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Santa Monica Museum of Flying unveils Mike Machat mural

Posted on September 25th, 2014 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

By Nick Carrion, The Corsair Mike Machat is one of the biggest names in aviation art and history, but you’d never tell by looking at him. At the unveiling of his newest mural, “Flying Navy,” at the Museum of Flying at the Santa Monica airport, he blends in with the modest crowd that..
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SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission 4

Posted on September 15th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

November 25: 3-D Printer Creates First Object in Space on International Space Station Niki Werkheiser, NASA’s 3-D Printing Project Manager, talks with Marshall Space Flight Center’s Bill Hubscher about today’s on-orbit set-up and first test run of the International Space Station’s 3-D Printer, a technology demonstration that is the first..
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NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 911 Moves to Final Home

Posted on September 15th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Some 2 ½ years after its retirement, the second of two modified Boeing 747 jetliners that ferried NASA’s space shuttles across the nation for more than three decades has made its final journey – a ¾-mile ground tow from the NASA Armstrong aircraft operations facility to the nearby Joe Davies..
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F-104 Starfighter, Nellis AFB to Phoenix

Posted on August 24th, 2014 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

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Warbird Pilot: Behind the Visor

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Some people see pilots as fearless, confident, arrogant, but they are no different than you or me, just willing to put it all on the line to keep our warbirds legacy alive at their own personal sacrifice. This mini documentary is to show what it’s like to be a warbird..
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Northrop Grumman Developing XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane Design for DARPA

Posted on August 19th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program. XS-1 has a reusable booster that when coupled with an expendable upper stage provides affordable, available and responsive space..
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Shuttle Independence mounted on NASA 747 in Houston

Posted on August 16th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Author: Ryan Korsgard, Click2Houston A piece of NASA history got an adornment Thursday morning. A giant crane lifted the space shuttle replica Independence onto Space Center Houston’s shuttle carrier aircraft. It was the final liftoff for the Space Shuttle Independence. The replica will now sit atop the Boeing 747, a..
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Elvis Presley’s 1960 Convair 880

Posted on August 16th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

On April 17, 1975 Elvis bought a Convair 880 Jet, recently taken out of service by Delta Airlines, for the then-substantial sum of $250,000. After refurbishing, the total exceeded $600,000. The plane was in a hangar at Meacham Field in Fort Worth, and for months Elvis took great pleasure in..
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SubSonex Personal Jet Model JSX-2 Makes First Flights

Posted on July 21st, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Sonex Aircraft is extremely pleased to announce that SubSonex Personal Jet model JSX-2 achieved first flight on Thursday, July 10th, completing a very successful series of initial flight tests through the remainder of the week. “Its flight characteristics can be summed up in two words,” remarks JSX-2 test pilot Bob..
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Boeing Delivers 1,500th 747

Posted on June 28th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Boeing has delivered the 1,500th 747 to come off the production line to Frankfurt, Germany-based Lufthansa. The milestone airplane is a 747-8 Intercontinental, the 14th one that Lufthansa will incorporate into its long-haul fleet. “Reaching this milestone delivery is a testament to the capabilities of the airplane and our commitment to..
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