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    How Does The Boeing 717 Fly All The Way To The Mainland?

    Have you ever wondered how aircraft manufacturers deliver new smaller aircraft over long distances? What about ferrying them for heavy maintenance checks? Generally speaking aircraft deliveries that are flown across the Atlantic Ocean are not a problem. There are several airports across the north, for example at St. Johns in Canada and Keflavik in Iceland. […] More

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    That Time a Boeing 717 Went Inverted During Testing

    Yes, this is a real video! During stall testing of the 717 program (formerly the MD-95), the aircraft departed controlled flight.  That’s a nice way to say that the jet stalled, rolled, and went inverted. The test pilots on board masterfully recovered the jet and survived to live another day.  Here’s the video proof: With […] More

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    Week In Review: The Top Stories On Avgeekery.com

    The week that was at Avgeekery.com. Here’s a look back at some of the top stories on our site from this week. March 5, 2016 GROUNDED: An in-depth look of how and why the Boeing 717 series wasn’t a commercial success. A POSITIVE STEP? The much-maligned and problem-plagued F-35 Joint Strike Fighter had a successful […] More