All posts in 'Aviation News'

Pristine F-111 unveiled at the Pacific Aviation Museum

Posted on November 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Chris Tanaka, Hawaii News Now A pristine F-111 fighter jet was unveiled at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. The jet was long a bastion of the Royal Australian Air Force, with a storied 37-year service career.  It was Australia’s principal strike aircraft from 1973 to 2010. The fighter..
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Boeing F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet Improves Its Sting

Posted on November 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Outfitted with conformal fuel tanks, an enclosed weapons pod and signature enhancements, the now flight-proven Advanced Super Hornet configuration option will bring to the warfighter a total combat radius of more than 700 nautical miles, internal weapons carriage and a radar cross section that is 50 percent less than the..
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Volocopter VC200 First Flight

Posted on November 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Two years after the first manned Volocopter VC1, the team of e-volo presented the two-seater VC200. The first radio controlled flight tests took place on November, 17th, 2013 in the DM Arena Karlsruhe, Germany. The flight tests has been very succesful. We performed 9 flights with a total airtime of..
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JFK Toured Cape Canaveral 50 Years Ago, 6 Days Before Death

Posted on November 17th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

On November 16, 1963, President John F. Kennedy traveled from Palm Beach to Cape Canaveral, Florida on a Saturday morning, where he visited Pad B at Complex 37 and was briefed by Wernher Von Braun on the Saturn rocket booster. JKF is seen in the photo below with (L-R) NASA..
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Buran – The Soviet Space Shuttle

Posted on November 15th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Article courtesy of the Molniya Research Industrial Corporation The BURAN (“Snowstorm” in Russian) orbiter was the first Soviet reusable manned space vehicle, capable of descending from an orbit and landing at an airdrome. The BURAN was our first vehicle capable not only to put payloads into space, but also to..
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CarterCopter Brings Gyroplanes Into The 21st Century

Posted on November 15th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC is an aerospace research and development firm that has developed and demonstrated new and improved aviation concepts, including its Slowed-Rotor/Compound (“SR/C™”) Technology. SR/C™ Technology couples the speed, range and efficiency of an airplane with the vertical takeoff and landing (“VTOL”) capability of a helicopter and is..
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Dave Thatcher’s CX4 & CX5 – Affordable, Safe Aircraft to Build and Fly

Posted on November 7th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

by Kimberly Blair, Pensacola News Journal Dave Thatcher reminds you of silver screen icon Jimmy Stewart with his subtle wit, lanky frame and down-to-Earth demeanor. But Thatcher has spent his lifetime tinkering with ways to stay un-tethered from the terra firma, even if it’s only 10,000 feet above it. At..
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Lockheed-Martin SR-72 Hypersonic Aircraft, Twice as fast as the Blackbird

Posted on November 1st, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

In 1976, U.S. Air Force SR-71 Blackbird crews flew from New York to London in less than two hours, reaching speeds exceeding Mach 3 and setting world records that have held up for nearly four decades. But those world records may not stay unbroken for long. That’s because today, at..
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Mike Machat wins National Aviation Hall of Fame award for Douglas Aircraft mural

Posted on October 29th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) this morning awarded its 11th Annual Combs Gates Award to aviation artist, Mike Machat, of Woodland Hills, California. Machat is being recognized for his 10’ by 20’ mural titled Fly DOUGLAS!, located at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, California. Machat received..
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Aurora 7, the flight of Scott Carpenter

Posted on October 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

To commemorate the life of Scott Carpenter, here is a NASA documentary video on the flight of Aurora 7. An Evening With Two Mercury Astronauts This 2011 lecture features a moderated conversation with two of NASA’s original Mercury astronauts: John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. Fifty years after the first human..
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