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February 10, 2008

Supporters Unite To Save 'The German Meigs'

Tempelhof Airport On Chopping Block

ANN reported last December on the bleak future looming for Berlin's historic Tempelhof Airport. In a situation reminiscent of Mayor Richard Daley’s closure of Chicago’s Meigs Field in March 2003, Berlin city leaders have moved forward with plans to close the city’s historic downtown airport as early as October 31, 2008.

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STS-122 Docks With ISS, Columbus Deployment Delayed

ESA's Schlegel Said To Be Under The Weather

The STS-122 crew entered the International Space Station for the first time after the hatches between the station and space shuttle Atlantis opened at 1440 EST Saturday, kicking off what will now be a 10-day visit to the orbital station.

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USAF Airmen Build Mobile Hospital In 11 Hours

'Pacific Lifeline' Exercise Took Place January 29

Air Force members, primarily from the 3rd Medical Group, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, built a fully functional hospital in a barren field in just 11 hours January 29. The Airmen were taking part in the Pacific Air Forces first-ever total force humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise, known as Pacific Lifeline.

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Survey Says... Lack Of Experience Contributes To Many Crosswind Accidents

Online Poll Shows Many Pilots Unfamilar With Proper Procedures

Xwind, LLC conducted an online survey during 2007 to evaluate pilot knowledge and confidence regarding crosswind landings. Here are the conclusions that we reached by looking at the data collected.

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Somali Refugee Hijacks NZ Commuter Flight, Stabs Pilots

Woman Demanded To Be Flown To Australia

A 33-year-old woman is in custody, charged with attempting to hijack a New Zealand commuter flight early Friday and stabbing the aircraft's two pilots.

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IWASM To Host Third Annual Celebration Of Women's History Month

Event Scheduled For March 8

Women in Uniform will be celebrated at the third annual free family day on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at the International Women's Air & Space Museum. The museum will celebrate Women's History Month with a day of activities saluting women aviators in uniform, from the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII to today's heroes.

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NASA Awards Marshall Engineering Technicians, Trades Support Services Contract

Contract Begins March 1, 2008

NASA selected InfoPro Corporation based in Huntsville, AL as the prime contractor to provide engineering technicians and trades support services at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center. The selection resulted from a full and open competition under the 8(a) set-aside program.

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The World's Coolest Field Trip: NASA Selects FL School For Low-G Flight

Students Will Fly Onboard "Weightless Wonder" To Conduct Experiment

NASA announced this week the space agency selected South Plantation High School of Plantation, FL to fly a student-designed experiment aboard the agency's reduced-gravity aircraft, the "Weightless Wonder."

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FAA Centers Of Excellence 'Outstanding Student Of The Year' Named

Andrew Braham Conducting Research On Runway Asphalt

A University of Illinois doctoral student who is conducting important airport asphalt concrete research is the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Transportation Centers of Excellence "Outstanding Student of the Year."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.10.08)


Special thanks to EAA for this one. You probably already have Google Earth on your computer... but did you know the program also includes a novel "Easter Egg" especially for flight enthusiasts?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.10.08): Reduction Factor


A constant, which when divided into a moment, results in an index. Reduction factors of 100, 1000 and 10,000 are used to simplify weight and balance computations.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.10.08)

"Humanitarian assistance isn't something we train for every day, but it's important and we must be prepared to respond whenever called upon to do so."

Source: Staff Sgt. Marcus Andrade, a medical logistician with the 3rd Medical Group, based at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Members of the squad recently built a fully functional hospital in a barren field in just 11 hours, as part of the Pacific Air Forces first-ever total force humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise, known as Pacific Lifeline.

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