Archive for November, 2013

Build Your Own T-51D Mustang for $100,000

Posted on November 27th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Titan Aircraft is proud to introduce the T-51 Mustang, the newest addition to our family of light aircraft. The T-51 Mustang is a two-seat, dual control, tandem seat aircraft. It can be built as an N-numbered amateur built experimental aircraft or as a Light Sport Aircraft. This P-51D replica incorporates..
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Harriet Quimby, First Woman Licensed Pilot in America & Cross the English Channel

Posted on November 25th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Although her career as a pilot lasted a mere 11 months, Harriet Quimby left an indelible mark on aviation history as both the first American woman to become a licensed pilot and the first woman to cross the English Channel. Harriet Quimby was born in Michigan in 1875, and lived..
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Pristine F-111 unveiled at the Pacific Aviation Museum

Posted on November 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Chris Tanaka, Hawaii News Now A pristine F-111 fighter jet was unveiled at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. The jet was long a bastion of the Royal Australian Air Force, with a storied 37-year service career.  It was Australia’s principal strike aircraft from 1973 to 2010. The fighter..
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Boeing F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet Improves Its Sting

Posted on November 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Outfitted with conformal fuel tanks, an enclosed weapons pod and signature enhancements, the now flight-proven Advanced Super Hornet configuration option will bring to the warfighter a total combat radius of more than 700 nautical miles, internal weapons carriage and a radar cross section that is 50 percent less than the..
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Volocopter VC200 First Flight

Posted on November 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Two years after the first manned Volocopter VC1, the team of e-volo presented the two-seater VC200. The first radio controlled flight tests took place on November, 17th, 2013 in the DM Arena Karlsruhe, Germany. The flight tests has been very succesful. We performed 9 flights with a total airtime of..
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Tribute to a Legend – A. Scott Crossfield

Posted on November 20th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

By Mike Machat, July 2006 Airpower magazine “The Skyrocket gave everything she had”. Sitting across from me at the Wings Club in Washington DC that day in 1986 was former NACA test pilot Scott Crossfield, known as ‘Scotty’ to his friends and ‘Mr. Crossfield’ to others, but above all, the..
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The Bell X-2 Starbuster

Posted on November 18th, 2013 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar

The Bell X-2 was a rocket-powered, swept-wing research aircraft designed to investigate the structural effects of aerodynamic heating as well as stability and control effectiveness at high speeds and altitudes. The program was developed jointly in 1945 by Bell Aircraft Corporation, the U.S. Air Force and the National Advisory Committee..
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Meet The Boeing 777X

Posted on November 18th, 2013 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar, Factory Fresh

The 777X is Boeing’s newest family of twin-aisle airplanes that builds on the passenger-preferred and market-leading 777 and 787 families.

JFK Toured Cape Canaveral 50 Years Ago, 6 Days Before Death

Posted on November 17th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

On November 16, 1963, President John F. Kennedy traveled from Palm Beach to Cape Canaveral, Florida on a Saturday morning, where he visited Pad B at Complex 37 and was briefed by Wernher Von Braun on the Saturn rocket booster. JKF is seen in the photo below with (L-R) NASA..
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The Flyer – Commemorative Air Force – November 2013

Posted on November 16th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation Newsstand