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Blue Origin’s Successful First Flight of New Shepard Space Vehicle

Posted on April 30th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

Jeff Bezos of Blue Origin reported… Today we flew the first developmental test flight of our New Shepard space vehicle. Our 110,000-lbf thrust liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen BE-3 engine worked flawlessly, powering New Shepard through Mach 3 to its planned test altitude of 307,000 feet. Guidance, navigation and control was nominal throughout max..
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Joseph Victor Mizrahi (1933-2015)

Posted on April 9th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

We have the sad duty to report that the original Wings & Airpower owner, publisher, and editor Joe Mizrahi died this month. We honor his life and accomplishments with this memorial page. Joseph Victor Mizrahi (January 4, 1933 – April 5, 2015) was a first generation American born in Brooklyn,..
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B-29 “Doc” Rolled Out After Refurbishment

Posted on March 24th, 2015 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Seventy years ago today in 1945, a B-29, one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during World War II, rolled off the assembly line at Boeing and was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces. Today that same aircraft was rolled out and “delivered” again, in commemoration of its restoration and..
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Flying the AgustaWestland’s AW609 Tiltrotor

Posted on March 13th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

AW609 Test Pilot Describes What it’s Like to Fly a Tiltrotor AgustaWestland’s AW609 Tiltrotor promises the range and speed of a fixed-wing aircraft and the flexibility of a helicopter. Dan Wells, the AW609 test pilot to find out how it flies. This multi-role aircraft can be configured for passenger transport, search and rescue,..
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The Rewards of Risk: Innovation at Mojave, NASA Armstrong & Edwards AFB

Posted on March 6th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

In this video, innovative ideas on the future of space travel and aerospace dynamics are the brainchild of Mojave Spaceport’s, Stu Witt; NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s David McBride and Rocket Propulsion Lab’s Mike Huggins. The importance of risk as a crucial element in progressing forward is emphasized by the..
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NACA/NASA celebrates 100 years of Aerospace Research and Development

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

On March 3, 2015, NASA celebrated 100 years since the founding of its predecessor — the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or NACA. With a small budget and no paid staff, the NACA began developing the capabilities our nation needed to gain leadership in aeronautics. Throughout and beyond World War..
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WWII pilot reunited with P-47 Thunderbolt

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Sitting in a wheelchair with airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corp hat on his head, 92-year-old retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training..
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Burt Rutan Returns to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2015 for VariEze 40th Anniversary

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

Burt Rutan, the visionary aircraft designer whose innovations made history and changed the aviation world, will be back at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2015 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his iconic VariEze aircraft.

Fitz Fulton’s Unparalleled Lifetime of Achievement in Flight Research

Posted on February 5th, 2015 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Distinguished former NASA research pilot Fitzhugh L. Fulton Jr., described by colleagues as, “The Dean of Flight Test,” died Feb. 4, 2015. He was 89. During a career in the military, civil service and industry, he logged over 16,000 flying hours in more than 240 types of aircraft from the..
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The F-106 ‘Cornfield Bomber’

Posted on January 25th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

The “Cornfield Bomber” was a Convair F-106 Delta Dart, operated by the 71st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron of the United States Air Force, that made an unpiloted landing in a farmer’s field in Montana, suffering only minor damage, after the pilot had ejected from the aircraft. The aircraft, recovered and repaired, was..
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