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December 05, 2011

Airborne 12.02.11: Boeing, American A/L, United and NTSB Lead The Week's News

Airborne Has More Fascinating Stories This Week For You -- And a Surprise!

We're continue to get RAVE reviews over the debut of Airborne... and great ideas as to where we need to broaden our horizons as we continue to develop this program. Episode Three continues the weekly series of Aero-News programs that are evolving into something even more amazing over the next few weeks. As matter of fact, this episode is solid 22 minutes in length! Keep in mind that we're still early in an evolving program of news offerings -- and that we at ANN don't play with the status quo very well or for very long. We have AGGRESSIVE and innovative plans for '

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Klyde Morris (12.05.11)

Klyde Weighs In On The AAL CH11 Bankruptcy Filing


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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.05.11)

Aero Linx: NASA- Beginner's Guide to Rockets The Beginner's Guide to Rockets will help you learn the basic math and physics that govern the design and flight of rockets. We'll look at many different kinds of rockets, from stomp rockets, which are a special kind of artillery shell, to bottle rockets, to model rockets, to full scale boosters. We'll look at the similarities and the differences in these rockets and include some instructions for making and flying your own rockets.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.05.11): Specific Impulse

Specific Impulse A measurement of a rocket's relative performance. Expressed in seconds, the number of which a rocket can produce one pound of thrust from one pound of fuel. The higher the specific impulse, the less fuel required to produce a given amount of thrust.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.05.11)

"I was cleaning out some old stuff on a bookcase and found it. My kids took all they wanted and I donated a lot of my collection to museums. I decided to put this up for auction so that someone who is really interested in this piece of history can enjoy it...  I didn't even have a calculator to do the arithmetic. I had to ask the people in Houston to double-check my numbers." Source: Apollo 13 Astronaut, Jim Lovell, discussing the calculations contained in the handwritten notes which led to the safe return of the spacecraft to Earth. Those notes 

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