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NASA’s ‘Mighty Eagle’ Robotic Prototype Lander Takes 100-Foot Free Flight

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

With a whistle and a roar, the “Mighty Eagle,” a NASA robotic prototype lander, sailed to an altitude of 100 feet during another successful free flight Aug. 28 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. During the 35-second run, the vehicle was “open loop” — navigating autonomously without..
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AOPA FlyQ Weather & Flight Planning App Now Available For Android Smartphones

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

AOPA FlyQ Pocket puts powerful, smart preflight planning in the palm of your hand. Available for iPhone and Android smartphones, this app delivers airport directory information, aviation weather and flight planning with unique auto-routing capabilities. Available free to all AOPA members. Available exclusively to AOPA members, AOPA FlyQ Pocket for..
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Boeing AH-64 Apache Helicopter Surpasses 3.5 Million Flight Hours

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Team Apache suppliers worldwide are applauding the news that the U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet has surpassed 3.5 million flight hours. The Army’s aviation program office said that the milestone of endurance and reliability was reached in June as Apache crews flew combat missions in..
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Cessna Citation TEN Achieves Mach .935, Fastest Civil Aircraft

Posted on August 27th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

  Cessna’s Citation Ten regains prominence as the fastest civil aircraft in the world with an increase of its maximum speed to Mach .935. Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced this speed record today with partner, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) and their owner Chip Ganassi..
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B-17 pilot finally lands his medal from WWII

Posted on August 25th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

Article By Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News Second Lt. Samuel Smith knew what he was up against when his B-17 bomber group got orders to strike a German base that was home to 16 of the war’s newest planes, the Messerschmitt Me-262 — the first jet-powered aircraft to be used..
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Videos of NASA Supper Guppy delivering Space Shuttle Trainer

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft used for ferrying outsized cargo components. It was the successor to the Pregnant Guppy, the first of the Guppy aircraft produced by Aero Spacelines. Five were built in two variants, both of which were colloquially referred to as the..
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Trade-A-Plane celebrates 75 years as general aviation’s pre-eminent marketplace

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

This year, 2012, marks the 75th anniversary of Trade-A-Plane, The Aviation MarketPlace, as General Aviation’s pre-eminent “buy/sell” resource for everything that keeps you flying.   “Since 1937, Trade-A-Plane has served General Aviation as the first choice among active buyers and sellers,” said Cosby Stone, publisher. “We are now a fourth-generation,..
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High Praise for the 50 year old CH-47 Chinook Helicopter

Posted on August 21st, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Here are a few quotes from those who actually use and appreciate the venerable Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter.   “The Chinook has served as the backbone of U.S. Army aviation since the Vietnam era, revolutionizing how we move troops and supplies in combat, and save lives and deliver aid in..
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Chasing Atlantis, An Upcoming Film about the Shuttle’s Legacy

Posted on August 21st, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Chasing Atlantis is a documentary film project exploring the pursuit of a dream. For over the 30 years the Space Shuttle has served as a symbol of collective exploration and international cooperation. The end of an era in human space flight approaches in July with the retirement of the space..
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WWII Spitfire pilot takes controls 70 years later

Posted on August 20th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

He survived the daily dangers of being a pilot in the Second World War and even risked his life on a clandestine operation in the Soviet Union. Now aged 91, and seven decades on from his wartime exploits, Eric Carter has taken to the skies again at the controls of..
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