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October 15, 2008

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.15.08): Bottom Dead Center

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The position of the piston in a reciprocating engine cylinder, where the piston is at the bottom of its stroke. At this instant, the wrist pin, crankpin and center of the crankshaft are all inline.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.15.08)

"In my 20 years as an air traffic controller we had never done anything like what they just did."

Source: Dave Cook, NATCA representative for the Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center. The FAA is looking into claims made by Cook that several airliners were rerouted Saturday to test the skills of an ATC trainee, bringing those planes perilously close to area thunderstorms in the process.

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