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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    National Aviation Day Honors America’s Past and Future of Flight

    A national day of observation set a side to promote the United States passion for flight continues to grow in popularity each year — propelling individuals into personal flying lessons and witnessing the growth of America’s air show industry. National Aviation Day, celebrated each year on August 19, began with the signing of a proclamation […]

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    Exclusive Interview: Embraer KC-390 Poised To Revolutionize Military Air Transport

    Development and flight tests of a next generation medium transport jet for the world’s military is nearing completion as Brazilian aerospace company Embraer’s new KC-390 prepares to enter the world market. Brazil’s Embraer Defense and Security unveiled it’s first KC-390 prototype in 2015 as the company prepares to compete with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics KC-130. Following […]

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    GEICO Skytypers Airshow Team Returns For Busy August

    BEAUFORT, S.C. — The aerial choreography of six World War II-era aircraft of the GEICO Skytypers Flight Team will return to the skies this week set to perform aerobatic precision flying during the first of four upcoming airshows. The Westfield International Airshow in southern Massachuttes will be center stage as the Skytypers, Air Force Thunderbirds, […]

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    Marine Test Pilot, Russian and Italian Launch to International Space Station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An American Marine Top Gun test pilot, a Russian biochemist, and an Italian Special Forces parachutist lifted off on Friday a top a Russian Soyuz rocket beginning a voyage to rendezvous and dock with International Space Station. Nearly six hours later, the crew of three successfully docked to the Russian Rasvet […]

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    Space Station to Perform Three Orbit Chase of Solar Eclipse

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station may have the best windows for viewing the Great American Eclipse as they photograph and record August’s astronomical event during three consecutive orbits. Soaring 255 miles above, the six person crew of Expedition 52 will have detailed observation objectives in place as they point cameras from the […]

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    Oshkosh: Military and Civilian Aircraft to Highlight America’s Largest Airshow

    OSHKOSH, WI — America’s largest aviation gathering begins on Monday as aerobatic performances by top civilian and military aircraft — including the Navy’s Blue Angels — highlight the seven day EAA AirVenture Airshow. Known as Oshkosh around the globe, AirVenture is a mix of airshow and open house with nearly 500 hundred thousand expected to descend upon the comunity […]

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    Pilots Prepare Special Charters To Chase The Great American Eclipse

    ATLANTA — Pilots will team up with eclipse chasers in August for special flights above the clouds as a rare solar eclipse blazes a trail across the United States from the Pacific waters to the Atlantic coastline. The eclipse’s line of totality on August 21 will be visible beginning over Oregon’s coast and continuing in a diagonal […]

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    Blue Angels Announce Officers For 2018 Airshow Season

    PENSACOLA, Fla. — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels on Saturday announced the selection of new pilots and support personnel who will join the aerobatic flight squadron in time for the 2018 air show season. The selection of new Blue Angels officers were made on Thursday, and on Friday, Boss Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi made phone calls […]

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    Breitling DC-3 Promoting Aviation As It Circumnavigates The Globe

    Breitling once again is demonstrating the watch company’s passion for aviation this summer as its historic DC-3 aircraft circumnavigates the globe inspiring today’s youth while becoming the oldest aircraft to fly around the world. Built in 1939, this Douglas Commercial 3 HB-IRJ was delivered to American Airlines the following year. The twin prop aircraft was […]

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    Blue Angels to Highlight Pensacola’s Red, White and Blues Airshow

    PENSACOLA, Fla. — Beach-goers and surfers along Pensacola Beach will pause this week as the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels take to the skies over the coral waters to perform before their hometown during the Red, White and Blues Airshow. Live music, great food, and the sights of a great airshow will highlight this week headlined […]