A Canadian engineering student achieved sustained flight in a human-powered ornithopter for the first time in August, and has just filed a claim for a world record, according to the University of Toronto.
The Snowbird is the first contraption of its kind to allow humans to fly like birds, by flapping massive wings to create lift.
6,000 hours in an F-16 Fighting Falcon . . . and counting
By Dawn StoverPosted 05.02.2008 at 1:46 pm 0 Comments
By the time Lieutenant Colonel Michael Brill touched down after a combat mission over Iraq earlier today, he had broken his own world record for the most hours spent flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Brill, a 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, has logged more than 6,000 hours in the F-16.
Eclipse Aviation founder Vern Raburn brings the corporate jet to the masses
By Eric AdamsPosted 11.01.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Veteran Pilot Vern Raburn has a plan to save us from the nightmare that is modern air travel-the lines, the endless delays, the crowded cabins. His company, Eclipse Aviation in Albuquerque, is manufacturing the most inexpensive business jet ever: a six-seat bird called the Eclipse 500. Hailed as the nation´s first real air taxi, one that could shuttle customers between America´s 5,400 small (read: uncrowded) airports, the jet costs just $1.5 million.