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Edwards Mural by Mike Machat

Posted on July 15th, 2020 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Story of how the Edwards AFB mural was created, including the artist’s photo flight in a Northrop T-38.

X-Planes: Mach Busters

Posted on November 21st, 2019 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Famous aviation artist and historian, Mike Machat, shares many of the fascinating details of the discovery and exploration of the flight regime at and above the speed of sound.

North American Aviation XP-82 Twin Mustang Flies at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

Posted on July 26th, 2019 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

After 10 years of perseverance and more than 1.5 million man-hours of work, noted warbird restorer Tom Reilly, EAA 802376, brought his XP-82 Twin Mustang to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019.

Apollo 11 Pre-Flight Press Conference

Posted on July 5th, 2019 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

This Pre-Flight press conference was conducted on July 5th, 1969 with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins before their Apollo 11 mission to land on the Moon. The box structure behind them was put in place, along with ventilation fans blowing air away from them, to reduce the..
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B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Cockpit Tour and Refueling

Posted on July 5th, 2019 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

At the end of April 2019, for the first time in the 30-year history of the U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber program, video footage showing the cockpit of a Spirit stealth bomber was released by Dallas-based film producer Jeff Bolton. The historic video provided a rare glimpse into the..
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Stratolaunch First Flight

Posted on April 15th, 2019 · Posted in Factory Fresh

In partnership with Scaled Composites, Stratolaunch successfully completed the first flight of the Stratolaunch aircraft. As part of this initial flight of the world’s largest aircraft, the pilots evaluated aircraft performance and handling qualities of the all-composite, duel-fuselage design. The airplane took off at 0658 PDT on April 13, 2019,..
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Meet the Lockheed Martin F-21

Posted on February 20th, 2019 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Meet the Lockheed Martin F-21. Specifically configured for the Indian Air Force, the F-21 provides unmatched ‘Make in India’ opportunities and strengthens India’s path to an advanced airpower future. The F-21 addresses the Indian Air Force’s unique requirements and integrates India into the world’s largest fighter aircraft ecosystem with the..
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rockets above 50 miles into Space

Posted on December 13th, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

History has been made and a long-anticipated dream realised in Mojave, CA, as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, landed from her maiden spaceflight to cheers from Richard Branson and the teams from Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company. Not only is this the first human spaceflight to be launched from..
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Qantas ‘Super Connie’ saved from rusting away at a Philippines airport

Posted on September 3rd, 2018 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar

The Lockheed Super Constellation is a beautiful aircraft – a classic US model from the 1950s that’s all smooth curves and powerful propellers leading out to an elegant triple tail fin. So it’s little wonder that, even when one particular “Super Connie” was left to rot in a muddy field..
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One Man’s Royal Air Force Operations with the Douglas A-20 Boston/Havoc

Posted on August 18th, 2018 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Harry Ernest Demmar Tilby was a Navigator flying the Douglas A-20 (in R.A.F. parlance – the ‘Havoc’ or ‘Boston’) in the early years of World War 2. This is his story.