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August 22, 2010

Gone West: Former CAP National Commander Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday

CAP Hall Of Honor Inductee Led The Organization From 1976 To 1979

Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday of Birmingham, AL, Civil Air Patrol's national commander in the late 1970s and a 1980 inductee into the CAP Hall of Honor, died August 16th at the age of 92.

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ATA: U.S. Airlines Post Seventh Consecutive Month Of Revenue Growth

But The Pace Of Growth Slowed From June

 The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) reported Thursday that passenger revenue, based on a sample group of carriers, rose 20 percent in July 2010 compared to the same month in 2009, marking the seventh consecutive month of revenue growth.

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Planetary Society Asks Congress To Revisit Human Space Exploration Plan

Society Contends That The Current Bills Lack Coherence And Have Serious Omissions

The Planetary Society has sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Minority Members of the four subcommittees currently considering the NASA budget and the Administration's plan for human space exploration.

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Telephone Threat Delays American Airlines Flight Departure

Anonymous Caller Said There Was A Hijacker On Board

An American Airlines jet getting set to depart San Francisco to New York on Thursday was stopped just before takeoff after an anonymous caller told a clerk at a hotel in Alameda, which is across the bay from San Francisco Airport, he intended to hijack the plane.

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Squadron Delivers Nearly 1.2 Million Pounds In 22 Different Locations ... By Air

C-17 Squadron Sets New Standard In Deployed Airdrops

Members of the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron operating in Southwest Asia dropped more than 1,192,000 pounds to 22 different drop zones, including fuel, water, food and additional supplies needed by servicemembers on the ground at forward operating bases across the area of responsibility.

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NASA Asks Public For Final Shuttle Missions' Wakeup Songs

Two Songs Will Be Selected For Play During Final Scheduled Shuttle Missions

Every day in orbit, astronauts aboard the space shuttle are awakened by a song ... sort of a long-distance clock radio originating from Houston. Traditionally, the songs played to wake up the astronauts are selected by friends and family of the crews.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.22.10): Vertical Separation (ICAO)

Vertical Separation [ICAO] Separation between aircraft expressed in units of vertical distance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.22.10)

Aero-Linx: Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook (FAA-H-8083-1A) FAA-H-8083-1A, Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook, has been prepared in recognition of the importance of weight and balance technology in conducting safe and efficient flight. The objective of this handbook is twofold: to provide the Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A&P) with the method of determining the empty weight and empty-weight center of gravity (EWCG) of an aircraft, and to furnish the flightcrew with information on loading and operating the aircraft to ensure its weight is within the allowable limit and the center of gravity (CG) is within the allowable range.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.22.10)

"Tom was a good leader... He was a lot of fun, a jolly guy, but he took CAP very seriously." Source: Brig. Gen. Johnnie Boyd, CAP's national vice commander in 1978 during Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday's tenure as national commander. Casaday, Civil Air Patrol's national commander in the late 1970s and a 1980 inductee into the CAP Hall of Honor, died August 16th at the age of 92.

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AD NUMBER: 2010-17-04

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2010-17-05

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes  

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