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Mikoyan MiG-29

The Mikoyan MiG-29 is a twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union. Developed by the Mikoyan design bureau as an air superiority fighter during the 1970s, the MiG-29, along with the larger Sukhoi Su-27, was developed to counter new U. S. fighters such as the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. The MiG-29 entered service with the Soviet Air Forces in 1982. While oriented towards combat against any enemy aircraft, many MiG-29s have been furnished as multirole fighters capable of performing a number of different operations, are outfitted to use a range of air-to-surface armaments and precision munitions; the MiG-29 has been manufactured in several major variants, including the multirole Mikoyan MiG-29M and the navalised Mikoyan MiG-29K. Models feature improved engines, glass cockpits with HOTAS-compatible flight controls, modern radar and IRST sensors, increased fuel capacity. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the militaries of a number of former Soviet republics have continued to operate the MiG-29, the largest of, the Russian Air Force.

The Russian Air Force wanted to upgrade its existing fleet to the modernised MiG-29SMT configuration, but financial difficulties have limited deliveries. The MiG-29 has been a popular export aircraft. In 2013 the MiG-29 was still in production by Mikoyan, a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corporation since 2006. In the mid–1960s, the United States Air Force encountered difficulties over the skies of Vietnam. Supersonic fighter bombers, optimized for low altitude bombing, like the F-105 Thunderchief, were found to be vulnerable to older MiG-17s and more advanced MiGs which were much more maneuverable. In order to regain the sort of air superiority enjoyed over Korea, the US refocused on air combat using the F-4 Phantom multi-role fighter, while the Soviet Union developed the MiG-23 in response. Towards the end of the 1960s, the USAF started the "F-X" program to produce a fighter dedicated to air superiority, which led to the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle being ordered for production in late 1969.

At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet response was necessary to avoid the possibility of a new American fighter gaining a serious technological advantage over existing Soviet fighters. Thus the development of a new air superiority fighter became a priority. In 1969, the Soviet General Staff issued a requirement for a Perspektivnyy Frontovoy Istrebitel. Specifications were ambitious, calling for long range, good short-field performance, excellent agility, Mach 2+ speed, heavy armament; the Russian aerodynamics institute TsAGI worked in collaboration with the Sukhoi design bureau on the aircraft's aerodynamics. By 1971, Soviet studies determined the need for different types of fighters; the PFI program was supplemented with the Perspektivnyy Lyogkiy Frontovoy Istrebitel program. PFI and LPFI paralleled the USAF's decision that created the "Lightweight Fighter" program and the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon and Northrop YF-17; the PFI fighter was assigned to Sukhoi, resulting in the Sukhoi Su-27, while the lightweight fighter went to Mikoyan.

Detailed design work on the resultant Mikoyan Product 9, designated MiG-29A, began in 1974, with the first flight taking place on 6 October 1977. The pre-production aircraft was first spotted by United States reconnaissance satellites in November of that year; the workload split between TPFI and LPFI became more apparent as the MiG-29 filtered into front line service with the Soviet Air Forces in the mid-1980s. While the heavy, long range Su-27 was tasked with the more exotic and dangerous role of deep air-to-air sweeps of NATO high-value assets, the smaller MiG-29 directly replaced the MiG-23 in the frontal aviation role. In the West, the new fighter was given the NATO reporting name "Fulcrum-A" because the pre-production MiG-29A, which should have logically received this designation, remained unknown in the West at that time; the Soviet Union did not assign official names to most of its aircraft, although nicknames were common. Unusually, some Soviet pilots found the MiG-29's NATO reporting name, "Fulcrum", to be a flattering description of the aircraft's intended purpose, it is sometimes unofficially used in Russian service.

The MiG-29B was exported in downgraded versions, known as MiG-29B 9-12A and MiG-29B 9-12B for Warsaw Pact and non-Warsaw Pact nations with less capable avionics and no capability for delivering nuclear weapons. In the 1980s, Mikoyan developed the improved MiG-29S to use longer range R-27E and R-77 air-to-air missiles, it added a dorsal'hump' to the upper fuselage to house a jamming system and some additional fuel capacity. The weapons load was increased to 4,000 kg with airframe strengthening; these features were included in new-built upgrades to older MiG-29s. Refined versions of the MiG-29 with improved avionics were fielded by the Soviet Union, but Mikoyan's multirole variants, including a carrier-based version designated MiG-29K, were never produced in large numbers. Development of

Nampa Municipal Airport

Nampa Municipal Airport is a city-owned public airport in Nampa, in Canyon County, Idaho. The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013 called it a general aviation airport, it is used for private, emergency and industrial aviation and is home to the Warhawk Air Museum. The airport is under construction; the National Guard Base is on airport grounds. Nampa Municipal Airport is a member of the Snake River Flight Training Club. Mission Aviation Fellowship is headquartered at the Nampa Airport. Most U. S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but this airport is assigned MAN by the FAA and has no designation from the IATA. Nampa Municipal Airport covers 126 acres at an elevation of 2,537 feet above mean sea level, it has 11/29, 5,000 by 75 feet. In the year ending June 20, 2007 the airport had 105,600 aircraft operations, average 289 per day: 98.5% general aviation and 1.5% air taxi. 277 aircraft were based at this airport: 86.6% single-engine, 2.9% multi-engine, 2.5% helicopter, 4% glider and 4% ultralight.

Services are for pilots only. Some services include cheap aircraft stowing, pilot service, transportation; the airport offers full service during business hours. Upstairs in the Ops building is the Tower Grill; the restaurant is open to the public. Nampa Municipal Airport page at City of Nampa website Nampa Municipal Airport at Idaho Transportation Department Aerial image as of 25 May 1992 from USGS The National Map Warhawk Air Museum Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for MAN AirNav airport information for KMAN FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker NOAA/NWS weather observations: current, past three days SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures

Frank Welch (American politician)

Frank Welch was a Nebraska Republican politician. He was born at Bunker Hill, Massachusetts on February 10, 1835 and moved to Boston in with his parents, he took up civil engineering. He moved to the Nebraska Territory in 1857 to Decatur, he served in the Nebraska Territorial council in 1864 and was presiding officer of the Territorial house of representatives in 1865 serving in the house in 1866. He was a register of the land office at West Point, Nebraska from 1871 to 1876, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth United States Congress serving from March 4, 1877 until his death in Neligh, Nebraska on September 4, 1878. He is interred in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. List of United States Congress members who died in office "Welch, Frank"; the Political Graveyard. Retrieved February 14, 2006. "Welch, Frank". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 14, 2006. Frank Welch papers at the Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved on 2009-10-27

New Britain, Connecticut

New Britain is a city in Hartford County, United States. It is located 9 miles southwest of Hartford. According to 2010 Census, the population of the city is 73,206. Among the southernmost of the communities encompassed within the Hartford-Springfield Knowledge Corridor metropolitan region, New Britain is home to Central Connecticut State University and Charter Oak State College; the city's official nickname is the "Hardware City" because of its history as a manufacturing center and as the headquarters of Stanley Black & Decker. Because of its large Polish population, the city is playfully referred to as "New Britski." New Britain was settled in 1687 and was incorporated as a new parish under the name New Britain Society in 1754. The name is a transfer from Great Britain. Chartered in 1850 as a township and in 1871 as a city, New Britain had separated from the nearby town of Farmington, Connecticut. A consolidation charter was adopted in 1905. During the early part of the 20th century, New Britain was known as the "Hardware Capital of the World", as well as "Hardware City".

Major manufacturers, such as The Stanley Works, the P&F Corbin Company, Frary & Clark and North & Judd, were headquartered in the city. In 1843 Frederick Trent Stanley established Stanley's Bolt Manufactory in New Britain to make door bolts and other wrought-iron hardware. In 1857 his cousin Henry Stanley founded The Stanley Level Company in the city. Planes invented by Leonard Bailey and manufactured by the Stanley Rule and Level Company, known as "Stanley/Bailey" planes, were prized by woodworkers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and remain popular among wood craftsmen today; the two companies merged in 1920, the Stanley Rule and Level Company became the Hand Tools Division of Stanley Works. The wire coat hanger was invented in 1869 by O. A. North of New Britain. In 1895, the basketball technique of dribbling was developed at the New Britain YMCA. In 1938, New Britain High School competed in the high school football national championship game in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 1954 saw the development of racquetball at the YMCA.

Paul Manafort Sr. the father of Paul Manafort, was once the mayor of New Britain. The heads of the fire and police departments and seven other municipal employees were arrested as part of a corruption scandal in the 1970s. New Britain's motto, Industria implet alveare et melle fruitur – translated from Latin – means "Industry fills the hive and enjoys the honey." This phrase was coined by Elihu Burritt, a 19th-century New Britain resident, diplomat and social activist. In 2007 it was reported. Former mayor William McNamara, who unsuccessfully tried to fix it during his term, suggested "to either fix the spelling immediately" or "switch to the English version of the motto." As controversy arose from the matter, the word was superseded with melle. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.4 square miles, of which, 13.3 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. New Britain's terrain is made up of soft, rolling hills and young Connecticut forest.

The many parks are populated with trees, in small, undeveloped areas, there is brushy woods. New Britain's streets have many trees lining the sides of the roads. Many front yards in the northern half of the city have at least one tree. One or two streams flow through New Britain, undisturbed by the development; as of the census of 2010, there were 73,153 people. The racial makeup of the city was 47.7% Non-Hispanic White, 36.8% Hispanic or Latino, 10.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander and 1.9% from two or more races. There were 29,888 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.7% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.18. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males. In 2010 The median income for a household in the city was $35,357, the median income for a family was $42,056. Males had a median income of $36,848 versus $28,873 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,404. 24.5% of population below poverty line. In the 1960s various European ethnic groups had ethnic enclaves, including those from Ireland, Italy and Ukraine. New Britain has the largest Polish population of any city in Connecticut, by 1930 a quarter of the city was ethnically Polish. Referred to as "Little Poland", the city's Broad Street neighborhood has been home to a considerable number of Polish businesses and families since 1890. On September 23, 2008, through the urging of the Polonia Business Association, the New Britain City Council unanimously passed a resolution designating New Britain's Broad Street area as "Little Poland." In recent years, the Polish community has been credited with revitalizing the area both culturally and economically

Henrik Fazola

Henrik Fazola was a German-born Hungarian locksmith master, a factory owner and one of the first representatives of industrial stock in Royal Hungary. He lived in the city of Eger for some years, during which period he created his most famous wrought iron works. Furthermore, he found iron in the Bükk Mountains and built the first iron furnace in the area, establishing the basis of metallurgy in the region. Henrik Fazola was born in 1730 to a wealthy family in Würzburg where he became an acknowledged smith with his younger brother, Lénart Fazola, they visited some Western-European countries in order to learn more about their profession and improve themselves to a higher level. In 1741, Maria Theresa, the Queen of Hungary nominated Ferenc Barkóczy as the bishop of Eger who invited a lot of foreign masters for his developer constructions in the city, inter alia the avowed smith, Henrik Fazola from Würzburg, in 1758; as he did the orders of the bishop at the highest artistic quality, he got more and major errands from the Church official and became a well-off citizen of Eger.

That was the time when he made his most famous works, the wrought iron gates and lunette of the County Hall of Eger with grapes and crests. Henrik Fazola started the search for iron, the commodity of his job in the area of Eger and found it in the Bükk Mountains, he began to invest his money, gained from his works, in mining. Their mother had lived with Henrik in Royal Hungary. Henrik Fazola took a widow, Anna Mária Linczin to wife in 1767 whose fortune gave stability to him, but she died soon, in 1772, he married the maiden Tekla Karl who became the mother of his two children: Frigyes and Borbála. The second wife had considerable financial background too which helped the dreams of the husband come true; the constructor used all of his money to utilize the founded iron in the Bükk Mountains. The Queens Announcement in 1770 let him built a smelter with the help of professional Styrian and Hungarian metallurgists who were the first inhabitants of the new settlements of Ómassa and Hámor; the smelter began to work in 1772 and in a few years it gained fame across the country.

This success of iron production in the region demanded Henrik Fazolas health declension because he had to work a lot since he did not have the financial support of the state. He died on 16 April 1779 in Hámor, his ashes are somewhere in the cemetery of the village. After the death of Henrik Fazola, with the strong help of his mother, Tekla Karl, by using all his sources and power to improve the iron production, Frigyes Fazola became a worthy successor of his father. Henrik Fazola gave a new industrial territory to the country by finding and producing iron what became the basis of the territory during the railway constructions of Austria-Hungary in the 19th century and after the Treaty of Trianon when most of the mines were disannexed from Hungary and the city of Miskolc emerged as the leader industrial settlement of the region. Pereházy, Károly: "Fazola Henrik". In: Nagy, Ferenc: Magyar tudóslexikon A-tól Zs-ig. Budapest: Better. 1997. P. 284. ISBN 963-85433-5-3

The Man of My Life (1954 film)

The Man of My Life is a 1954 West German drama film directed by Erich Engel and starring Marianne Hoppe, René Deltgen and Otto Gebühr. The film's sets were designed by the art director Fritz Maurischat, it was shot on location in Hamburg. When a violinist returns to his home town after fifteen years away he strikes up a relationship with an old flame, now working as a nurse. Marianne Hoppe as Helga Dargatter René Deltgen as Nils Ascan Otto Gebühr as Professor Kühn Ina Halley as Schwester Agnes Malte Jaeger as Dr. Reynold Wilfried Seyferth as Dr. Nörenberg Gisela Trowe as Schwester Thea Dorothea Wieck as Schwester Brigitte Karl Ludwig Diehl as Professor Bergstetten Peter-Timm Schaufuß as Robert Timm Emmy Burg as Frau Nörenberg Gustl Busch Maria Martinsen Inge Meysel as Frau Morawski Käte Pontow Josef Dahmen Rudolf Fenner Alexander Hunzinger Günther Jerschke Ilse Kiewiet Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim; the Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009; the Man of My Life on IMDb