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The X-15, the Pilot and the Space Shuttle

The X-15, the Pilot and the Space Shuttle | Aviation | Scoop.it
Fifty years later, X-15 test pilot and former space shuttle commander Joe Engle recalls the highs and lows of this unique, high-speed research aircraft.
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Avro Arrow replica could take to the skies after decades of work

Avro Arrow replica could take to the skies after decades of work | Aviation | Scoop.it
It's been nearly 60 years since Canada's iconic Avro Arrow supersonic interceptor jet was cancelled and scrapped. But for years, a group of volunteers in Calgary has been attempting to build a replica that could one day take flight.
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'Balloonatic' gets $26.5K fine for 'unconscionably stupid' lawn chair flight over Calgary

'Balloonatic' gets $26.5K fine for 'unconscionably stupid' lawn chair flight over Calgary | Aviation | Scoop.it
Daniel Boria quoted John F. Kennedy's moon speech and compared himself to the Wright brothers to explain why he tied more than 100 helium balloons to a lawn chair and floated above Calgary. Boria, 27, today was ordered to pay $26,500 in fines after pleading guilty to dangerous operation of an aircraft.
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Billionaire Paul Allen hopes his ‘ginormous’ Stratolaunch plane will fly this year

Billionaire Paul Allen hopes his ‘ginormous’ Stratolaunch plane will fly this year | Aviation | Scoop.it
The world's biggest airplane is staying on track to take to the air for the first time by the end of this year, according to billionaire backer Paul Allen.
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Big plane flying under the radar. That is not a lot of writeups about this that I have seen.
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“Qaher F-313, Tehran’s homemade stealth jet, in final production stage” Iran’s Defense Minister claims

“Qaher F-313, Tehran’s homemade stealth jet, in final production stage” Iran’s Defense Minister claims | Aviation | Scoop.it
Do you remember the Iranian stealth jet that was unveiled in 2013 and looked like a fake plane? Well, it would be in the final stages of production according to Tehran. Little more than 4 years ago…
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Japan's first stealth fighter unveiled - CNN Video

Japan's first stealth fighter unveiled - CNN Video | Aviation | Scoop.it
Could this be the stealth jet of the future? Japan has unveiled a test aircraft for its first domestically-made stealth fighter.
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Iranian F-14s vs UFOs: urban legend or weird drones in action over Iranian nuclear plants?

Iranian F-14s vs UFOs: urban legend or weird drones in action over Iranian nuclear plants? | Aviation | Scoop.it
Retired by the US Navy more than seven years ago, the iconic Grumman F-14 remains in service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF). Iran extensively used its Tomcats in the Iran-Iraq …
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Why I Closed My Flight School After 9/11

Why I Closed My Flight School After 9/11 | Aviation | Scoop.it
Trust was gone. It just wasn't fun anymore. Our student enrollment decreased and we reduced our fleet of airplanes.
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Very sad that the small world of general aviation had to change after.....

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China Rolls Out New Passenger Jet to Compete With Boeing and Airbus

China Rolls Out New Passenger Jet to Compete With Boeing and Airbus | Aviation | Scoop.it
The Comac C919 is unveiled to fanfare, but it’s a very ambitious gamble.
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Fuel mistake might have caused plane crash near Thompson, Man.

Fuel mistake might have caused plane crash near Thompson, Man. | Aviation | Scoop.it
A plane crash that injured eight people in northern Manitoba might have been caused by the wrong fuel type being put into the craft.
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Too early to determine what the true cause of this was. But there are still a lot of pilots out there that don't take responsibility for supervising the fueling of their aircraft when possible.

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Paul Allen just rolled out the world’s largest airplane, and he is ready to take on the rocketmakers

Paul Allen just rolled out the world’s largest airplane, and he is ready to take on the rocketmakers | Aviation | Scoop.it
The plane, with a wingspan wider than a football field, would be used to "air launch" rockets carrying small satellites.
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NZ Herald: New Zealand's Latest News, Business, Sport, Weather, Travel, Technology, Entertainment, Politics, Finance, Health, Environment and Science

NZ Herald: New Zealand's Latest News, Business, Sport, Weather, Travel, Technology, Entertainment, Politics, Finance, Health, Environment and Science | Aviation | Scoop.it
Latest breaking news articles, photos, video, blogs, reviews, analysis, opinion and reader comment from New Zealand and around the World - NZ Herald
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The Airport Terminal So Beautiful It’s Reopening as a Hotel

The Airport Terminal So Beautiful It’s Reopening as a Hotel | Aviation | Scoop.it

Eero Saarinen's birdlike TWA terminal brought aesthetics to air travel.
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The F-23 Fighter: The Super Plane America Never Built

The F-23 Fighter: The Super Plane America Never Built | Aviation | Scoop.it
The F-22 almost never happenned. Here's the story. 
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Aircraft Carrier Night Operations

Landing on the aircraft carrier at night is never easy, no matter how much experience you may have.
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Couple In Their 80s Build A P-38, Then Take Trip Of A Lifetime

Couple In Their 80s Build A P-38, Then Take Trip Of A Lifetime | Aviation | Scoop.it
Someone Give These People An Award!
Meet Jim and Mitzi O'Hara, probably the coolest couple you'll ever read about according to what they have accomplished. The whole entire project we're going to tell you about was done entirely by themselves, so the next time your significant other
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From Models to Military Drones, Don Srull Has Built Them All

From Models to Military Drones, Don Srull Has Built Them All | Aviation | Scoop.it
The hobby that launched a career.
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A good story that most people involved in aviation will relate to.

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Transport Canada suspends Buffalo Airways' Air Operator Certificate

Transport Canada suspends Buffalo Airways' Air Operator Certificate | Aviation | Scoop.it
Transport Canada has suspended Buffalo Airways’ Air Operator Certificate. Effective November 30, 2015, the suspension prohibits the company from providing commercial air services. In a statement released yesterday the agency said, "Transport Canada took this serious action in the interest of ...
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12 Reasons Why Everyone Knows You're A Pilot

12 Reasons Why Everyone Knows You're A Pilot | Aviation | Scoop.it
How do you know when there's a pilot in the room?
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The Airplanes of James Bond

The Airplanes of James Bond | Aviation | Scoop.it
The definitive list of every flying machine that appears in the 007 oeuvre.
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Why Is The 'Retired' F-117 Nighthawk Still Flying?

Why Is The 'Retired' F-117 Nighthawk Still Flying? | Aviation | Scoop.it
Why is the F-117 Nighthawk, America's first true "stealth" aircraft, still prowling the skies years after its retirement in 2008?
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