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Amelia Earhart
2014-10-29 13:36:35

Researchers believe that they have identified a piece of the airplane flown by Amelia Earhart when she vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 during a failed attempt to fly around the world.

2014-10-29 12:21:29

Try Gold flight benefits faster with Fast Track and Status Match offers CALGARY, Oct.

2014-10-29 12:21:19

Two Business Class Tickets for the Price of One to Select Destinations Worldwide DOHA, Qatar, Oct.

2014-10-29 08:23:05

Concur TripLink Adds Esteemed Star Alliance Member to Suite of Suppliers TORONTO, Oct.

2014-10-29 08:21:05

HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristow Group Inc.

2014-10-29 08:20:49

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc. ("SkyWest") (NASDAQ: SKYW) today reported financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.

2014-10-29 04:20:22

777-300ER makes up the majority of airline's fleet EVERETT, Wash., Oct.

2014-10-28 23:08:05

Atlantix Global Systems announces the expansion to a new facility to meet the continuous growth of its Asset Recovery Services Program. Norcross, Georgia (PRWEB)

2014-10-28 20:20:54

PANAMA CITY, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Copa Holdings, S.A.


Latest Aviation Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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