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Flying The Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Posted on December 10th, 2012 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Aviation Week’s resident test pilot, Fred George, flew the Boeing 787 in November. He was joined in the cockpit by Aviation Week’s cameras.

F-86 and Mig-15 The Ghost Riders

Posted on November 23rd, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

The Planes of Fame’s F-86 and Mig-15 perform during the 2012 Jacqueline Cochran airshow at Thermal Ca.

How To Sell a Boeing 707

Posted on November 7th, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

As part of the Dash 80s demonstration program, Bill Allen invited representatives of the Aircraft Industries Association and International Air Transport Association to the Seattle’s 1955 Seafair and Gold Cup Hydroplane Races held on Lake Washington on August 6, 1955. The Dash-80 was scheduled to perform a simple flyover, but..
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The last B-52 Stratofortress built is now 50 years old

Posted on October 28th, 2012 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Today marks 50 years since Boeing delivered its last B-52 Stratofortress to the U.S. Air Force. H-model bomber 61-040 was assigned to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., where it remains in active service. Boeing built 744 B-52s, in eight different models, from 1952 to 1962. The Air Force fleet today..
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USAF Project 1794, Plans for a Mach 4 Flying Saucer Aircraft

Posted on October 6th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

By Michael Rhodes, National Archives Recently declassified records from the Aeronautical Systems Division, USAF (RG 342 – Records of United States Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations) reveal some surprising, perhaps never-before-seen images: The above illustration was discovered in the pages of a document titled “Project 1794, Final Development Summary..
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2012 Reno Air Races – Heritage Invitational Award Winners

Posted on September 28th, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Here are the 2012 winners of the National Aviation Heritage Invitational. This year the Grand Champion was awarded the Neil A. Armstrong Aviation Heritage Trophy. Congratulations to all who were on the ramp and to those receiving trophies. Take a look at the planes entered in the 2012 National Aviation..
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Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Tour of California

Posted on September 23rd, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Shuttle Endeavour Flyover of Dryden (Entire 27 minute Flyover & Landing) by SpaceVidsNet Shuttle Endeavour Antelope Valley Flyover by AirBoyd Endeavour Salutes Mojave Spaceport by Kevin Baird Endeavour aerial view during Tour of Southern California by NASA Dryden Space Shuttle Endeavour over San Francisco Bay by Moulfrit Productions SCA-Endeavour Griffith..
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50th Anniversary of JFK’s Moon Speech at Rice University

Posted on September 12th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Here is the original, unedited speech by President John F. Kennedy given on September 12, 1962 at Rice University near Houston, Texas expressing the commitment of the United States of landing an astronaut on the Moon. Here is Dr. Buzz Aldrin’s remarks on the 50th anniversary of the speech. Here..
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92-year-old World War II bomber pilot restores German V2 rocket

Posted on September 6th, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Helping to restore a German V2 rocket has brought back a flood of memories for 92-year-old World War II bomber pilot, Harry Howe. Towards the end of the war almost 3,000 people were killed by V2s. Stirling pilot Harry Howe and his crew bombed the factory where they were made,..
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Double Ace – Col. Ralph Parr

Posted on September 3rd, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Retired Col. Ralph Parr flew a P-38 Lightning in World War II and an F-86 Sabre during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He is the only military member to be award the Distinguished Service Cross and the Air Force Cross. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)..
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