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De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter

The de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter marketed as the Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter, is a Canadian 19-passenger STOL utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada and produced by Viking Air. The aircraft's fixed tricycle undercarriage, STOL capabilities, twin turboprop engines and high rate of climb have made it a successful commuter passenger airliner as well as a cargo and medical evacuation aircraft. In addition, the Twin Otter has been popular with commercial skydiving operations, is used by the United States Army Parachute Team and the United States Air Force's 98th Flying Training Squadron. Development of the aircraft began in 1964, with the first flight on May 20, 1965. A twin-engine replacement for the single-engine DHC-3 Otter retaining DHC's renowned STOL qualities, its design features included double-slotted trailing-edge flaps and ailerons that work in unison with the flaps to boost STOL performance; the availability of the 550 shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 turboprop in the early 1960s made the concept of a twin more feasible.

A DHC-3 Otter with its piston engine replaced with two PT6A-4 engines had flown in 1963. It had been extensively modified for STOL research. To bush operators, the improved reliability of turboprop power and the improved performance of a twin-engine configuration made it an popular alternative to the piston-powered Otter, flying since 1951; the first six aircraft produced were designated Series 1, indicating that they were prototype aircraft. The initial production run consisted of Series 100 aircraft, serial numbers seven to 115 inclusive. In 1968, Series 200 production began with serial number 116. Changes made at the beginning of Series 200 production included improving the STOL performance, adding a longer nose, equipped with a larger baggage compartment, fitting a larger door to the rear baggage compartment. All Series 1, 100, 200 aircraft and their variants were fitted with the 550-shaft-horsepower PT6A-20 engines. In 1969, the Series 300 was introduced, beginning with serial number 231.

Both aircraft performance and payload were improved by fitting more powerful PT6A-27 engines. This was a 680 hp engine, flat-rated to 620 hp for use in the Series 300 Twin Otter; the Series 300 proved to be the most successful variant by far, with 614 Series 300 aircraft and their subvariants sold before production in Toronto by de Havilland Canada ended in 1988. In 1976, a new -300 would have cost $700,000 and is still worth more than $2.5 million in 2018 despite the -400 introduction, many years after the -300 production ceased. After Series 300 production ended, the remaining tooling was purchased by Viking Air of Victoria, British Columbia, which manufactures replacement parts for all of the out-of-production de Havilland Canada aircraft. On February 24, 2006, Viking purchased the type certificates from Bombardier Aerospace for all the out-of-production de Havilland Canada aircraft; the ownership of the certificates gives Viking the exclusive right to manufacture new aircraft. On July 17, 2006, at the Farnborough Air Show, Viking Air announced its intention to offer a Series 400 Twin Otter.

On April 2, 2007, Viking announced that with 27 orders and options in hand, it was restarting production of the Twin Otter, equipped with more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 engines. As of November 2007, 40 firm orders and 10 options had been taken and a new final assembly plant was established in Calgary, Alberta. Zimex Aviation of Switzerland received the first new production aircraft, serial number 845, in July 2010. By mid-2014, Viking had built 55 new aircraft at its Calgary facility; the production rate as of summer 2014 was about 24 aircraft per year. In April 2015, Viking announced a reduction of the production rate to 18 aircraft per year. On June 17, 2015, Viking further announced a partnership with a Chinese firm, Reignwood Aviation Group; the group will purchase 50 aircraft and become the exclusive representatives for new Series 400 Twin Otters in China. Major changes introduced with the Series 400 include Honeywell Primus Apex integrated avionics, deletion of the AC electrical system, deletion of the beta backup system, modernization of the electrical and lighting systems, use of composites for nonload-bearing structures such as doors.

The 100th Series 400 Twin Otter was displayed at the July 2017 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. 38% are operated as regional airliners, 31% in military aviation or special missions, 26% in industrial support and 5% in private air charter. Additionally, 70 are on regular landing gear wheels, 18 are configured as straight or amphibious floatplanes, 10 have tundra tires and 2 have wheel skis. In 2019, Viking started making plastic components for the Twin Otter by 3D printer to help reduce cost. Twin Otters could be delivered directly from the factory with floats, skis, or tricycle landing gear fittings, making them adaptable bush planes for remote and northern areas. Areas including Canada and the United States, had much of the demand. Many Twin Otters still serve in the far north, but they can be found in Africa, Asia and other regions where bush planes are the optimum means of travel, their versatility and maneuverability have made them popular in areas with difficult flying environments such as Papua New Guinea.

In Norway, the Twin Otter paved the way for the network of short-field airports, connecting rural areas with larger towns. The Twin Otter showed outstanding reliability, remained in service until 2000 on certai

Morien Morgan

Sir Morien Bedford Morgan CB FRS, was a noted Welsh aeronautical engineer, sometimes known as "the Father of Concorde". He spent most of his career at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, before moving to Whitehall for ten years as the Controller of Aircraft within the Ministry of Aviation, he spent the last years of his life as master of Cambridge. He was born in the son of draper John Bedford Morgan and teacher Edith Mary. Thomas, was the fourth great grandson of, he studied at local schools at Magdalen College School and from 1931, St Catharine's College, Cambridge. It was during his time at Cambridge that he became fascinated with aircraft, won the John Bernard Seely prize in aeronautics in 1934. After a brief apprenticeship at Vickers Aviation, Morgan took a position at the Aerodynamics Department within the RAE in 1935. Based in Farnborough, there he met Sylvia Axford and married on 19 April 1941, they had three daughters, Carol and Gwyneth. In 1959 he left the RAE to become the scientific advisor to the Air Ministry, from 1960 to 1969 held a variety of posts within the Ministry.

He returned to the RAE as Director in 1969, served in this role until 1972. In 1967, he became the first Welshman to be President of the Royal Aeronautical Society. In 1972 he succeeded Prof. Keith Guthrie as Master of Downing College, Cambridge, a post he held until his death. At Downing "his enthusiasm and good humour together with his Welsh charm and love of music" made sure that he got on well with everyone, his love of music was noted. Morgan was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 1958 Queen's Birthday Honours, knighted in the 1969 New Year Honours, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1972. In 1948 Morgan began research into the development of a supersonic passenger airliner. In November 1956 he became Chairman of the newly formed Supersonic Transport Aircraft Committee, or STAC. STAC funded research into the SST field at several UK aviation firms though the 1950s. By the late 1950s, STAC had started the process of selecting specific designs for development, after the forced merger of most UK aviation firms in 1960, selected the Bristol 223 as the basis for a transatlantic design.

The Bristol work would form the basis for the Concorde. At the time he commented that: Light alloy construction would be used, engines could be straightforward developments of present-day large jet units. Long slender shapes, with subsonic leading edges and supersonic trailing edges, can give sufficiently high L/D while the optimum cruise aspect ratio is large enough for a sensible compromise to be visualized between cruising efficiency and reasonable approach speed. During the Concorde work, Morgan tirelessly worked through problems, both technical and political, to see the project to its conclusion. Alternating with his French counterpart, Robert Vergnaud, he chaired the Concorde oversight committee from 1963 when work began in earnest, to 1966 when prototype construction was well advanced. Given the aircraft was the first of its sort, the rapid progress from design to construction is notable. Morgan noted: I became convinced – than in this I have been reinforced of late by the impressive way in which Concorde is ploughing through the prototype flying phase – that in aeronautical design and research a combination of Gallic fervor and British phlegm produces pretty impressive results by any standards.

It is a combination well worth preserving. Sir Morien Bedford Morgan, Aeronautical engineer, entry in the National Portrait Gallery

Vincent Dorel

Vincent Dorel is a French professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. Dorel began his career with Stade Rennais in 2002, he went through all categories from youth academy to First Team. Following ten years at Stade Rennais, Dorel was released by the club in summer 2012. After leaving Stade Rennais he signed at Les Herbiers in July 2012. In summer 2013 Dorel signed a one-year contract at GSI Pontivy as a first choice. Dorel made his club debut on 17 August 2013 against Villenave. Gsi Pontivy won, he was named in the Team of year decided by all managers of the league. He earned Best goalkeeper of the league award this season. Dorel signed at Le Poiré-sur-Vie in National. Dorel started his first National game against Epinal on 8 August 2014, keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 away victory. In despite of 12th Position on the table Le Poiré-sur-Vie were relegated to the equivalent of the English National League because of financial sanctions, he joined English League Two club Plymouth Argyle in March 2016.

He made his professional debut on 7 May 2016 in a 5–0 win over Hartlepool United. On 10 May 2017, Dorel was one of nine players released by Plymouth Argyle following the end of the 2016–17 season. On 1 September 2017 Dorel signed for Torquay United on a non contract basis, he made his debut the following day. He went on to sign a professional contract with the club and became 1st choice keeper for the club signing a contract until the end of the season As of match played 30 December 2017 Vincent Dorel at Soccerway Vincent Dorel at Soccerbase

Rogaland County Municipality

Rogaland County Municipality is the governing administration of Rogaland county, Norway. The responsibilities of the county municipality include the running of 29 upper secondary schools as well as managing the county roadways, public transport, dental care, cultural affairs, cultural heritage; the county municipality coordinates regional planning and economic development. The Rogfast is a major road project, being financed by the county municipality; the county council has 47 members, county mayor is Janne Johnsen and the deputy mayor is Terje Halleland. The council and mayor are the executive bodies of the county. Harald Thune is the County Governor of Rogaland; the Governor is the representative of the King and Government of Norway in each county, functioning as the connection between the state and the municipalities. The administration is located in the city of Stavanger

Zakspeed 881

The Zakspeed 881 was a Formula One car designed by Chris Murphy and Heinz Zollner and raced by Zakspeed in the 1988 Formula One season. The car was the last to be powered by the team's own 1.5 litre straight 4 turbo engine, the 1500/4. The car was driven by West German F1 rookie Bernd Schneider; the 881 was a development of the team's 1987 car, the 871, was a unsuccessful car in the last year for turbos in Formula One. Both Ghinzani and Schneider, who replaced 1987 drivers Martin Brundle and Christian Danner, struggled all season to qualify the car against the slower atmospheric cars. A glaring example of this was at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. At the fastest circuit on the calendar that should have suited the turbo powered cars, both Ghinzani and Schneider failed to qualify, the Zakspeeds being the only turbo cars not to do so; the 881 was unreliable blowing either the engine or the turbo many times over a race weekend. Neither Zakspeed driver scored a point in 1988, which meant the team was forced to pre-qualify in 1989.

The 881 was the last F1 car in which Zakspeed used their own engines which were rated at about 640 bhp for the season. While this made the engine one of the most powerful in the field, being only about 10 bhp shy of both the Honda and Ferrari V6 engines, around the same as the other straight 4 turbo in the field, the Megatrons used by Arrows, where the similarities ended. Honda powered McLaren to 15 wins and 15 pole positions during the season, with the other win and pole going to Ferrari. Ghinzani failed to qualify on seven occasions. Something that did not help the team's cause was the weight of the car; the 881 weighed in at 560 kg, this was around 20 kg heavier than the McLaren MP4/4, Ferrari F1/87/88C and the Honda powered Lotus 100T. Bernd Schneider recorded the team's best finish for the year when he finished 12th in his and the team's home race in Germany at Hockenheim; the German rookie had to wait until Round 4 in Mexico to qualify for his first race. There at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in the high altitude of Mexico City where the thinner air gave the turbos a massive power advantage over their atmospheric rivals, Schneider qualified in an encouraging 15th place and ran well early on the edge of the top 10 until retiring with engine failure on lap 16.

The 881's replacement, the Zakspeed 891, would be powered by a Yamaha V8 engine. BooksRoebuck, Nigel. Grand Prix World Formula One Championship 1988/89. Magenta Press Ltd. ISBN 0-908081-59-6

Yours (Russell Dickerson song)

"Yours" is a song recorded by American country music singer Russell Dickerson for his debut studio album of the same name. Dickerson co-wrote its producer, Casey Brown; the song was first released independently to digital retailers and online streaming services on July 23, 2015. After Dickerson signed to the then-newly created record label Triple Tigers, he released the single to American country radio on April 24, 2017."Yours" received positive reviews from music critics, in 2016 it was named the top new wedding song of the year by The Knot. The song became a minor sleeper hit in the United States, entering the Billboard Country Airplay chart in May 2017, one year and ten months after its initial release; as of March 2019, "Yours" has sold over 2 million copies and is certified 2x Multi-Platinum by RIAA. Billy Dukes of Taste of Country wrote that "strong lyrics and a professional approach round out a great vocal performance." Maggie Seaver of The Knot wrote that "Yours" is "sweet and straight from the heart," making it "everything a first dance song should be."

Chuck Dauphin of Sounds Like Nashville named "Yours" the highlight of the EP, writing that Dickerson "proves himself to be a vocalist of strength here" and "definitely hits the mark" with the track. The song placed at number one on The Knot's 2016 list of top new wedding songs. "Yours" was the seventy-eighth best-selling country song in the United States for the week of August 24, 2015. It sold 5,000 copies in its first two weeks; the song debuted and peaked at number 43 on the official Billboard Country Digital Songs chart, the sales component of the Hot Country Songs chart, dated October 3, 2015. By November 2016, the song had sold over 125,000 copies in the United States. In April 2017, Nash Country Weekly reported. Upon its release as a radio single in 2017, "Yours" entered the Country Airplay chart dated May 13, 2017 at number 57, it reached number one on the chart dated January 27, 2018. The single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on August 8, 2017, Platinum on January 18, 2018, 2x Multi-Platinum on March 29, 2019.

As of March 2018, the song has sold 433,000 copies in the US. An accompanying music video was directed by Dickerson's wife, Kailey Dickerson, produced on an approximate budget of six dollars, it was filmed through the back hatch of the Dickersons' SUV as a friend drove the vehicle down a road in west Nashville, while Russell walked behind. They were "just shooting test footage," but after a storm that arrived shortly after filming began gave the video a unique effect, Dickerson stuck with the concept; the video was shot in black and white to prevent the vehicle's brake lights from casting a red glow on Dickerson and compromising the visual. The video premiered on Dickerson's YouTube channel on June 29, 2015