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First Autonomous Flight for Boeing Phantom Eye is a Success

Aug 09, 2012 No Comments

  The Boeing Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system or UAS is a high-altitude, long endurance air vehicle optimized to remain aloft up to four days at a 65,000-foot altitude. It successfully completed its first flight of 28 minute on June 1, 2012, at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. After [...]

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Impossible Barriers Are Made To Be Broken

Jul 18, 2012 1 Comment

By  Sergei I. Sikorsky Few technologies have had such a rapid development and such a powerful impact on mankind as the invention of the airplane. Also, few new technologies were greeted with such enthusiasm by the general public and by such skepticism by the scientific community. It is enough to recall the comments of a [...]

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A-10 Goes to War on 40th Anniversary

Jul 16, 2012 1 Comment

The U.S. Air Force “isn’t even remotely considering” replacing the A-10 Thunderbolt II, alias the Warthog, with a newer-generation, single-mission ground attack aircraft. “It isn’t going to happen,” said outgoing Air Force chief of staff Gen. Norton Schwartz on the 40th anniversary of the A-10’s first flight on May 10. Gen. Mark Welsh, named to [...]

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Raised from the depths: German seaplane recovered from fjord 70 years after it sank in such good condition it could even fly again

Jul 13, 2012 1 Comment

  By JAMES WHITE and TOR KETIL SOLBERG/ Courtesy of www.dailymail.co.uk/ This is the moment a rare World War Two German float plane was raised from its saltwater grave virtually intact – almost 70 years after it sank. The twin-engined Heinkel He-115 torpedo bomber was hoisted out of the water by engineers and divers in a recovery operation [...]

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Second Top Secret USAF Space Mission Completed

Jul 13, 2012 1 Comment

  The unmanned Boeing X-37B reusable spacecraft is described as an Orbital Test Vehicle or OTV. It is remotely piloted from the ground. Boeing has built and flown two X-37Bs—OTV-1 and OTV-2. OTV-1 was flown first on April 22, 2010 until December 3, 2010 during mission USA-212—224 days. The first flight demonstrated that the X-37B [...]

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70th Doolittle Reunion

May 23, 2012 3 Comments

  As the hands of time continue to march forward, we find ourselves now approaching the 70th anniversary of the epic events of WW II. While the participants of those desperate times steadily dwindle, efforts to honor and acknowledge their sacrifices and service are being held around the country at appropriate venues. To commemorate America’s [...]

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