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10 Most Expensive Presidential Planes In The World

10 Most Expensive Presidential Planes In The World

10 Most Expensive Presidential Planes In The World 10. Boeing 777-300ER, Bangladesh, $260 million You may not equate Bangladesh with a lavish lifestyle, but when it comes to the Boeing 777-300ER, you have got $260 million worth of excellence. This twin jet broke aviation headlines back in 2014 and features seating for …

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The Boeing KC-46A Tanker: Refuels Military Aircraft Using 3D

The Boeing KC-46A Tanker: Refuels Military Aircraft Using 3D   The KC-46A Pegasus tanker is changing the game in air refueling. A revolutionary air refueling operator station (AROS), that displays images in super-high definition, monochromatic 3D, is enabling the US Air Force to conduct refueling like never before. The Boeing …

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Boeing Phantom Eye

Boeing Phantom Eye Phantom Eye is a liquid hydrogen-fueled, high-altitude and long-endurance unmanned aircraft system for persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and communications missions. The demonstrator aircraft is capable of maintaining its altitude for up to four days while carrying a 450-pound payload. Typical payloads include multiple sensor packages for …

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V 22 Osprey Tilt Rotor Aircraft

V 22 Osprey Tilt Rotor Aircraft Article originally  appeared on Air-force technology   The V-22 Osprey is a joint-service, medium-lift, multimission tilt-rotor aircraft developed by Boeing and Bell Helicopters. Boeing is responsible for the fuselage, landing gear, avionics, electrical and hydraulic systems, performance and flying qualities. Bell Helicopter Textron is …

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XC-142 VTOL Aircraft

XC-142 VTOL Aircraft The Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) XC-142 was a tri-service tiltwing experimental aircraft designed to investigate the operational suitability of vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) transports. An XC-142A first flew conventionally on 29 September 1964, and on 11 January 1965, it completed its first transitional flight by taking off vertically, …

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Top 10 Vertical Takeoffs

Top 10 Vertical Takeoffs The most insane vertical takeoff we’ve ever seen Takeoff is the phase of flight in which an aerospace vehicle or animal goes from the ground to flying in the air. For aircraft that take off horizontally, this usually involves starting with a transition from moving along …

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World’s first manned flight with an electric multicopter

On October 21st, 2011, Thomas Senkel of e-volo made the first manned flight with an electric multicopter (VTOL), the so called volocopter VC1, at an airstrip in the southwest of Germany. The flight lasted 90 seconds, after which the constructor and test pilot stated: “The flight characteristics are good natured. …

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