March 7, 2019

The Helicopter

Airplane (fixed-wing) and helicopter (rotorcraft) pilots are two sides of the same coin and the two enjoy a playful repartee.  Ask a Merlin One pilot and […]
January 24, 2019

Robert Hutchings Goddard

The day after Apollo XI launched, The New York Times published a short correction to an article that had graced its front page more than 49 […]
December 3, 2018


In 1897, six years before the first powered flight occurred, a patent was awarded for “wing end-plates”. An engineer had noticed the adverse effect of wingtip […]
June 1, 2018

The Gulfstream G650

The Gulfstream G650 is the most incredible, extravagant aircraft every designed specifically for the corporate jet market. In 2014 it was awarded the Collier Trophy in […]
March 2, 2018
B-1B Lancer

B-1B Lancer

By the time Gary Powers’ U-2 was shot down in 1960, the United States Air Force (USAF) was already researching more effective countermeasures for surface-to-air missiles […]
December 1, 2017
Airbus A380

Airbus A380 Darling to $50BB Disaster in a Decade

The Boeing-747 has dominated the large-aircraft market since its inception in 1970, four years before the first Airbus product (the A300) took to the skies. It […]
February 27, 2015

N36LC Joins the Fleet

Is this a nice looking Merlin or what? It’s N36LC, the sixth Merlin to join our fleet. If you haven’t seen it yet, you soon will. […]

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