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September 12, 2007

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.12.07)


The EBAA is a loose congregation of aeronauts who have built, are flying or own any sort of Experimental, Ultralight or Homebuilt Lighter-Than-Air Craft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.12.07): High Blower


The condition of supercharging a reciprocating engine in which a two-speed, single stage internal supercharger is operating at its high speed ratio. This ratio is normally about 10 times the speed of the crankshaft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.12.07)

"You know the root cause here -- the fastener industry got consolidated, post 9/11. The consolidators misjudged the demand swingback -- a lot of us misjudged the demand swingback -- post 9/11."

Source: Boeing CEO James McNerney, who during a Tuesday teleconference pointed his finger at Alcoa Inc. and others as reasons why the company had to postpone the first flight of the composite-bodied 787 Dreamliner.

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