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How Many Flight Hours has the Huey Helicopter Flown? Take a ride in a Huey!

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Do you know how many hours the famous Huey has flown? That may be a question that no one really knows the true answer but there are some good calculated guess! Hopefully, these estimates are based on some type of calculation from flight logs and number of aircraft that actually were in service. From www.helis.com: The Bell Huey was the first mass-produced helicopter powered by a jet turbine. With its distinctive "whomp-whomp" sound that could be heard miles away, the UH/AH-1 aircraft have totaled more than 27 million flight hours since Oct. 20, 1956 when the "granddaddy" of all H-1's, the...

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Huey Helicopter Contract for Minuteman Security USAF (video)

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Yes, the Huey is alive and well with the USAF guarding our nuclear Minutemen missiles. Several companies are in a bidding battle to replace the 45 year old UH-1N fleet. Bell Helicopter states the 'new' Huey will have twice the range and three times the load carrying capability as the old Huey. For those of you who love the UH-1N Huey Helicopter this is worth reading about. Bell Helicopter wants USAF to trade Huey for Huey As the US Air Force pumps more money into its nuclear mission, Bell Helicopter and several other rotorcraft manufacturers are eyeing a lucrative opportunity...

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Is there a new Pluto?

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Astronomers has discovered what may be the most distant object in our solar system. Is it another planet? The latest object found is called V774104. Who knows how they name these objects? As our ability to detect object in the outer reaches of the solar system has expanded it has brought forth a new discussion...is Pluto a planet? And if not, what about some of these other 'objects' we are now able to 'see'? This new object is said to be three times further out than Pluto! Wow! So what is your opinion? Is Pluto a planet or not? Comment...

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Space - Hubble Telescope finds clues how the Milky Way was formed! (video)

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NASA's famous Hubble Telescope was doing some heavy duty looking into our our Milky Way galaxy lately and discovered some very interesting things! Hubble discovered many white dwarfs in the middle of the Milky Way. White dwarfs are basically the ancient remnants of stars that have pretty much burned out. Could Hubble be looking at the very origins of our galaxy?  Annalisa Calamida of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) said, “It is important to observe the Milky Way’s bulge because it is the only bulge we can study in detail. You can see bulges in distant galaxies, but you...

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