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Historic Aircraft: Bell X-1 Breaking the Sound Barrier Historic Aircraft: Bell X-1 Breaking the Sound Barrier

November 4, 2014 by  

Ever since man first took to the skies in powered aircraft, pilots and aviation engineers have sought to overcome challenges and push perceived boundaries as technology developed. One of the much debated challenges back in the early 1940s was whether it was possible for an aircraft to travel fast enough to break the sound barrier. On October 14, 1947,... [Read more]

Visit the Legacy Flight Museum in Rexburg, ID Visit the Legacy Flight Museum in Rexburg, ID

October 21, 2014 by  

Located in Rexburg, Idaho, the Legacy Flight Museum opened to the public in 2006 offering visitors the opportunity to examine up close some of the historical aircraft that were built to protect the country’s freedom. Started by local aircraft enthusiast John Bagley, the museum collection grew to include a dozen aircraft, all of which are maintained... [Read more]

Pensacola Celebrates a Century of Naval Aviation Pensacola Celebrates a Century of Naval Aviation

October 7, 2014 by  

To mark a century of training the Navy’s top pilots, and more than 50 years since the opening of the National Museum of Naval Aviation, the Pensacola Naval Air Station held a gala on September 20, 2014, attended by a host of dignitaries, some of whom were once trainees at the legendary institution. The event featured a slide presentation paying... [Read more]

Aviation Innovator Rex Buren Beisel Aviation Innovator Rex Buren Beisel

September 23, 2014 by  

Designed by American aeronautical engineer Rex Buren Beisel, the Vought F4U Corsair was the first fighter aircraft with the capability of exceeding a speed of 400 mph in level flight carrying a full military load. The single engine aircraft was used extensively in World War II, allowing the Allied forces to dominate the skies in the Pacific. Between... [Read more]

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Using Prairie Grass to Prevent Bird Strikes Using Prairie Grass to Prevent Bird Strikes

September 9, 2014 by  

Conservationists are sure to give the thumbs-up to a new plan being implemented by Dayton International Airport in Montgomery County, Ohio, to plant prairie grass at airports in an effort to prevent birds colliding with airplanes. The reasoning behind the strategy is that large birds, such as geese, which can cause significant damage in a bird strike,... [Read more]

Boeing Backs Biofuel Derived From Tobacco Boeing Backs Biofuel Derived From Tobacco

August 26, 2014 by  

The aviation industry continues to strive to be in the forefront of industries with regard to managing carbon emissions. To this end the industry aims to attain carbon-neutral growth by the year 2020 as laid out in a resolution dubbed “CNG2020″, as well as working toward cutting emission by up to 50% by 2050 in comparison with 2005. Biofuels... [Read more]

Historic Aircraft: Spruce Goose Historic Aircraft: Spruce Goose

August 12, 2014 by  

One of the highlights of the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, is the historic “Spruce Goose” – the one and only Hughes H-4 Hercules ever manufactured. With a wingspan of 320 feet and measuring 219 feet long, the H-4 is the largest flying boat ever to be constructed, and although it only ever made one flight on... [Read more]

FAA Faces Multiple Challenges in Drone Regulation FAA Faces Multiple Challenges in Drone Regulation

July 22, 2014 by  

As drone technology advances, the call for regulation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) by various parties is becoming more urgent. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been given a deadline of September 2015 to compile rules and protocols to regulate the use of UAVs in American airspace, but recent reports suggest this deadline will not be... [Read more]

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