Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Thunderbirds pilot visits The Fort - Journal Scene | On Friday about 100 lucky Fort Dorchester High School students got to meet a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s air show stunt team and performed at the Joint Base Charleston Air Expo 2011 Saturday...

Coast Guard suggests watching Thunder from land - Fox 41 | LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB Fox 41) -- The weather could still be forcing people to change their Thunder over Louisville plans.  And now the Coast Guard is making a plea to the public...

Homestead Could Host Huge Airshow in 2012 - NBC Miami | Eric Mendelson showed off the high tech gear Wednesday that his Hollywood aircraft parts company produces to an international crowd of aircraft makers and companies. He is one of more than 8,000 members of the industry on South Beach for the Aviation Week Magazine trade show...

PHOTO GALLERIES - Air Show - Star Telegram | Student easy contest winners from Keller, Plano, Lake Worth, Birdville, White Settlement, Southwest Christian and Lake Country Christian Schools and Make-A-Wish children got to fly in vintage and stunt aircraft to promote this weekends air show at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.

Push made to bring Tuskegee Airmen, WWII planes (4/13) - American Press | A local man seeks to commemorate the World War II Tuskegee Airmen — the nation’s first black fighter pilots — by bringing a P-51 Mustang and other World War II aircraft from the Lone Star Flight Museum to the Contraband Days Pirate Festival...

Picture of 06-4126 (cn 4126) Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor - Airfighters | Fairford (FFD / EGVA) / July 17, 2010 / Photo added to database on: April 13, 2011

The Electric Firefly Sets Two World Records (with video) - CAFE Blog | Jean-Luc Soullier has converted Michel Colomban’s two-cylinder internal combustion MC-30 Luciole (Firefly) into an electric aircraft – not without some teething problems, but with plenty of promise.  His group, LSA, Luxembourg Sp├ęcial Aerotechnics, consists of Jean-Luc, Martin Marschner von Helmreich, and Fabrice Tummers – and has terrific ambitions...

How Britain’s de Havilland Comet stumbled and Boeing’s 707 won out - Seattle PI | Britain’s de Havilland rolled out its Comet prototype in 1949 and got the world’s first jet airliner into service in 1952. Boeing’s 707 reached those milestones in 1954, but ultimately won the market. Seattle’s Museum of Flight has scheduled a discussion on the birth of the post-war jet age for Saturday, focusing on the two iconic aircraft. The free event features Seattle resident and former New York Times reporter Sam Howe Verhovek, author of “Jet Age:..

The Shuttles - Joe Clark | It is difficult to hear the Space Shuttle program has reached the end of the run. After a 30-year span, NASA will retire the remaining vehicles – all of which will go to museums around the nation...

VIDEO: The Last Shuttle External Tank - AirBoyd | This is the Last Shuttle External Tank to be delivered to KSC. Video starts with roll out at the MIchoud facility with workers saying good by...

How Much Are NASA's Space Shuttles Worth? - Space.com | On the surface, NASA's storied space shuttles appear to be priceless, but there is a very real price tag associated with the iconic winged spaceships. The space shuttles have been flying in space for 30 years and yesterday (April 12), on the anniversary of the fleet's first launch, NASA announced the final museum homes for its three working spacecraft and a prototype that never flew in space...

VIDEO: Student Launch Initiative - NASA | Behind the Scenes - 

NTSB releases post-collision photos of JFK A380 incident - USA Today | Here are three images of the damage that resulted from Monday night's collision of an Air France A380 and a regional jet belonging to Delta regional subsidiary Comair. The top photo shows the damaged left wing tip of the Air France Airbus A380...



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