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September 19, 2008

Klyde Morris (09.19.08)

Klyde's Reader Contest Kicks Off To An Uproarious Start!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.19.08)


Aviation pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss is known as the father of naval aviation. Among many other important aviation accomplishments, Curtiss was responsible for the first aircraft to take off from and land on the decks of ships at sea.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.19.08): Idle Thrust


The jet thrust obtained with the engine power control level set at the stop for the minimum thrust position at which it can be placed.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.19.08)

"A member of the American public might conclude that Boeing sought to charge more than the Defense Department reasonably expected."

Source: John Young, the Pentagon's undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, who told The Washington Post that Boeing's bid to supply 68 KC-767s under the initial stages of the since-deferred KC-X competition came to $15.4 billion... almost $3 billion more than a consortium led by EADS and Northrop Grumman estimated for their larger, newer KC-30A.

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