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AEA International Convention & Trade Show 2013

January 15, 2013 by  
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Taking place on March 25-28, the 56th Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show 2013 offers the opportunity for networking between …

Advances in Avionics Improve Safety

January 1, 2013 by  
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American aerospace and defense contractor, Raytheon, has developed a wearable computer and monocle display to increase pilot situational awareness to the extent that the pilot may feel like he is…

Tips for Buying an Airplane

August 16, 2010 by  
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It has been your dream to purchase your very own airplane and you’ve finally decided, after careful consideration, to take the plunge. Before you rush out to buy your plane, there are some important points to think about. The first of these is that it is highly advisable to consult a number of specialists and experienced individuals along the way; this may include other pilots, mechanics, lawyers and so forth. Such individuals will assist you in making a wise decision when it comes to choosing a plane and dealing with everything that goes along with a purchase.

C2A Greyhound

February 9, 2009 by  
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The C-2A Greyhound is based on the E-2 Hawkeye and its mission is to ferry cargo and personnel to and from U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. The C-2A Greyhound’s wings are similar to the E-2 Hawkeye, but the loading ramp is located in the rear and the fuselage is wider. Production of the C-2A began in [...]

CV-22 Osprey

February 9, 2009 by  
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The CV-22 Osprey is a unique combination of helicopter (rotary) and airplane (fixed wing) aircraft and is an Air Force modified version of the MV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps. Not surprisingly, design and development of the CV-22 required a combination of resources from Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., and Boeing Company, Defense and Space [...]

F16 Falcon

February 9, 2009 by  
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Since its inception in 1975, more than 4,000 F-16 Fighting Falcons in 110 versions have been produced. In addition to the United States Air Force, 24 additional countries have chosen the fourth-generation fighter to serve in their military. Some countries have purchased used F-16s from those mothballed by the U.S. Air Force. The F-16 Fighting [...]

MQ-5B Hunter

February 9, 2009 by  
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The MQ-5B Hunter is an unmanned aircraft used for surveillance, reconnaissance, battle damage assessment, and identification of enemy targets. The medium altitude MQ-5B is based on the RQ-5A Hunter, which Northrop Grumman built for the U.S. Army in 1996. The newer generation Hunter can be operated by enlisted soldiers and minimal maintenance is required of [...]

Scan Eagle

February 9, 2009 by  
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ScanEagle is a low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Boeing and The Insitu Group. The UAV completed its first flight in 2002. The aircraft’s design is based on SeaScan, a miniature robotic plane that Insitu produced for collecting weather information and was used by commercial fishers to find schools of tuna. ScanEagle launches from [...]

Florida Aviation and Avionics Expo

February 9, 2009 by  
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The FAAE is held annually at the Charlotte County Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda, Florida, and the next event is Saturday and Sunday, February 17-18, 2007. Admission price for the Florida Aviation and Avionics Expo is free to anyone who attends. At the Florida Aviation and Avionics Expo you can see some of the latest [...]

First F-35 STOVL Aircraft Has Successful First Flight

June 13, 2008 by  
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Just recently the first F-35B STOVL aircraft took to the skies for its first successful test flight. The short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet took off from the Fort Worth Naval Air Station in Texas on June 12 and the flight lasted about 45 minutes. The test aircraft was piloted by test pilot Graham Tomlinson and the flight marked the second stage in the development of the next-generation of fighting aircraft.

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