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Six 'pioneers' to join aviation hall of fame - AOPA - 0 views

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    "Six aviation trail-blazers including the first female U.S. jet airline captain, an Apollo astronaut, an air racer, a record-setting test pilot, and a pair of brothers renowned for aircraft design innovation will be enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2014. "
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Games apps for a Christmas list - AOPA - 0 views

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    "Many of you will probably receive a smartphone or tablet during the holiday season. While you should include the necessary aviation apps, you also need to have some fun. So below are five aviation game apps for you to consider for your device. These are not endorsements of any app."
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Project Learning in Action: The Wing Strength Design Project | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Aviation High School, in Seattle, Washington, is described as "the premier public high school of choice for students . . . who wish to pursue their passion for aviation and aerospace in a learning environment that prepares them for higher education, citizenship, and work."

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Giant Solar-Powered UAVs Are Atmospheric Satellites - IEEE Spectrum - 0 views

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    "The Solara is intended to lift a payload to 20,000 meters and then keep it there for five years, running entirely on solar power. It functions a bit like a satellite, except substantially cheaper and much more versatile. And, you can get it back when you're done."
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LiveLeak.com - Model Jet Yak 130 Just Like The Real Deal - 0 views

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    "Model Jet Yak 130 Just Like The Real Deal"
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Top 10 aviation apps - iPad Pilot News - 0 views

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    " new iPad pilot needs to start somewhere. The list below isn't necessarily our 10 favorite apps, but rather the ones we see in use most often, and are worth considering for any pilot's tablet:"
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Meet the pilot who kept Disney's film 'Planes' flying right - CNN.com - 0 views

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    "Although aviation enthusiasts tend to appreciate authenticity, attention to detail and accuracy, let's remind ourselves that this is a fantasy movie about planes that talk. With that in mind, when it comes to the aircraft, does the movie bear any resemblance to reality? Well, yes, according to Sean Bautista, a veteran pilot who consulted on the film."
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Build a Plane teens reunite with the Glasairs they built - Aircraft Owners and Pilots A... - 0 views

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    "Seven of the eight students traveled to AirVenture to spend a week at the show promoting the GAMA/Build a Plane project. Adhering to a schedule as packed as that of any airshow performer, they stopped at the GAMA/Build a Plane exhibit on July 29 to visit briefly with "their" airplanes. "
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Teachers learn about STEM resources for the classroom - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Asso... - 0 views

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    " PATH (Pilots And Teachers Handbook) materials, said Katie Pribyl, vice president of communications. The free PATH Handbook includes 11 modules for middle-school-aged students, along with worksheets, exercises, quizzes, and learning objectives on topics such as weight and balance, flight controls, weather, and aviation history. It can be ordered from AOPA or downloaded free of charge. Pribyl said. Supplemental materials are available for other age groups, including connect-the-dots puzzles for kindergarten through third grade and an aviation career guide for those in grades 9 through 12."
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Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, Long Island, NY 11530 * 516-572-4111 - 0 views

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    "Long Island's Air and Space Museum

    Dedicated to preserving Long Island's rich aerospace heritage of discovery and to inspiring future generations through science and technology."
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Lockheed Constellation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    "Lockheed Constellation ("Connie") is a propeller-driven airliner built by Lockheed Corporation between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, facility. A total of 856 aircraft were produced in numerous models,"
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Photo Gallery -                                       Triple Tails     - 0 views

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    "The Armagnac was a cantilever mid-wing monoplane with retractable tricycle landing gear designed for transatlantic service. A number of versions were planned from a 60-passenger "sleeping berth" version to 84-passenger, 108-passenger and 160-passenger versions.
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AOPA Hover Power » Blog Archive » Coaxial rotors - 0 views

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    "coaxial rotors, uses a pair of helicopter rotors mounted one above the other to produce both lift and thrust. Sikorsky's high speed technology demonstrator the X2 uses this design as well as many Russian helicopters.

    To neutralize the torque, the rotors spin in opposite directions creating equal and opposite torques that cancel each other and eliminate the need for a tail rotor. Yaw control is achieved by increasing the collective pitch of one rotor and decreasing the collective pitch on the other. "
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75 Years Since the Hindenburg Disaster - In Focus - The Atlantic - 0 views

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    Some rarely seen pictures and an original newsreel (link on pic 22) of the Hindenburg and the 1937 disaster. Over the years people have seen parts of the Hindenburg but nothing like this one.
    These photographs are truly amazing.
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What is Aviation Archaeology? - 0 views

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    "Aviation archaeology is primarily the locating and documenting of old aircraft crash sites. It focuses on the preservation of these sites and of the history surrounding the activities that caused them. There are many ways to preserve crash sites and their history. However, a major barrier that stands in the way is a lack of knowledge on the part of the public and land managers."
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These Really Exist: Giant Concrete Arrows That Point Your Way Across America ... - 0 views

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    "The Postal Service solved the problem with the world's first ground-based civilian navigation system: a series of lit beacons that would extend from New York to San Francisco. Every ten miles, pilots would pass a bright yellow concrete arrow. Each arrow would be surmounted by a 51-foot steel tower and lit by a million-candlepower rotating beacon. (A generator shed at the tail of each arrow powered the beacon.) Now mail could get from the Atlantic to the Pacific not in a matter of weeks, but in just 30 hours or so."
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The First Transcontinental Day/Night - 0 views

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    "pilot and biplane, carrying 350 pounds of mail bound first for Cleveland then for points west, as far as San Francisco, disappeared into the early morning gloom. The time was 6:14 a.m. The place, Hazelhurst Field, Mineola, Long Island, and the date, February 22, l921. Ten minutes earlier mail pilot Elmer G. Leonhardt also had taken off from the same field. On the other side of the continent, U.S. Air Mail Service pilots Farr Nutter and Raymond J. Little lifted their de Havillands from San Francisco heading east toward the sun, much of their commemorative airmail addressed to New York."
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AMA Education Blog - 0 views

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    "AMA EDUCATION BLOG
    The Academy in the organization's name is no less relevant today because a major focus of the sport and hobby of aero-modeling is life-long learning, whether a member is young or simply young at heart."
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Jump - Life in the sky | Moments of Men - 0 views

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    cute - nice to see that people who work in commercial aviation have fun and post great photos
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AeroVelo, University Of Toronto Team, Win Human Powered Helicopter Flight Competition - 0 views

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    "human power, delivered to the craft's four rotors through the bicycle pedals he steadily pumps throughout his flight. It's that fragile machine, built by Reichert's Canadian team, which has now won a long-coveted international prize that lay unclaimed for years. The AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition was established in 1980 for the first successful controlled flight of a human powered helicopter that could reach a height of three metres while hovering for at least one minute in a 10-square-meter area."
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