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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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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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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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