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Virgin Atlantic Debuts Pre-flight Safety Video That Begs You To Get Up and Dance

Airline safety videos have become so static they border on ridiculous Airline safety videos are mandated by the FAA, so you can’t really blame the airline for forcing every traveler to sit through a three to five minute safety lesson that is systematically designed not to scare the heck out of travelers. Talk of oxygen […]

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Aviators Honored on Veterans Day

At museums and parades across the country, aviators and their contributions to the U.S. military were remembered over the Veterans Day weekend. The Air Museum In Palm Springs, Calif., introduced its newly renovated Vietnam-era Republic F-105D Thunderchief bomber. In Mesa, Ariz., four U.S. Navy veterans from World War II, all in their 90s, went flying […]

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Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER Helicopter Poised to Dominate the Skies - Aurora Flight Sciences Provides the Fuselage

Manassas-based Aurora Flight Sciences delivers a world class fuselage for a revolutionary new attack helicopter Aurora Flight Sciences (AFS) has designed and developed a truly world class fuselage for the much anticipated Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter. This helicopter is designed to contend for the lead role in the US Army’s stable of attack and support […]

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Bell Helicopters Receives Top Ratings in Annual Aviation Industry Support Surveys

Textron, Inc. – parent company of Bell Helicopters, receives glowing reviews The aviation industry is comprised of a group of individuals who possess an almost fanatical sense of loyalty to their aircraft, their gear, and their lifestyle. That said, this group also demands a lot of their airplanes and helicopters, and the series of annual […]

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Aeromobil Flying Car Goes from Road to Runway in Style

Despite the best work of thousands of inventors around the globe, and a vision of every sci-fi movie, true flying cars have never caught on for a multitude of engineering, safety and practical reasons. So it's worth noting when a Slovakian designer reveals a new take on the idea that avoids one of the great […]

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Bell Helicopters Designates Donaldson to Provide Critical Filtration Elements for New Bell 525 Relentless Helicopter

The new Bell 525 promises enhanced safety, increased payload, and better flying dynamics than predecessors Bell Helicopters is a leader in the rotor wing field, and has been in continuous operation since 1935. Founded by Lawrence Dale Bell in Buffalo, NY, Bell helicopters have evolved dramatically since the first model 47 rolled off the assembly […]

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The Future Of The Aircraft Industry: Greening Planes Will Be A Future Goal For Commercial Aircraft Companies

Commercial jetliners are responsible for nearly 12% of transportation-based global carbon dioxide pollution. This is a staggering amount that not only represents an environmental problem, but it also means that airline companies are burning a lot of jet fuel. Fuel is certainly one of the biggest costs an airline realizes, so advances in fuel economy […]

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A Sign of a Recovering Economy? Private Aviation Is Beginning to Take off.

As the economy lifts, so does the aviation industry During the past four or five years, one segment of the economy that has been hit hard is the aviation field. When times are tough, businesses cut back on travel, pilots make do with their current airplane or helicopter, and upgrades, repairs, and modifications tend to […]

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Future of Space Shuttle Engines – Can They Make Spaceplanes Affordable?

Advances in Space Shuttle Engines May Make Spaceplanes A Common Sight Spaceplanes have captured the attention of the general public for years. The idea of a private company whisking a well-heeled, wannabe space explorer up into orbit creates images of weightlessly floating through the craft’s cabin, seeing the earth from outer space, and joining the […]

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EAA Founder Paul Poberezny 1921 - 2013

Paul Poberezny, the energetic, charismatic, and personable founder of the Experimental Aviation Association, died Aug. 22 at the age of 91. Poberezny was a military pilot for 30 years and served during World War II and Korea before retiring as a lieutenant colonel from the Wisconsin Air National Guard in 1970. He was born in […]

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At NBAA2013, Build A Plane to Present 'Teachers' Day,' Sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced it will for the first time host a Build A Plane Teachers’ Day, sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace, in conjunction with the annual “Careers in Business Aviation Day,” held each year at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), which takes place this year in Las Vegas, NV. […]

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Virginia Meets Goal of 100% Participation in Airport Support Network (ASN)

The Commonwealth of Virginia has become the first state in the nation to have 100% participation in the Airport Support Network (ASN) at its 66 public use airports.  ASN is a project of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), which encourages volunteers to act as communications liaisons at public use airports between AOPA, local […]

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BuildAPlane Announces Teachers’ Day 2013 at AirVenture

BuildAPlane, a non-profit aviation education organization in cooperation with GAMA and EAA, will sponsor Teachers’ Day at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture again this year in Oshkosh, WI. The event is scheduled for July 30th, 2013, and will expose teachers to a variety of programs and curricula that allow educators to put aviation in classrooms, from middle school through high […]

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Junkyard Genius Builds World’s First Racing Airplane for Endurance Race

In the annals of the 24 Hours of LeMons — the racing series that combines a $500 vehicle spending limit with "Let's Make a Deal" costumes into a weekend jubilee of junkyard engineering — few racers and builders have brought more innovation to the track than Jeff Bloch. Bloch, known around the pits as Speedycop, has built 13 […]

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Amendment Could Halt FAA Closure of Control Towers

An amendment put forth by two Republican senators could stave off the closings of 200 control towers at smaller airports around the U.S., including Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, and Sen. James Inofe, R-Okla., co-sponsored an amendment to a continuing resolution that seeks to restore about $50 million in funding […]

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Virginia Aviation Board Meets, Allocates Funds to State Airports and Recognizes Aviation Pioneers

Richmond—The Virginia Aviation Board (VAB) approved tentative allocations of Commonwealth Airport Funds for Fiscal year 2013 at its meeting on Thursday, February 21 at the Holiday Inn Richmond Airport. Approved Air Carrier/Reliever Discretionary funding was $ 30,280 and General Aviation Discretionary funding was $ 232,936. Projects addressed ranged from land acquisition in support of a […]

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Mayday: Cherokee Six Lands in Icy Hudson, All Survive

An evening tour above the Hudson River might have turned tragic, but pilot Deniece De Priester Kok kept her cool when the engine quit—and landed like Sully. A cellphone call at 5:25 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 27—four years, 12 days after US Airways Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles ditched an Airbus […]

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Parachute Built into Single-engine Airplane Credited with Saving 3 Lives in Conn. Crash

A parachute that softened the landing of an airplane that encountered mechanical problems saved the lives of the three men on board, an airport official said Wednesday. The single-engine Cirrus SR-20, which was traveling from Groton to Danbury, was two miles from the Danbury Municipal Airport on Tuesday night when the pilot alerted authorities he […]

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Trade-A-Plane: Legendary and Rare Airplanes You Wish You Could Fly Legendary and Rare Airplanes You Wish You Could Fly Since the moment man took flight, there have been a number of airplane models to come and go, however, there’s only a select few that have made a lasting mark on aviation. Below is a look at a few legendary airplanes that have graced the […]

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Business Aviation: The Unfair Advantage

What was once used only in extraordinary circumstances or by top global companies has today become a business necessity. If you charter, lease or own an aircraft, you already understand that Business Aviation — also called General Aviation — is as indispensable as your cell phone and your laptop.  For those companies that don’t use […]

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