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Learjet Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Posted on October 10th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

In celebration of Learjet’s 50th anniversary, Flexjet on Tuesday launched “Legends Redefined,” a six-city U.S. tour offering guests the opportunity to experience firsthand the Learjet 85 model. “Fifty years ago, the first Learjet aircraft took flight thanks to the innovative and adventurous spirit of Bill Lear, who invented the business..
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Build Your Own Street-Legal Airplane

Posted on October 8th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

In July, it took 44 minutes to make the switch between airworthy and roadworthy. Trey Johnson hopes to winnow that down to 15 minutes, and the folks at Specialty Aero in Creswell, Ore., are working to make that a reality for the Plane Driven PD-2, a conversion kit for the..
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Transcontinental Air Travel Map From 1929

Posted on October 8th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

This is a souvenir fold-out map [View Full Size] given to passengers taking a transcontinental trip by air in 1929. Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc., the company that manufactured the map, looked to capitalize on the nation’s new love affair with aviation by providing a sightseeing experience unlike any other. Transcontinental..
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Red Bull Air Races will be back in 2014

Posted on October 8th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be back in the skies in February 2014 with a full seven-race World Championship staged in six countries on three continents. The return of the world’s fastest motorsport series was announced at a news conference at the Putrajaya Maritime Centre in Malaysia..
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Garmin Announces D2 Pilot Watch, First GPS Watch Designed for Aviators

Posted on October 8th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Garmin has just announced a GPS watch designed specifically for aviators. D2’s features include Garmin’s direct-to and nearest navigation functions, as well as a built-in altimeter with adjustable baro setting, altitude alerting capabilities, display of both local and Zulu/UTC time, and the ability to integrate with the Garmin Pilot app,..
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Boeing Delivers Last C-17 to US Air Force

Posted on September 12th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press The Boeing Co. has delivered the final C-17 produced for the U.S. Air Force, more than two decades after the mammoth and versatile transport plane was rolled out as the Cold War wound down. Military officials took delivery of the C-17 Globemaster III — the..
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Book shows relationship between Vietnam War pilots

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

By Scott Swan, WTHR Indiana Channel 13 TV It’s the story of reconciliation and forgiveness. A U.S. fighter pilot who shot down an enemy plane during the Vietnam War. The dogfight stuck with the pilot who went on a 36-year personal quest to learn more about the man he shot down.  Dan..
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Dream Chaser Rolls Through Ground Tests

Posted on August 13th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the completion of the Dream Chaser® Space System tow testing at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The ground tow tests were conducted in preparation for the upcoming approach and landing test scheduled for the third quarter 2013. The tow tests were performed in preparation for..
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X-56A Begins Active Flutter-control Tests

Posted on August 5th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Graham Warwick, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. Photo by Ken Ulbrich A testbed for future fuel-efficient transport and unmanned aircraft with slender, flexible wings has made its first flight at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, Calif. The X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed (MUTT) has been built by..
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Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

Posted on July 31st, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Robert Krulwich, NPR This isn’t a painting. It’s not from a movie. It’s not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the..
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