Archive for March, 2015

B-29 “Doc” Rolled Out After Refurbishment

Posted on March 24th, 2015 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Seventy years ago today in 1945, a B-29, one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during World War II, rolled off the assembly line at Boeing and was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces. Today that same aircraft was rolled out and “delivered” again, in commemoration of its restoration and..
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Flying the AgustaWestland’s AW609 Tiltrotor

Posted on March 13th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

AW609 Test Pilot Describes What it’s Like to Fly a Tiltrotor AgustaWestland’s AW609 Tiltrotor promises the range and speed of a fixed-wing aircraft and the flexibility of a helicopter. Dan Wells, the AW609 test pilot to find out how it flies. This multi-role aircraft can be configured for passenger transport, search and rescue,..
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The Rewards of Risk: Innovation at Mojave, NASA Armstrong & Edwards AFB

Posted on March 6th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

In this video, innovative ideas on the future of space travel and aerospace dynamics are the brainchild of Mojave Spaceport’s, Stu Witt; NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s David McBride and Rocket Propulsion Lab’s Mike Huggins. The importance of risk as a crucial element in progressing forward is emphasized by the..
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NACA/NASA celebrates 100 years of Aerospace Research and Development

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

On March 3, 2015, NASA celebrated 100 years since the founding of its predecessor — the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or NACA. With a small budget and no paid staff, the NACA began developing the capabilities our nation needed to gain leadership in aeronautics. Throughout and beyond World War..
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WWII pilot reunited with P-47 Thunderbolt

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Sitting in a wheelchair with airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corp hat on his head, 92-year-old retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training..
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