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April 13, 2009

South Florida Airfield May Be Site For Rotorcraft Record

Sikorky's X2 Expected To Conduct Speed Trials In West Palm Beach

A relatively small South Florida airfield -- all-but-invisible to most on the ground -- has given a big economic boom to the region, and may soon host a new speed record attempt as well.

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Klyde Morris (04.13.09)

Another: "You Bust It, You Bought It"...

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National Organizations Call Upon Feds To Halt Review Of Cape Wind

Pilots Aren't Only Ones Concerned About Impact Of Nantucket Farm

A proposed 25 square-mile wind farm project along the East Coast of the United States has attracted the attention of several national organizations, according to The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.13.09)


The purpose of the Long Island Early Fliers is to promote public education and interest in the field of aviation by collecting, collating and disseminating information concerning the history, records, progress and accomplishments of aviation and related activities.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.13.09): Kettering Bug


Along with the British A.T. (Aerial Target), one the earliest guided missiles. Development of the Kettering Bug, under the direction of Charles Kettering, began at the Delco and Sperry companies in 1917. It was an unpiloted biplane bomber made of wood, weighing just 270 kg, including a 135-kg bomb as payload, and was powered by a 40-hp Ford engine.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.13.09)

"It's the closest thing to a major aviation accident in Australia for years. The people (passengers) are incredibly lucky, it was an overrun where the plane didn't get airborne."

Source: Australian aviation expert Dick Smith. An Emirates Airlines flight departing Melbourne's International Airport for Dubai last month came close to tragedy, authorities revealed Saturday. Investigators upgraded the classification of what happened from an "incident" to an "accident."

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