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March 15, 2009

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.15.09)


The organizational objectives outlined by the founders remain the same but the scope and reality of today's organization is probably far greater than originally envisioned.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.15.09): Ruddervator


Often found on V-tail aircraft, ruddervators are a single control surface which combine the function of the rudder and elevators in one.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.15.09)

"After being delayed on the Senate floor ensuring a vote on my anti-pay raise amendment and in a rush to make my flight home for town hall meetings the next day, I accidentally went through the wrong door at the gate. I did have a conversation with an airline employee, but it was certainly not like this silly gossip column made it out to be."

Source: Louisiana Senator David Vitter, in a message acknowledging an incident that allegedly took place at Washington DC’s Dulles International Airport (IAD) last week. According to Roll Call, an unnamed witness reports Vitter arrived at a United Airlines gate about 20 minutes before departure time. Finding the door to the jetway already closed, Vitter opened it, setting off a security alarm. An ai

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