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December 16, 2007

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.16.07)


Founding member Colin Rhodes,  after completing the restoration of a steam locomotive,  turned to his first love, aircraft. Originally trying to buy a Vampire to restore and fly, he eventually purchased Gloster Meteor NF14 WS760.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.16.07): Propeller Efficiency


The ratio of the thrust horsepower produced by the engine-propeller combination to the brake horsepower delivered to the propeller shaft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.16.07)

"While this is still a TMOA, the Airmen and others on the statewide aviation council believe that alternatives need to be discussed in order to keep access for IFR general aviation along this route."

Source: The Alaska Airmen's Association. The Air Force will conduct Red Flag training in which Eielson Air Force Base pilots will prepare squadrons from bases all over the nation for combat. The exercise uses the Delta Temporary Military Operations Area, that is also a corridor used by general aviation aircraft offering the only IFR route, Victor 444, to and from Alaska and Canada... a cause of concern for GA pilots in the area.

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