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5:21 am on Friday July 19, 2013

Photos: A C-17 Globemaster work at night

Aircrew members perform pre-flight checks on a C-17 Globemaster III before takeoff to practice combat on-loading and off-loading July 17, at Joint Base Charleston.
10:18 pm on Wednesday January 16, 2013

Open cockpit at Patriot's Point this weekend

Image by Flickr user cygnus921 The first "Open Cockpit Sunday" of 2013 will be held this Sunday, January 20, at the Patriot's Point Naval and Maritime Museum. For one day, visitors can tour cockpits of several aircraft located at the museum.   Open...
8:35 am on Monday June 11, 2012

First North Charleston 787 Dreamliner takes flight (Update: New paint job)

Image by Boeing The North Charleston assembled 787 with Air India branding.Update June 11: South Carolina’s first Dreamliner returned to the Lowcountry on Sunday night from Fort Worth, Texas, looking sharper than ever with a new paint job. I'll...
5:55 am on Wednesday May 23, 2012

First #CHS 787 Dreamliner to fly today

Boeing The North Charleston assembled 787 with Air India branding. Update May 23: In a tweet, Boeing has announced that the 787 Dreamliner is expected to fly today. The company wrote on their @BoeingAirplanes account on Tuesday that, "1st flight of...
2:10 am on Saturday April 28, 2012

First Charleston 787 Dreamliner rolls out

Image by Boeing The North Charleston assembled 787 with Air India branding.Update April 28: As you'd expect, the first South Carolina assembled 787 Dreamliner was publicly unveiled to much fanfare, and even some fireworks. You can see the "action"...
9:50 am on Thursday August 11, 2011

Two die in flying boat crash near Isle of Palms (update: preliminary investigation, 'loops')

Image by Flickr user dirk huijssoon A plane/boat hybrid similar to the one involved in Wednesday's crash.Update August 11: Twenty days on from the accident that lead to the deaths of Lucas Smith and Cara Lee Donohue, the National Transportation...
2:49 am on Tuesday June 28, 2011

Boeing's 787 making first visit to Charleston (update: here)

Image by BoeingUpdate June 28: The only thing bigger than the 787 Dreamliner (and 747 cargo companion Dreamlifter) is the copious amount of coverage of yesterday's event. My preferred comes by way of NBC News 2 who has a not-too lengthy video report...
5:20 am on Tuesday October 12, 2010

Beaufort County looks to slice airplane tax (update: passes)

Flickr user Inferno.Mike Update October 12: The Island Packet reports the change has passed with a bit of debate; get the story here. First reporting: If you have an aircraft registered in Beaufort County you're presently forced to cough up a 10.5%...
6:26 am on Saturday June 5, 2010

Machinists union says Boeing's 787 move to S.C. was 'retaliation'

Image by Flickr user Drewski2112 Strikes in 2008 led to huge delays for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner program, so when the company announced a North Charleston assembly site it was proud to say that the move to less-unionized state would shield the...
4:29 am on Sunday April 18, 2010

Blue Angel Untouched

Image by Montwerx/MDG Graphix Vapor condenses around a Blue Angels F/A-18 at Saturday's air show in Charleston. That show continues today.