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February 16, 2006

Aviation Manuals Burn In El Mirage

History Goes Up In Flames

Investigators in El Mirage, CA are trying to figure out how it all started -- a huge fire at the Aviation Warehouse that burned an extensive library of technical manuals for aircraft that date back to before WWII.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.16.06): Aero-Electricity 101 (Part Four)

Aero-Tips!

For several days we’ve been demystifying operation of an airplane’s electrical system by comparing it to the flow of water. To stretch the analogy even further, let's talk about electrical system indicators.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.16.06)

Aero-Linx!

If you’re ready for a little more than that Cessna or Piper you’re flying, why not fly a Warbird?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.16.06): Attitude

Attitude In the simplest use, it is the orientation of an aircraft with respect to the horizon.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.16.06)

"A user fee system can generate sufficient funds during the good times, but it falls apart during an economic downturn, which is exactly what happened to NAV CANADA after 9/11. The US national air transportation system is well served by the stable funding stream provided by the existing combination of taxes and general fund contributions."

Source: AOPA VP of Regulatory Affairs Andy Cebula, on privatized ATC operator NAV CANADA's proposal to add a $5-per-day fee for aircraft less than 6,075 lbs gross weight to operate at any of eight major Canadian airports.

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