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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Pipistrel, the Slovenian manufacturer of several eco-friendly, electrically powered airplanes, has announced its new two-seat trainer, the WATTsUP.
A proposal to build hundreds of homes next to Stafford Regional Airport in Virginia is ill-advised, AOPA has told local officials.
Nevada’s governor is being asked to add funding to the budget for the state aviation trust fund.
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