UK to Australia Biplane Flight by Tracey Curtis-Taylor

Reading Time: 2 minutes A British adventurer has completed an epic 14,600-nautical mile flight from the UK to Australia in a vintage open cockpit bi-plane. Tracey Curtis-Taylor, 53, set off in her 1942 Boeing Stearman Spirit of Artemis aircraft from Farnborough, Hampshire, in October. She retraced pioneer Amy Johnson’s 1930 flight, flying over 23 countries and making some 50 […]

Condor’s Airbus Fleet Upgraded with Vortex Generators

Reading Time: 2 minutes Condor’s entire fleet of Airbus aircraft, seven Airbus A321 and nine Airbus A320, is now equipped with Vortex generators. The upgrading process was started in November 2014. The company’s six new Airbus A321-211 aircraft already had this additional feature upon delivery. Vortex generators are aerodynamic devices that are attached to the wings to aid in […]

Volocopter VC200 Commences Flight Tests

Reading Time: 2 minutes The German company e-volo GmbH has commenced flight testing of its two-seat, electric-powered helicopter, the Volocopter VC200. According to an e-volo press release, multiple unmanned test flights were conducted in November on the airfield adjacent to the company’s workshop in Karlsruhe. The flights provided the opportunity to try out various technical innovations that don’t exist […]

X-47B Passes Unmanned Refueling Test

Reading Time: 3 minutes The U.S. Navy’s X-47B is the first unmanned aircraft to successfully refuel midflight—a feat test pilots found more challenging than landing it on an aircraft carrier. The aircraft only had a matter of inches in which it could moveversus a number of feet on the aircraft carrier,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jeff McLean, Air Test and […]