Saturday, May 23, 2015

Video: Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter performs first flight

The S-97 Raider helicopter successfully achieved its first flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday. Congratulations to Chief Pilot Bill Fell, Co-pilot Kevin Bredenbeck and the entire Raider team.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Video: US Navy aircraft told to 'go away quickly' by Chinese navy

A recorded audio file of communications received while flying over the South China Sea. Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 conducted flight operations aboard a P-8A Poseidon aircraft on Wednesday. VP-45 is on deployment supporting U.S. 7th Fleet operations in the Pacific.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Beech twin-engine plane crashes in Saltville, Va.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a Beech BE55 aircraft in Saltville, Va.

The plane, a 1965 Beechcraft Baron 55 twin engine (tail number N5816S), is registered to LWF Inc. of Wilmington, Del., according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

Additional information: Missing plane located in Smyth County; no survivors

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Video: Air Force mini space shuttle ready for fourth flight

The fourth flight of the Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is scheduled for launch atop an Atlas V rocket on Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The Atlas V rocket, provided by United Launch Alliance, will liftoff from Space Launch Complex-41.