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Welcome to Aviation Dimension. www.aviationdimension or AvDim, began as South African Aviation\'s first true on-line magazine, news and gallery resource. Today it is an international resource. The site is also known as
www.avdim.com, www.avdim.co.za, www.aviation-dimension.com you choose. AvDim through Andrea Serra and Frans Dely, provides the public with a free aviation publication and image gallery handling both military and civilian aviation matters. The publication does not only handle a full magazine but also caters for news snippets, general articles and regular columns together with services such as aviation classifieds, classified submissions, forums, a pilot shop and general aviation shop, calendars, posters, museum updates and reviews, join the air force information, general recruitment, specific and general aviation links, a full aviation guide, services directory or for that matter an information directory which is a "yellow pages" of aviation type of production, web design services, web redesign services, advertising and advert creation, graphic services, digital video productions, curriculum vitae posting and evaluation, test flight analysis of general aircraft, flight training, school coverage, a what\'s new section, a general newsletter section, an aviation business letter section, statistics of web media, marketing of aviation products, presentations, promotions, air show coverage and attendance by marketing teams, a general aviation links section, link submission, link exchange, commercial and company links, resource links, airline representations. With this and so much in our future plans you will have the aviation world and industry at your finger tips. The galleries spearheaded by Frans Dely, known to some as Snapperjack and to others as Dely, include the likes of Gripen International, SAAB (with special coverage of the Gripen and Hawk weapons platforms), Eurofighter, Boeing, McDonnel Douglas, Fairchild, Dassault, Airbus, Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, Lockheed, Tupolev, Mikoyan-Gurevich, NASA, Sukhoi, British Aerospace or BAe, various airlines such as South African Airways, 1time, British Airways, Lufthansa, United and so much more. Some military aircraft types currently covered either in air forces from all over or at military airshows include: fighters, air superiority fighters, bombers, fighter bombers, tactical strike, stealth, reconnaissance, low level interdiction, spy planes, ground strike, trainers, transport, remotely piloted vehicles, land and ship borne aircraft, carrier aircraft, electronic warfare aircraft, tactical lift, experimental and project platforms, space research vehicles, short take-off and vertical landing, vertical take-off and landing, Hind and Rooivalk gunships, Apache, Cobra, single-engine, multi-engine from propellers or turboprops to turbojets and turbofan equipped aircraft, subsonic to supersonic not to forget transonic either afterburner equipped or not, armed aircraft, armored aircraft, SST or rather Supersonic Transport Aircraft, the joint strike fighter and more. These galleries are shot with various equipment including Kodak, Nikon and other well known Digital photographic names. www.faa.gov/index.cfm Military helicopters include: armed and unarmed types, single-engine and multi engine, piston or turbine, battlefield support, naval support, casevac specialized, ambulance types, trooping specific, anti-tank and anti-armour or for that mater anti-personnel, search and rescue types as well as airborne jammers or signal intelligence orientated, hoisting, survival support, encompassing all types from the mighty Chinook to the Kamov models, the Mi-24 Hind and Eurocopter Tiger not to mention other United States Air Force models such as the Huey, Cobra and more. AvDim\'s civilian galleries will baffle you with our own photography of rare aircraft such as Harvard, Spitfire, Sea Fury, Bell helicopters, Robinson R22 or R44, Aerospatiale, Mil, Yakovlev, Antonov, various wallpapers, Agusta, Mooney, Aero-Vodochody L39 and L29 jets, the SASOL Flying Tigers, the Shurlok Team under Scully Levin\'s leadership, Glen Dell and his Slick 360, the new Ravin 500, Pierre Gouws in the AvDim L39 jet display, the Wesbank team under Dennis Spence, various schools such as Blue Chip, PFS, Central Flying Academy, Progress Academy and so much more! Ballooning and micro light aviation also receive our attention with coverage of experimental and homebuilt aviation. We often attend Oshkosh EAA or Airventure where we bring you experimental projects such as the Lancair, Rand Robinson, Bush Baby, ultra-lights, sailplanes, parachuting, gyrocopters, seaplanes, space ship one, airport information, aerospace developments, air traffic control matters, weather matters and the list continues. Articles and images also handle matters such as air to air and air to ground weapons, laser guided bombs, survival aids and matters which relate to cabin attendants, pilots, navigators, flight engineers while also looking into missiles and their capabilities related to aero planes or for some aircraft. As long as it is flying, sailing in the sky or ballooning we do our best to cover it. Furthermore, Aviation Dimension tries to promote South African Aviation by working together with the likes of African Pilot Magazine (serious about flying), SA Flyer Magazine, World Airnews and at the same time we are approaching the likes of Air Forces Monthly, Air International, Flight International, Flying, Aviation Weekly, Professional Pilot, Sport Pilot and other mags in order to improve aviation awareness world-wide. Our working together with Siyandiza and Vulindlela as well as the Royal Air Cadet Organization ensures that we remain in a position to ensure that aviation development and growth receives the fullest attention offering air forces such as the South African Air Force and hopefully in the future the likes of the US Air Force, the Russian Air Force, the Royal Air Force and other world Air Forces the opportunity to contact potential candidates through offering recruitment information. Future plans include our hoping to cover matters from elite sites such as NASA, the ESA (European Space Agency), Zukhovsky Test Centre, Star City (Russian Space Agency), Empire Test School and others such as the US Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB and the Navy School at Patuxent River, Epner, Denel, Armscor and more. The shop section now also sports a wide variety of ASA and many other aviation products. Garmin, Telex, David Clark, Softcom, Avcomm are just some of the names of the carried products. Aviation Shops and Pilot Shops are also offered for hosting to companies wanting to sell their goods on the web. The e-commerce section through Iveri is a secure connection which allows you to use your credit card and mail order capabilities safely and discreetly. Classifieds allow for submission, removal and browsing of any products offered for sale and are free to view. Soaring with Eagles has now established itself as a leading book and is available in the shop. You will also find the Capital Sounds page sporting Brian Emmenis and his Team, the voice of Airshows who as attended shows such as Farnborough, RIAT, AAD (Africa Defense and Aerospace), Oshkosh and many more. AvDim is your resource, we pledge for it to remain free and only require an admin registration. Please contact Andrea Serra on any of the available numbers on site for any enquiries.
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Thursday, April 30
· 3 dead in Congo plane crash Tuesday, April 21
· A Jamaican Defense Force counterterrorism unit ends the hijack of a CanJet B737.
· QATAR AIRWAYS TEAMS UP WITH IATA FOR GLOBAL INITIATIVE CARBON OFFSET TRADING SCH Thursday, February 19
· Super Puma ditches next to Oil Platform - all survive Friday, February 13
· Continental Airlines Crash in Buffalo, USA Monday, February 09
· 24 dead after Bandeirante crashes in Amazon Thursday, February 05
· Microsoft confirms the end of Flight Simulator series Wednesday, February 04
· Boeing links two Trent 895 incidents on Boeing 777-200ERs Thursday, January 22
· SAAF Parade day next week Tuesday, January 13
· A400M service-entry hit by further two-year delay
STEARMAN AIRCRAFT: A Detailed History
STEARMAN AIRCRAFT: A Detailed History by Edward H. Phillips.
The history of the Stearman Aircraft Company is about American entrepreneurship, aeronautical innovation, and the sheer determination to design and manufacture custom-built airplanes that set a standard for the competition to follow.
In his new book Stearman Aircraft, author Edward Phillips follows the career of Lloyd Carlton Stearman from his work on the New Swallow biplane to the expansion of Stearman facilities into Boeing Airplane Company plants. In between was the Travel Air years, out of which came the Model A, B, CH, CW, BW, and Type 5000. The book also pays special attention to Stearmanâ?™s rare C1 and C2 biplanes, as well as later upgraded C2s, the C3 series, the M-2, the LT-1, the luxurious CAB-1, the Model 6 Cloudboy, and others.
During World War II, Boeingâ?™s sprawling facilities churned out thousands of Kaydet biplanes to train fledgling aviators, more than 1,600 B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers to pound Japan into submission, as well as a steady stream of critical airframe assemblies for the famed B-17 Flying Fortress to reduce Hitlerâ?™s Third Reich to rubble. For its work on these great aircraft, Boeingâ?™s Wichita Division earned six Army-Navy â?śEâ?ť awards for excellence in manufacturing and production.
About the author
Edward H. Phillips has a passion for the vintage airplanes and companies in Wichita, KS, that have contributed so significantly to the birth and growth of commercial aviation in America. During the past 25 years, Phillips, who holds a journalism degree from the University of North Dakota, has researched and written eight books covering the history of airframe manufacturers that made their home, fame, and fortunes in Wichita. He is the author of 'Laird Airplanes: A Legacy of Speed' (SpecialtyPress, ISBN 1-58007-070-1). He has also written history articles that have appeared in Wings and Airpower magazines, Aviation History, and the American Historical Society Journal.
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