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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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Airbus X3 high-speed helicopter has new home at France’s National Air and Space Museum

Posted on June 24th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

After opening the frontiers of flight during a record-setting test program, Airbus Helicopters’ X3 is now ready for its place in history as this high-speed helicopter demonstrator is welcomed for display at the French national musée de l’Air et de l’Espace (Air and Space museum) of Paris-Le Bourget. The X3 will be exhibited in..
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Northrop Grumman demonstrates Unmanned Aerial Vehicle air-to-air refueling

Posted on March 11th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

On Jan. 21, 2011, the most well known three aircraft centers  of the world,  Northrop Grumman Corporation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency(DARPA) and NASA, Dryden Flight Research Center, demonstrated autonomous aerial refueling between two unmanned flights, on a very high altitude aircraft platforms. This kind of operation never before performed..
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Air Force Names New Tanker ‘Pegasus’

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

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced Thursday the service will name its new KC-46A tanker refueling aircraft the “Pegasus” — after the mythological winged white horse. The decision to name the aircraft after the iconic figure in Greek mythology was announced at the Air Force Association’s Air..
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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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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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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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