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Airbus Delivers Its Ten Thousandth Airplane

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Airbus, part of the large Airbus Group of aviation concerns, delivered their ten thousandth (that’s right – 10,000) aircraft on October 14, 2016. Founded on December 18, 1970, the company (originally known as Airbus Industrie) began with its focus on commercial airliners. It has since expanded into corporate jet versions of their airliners, military aircraft, helicopters, and the field of spacecraft. Initially, the company focused on a new, twin-aisle, medium-ranged airliner, named the A300. Fast forward to today; it has marketed and produced seven major commercial designs, with numerous variants of each. Airbus has branched out from its original base of Europe (France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom) to many other countries, including large presences in China, the U.S...

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The World’s Busiest Airport.

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In the world of Commercial Aviation “The World’s Busiest Airport” is Chicago O’Hare International Airport (KORD). O’Hare is situated 71 miles to the South of my hometown airport, General Mitchell International Airport (KMKE). O’Hare has a little of everything to offer the Spotter and Enthusiast, Commercial Aircraft, BizJets, and the occasional Military type traffic. You never know what will turn up on final from A350 to AN-124 and Falcon 2000 to F-16, it is a truly a Spotter’s Mecca.

Back in 1942 the US Army Air Corps was in Chicago looking for a suitable location in which to build C-54’s for the war effort. They found themselves at Orchard Place a location 18 miles Northwest of Downtown Chicago, the first C-54 took to the air in July of 1943...

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Dr.Sky and Photorecon Fly Aboard NASA’s SOFIA Aircraft

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For the longest time, mankind has reached for the stars by building larger and larger telescopes to peer out into the vast unknown! The major problem for all telescope designs is being able to cut through the Earth’s thick atmosphere and still acquire quality image of faint celestial objects.

In the early part of the 20th century, astronomers in California built some of the largest telescopes known. Two examples of this are the 100 inch Hooker telescope that sits atop Mt. Wilson in Los Angeles County – the largest telescope in the world from 1917 to 1949 – until another great telescope, the impressive 200 inch, Mt. Palomar telescope, came online...

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