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Hybrid Air Vehicles and Design Q launch the Airlander 10

Hybrid Air Vehicles and Design Q have unveiled the Airlander 10 passenger cabin. Travelers will have luxurious private en-suite bedrooms and will be able to enjoy horizon-to-horizon views in the aircraft’s infinity lounge. The Altitude Bar will offer drinks with a view, while there is space for 18 guests to enjoy fine dining in the sky.

13th August 2018

Forming the future of Wanaka Airport

Residents in Wanaka, New Zealand, were encouraged to join conversations on the future of Wanaka Airport at interactive community and stakeholder engagement sessions. Discussions surrounding what the hub could evolve into by 2045 included the airport’s strengths, thoughts on the return of scheduled services and opportunities for growth.

18th June 2018

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Bell Training Academy opens Floyd Carlson Airfield

Bell Training Academy (BTA) has opened the Floyd Carlson Airfield to give BTA pilots and customers quick and easy access to training fields.

The airfield, located on the corner of Trinity Boulevard and Greenbelt Road in Fort Worth, Texas, offers a raised landing platform and runways for training critical normal and emergency procedures, including full touchdown auto rotations.

The field is named after Floyd Carlson, chief helicopter test pilot of Bell. Carlson took his first flight in a Bell aircraft on June 2, 1942, in a Bell P-39D Airacobra. Since then, he performed the first flight of every Bell helicopter designed and built up to his retirement.

Going on to become the most experienced helicopter pilot in the world at the time, Carlson amassed 3,628 flight hours, of which 1313 hours were in experimental and production helicopters. His flight testing led to the CAA certification of the Bell Model 47, the world’s first commercial helicopter.

July 16, 2018

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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