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Helborne 513: October Issue

Pivotal Tactics - Behind the Legendary Battle of Britain

Banshee Wail - Flying Skulls over Burma

Out for a Sunday Ride - Civilian Pilots Caught in History’s Path

Chennault’s Flying Tigers -- How They Got Their Name

The First Bridge - The Vietnam War Had to Start Somewhere

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Inside A Space Station

Inside A Space Station

Check out this insider look at  the Space Station. The YouTube video was sent to us by a Flight Journal fan!
A Flight Journal Photo Tour of Oshkosh

A Flight Journal Photo Tour of Oshkosh

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”

Oshkosh: Aviation’s “Wild Kingdom”

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.
Curiosity’s Mission To Mars

Curiosity’s Mission To Mars

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

Google Honors Amelia Earhart

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 […]
22 Year Old Sets Record

22 Year Old Sets Record

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

43rd Anniversary of Man On The Moon

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.
As a boy, Sikorsky was told that man would never fly. He is shown shaking hands with the first man to walk on the moon a brief 66 years after the Wright Brothers flew. (Photo courtesy of Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives)

Impossible Barriers Are Made To Be Broken

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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Flying a “heli bike”!

Flying a “heli bike”!

Here’s an amazing video of students at the University of Maryland and their human-powered helicopter. This guy is really pedaling hard … guess that’s a natural “safety limiter”! “Gammera II” currently holds the world record of 50 seconds for human-powered heli flight. The students designed and built it in an effort to capture the Sikorsky […]
X-37B Secret Space Plane Video

X-37B Secret Space Plane Video

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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