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RNZAF CT-Trainer Crash.
[14 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on RNZAF CT-Trainer Crash. ]

A light aircraft has crashed near the Ruamai weapons range near Bulls in the Manawatu. TheAircraft, believed to be an Air Force CT4 Light Trainer departed Ohakea Air Base this morning.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Completes First Flight.
[18 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on Boeing 787 Dreamliner Completes First Flight. ]

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner took to the sky for the first time today, ushering a new era in air travel as it departed before an estimated crowd of more than 12,000 employees and guests from Paine Field in Everett, Wash.

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Virgin Galactic Unveils “Spaceship Two”
[8 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on Virgin Galactic Unveils “Spaceship Two” ]

Virgin Founder, Sir Richard Branson and SpaceshipOne (SS1) designer, Burt Rutan, today reveal SS2 to the public for the first time since construction of the world’s first manned commercial spaceship began in 2007.

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Auckland to Nelson via Mt Taranaki.
[30 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Auckland to Nelson via Mt Taranaki. ]

Ardmore airport in south Auckland is one of New Zealand busiest. The airport is well known by the locals for its war bird population and flight training.

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Auckland to Tauranga, New Zealand
[27 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Auckland to Tauranga, New Zealand ]

It was another perfect day for flying around the country. Today’s destination is Tauranga. With blue skies and light winds above my pilot and I prepared the aircraft for the flight.

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Flying with the Garmin G600.
[27 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Flying with the Garmin G600. ]

IFR Magazine’s Jeff Van West flew Garmin’s corporate Mooney to see how the G500/600 retrofit glass cockpit performs for instrument approaches.

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“Sharklet” large wingtips for the A320.
[20 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on “Sharklet” large wingtips for the A320. ]

Reducing fuel burn and carbon emissions and, increasing range and payload Airbus has launched its new “Sharklet” large wingtip devices, specially designed to enhance the eco-efficiency and payload-range performance of the A320 Family.

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Christchurch tower complete.
[9 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Christchurch tower complete. ]

The tower is the tallest air traffic control tower in New Zealand and has breathtaking 360 degree views across to the city and the Southern Alps.

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Jetpack maker seeks tourism partner.
[1 Sep 2009 | Comments Off on Jetpack maker seeks tourism partner. ]

The Martin Aircraft Company of Christchurch recently announced its intention to open the world’s first tourism operation where people can fly a Martin Jetpack.

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Virgin Galactic Oshkosh 2009
[27 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on Virgin Galactic Oshkosh 2009 ]

WhiteKnightTwo draws a crowd at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009.

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