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Project firefly the toaster sized satellite!
[21 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Project firefly the toaster sized satellite! ]

The small satellite, with a big mission, is appropriately named “Firefly.” Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the pint-sized satellite will study the most powerful natural particle accelerator on Earth — lightning.

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Pilot lands plane with only one wing.
[17 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Pilot lands plane with only one wing. ]

There are many videos on the internet that you can clearly see are ‘fakes’ but this video from AvWeb.com really made me sit up and think what a lucky guy 22 year old Dino Moline was.

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New Virgin Atlantic 747 Paint job.
[10 Aug 2010 | One Comment ]

Wile trolling though the abundant supply of aviation videos on YouTube I came across this one. It’s a time laps of a 747 getting a new paint job.

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Sikorsky Firefly: An Electric Helicopter.
[29 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Sikorsky Firefly: An Electric Helicopter. ]

It’s at nearly gross weight before the pilot steps in and can only fly for 15 minutes, but that’s not the point. Sikorsky Innovations sees the Firefly as a testbed for the technologies that may make for a real electric helicopter.

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CT-156 Harvard II Training Aircraft.
[7 Jul 2010 | One Comment ]

Canada’s student pilots prove their mettle in the CT-156 Harvard II. This agile turboprop trainer is the aircraft of choice for the early stages of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program.

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Lycoming’s IE2 Electronic Engine.
[4 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Lycoming’s IE2 Electronic Engine. ]

Lycoming is making quick progress with its IE2 electronic engine controls in the Lancair Evolution. The company is shooting for a certified version by the end of 2010 or early 2011. Lycoming’s Jim Morris gave Avweb an update on the project.

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Martin Jetpack makes 1st unmanned flight.
[1 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Martin Jetpack makes 1st unmanned flight. ]

We have converted one of the Martin Jetpacks to remote control so that we can push the flight envelope without risk to a pilot.

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WoopyFly Inflatable Wing Ultralight Aircraft.
[17 May 2010 | Comments Off on WoopyFly Inflatable Wing Ultralight Aircraft. ]

The Woopy-Fly, a sort of paraglider/trike/ultralight hybrid shown on the world state at Aero Friedrichshafen this April, 2010, in Germany, has a wing that folds for storage like a paraglider.

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The Global Hawk Eyes for Science.
[14 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on The Global Hawk Eyes for Science. ]

NASA pilots and flight engineers, together with colleagues from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), have successfully completed the first science flight of the Global Hawk aircraft over the Pacific Ocean.

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The kiwi built “Flying Hovercraft.”
[6 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on The kiwi built “Flying Hovercraft.” ]

First we had the Marten Jetpack and now Rudy Heeman from Nelson has come up with a flying hovercraft.

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