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Guy Norris

Senior Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Guy Norris

in From The Archives Sep 16, 2019

XS-1 Supersonic Scoop (1947)

Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had....More
in From The Archives Jul 05, 2019

Boeing 707 Flight Testing – And Not Talking About Rolls

Our 1956 test pilot story goes into great detail about the overall impressive handling capabilities of the Boeing 707....More
in Ares Nov 06, 2017

Living Sound Barrier Legends

A remarkable reunion occurred recently at Edwards AFB, California when the two key veterans involved in the breaking of the sound barrier in 1947....More
in Things With Wings Apr 19, 2016

Time Machines and Airships: Flying On Ed Force One With Iron Maiden

Aviation Week's Guy Norris recently had the rare opportunity to fly in ‘Ed Force One’, Iron Maiden’s chartered Boeing 747-400 with lead pilot and....More
in Things With Wings Dec 22, 2015

Festive Bookshelf: Last Minute Stocking Filler Idea

Though the title may cause your fellow air travelers some concern when you get this book out to read on your next flight, Steve Ruffin's Flights of....More
in Ares Aug 21, 2015

What Do Spy Plane Pilots Eat?

As flight durations can be lengthy U-2 pilots eat a form of liquidized food through a tube which is inserted into the helmet through a special port....More
in From The Archives Aug 14, 2015

Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as....More
in From The Archives Aug 11, 2015

MD-80: You'll Love What It Does For Your Figures

This 1984 advertisement placed in Aviation Week....More
in From The Archives Jul 20, 2015

Higher: 100 Years of Boeing - Book Review

To mark the milestone of Boeing's centenary in 2016, Russ Banham has written ‘Higher: 100 Years of Boeing’ – a lavishly illustrated and meticulously....More
in Ares Jun 03, 2015

Boom Time For Boeing Tanker

EMD1, the first test aircraft in Boeing’s KC-46A engineering and manufacturing design program, is beginning fuel system ground tests at Paine Field,....More
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