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Boeing debuts 787-10 Dreamliner

Posted on February 18th, 2017 · Posted in Factory Fresh

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut today at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. “What’s happening here at Boeing South..
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The Fastest Plane in the World

Posted on January 18th, 2017 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

New declassified video from the National Reconnaissance Office. Learn about the early history of the A-12 and SR-71 and how these two aircraft set records and served multiple missions for the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. Air Force.

Quiet Supersonic Technology X-Plane

Posted on January 9th, 2017 · Posted in Aviation News

In partnership with NASA, the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works team is at it again – trying to find a solution to a difficult problem. Although supersonic flight has been achieved before, the mission of QueSST is to deliver high-speed flight with revolutionary low-impact sound. NASA selected a team led by..
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Great Planes: The Convair B-36 Peacemaker

Posted on December 31st, 2016 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

While the B-36 remained in the USAF fleet until 1959, it was quickly surpassed by the B-47 Stratojet and then the B-52 Stratfortress as the USAF’s strategic long-range bomber. By 1959, the B-36 was no longer in service and the 384 aircraft that were built were sent to the bone..
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First Production Scorpion Jet Maiden Flight

Posted on December 24th, 2016 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Textron AirLand, LLC, a Textron Inc. company, today announced the successful maiden flight of the first production conforming Scorpion jet. This program milestone closely follows the recent successful weapons capability exercise on the prototype Scorpion completed in early October. The Scorpion jet is a bold new direction for tactical aircraft..
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Cirrus Delivers First Vision Jet

Posted on December 21st, 2016 · Posted in Aviation News

Cirrus celebrated the delivery of its first Vision Jet on Monday, simultaneously taking the wraps off its new 68,000-sq-ft “finishing center” in Duluth, Minnesota. Accompanied by his wife and six children, customer Joe Whisenhunt, a commercial real-estate developer from Arkansas, pocketed the keys to the single-engine personal jet in a..
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Black Sky: The Race for Space

Posted on December 10th, 2016 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Black Sky: The Race For Space is a Discovery Channel documentary about Space Ship One, and how a small team backed by Paul Allen achieved human suborbital spaceflight and win the Ansari X Prize. It contain insights about how the rocketplane was built, the challenge they faced when they flew..
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Supersonic Palette, The Art of Flight by Mike Machat

Posted on December 10th, 2016 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

If it’s about airplanes, Mike Machat is your go-to source. A master of capturing the image of all types of aircraft, his knowledge of the industry is rivalled by few. The Riverside Art Museum is proud to present SUPERSONIC PALETTE: The Art of Flight by Mike Machat. This exhibit will..
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Successful First Glide Test For VSS Unity

Posted on December 5th, 2016 · Posted in Aviation News

The Virgin Galactic spaceship, VSS Unity, has successfully completed its first free flight on December 3, 2016. This important test flight marks the first time that a vehicle built by The Spaceship Company has flown fully under its own control. Today, VSS Unity was piloted by Mark Stucky and Dave..
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Agony Wagon: The Consolidated B-24 Liberator, WWII’s Unsung Heavyweight

Posted on September 10th, 2016 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

By Frederick A. Johnsen This article was first published in the April 1972 Wings magazine and on the B-24/PB4Y Special Edition CD. The B-24 was no stranger to the barbed epithet. More than any other bomber of WW II, it was the target of criticism. Even its own pilots couldn’t..
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