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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rockets above 50 miles into Space

Posted on December 13th, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

History has been made and a long-anticipated dream realised in Mojave, CA, as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, landed from her maiden spaceflight to cheers from Richard Branson and the teams from Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company. Not only is this the first human spaceflight to be launched from..
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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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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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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.

Lockheed Martin Long Range Anti-Ship Missile Test Fired From USAF B-1 Lancer

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

Lockheed Martin successfully fired two production representative Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) from a U.S. Air Force B-1B. In the event over the Sea Range at Point Mugu, California, a U.S. Air Force B-1B from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, released the pair of LRASMs. The missiles navigated through all..
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VSS Unity First Powered Flight

Posted on April 6th, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo “VSS Unity” safely and successfully completed her first supersonic, rocket-powered flight. After two years of extensive ground and atmospheric testing, the passing of this milestone marks the start of the final portion of Unity’s flight test program. The flight was also significant for Virgin Galactic’s Mojave..
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A-10 Pilots Train To Intercept Pirate Boats

Posted on March 26th, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

Fishing boats equipped with makeshift machine guns and weapons to resemble ‘pirate boats’ invaded the area by the Midbay Bridge between Niceville and Destin Feb. 6. This was a scene from Combat Hammer, the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s annual multi-service exercise to evaluate weapons systems. Approximately 35 local boat captains..
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1001 Aviation Facts: A New Book by Mike Machat

Posted on March 25th, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

This book provides an insightful and in-depth look at aviation history by highlighting many little-known, yet very important aviation facts. Stories are organized by category, such as military, commercial, and sport aviation and include topics like pilots and personalities, aviation movies, TV shows, and model building.

F-104 Starfighter astronaut training now available at Kennedy Space Center

Posted on March 5th, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

A new civilian astronaut training program for licensed pilots is offered exclusively by commercial space marketing company Infinity Space, Inc. Ground school and in-flight instruction is provided by Starfighters, Inc., operators of the largest privately-owned fleet of F-104 aircraft, the same supersonic plane used to prepare Mercury, Gemini and Apollo..
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B-17F Memphis Belle restoration moves closer to finish line

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

Restoration on the B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe – continues to move forward at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Since the aircraft first arrived at the museum in..
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