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Cessna Citation TEN Achieves Mach .935, Fastest Civil Aircraft

Posted on August 27th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

  Cessna’s Citation Ten regains prominence as the fastest civil aircraft in the world with an increase of its maximum speed to Mach .935. Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced this speed record today with partner, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) and their owner Chip Ganassi..
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B-17 pilot finally lands his medal from WWII

Posted on August 25th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

Article By Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News Second Lt. Samuel Smith knew what he was up against when his B-17 bomber group got orders to strike a German base that was home to 16 of the war’s newest planes, the Messerschmitt Me-262 — the first jet-powered aircraft to be used..
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Videos of NASA Supper Guppy delivering Space Shuttle Trainer

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft used for ferrying outsized cargo components. It was the successor to the Pregnant Guppy, the first of the Guppy aircraft produced by Aero Spacelines. Five were built in two variants, both of which were colloquially referred to as the..
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Trade-A-Plane celebrates 75 years as general aviation’s pre-eminent marketplace

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

This year, 2012, marks the 75th anniversary of Trade-A-Plane, The Aviation MarketPlace, as General Aviation’s pre-eminent “buy/sell” resource for everything that keeps you flying.   “Since 1937, Trade-A-Plane has served General Aviation as the first choice among active buyers and sellers,” said Cosby Stone, publisher. “We are now a fourth-generation,..
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High Praise for the 50 year old CH-47 Chinook Helicopter

Posted on August 21st, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Here are a few quotes from those who actually use and appreciate the venerable Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter.   “The Chinook has served as the backbone of U.S. Army aviation since the Vietnam era, revolutionizing how we move troops and supplies in combat, and save lives and deliver aid in..
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Chasing Atlantis, An Upcoming Film about the Shuttle’s Legacy

Posted on August 21st, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Chasing Atlantis is a documentary film project exploring the pursuit of a dream. For over the 30 years the Space Shuttle has served as a symbol of collective exploration and international cooperation. The end of an era in human space flight approaches in July with the retirement of the space..
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WWII Spitfire pilot takes controls 70 years later

Posted on August 20th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

He survived the daily dangers of being a pilot in the Second World War and even risked his life on a clandestine operation in the Soviet Union. Now aged 91, and seven decades on from his wartime exploits, Eric Carter has taken to the skies again at the controls of..
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First flight test successful for Army’s Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle air vehicle

Posted on August 19th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

For more than 90 minutes, Aug. 7, 2012 the hybrid air vehicle known as the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle stayed afloat above Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, or LEMV, like a blimp, is capable of carrying multiple intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance payloads for more than 21..
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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Conduct First East Coast Flight of X-47B Autonomous Unmanned Aircraft

Posted on August 19th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

The Northrop Grumman Corporation X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System UCAS demonstrator has successfully completed its historic first flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent Pax River.   The 36-minute flight – the first for the tailless, strike-fighter-sized aircraft since it was transported to the Navy base in June from Edwards Air..
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National Aviation Day, August 19

Posted on August 19th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

The National Aviation Day (August 19) is a United States national observation that celebrates the development of aviation. The holiday was established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who issued a presidential proclamation which designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday to be National Aviation Day (Mr. Wright, born in..
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