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Lockheed-Martin SR-72 Hypersonic Aircraft, Twice as fast as the Blackbird

Posted on November 1st, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

In 1976, U.S. Air Force SR-71 Blackbird crews flew from New York to London in less than two hours, reaching speeds exceeding Mach 3 and setting world records that have held up for nearly four decades. But those world records may not stay unbroken for long. That’s because today, at..
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Mike Machat wins National Aviation Hall of Fame award for Douglas Aircraft mural

Posted on October 29th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) this morning awarded its 11th Annual Combs Gates Award to aviation artist, Mike Machat, of Woodland Hills, California. Machat is being recognized for his 10’ by 20’ mural titled Fly DOUGLAS!, located at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, California. Machat received..
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Warbird flight to Apple Valley Air Show 2013

Posted on October 16th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

A flight of Planes of Fame Warbirds flies to the Apple Valley Air Show 2013.

Ways of the War Hawk: How to Fly the Curtiss P-40 Fighter

Posted on October 11th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

This film is a detailed checkout produced by P-40 manufacturer Curtiss Wright, in rare World War II color. Claire Chenault’s Flying Tiger’s deadly weapon in China, the P-40 was the Army Air Corp’s main front line fighter at the outbreak of the War. Not as agile as a Japanese Zero,..
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Aurora 7, the flight of Scott Carpenter

Posted on October 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

To commemorate the life of Scott Carpenter, here is a NASA documentary video on the flight of Aurora 7. An Evening With Two Mercury Astronauts This 2011 lecture features a moderated conversation with two of NASA’s original Mercury astronauts: John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. Fifty years after the first human..
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Learjet Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Posted on October 10th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

In celebration of Learjet’s 50th anniversary, Flexjet on Tuesday launched “Legends Redefined,” a six-city U.S. tour offering guests the opportunity to experience firsthand the Learjet 85 model. “Fifty years ago, the first Learjet aircraft took flight thanks to the innovative and adventurous spirit of Bill Lear, who invented the business..
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Build Your Own Street-Legal Airplane

Posted on October 8th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

In July, it took 44 minutes to make the switch between airworthy and roadworthy. Trey Johnson hopes to winnow that down to 15 minutes, and the folks at Specialty Aero in Creswell, Ore., are working to make that a reality for the Plane Driven PD-2, a conversion kit for the..
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Transcontinental Air Travel Map From 1929

Posted on October 8th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

This is a souvenir fold-out map [View Full Size] given to passengers taking a transcontinental trip by air in 1929. Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc., the company that manufactured the map, looked to capitalize on the nation’s new love affair with aviation by providing a sightseeing experience unlike any other. Transcontinental..
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Red Bull Air Races will be back in 2014

Posted on October 8th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be back in the skies in February 2014 with a full seven-race World Championship staged in six countries on three continents. The return of the world’s fastest motorsport series was announced at a news conference at the Putrajaya Maritime Centre in Malaysia..
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Garmin Announces D2 Pilot Watch, First GPS Watch Designed for Aviators

Posted on October 8th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Garmin has just announced a GPS watch designed specifically for aviators. D2’s features include Garmin’s direct-to and nearest navigation functions, as well as a built-in altimeter with adjustable baro setting, altitude alerting capabilities, display of both local and Zulu/UTC time, and the ability to integrate with the Garmin Pilot app,..
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