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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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Ghostly Plane Wrecks Found in Remote, Exotic Locations

Posted on April 29th, 2013 · Posted in Reconnaissance Photos

BY JAKOB SCHILLER | @jakobschiller Dietmar Eckell has traveled the world in pursuit of ruin. His portfolio is filled with mystifyingly beautiful pictures of abandoned buildings, forgotten military sites and decomposing cars. For his newest project, he tracked down 15 rotting airplane carcasses left over from crash sites where there were..
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SpaceShipTwo First Powered Supersonic Flight

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

Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar InvestmentsPJC, completed the first rocket-powered flight of its space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2). The test, conducted by teams from Scaled Composites (Scaled) and Virgin Galactic, officially marks Virgin Galactic’s entrance into the final..
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2012 Camarillo Airshow Footage

Posted on April 25th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

By Neil Pugh I visited the Camarillo Airshow in 2012 as part of the 67th Checkertail Clan Reunion. While there I shot some of the aerial flyby’s along with taxiing of the WW2 aircraft and have edited it together here. This footage was shot for fun, so no steady tripod..
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