Ric Peterson's Articles

As God Is My Witness Turkeys Can Fly!!!!

I thought of Les Nessman right away. The therapy animals trend continues and this week it may have reached a new level as an unknown...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Airlines

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  • 2 years ago

Brilliant Simple Paper Airplane Instructions

Mid-winter and cabin fever is setting in up here in the great white north. The Ottawa Citizen, a newspaper in Canada's cold capital has...
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in Museums & Aviation History

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  • 2 years ago

Bridging The Gap Between Wind Tunnels & Crewed Flight Testing

Aerospace testing can be costly and time consuming but a new modular, smaller remotely piloted aircraft offers NASA more affordable...
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in Experimental Aircraft

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  • 2 years ago

Legends Gala Dedicated to Bob Hoover, Travolta to Toast Doolittle Raiders, Harrison Ford Presents Legacy Award

John Travolta, the "Official Ambassador of Aviation," will host the 13th Annual "Living Legends of Aviation Awards" at the Beverly...
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in General Aviation

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  • 2 years ago

"Hold On To Your Hats...The Green Boys Are Back!"

With the words, "Hold on to your hats... the green boys are back! Thank you to the thousands of people from all around the world for all...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Airlines

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  • 2 years ago

First Female Pilot To Join The Red Bull Air Race

French aerobatic champion Mélanie Astles will write history as the first female pilot to join the Red Bull Air Races cirquit this year....
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Air Racing

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  • 2 years ago

Phantom for Sale

This special F-4G.1 is for sale, XT597 was the last British operational Phantom II. Take a walk around in the video and check out the...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Military Aviation

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  • 2 years ago

Flight Of Passage Then & Now A Conversation With Rinker Buck

Film makers Henry Saine and Colin Ebeling have finished a short film based on Rinker Buck’s best-selling memoir Flight of Passage. Their...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in General Aviation

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  • 2 years ago

No Jet Engine, Shock Wave Or Smoke & Thunder

No jet engines, no shock wave or smoke and thunder? Nope this truck-plane mash-up on the airport runway is a NASA project called...
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in Experimental Aircraft

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  • 2 years ago

Chasing Hawks

Dirk Jan de Ridder is a renowned photojournalist who specializes in military aviation. He is among a select group of media...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Military Aviation

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  • 2 years ago

Managing These Magnificent Wings @ Canada's Largest Airports

The photo of the beautiful Snowy Owl that went viral this week is one of many appearing south of its Arctic tundra home this year. The...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Airlines

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  • 2 years ago

Archives: Fighter Pilot's 'Sporty" Landing @ LAX

Crap weather and lost coms made for a "sporty" night landing at LAX for these Canadian Hornet pilots. Yanick "Crank" Gregoire the lead...
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in Military Aviation

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  • 2 years ago

Spirit Over The Rose Bowl Parade (Finally)

The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber flyover of the Rose Bowl Parade New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California. Another B-2 also from the 509th...
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in Military Aviation

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  • 2 years ago

Ferarri Designer Wins Competition For New Control Tower

An innovative design by AECOM and Pininfarina was chosen as the winner for the regional Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower and technical...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Airports & Destinations

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  • 2 years ago

Flight Student Arrested For Pointing Laser @ Airliner

The Daytona Beach News Journal reports that flight student Gerardo Sanchez (photo below) was arrested for pointing a laser light at a...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in General Aviation

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  • 2 years ago

Why This 747 Has An Extra Engine

A behind the scenes look at Qantas as they transport a fifth Rolls Royce engine on a Boeing 747 from Sydney to Perth and on to...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Airlines

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  • 2 years ago

Kicking Horse Gondola Rescue "Insane Ride"

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (KHMR) is a ski resort located just outside of Golden, British Columbia, Canada. It features what is...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Helicopters

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  • 2 years ago

First Ever Drop From Paramotor Wings: Thrilling, Beautiful ...a Blast!

Wow, join world-renowned freeriders Xavier De Le Rue, Ralph Backstrom, and Sam Anthamatten as they venture to Alaska to find a new way...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Alternative Flight

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  • 2 years ago

A Trio Of Great New Airshow DVDs

Three new DVDs of some of Europe's best air displays have been released featuring The International Sanicole Airshow in Belgium, last...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Airshows

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  • 2 years ago

Safest Airlines 2016

AirlineRatings.com has just released their annual list of twenty safest airlines and ten safest low cost airlines for 2016. They monitor...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Airlines

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  • 2 years ago