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Plane of the Week: de Havilland Canada Dash 7

The Dash 7, as it's typically referred to, is an aircraft used as a regional airliner. The Dash 7 is powered by four Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50 Turbprop Engines. This aircraft is also known for its short take-off and landing, or STOL, performance. Development and First Flight Prior to the success of the Dash [...]

By |March 31st, 2017|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments

Plane of the Week: Pietenpol Air Camper

The Pietenpol Air Camper has been on my mind for quite some time. What is really remarkable about this plane to me is the fact that it can be built by pretty much anyone with a few tools, a few thousand dollars, and some time. The Pietenpol Air Camper was the vision of Bernard Pietenpol [...]

By |February 24th, 2017|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments

Plane of the Week: Piper J-3 Cub

The bright yellow finish of the Piper J-3 Cub is nothing short of immediately recognizable. In my opinion, it may be one of the most recognizable planes in the sky, or at the very least, the most recognizable single engine plane. My opinion is that it only competes with the Cessna 172, in regard to being [...]

By |January 27th, 2017|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments

Plane of the Week: Santa’s SN-TA XG2 Sleigh

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in the hopes that Saint Nick soon would be there… in his totally incredible flying machine!!!  Powered by the tug of nine magic reindeer, one with a shiny red nose. Coated In pearlescent red high-gloss special edition paint, Santa’s sleigh is sure to turn heads while [...]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments

Plane of the Week – Douglas DC-3

The Douglas DC-3 is one of the most revolutionary transport aircraft of the 1930s and 40s… or perhaps of all time. The Propeller driven DC-3 is a twin-engine monoplane, powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3G Twin Wasp piston engines. The DC-3, Then known as the DST or Douglas Sleeper Transport took its [...]

By |November 18th, 2016|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments

Plane of the Week: Wright Flyer

  When it comes to aviation, I can’t help but think of Orville and Wilbur Wright. After all, they paved the way for aviation as it exists today. Without their historic flight on December 17th, 1903, who’s to say where aviation would currently be. The Wright Brothers achieved this feat using their “Wright Flyer” aircraft, which [...]

By |October 21st, 2016|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments

Plane of the Week: Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

When it comes to stealth planes, the B-2 often comes to mind. The B-2 stealth bomber began its life as a grey project for the US Air Force by Northrop Grumman. It began being produced in 1987 and made its first flight in July of 1989. Armament Since this plane is designed as [...]

By |September 30th, 2016|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments

Plane of the Week: Airbus A380

If the Wright Brothers ever got a chance to see this plane, they would look at each other, high-five, and say “Dude” in true surfer fashion. Yea, this plane is that impressive.  This double-deck jet airliner is currently the largest passenger jet in the skies. The Airbus A380 made its first flight on April 25th, [...]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments

Plane of the Week: SR-71 Blackbird

  When it comes to supersonic spy planes, the SR-71 Blackbird may be the most notable. This Lockheed black project was championed by Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, who was the head of Lockheed's Skunk-works division. During its Air Force service life from 1964 to 1998, 32 of these planes were built, 12 of which [...]

By |August 12th, 2016|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments

Plane of the Week: Solar Impulse 2

Imagine soaring through our skies, powered entirely by the rays of the sun. Seems pretty incredible, doesn’t it? Well, it is actually happening, the Solar Impulse project is pioneering efficiency and clean, powered flight. Solar Impulse 2, the current plane in service is gunning to set the record as the first plane to circumnavigate the [...]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments