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February 02, 2008

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.02.08)

Aero-Linx!

The North American Trainer Association (NATA) is an independent, non-profit corporation dedicated to the restoration and safe flying of North American Trainers such as the AT-6/SNJ/Harvard, NA-64, NA-50, TB-25, TF-51, AND T-28 aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.02.08): Jettison

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To drop something from an aircraft or space craft in flight. Supplemental fuel tanks, also called "drop tanks", can be jettisoned from military aircraft prior to entering combat in order to lower drag, decrease weight and improve maneuverability.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.02.08)

"Amazing! Well done, NASA! Send my love to the aliens. All the best, Paul."

Source: Iconic singer and songwriter Paul McCartney. For the first time ever, NASA will beam a song -- The Beatles' "Across the Universe" -- directly into deep space at 1900 EST on Monday, February 4.

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