Of all the indignities suffered by America’s military aviators during World War I, perhaps none were as richly symbolic as the requirement that they wear spurs. “It is a queer sense of humor that requires a field officer, who in the course of his duties suddenly is called upon to mount his winged steed, to divest himself of his spurs and put them in his pocket for safety,” recalls Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) Hiram Bingham in his 1920 memoir An Explorer in the Air Service.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) will be adding two new Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawks to its fleet at a cost of around $29.4 million. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the sole-source acquisition on July 11, KHTS News reported. The decision follows a comprehensive assessment of the fire department’s current aircraft program, which was commissioned in the wake of destructive fires in June and July of last year.
I’m in the right seat of an MBB Bo.105, looking through the windscreen at the ground, which is coming at me fast. My internal terrain alerting system is screaming “pull up, pull up,” but I don’t — not yet. My instructor in the left seat, Kevin Bredenbeck, has advised me to keep the cyclic locked in a neutral position, and because he has more experience as a test pilot than I do, I’m willing to trust him. For a while longer, anyway. My trust is not misplaced.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".