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5 New Planes to Watch For

It’s hard to beat the buzz the original jumbo Boeing 747 generated when it was first announced. The launch of the 747 was the launch of mass tourism across the Atlantic. Many aviation insiders are saying that the latest jets coming off the assembly line may not set themselves about by looks like the early…

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Gulfstream G500 Earns Safety Innovation Award

If you’ve thought about becoming a private pilot you might find yourself in the captain’s chair of a Gulfstream G500 one day. The G500 is a twin-engine business jet that can transport up to 19 passengers. It’s a favorite jet to charter for its comfort and size. And with this latest award, it’s recognized as…

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Heroes in Flight: Lloyd Stearman

Lloyd Stearman

Lloyd Stearman Not many people have heard of Lloyd Stearman, but when it comes to the best minds in aviation design and engineering, his name sits among the very top few. Early life Lloyd Stearman was born in Wellsville, Kansas in 1898. Unlike some of his peers, Stearman was not an overly outgoing individual. He…

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Airlander 10: The world’s longest aircraft can fly again

Airlander 10

Airlander 10 can take to the skies once more The world’s longest aircraft – the Airlander 10 – has been granted permission to fly again, having undergone a crash landing in August which caused major damage to the flight deck. Part airplane and part airship, the Airlander 10 measures an incredible 92 meters long (that’s…

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Heroes in Flight: Burt Rutan

Burt Rutan

Burt Rutan When it comes to ground-breaking aviation design, there aren’t many heroes that can top the great Burt Rutan! “The man responsible for more innovations in modern aviation than any living engineer” according to Newsweek, Burt Rutan has played a key role in 20th-century aerospace engineering. But how much do you know about him?…

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