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July 19, 2008

Aero-News Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2008 Staff

Say Hello To Stringers Franklin Porath And Dave Slosson!

With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture 2008 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough... ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.19.08)


The Wings of Freedom Tour brings historic aviation to your community! Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.19.08): Runway Gradient


The average slope, measured in percent, between two ends or points on a runway. Runway gradient is depicted on government aerodrome charts when the total gradient exceeds .3%.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.19.08)

"It will definitely be a benefit to passengers not having to see someone cut in line."

Source: Air Line Pilots Association chief Capt. John Prater, who supports the TSA's testing of separate security checkpoints for pilots over the next 60 days at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport and South Carolina's Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Pilots arriving at the checkpoints will not be screened for weapons, but will have their photo IDs checked against photos in a database, to make sure the IDs aren't being used by anyone but the rightful holders. The Association of Flight Attendants is protesting the move, saying safety demands everyone boarding an airplane be checked for weapons.

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