aviation

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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A Cutaway Model’s Journey, Part II

December 7, 2023

Read the first article in the series here: This intricate miniature airplane model is brimming with… In the previous article, Greenpoint Technologies, a premier business jet completion center, seeks Pacmin Studios to create a 1/20th scale cutaway model of their Japanese Zen Garden-inspired interior and exterior concept of a B777X aircraft. As Ryan Keiser, exhibit…

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What Did The Tuskegee Airmen Do After WWII?

April 6, 2023

Who were the Tuskegee Airmen? The Tuskegee Airmen were devoted, ambitious young men who volunteered to become the first Black military airmen in the United States of America.1 How did the Tuskegee Airmen get their start? In the late 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his administration debated U.S. involvement in the war in Europe.2…

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How Amelia Earhart Financed Her Expeditions

December 28, 2022

Amelia Earhart is best known for her flying endeavors, but many people don’t know about the fascinating and creative ways she funded her expeditions. Cosmopolitan Editor, Lecturer In 1928, Earhart became aviation editor for Cosmopolitan magazine. Her first article was published in November of that year. In her articles, she answered readers’ questions about aviation…

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AI-generated image of an airline pilot. Generated with Midjourney version 4.

You Won’t Believe These Images Were Generated by a Computer

November 1, 2022

Since the introduction of GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks) in 2014, AI Image generation has escalated at an alarming rate. Recently, systems like DALL·E and Stable Diffusion have put AI image generation into the hands of the public. Users can generate amazing images from the input of simple text prompts. When Did it Start? Artist Harold…

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Are Ejection Seats Safe?

May 12, 2022

Picture this: you’re the pilot of a Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon traveling at supersonic speed when your aircraft becomes badly damaged. You take note of your flight instruments—you’re rapidly losing altitude and airspeed. Soon, you lose control of your plane. As you plummet towards the ground, you have little time to weigh your options.…

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