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A-10 Goes to War on 40th Anniversary

A-10 Goes to War on 40th Anniversary

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 […]
The Perfect Fighter

The Perfect Fighter

By Dr. Carlo Kopp, Associate Fellow AIAA, Senior Member IEEE, PEng Unprecedented cost blowouts, schedule delays, and serious questions about performance and capabilities in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program have produced some very intensive public argument in recent times about the merits of stealth and other advanced fighter technologies. While most of the problems […]

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Second Top Secret USAF Space Mission Completed

Second Top Secret USAF Space Mission Completed

  The unmanned Boeing X-37B reusable spacecraft is described as an Orbital Test Vehicle or OTV. It is remotely piloted from the ground. Boeing has built and flown two X-37Bs—OTV-1 and OTV-2. OTV-1 was flown first on April 22, 2010 until December 3, 2010 during mission USA-212—224 days. The first flight demonstrated that the X-37B […]

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To Fly Around The World

To Fly Around The World

Bertrand Piccard squeezes himself into the narrow cockpit of his solar-powered plane and feels like a prisoner. There’s not a lot of room in there. He can barely move. An engineer has to climb up to him to hook him up to an on-board computer. Piccard, 54, is wearing a life jacket over insulated overalls […]
X-37B Secret Space Plane Lands!

X-37B Secret Space Plane Lands!

The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B unmanned space plane returned to Earth last week after 15 months in orbit on a mystery mission! The Air Force released a video (below) that was partially shot in infrared. The X-37B landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base.      

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Eighteen-rotor personal helicopter coming to a driveway near you

Eighteen-rotor personal helicopter coming to a driveway near you

Remember that crazy 18-rotor personal helicopter proof of concept from e-volo that we wrote about last November? Looks like the company is ready to take the next step towards making a consumer version of this thing, and ultimately, it may not even be that crazy at all. Yes, we know that this thing looks bizarre. Very, very […]
Honoring Our Flag on Flag Day

Honoring Our Flag on Flag Day

The flag of the United States represents freedom and has been an enduring symbol of our country’s ideals since its early days. The American flag, also nicknamed “Old Glory,” consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed […]

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Miami pilot dubbed ‘Emerging Explorer’ by National Geographic

Miami pilot dubbed ‘Emerging Explorer’ by National Geographic

Barrington Irving flew around the world in a plane he built himself four years ago, becoming the first black pilot and youngest person to ever make the trip. Now he’s a teacher. As a young man at Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Barrington Irving knew he had potential. He imagined a football scholarship to a […]
Stallion 51 Adds L-39 Turbojet to Aircraft Fleet For Unusual Attitude Training (UAT)

Stallion 51 Adds L-39 Turbojet to Aircraft Fleet For Unusual Attitude Training (UAT)

Kissimmee, Florida, April 1, 2012- Stallion 51 Adds L-39 Turbojet to Aircraft Fleet For Unusual Attitude Training (UAT) Stallion 51 has expanded their flight operational syllabus to include an introduction to unusual attitude training utilizing their specialized L-39 Turbojet. It is an educational and exhilarating flying experience at the controls of this dual-cockpit, dual-control jet […]
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