All posts by Author

Boeing’s Phantom Eye UAV makes second flight

Posted on February 26th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Two weeks after completing taxi tests, Boeing’s Phantom Eye, the liquid-hydrogen powered unmanned airborne system, took to the skies Feb. 25 for its second flight at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The flight lasted 66 minutes, reaching an altitude of more than 8,000 feet..
Read more

Skyflash: Jetman-like wings designed to allow ground takeoff

Posted on February 25th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Skyflash is a revolutionary, German-based aircraft project. The Skyflash shall be easily transported to your local airstrip and put together there with just a few strokes of work. You take off lying comfortably on your 10” offroad landing gear. After just a few moments you get airborne, harvesting the power..
Read more

Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon

Posted on January 13th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Neil Armstrong’s family and friends, many of whom have never spoken publicly before, tell the story of the first man to set foot on the moon. Drawing heavily on unbroadcast archive footage and the unique perspectives of the contributors, this is an exclusive account of Neil Armstrong’s extraordinary life story.

Boeing Marks 50th Anniversary of 707 First Flight

Posted on December 20th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Today Boeing [NYSE: BA] marks the 50th anniversary of the first flight of its 707 jetliner, and the point in commercial aviation history when propellers gave way to the jet age and air travel became affordable and available. On a typically cold and rainy Northwest Friday afternoon Dec. 20, 1957,..
Read more

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..
Read more

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..
Read more

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..
Read more

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..
Read more