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Battle of Palmdale California - Full Scale plane goes rogue

The so-called 1956 Battle of Palmdale was not a proud moment for the United States military. After a Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat drone went rogue, two F-89 Scorpion jets started a calamitous pursuit to destroy it.

 

These state-of-the-art interceptors were armed with 208 rockets and carried cutting edge military targeting technology. Yet, even though their foe couldn’t fight back, the pilots of the jets couldn’t take the drone down. The Hellcat flew away from them without a scratch.

In their attempt to destroy the drone, they did, however, leave a path of destruction through Palmdale, California. By sheer luck, no lives were lost during the incident, but it took 500 firefighters to deal with the aftermath of the chase...

See story HERE

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This was on Amazon Prime a while back but is now free on YouTube:

 

James May looks at the nation's childhood love affair with the model plane and attempts the first cross-channel flight ever achieved by an engineless, homemade supersized toy.
Such an ambitious undertaking is not without its problems and James soon has issues with planning regulations, an interior designer who can't get her Lego furniture to stay in one

piece and a structural engineer who tries desperately to stop everything from coming crashing down.

James May is out to prove why traditional, old fashioned toys are still relevant today when he pushes them to the limit in spectacular, supersize challenges

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Aviation in World War I

World War I was the first major conflict involving the large-scale use of aircraft. Tethered observation balloons had already been employed in several wars, and would be used extensively for artillery spottingGermany employed Zeppelins for reconnaissance over the North Sea and Baltic and also for strategic bombing raids over Britain and the Eastern Front

While by no means definitive, the following list of flying machines is what we consider, after many grueling hours of debate, to be the most important airplanes in the course of history. Every one of the airplanes herein has left a lasting impact—not just on aviation as an industry but on the course of humanity as a whole.

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WWII Pilot shoots down American plane... and gets credited for the kill


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Read More HERE

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WWII Pilot shoots down American plane... and gets credited for the kill


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Read More HERE

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More great history videos by Simple History HERE!

Great source for short history videos!

Want to see the inside of a cockpit in full 360 degree freedom?

You've got to check this out.

Select a plane and station. Once image loads click on image, hold it down and move mouse...

A BUNCH of Aircraft Trivia Quizzes and Games

Same site as above...

Do You Know These 6 Common Airport Signs And Markings?

How well do you know aircraft past and present? It's time to test your knowledge..

I scored 57%

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Links on our site already you may have missed.

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This has all the airports in the world and will look so real you can't tell it's a simulation. Work in progress.
 

Look for videos on YouTube. Simply incredible. Just a small example in image to the left.

Watch the OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE. Remember - This simulator is still being worked on so imagine the finished product!

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Incredible graphics using real world data, weather, and air traffic.

Check it out here

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DCS Combat Flight Sim

To me, this is one of the most awesome use of graphics in a computer flight simulation to date.

The initial game is free and it only comes with a couple of airplanes and you buy the rest.

Here is the link to DCS Website.

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How to make RC plane Canopy

Watch video HERE

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AMA Charter #141