Archive for July, 2013

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

Posted on July 31st, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Robert Krulwich, NPR This isn’t a painting. It’s not from a movie. It’s not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the..
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Solar Impulse Across America 2013

Posted on July 29th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Solar Impulse — a revolutionary innovative project leveraging technological prowess and the spirit of adventure by means of an airplane — has completed the historic crossing of the United States, west to east, over a 2-month period in the summer of 2013. On the footsteps of aviation pioneers like the..
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Valentina Grizodubova: The Soviet Amelia Earhart

Posted on July 29th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

By Karen Bush Gibson, While American women were restricted to administrative flying missions during wartime, more than a thousand Russian women flew combat missions. Valentina Grizodubova was one of them. Women had served in combat positions in the Soviet Union as early as World War I. Together, Russia and..
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The Future Of Flight: A Congestion-Killing Aircraft

Posted on July 24th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Davin Coburn, Popular Science magazine Meet the 100-passenger plane that’ll keep your flight running on time. Aircraft design is often overlooked in discussions of the FAA’s multibillion-dollar NextGen initiative, the elaborate mélange of satellite-based guidance, arrival, and departure technologies intended to modernize the outdated and much-criticized national airspace system..
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Solar Impulse takes off on last flight of U.S. journey

Posted on July 6th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Agence France-Presse The experimental Solar Impulse aircraft departed Washington early Saturday en route to New York on the final leg of its US tour aimed at showcasing the promise of clean energy, organisers said. The plane, which runs on four electric propellers powered by an array of solar cells..
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Save Voodoo 006

Posted on July 5th, 2013 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar

The Jet Aircraft Museum is excited to announce that it has been award the opportunity to save, transport and restore a CF-101 Voodoo, one of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s most important Cold War fighters. During the Cold War, Canadian CF-101 Voodoo fighter jets were piloted, crewed and maintained by..
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Dare to Dream: An SR-71 Pilot’s Tale

Posted on July 5th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

This story gives a glimpse into the life of former SR-71 pilot and the world speed record holder, Al Joersz. Joersz and Skunk Works® program director Steve Justice reminisce how a boy growing up in North Dakota went on to become the “fastest man alive.” Photographs of Joersz’ life were..
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