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January 06, 2009

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.06.09)


The British Columbia Aviation Museum is a major attraction on Vancouver Island. It is located next to the Victoria International Airport. In the Museum, there are many interesting aircraft, engines, pictures, models and artefacts.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.06.09): Radar Altitude


The altitude of an aircraft, determined by a radar-type radio altimeter. It is the actual distance between the aircraft and the nearest terrain feature.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.06.09)

"People must realize that firefighters do more than fire extinguishment and rescue at these events... They also provide critical command and control functions as the incident commander under the Air Force Incident Management System construct." Source: Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Ricchuito, the fire and emergency services chief of the 379th Civil Engineer Squadron. The squadron used a teamwork approach to recover a Aerospatiale SA330J helicopter that crashed Dec. 15 at a forward operating base in Afghanistan.

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