Burning Man and Aviation

Burning Man creates the single LARGEST annual aviation event in Nevada. Now that it is becoming more international over 17,000 people fly-in commercially to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The airport is burning man friendly with an 8-foot tall replica at the airport. General aviation pilots land at the Black Rock Desert Airport which is a temporary field on the playa. Looks like pilots fit right in with the creativity! There are over 70,000 participants at Burning Man. twin

Add comment August 28th, 2014

Future of Flight?

And the race is on… That is DARPA, aka Defense Advanced Research Products Agency, is challenging companies to develop a spaceplane. The spaceplane must be reusable and be able to achieve speeds of up to Mach 10. That is 7,612 mph or less than 1 hour between New York and Tokyo. The image is an artist’s conception of a prototype being developed by Northrup Grumman. xs-1-experimental-space-plane-2

Add comment August 25th, 2014

Golden Arches Have Changed

Eating a burger just got a lot more fun. At Lake Taupo, New Zealand, they’ve turned a decommissioned DC-3 into a McDonald’s restaurant. Seating 20 diners, the McPlane is painted in traditional McDonald’s colors. Diners can also view the DC-3 cockpit as an added bonus. No golden arches needed here! mac

Add comment August 18th, 2014

Cool Airplane Design

We love this new design of the Avanti Evo. Manufactured by Piaggio Aero Industries, the Evo will be the fastest, most fuel efficient and lowest emission aircraft in its class. The twin turbo-prop will be propelled by 5-blade Hartzell propellers and can travel at 402 KTAS. evo

Add comment August 13th, 2014

Great Night Sky on August 10, 2014

It was a boon for stargazers last night. We don’t know which was more fun to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower or watching the Super Moon rise which appeared gigantic! A Super Moon is a full or almost full moon that is 90% closer to Earth than usual. No worries if you missed this one. The next Super Moon is in September. sm

Add comment August 11th, 2014

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