All posts in 'Aviation News'

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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The Future Of Flight: A Congestion-Killing Aircraft

Posted on July 24th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Davin Coburn, Popular Science magazine Meet the 100-passenger plane that’ll keep your flight running on time. Aircraft design is often overlooked in discussions of the FAA’s multibillion-dollar NextGen initiative, the elaborate mélange of satellite-based guidance, arrival, and departure technologies intended to modernize the outdated and much-criticized national airspace system..
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Solar Impulse takes off on last flight of U.S. journey

Posted on July 6th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Agence France-Presse The experimental Solar Impulse aircraft departed Washington early Saturday en route to New York on the final leg of its US tour aimed at showcasing the promise of clean energy, organisers said. The plane, which runs on four electric propellers powered by an array of solar cells..
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North American XP-82 Twin Mustang Restoration

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

Tom Reilly met Walter and Margaret Soplata in the early 90s when they asked him to do some IRS appraisal work for them. He received a wonderful guided tour throughout their whole facility and first saw a F-82 Allison-powered D model and immediately fell in love with the Twin Mustang..
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WWII Dornier Do-17 Bomber raised from the English Channel

Posted on June 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Nick Higham, BBC News A German World War II bomber has been raised from the bottom of the English Channel. The Dornier Do-17 aircraft was shot down off the Kent coast more than 70 years ago during the Battle of Britain. Believed to be the only intact example of..
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Unmanned Drone Flies Through Hoops, Steered by Thoughts

Posted on June 4th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

It was only a matter of time before it became possible to control a drone with mere thoughts. In a gymnasium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, an AR.Drone quad-rotor helicopter made by French firm Parrot has been zooming right and left, up and down, and even through hoops as its pilot merely..
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