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rectrix

(rĕk′trĭks)
n. pl. rectrices (rĕk′trĭ-sēz′, rĕk-trī′sēz)
One of the stiff main feathers of a bird's tail, used to stabilize the bird while in flight and to control its direction.

rectrix

(pl. retrices) see FEATHER.
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(Pilots ranked Rectrix's Sarasota facility in the top 10 percent among 3,600 FBOs in the country in a recent national survey.) The pilot and flight crew take care of most needs, but often the FBO staff are on call for specific accommodations--fresh lobster and champagne for dinner, a warm wool throw blanket, juice boxes for the kids.
Because the first rectrix on each side was firmly attached to the pygostyle, this bone was disarticulated from the tail and removed with the rectrices, which were removed in 1 fan-like piece (Fig 4).
vicarius observed and the lengths of the tarsus, primary, rectrix or culmen (Fig.
Bedford-based Rectrix Aviation will invest $6.7 million in a 27,000-square-foot facility that will accommodate large corporate aircraft such as the Gulfstream 650 and Global 7000, and serve as a regional aircraft maintenance facility.
According to the company, the new Worcester facility is set to be one among two fixed base operations to be constructed by Rectrix as a result of a multi-million dollar contract awarded by Massport.
"The acquisition of Airport Property Partners' Sarasota base represents a strategic initiative that will allow Rectrix to enhance its operations at SRQ," said Thomas Russell, Rectrix executive chairman, in a press release.
AirFlyte's operation in Westfield "provides business suites, concierge services, crew lounge, quiet rooms, refueling services, aircraft de-icing and the availability of a conference center," according to a Rectrix press release.
Rectrix occupies nearly 20 acres of airport property.
On the positive side, JetBlue has been making kissing noises as a potential suitor to the Worcester airport, and Rectrix Aviation will start building a $5 million hangar at the airport this winter.
This year's Cure on the Runway-themed fund-raising event at the Rectrix Aerodrome Center includes a fabulous Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show.
I went to the airport last week to hear about Rectrix Aviation Inc.'s plans for the airport, which are significant.
WORCESTER - Rectrix Aviation Inc., the Bedford-based company that will take over base operations at Worcester Regional Airport tomorrow, is continuing to explore bringing passenger service to the airport, the company's chief executive officer said yesterday.