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Wiki: Chengdu J-20 F-22 Raptor Replica

Posted: October 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Buster Cookson, China, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Fly Your Kite, Wiki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wiki: Chengdu J-20 F-22 Raptor Replica

The Chengdu J-20 [Jian-20 literally Annihilator-Twenty] is a purported fifth generation, stealth, twin-engine fighter aircraft prototype developed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force [PLAAF] In late 2010, the J-20 underwent high speed taxiing tests. The J-20 made its first flight on 11 January 2011. General He Weirong, Deputy Commander of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force said in November 2009 that he expected the J-20 to be operational in 2017–2019 :: Read the full article »»»»


Russia's New T-50 Raptor Replica Could Spell Death of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter

Posted: August 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Aviation News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Russia's New T-50 Raptor Replica Could Spell Death of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin watched with pride the first public flight of the fifth-generation PAK FA T-50 fighter at the MAKS 2011 Air Show outside Moscow. The Sukhoi PAK FA T-50, jointly developed with India, flew publicly for the first time at an air show. PAK FA T-50 aims to match the latest US design, and Russia plans to make up to 1,000 of the jets over coming decades. The PAK FA T-50 is intended to be the successor to the MiG-29 and Su-27 and is almost a clone of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. Read the full article »»»»


Icon5 500 Orders

Posted: February 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: tandem | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Icon5 500 Orders
About 3 years ago we reported on the Icon5 aircraft – at the time it was a prototype – purely a design exercise, Now We Want one, they have flown of the page and into the sky. At $135,000 you get a heap of brilliant design and a buzz that only the skys can offer!  Icon has now sold 500 of these stunning birds.
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Original Post: 8/15/08 – The Icon A5 is a innovative sport aircraft from ICON, a California based company founded in 2005.
 

Since the FAA’s regulation changes in 2004 created the new Light Sport Aircraft category, ICON Aircraft’s sole purpose has been to create a vehicle offering simple, comfortable recreational flying for almost anyone.

The Icon A5 is based around a strong, lightweight carbon fibre airframe. Powering the aircraft is a pusher-style propellor mounted to a 100 horsepower Rotax engine, which can be fueled using both aviation or automotive gasoline. Read the full article »»»»