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Oshkosh: Aviation’s “Wild Kingdom”

Aug 07, 2012 No Comments

This impressive video of the last week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin looks at the legendary airshow from the perspective of a nature documentary. If you like airplanes, we promise that this clip will make your day! Thank you to Aero-TV for producing and posting this gem.

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Curiosity’s Mission To Mars

Aug 06, 2012 No Comments

PASADENA, Calif. – Earlier today, just hours after NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars, a select group of images taken by the onboard Mars Descent Imager, or MARDI, were beamed back to Earth. The 297 color, low-resolution images, provide a glimpse of the rover’s descent into Gale Crater. They are a preview of the approximately [...]

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Google Honors Amelia Earhart

Jul 24, 2012 No Comments

Today, Google honored Amelia Earhart, by making today’s Google Doodle an image of Earhart and her plane.  Today marks the 115th birthday of the first women pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean by herself. From HuffingtonPost: In 2012, one type of search for Amelia Earhart is getting results. Google on July 24 paid tribute the [...]

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22 Year Old Sets Record

Jul 24, 2012 No Comments

KARACHI: A dashing 22-year-old Swiss pilot passed through Karachi on his way to making a world record of being the youngest pilot to fly round the globe in 80 days. Carlo Schmid flew in to Karachi from Muscat on way to Ahmedabad and Nagpur. He has undertaken RTW 2012 (Round the World) to pay tribute [...]

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43rd Anniversary of Man On The Moon

Jul 20, 2012 No Comments

Today marks the 43rd Anniversary of the day that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the the surface of the moon.  Watch this footage of them taking the first steps onto the moon.

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To Fly Around The World

Jul 03, 2012 No Comments

Bertrand Piccard squeezes himself into the narrow cockpit of his solar-powered plane and feels like a prisoner. There’s not a lot of room in there. He can barely move. An engineer has to climb up to him to hook him up to an on-board computer. Piccard, 54, is wearing a life jacket over insulated overalls [...]

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Eighteen-rotor personal helicopter coming to a driveway near you

Jun 14, 2012 No Comments

Remember that crazy 18-rotor personal helicopter proof of concept from e-volo that we wrote about last November? Looks like the company is ready to take the next step towards making a consumer version of this thing, and ultimately, it may not even be that crazy at all. Yes, we know that this thing looks bizarre. Very, very [...]

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Miami pilot dubbed ‘Emerging Explorer’ by National Geographic

Jun 12, 2012 No Comments

Barrington Irving flew around the world in a plane he built himself four years ago, becoming the first black pilot and youngest person to ever make the trip. Now he’s a teacher. As a young man at Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Barrington Irving knew he had potential. He imagined a football scholarship to a [...]

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