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2015-03-02 08:21:11

Airline awarded AA brand rating CALGARY, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today that Brand Finance, one of the world's leading brand valuation consultancies, has once again ranked

2015-03-01 08:20:14

- 4,750-5,250 new civilian helicopter deliveries expected during 2015-2019 ORLANDO, Fla., March 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HELI-EXPO -- In its 17th annual Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter

2015-02-27 23:05:37

Onboard Systems will be displaying it new non-rotating cargo hook system for the Bell 204, 205, 212 & 412 aircraft at the 2015 Heli-Expo Show in Orlando, Florida on March 3-5.

2015-02-27 16:20:40

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To cap a series of celebrations for Black History Month, United Airlines this morning hosted one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, O.

2015-02-27 12:21:42

WestJet cuts fares - and a cake - to celebrate 19(th) birthday CALGARY, Feb.

2015-02-27 12:21:29

Protecting integrity, viability of professional piloting focus talks COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb.

2015-02-26 20:20:20

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group Inc.

2015-02-26 12:21:13

Southwest to offer 180 departures a day to 50 destinations from Love Field DALLAS, Feb.

2015-02-26 12:21:02

Featuring Expanded Portfolio of Value-Priced Packages to Popular Destinations throughout Africa FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb.


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The History Of Drone Technology
2014-05-26 09:05:12

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), are pilotless and non-crewed aircraft that are capable of flight either by remote control or through the use of on-board computers. Other names for these types of aircraft are remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), and remotely operated aircraft (ROA). Drones are commonly used by the military, but are also being implemented in search and rescue operations and being utilized in other civil applications, such as...

Solar Impulse
2014-04-11 10:27:07

The Solar Impulse is a Swiss made long-range solar-powered aircraft project. It was developed at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The project’s goal is to circle the Earth with a piloted fixed-wing aircraft, powered only by solar energy. Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss aeronaut leads the project who was a co-pilot with Andre Borsch berg a Swiss businessman, in the first balloon to circle the Earth non-stop. The Swiss aircraft is a single-seat monoplane which can stay airborne...

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
2013-09-24 15:48:13

The Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout is an unmanned autonomous helicopter that is used by the United States Armed Forces for reconnaissance missions, situational awareness, and targeting assistance for ground, air, and sea bound soldiers. There are four variants of this UAV, two of which were derived from Schweizer helicopters. The first MQ-8 version, known as the RQ-8A, was used after the Navy retired their RQ-2 Pioneers. The Navy wanted an updated UAV with specific guidelines, including...

Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

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  • To play, gamble.
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  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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