INTRODUCTION Utilizing good project management practices has become one of the key differentiators in delivering successful information technology projects. Kerzner (2001) defines project management as “the planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of company resources for a relatively short-term objective that has been established to complete specific goals and objectives” (p. 4). The field of project […]

What Is ?

Aspartame: Marketed under the names NutraSweet and Equal, aspartame is an artificial sweetener that was discovered in 1965. It was first authorized to enter the U.S. market in 1974. Numerous allegations have been made against aspartame, none of which has been conclusively proven. Bundling: The practice of joining related products together for the purpose of […]

What Is ?

Aileron roll: A 360-degree roll accomplished by applying and maintaining coordinated aileron pressure. The maneuver is begun with the nose slightly raised, because, as the airplane rolls, its lift vector is no longer countering its weight, so the nose of the ariplane drops significantly during the maneuver. Back stick pressure is maintained throughout,so that even […]

Organizations and Agencies

Air Combat Command. The Air Combat Command was activated on July 1, 1992, as part of the Department of Defense reorganization. The responsibilities of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) were divided between the Air Combat Command and the Air Mobility Command. The Air Combat Command controls the bulk of the Air Force’s fighting strength. An […]

Time Line

1000 b.c.e.: The Chinese invent kites which carried men to scout troops. 1162: Ismail Cevheri, in Constantinople, Turkey, tries to fly using pleated fabric wings. He plummets from the top of a tower and dies. 1250′s: The first suggestion of flight by lighter-than-air devices is made by the English philosopher and theologian Roger Bacon. 1300′s: […]

Airplane Types

This list of airplanes is organized chronologically under the headings “Pre-1914,” “1914-1918,” “1919-1939,” “19391945,” and”1945-Present.” The entries listed include civilian and military single-engine, twin-engine, and multieng inepropeller and jet airplanes. PRE-1914 Benoit Type XIV two-seat flying boat: Power source 75-horsepower Roberts or 70-horsepower Sturtevant engine driving a pusher propeller. Aircraft was operated by the Airboat […]

Flight Schools and Training Centers in North America

UNITED STATES A & M Aviation Clow International Airport Bolingbrook, IL ph.: (630) 759-1555 (http://home.att.net/—’flyace/) Offers airplane and glider pilot certificate courses for private and commercial pilots. Also offers flight instructor certificate. Airplanes and motor gliders available for rent and sale. Adventure Aviation Georgetown Municipal Airport 207 Corsair Drive Georgetown, TX 78628 ph.: (512) 930-41443; […]

International Airports

The world’s one hundred busiest airports during the year 2000 are listed in descending volume of traffic. 1. William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is located ten miles from downtown Atlanta, Georgia. In 2000, it was the world’s busiest airport, serving 80,171,036 passengers. Approximately 2,400 flights fly into and out of Hartsfield Atlanta every […]

Museums of North America

UNITED STATES Air Force Flight Test Center Museum Edwards Air Force Base 405 S. Rosamond Boulevard Palmdale, CA 93524 ph.: (661) 277-8050 (afftc.edwards.af.mil/trip/) The birthplace of supersonic flight, where Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947, Edwards Air Force Base hosts a museum devoted to flight testing and flight research. A variety of aircraft […]

Air Carriers

The statistical and contact information for the following air carriers was current as of late 2001. Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus was founded in Ireland in 1936 and is considered the flag carrier of that country. They currently fly to more than twenty-nine cities and carry approximately seven million passengers per year. On June 1, 2000, […]