Charles Atkeison

Charles Atkeison

Charles A Atkeison is a long time aerospace journalist having covered both military and civilian aviation, plus 30 space shuttle launches from Cape Canaveral. He has produced multimedia aerospace content for CNN, London's Sky News, radio, print, and the web for twenty years. From flying with his father at age 5 to soaring as a VIP recently with the Navy's Blue Angels and USAF Thunderbirds, Charles continues to enjoy all aspects of flight.

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    Ten Popular Aviation Apps Used by Pilots and AvGeeks

    The mobile expansion of real time information continues to increase as today’s pilot boards their aircraft with an electronic tablet loaded with the most useful navigation and weather apps — and may include a flight simulation game. Flight schools and airport terminals world wide rely on the glass screens of their smart technology, including syncing […]

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    Thunderbirds Cancel Weekend’s Dayton Airshow Performance In Wake of Crash

    DAYTON, Ohio — A single Air Force Thunderbirds jet on approach to Dayton International Airport flipped over upon landing and crashed upside down as rain and wind gusts swept over the airfield on Friday. The pilot and backseat crew member were listed in good condition moments following the crash. However, the Thunderbirds have elected to […]

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    Lima Lima Flight Team Excites Crowds Over Atlanta Airshow

    ATLANTA, GA — The precision flight of the Lima Lima Flight Team performed over the Good Neighbor Day Airshow on Saturday exciting huge crowds in attendance as they witnessed the maneuvers performed by the pilots of yesterday and today. Their four yellow Beechcraft T-34 aircraft soared over the Peachtree-DeKalb Airport on June 10 as they […]

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    Top Aerobatics and Historic Warbirds to Highlight Atlanta Airshow

    ATLANTA — Historic warbirds and today’s top aerobatic pilots will help celebrate a century of aviation at Peachtree-DeKalb Airport on Saturday during the Good Neighbor Day Open House and Airshow. Great weather is forecast as a crowd of nearly 40,000 is expected to turn out to see the flight demonstration’s of Team Aeroshell and the […]

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    He’s Back! Blue Angels C-130 Fat Albert Poised To Return To Airshow Duty

    NAS PENSACOLA, Fla. — The workhorse of the Blue Angels is returning to the squadron on Friday following nine months of intensive upgrades and repairs to the hulking C-130 Hercules aircraft. An airshow favorite across America, the C-130T transport known as Fat Albert has not attended an airshow since last July following the Blue Angels […]

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    Falcon 9 launch marks historic milestone for SpaceX and Kennedy Space Center

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A uncrewed SpaceX cargo craft departed America’s Space Coast on Saturday loaded with nearly three tons of supplies for astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station. The SpaceX launch marked the first reflight of a Dragon spacecraft, and also set a historic milestone from America’s Spaceport. A Space Exploration […]

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    Historic Warbirds to Highlight Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s Airshow Weekend

    READING, Penn. — The warbirds and aces of World War II will blaze a trail above the Reading Regional Airport this weekend as the pilots of today recount the history of America’s pilots of the greatest generation. Great weather is forecast for the 27th Annual Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend located northwest of […]

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    Blue Angels, Air Force to dominate Wings Over Wayne Airshow this weekend

    GOLDSBORO, NC — Top military and civilian aerobatic performers including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will arrive this week for the Carolina’s largest airshow event this year as the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymore Johnson AFB celebrate the Air Force’s 75th year of service. The Seymore Johnson AFB Open House and Airshow will open to […]

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    SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts-off from Kennedy Space Center with Inmarsat 5 F4

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A high-speed broadband spacecraft designed to increase advanced data services to remote maritime and aviation locations lifted off on Monday from America’s Space Coast. Inmarsat 5 F4 Global Xpress satellite will expand high-speed broadband connectivity across the planet with Ka-Band service. The $240 million spacecraft will soon join a fleet of […]

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    NASA M2-F2 Lifting Body crash 50 years ago became iconic on Six Million Dollar Man

    As America raced towards the goal of landing a man on the moon before 1970, NASA’s attention was also focused on the construction and testing of a wingless craft capable of routinely returning from space piloted by an astronaut. For 12 years beginning in 1963, engineers at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB […]

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    BREAKING: Air Force X-37B space shuttle lands at Kennedy Space Center

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The U.S. Air Force unmanned scientific and military research space shuttle safely returned to earth on Sunday completing 718 days in orbit. The fourth flight of the fully automated orbiter test vehicle began it’s deorbit early Sunday, and reentered the earth’s atmosphere about 25 minutes prior to it’s 8:00 a.m. EDT landing […]