Jacob Knopf

Pacmin Model of Regent’s new ‘Viceroy’ Seaglider Greets Visitors at the Entrance of CoMotion Miami 2024 Event

June 18, 2024

Regent, a trailblazing startup, is looking to revolutionize maritime transportation with its flagship sea glider, designed to operate at high speeds above the water’s surface at half the cost of a commercial aircraft and speeds six times faster than a ferry. Backed by high-profile investors like Mark Cuban, their vision promises to transform coastal travel…

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The Evolution of Plane Spotting: From Wartime Necessity to Beloved Hobby

May 31, 2024

One of the unsung heroes of WWII were known as plane spotters, people who were dedicated to observing and logging aircraft through forms of photography and videography.  The term was coined during the start of WWII, when the Royal Observer Corps (U.K.) encouraged civilians to become spotters and document airplanes from observation posts throughout coastal…

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Pacmin Studios 1/48 Scale G700 models featured at Gulfstream FAA Certification Ceremony

May 2, 2024

It has been recently announced that Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a subsidiary of General Dynamics, has successfully passed one of the most rigorous aircraft certification programs in the company’s history. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Gulfstream’s flagship, the G700, on Friday, March 29, 2024. Obtaining an FAA certification allows for Gulfstream to begin their deliveries…

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Pacmin exhibit model featured at Radia’s unveiling of the world’s potentially largest cargo plane ‘Windrunner’ during international energy conference CERAweek.

April 12, 2024

Colorado-based startup Radia has announced their plans to produce one of the world’s largest cargo planes, specifically designed to transport wind turbine blades spanning as long as an entire football field (up to 344 feet).  During CERAweek held in Houston March 18-22, Radia’s CEO Mark Lundstrom unveiled the cargo aircraft the Windrunner, hoping to solve…

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Flight Beyond Limits: Story of X-Planes in Aviation

March 29, 2024

In 1944, amidst the turmoil of World War II, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the US Navy, and the US Army Air Force joined forces to establish the X-plane program. This collaborative effort aimed to explore the possibilities of high-speed flight and advance aeronautical research beyond the constraints of wartime necessity. Three years…

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Entrance to Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum

The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum

January 24, 2024

Recommended reading: How Amelia Earhart Financed Her Expeditions The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum, located at the Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport (K59) in Atchison, Kansas, opened on April 14, 2023. Since its opening, the museum has been featured in such publications as Smithsonian Magazine, BBC, and NPR and has received a GEMmy Award (“gems of travel”)…

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