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SpaceShip Two Completes Another Test Flight

SpaceShip Two Completes Another Test Flight

A few days ago, Virgin Galactic successfully completed another test flight. The test flight happened last Friday and saw the craft reach its highest altitude yet.…

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Supersonic Private Jet to Cruise at Mach 1.6

Supersonic Private Jet to Cruise at Mach 1.6

Unless you are a billionaire playboy or a business magnet of some sort, odds are you fly Coach like the rest of us when you travel by air. For the well-heeled, it’s First Class all the…

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Royal Air Force Fighter Found in Sahara Desert 70-Years After It Went Missing

Royal Air Force Fighter Found in Sahara Desert 70-Years After It Went Missing

The number of soldiers on both sides of WWII that were killed or went missing is just staggering. Now, the mystery surrounding one RAF pilot and what happened to him and his plane has been solved…

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Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two Test Flight Hits Mach 1.43

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two Test Flight Hits Mach 1.43

We’ve been suckers for space travel around here for a long time. My secret goal is to one day make enough money to afford a ticket aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two. Unfortunately, tickets for suborbital flights…

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Breakthrough Engines Could Allow Travel from Britain to Australia in Just over Four Hours

Breakthrough Engines Could Allow Travel from Britain to Australia in Just over Four Hours

A group of British researchers at a company called Reaction Engines has announced new aircraft technology that could make air travel much faster. The researchers have created what they describe as “the biggest breakthrough in propulsion…

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FAA Forms Study Group to Examine Expanded Use of Gadgets on Aircraft

FAA Forms Study Group to Examine Expanded Use of Gadgets on Aircraft

Back in March of this year, we mentioned that the FAA had agreed to re-examining restrictions on gadgets during commercial aircraft flights. The FAA announced this week that it has formed a government-industry group to study…

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Hypersonic X-51A WaveRider Test Flight Today

Hypersonic X-51A WaveRider Test Flight Today

I’ve always had a fascination with flight. My favorite aircraft is the SR-71 Blackbird. The Blackbird was a spy aircraft that ventured into enemy territory for many years with nothing but speed and altitude for defense.…

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Students Set Record for Human-Powered Helicopter

Students Set Record for Human-Powered Helicopter

A team of students at the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering have been hard at work trying to perfect one of the ideas that many inventors and pioneers of aviation have tried…

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Flexrotor UAV Takes off Like a Helicopter, Flies Like an Airplane

Flexrotor UAV Takes off Like a Helicopter, Flies Like an Airplane

The military in the United States and other militaries around the world are making heavy use of unmanned aerial vehicles these days. UAVs are being used for many reasons with one of the main reasons being…

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X-47B UAV: Can Skynet Be Far Behind?

X-47B UAV: Can Skynet Be Far Behind?

Yep, the US military is set to put the first part of Skynet into motion. The first part of the system that John Connor will need to fight is already in development. The craft is called…

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Solar Ship: Air Ships Taking To the Skies with the Power of the Sun

Solar Ship: Air Ships Taking To the Skies with the Power of the Sun

I just love airships. I wish I could travel all over the world in an blimp. Sure, it would take longer than a 777, but it would be way more relaxing. I wish that there would…

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New Airships to Hit Canada: A Bit of Fringe Up North

New Airships to Hit Canada: A Bit of Fringe Up North

I’ve always enjoyed airships. They’ve been featured prominently in Fringe, in the other universe. It’s a shame that there aren’t more around, but that might not be for long. Hybrid Air Vehicles will be making some…

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Lockheed’s Samarai Drone Design is Based on a Maple Seed

Lockheed’s Samarai Drone Design is Based on a Maple Seed

Each fall I end up spending some time outside with the kids chasing leaves. They think it’s a riot to see if they can catch a leaf before it hits the ground as it falls from…

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Green Siemens Airplane is the Chevy Volt of Aviation

Green Siemens Airplane is the Chevy Volt of Aviation

I have always wanted to learn to fly, since aviation is an interest of mine. It’s been very interesting over the last few years to see the giant push for green vehicles in the automotive sector…

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Eurocopter X3 Hybrid Helicopter Hits 232 knots

Eurocopter X3 Hybrid Helicopter Hits 232 knots

Helicopters are awesome, but they have some drawbacks. The fantastic thing about the helicopter is that it can land and take off vertically needing no more space to do so than it takes to clear the…

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Helicopter Emulates Falling Maple Seed Pod: I’m Never Getting in One of These Things

Helicopter Emulates Falling Maple Seed Pod: I’m Never Getting in One of These Things

Riding in a helicopter can be a thrilling, and sometimes harrowing experience. But this helicopter design is one that I can say that with certainty that I would never, ever set foot inside of.…

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