What’s it like to eject out of a plane?

viernes, 19 de mayo de 2017

Former RAF pilot Dode Dahroug describes the moment he ejected from his plane, after its engine fell off mid-air. This audio clip is from the World Service radio programme Crowdscience. Listen to the full episode which also covers the question: why can't commercial airliners have ejector seats? Yo...

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Can we just build a giant blimp to clean polluted air?

Your quick question, answered quickly. Totally doable. Engineers could easily rig blimps with massive catalytic converters—like those found in cars—and send them skyward to transform smog into clean air. However, says Peter Eisenberger, an environmental scientist at Columbia University, that woul...

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Drone to replace Israeli manned maritime patrol aircraft



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Drone to replace Israeli manned maritime patrol aircraft // Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Drone_to_replace_Israeli_manned_maritime_patrol_aircraft_999.html

Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Heron 1 unmanned aerial systems are to replace manned Sea Scan maritime patrol aircraft of the Israeli Air Force. Israel Aerospace Industries, maker of the Heron 1, said the maritime Heron will feature maritime radar and an electro-optical payload suitable for maritime patrol and intelligence gathering missions. The maritime model's electro-optical payload, the MOSP, will be made
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US Hypersonic Aircraft Will Not Catch Russia Flat-Footed



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US Hypersonic Aircraft Will Not Catch Russia Flat-Footed // Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/US_Hypersonic_Aircraft_Will_Not_Catch_Russia_Flat_Footed_999.html

Moscow (Sputnik) May 18, 2017
Speedy as they are, moving at about 6 kilometers a second (3.7 miles a second), the US hypersonic aircraft are still not fast enough to avoid the eagle eyes of Russia's missile attack warning system. The all-new Voronezh-class radar stations are able to spot and track America's hypersonic aircraft designed to bypass Russia's missile warning system. Until very recently the trajectories of t
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Boeing could deliver Block II Chinook to international customers in 2026



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Boeing could deliver Block II Chinook to international customers in 2026 // Latest news
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-could-deliver-block-ii-chinook-to-internation-437369/

Boeing could make its Block II CH-47 renewal available to international customers as early as 2026, according to Boeing s director of Chinook global sales.
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OPINION: Can airframers beat supply chain vulnerability?



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OPINION: Can airframers beat supply chain vulnerability? // Latest news
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-can-airframers-beat-supply-chain-vulnerabil-437374/

Like a game of industrial Whac-a-Mole, Airbus and Boeing have conquered one embarrassing behaviour long-delayed new product introductions just as customers grow increasingly nervous about another emerging problem: supply chain breakdowns.
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Sweden Wants Japan To Consider Saab As Future Fighter Backer



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Sweden Wants Japan To Consider Saab As Future Fighter Backer // Aviation Week
http://aviationweek.com/awindefense/sweden-wants-japan-consider-saab-future-fighter-backer

Sweden is urging Japan to consider Saab as a possible technical backer for the Future Fighter Program.

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Boeing Nearing Contract For Block II Chinook



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Boeing Nearing Contract For Block II Chinook // Aviation Week
http://aviationweek.com/awindefense/boeing-nearing-contract-block-ii-chinook

Boeing has reached a "handshake agreement" with the U.S. Army for the development of the future CH-47 Block II Chinook.

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90 Years Ago In Aviation Week: Charles Lindbergh's Flight



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90 Years Ago In Aviation Week: Charles Lindbergh's Flight // Aviation Week
http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/90-years-ago-aviation-week-charles-lindberghs-flight

In January, 1927, Capt. Charles Lindbergh sent a telegram to this magazine asking about the terms of the Raymond Orteig prize. The prize, proffered in 1919, offered $25,000 for the first nonstop aircraft flight between New York and Paris.





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Australian drone expert calls for focus on UAV safety guidelines - Defence Connect

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The U.S. Army Wants Its Next Tank to Be a Drone Commander

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​Export version of Z-19 conducts maiden flight

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