Video: Go Behind the Scenes of Skyfall

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments

Want to know what it’s like to film helicopter scenes in a James Bond film? Check out this video, courtesy of AugstaWestland, to see the AW101 and AW159 Lynx Wildcats, which played exciting roles in Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film that debuted on the big screen last month.

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Champaign Aviation Museum Partners with Foundation

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments

The Champaign Aviation Museum in Urbana, Ohio, has partnered with the Springfield Foundation for the administration and oversight of an endowment to support its operations and collections. One of the main focuses of the museum is the restoration of B-17 Flying Fortress “Champaign Lady.” “Partnering with the Springfield Foundation for the administration of the museum’s [...]

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End of an Era

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

Fifty-four years ago this week, the famed Bell X-1E rocket-powered flight research aircraft flew for the twenty-sixth and final time.  The flight marked the close of the highly productive twelve-year flight test history of the first series of X-aircraft. In the years immediately following World War II, the United States began a relentless pursuit of [...]

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MC-12s Could Provide Intel After Disasters

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

The ability of the Air Force’s Beechcraft MC-12 Liberty surveillance planes to provide real-time intel to troops in the war zone could prove an invaluable asset for patrols in the U.S., the chief of the Air National Guard said. The Air Force plans to transfer all 42 of its MC-12s to the Guard, but that proposal is [...]

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Boeing Board OKs Offering Bigger 787

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

Boeing has taken the first formal step toward launching a third version of the Dreamliner, the stretch 787-10. “We are beginning to discuss more details about the airplane with customers,” spokeswoman Karen Crabtree said Wednesday. She said the talks are conditional “upon our obtaining final board approval to launch the program at a yet-to-be determined [...]

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With Another Storm, Airlines Take No Chances

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

Major airlines scrapped flights in and out of the New York area Wednesday as the region was socked with the second significant storm in little more than a week. United and American suspended operations in the region by afternoon, as white-out conditions developed. Other airlines have cancelled flights too. All are encouraging passengers to reschedule are [...]

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Man Turns Violent on Mumbai-Delhi Flight

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

In what was described by a frequent flyer as the “scariest flight of his life”, a passenger on board a Mumbai-Delhi IndiGo flight suddenly turned violent mid-air on Wednesday and started raising Islamic slogans while threatening to harm the aircraft. The situation turned so alarming that the cabin crew and passengers pinned down the flyer, Mursalim Shaikh, 41, and blocked the aisle with [...]

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How to De-Romneyize an Airplane

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

After Election Day, the work of tearing down a presidential campaign begins. Field offices are dismantled. Bunting and balloons are junked. And a small company in Michigan gets back its airplane. Since the end of the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney has toured the country in a personalized McDonnell Douglas MD-83, where the tail fin [...]

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