14 12, 2018

Guinness World Record for the farthest distance traveled by electric helicopter!

By |2018-12-14T17:40:33+00:00December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Tier 1 Engineering announced today that they have set a Guinness World Record for the farthest distance traveled by an electric helicopter. The battery-powered manned Robinson helicopter achieved a record 30 nautical mile flight to 800 feet altitude with an average speed of 80 knots on Friday, December 7th.  The helicopter was a modified Robinson R44 test piloted by Captain Ric Webb of OC Helicopters. All flights were accomplished at the Los Alamitos Army Airfield under a special airworthiness certificate in the experimental [...]

14 12, 2018

A Beginner’s Guide to the Different Types of Private Jets and Their Amenities

By |2018-12-14T17:30:09+00:00December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A Beginner's Guide to the Different Types of Private Jets When looking for your first private jet, there are a few amenities you do not want to go without. Here's a handy guide to the different types of private jets. Decisions, decisions... Buying your own private jet is a big one, but it comes with many benefits. If you travel often for work, your jet will pay for itself many times over in terms of saving you time [...]

12 12, 2018

Skunk Works and the development of the SR-71

By |2018-12-12T16:26:44+00:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Skunk Works, is the "not so secret, secret" department of Lockheed Martin.It all Started with Kelly Johnson, and his passion for innovation and destructive technology. Johnson was unconventional, and he broke the rules. He created a incubator for aerospace technology that today some 75 years later still continues to amaze us all. Here is a little history about a famous project called the SR-71. Skunk Works is run by some of the greatest aeronautical engineers,  and it was [...]

4 12, 2018

Chuck Yeager “Rocket Man”

By |2018-12-04T16:10:48+00:00December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Bell X-1E was 31 feet long, with a wingspan of 22 feet, 10 inches. The rocketplane’s empty weight was 6,850 pounds and fully loaded, it weighed 14,750 pounds. Supersonic speeds, 80,0000 of altitude and an unlimited budget is what VREF calls, The rocketplane was powered by a Reaction Motors XLR11-RM-5 rocket engine that produced 6,000 pounds of thrust. The engine burned ethyl alcohol and liquid oxygen. The X-1E carried enough propellants for 4 minutes, 45 seconds burn. [...]

15 11, 2018

10 Shocking Airplane Facts Every Frequent Flyer Needs to Know About

By |2018-11-15T15:12:08+00:00November 15th, 2018|Educational|

On average, there are about 9,728 planes with 1,270,406 people in the air at any given time. That’s more than thrice the population of Iceland! There are a lot of facts about airplanes and aviation that can be mind-blowing. For example, did you know that traveling by air is safer than traveling by car? Although people, in general, are uncomfortable with flying, planes are quite safe. We have more airplane facts for you below, which we hope will [...]

9 11, 2018

Hugh Hefner’s DC-9 the Real Playboy Mansion!

By |2018-11-09T15:55:39+00:00November 9th, 2018|Educational|

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, perhaps the most recognizable private jetliner in the sky was Hugh Hefner’s personal McDonnell Douglas DC-9.  Perhaps for its unusual black paint job, but more likely, the spotlight enhanced silhouette of Hefner’s signature white rabbit in a white bowtie on its tailfin   Hefner purchased the plane when he was 43. He had the 119-foot plane custom-made for him after a 1966 trip to London. "I saw the future when I [...]

30 10, 2018

Elvis Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog!

By |2018-10-30T21:05:58+00:00October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Elvis Presley, regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20thCentury for his screen and stage performances and larger than life persona, also had one of the largest fleets of private jets in existence for the time. Elvis's first private jet, sporting a distinctive red and white color scheme, was a 1962 Lockheed Jetstar. The aircraft featured a lush red velvet and wood appointed interior. One of only 204 planes built by Lockheed and Jetstar, [...]

10 10, 2018

VREF Releases Aircraft Analytic Charting Tools at NBAA-BACE 2018

By |2018-10-10T18:28:24+00:00October 10th, 2018|Press Release|

Aviation's Most Trusted Value Reference Guide VREF Releases First of its kind aircraft trader and broker tools for charting and comparing indexes, commodities and economic data to aircraft historical data CHICAGO, IL, USA, October 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2018 VREF Releases Aircraft Analytic Charting Tools at NBAA-BACE 2018 VREF Aircraft Reference Value & Appraisal Services, Aviation’s Most Trusted Valuation Guide, in yet another first for the aviation market, released its Analytic Charting [...]