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F-35 Flight Testing at Edwards AFB – Code One

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

  By Eric Hehs, Editor of Code One, Lockheed-Martin The first thing members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force see when they walk through the main entrance to the hangar at Edwards AFB, California, is a large flat screen display with a list of flight test priorities. The items on..
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X-47B Carrier Catapult Launch “A Pivotal Moment in Naval Aviation”

Posted on May 14th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia today. “Today we saw a small, but significant pixel in the future picture of our Navy as we begin integration of unmanned systems..
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NASA M2-F2 Lifting Body Crash

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

The battered hulk of the M2-F2 lifting body rests upside-down on Rogers Dry Lake after its crash on May 10, 1967. On May 10, 1967, NASA research pilot Bruce Petersen was severely injured when the wingless M2-F2 lifting body crashed and flipped over numerous times on the bed of Rogers..
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AVX Presses Case For Coaxial-Rotor Demonstrator

Posted on May 9th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Graham Warwick, Aviation Week & Space Technology Can a small company pull off an upset and win a role in the most important rotorcraft demonstration of this decade? It may face competition from giants Bell Helicopter, Boeing and Sikorsky, but AVX Aircraft believes it can. More than that, the Fort..
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Terrafugia introduces TF-X Vertical Lift Flying Car Concept

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

Terrafugia Inc., the developer of the Transition® street-legal airplane, announced its vision for the future of personal transportation. Building on its experience with the Transition® program, Terrafugia has begun feasibility studies of a four-seat, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) plug-in hybrid-electric flying car, the TF-X™. Incorporating the state-of-the-art in intelligent..
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Follow the Solar Impulse Flight Across The United States

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

Solar Impulse is an innovative project leveraging technological prowess and the spirit of adventure by means of an airplane. Launched in 2003, it completed the world’s first solar 26-hour day and night flight in 2010. In 2011 Solar Impulse flew to Brussels (Belgium) and Paris (France) and in 2012, the HB-SIA prototype..
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Cessna Citation Sovereign First Flight

Posted on May 1st, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Factory Fresh

Cessna’s new Citation Sovereign recently made its first production flight. Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the program last year. The flight of the new Sovereign lasted a little more than two and a half hours and included tests of the Garmin G5000 avionics with auto throttles,..
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SpaceShipTwo First Powered Supersonic Flight

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

Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar InvestmentsPJC, completed the first rocket-powered flight of its space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2). The test, conducted by teams from Scaled Composites (Scaled) and Virgin Galactic, officially marks Virgin Galactic’s entrance into the final..
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Boeing Museum of Flight offers B-17 Ground School

Posted on April 18th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

From May 17-19, 2013, The Boeing Museum of Flight will be offering a unique, 2-day course centered around the iconic World War II bomber, the Boeing B-17. This course will familiarize participants with the design, construction, operation and performance of the aircraft. Sessions include briefings about the the plane’s systems..
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Bell introduces third-generation tilt rotor, the V-280 Valor

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

Bell Helicopter used the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America’s (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, as the launching pad for what they call their “Third-Generation” Tiltrotor — the Bell V-280 Valor. “The introduction of the Bell V-280 Valor underscores our commitment to our military customers. The..
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