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February 05, 2006

ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.05.06): Generators Vs. Alternators


Most airplanes have electrical systems. They need some way to recharge the airplane’s battery. Depending on a plane’s vintage and mission requirements, it may have a generator or an alternator.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.05.06)


Who are some of the women that have made their mark in the history books?  To learn about some of the heroic women pilots, click on the link below.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.05.06): Angels

Angels Altitude in thousands of feet. "Angels fifteen" means 15,000 ft. NOT to be used by commercial pilots trying to be cool. Also, a term lovingly ascribed to the rescue helicopter by any aviator who has experienced an ejection and subsequent helicopter rescue. 

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.05.06)

"We are disappointed that NASA took no action to resolve this claim, and that we had to resort to the courts in order to achieve a fair and reasonable settlement." Source: SPACEHAB President and CEO Michael E. Kearney, commenting on the filing of a civil complaint against NASA with the United States District Court in Houston, TX for loss and damages suffered during the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in February 2003.

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