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2014-09-08 12:20:43

In the news release, Air Classic Race Champions Use Winnings To Create New Aviation Scholarship For Women, issued 08-Sep-2014 by The Racing Aces over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the headline should read "Air Race Classic" rather than "Air Classic Race" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Air Race Classic Champions Use Winnings To Create New Aviation Scholarship For Women The Racing Aces women encourage other women to pursue...

2014-09-08 08:20:43

The Racing Aces women encourage other women to pursue careers in aviation PORT LAVACA, Texas, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Racing Aces, Dianna Stanger, Joyce Wilson and Erin Cude, sponsored by Cirrus Aircraft, today announced the new $5,000 Aviation Aces Scholarship for Women. The team just won the 2014 Air Race Classic and is funding the scholarship with their winnings and sponsorships to underwrite aviation education for women. The 2012 Racing Aces team also won the Air Race...

2014-06-26 16:20:25

Big Adventure Comes with Big Risks to Manage KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Amelia Rose Earhart takes off today to circumnavigate the globe, she faces many similarities between her flight and the one in 1937 of her namesake, Amelia Mary Earhart. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140626/122136 Both aviators will have spent the night in the same Oakland, Calif. airplane hangar before departing in an aircraft equipped with a modified fuel tank designed to...

2014-05-08 12:22:12

Amelia Earhart Tracing the Path of Her Namesake's Legendary Journey KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amelia Rose Earhart is embarking on an around-the-world flight retracing the route of her namesake. Earhart and her aircraft will be insured through policies structured and secured by Lockton Companies, the world's largest privately held insurance broker. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140508/85866 Earhart intends to circumnavigate the globe in a Pilatus PC-12...

2014-04-30 12:21:25

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Our inaugural Endeavor Awards event, created in a climate of ongoing and often unfair criticism of general aviation, now stands poised and ready to honor the true heroes of flying," said Mark Wolper, President & Executive Producer of The Wolper Organization at Warner Bros. and Chair of the Endeavor Awards Host Committee. The first three Endeavor Award Winners were chosen from nominations from volunteer pilot organizations...

2014-04-15 08:22:21

TROY, Ohio, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The R.W. Earhart Company, an independent propane and fuel provider in Ohio, announces a new name, logo and responsive website. Formerly known as Earhart Petroleum, the rebrand celebrates the company's heritage and values, while better reflecting their expansion into other fuels. "We decided to rebrand because we wanted to share our message about the things we value in business," said co-owner and President Mike Earhart. "We have a vision to...

FedEx Shipping 65M Years' Worth Of History Across America: Exclusive
2014-04-04 08:02:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online FedEx is no stranger to shipping important artifacts and precious cargo around the world, such as the advanced technological equipment used for the search for Amelia Earhart’s Model 10 Electra airplane and the movement of two pairs of endangered giant pandas from China to Scotland and France. However, the shipper’s latest adventure is a project 65 million years in the making. Later this month, FedEx Custom Critical (FCC) will...

2014-03-12 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 12, Ric Gillespie, Executive Director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), showed aircraft debris that washed up on Nikumaroro, an uninhabited South Pacific atoll where Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are believed to have landed and ultimately perished as castaways. The debris is the subject of new materi­als analysis that may result in conclusive proof that the wreckage came...

Across America 2013: Solar Impulse Scheduled For Leg Three Flight On Monday
2013-06-02 09:17:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Leg three of the Across America 2013 project is scheduled to take off on June 3 with Bertrand Piccard returning to the helm of the HB-SIA zero-fuel airplane. The Solar Impulse team of Piccard and Andre Borschberg will continue on from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Monday, weather permitting. According to an emailed statement, the team said a positive weather window is opening...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'