Links to our favorite online content and news from the aviation industry during the past week.
This article from the Verge discusses the flight of Solar Impulse 2, a completely solar powered aircraft being sailed by two pilots around the world in 12 segments. The leg from Nanjing, China to Hawaii was set to take about 120 hours and shatter the record for duration of a solo aircraft flight.
Estimates show that approximately 200,000 people worldwide devote their spare time to flying virtual planes through flight simulation software. While you can get started with a PC and $60 software from Microsoft, people can spend up to $10,000 to build full cockpits in their homes.
NASA has developed a 10 engine electric vehicle that can take off like a helicopter, but fly like a plane. Although the GL-10 is being developed as a drone, there is a possibility that it will eventually become a manned vehicle.
Joe May, an electrical engineer and former state legislator, is working with developers to create a black box for helicopters that can measure more than 20 different flight factors.
226 aviation enthusiasts gathered to take American Airlines first Boeing 787 flight from Dallas/Fort Worth to Chicago.
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