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2009-12-07 11:43:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Graham Warwick, the senior technology editor for Aviation Week & Space Technology, has been selected to receive the 2009 Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aviation journalism. Warwick joined Aviation Week in 2008 after 30 years with Flight International, where he became the magazine's first Americas Editor in 1981 covering defense, technology and business news. He was the winner of the Decade of Excellence award for...

2006-12-15 16:17:41

(Dayton, Ohio - December 15, 2006) The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) will reveal the names of its enshrinee Class of 2007 tonight at a dinner celebrating the 103rd Anniversary of the Wright Brothers first powered flight.  Noted test and fighter pilot, Colonel Joe Kittinger, USAF (Ret.), a 1997 enshrinee of the NAHF, will make the announcement to open his keynote address at the event. The NAHF, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in Dayton in 1962 and chartered by the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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