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Aircraft on Hit List Support Storm Aftermath

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

Two different aircraft the Pentagon says the nation no longer needs are playing a prominent role in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, while National Guard leaders and elected officials fight to keep the aircraft in their fleet. One Florida Army Guard C-23 Sherpa delivered 6,500 pounds of Meals Ready to Eat from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Farmingdale, N.Y., over the weekend. On Monday, [...]

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Cessna Hits SUV on Approach to Airport

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

The wife of a pilot whose single-engine plane clipped a passing sport utility vehicle while landing at a North Texas airport over the weekend caught the collision on tape. William Davis was trying to land a 2005 Cessna Skyhawk plane at the Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke on Saturday when he clipped an SUV that was driving adjacent [...]

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Start-Up Airline Eyeing Melbourne International

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

A new start-up airline may land at Florida’s Melbourne International Airport, bolstering the number of scheduled flights out of the Space Coast’s main airport and adding nonstop service between Melbourne and Washington, D.C. Airport officials see the potential addition of Portland, Maine-based Elite Airways as a step closer toward achieving its goal of offering Brevard [...]

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X-48 Research Plane Makes 100th Test Flight

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

The Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body subscale research aircraft made its 100th flight in late October at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the agency stated in a news release yesterday. The milestone occurred Oct. 30 when the unmanned X-48C aircraft was flown on two separate 25-minute flights — the [...]

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William Wylam XP-67 Drawing

Nov 05, 2012 2 Comments

Okay, so it’s not the Bat Plane, but when put in the context of its 1942 birth, the XP-67’s Buck Rogers appearance qualified it for Bat Plane status. See “One of a Kind” in the February 2013 issue to learn the full story behind the wild design and to get your own XP-67 plans as [...]

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United Passengers Praise 787 Dreamliner

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments

In a trip years in the making, United Airlines passengers Sunday got their first chance to experience the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which made its inaugural voyage for the airline on a scheduled flight from Houston to Chicago. The twin-aisle plane, which made its debut three years late because of production problems at Boeing, is said [...]

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NTSB: Police Chopper Hit Pole, Crashed; 2 Killed

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments

A low-flying Atlanta, Ga., police helicopter searching for a runaway boy hit a power line pole before it plummeted to the ground and exploded Saturday night, killing both officers on board but leaving those on the ground unharmed. Federal authorities were investigating what caused the Hughes OH-6A to crash into power lines along on a [...]

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USMC Fighter Flies for Medal of Honor Recipients

Nov 03, 2012 No Comments

Four Boeing F/A-18 Hornet jets streaked high over Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Friday afternoon in a missing man formation. When Number 222 peeled away from the others and landed, it was obvious that the latest aircraft added to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 was something special. The jet parked near a red [...]

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