Archive for June, 2014

Boeing Delivers 1,500th 747

Posted on June 28th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Boeing has delivered the 1,500th 747 to come off the production line to Frankfurt, Germany-based Lufthansa. The milestone airplane is a 747-8 Intercontinental, the 14th one that Lufthansa will incorporate into its long-haul fleet. “Reaching this milestone delivery is a testament to the capabilities of the airplane and our commitment to..
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Airbus X3 high-speed helicopter has new home at France’s National Air and Space Museum

Posted on June 24th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

After opening the frontiers of flight during a record-setting test program, Airbus Helicopters’ X3 is now ready for its place in history as this high-speed helicopter demonstrator is welcomed for display at the French national musée de l’Air et de l’Espace (Air and Space museum) of Paris-Le Bourget. The X3 will be exhibited in..
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Renowned Aviation Artist Mike Machat To Paint “TPS Generations”

Posted on June 19th, 2014 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Aviation artist and author, Mike Machat, was recently commissioned to create a 70th anniversary painting for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School titled “TPS Generations.” The 24-inch by 48-inch original artwork will feature the NF-16D VISTA, the one-of-a-kind Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft, with a series of other..
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Pierre Sprey, designer of the F-16 and A-10 says F-35 is a lemon.

Posted on June 16th, 2014 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Pierre Sprey is an aircraft designer, defense analyst, and record producer. Working with John Boyd and Thomas P. Christie, analyst Tom Christie and test pilot Col. Everest Riccioni as well as aeronautical engineer Harry Hillaker, they formed the core of the self-dubbed “Fighter Mafia”, advocating the use of Energy-Maneuverability (E-M)..
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