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Airbus, Sinopec to Develop Chinese Alternative Aviation Fuel

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments

Airbus and the China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., one of China’s biggest energy companies and better known as Sinopec, today announced they are developing and promoting renewable aviation fuel production for regular commercial use in China. Sinopec is the instrumental partner in helping the Central Government to establish a Chinese airworthiness certification for alternative aviation fuels made [...]

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U.S. Airline Finally Receives Dreamliner

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments

After a years-long delay, United Airlines received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today in a ceremony at Everett., Wash. The airline becomes the first North American carrier  to fly the long-awaited 787, the maker’s composite twin jet. Five airlines, including launch customer ANA, have already taken delivery of their first Dreamliners. United has announced it [...]

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Farrell’s Crash Remembered 40 Years Later

Sep 24, 2012 2 Comments

In one of the worst air show crashes in U.S. history, a Canadair Sabre Mark 5 slammed into a busy Farrell’s ice cream parlor in Sacramento, Calif., on Sept. 24, 1972. The accident claimed the lives of 22 people, including many children, and injured 28 others, the pilot among them. A ceremony marking the 40th [...]

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Wingman to the Aces

Sep 21, 2012 3 Comments

Lt. Floyd Fulkerson: Ultimate Wingman By John Dejanovich There are no great aces without great wingmen and young Lt. Floyd Fulkerson from Little Rock, Arkansas, was one of those wingmen. Although he had four confirmed victories, so he was nearly an ace himself, he sees his primary contribution to the war effort to have been [...]

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Stinson AT-19 Free Online Drawing

Sep 21, 2012 2 Comments

William Wylam was a wildly prolific and talented draftsman and, through the years, Flight Journal readers have benefited from Air Age Media’s archive of the drawings he did for us back in the 1930s and 1940s. This month, we happened upon drawings of the Stinson AT-19, the WW II version of the Reliant that served [...]

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Horizon Air Meet: Up close with Matt Chapman

Sep 12, 2012 No Comments

The first ever Horizon Air Meet was held last weekend at the Sanford, Maine regional airport and in addition to nonstop RC jet and heli flying and an off-road RC car race, spectators were treated to a spectacular noontime air show featuring professional airshow pilot Matt Chapman! Matt took some time out before the show [...]

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Update! Human-powered heli breaks ground effect

Sep 07, 2012 No Comments

When we last reported on the University of Maryland students and their impressive Gamera II machine, they had only managed to get few feet off the ground. In this latest video, Gamera II gains 8 feet in altitude using just its pedaling passenger for power! Here’s the scoop, as reported by Claudine Zap of Yahoo’s [...]

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A Flight Journal Photo Tour of Oshkosh

Aug 09, 2012 No Comments

Basically, there are only two kinds of people in the aviation community: those who have been to the annual aerial orgy in Wisconsin known as Oshkosh (aka AirVenture) and those who want to go but haven’t. Unfortunately, the “wannagos” greatly outnumber the “beentheres.” So, as a public service to those who are getting tired of [...]

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