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March 13, 2008

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.13.08)

Aero-Linx!

This site documents the experiences of 1LT George Wood Mears, "Woodie", who was a pilot in the 511th Squadron, 351st Bombardment Group during World War II. The 351st was part of the 94th Bombardment Wing, 1st Air Division of the 8th Army Air Force.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.13.08): Monocoque

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Type of fuselage design with little or no internal bracing other than bulkheads, where the outer skin bears the main stresses; usually round or oval in cross-section. Additional classifications are (1) Semi-Monocoque, where the skin is reinforced by longerons or bulkheads, but with no diagonal web members, and (2) Reinforced Shell, in which the skin is supported by a complete framework or structural members. French: monocoque, single shell.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.13.08)

"Yeah, right. There's the official position and then there's the unofficial position."

Source: An unnamed senior executive at a major aircraft leasing company, cited by The Seattle Times, speaking this week at the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Conference in Orlando, FL about the belief throughout the industry Boeing will soon announce a third delay to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner program... despite the planemaker's assurances to the contrary.

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