Aviation Employees, We Have The Website For You!

Nov 20, 2014 No Comments by

If you work within the aviation industry, you should get yourself familiar with Aviation Jobsearch. They are a fast growing aviation only job board, who launched in the USA earlier this year. They’ve been connecting aviation companies and jobseekers across Europe for over 15 years now and have successfully established themselves as the market leading job [...]

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Despite Filing, Oregon Museum Keeps Going

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments by

Directors of McMinnville’s Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum were surprised by the timing of last week’s bankruptcy filing by Evergreen Vintage Aircraft, a for-profit entity that owns about 25 of the aircraft on display at the museum. Even so, the museum is operating on a “sustainable” basis and expects to continue to do so, its attorney said Tuesday. “We’re [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Dec 12, 2014 No Comments by

1896 – Birth of Grigory Eduardovich Suk, Russian World War I flying ace. 1941 – More than 50 Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field, Philippines; Jesús Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off. Pilot César Basa is killed. 1945 – Death of William Dolley Tipton, American World War I flying ace [...]

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Thunderbirds, Blues Post ’15 Schedules

Dec 12, 2014 No Comments by

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels have finalized their 2015 show schedules as the International Council of Air Shows met this week in Las Vegas. The Thunderbirds will open their 62nd season Feb. 22 at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The team will perform at 39 locations and end the season Nov. [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Dec 11, 2014 No Comments by

1915 – Death of Gaston Caudron, French aviation pioneer and aircraft designer along with his brother René; he is killed in the crash of the Caudron R-4 he was testing at Lyon-Bron. 1941 – Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the U.S. Army Air Forces, operating from the Philippines, attack Japanese shipping; this is the first [...]

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Honoring the ‘Flying Minute Men’

Dec 11, 2014 No Comments by

Flying Piper Cubs and Stinson biplanes, aircraft sometimes borrowed for the mission, the Civil Air Patrol guarded the American coast and helped turn back the U-boat onslaught that might otherwise have turned the tide of World War II. Men and women answered the call to serve as the nation went to war, joining the volunteer [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Dec 09, 2014 No Comments

1894 – Birth of Karl Pech, German World War I flying ace. 1951 – First flight of the Fiat G.80 (-3 variant shown), Italian military trainer and that country’s first true jet-powered aircraft. 1961 – U.S. Air Force Major Robert M. White takes the Bell X-15 to a height of 101,610 feet. 1970 – Death of Artem [...]

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USAF: F-35 CAS Tactics in the Works

Dec 09, 2014 No Comments

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter — a stealthy, high-tech, fifth-generation strike fighter — may also become a major player in close-air support (CAS) missions. Last week, Defense News-Intercepts talked with the U.S. Air Force general who is leading the testing and preparation for the CAS mission. Let’s get the disclaimer out of the way: the military aviation community [...]

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