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Black Sky: The Race for Space

Posted on December 10th, 2016 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Black Sky: The Race For Space is a Discovery Channel documentary about Space Ship One, and how a small team backed by Paul Allen achieved human suborbital spaceflight and win the Ansari X Prize. It contain insights about how the rocketplane was built, the challenge they faced when they flew..
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Supersonic Palette, The Art of Flight by Mike Machat

Posted on December 10th, 2016 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

If it’s about airplanes, Mike Machat is your go-to source. A master of capturing the image of all types of aircraft, his knowledge of the industry is rivalled by few. The Riverside Art Museum is proud to present SUPERSONIC PALETTE: The Art of Flight by Mike Machat. This exhibit will..
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Successful First Glide Test For VSS Unity

Posted on December 5th, 2016 · Posted in Aviation News

The Virgin Galactic spaceship, VSS Unity, has successfully completed its first free flight on December 3, 2016. This important test flight marks the first time that a vehicle built by The Spaceship Company has flown fully under its own control. Today, VSS Unity was piloted by Mark Stucky and Dave..
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Agony Wagon: The Consolidated B-24 Liberator, WWII’s Unsung Heavyweight

Posted on September 10th, 2016 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

By Frederick A. Johnsen This article was first published in the April 1972 Wings magazine and on the B-24/PB4Y Special Edition CD. The B-24 was no stranger to the barbed epithet. More than any other bomber of WW II, it was the target of criticism. Even its own pilots couldn’t..
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Joe Sutter led ‘the Incredibles’ who pioneered Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet

Posted on August 30th, 2016 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Joe Sutter, the legendary Boeing engineer who led development of the 747 jumbo jet, has died at age 95. By Dominic Gates, Seattle Times In a message to employees Tuesday, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Ray Conner said, “This morning we lost one of the giants of aerospace and a beloved..
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Last Boeing C-17 leaves Southern California assembly plant

Posted on November 29th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif. departed on Sunday, Nov. 29, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach. The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company’s San Antonio location, where it..
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Vulcan XH588: The Last Flight

Posted on October 29th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

Final Flight of the Vulcan at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. A stunning display!

Vulcan Bomber Flies At The Scottish Airshow 2015

Posted on September 5th, 2015 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

A full XH558 Vulcan last display flight before her final retirement from a live broadcast of the Scottish Airshow 2015.

Lockheed to buy United Tech’s Sikorsky for over $8 billion

Posted on July 19th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

By Andrea Shalal and Lewis Krauskopf WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) has agreed to buy United Technologies Corp’s (UTX.N) Sikorsky Aircraft for over $8 billion (5 billion pounds), two sources said on Sunday, cementing a deal that would confirm Lockheed’s dominance in weapons making and giving the Black..
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Northrop Grumman and US Navy Celebrate Legacy of EA-6B Prowler

Posted on July 7th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

The U.S. Navy’s venerable EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), has been a fixture at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and in the nation’s carrier-based strike forces since 1971. On Saturday, June 27, the longest serving carrier-based aircraft in history passed that electronic..
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