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November 01, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 11.01.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.01.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.01.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Why Student Pilots Drop Out - 11.01.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Klyde Morris (11.01.10)

Klyde Pokes A Little Fun At Recent SecTrans Comments


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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.01.10): Thunder

Thunder The sound emitted by rapidly expanding gases along the channel of a lightning discharge. Over three-quarters of lightning's electrical discharge is used in heating the gases in the atmosphere in and immediately around the visible channel. Temperatures can rise to over 10,000 °C in microseconds, resulting in a violent pressure wave, composed of compression and rarefaction. The rumble of thunder is created as one's ear catches other parts of the discharge, the part of the lightning flash nearest registering first, then the parts further away.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.01.10)

Aero-Linx: The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age --Smithsonian Removed temporarily from its place of honor in Smithsonian's Milestones of Flight, the 1903 Wright Flyer, the world's first successful airplane, serves as the centerpiece of this exhibition, which celebrates the centennial of the Wright brothers' historic flights. For the first time, the airplane is being displayed on the floor, so you can get a close-up, eye-level look at the historic craft that ushered in the age of flight.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.01.10)

"I'm sure they would be the first to tell you they were just doing their jobs and nothing out of the ordinary, but the men and women of NASA do extraordinary things each and every day." Source: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden after the presentation of NASA's Exceptional Achievement Medal to five agency employees who supported the rescue effort of 33 Chilean miners.

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