Hagerstown Wings and Wheels 2014

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Hagerstown Wings and Wheels 2014

August 28, 2014 by  
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This family-fun event offers the opportunity to see a wide variety of vintage aircraft, historic military vehicles, experimental aircraft and a civil air patrol aircraft display…

Historic Aircraft: Memphis Belle

June 24, 2014 by  
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Constructed in early-1942, and delivered to the 91st Bomb Group at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine, in September of that year, the legendary Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, Memphis Belle has a long and fascinating history. The aircraft was second B-17 to carry out twenty-five…

Drone Development Moves Ahead

January 21, 2014 by  
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As the controversy regarding unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as unmanned aircraft systems or drones, for commercial use continues, the development of drones moves ahead unabated, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announcing its approval of six locations to carry out drone research, three of which are universities…

Sherman Mills Fairchild: Aviation Inventor and Entrepreneur

June 18, 2013 by  
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Born in Oneonta, New York, on April 7, 1896, Sherman Mills Fairchild made a major contribution to the development of the aviation industry with his many inventions. An astute businessman, Fairchild founded more than seventy companies, including the Fairchild Aviation Corporation, the parent company for many of his aviation-related firms…

Entertainment and Innovation at Farnborough Airshow

July 3, 2012 by  
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Taking place every second year at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, England, the Farnborough International Airshow, is both a trade show for the aviation industry, and an entertaining event for the public.

Wildlife Hazards and Aviation Safety

June 19, 2012 by  
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With recent FAA data revealing that aircraft bird strikes in the United States continue to pose a significant threat to both civil and military aviation, the services of the Bird Strike Committee USA are more necessary than ever before…

Drones Approved for Flight In the US

February 28, 2012 by  
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The FAA funding bill recently signed into law by President Barack Obama is set to significantly increase the use of unmanned aircraft in the United States. Developed for military use in armed conflicts, drones such as the Predator, manufactured by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, have played an essential role in surveillance and other activities in hostile territories.

EU Emissions Trading Scheme Boosts Biofuels

February 15, 2012 by  
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Launched in 2005 as a measure to combat climate change, the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) was the world’s first large scale emissions trading scheme using a market-based approach to controlling pollution by offering economic incentives for reducing pollutants. The EU ETS, which currently oversees over 10,000 installations in the energy and industrial [...]

Cargo

February 9, 2009 by  
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Cargo aircraft refers to an airplane designed principally for use in carrying goods or freight, either for commercial use or military. Cargo aircraft may be classified according to its range, i.e. short-, medium- and long-range, with different sizes being utilized. Features of cargo aircraft vary according to their purpose. Some cargo planes have been developed [...]

Civilian

February 9, 2009 by  
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For the average pilot, civilian aircraft form the nucleus of their world. While they might admire and desire the faster, more exciting models that are seen at military airbases, it is the slower, more functional models that bring home the bacon. In general, civilian aircraft are more affordable and are easier to obtain as they [...]

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