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May 15, 2012 No Comments


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Podcast Test

May 15, 2012 No Comments

Click Here to play: “Runt of the Litter”

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Air Force Kills Global Hawk

Apr 09, 2012 No Comments

IN A STUNNING REVERSAL on January 26, Pentagon officials announced they’re scrapping plans to use the RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk drone as a replacement for the venerable U-2 “Dragon Lady” reconnaissance aircraft. In January 2006, the Air Force announced plans to retired its 33 U-2s (28 single-seat U-2S and five two-seat U-2ST models). Officials said the changeover would take [...]

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Captain Sully Returns

Dec 05, 2011 No Comments

(CBS News) CHARLOTTE – They say that sometimes getting there is half the fun. As CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman reports, a recent flight from Miami to Charlotte was filled with equal parts fun and nostalgia. The flight was a joyride from Miami to Charlotte on a 1958 Eastern Airlines DC-7. It’s one of the [...]

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Some Days You Should Stay in Bed

Sep 27, 2011 1 Comment

The engineers were trying to build the lightest airplane with the biggest motor and still make it capable of surviving carrier landings. To do this, they designed the wings lighter and weaker than normal but intended to shed about three feet on each side should it be overstressed. It could fly back to the carrier [...]

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Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

Bent-Wing Beauty You don’t have to inspect a Corsair closely to know that it is a very complex airplane. The characteristics that make it so identifiable—among them, its inverted “gull” wing—must have kept manufacturing people up nights trying to figure out how to build them fast enough to meet the requirements of the War. From [...]

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Fokker Dr.1 Triplane: Flying The Red Baron’s Beast

Jan 30, 2007 No Comments

by Budd Davisson When youíre strapping into a Fokker Triplane the difference between it and most other airplanes is palpable. The instrument panel doesnít exist and the few rudimentary gauges are snuggled between the butts of two dummy Spandaus that seem to be almost in your face. When you look outside, that middle wing sits [...]

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