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September 30, 2008

Historic Ford Tri-Motor To Make One Last Flight Ahead Of Auction

Plane, One of Only 199 Built, Survived Pearl Harbor Attack

Known for its high-profile automobile auctions, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company is already making waves for its 2009 event in Scottsdale, AZ... with a high-flying item that has little to do with classic cars. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.30.08)


The aim of this site is to provide information about Belgian military aircraft wrecks and relics, details of their locations and the present status. Furthermore you can find information about former Belgian military aircraft preserved in private use and museums, used as monuments or gate guards.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.30.08): Braking Action Advisories


When tower controllers have received runway braking action reports which include the terms "poor" or "nil," or whenever weather conditions are conducive to deteriorating or rapidly changing runway braking conditions, the tower will include on the ATIS broadcast the statement, "BRAKING ACTION ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT."

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.30.08)

"We think it's a relatively straightforward activity... This may be a doable thing, that we can have our cake and eat it too."

Source: Preston Burch, who manages the Hubble program at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA will delay its mission to the Hubble Space Telescope until next year, after the orbiting observatory suffered a failure of its command and data-handling system Saturday night. The problem lies with a transmission channel on the Hubble Control Unit/Science Data Formatter, one of many such systems used to relay data from Hubble to the ground, where it is assembled into images. That channel failed, causing the telescope to revert to a safe mode... stopping all further data collection. That failure has stopped the flow of Hubb

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