Super Constellation Cold Engine Start An...
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on July 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM
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Tököl, Hungary Kamovrider
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The Lockheed Constellation "Connie" is a propeller-driven, four-engined airliner that was built by Lockheed Corporation between 1943 and 1958. Lockheed built 856 in numerous models, most were powered by four 18-cylinder Wright R-3350 engines. The Constellation was used as a civil airliner and as a military and civil air transport, seeing service in the Berlin Airlift and the Biafran airlift. It was the presidential aircraft for Dwight D. Eisenhower. The first production L-1049 flew on July 14, 1951 and received certification in November 1951. The Turbo-compound versions of the R-3350 engine were not yet available for civil use, leaving Lockheed to use a less powerful version.
The aircraft entered service with Eastern Air Lines in December 1951 flying Miami to New York. Nowadays only a few Lockheed Connie operating around the world.
Amelia Earhart Departs on Solo Flight Ac...
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on June 30, 2017 at 10:23 AM
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May 20,1932: Amelia Earhart departs Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in her Lockheed Vega on her solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic.
On May 20-21, 1932, Earhart became the first woman, and the only person since Charles Lindbergh to fly nonstop and alone across the Atlantic. Flying her red Lockheed Vega (now on display in the Smithsonian Museum), she left Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, Canada, and landed 15 hours later near Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
International Space Station Provides Tou...
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on June 16, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency departed in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft for a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan. The tour includes scenes of each of the station's modules and research facilities with a running narrative by Williams of the work that has taken place and which is ongoing aboard the orbital outpost.
The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on May 28, 2017 at 9:35 PM
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Libby Haynes, an avid airline and Eastern enthusiast sent in this video of the story as told by Dan Dennison, (The Unknown Soldier Post Historian) and produced in the television studio of a private Channel 6 in Libby's retirement community. Dan discusses the history of the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Arlington. Inscribed on the back of the Tomb are the words.
"Here rests in honored glory, an American soldier known but to God."
See article in Newsletter Online 2017.
Powerful Aviation Industry Soars In Miam...
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on May 24, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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Building on its early 20th century history as a commercial and military flight center, Miami is thrusting deeper into the aviation cosmos, increasing its presence as an international nexus for aviation and aerospace services.
In the past five years, local aviation-sector jobs have grown from a total of $1.2 billion in payroll to $2 billion, now accounting for one one of every four local jobs.
That growth helps explain why the industry's top trade group, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has chosen Miami for its key North American confab in 2017.
Eastern Flight 855, May 5, 1983
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on May 21, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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All Engine Flame Out Flight from MIA:
In command is Captain Richard Brody, Age 58 with Co-Pilot, Captain Steve Thompson, Age 48 and 2nd Officer, Flight Engineer Dudley Barnes, Age 44. The flight has 162 Passengers and 10 Crew and the aircraft was the 6 year old EA L-1011-1-TriStar taking off from MIA with a departure time of 8:10 Am.
B-29-Doc Makes Airshow Debut
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on May 16, 2017 at 10:08 AM
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B-29-Doc Makes Airshow Debut By Mary Grady
The restored B-29 Doc made its airshow debut on Saturday, in the Defenders of Liberty Airshow at Barksdale Air Force Base, in Louisiana.
What was really special for us, we were able to meet up with a B-52 in flight, over Oklahoma, Josh Wells, spokesman for Doc's Friends, told AVweb this week. "That was majestic. Doc's first assignment, in 1945, was Barksdale, so to come screaming down across the airfield with those bombers, that was special. We got a hero's welcome."
The air show was sold out both days, with record crowds, Wells said, drawing more than 170,000 people each day. "People were just amazed to see the airplane, the sheer beauty of the airplane, and amazed by the story of how it was restored by thousands of volunteers over 15 years. People were just thrilled to see it." Wells said the airplane flew and operated beautifully, with no problems.
The B-29 will next fly June 10 and 11 at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, in the Wings Over Whiteman airshow. Wells said they are also working to schedule a public event in Wichita sometime in June, to make up for an April open house that had to be canceled due to weather. Later this summer, the B-29 will fly at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 24 to 30. More events are in the works and will be announced as plans are finalized, Wells said.
Choice Words For A Forced Landing
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on May 3, 2017 at 5:47 PM
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Choice Words For A Forced Landing By Russ Niles
Every pilot has the message drummed into him or her that if it suddenly goes quiet, they must "aviate, navigate, communicate" and "fly the airplane."
A Taiwanese pilot of a two-seat aircraft epitomized those qualities during a recent off-airport landing that was naturally captured from start to finish by his passenger's cellphone.
Hydrogen VTOL In The Works
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on April 19, 2017 at 2:36 PM
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Cormorant UAV Flight Test, March 2017 (including autonomous landing on a marker)
The CityHawk will initially be piloted by a human pilot, the vehicle's ﬂight-control and ﬂight-management systems will be capable of a high degree of autonomy from the outset, the company said. As the technology and regulations mature, CityHawk said, they will eventually transport passengers robotically. The CityHawk also will include a ballistic parachute.
Emirates to reveal new on-board lounge f...
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on April 10, 2017 at 5:11 PM
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Visions of the Eastern L-1011 First Class Charter Service to various destinations.
Emirates will launch a series of new cabin products and enhancements in 2017 for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet. The multi-million dollar cabin interiors upgrade programme includes an enhanced on-board Lounge for its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft.Click video below to see the glamorous lounge?
Aviation Safety: Human or Hazard?
by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on April 10, 2017 at 11:53 AM
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Christine Negroni is the author of “Human or Hazard, the Role of the Pilot in Aviation Safety.”
Christine has written about aviation and travel for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Aircraft Interiors International Magazine, Air & Space, Airways, Executive Travel magazine and many others. She writes the blog, Flying Lessons, and is an on-camera contributor to CNN, ABC and NBC News.
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