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Intercontinental hybrid air race raises awareness of unique technology, design - Creamer Media's Engineering News

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Intercontinental hybrid air race raises awareness of unique technology, design
Creamer Media's Engineering News
As part of the air race, Solar Ship will be using its short-haul midsize solar-powered Wolverine aircraft, while Lockheed Martin will field its large Hybrid Airship. Both aircraft were designed and developed to address the need for air support (mainly ...

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Airshow Performers - RedLine, Sammy Mason and Patty Wagstaff

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http://www.airassociatesmo.com/tae/The Aero Experience features three different but complimentary airshow performers in our continuing coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, sponsored by Air Associates.  Each brings a unique style and aircraft to the airshow scene, standing out among the many performers in the daily airshows.  

First is RedLine Airshows, with Ken Rieder and Jon Thocker flying their red and white 200hp RV-8s in tight formation and opposing maneuvers.  We have had the privilege of covering the RedLine team at EAA AirVenture and other Midwest venues, including up close at Cape Girardeau Air Festival earlier this year.       







Sammy Mason, youngest member of the U.S. National Aerobatic Team and third generation aerobatic pilot, thrilled the crowds in his Pitts S-1S.    
 





The incomparable Patty Wagstaff, a favorite of The Aero Experience, brought her crisp, precision aerobatic performance to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.  Patty has established the Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School at her home airport in St. Augustine, Florida, offering aerobatic and pilot confidence courses year-round.    




 





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SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul: My life at Mach 3.5 - New Atlas

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SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul: My life at Mach 3.5
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Some people live truly extraordinary lives, and US Air Force pilot Brian Shul is certainly one of them. Shot down and burned half to death over Cambodia, he worked his way back to the top of the game, eventually flying the most extreme aircraft ever built.

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Salvaged plane tells lost story of Pearl Harbor pilot - KING5.com

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Salvaged plane tells lost story of Pearl Harbor pilot
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Anders re-created Fort's encounter in the skies over Burlington's Heritage Flight Museum where the plane is now housed. To Anders, the plane, pilot, and their story serve to remind all of us that we shouldn't take any day for granted and to be grateful ...
On 75th anniversary, Pearl Harbor attack vivid in Oak Harbor woman's memoryWhidbey News-Times (subscription)

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Air Racing from the Cockpit: Looking back on the season

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Off into the wild blue yonder. Will Race 53 take on the Team Ely of Race 55 next season? We’ll talk about that next time, on Air Racing From the Cockpit. (Photo by Lisa F. Bentson)Dispatch from my kitchen table: It’s a bright clear day. I could be flying. But I’m tired. It’s been a long season. Instead, I’m sipping French roast coffee with my feet propped up on a chair, staring out my back door at the distant mesas. My flight journal lies open in my lap and I’m treating […]
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Electric aerobatic airplane sets climb recordElectric aerobatic airplane sets climb record - AOPA Pilot

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Electric aerobatic airplane sets climb recordElectric aerobatic airplane sets climb record
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Siemens developed a new type of electric motor that weighs only 110 pounds but delivers a continuous output of 260 kilowatts (348 horsepower) to power the Extra aerobatic airplane. That is five times more than previous comparable systems, the company ...
Electric-flight record heralds new era of aviationWorld Air Sports Federation
Electric motor from Siemens sets new world climb recordSatellite PR News (press release)

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