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Save Voodoo 006

Posted on July 5th, 2013 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar

The Jet Aircraft Museum is excited to announce that it has been award the opportunity to save, transport and restore a CF-101 Voodoo, one of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s most important Cold War fighters. During the Cold War, Canadian CF-101 Voodoo fighter jets were piloted, crewed and maintained by..
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Dare to Dream: An SR-71 Pilot’s Tale

Posted on July 5th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

This story gives a glimpse into the life of former SR-71 pilot and the world speed record holder, Al Joersz. Joersz and Skunk Works® program director Steve Justice reminisce how a boy growing up in North Dakota went on to become the “fastest man alive.” Photographs of Joersz’ life were..
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Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant

Posted on June 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar

Save a Piece of History We have a great opportunity to obtain an exciting new home for the Yankee Air Museum and, at the same time, to preserve a significant portion of the historic World War II Willow Run Bomber Plant, located just east of Ypsilanti. Michigan. This is the..
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North American XP-82 Twin Mustang Restoration

Posted on June 17th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Tom Reilly met Walter and Margaret Soplata in the early 90s when they asked him to do some IRS appraisal work for them. He received a wonderful guided tour throughout their whole facility and first saw a F-82 Allison-powered D model and immediately fell in love with the Twin Mustang..
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WWII Dornier Do-17 Bomber raised from the English Channel

Posted on June 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Nick Higham, BBC News A German World War II bomber has been raised from the bottom of the English Channel. The Dornier Do-17 aircraft was shot down off the Kent coast more than 70 years ago during the Battle of Britain. Believed to be the only intact example of..
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Unmanned Drone Flies Through Hoops, Steered by Thoughts

Posted on June 4th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

It was only a matter of time before it became possible to control a drone with mere thoughts. In a gymnasium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, an AR.Drone quad-rotor helicopter made by French firm Parrot has been zooming right and left, up and down, and even through hoops as its pilot merely..
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Introducing the Saker – A Mach 0.99 Personal Jet

Posted on June 4th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Saker Aircraft Corp. has introduced the Saker S-1, which company officials claim will be “one of the world’s fastest and most efficient civilian aircraft available for purchase when it receives FAA and EASA certification and goes into production.” Drawing inspiration from military fighters, the Saker S-1 is a MACH .99,..
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Pair of ‘Geeks’ Sifts Through History for Aviation Ruins

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

BY W.J. HENNIGAN, Los Angeles Times PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN VAN DER BRUG, Los Angeles Times VIDEO BY DON KELSEN, Los Angeles Times Peter Merlin and Tony Moore, self-confessed aviation geeks, find and sort through military crash sites in the Mojave as a hobby. They call these weekend expeditions ‘aerospace archaeology.’..
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US Navy’s Triton Unmanned Aircraft System Completes First Flight

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The Navy’s newest unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft platform, the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), completed its first flight from Palmdale, Calif. May 22, marking the start of tests which will validate the Northrop Grumman-built system for future fleet operations. During the 80-minute flight in restricted airspace,..
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F-35 Flight Testing at Edwards AFB – Code One

Posted on May 17th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

  By Eric Hehs, Editor of Code One, Lockheed-Martin The first thing members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force see when they walk through the main entrance to the hangar at Edwards AFB, California, is a large flat screen display with a list of flight test priorities. The items on..
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