Plane of the Week: Seversky P-35
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 28th 2018

The Seversky P-35 fighter plane paved the way for future military aircraft and was the U.S. Army Air…
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Plane of the Week: Boeing-Stearman Model 75
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 15th 2018

No matter what you call it- Stearman Biplane, Boeing-Stearman Model 75, PT-17, or Kaydet-one thing r…
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Plane of the Week: Beechcraft Sundowner
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 31st 2018

Part of the Musketeer family, the Sundowner is a low-winged, single-engine, light aircraft produced …
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Plane of the Week: Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 17th 2018

As one of the largest airplanes ever built, the Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" played a key role in prese…
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Plane of the Week: Cessna 195 Businessliner
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 3rd 2018

Sometimes, you want an aircraft that is all sleek and modern-a plane that might as well transport yo…
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Plane of the Week: Nanchang CJ-6A
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 20th 2018

Our plane of the week today features the winner of our #AOOFlightClub, a Nanchang CJ-6A. This round …
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Plane of the Week: Hawker Hurricane
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 23rd 2018

The British Hawker Hurricane was one of the most important fighters for the Royal Air Force early on…
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Plane of the Week: Grumman G-21 Goose
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 9th 2018

Starting out as a WWII aircraft for the U.S. Navy, the Grumman G-21 Goose evolved into a recreationa…
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Plane of the Week: Aichi D3A
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 23rd 2018

The Aichi D3A was a carrier dive bomber primarily used in WWII that played a role in almost every Im…
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Plane of the Week: Grumman F6F Hellcat
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 9th 2018

Designed as a successor to the Grumman F4F Wildcat, the F6F Hellcat became America's dominant fighte…
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Plane of the Week: Saab 35 Draken
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 26th 2018

In 1955, the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet) introduced the first supersonic plane to Western Europe-…
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Plane of the Week: General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 12th 2018

What makes a plane a plane is the fact that it can fly. It needs to be piloted by someone, but that …
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Plane of the Week: Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 29th 2017

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is one of the largest military aircraft in the world--and probably out of th…
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Plane of the Week: Cessna Caravan
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 15th 2017

In 1985, the Cessna Aircraft Company began producing what would become one of the most popular aircr…
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Plane of the Week: Boeing C-40 Clipper
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 1st 2017

Boeing is an iconic company that produces equally iconic aircraft. One of these includes the Boeing …
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Plane of the Week: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 24th 2017

The MiG-21 is flown by over 50 nations and is the most produced supersonic jet fighter. 11,600 MiG-2…
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Plane of the Week: F/A-18 Super Hornet
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 17th 2017

The Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet is not to be confused with the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet-althou…
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Plane of the Week: Learjet 23
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 10th 2017

Today, business and personal flight is the norm-if you're traveling far, you jump on a jet and get t…
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Plane of the Week: Antonov AN-2 Colt
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 3rd 2017

The Antonov An-2-sometimes referred to as the Colt-has one of the longest production runs in history…
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Plane of the Week: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 27th 2017

While the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar's lifetime was incredibly short, it was not without fanfare. Thi…
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Plane of the Week: Rutan Model 202 Boomerang
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 20th 2017

Designed by Burt Rutan, the Rutan Model 202 Boomerang's appearance is downright unforgettable. But w…
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Plane of the Week: Boeing-737
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 13th 2017

In 1967, the Boeing-737 took its first flight. The narrow-bodied business jet was one of the most po…
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Plane of the Week: Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 6th 2017

It may be slow, it may be simple, and it may be ugly, but this little piggy is tough as nails. …
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Plane of the Week: Martin M-130
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 29th 2017

The China Clipper, the Philippine Clipper, and the Hawaii Clipper are the names of three flying boat…
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Plane of the Week: Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 23rd 2017

If you fancy yourself a hipster, you might want to stay away from the Cessna 172. Why, you might a…
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Plane of the Week: L-39 Albatros
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 22nd 2017

As a nimble jet, the L-39 Albatros trains future pilots and prepares them to use heavier, larger pla…
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Plane of the Week: Messerschmitt Me 262
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 15th 2017

The World's First Operational Jet Fighter  While the design for the Messerschmitt Me 262 b…
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Plane of the Week: Blriot XI
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 8th 2017

Design-wise, this plane was one to look at. It became one of the most copied and iconic aviation des…
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Plane of the Week: KC-135 Stratotanker
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 1st 2017

KC-135 Stratotankers serve a crucial role in several areas of the military--their main mission being…
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Plane of the Week: Grumman FF
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 28th 2017

Usually, a double -F- is a bad thing, but this Grumman FF fighter biplane was a winner if I ever saw…
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Plane of the Week: Pitts Special
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 25th 2017

These Pitts Sure Don't Stink.For a reliable aerobatic biplane, you can't go wrong with a Pitts Speci…
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Plane of the Week: Vega 5B
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 18th 2017

Designed by Lockheed Aircraft, this Vega monoplane holds a special place in the hearts of many. The …
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Plane of the Week: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 11th 2017

The C-130's versatility is second to none. The C-130 Hercules is considered one of history's most …
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Plane of the Week: Lockheed Model 10 Electra
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 4th 2017

The Making of a Lockheed Signature The Lockheed Model 10 Electra represented a shift in aircr…
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Plane of the Week: F-16 Fighter Falcon
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 20th 2017

The Lightweight Fighter Mafia contributed to the F-16 Fighter Falcon design used today. As foundin…
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Plane of the Week: de Havilland Vampire
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 14th 2017

Not all vampires suck, you know. Not all vampires can fly, either. In both American and European f…
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Plane of the Week: Hawker Hart
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 7th 2017

This British biplane was designed in the 1920s and led to the design of many similar airplanes. With…
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Plane of the Week: Navy PB4Y-2
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 30th 2017

Two years before WWII ended, the military re-purposed the PB4Y-1 Liberator into a Navy PB4Y-2. The U…
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Plane of the Week: Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 23rd 2017

When the United States Army Air Forces wanted an operational jet fighter of their own, the War Depar…
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Plane of the Week: Lockheed JetStar
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 9th 2017

Technology and budget made building the JetStar a challenge.In the 1950s, aeronautical engineer Kell…
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Plane of the Week: Stipa-Caproni
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 2nd 2017

Experimenting--it's a perfectly normal phase in every aircraft's life. Some just never quite grow ou…
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Plane of the Week: Farman F.60 Goliath
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 26th 2017

Today, we're wishing Henri Farman-French aviation pioneer of the double-decker airplane-a very happy…
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Plane of the Week: The Erco Ercoupe
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 19th 2017

Between aisles of herringbone suits and wool neckties sat the ERCO Ercoupe. The small, twin-tail met…
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Plane of the Week: Martin B-26 Marauder
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 12th 2017

The Martin B-26 Marauder was introduced in 1941 for use during the course of World War II. The …
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Plane of the Week: Airbus A310
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 5th 2017

The Airbus A310 was derived from the A300, the first twin-engine, wide-body airliner. But this deriv…
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Plane of the Week: de Havilland Comet
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 28th 2017

In the years immediately following WWII, the aviation industry experienced massive growth. In the Un…
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Plane of the Week: Waco 10
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 21st 2017

Based on the Waco 9, the Waco 10 was designed to make something that was already good, bigger. …
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Plane of the Week: Nieuport 10
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 14th 2017

World War I marks the first major conflict where the use of aircraft really took off.Unlike WWII, ho…
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Plane of the Week: Boeing B-29 Superfortresses
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 7th 2017

When you think of Boeing, you might think of large commercial jets, like the retiring 747, rather th…
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Plane of the Week: de Havilland Canada Dash 7
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 31st 2017

The Dash 7, as it's typically referred to, is an aircraft used as a regional airliner. The Dash 7 is…
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Plane of the Week: Junkers F.13
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 24th 2017

In a world of fabric-and-wood, be metal.The Junkers F.13 was one of the most advanced aircraft …
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Plane of the Week: Supermarine Spitfire
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 17th 2017

I've written about the Battle of Britain before where I mentioned that 500 of the Royal Air Force (R…
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Plane of the Week: Piaggio P.1HH Hammerhead
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 10th 2017

Nicknamed the HammerHead, the P.1HH looks like a mythical beast flying through the sky; and, natural…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Grumman TBF Avenger
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 3rd 2017

Grumman Avengers assemble! While it was no bombshell in terms of its beauty, don't let tha…
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Plane of the Week: Pietenpol Air Camper
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 24th 2017

The Pietenpol Air Camper has been on my mind for quite some time. What is really remarkable about th…
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Plane of the Week: Beriev Be-200
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 17th 2017

It's a boat! It's a plane! It's an- amphibious aircraft! The Beriev Be-200, manufactured by …
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Plane of the Week: NASA AD-1
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 10th 2017

Even centuries-old aircraft will look somewhat familiar to modern aviation enthusiasts.  …
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Vought F6U Pirate
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 3rd 2017

The Post-WWII years included a critical shift in aviation history-even more so than the war itself w…
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Plane of the Week: Piper J-3 Cub
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 27th 2017

The bright yellow finish of the Piper J-3 Cub is nothing short of immediately recognizable. In my op…
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Plane of the Week: Grumman X-29
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 20th 2017

The Grumman X-29 is not your typical plane. Its unconventional design is like none other, and its te…
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Plane of the Week: The Vin Fiz Flyer
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 13th 2017

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. considers it one of the most significant aviati…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Air Horse One
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 6th 2017

Just imagine it: You're waking from a long sleep and the man sitting next to you, the man you rememb…
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Plane of the Week: Grumman F8F Bearcat
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 30th 2016

The bearcat, also known as the binturong, is a viverrine mammal from Southeast Asia-it is closely re…
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Plane of the Week: Santa's SN-TA XG2 Sleigh
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 23rd 2016

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in the hopes that Saint Nick soon would be there… …
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Plane of the Week: Shoo Shoo Baby
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 16th 2016

The Shoo Shoo baby is a B-17 Flying Fortress that fought on the Allied side in World War II, but its…
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Plane of the Week: North American P-51 Mustang
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 9th 2016

The P-51 Mustang was designed by North American Aviation in response to a British specification requ…
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Plane of the Week: The Red Baron's Fokker Dr.I
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 2nd 2016

The Fokker Dr.I triplane was introduced in 1917 by Dutch aircraft manufacturer, Fokker-Flugzeug…
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Plane of the Week: JFK's Air Force One | VC-137C SAM 26000
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 25th 2016

A CNN article touts it as the "most historic plane in the world." The Air Force One of JFK. It's t…
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Plane of the Week: Douglas DC-3
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 18th 2016

The Douglas DC-3 is one of the most revolutionary transport aircraft of the 1930s and 40s- or perhap…
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Plane of the Week: Sikorsky X-Wing
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 11th 2016

The Rotor Systems Research Aircraft (RSRA) X-Wing, produced by Sikorsky Aircraft, is certainly an od…
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Plane of the Week: Bell X-1
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 4th 2016

The Bell X-1, piloted by Chuck Yeager, was the first manned airplane to exceed the speed of sound in…
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Plane of the Week: SAAB JAS-39 Gripen
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 27th 2016

The aging SAAB JAS-39 Gripen is a veteran member of several of the world's most powerful air fleets-…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Wright Flyer
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 21st 2016

When it comes to aviation, I can't help but think of Orville and Wilbur Wright. After all, they pave…
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Plane of the Week: Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxhound
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 14th 2016

The MiG-31 Foxhound is one of the fastest combat jets in the world. The Mikoyan MiG-31 (NATO coden…
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Plane of the Week: The Avro Lancaster
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 7th 2016

Of the 17 known to exist, there are only two airworthy Lancasters are left in the entire world. …
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Plane of the Week: Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 30th 2016

When it comes to stealth planes, the B-2 often comes to mind. The B-2 stealth bomber began its life …
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Plane of the Week: A-10 Warthog Fighter Jet
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 16th 2016

Military aircraft are a bit like fashion models: as soon as they show even the slightest signs of ag…
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Plane of the Week: Lockheed XFV-1
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 9th 2016

Sit. Stay. Good plane. XFV "Salmon" Trust us: there's nothing super fishy about this…
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Plane of the Week: Airbus A380
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 2nd 2016

If the Wright Brothers ever got a chance to see this plane, they would look at each other, high-five…
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Plane of the Week: The Hughes H-4 Hercules | "The Spruce Goose"
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 26th 2016

The Spruce Goose: an incredible feat of modern engineering and one of the most famous aircraft in th…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Grumman HU-16 Albatross
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 19th 2016

1 if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by air, 4 if...all of the above. The Albatross is a special pla…
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Plane of the Week: SR-71 Blackbird
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 12th 2016

When it comes to supersonic spy planes, the SR-71 Blackbird may be the most notable. This Lockheed b…
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Plane of the Week | The Classified, Stealth Reconnaissance Aircraft: AURORA
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 5th 2016

Does Aurora exist? Years of pursuit have led me to believe that, yes, Aurora is most likely in activ…
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Plane of the Week: Super Guppy Turbine
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 29th 2016

Not your average flying fish A large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft, the Super Guppy refers to e…
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Plane of the Week: Solar Impulse 2
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 22nd 2016

Imagine soaring through our skies, powered entirely by the rays of the sun. Seems pretty incredible,…
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Plane of the Week: Enola Gay (The Hiroshima Bomber)
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 15th 2016

But when I looked at it-when I saw what had taken place, and I saw the city covered, and what appear…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Rutan Voyager
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 8th 2016

Why did the airplane cross the globe? To set some pretty impressive records.What does it take to cir…
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Plane of the Week: McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 1st 2016

With the Independence Day weekend upon us, I decided to choose a plane somewhat synonymous with my c…
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Plane of the Week: DHC-6 Twin Otter
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 24th 2016

What's cooler than being cool? The South Pole.Compared to the large amount of diversity on our good …
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Plane of the week: Douglas C54E The Spirit Of Freedom
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 17th 2016

Recently, A few of us here at The Flight Blog got the chance to head to a World War II reenactment e…
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Plane of the Week: Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 10th 2016

Q: What does a spaceplane and a Dodo bird have in common? A: Neither flew before their demise (but…
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Plane of the Week: Lockheed Martin P-791
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 27th 2016

Airship or airplane? This one is a bit of both. Lockheed Martin took inspiration from both form…
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Plane of the Week: Antonov An-225 Mriya
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 20th 2016

Mriya means "dream" in Ukranian. And in the case of this plane, someone really dreamed big…
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Plane of the Week: Alexander Lippisch's AERODYNE
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 13th 2016

If my five-year-old self could've designed an airplane, it may have looked a lot like Alexander Lipp…
General Aviation
Plane of the week: McDonnell XF-85 Goblin
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 6th 2016

The XF-85 Goblin by McDonnell Aircraft is without a doubt a crazy-looking contraption. If we're bein…
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Plane of the Week: Vought V-173
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 29th 2016

The "Flying Pancake" Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but it's got noth…
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Plane of the Week: Howard Hughes' XF-11
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 22nd 2016

Let it be said: every pilot knows all too well the name of Howard Hughes. In a time when the long-…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Extra EA-300
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 15th 2016

Top speed: 213 mph  Length: 22'9 1/2" Wingspan: 24'3" Heigh…
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Plane of the Week: Boeing B-17
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 8th 2016

Top speed: 287 mphLength: 74'Wingspan: 104'0'First flight: 28 July 1935Introduction: April 1938Produ…
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