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    Boeing’s T-X Takes Flight For The First Time

    In less than 36 months, the supersonic trainer jet has transformed from idea to production version of jet. On December 20th, the Boeing T-X supersonic trainer took to the skies for the first time.  The jet took off from St. Louis International Airport for a 45 minutes inaugural flight. The twin tailed, single-engine jet is […]

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    Alaska Honors Those Who Serve With A Special 737

    Alaska Airlines Honoring Those Who Serve In Seattle on October 26th the day was filled with star-spangled fanfare and a patriotic salute. Alaska Airlines unveiled a brand new 737-900ER aircraft designed in a new livery dedicated to “Honoring Those Who Serve.” Military customs & courtesies were rendered and the national anthem was sung at the […]

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    We Take A Look At The Jets Competing To Replace The T-38

    Beginning in 2003, the US Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command (AETC) set its sights on replacing the T-38 Advanced Jet Trainer. The T-38 first flew in 1959, and became operational in 1961. More than 1100 aircraft were built. The T-38 is still the Air Force’s advanced jet trainer for Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot […]

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    BREAKING: Boeing Unveils Their T-X Trainer Aircraft

    Boeing takes the wraps off their entrant into the Air Force’s T-X competition to replace the T-38 Talon. Under the cover of night, Boeing moved its T-X aircraft to a hangar in St. Louis for the unveiling ceremony.  Boeing’s entrant into the T-X competition is a clean-sheet design that features a single engine jet with […]

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    How Boeing Built The Legends

    When Boeing built the revolutionary 727 and 747, it had to develop equally revolutionary ways to test and certify the advanced aircraft. Boeing faced a number of challenges along the way. Spray patterns of the 727’s tires could have quenched the outboard engines. A redesign was necessary to prevent potential flameouts. The 747 also faced a […]

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    The 787 Flies on the Wings of the Dreamlifter

    Boeing’s largest aircraft (by volume) keeps the 787 program humming… The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter (formerly named the Large Cargo Freighter, or LCF) is a wide body cargo aircraft, modified from the Boeing 747-400. The unusual shape of the modified LCF has evoked comparisons to the Oscar Meyer Weiner mobile. Others say it looks like a […]