September 6, 2013
Question: When was the first all-metal airplane built?
Answer: According to Famous First Facts International Edition, the first practical all-metal airplane was completed on Dec. 12, 1915. It was the Junkers J-1 Blechesel, which was a monoplane built in the Junkers factory in Dessau, Germany.
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Beringer Wheels and Brakes announced the availability of several types of aircraft wheels on July 29 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and said a new anti-groundloop tailwheel design is forthcoming.
The widespread presence of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft could reduce fatal loss-of-control accidents caused by inadvertent stalls, said the FAA.
Flight Design says production and testing of its four-seat C4 is on target despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
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