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Delta retires last DC-9, oldest plane in fleet of the big American airlines

Posted on January 7th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

DELTA Air Lines is retiring its last DC-9s, the oldest passenger plane in the fleet of the big US airlines. Delta operated the final passenger flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta on Monday evening. McDonnell Douglas delivered the first DC-9s in 1965, and eventually built 976 of them. The plane was..
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Interview with SR-71 Pilot Richard Graham

Posted on December 15th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

USAF Col. Rich Graham, Retired talks about how he got involved in flying the SR-71 and other airplanes. Video was recorded at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas beside the J-58 engine used in the SR-71. SR-71 Cockpit Simulator Checkout with Richard Graham SR-71 J58 Engine Tour by..
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Amazing Helicopter Pilot Harvesting Christmas Trees

Posted on December 11th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Christmas Tree harvesting at Noble Mountain Christmas Tree Farm in Oregon. Pilot Dan Clark flying a Northwest Helicopters, LLC 206B3 Jetranger, November of 2008. Oregon is the nation’s biggest producer and exporter of Christmas trees, selling about 7.3 million trees a year, more than twice that of number two, North..
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Scorpion Light Attack Jet Almost Ready For Flight – UPDATED

Posted on December 10th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Factory Fresh

UPDATED: First Flight Achieved! Textron AirLand, LLC, a joint venture between Textron Inc. and AirLand Enterprises, LLC, announced that the Scorpion Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Strike aircraft completed its first flight at 10:30 AM Central Time. The aircraft took off from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas and conducted..
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P-40 Warhawk That Survived Pearl Harbor Flies Again

Posted on December 10th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Chris Carola, The Associated Press An American fighter that’s one of the few remaining still-airworthy planes to survive the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is being donated to an organization that flies World War II aircraft at living-history events across the United States. Robert Collings, executive director of the..
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Home Movie of Vintage 1930s Aircraft

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

From a collection of unidentified home movies from the 1930s purchased at an auction in Walla Walla, Washington. Includes scenes of a Monocoupe, Waco, Douglas, Ford, Pitcairn, Curtiss, gyrocopters, biplanes, and an Alaska Airlines plane.

Boeing Introduces Major Leap in Flight Simulation Realism

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

At the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Boeing demonstrated new technology with its Constant Resolution Visual System (CRVS) that allows the system to deliver almost four times the resolution of high definition for more realistic and effective military training. JVC’s new e-Shift 8K projection technology brings..
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F-4 Phantom Returns to Service as Aerial Target

Posted on December 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

by Ashley M. Wright, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, US Air Force The 82nd Aerial Target Squadron received the last of the “new” QF-4 aerial targets Nov. 19 as the Vietnam-era aircraft landed here. The QF-4, Aircraft 68-0599, spent more than 20 years in the Air Force “Boneyard” at Davis-Monthan Air..
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Build Your Own T-51D Mustang for $100,000

Posted on November 27th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Titan Aircraft is proud to introduce the T-51 Mustang, the newest addition to our family of light aircraft. The T-51 Mustang is a two-seat, dual control, tandem seat aircraft. It can be built as an N-numbered amateur built experimental aircraft or as a Light Sport Aircraft. This P-51D replica incorporates..
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Harriet Quimby, First Woman Licensed Pilot in America & Cross the English Channel

Posted on November 25th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Although her career as a pilot lasted a mere 11 months, Harriet Quimby left an indelible mark on aviation history as both the first American woman to become a licensed pilot and the first woman to cross the English Channel. Harriet Quimby was born in Michigan in 1875, and lived..
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