Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bonneville Speed Week 2016

2016 Hot Rod Trophy to George Poteet and our friends on the Speed Demon II Team. Congratulations and well done! New B/BFS record and Fastest Speed of Bonneville Speed Week at 442 MPH.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wright R-3350 Radial Engine

Two-stage supercharger...fuel injected...turbocharged. No doubt one of the most powerful radial engines ever produced, the Turbo-Compound R-3350-93 built by the Wright Aeronautical Division produces over 3500 HP.  This particular engine came from a Lockheed L-1649 Super Constellation owned by Howard Hughes and TWA.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

San Diego Air and Space Museum Visit

A great visit with the staff and volunteers of the San Diego Air & Space Museum Restoration Shop! What an amazing group of individuals. They really take pride in their work!
Thank you for taking the time to share your stories. ‪#‎aviation‬ ‪#‎history‬ ‪#‎veterans‬ ‪#‎avgeeks‬ ‪#‎SDASM‬

Monday, June 20, 2016

Rumored purchase of WWII plane for Christopher Nolan to crash for movie

Hopefully this is NOT true. With excellent VFX houses in the UK and even better practical effects companies worldwide, this would be an outrageous, excessive waste of a rare historic artifact! Large scale unmanned airplanes would be 1/10th the cost and provide better and more reliable footage....11 Academy Awards.... Airplanes of The Aviator...some of the best flying sequences ever put on film. Do not plunder history for movie drivel. ‪#‎SaveHistory‬ ‪#‎RareAirplane‬ ‪#‎NoWarbirdsKilledDuringFilming‬

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

USC Engineering School Alumni Profile

“My real-world experiences as a pilot and aerospace engineer give me a specifically unique perspective when designing unmanned air vehicles and systems for airplanes. The really great part is being able to truly appreciate airplanes and aircraft engine designs not only for their historic and aesthetic value, but also as a clear manifestation of functional art.”

— Joseph Bok, B.S. AE ’85, M.S. '99; CEO, Aero Telemetry, Inc.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Aero Telemetry's WWI Kettering Bug full size replica

Initially commissioned for a History Channel Television Show commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I, the full-size replica of the Kettering Bug will now be the subject of an intense one-hour TV documentary that will feature the various aspects of the airplanes design, it’s secretive military history, the famous people behind the development, and the airplane’s contribution to the advancement of early aviation technology.

The background and technical details of the Kettering Bug have been meticulously researched for historical accuracy and re-designed with many of the same materials and techniques that were used to build the original. In commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of WWI, this amazing full-size replica is being prepared for its first flight by Joe Bok and his Aero Telemetry Team.