28 12, 2018

VREF helps Donald Trump Value his Aging Air Fleet

By |2023-01-22T14:36:53-06:00December 28th, 2018|Educational|

Of all the things connected to Donald J. Trump, few have given him more mileage than his fleet of aircraft. His Boeing 757 jet, often referred to as Trump Force One, has received the full rich-and-famous lifestyle treatment; The Washington Post even queried whether it was better than Air Force One. One of Mr. Trump’s helicopters has gotten similar coverage; an interior renovation made CNBC’s “Secret Lives of the Super Rich” in a segment entitled “Pimp My Chopper.” A [...]

14 12, 2018

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

By |2023-01-22T14:37:10-06:00December 14th, 2018|Educational|

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 |2023-01-22T14:37:18-06:00December 14th, 2018|Educational|

A Beginner's Guide to the Different Types of Private Jets When looking for your first private jet, there are a few amenities you want to make sure your aircraft is equipped with. Here's a handy guide to the different types of private jets. Decisions, decisions... Buying your private jet is a big one, but it comes with many benefits. If you often travel for work, your jet will pay for itself many times over in terms of saving [...]

12 12, 2018

Skunk Works and the development of the SR-71

By |2023-01-22T14:37:25-06:00December 12th, 2018|Educational|

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 |2023-01-22T14:37:32-06:00December 4th, 2018|Educational|

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. [...]

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