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Garmin D2 Pilot Watch: Aviation + GPS on Your Wrist

Garmin D2 Pilot Watch: Aviation + GPS on Your Wrist
While commercial pilots might not use this kind of watch to replace the computers they work with in Jumbo Jets, frequent travelers and private pilots might enjoy the goodies features on this latest Garmin watch.…
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Lockheed Martin Develops Drone to Ferry Cars Around

Lockheed Martin Develops Drone to Ferry Cars Around
There are plenty of drone variants available, but Lockheed Martin is pushing the boundaries of drone warfare thanks to their Transformer TX drones, which will be able to transport cars to and from the battlefield.…
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BLAST Helps Helicopter Pilots See Through Dust and Fog

BLAST Helps Helicopter Pilots See Through Dust and Fog
One of the most dangerous times for a helicopter pilot is when they’re trying to land in dusty or foggy environments. The lack of visibility can cause peril to both the pilot and crew on the…
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Google Flight Search Expands into Europe

Google Flight Search Expands into Europe
Getting the cheapest flights is often a concern, especially if you’re traveling internationally. Google Flight Search is a quick and helpful tool for locating the best prices for flyers, but when the service was launched, it…
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Project Skyflash: You Will Believe a Man Can Fly

Project Skyflash: You Will Believe a Man Can Fly
Man wasn’t meant to fly, but we have certainly managed to find many ways to do just that. Now Fritz Unger from Germany has found yet another way to soar like an eagle.…
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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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45-Foot-Long Paper Airplane Needed a Helicopter to be Launched

45-Foot-Long Paper Airplane Needed a Helicopter to be Launched
What’s the biggest paper airplane you’ve launched? I’ve noticed that they tend to get a bit flabby when you use bigger sheets of paper, but that didn’t stop the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson,…
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LEGO Space Shuttle Flies High into the Stratosphere

LEGO Space Shuttle Flies High into the Stratosphere
Last week, we told you about an astronaut aboard the ISS who built a LEGO model of the ISS in space. Turns out those aren’t the only LEGO bricks to leave this Earth and head toward…
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3D-Printed Cubic Kite Shouldn’t Fly But Does

3D-Printed Cubic Kite Shouldn’t Fly But Does
At first when you look at this strange looking kite, you’d think that it wouldn’t be able to get airborne, because of its shape and complexity. But this somewhat large, cubic structure is fully capable of…
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FAA Clears iPad for Use in Flight by Pilots

FAA Clears iPad for Use in Flight by Pilots
The FAA has announced that it has cleared the Apple iPad for use in commercial flights in all stages of the flight by pilots. American Airlines has conducted tests of both iPad and iPad 2 for…
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Jetman Yves Rossy Flies in Formation: Danger Has No Meaning to This Guy

Jetman Yves Rossy Flies in Formation: Danger Has No Meaning to This Guy
Yves Rossy, the flying Swiss maniac, has appropriately called himself Jetman, and I have to say that his moniker is well deserved, because that thing strapped to his back just looks plain dangerous. His latest stunt?…
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Guy Flies Through Chinese Mountain with Wingsuit, Lives to Tell the Tale

Guy Flies Through Chinese Mountain with Wingsuit, Lives to Tell the Tale
Look, up in the sky. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s some guy in a wingsuit flying through a mountain. Stuntman Jeb Corliss has been using his Wingsuit since 2007, but this is one of…
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Chinese Man Builds Flying Circle of Death

Chinese Man Builds Flying Circle of Death
What you see in the photos here is one of those rare items that is at the same time both awesome and supremely stupid. The man you see here is from China and is named Shu…
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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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Google Chromebooks Fly Free on Virgin America

Google Chromebooks Fly Free on Virgin America
Yes Google Chromebooks are now available, but I bet that you haven’t really given one a try. Starting today, and until September, Google will lend you a Chromebook on select Virgin America routes. You’ll even get…
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