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Air Travel Chaos Extends Into Thursday

Dec 26, 2012 No Comments

The holiday air travel nightmare will continue for at least one more day. The winter storm that has snarled flights from coast to coast this week is about to head offshore, but not before it brings wind, rain, snow and poor visibility to airports in the Northeast. More than 700 U.S. flights have been canceled. Not [...]

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Kansas Museum Offers F-4 Sim Flights

Dec 26, 2012 No Comments

The Kansas Aviation Museum is offering a rare opportunity for the public to experience a flight in a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II simulator. The experience will be available Wednesday through Sunday at the Wichita museum. Detailed flight controls simulate the real thing. A museum volunteer and F-4 simulator creator Justin Messenger will take museum goers [...]

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Washington State C-124 Crash Remembered

Dec 25, 2012 No Comments

It was a few days before Christmas in 1952, and dozens of servicemen at the former Larson Air Force Base were eagerly preparing for a long-awaited trip home for the holidays. Many had won a lottery to be part of “Operation Sleigh Ride,” a U.S. Air Force program designed to bring servicemen home for the [...]

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Winter Storm Affects 6,400 Flights

Dec 22, 2012 No Comments

While not as severe as the two previous days, air travel delays caused by a wintry mix of snow, high winds and heavy rain continued across the country Saturday, while some areas were expecting up to a foot of snow by day’s end. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings Saturday for parts of Pennsylvania, West [...]

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Naples Connection Not Connecting in Florida

Dec 22, 2012 No Comments

Naples Connection hasn’t connected. The company that planned to launch air service between the Naples Municipal Airport and four Florida cities this year lost its operating certificate, putting it out of business. But the company, Twin Air Calypso Limited Inc., is fighting to get its certificate back. “We are working on it,” said Joel Johnson, who was overseeing [...]

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Storm Cancels 1,400 Flights Thursday

Dec 20, 2012 No Comments

More than 1,400 flights were canceled Thursday as a major winter storm took aim at the Midwest. Today, it’s the Northeast’s turn to get in on the act while a new storm creates havoc in San Francisco. For passengers, Friday’s problems are combining with residual problems in the Midwest to create a major travel headache — just [...]

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India Receives Boeing P-8I Maritime Jet

Dec 20, 2012 No Comments

The Indian Navy took delivery of its first Boeing P-8I maritime patrol aircraft in Seattle on Wednesday. The 737-based twin jet is designed for long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare, according to Boeing’s defense unit. It’s the first of eight planes ordered by India and will carry anti-ship missiles, depth bombs and torpedoes. The I model [...]

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New Book Details Unusual WWII Encounter

Dec 20, 2012 No Comments

On Dec. 20, 1943, in the skies above war-torn Europe, two men – American B-17 bomber pilot Charlie Brown and veteran German fighter ace Franz Stigler – met in what became one of World War II’s most unusual encounters. The American’s bomber was severely damaged and his crewmen were wounded. The German’s fighter was poised [...]

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