the point). Even if you want to keep the old paper one on the shelf, having a back-up electronically is a smart thing to do.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.06): DH


Decision Height -- With respect to the operation of aircraft, means the height at which a decision must be made, during an ILS or PAR instrument approach, to either continue the approach or to execute a missed approach. Being replaced by Decision Altitude.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.24.06)

"We don't know why they kept the other two, I guess they think they are set up for arms or something."

Source: Dave Bean, senior vice president of Security Aviation in Alaska, on receiving six of their Czech built L-39 aircraft back from the US Marshall's custody on April 14.

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