Who Was First? The Wrights or Whitehead?
Here it comes again: the Great Who Flew First Debate. This time it is courtesy of Jane’s All the World Aircraft, considered to be one of the world’s encyclopedic, not-to-be-doubted sources of aviation information and their radical shift in which they de-throne the Wright Brothers and enshrine Gustav Whitehead as the first to achieve powered flight.
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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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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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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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