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Flight Test Update: Full Transition – Vahana
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Flight Test Fact Jun 17
"It’s impossible to create a means of mass transport in the air. Using our air space can only cover about 3 to 5 percent of total mobility requirements..."
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Col Thurman H. Bane Jun 16
6/16/1919: the Martin Bomber was our greatest aeronautical achievement during . Now the Air Service is attempting a transcontinental record w/it. First stop is McCook Field for technical checkout before starting record flight
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Flight Test Fact Jun 16
In Paris, Boeing CEO Concedes Mistake In Communicating Safety Feature Failure : NPR
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Col Thurman H. Bane Jun 15
6/15/1919: Congress understandably wants to significantly cut military expenditures, but I (& local paper editorial board) believe that R&D should be maintained so that we do not find ourselves shockingly behind our peers in aeronautics
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Flight Test Fact Jun 15
RT : The first rule of paradox club is not the first rule of paradox club.
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Flight Test Fact Jun 14
FLIGHT 110: ​Flight soars into its fifth decade
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Flight Test Fact Jun 14
"View the only Continuously Variable Transition VTOL/FW (fixed wing) Aircraft in action."
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Flight Test Fact Jun 14
"Because quantum computing..." might be used in CFD. via
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Flight Test Fact Jun 14
Imagine if we had waited until the arrival of to design aircraft... Would we have achieved what man had longed for, bird-like flight? Or would we have failed to achieve flight?
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Flight Test Fact Jun 14
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Flight Test Fact Jun 14
RT : Raytheon is showing off a new waverider-looking new hypersonic Missile concept at . It’s the one on the right.
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Flight Test Fact Jun 14
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new" (Albert Einstein).
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Niccolò Glouchtchenko May 8
When you imagine the aerospace industry you think you will work with cutting-edge technologies... that’s not completely true: if you have to do maintenance on ‘80 avionics (still flying) you’ll need ‘80 hardware
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Hazel Clementine 🇦🇷 Jun 12
OMG 😮 A small disruption in a magnetic field with magnets, causing a chain reaction.
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Robert Hopkins Jun 13
Be sure to read the deep-dive essays on Whittle’s 1928 cadet thesis that predates his pioneering work on jet engines. More great history to come, including Cayley’s 1804 glider!
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D. Stamos/Helodriver Jun 13
The MiG-28 is a fearsome adversary.
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Brian Laslie Jun 13
"...A rescue operation is to begin within the hour. Your mission is to give air support to that rescue. There are MiGs in the area and tensions are high. If you witness a hostile act, you will return fire. Gentlemen, those MiGs carry the Exocet anti-ship missile..."
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Flight Test Fact Jun 13
"The Journal of Aeronautical History is a free-to-access online publication covering all aspects of aerospace history and the development of aircraft and aeronautical engineering."
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Col Thurman H. Bane Jun 12
6/12/1919: a couple more pics of the Air Service Medical Research Lab in Mineola, Long Island. Left is 1st building (note sign). Right is altitude classification test of pilots.
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