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December 10, 2008

Aero-TV: The BA609 TiltRotor -- A New Generation of Civilian Flight

Private TiltRotor Operations May Be in YOUR Future

In the midst of the 2008 NBAA Convention, the mockup of a BA609 TiltRotor concept destined for civilian usage continued to draw curiosity.

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.10.08)


A collection of YouTube videos featuring seaplanes. Gotta love the DC-3 on floats!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.10.08): Sun Synchronous Orbit


Spacecraft orbit that precesses, wherein the location of periapsis changes with respect to the planet's surface so as to keep the periapsis location near the same local time on the planet each orbit.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.10.08)

"Piper is not immune to the deteriorating global economy, and we have adjusted our work schedules and staffing levels to this reality... Piper's efforts are designed to preserve as many jobs and associated benefits as possible, as well as position ourselves to emerge from this downturn as a stronger company."

Source: Mark Miller, spokesman for Piper Aircraft. The planemaker has reportedly started has terminating employees, and is not revealing how deep the cuts will be.

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