Air Miles Flights

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    air miles
  • A nautical mile used as a measure of distance flown by aircraft
  • Points (equivalent to miles of free air travel) accumulated by buyers of airline tickets and other products and redeemable against the cost of air travel with a particular airline
  • Air Miles (Trans World Aviation Inc.) was established in December 2001 as a charter broker in the field of charter services to/from Greece. Initially flight operations were carried out under the air operators certificate of Islandsflug.
  • (air mile) nautical mile: a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
  • The Air Miles Reward Program is a loyalty program or frequent flyer program in Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain (under the brand Travel Club), the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Through which points are earned on money spent at participating merchants.
  • (flight) fly in a flock; "flighting wild geese"
  • (flight) an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
  • (flight) shoot a bird in flight
  • (in soccer, cricket, etc.) Deliver (a ball) with well-judged trajectory and pace
  • Shoot (wildfowl) in flight
air miles flights - Joint Strike
Joint Strike Fighter
Joint Strike Fighter
-Be a part of the future. Now. The JSF can perform both ground strike and air combat missions on the same mission. Besides the 20 mm cannon loaded with 1,850 rounds, your JSF features eight hanging bombs or missiles. It can carry over 13,000 pounds of ordnance, in addition to the cannon. Revolutionary ISFTM graphics enables fluid redraws in color resolutions up to 1024x768x16 with no pixelation, at a playable frame rate. Two prototypes for the Pentagon's Joint Strike Fighter: Boeing's X-32 and Lockheed Martin's X-35 jet fighters. Over 10 million square miles of beautifully rendered terrain. High-tech weaponry includes the AGM-154 Joint Stand Off Weapon and the Lockheed Martin Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser. Variable weather conditions such as snow blizzards and morning fog. Supports force feedback joysticks through Direct X. Multi-player for up to 8 players over LAN or internet. Four detailed campaigns that span the globe and feature non-static missions with complete user control.

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National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio
National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio
CONVAIR B-58A HUSTLER The U.S. Air Force's first operational supersonic bomber, the B-58 made its initial flight on Nov. 11, 1956. In addition to the Hustler's delta wing shape, distinctive features included a sophisticated inertial guidance navigation and bombing system, a slender "wasp-waist" fuselage and an extensive use of heat-resistant honeycomb sandwich skin panels in the wings and fuselage. Since the thin fuselage prevented the carrying of bombs internally, a droppable, two-component pod beneath the fuselage contained a nuclear weapon -- along with extra fuel, reconnaissance equipment or other specialized gear. The B-58 crew consisted of a pilot, navigator/bombardier and defense systems operator. Convair built 116 B-58s: 30 test and pre-production aircraft and 86 for operational service. Hustlers flew in the Strategic Air Command between 1960 and 1970. Setting 19 world speed and altitude records, B-58s also won five different aviation trophies. The B-58A on display set three speed records while flying from Los Angeles to New York and back on March 5, 1962. For this effort, the crew received the Bendix and Mackay Trophies for 1962. It was flown to the museum in December 1969. Click on the following links for more information about the B-58A. B-58A Escape Capsule Operation Heat Rise TECHNICAL NOTES: Armament: One 20mm cannon in tail; nuclear weapons in pod or on under-wing pylons Engines: Four General Electric J79s of 15,000 lbs. thrust each (with afterburner) Maximum speed: 1,325 mph Range: 4,400 miles without aerial refueling Ceiling: 64,800 ft. Span: 56 ft. 10 in. Length: 96 ft. 10 in. Height: 31 ft. 5 in. Weight: 163,000 lbs. maximum
National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio
National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio
MACCHI MC.200 SAETTA Developed in the mid-1930s for the Regia Aeronautica (Italian Royal Air Force), the Saetta was one of its principal fighters during World War II. The prototype made its first flight in December 1937, and by Italy's entry into WWII in June 1940, some 156 were in service. A total of 1,151 were produced. The Regia Aeronautica first employed the Saetta against the British on the Mediterranean island of Malta. Italian pilots also flew the MC.200 in Greece, North Africa, Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union. The U.S. Army Air Forces fought against MC.200s in North Africa and over Italy itself. The MC.200 on display was transferred from the Regia Aeronautica's 372nd Squadron in Italy to the 165th Squadron in North Africa during November 1942, just in time to be abandoned at Banghazi airfield following the battle of El Alamein. It appears that, in the press of circumstances, it remained in its 372nd markings. Captured by British forces, it was subsequently shipped to the United States where it was exhibited around the country to sell war bonds. Later obtained by the New England Air Museum, in 1989 it was purchased by a private owner who had it restored in Italy by a team from Aermacchi, the original builder, before its acquisition by the museum. It is displayed in the markings of the 372nd Squadron of the Regia Aeronautica that it carried at the time of its capture. TECHNICAL NOTES: Armament: Two 12.7mm Breda machine guns Engine: One FIAT A.74 R.C.38 double row, 14-cylinder, air cooled radial engine of 870 hp Maximum speed: 313 mph Range: 355 miles Ceiling: 29,200 ft. Span: 34 ft. 8 in. Length: 27 ft. 6 in. Height: 10 ft. Weight: 5,275 lbs.

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air miles flights
Dear American Airlines: A Novel
Sometimes the planes don't fly on time.

Bennie Ford, a fifty-three-year-old failed poet turned translator, is traveling to his estranged daughter's wedding when his flight is canceled. Stuck with thousands of fuming passengers in the purgatory of O'Hare airport, he watches the clock tick and realizes that he will miss the ceremony. Frustrated, irate, and helpless, Bennie does the only thing he can: he starts to write a letter. But what begins as a hilariously excoriating demand for a refund soon becomes a lament for a life gone awry, for years misspent, talent wasted, and happiness lost. A man both sinned against and sinning, Bennie writes in a voice that is a marvel of lacerating wit, heart-on-sleeve emotion, and wide-ranging erudition, underlined by a consistent groundnote of regret for the actions of a lifetime -- and made all the more urgent by the fading hope that if he can just make it to the wedding, he might have a chance to do something right.

A margarita blend of outrage, wicked humor, vulnerability, intelligence, and regret, Dear American Airlines gives new meaning to the term "airport novel" and announces the emergence of major new talent in American fiction.

Elizabeth Gilbert on Dear American Airlines
Elizabeth Gilbert's first three books, Pilgrims, Stern Men, and the National Book Award nominee The Last American Man, received awards and acclaim, but her fourth, Eat, Pray, Love, a chronicle of her spiritual search and redemption following a difficult divorce, has put her on the bedside tables of millions of readers across the world. Her next book, Weddings and Evictions, a memoir about her unexpected journey into second marriage, will be published in 2009.
I'm one of those readers who can't get enough of Martin Amis novels, since Amis--a savage misanthrope who sometimes writes, it seems, with a drill bit--is a guilty pleasure of mine from way back. So it's no wonder that I fell so hard for the bitter, hilarious, dark, twisted, and wonderfully written delights of Dear American Airlines--the most Amis-like novel I've ever read. Jonathan Miles is a first-time novelist (and--full disclosure--friend of mine) whose journalism I've long admired for its clear, humane prose. I never suspected that he had a book like this in him, and--frankly--now that I do know, I'm a little worried for his mental state (even as I'm totally impressed with his writing.)
The novel relays the tale of Bennie Ford, a man who is marinating like a cocktail olive in the sour middle-aged juices of his own mistakes, but who has decided to redeem himself completely by attending the wedding of his estranged daughter. Now, as some of us have learned from painful personal experience, it's not always easy to redeem a lifetime of screw-ups in one weekend, but that doesn't deter Bennie from heading to the airport to fly off to what he has decided is the most important event in his life. (The fact that he doesn't seem to notice that the wedding should actually be the most important event in his DAUGHTER'S life, not his, is an early clue of his particular breed of hilarious narcissism.) But at the airport is where his troubles begin, as American Airlines cancels his flight and thus--as far as he is concerned--destroys his life. What follows is a complaint letter raised to the level of high narrative art. I have never before encountered a novel written in the form of a complaint letter, and we can safely assume there will never be another such after this one, just because Miles has created an inimitable story here--one which, despite all the dark wit of its narrator--leaves room in the sad margins for real heartbreak, real feeling, real life. (This is something Amis himself wasn't able to do until many years into his career.) This is the most entertaining first novel I've read in a long while, as well as a searing cautionary tale. Bring it to the airport with you next time you fly somewhere to change your life...