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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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AVX Presses Case For Coaxial-Rotor Demonstrator

Posted on May 9th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Graham Warwick, Aviation Week & Space Technology Can a small company pull off an upset and win a role in the most important rotorcraft demonstration of this decade? It may face competition from giants Bell Helicopter, Boeing and Sikorsky, but AVX Aircraft believes it can. More than that, the Fort..
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Flying the Fork-Tailed Devil – A P-38 Pursuit Pilot Remembers Combat In The Southwest Pacific

Posted on May 8th, 2013 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

By Carroll R. Anderson, in the May 1988 edition of Airpower Editor’s Note: Wings & Airpower have published a multitude of articles on the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, including a well received 13 part series that established an authenticated body of information about this famous, but often misunderstood aircraft. The twin..
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Terrafugia introduces TF-X Vertical Lift Flying Car Concept

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

Terrafugia Inc., the developer of the Transition® street-legal airplane, announced its vision for the future of personal transportation. Building on its experience with the Transition® program, Terrafugia has begun feasibility studies of a four-seat, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) plug-in hybrid-electric flying car, the TF-X™. Incorporating the state-of-the-art in intelligent..
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WWII bomber jacket rescued from Goodwill, returned to 90-year-old vet

Posted on May 4th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

By Jennifer Hlad, Stars and Stripes | @jhlad Robert Arand enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942 as an aviation cadet. He went to training in 1943 and by February 1945, he was headed to the Pacific — sleeping on the deck of a trawler for a month-long journey..
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The Restorers, new Aviation Restoration TV series being filmed

Posted on May 4th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

The latest sizzle reel for the new program series “The Restorers.” Now filming nationwide to bring you the stories of antique aircraft restorers and of aviation history. The Restorers is an exciting new television series about warbird and vintage aircraft restorers and the planes they resurrect from the graves of..
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Follow the Solar Impulse Flight Across The United States

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

Solar Impulse is an innovative project leveraging technological prowess and the spirit of adventure by means of an airplane. Launched in 2003, it completed the world’s first solar 26-hour day and night flight in 2010. In 2011 Solar Impulse flew to Brussels (Belgium) and Paris (France) and in 2012, the HB-SIA prototype..
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Cessna Citation Sovereign First Flight

Posted on May 1st, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Factory Fresh

Cessna’s new Citation Sovereign recently made its first production flight. Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the program last year. The flight of the new Sovereign lasted a little more than two and a half hours and included tests of the Garmin G5000 avionics with auto throttles,..
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