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Qantas ‘Super Connie’ saved from rusting away at a Philippines airport

Posted on September 3rd, 2018 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar

The Lockheed Super Constellation is a beautiful aircraft – a classic US model from the 1950s that’s all smooth curves and powerful propellers leading out to an elegant triple tail fin. So it’s little wonder that, even when one particular “Super Connie” was left to rot in a muddy field..
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One Man’s Royal Air Force Operations with the Douglas A-20 Boston/Havoc

Posted on August 18th, 2018 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Harry Ernest Demmar Tilby was a Navigator flying the Douglas A-20 (in R.A.F. parlance – the ‘Havoc’ or ‘Boston’) in the early years of World War 2. This is his story.

V-280 Valor Next-Gen VTOL Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Flight Demo

Posted on August 1st, 2018 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

By David Cenciotti On Jul. 31, 2018 the first prototype of the Bell V-280 Valor, registration N280BH, performed a flight demo for invited media and dignitaries at Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center. The V-280 Valor is Bell’s submission for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) phase, the technology..
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Airbus Beluga-XL Maiden Flight

Posted on July 23rd, 2018 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Ten days after the official presentation, the BelugaXL completed its four-hour maiden flight at Blagnac in Toulouse, France. The BelugaXL will now undergo some 600 hours of flight test over the next 10 months to achieve Type Certification and entry into service later in 2019. The aircraft is the first..
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Lockheed LM-100J Super Hercules Goes Inverted at Farnborough 2018

Posted on July 18th, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

By Andrew Simmons, C-130 MRO Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J Super Hercules flight demonstration from the Farnborough International Air Show 2018 literally stole the show when Chief Pilot Wayne Robert pulled off maneuvers which literally made the Super Hercules mimic a Tom Cat out of “Top Gun”. You see “Old pilots” or..
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The Oxcart Story: Frank Murray flying the Lockheed A-12 for the CIA’s Operation Black Shield

Posted on July 17th, 2018 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

CIA A-12 pilot Lt. Col. Frank Murray (USAF retired) was assigned to Area 51 during CIA A-12 Project Oxcart, and was one of six CIA pilots chosen to fly surveillance missions in the A-12 at Mach-3 and 90,000 ft. over Southeast Asia during Operation Black Shield. Video is copyrighted by..
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UK Unveils Next Generation Fighter Jet: Tempest

Posted on July 17th, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

Tempest is expected to complement the F-35 and eventually replace Typhoon. It is expected to enter service in 2035. Specifications include: Ability to fly unmanned Use swarming technology to control drones Artificial intelligence deep learning Possess directed energy weapons Cooperative Engagement Capability, the ability to cooperate on the battlefield, sharing sensor..
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The Douglas Legacy by Mike Machat

Posted on July 15th, 2018 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Mike Machat, official Douglas Aircraft Company artist, historian, author, and previous owner/editor/publisher of Wings & Airpower magazines, presents a compendium of the history and achievements of Donald Douglas and the company he founded.   For More Information… Visit Mike Machat’s web site: http://www.mikemachat.com Mike Machat Aviation Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_machat_aviation_art/ History..
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WW2 Mosquito Plans Found – Will Allow ‘Wooden Wonder’ To Fly Again

Posted on July 11th, 2018 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar

By Ben Farmer, The Telegraph A newly-discovered hoard of secret Second World War aircraft technical drawings will be used by enthusiasts to rebuild and launch a Mosquito plane into the skies above Britain. More than 20,000 wartime Mosquito engineering drawings and diagrams have been found in the corner of a wartime..
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Restored XP-82 Twin Mustang to debut at AirVenture 2018

Posted on May 24th, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

The restorers of a North American XP-82 Twin Mustang, one of the most unusual fighter/escort aircraft ever deployed by the U.S. military, are aiming to make EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 its first public appearance to celebrate completion of an arduous 10-year restoration project.