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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William Wylam P-47D Drawing

May 22, 2012 1 Comment

The date on Wylam’s art for the P-47D Thunder-bolt is December 1944. At the time, Air Age Publish-ing was 15 years old. Model Airplane News was a relative upstart and Wylam was producing his fantastic art for us. That makes FJ’s sister magazine and our parent company 83 years old—one of the oldest family-owned publishing [...]

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GEICO SKYTYPERS POST MESSAGES IN THE SKIES OVER LONG ISLAND

May 22, 2012 No Comments

GEICO SKYTYPERS POST MESSAGES IN THE SKIES OVER LONG ISLAND Performance team features custom messages, precision flying in World War II-vintage planes Farmingdale, NY (May 22, 2012) The GEICO Skytypers are scheduled to perform Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-27 at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach in New York.  The team is excited to perform this weekend in their hometown. [...]

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SpaceX Launch: Falcon 9 Rocket Blasts Off Carrying Dragon Capsule

May 22, 2012 No Comments

Second time’s a charm. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early Tuesday morning, carrying the Dragon capsule payload that, if all goes according to plan, will dock with the International Space Station later this week. This is the first time a private company has attempted to berth a spacecraft with [...]

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U.S. Air Force historian Dick Hallion on drones

May 18, 2012 No Comments

See it here first! In this exclusive video, Dick Hallion shares his thoughts on UAVs and drone aircraft. Stay tuned to our August 2012 issue to read more about him in “Drones, Drivers and Sharing our Airspace” by Barrett Tillman. CLICK HERE TO WATCH PART 2

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Old Aviators and Old Airplanes….

May 15, 2012 No Comments

  Old Aviators and Old Airplanes…. This is a good little story about a vivid memory of a P-51 and its pilot, by a fellow who was 12 years old in Canada in 1967. It was to take to the air. They said it had flown in during the night from some U.S. Airport, the [...]

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An electric plane that can fly forever??

May 11, 2012 No Comments

A new aerospace company, Flight of the Century. is planning to build and fly an electric plane that can fly indefinitely! See text in red about how they intend to make the battery last longer. Interesting stuff!   Orange County, California, May 10, 2012—-American electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates and his team of record-breaking engineers [...]

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‘Aviators’ films segments in Fargo, Grand Forks

May 11, 2012 No Comments

FARGO — Anthony Nalli is a longtime pilot, and the executive producer and one of the hosts of the popular PBS television show “The Aviators.” But he had never flown a helicopter before climbing aboard a simulator at the University of North Dakota’s School of Aerospace Sciences in Grand Forks. “I tell you, I got [...]

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Bob Hoover headlines Lindbergh Foundation’s anniversary celebration

May 10, 2012 No Comments

The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation confirmed today that legendary airshow performer and test pilot Bob Hoover will join speakers Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Gene Cernan for the foundation’s 35th anniversary gala at The Explorers Club on May 18. In addition, author Reeve Lindbergh, youngest daughter of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, [...]

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