Uber plans to use a VTOL aircraft in intracity taxi operations and has published a study that lays out the map from vision to realization by 2028. The proposal’s ideas for using aerial vehicles to diminish the ground traffic density have awesome potential.
The first production Boeing 707 jet-powered commercial airliner, serial number 17586, was rolled out at the Boeing aircraft assembly plant at Renton, Washington on October 28, 1957.
At Villacoublay, France, Joseph Sadi-Lecointe flew his Nieuport-Delâge 29V to a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Speed Record of 302.53 kilometers per hour (187.98 miles per hour) over a straight 1 kilometer course.
On October 14, 1947, flying the Bell XS-1, Capt. Charles ‘Chuck’ Yeager became the first pilot to fly faster than sound. The XS-1 reached Mach 1.06, 700 mph, at an altitude of 43,000 feet, over the Mojave Desert.
A compendium of stories and pictures of airports, and a plane considered to be High and Mighty.
A team of undergraduates at the University of Maryland has developed a four-rotor helicopter equipped with an array of solar panels. The craft took to the air for nine seconds, lifting more than a foot off of the ground.
Three clear examples of aircraft being utilized positively and one, depending on your prejudices, for negative use.
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