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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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Qantas Readies 20 Hour London Route Announcement - Airways Magazine

Qantas Readies 20 Hour London Route Announcement - Airways Magazine | Aviation | Scoop.it
According to various reports, Qantas will announce this week plans to operate flights between Sydney and London-Heathrow.
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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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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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What a fool!
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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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Plane Crashes Onto California Freeway, Killing 1, Injuring 5

Plane Crashes Onto California Freeway, Killing 1, Injuring 5 | Aviation | Scoop.it
It wasn't immediately clear what caused the pilot to land on the freeway on Interstate 15 North, about 50 miles from San Diego County.
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Coordinated Turns

Coordinated Turns | Aviation | Scoop.it
How much rudder should you apply?
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Simple things that can add to the smoothness of your flying.

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Wait, When Does The Martian Take Place, Anyway?

Wait, When Does The Martian Take Place, Anyway? | Aviation | Scoop.it
Author Andy Weir mostly got his facts right, but his hero’s contempt for disco doesn’t quite add up. An Air & Space investigation.
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Russia’s Strategic Bomber PAK DA May Take off Earlier than Expected | at DefenceTalk

Russia’s Strategic Bomber PAK DA May Take off Earlier than Expected | at DefenceTalk | Aviation | Scoop.it
Work on the PAK DA strategic bomber is coming along at a good pace, according to the Chief of the Russian Air and Space Forces, Viktor Bondarev. The prototype
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NASA - T-38s Soar as Spaceflight Trainers

NASA's T-38s would not be mistaken for a space shuttle, but they are necessary tools for astronaut training.
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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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The real purpose behind China's mysterious J-20 combat jet

The real purpose behind China's mysterious J-20 combat jet | Aviation | Scoop.it
The J-20 is "not a fighter but an interceptor and a strike aircraft," that doesn't seek to contend with US jets in air-to-air battles.
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Clue to brain power of fighter pilots - BBC News

Clue to brain power of fighter pilots - BBC News | Aviation | Scoop.it
Fighter pilots may owe their ability to perform under pressure to the way their brains are wired-up, scans suggest.
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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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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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What’s the X-37 Doing Up There?

The Air Force isn’t saying, so we asked other spaceplane experts.
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