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The First Air Force One

The First Air Force One

The story of Columbine II, a Lockheed Constellation, which was the very first aircraft designated as Air Force One.

The aircraft was used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, and after being retired from service it was auctioned off. The owner left it sitting in the desert for years and was using it for spare parts until he was notified that it was the first Air Force One. Hopefully the effort to restore it and preserve it as part of America’s aviation history will be a success.

Link courtesy of Thommo

 


An Unexpected Briefing

An Unexpected Briefing

This made me laugh when I saw it so I thought I'd share it.

Air New Zealand partnered with WETA Workshop on a brand new Hobbit inspired Safety Video. It features cameo appearances including Sir Peter Jackson.

Link courtesy of the Webmaster

 


Cameron Airshow

Cameron Airshow

A cool look at some highlights from the 2014 Cameron Airshow that featured lots of smoke and fire.

Link courtesy of Thommo

 


First flight of 3D printed plane

First Flight of 3D Printed Plane

Link courtesy of Darryl Cope

 


Float Plane Takeoff from Concrete Runway

Float Plane Takeoff from Concrete Runway

Mitchinson's Flight Centre in Saskatoon (Canada) launching its Cessna 185 Float Plane on June 6th 2016.

 

Ever wondered how to get a float plane to take off from an airport? Wonder no more

Link courtesy of Dave Glossop

 


The Swarm Manned Aerial Vehicle Multirotor Super Drone

The Swarm Manned Aerial Vehicle Multirotor Super Drone

The Swarm man carrying multi-rotor airborne flight testing montage. 54 counter-rotation propellers, six grouped control channels with KK2.15 stabilization. Take off weight 148kg, max lift, approx. 164kg. Endurance10 minutes. Power approx. 22KW.

Link courtesy of Geoff Healy

 


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