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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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X-47B Carrier Catapult Launch “A Pivotal Moment in Naval Aviation”

Posted on May 14th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia today. “Today we saw a small, but significant pixel in the future picture of our Navy as we begin integration of unmanned systems..
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NASA M2-F2 Lifting Body Crash

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

The battered hulk of the M2-F2 lifting body rests upside-down on Rogers Dry Lake after its crash on May 10, 1967. On May 10, 1967, NASA research pilot Bruce Petersen was severely injured when the wingless M2-F2 lifting body crashed and flipped over numerous times on the bed of Rogers..
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Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project

Posted on May 9th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

WWII veteran, prisoner of war, accomplished test pilot, pace plane for the Unlimited Reno races, air show pilot – R.A. “Bob” Hoover was considered by Jimmy Doolittle to be “…the greatest stick and rudder man who ever lived. Flying the Feathered Edge is a very special documentary film about aviation,..
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