Tag Archives: Aviation

Dryden’s Test Pilots

Based out of Edwards AFB, the Dryden Flight Test Center has been the home of some of the world’s top aircraft since the 1940′s. Along with the history of the planes hosted there, NASA has a great collection of pictures capturing the personalities of the test pilots who flew them. More reading: Wikipedia, Great Images [...]

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Inside the 787

A couple of weeks ago, Boeing invited journalists aboard one of the test flights for the new 787 and the Seattle PI has some pictures and a short video from the event. I can’t wait until the airlines start using these. Photo by Joshua Trujillo for the Seattle PI.

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Cool Jobs – Flying C-17s to Antarctica

From the Seattle Times: For McChord Air Force Base pilots who ferry cargo and people all over the world, one of the most challenging missions is flying a hulking C-17 to Antarctica to serve the National Science Foundation station there. Weather is the wild card. In less than an hour, skies can turn from blue [...]

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The 747 Turns 40

From the LA Times: It was the kind of plane that seemed to fit the swinging go-go days with martini-swigging travelers lingering around a bar. First-class passengers dressed in their Sunday best made their way up a spiral staircase to get to the “flying penthouse,” harking memories of private rail cars. It seemed the epitome [...]

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Flying Enthusiast

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