Archive | October, 2011

Unanswered Questions

On July 28, 2010, a C-17 from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska crashed into the ground just short of the runway. ┬áThis is a US Air Force picture of the wreckage. The safety board and the accident report were released several months later. They read a lot like the B-52 crash from Fairchild AFB from […]

Boeing Tiltrotor 2020 – Airplanes by Design

Boeing released these pictures of future Tiltrotor concepts (as reported by FlightGlobal.com), a modification or offspring of the V-22. Tiltrotor aircraft maximize design features of both helicopters and airplanes, but they also suffer from the weaknesses of both aircraft. Airplanes by Design features photographs of aircraft from a test pilot perspective, highlighting aeronautical engineering characteristics […]