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On This Day in Aviation History

Feb 06, 2013 No Comments

1890 – Birth of Gottfried von Banfield, most successful Austro-Hungarian WWI naval aeroplane pilot, known as the ‘Eagle of Trieste.’ He may have been the only flying ace who flew a flying boat to five or more victories. 1933 – Jim Mollison flies a de Havilland Puss Moth from the United Kingdom to Brazil, via Senegal, across the South Atlantic. He becomes the [...]

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F-22 Pilot Physician Takes Safety to New Heights

Feb 06, 2013 No Comments

Powerful thrust paired with unparalleled agility propels the grey fighter jet through the sky, in ways unfathomable to earlier generations of pilots. The complex system of technology that makes up the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor exposes the human body to altitudes and G-forces rarely experienced by other fighter pilots. The medical community’s first-hand knowledge of these [...]

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Washington State Aviation Museum Packs Up Exhibits

Feb 06, 2013 No Comments

The sound of packing tape stripped over boxes, the whirring of machines and the beeping of heavy trucks made a cacophonous symphony Tuesday at Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver, Wash., as volunteers and employees worked feverishly to turn the facility over to the National Park Service on what they said was very short notice. NPS [...]

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Photo of the Day: NASA’s B-52, X-24A

Feb 06, 2013 No Comments

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the X-24A lifting-body research aircraft begins its rocket-powered flight after being launched from the wing of NASA’s B-52 mothership during a 1970 research flight. NASA B-52, Tail Number 008, is an air launch carrier aircraft, “mothership,” as well as a research aircraft platform that has been [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Feb 05, 2013 No Comments

1925 – Clyde V. Cessna, Walter Beech and Lloyd Stearman founded Travel Air Manufacturing Co. 1919 – Birth of George Preddy, U.S. World War II fighter ace, top P-51 Mustang ace of WWII and sixth on the list of all-time highest scoring American aces. 1932 – The first air-to-air clash of the Shanghai Incident takes place between five [...]

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‘Pieces of History’ Still Soar at Opa-Locka Airport

Feb 05, 2013 No Comments

It’s where old planes come to roost. Florida’s Opa-Locka Executive Airport is home to about a dozen large propeller planes, such as Douglas DC-3s and Convair 340s — planes that originally flew for the airlines or the military in the 1940s and 1950s. Although aviation enthusiasts consider them classics, suitable for museums, these “freight dogs” and “skytrucks” still [...]

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U.S. to Dominate India’s Defense, Civil Aviation Show

Feb 05, 2013 No Comments

The U.S. will be the largest participant at India’s main defense and civil aviation event which kicks off Wednesday in Bangalore. Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Bell Helicopter and Rockwell Collins are part of the contingent from the U.S., as it aggressively pitches for billions of dollars in defense contracts from India. More than 700 companies will participate at the ninth [...]

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Lancaster Repair Costs Soar, Canadian Warplane Museum Appeals for Help

Feb 05, 2013 No Comments

The warplane museum in Hamilton, Ont., Canada, is making a public plea for donations to help keep its famous World War II Lancaster bomber flying. “We expect the Lancaster to be flying at the June airshow,” says Al Mickeloff, spokesman for the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. “But there is a bit of urgency — we [...]

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