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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

How Air Force One works

By Marshall Brain

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Air Force One is something you see in the news all the time. It is the flying White House, able to carry the president and 100 advisors and journalists across the country or around the world.

To create Air Force One, engineers started with two 747-200Bs. Yes, there are two identical Air Force Ones, so that the President can fly even when one of the planes needs maintenance. These planes are gigantic - more than 200 feet long and with three levels inside.

Inside, Air Force One looks nothing like a "normal" 747, the ones you see operated by commercial airlines. Instead of installing rows of seats, engineers looked at this airplane completely differently. They started with 4,000 square feet of floor space and started designing a deluxe flying office and hotel for the most powerful person in the world. As you walk around inside Air Force One, you realize just how unique this airplane really is.

There are three ways to board Air Force One. The president and dignitaries typically get on and off the plane using the main entrance on the middle level. Staff and crew use a door on the lower level, just underneath the main entrance. And journalists use a door on the lower level at the back of the plane. Let's assume that you board the jet with the president. As you walk through the door you are standing in a small foyer area on the middle deck.

To your left, toward the nose of the plane, is the presidential suite. There is a spacious office for the president, a surprising medical room, a private bathroom and a bedroom. The office has a large desk and comfortable executive seating. The bedroom and bathroom have all the comforts of home. And the medical room can handle nearly any emergency. There is a surgeon who flies with the president, and the medical room includes a complete pharmacy, x-ray equipment, emergency equipment and even an operating table.

Immediately in front of you are staircases to the upper and lower decks along with a small lounge area.

To your right the plane looks like an office suite. You walk down a hallway past the galley on your left. This kitchen is able to serve 100 people at a time, and freezers on the lower level hold up to 2,000 meals. On your right are relaxed seating areas. Just past the galley is a large conference room that takes up nearly the entire width of the plane. It comes complete with a large conference table, television sets and computers, and sectional seating along the walls. This room can comfortably accommodate 20 people.

Past the conference room is a workroom with tables and chairs for smaller meetings. Beyond that is the rear seating area and restroom. This seating area is set up with rows of seats like you might find in a First Class cabin of a commercial jet.

The upper deck is smaller and contains the airplane's cockpit, a second galley and lounge area and a communication room filled with equipment and computers. This room makes it possible for the president to talk to anyone in the world and to communicate securely with the Pentagon.

The technology doesn't stop there. Air Force One has a number of features not available on your normal 747. For example, Air Force One can handle aerial refueling so that, in an emergency, the plane does not have to land. The plane also has electronic countermeasures equipment that can help jam enemy radar. It also has a flare system that can outwit heat-seeking missiles.

Air Force One is truly a unique aircraft. Even so, the Air Force is starting to consider its replacement. It has been in service since the 1990s, and after 15 years it is getting to be time for a new model. The Air Force could use new 747s, or it might go with the A380 - currently the largest commercial plane available. It will be fascinating to see what the next generation of Air Force One looks like.

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Previously:


How wildfire fighting works
How vitamins work
How ejection seats work
How reattaching limbs works
How hot air balloons work
How paparazzi work
How counterfeiting works
How CDs work
How the Edsel worked
How Stinger missiles work
How hybrid cars work
How sharks work
How mosquitoes work
How diesel engines work
How water towers work
How the Dawn mission works
How Kassam rockets work
How the North American Eagle works
Why aren't we flying to work?
How tofu and soy milk work
How Colony Collapse Disorder works
How airbags work
How the U.S. income tax works
How gum works
How caffeine works
How Daylight Saving Time works
How a cruise missile works
How snow making works

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