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    Pilots Do It Better: Flying Scarfs Project Eager To Take Next Step In Humanitarian Mission

      Second of two parts; an Avgeekery.com exclusive on Flying Scarfs which is on a “mission is to help bring people in under-developed countries out of poverty through economic opportunity.” Flying Scarfs was conceived by a group of Air Force pilots while they were posted to duty in Afghanistan. They observed how women, and in […]

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    How A Group Of Air Force Pilots Are Helping Women Fighting For Equality

    First of two parts; an Avgeekery.com exclusive on Flying Scarfs which is on a “mission is to help bring people in under-developed countries out of poverty through economic opportunity.” Regardless of your political, ethical or moral beliefs regarding the U.S. military’s involvement in the Middle East over the last 13 years, you must admit that […]

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    Microsoft Flight Simulator Inspired A Generation Of Pilots

    From blocky 8-bit graphics to true-to-life flight in 40 years. Back in the late 1970s, Bruce Artwick wrote an article about the state of computer graphics in the late 70’s. After the article was published, interest grew in flight simulation. It seemed there could actually be an interest in flight simulation. Artwick, an engineer, formed […]

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    Air Force Names New Strategic Bomber

    The Air Force announced that the nickname of the new Long Range Strategic Bomber known as the B-21. In a speech by Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah James announced the new name. It will be known as the B-21 Raider. The contract to build up to 100 aircraft was awarded to Northrup Grumman last […]

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    So How Do Jet Engines Work and Why Would One Blow Up?

    Engines usually work well but when they stop working, they can make a big mess. This past week a Southwest Airlines 737 suffered a very dramatic engine failure while on a flight from New Orleans to Orlando. It appeared as if the entire front of the engine came off judging from pictures taken from inside […]

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    Southwest Flight Lands Safely After Uncontained Engine Failure and Loss of Cabin Pressure

    Southwest 737 flight makes safe emergency landing.  No injuries reported. A Southwest Boeing 737-700 made a safe emergency landing at Pensacola after experiencing an uncontained engine fire.  Flight 3472 was enroute from New Orleans to Orlando when the incident occurred.  99 passengers and 5 crew members were onboard.  No one was hurt. Photos provided to Avgeekery […]

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    Amazon Makes It Official: See Their First Plane Painted

    In a move that surprised no one, Amazon officially unveiled Prime Air last night.  Prime Air is the name given to the company’s fleet of 767 freighters.  The used freighters have been acquired to expand Amazon’s ability to deliver its massive offering of services to its customers faster. The plan for Prime Air involves up […]

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    Watch Airbus Paint Its New A350-1000 Long-Range Twin

    Airbus hopes this new jet is the 777 killer. The A350 is Airbus’s technologically advanced answer to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  Instead of a direct competitor, the A350 series spans the gap between the 787 and larger 777.  Now, Airbus is getting closer to flying the new Airbus A350-1000.  The largest of the A350 series, […]

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    Boeing at 100 – A Look at Boeing’s Other Programs And A Look Ahead (Part 3 of 3)

    Introduction For the first fifty years, the Boing Airplane Company focused largely on the development and manufacture of aircraft. World War II accelerated the demand for larger, higher performance, more capable military aircraft, and Boeing, as did many other manufacturers, benefitted by war time spending. In the years afterward, Boeing continued along a path to […]

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    Allegiant Gives Employees The Chance To Pick Their New Livery

    Allegiant Air is letting employees pick their new paint scheme. Ultra-dicount airline Allegiant recently acquired 12 ‘new’ Airbus A320 aircraft to supplement their fleet of Airbus A319s, MD-80s and 757s.  Both the 757s and MD-80s will be phased out over the next few years in favor of an all Airbus fleet. While news of a […]