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April 08, 2006

ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.08.06): Load Factor


"Load factor" is the force being experienced by an airplane expressed as a function of the airplane's weight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.08.06)


Only recently has the secret of the Mercury Thirteen come to light.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.08.06): Corkscrewing


Evasive maneuver adopted by British bombers during WWII.  Hope someone packed the airsick bags. 

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.08.06)

"We are deeply concerned that an impasse has been declared in these important talks, and have grave reservations about the possibility that the FAA could impose a new contract on the workers 60 days after the matter is transmitted to Congress."

Source: From a joint statement released Friday by US Reps. Steven C. LaTourette (R-OH) and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), senior members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Co-chairs of the House Republican Working Group on Labor, regarding the impasse in talks between the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association over a new contract.

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