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    Aircraft of the Month: SR-71 Blackbird

    The SR-71 is a long range, Mach 3 (2,450 miles per hour), reconnaissance aircraft. The aircraft was known for maneuvering, this aircraft has never been shot down. The Air Force used the plane for 34 years (1964 – 1998). Only 32 aircraft were made before the cancellation of the program. A Brief History of the

  • Aviation Association Profile: PAMA
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    Aviation Association Profile: PAMA

    The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association is a community of aviation maintenance technicians that strive for improved aviation safety, education, and industry recognition. To match aviation maintenance professionals with new opportunities, PAMA hosts a job board on their website. There are 6 regions of PAMA in the US, each with multiple chapters. PAMA Facts Established 45

  • Pilot of the Month: David M. Walker
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    Pilot of the Month: David M. Walker

    David Walker was one of the most ambitious people in aviation history. He was an aviator for the US Navy, fighter pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. Many people have heard about David’s accomplishments for piloting spacecraft in multiple space shuttle missions. His most well-known mission is often cited as the 1989 Magellan Probe Voyage.

  • Common Misconceptions about Automated Flight Systems
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    Common Misconceptions about Automated Flight Systems

    What is Autopilot? Autopilot is not an automated replacement for an actual pilot. One of the most prevalent misconceptions about automated flight systems is that a pilot is not actually needed for today’s commercial flights. Every automated system relies on input from the flight crew. The pilot or co-pilot inputs parameters and commands into each

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