NEW OWNERs PLEDGE SUPPORT As from 1st September 2020, a group of U.S.-based general aviation aircraft owners and pilots have taken majority ownership of aircraft manufacturer Mooney International. The aircraft owners and pilots took control of the cash-strapped company, and pledged to maintain customer support through the transition and intoRead More →

The SpaceX Starship system is a fully-reusable two-stage-to-orbit, super heavy-lift launch vehicle under development by SpaceX since 2012, and is a self-funded private spaceflight project. Integrated system testing of a proof of concept for Starship began in March 2019, with the addition of a single Raptor rocket engine to a reduced-height prototype, nicknamed Starhopper. SpaceX is planning to launch commercialRead More →

The L-65 is originally developed from the Russian Chaika L-4 (Seagull) The most unusual feature of the L-65 is the empennage arrangement: it has twin vertical stabilizers, mounted slightly at an outward angle on the fuselage and extended forward with long, curved dorsal fillets, separated at the base by the fullRead More →

Do you remember these guys? Magnum, P.I. is an American crime drama television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator (P.I.) living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 during its first-run broadcast on the American television network CBS. According to the Nielsen ratings, Magnum, P.I. consistently ranked in the top twenty U.S. television programs during the first fiveRead More →

This aircraft is something all pilots should be excited about. A mysterious bullet-shaped plane was spotted at the Southern California Logistics Airport near Victorville in April 2017. Its unusual design prompted immediate speculation. Now the Celera 500L has finally been revealed to the world. This is a private aircraft thatRead More →

The world’s most famous Mirage III, number 159 attained its 13th kill on the first day of the 1973 Israel/Egyptian Yom Kippur War. The following day while taking off, it blew a tire and veered off the runway, trapping its pilot Israel Baharav in the cockpit. Baharav managed to escapeRead More →

State-owned broadcast signal distribution company Sentech is in the market for autonomous drones to patrol South Africa’s borders. Sentech envisages a fleet of drones in a meshed network that co-ordinate with towers on the ground to spot illegal activity and alert operators. Ideally its drones will be capable of otherRead More →