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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

International Society of Aviation Photography – October

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

General Aviation News – November 22

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

InFlight USA – November 2013

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

Buran – The Soviet Space Shuttle

Posted on November 15th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Article courtesy of the Molniya Research Industrial Corporation The BURAN (“Snowstorm” in Russian) orbiter was the first Soviet reusable manned space vehicle, capable of descending from an orbit and landing at an airdrome. The BURAN was our first vehicle capable not only to put payloads into space, but also to..
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Mustang and Corsair Dance The Skies in Breitling Commercial

Posted on November 15th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Nicknamed “Air Race”, the new Breitling commercial brings together one of the finest specimens of P-51 Mustang (specially prepared for Breitling), the legendary F4U Corsair and the spectacular landscape of Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. Added to that is an attractive casting and a typical Breitling touch of humor.