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National Aviation Day
2014-08-19 03:54:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Tuesday, August 19 – the birthday of powered-flight pioneer Orville Wright – marks National Aviation Day, and to mark the occasion some of NASA’s finest have shared the stories of how they first took to the skies. In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt declared that Wright’s birthday would become a time to celebrate the importance of aviation each year, selecting the date since Orville and his brother Wilbur took part in...

2014-07-08 23:07:15

Award Recognizes Apollo Video’s 2013 Delivery Performance Bothell, WA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Apollo Video Technology (Apollo Video) has been recognized with the Gold award from New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (New Flyer) for delivery performance in the 2013 calendar year. The award marks the fourth performance award Apollo Video has received from New Flyer and the third consecutive “gold” rating. The Supplier Delivery Performance Award honors suppliers that have provided New Flyer...

NASA Book Reveals New Twist in Flight Research
2014-03-31 15:30:11

Jim Banke, NASA Sometimes the inspiration for innovative technological solutions comes from unexpected places. That's one of the key messages author Peter Merlin hopes readers will take away from reading NASA's newest book in its Aeronautics Book Series, "A New Twist in Flight Research: The F-18 Active Aeroelastic Wing Project." In this case the inspiration for the test project involving an F-18 with "elastic" wings came from no less than the world's first airplane – the 1903...

whitehead
2013-06-10 07:59:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it comes to the Wright Bros, history books have it wrong, according to the Connecticut state government. Orville and Wilbur Wright are historically known as the first to successfully take powered flight, taking their Wright Flyer into the skies around Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina on December 17, 1903. However, the Connecticut Senate on Wednesday (June 5) passed a bill that essentially strips that title away from the...

Contract Proving Wright Brothers Were First To Fly Called Into Question
2013-04-02 08:17:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Wright Flyer, also known as Flyer I or 1903 Flyer, was the first successful powered aircraft to fly, achieving the feat on December 17, 1903. The plane was designed and built by the Wright brothers and it was flown four times near Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. According to the US Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum, which houses the infamous plane, they describe the aircraft as ““¦the first...

2011-06-27 18:25:00

WINNIPEG, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - (TSX:NFI.UN) New Flyer Industries Inc. ("NFI") and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC ("NFI ULC") (together, "New Flyer") today announced NFI has filed a preliminary prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada in connection with a proposed non-cash rights offering (the "Offering") to convert New Flyer from its current income deposit securities ("IDS") structure to a traditional common...

2011-04-21 09:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio Flyer, one of the world's most iconic and beloved toy companies, has invited McKinney to come outside and play with its complete line of wagons, bikes, trikes, scooters and accessories. Effective immediately, McKinney will serve as the agency of record and provide integrated branding communication solutions, including print, collateral, direct, point of sale, online advertising and social media. Just last month, the Radio Flyer wagon,...

2011-02-28 23:00:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Frequent Flyer Services, Inc. announced today the official launch of MilePoint.com, an innovative new community led by frequent flyer guru Randy Petersen, who also founded FlyerTalk.com. Dubbed "the friendliest place on the Web for frequent flyers," MilePoint.com already boasts more than 4,000 members who joined during the site's limited three-week beta period. With more than 150,000 posts having been contributed to the community, the...

2011-01-27 00:02:59

Travelgrove, Inc. just launched a frequent flyer intelligence system powered by the maker of iphone app mileBlaster. Travelgrove.com is the first website to provide such frequent flyer awards within its popular search engine. Carson City, NV (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Travelgrove becomes the first website to provide frequent flyer awards within their search results. The system is able to show frequent flyer awards from close to 100 programs worldwide and associates them with each and every...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.