On August 8, 2012, this aircraft flew for the first time, at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Called the “X-48C,” this is a scale model of of a heavy-lift, subsonic aircraft that has a blended-wing body. During its first flight, the remotely piloted plane flew for nine minutes […]
The Boeing Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system or UAS is a high-altitude, long endurance air vehicle optimized to remain aloft up to four days at a 65,000-foot altitude. It successfully completed its first flight of 28 minute on June 1, 2012, at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. After […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]