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Boeing Delivers Last C-17 to US Air Force

Posted on September 12th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press The Boeing Co. has delivered the final C-17 produced for the U.S. Air Force, more than two decades after the mammoth and versatile transport plane was rolled out as the Cold War wound down. Military officials took delivery of the C-17 Globemaster III — the..
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Book shows relationship between Vietnam War pilots

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

By Scott Swan, WTHR Indiana Channel 13 TV It’s the story of reconciliation and forgiveness. A U.S. fighter pilot who shot down an enemy plane during the Vietnam War. The dogfight stuck with the pilot who went on a 36-year personal quest to learn more about the man he shot down.  Dan..
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Squadron Leader Tony Gaze

Posted on August 14th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Squadron Leader F.A.O Tony Gaze OAM DFC and 2 Bars is a very distinguished, although largely unsung Australian, who was not only an Ace Fighter Pilot flying Spitfires throughout World War II, but who also was a well known and successful racing driver in the U.K, Europe and Australia in..
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Dream Chaser Rolls Through Ground Tests

Posted on August 13th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the completion of the Dream Chaser® Space System tow testing at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The ground tow tests were conducted in preparation for the upcoming approach and landing test scheduled for the third quarter 2013. The tow tests were performed in preparation for..
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X-56A Begins Active Flutter-control Tests

Posted on August 5th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Graham Warwick, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. Photo by Ken Ulbrich A testbed for future fuel-efficient transport and unmanned aircraft with slender, flexible wings has made its first flight at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, Calif. The X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed (MUTT) has been built by..
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Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

Posted on July 31st, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Robert Krulwich, NPR This isn’t a painting. It’s not from a movie. It’s not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the..
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Solar Impulse Across America 2013

Posted on July 29th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Solar Impulse — a revolutionary innovative project leveraging technological prowess and the spirit of adventure by means of an airplane — has completed the historic crossing of the United States, west to east, over a 2-month period in the summer of 2013. On the footsteps of aviation pioneers like the..
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Valentina Grizodubova: The Soviet Amelia Earhart

Posted on July 29th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

By Karen Bush Gibson, Gizmodo.com While American women were restricted to administrative flying missions during wartime, more than a thousand Russian women flew combat missions. Valentina Grizodubova was one of them. Women had served in combat positions in the Soviet Union as early as World War I. Together, Russia and..
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The Future Of Flight: A Congestion-Killing Aircraft

Posted on July 24th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Davin Coburn, Popular Science magazine Meet the 100-passenger plane that’ll keep your flight running on time. Aircraft design is often overlooked in discussions of the FAA’s multibillion-dollar NextGen initiative, the elaborate mélange of satellite-based guidance, arrival, and departure technologies intended to modernize the outdated and much-criticized national airspace system..
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Solar Impulse takes off on last flight of U.S. journey

Posted on July 6th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Agence France-Presse The experimental Solar Impulse aircraft departed Washington early Saturday en route to New York on the final leg of its US tour aimed at showcasing the promise of clean energy, organisers said. The plane, which runs on four electric propellers powered by an array of solar cells..
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