Making an around the world flight in the Solar Impulse aircraft is proving to be a bit more expensive than originally thought. Read more
The SR-71 J58 engines have been able to push the “Blackbird” to both the absolute altitude and absolute speed records which have remained in place since 1976. The SR-71 J58 engines are single-spool turbojet engines with an afterburner.
It has a unique bleed from the compressor to the afterburner which gives it increased thrust at high speeds. Read more
What do the P51 Mustang airplane and the Ford Mustang car have to do with each other?
I recently ran across an old article entitled “Two P-51 pilots reunite with their warbirds…” about their being reunited with the aircraft they flew while at Oshkosh in 2009. Brothers had flown Mustang aircraft in World War II. The article was about Cuthbert (Bill) Pattillo and Charles (Buck) Pattillo, twin brothers who wound up flying missions over Europe. Read more