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Blue Ash Airport Closing, B-17 ‘My Gal Sal’ Leaving – WKRC-TV Cincinnati

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

“My Gal Sal” is leaving town. Sal is a World War II vintage B-17 bomber, which was housed in a hangar at Cincinnati’s Blue Ash Airport. The plane’s owner wanted to make Blue Ash Airport a destination for those wanting to learn about WWII and honor the men who flew..
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All I Really Need To Know I Learned From Flying Airplanes

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Here’s an awesome poem by AOPA Av8rs member Laura Wilson as her first assignment in her 8th Grade Language Arts class this year: All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned from flying airplanes. Wisdom did not settle..
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NASA’s ‘Mighty Eagle’ Robotic Prototype Lander Takes 100-Foot Free Flight

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

With a whistle and a roar, the “Mighty Eagle,” a NASA robotic prototype lander, sailed to an altitude of 100 feet during another successful free flight Aug. 28 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. During the 35-second run, the vehicle was “open loop” — navigating autonomously without..
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AOPA FlyQ Weather & Flight Planning App Now Available For Android Smartphones

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

AOPA FlyQ Pocket puts powerful, smart preflight planning in the palm of your hand. Available for iPhone and Android smartphones, this app delivers airport directory information, aviation weather and flight planning with unique auto-routing capabilities. Available free to all AOPA members. Available exclusively to AOPA members, AOPA FlyQ Pocket for..
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Flying in a First Class Private Suite Aboard an Emirates Airbus A380

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

On April 30, 2011 Volterrific treated himself to a First Class Suite on Emirates Airlines A380 Super Jumbo from Bangkok to Hong Kong and vlogged his experiance. The newest, biggest, and arguably most advanded airliner in the world. So first class of the first class flagship of the planet better..
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Boeing AH-64 Apache Helicopter Surpasses 3.5 Million Flight Hours

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Team Apache suppliers worldwide are applauding the news that the U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet has surpassed 3.5 million flight hours. The Army’s aviation program office said that the milestone of endurance and reliability was reached in June as Apache crews flew combat missions in..
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Apollo Astronauts Tour Altair Lunar Lander Mockups in 2008

Posted on August 27th, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

by Travis Baldwin, Industrial Designer — Bristol, United Kingdom Apollo Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan, John Young, and Harrison Schmitt tour the Altair lunar lander human factors mockup that we built in Building 220 (Hangar X). This was my first project as a Space Architect at NASA JSC in Houston,..
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Stuntman Troy Hartman Performs Aerial Jet Pack Test

Posted on August 27th, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

  Troy Hartman is a professional aerial stuntman, BASE jumper and inventor. He is an X Games gold medalist for skysurfing and accomplished television host for many shows, most notably the MTV series “Senseless Acts of Video”. He was the face of the award-winning 1998 Pepsi “Goose” Super Bowl commercial...
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George Hickman Jr. dies, original Tuskegee airman

Posted on August 27th, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

George Hickman Jr., one of the original Tuskegee airmen and a longtime usher at University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks games, died Sunday in Seattle. He was 88. Hickman was one of the country’s first black military pilots and ground crew members who fought in World War II. In 2007,..
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Cessna Citation TEN Achieves Mach .935, Fastest Civil Aircraft

Posted on August 27th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

  Cessna’s Citation Ten regains prominence as the fastest civil aircraft in the world with an increase of its maximum speed to Mach .935. Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced this speed record today with partner, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) and their owner Chip Ganassi..
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