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USAF Project 1794, Plans for a Mach 4 Flying Saucer Aircraft

Posted on October 6th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

By Michael Rhodes, National Archives Recently declassified records from the Aeronautical Systems Division, USAF (RG 342 – Records of United States Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations) reveal some surprising, perhaps never-before-seen images: The above illustration was discovered in the pages of a document titled “Project 1794, Final Development Summary..
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50th Anniversary of JFK’s Moon Speech at Rice University

Posted on September 12th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Here is the original, unedited speech by President John F. Kennedy given on September 12, 1962 at Rice University near Houston, Texas expressing the commitment of the United States of landing an astronaut on the Moon. Here is Dr. Buzz Aldrin’s remarks on the 50th anniversary of the speech. Here..
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Marine MV-22 Ospreys Showcase New Weapon System

Posted on September 1st, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit has a new, unique weapon to add to its MV-22 Ospreys – capable of firing 3,000 rounds per minute. The 24th MEU’s Aviation Combat Element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), received and mounted several Defense Weapon Systems at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, July 29, 2012,..
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Boeing adding wings to JDAM bombs to triple weapon’s glide range

Posted on August 30th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

JDAM-ER developed with Australia has glide range of more than 40 miles Boeing to produce and integrate wing kits in-country for RAAF A winged version of the Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) that will triple the weapon’s glide range to more than 40 miles is a step closer to..
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Oldest flying Boeing Aircraft lands in Sioux City, Iowa – KTIV News

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

It’s called the oldest flying Boeing aircraft in the world. It has 80 plus years under its wings. Wednesday it landed in Sioux City. “Plane” to see this isn’t your average aircraft. Say hello to the 1928 Boeing 40C. Once a mail and passenger carrier, now the oldest Boeing still..
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Earn Airline Points with Virgin and become an Astronaut

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Fly Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia airlines throughout the year to reach the ultimate status: Galactic. Earn the most Elevate status points by August 7, 2013 to win a Virgin Galactic suborbital space flight.   How to get “Galactic Status” Just keep flying Virgin airlines. You’ll earn status..
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Human-powered Helicopter Achieves World Record 8-foot Altitude

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

The Gamera Project is a student design challenge inspired by the AHS Sikorsky Prize and involving students of the Clark School of Engineering and faculty advisors from the the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center in the Clark School’s Department of Aerospace Engineering. Team Gamera was back and flight testing their modified..
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WWII bomb found and exploded in Munich – BBC News

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

A bomb disposal team has detonated an American bomb left over from World War II found in the German city of Munich. The detonation happened shortly before 22:00 local time (20:00 GMT) in the Schwabing district and was heard across the city, local media report. There are reports that sparks..
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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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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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