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The World's Fastest Four-Cylinder Airplane Is This Wild Student Project

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​The Anequim Project Team, a group of students and professors from Brazil's Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), recently brought their slick new plane to Rio de Janeiro to put it through its paces. When they were done with the high-speed flights out of the Santa Cruz Air Force Base this past weekend, they'd set five new world records. Not bad for a student project. (www.popularmechanics.com) Mehr...

What It's Like To Fly America's Biggest Jet, The Gargantuan C-5 Galaxy

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One of Foxtrot Alpha’s readers, Ben Brown, flies the Pentagon’s biggest jet, the mighty Lockheed C-5 Galaxy. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Mehr...

About That Airplane Part That Was Supposed to Solve the MH370 Mystery ...

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It is over a month since a piece of a Boeing 777 washed up on the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion, but French investigators are no closer to confirming that the part came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. In fact, leaks from within the investigation suggest that the part might not have come from the plane at all. (nymag.com) Mehr...

Britsh Airways refurbishing 18 747-400 aircraft.

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If it’s the end of the line for Boeing Co.’s 747 jetliner, nobody told British Airways. The largest operator of the hump-backed icon -- dubbed the Queen of the Skies on its debut in 1970 -- is plumping up seat cushions, hanging fresh curtains and upgrading entertainment systems on 18 planes. Seems they can get a bit more life out of paid-for aircraft and maybe make money doing so. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

747 Rare In The Air: Original Photos and Booklet from 1968 Rollout of the 1st Jumbo Jet.

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As Korean Air became the newest Boeing 747-8I operator this week and possibly the last as TransAero deferred its orders, we look back at the Jumbo with these early promotional materials including rare photographs from the 1968 rollout of the first 747. (airwaysnews.com) Mehr...

Aerobatic Pilot killed in New York following structural break-up

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Aircraft is reported to be a Giles G202 owned by Carbon Fiber Airshows of Austin, Texas. Unconfirmed if Andrew Wright was PIC at the time. (www.nydailynews.com) Mehr...

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