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Time Running Out for Tokyo Raiders Medals

Aug 19, 2013 No Comments

Here is an Generic Petition for the CGM. You all know that we are trying to get the Congressional Gold Medal for the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders before we lose any more of them as we are down to the last 4 out of the 80 brave airmen who took off so long ago from the [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 19, 2013 No Comments

1871 – Birth of Orville Wright, co-inventor, with his brother Wilbur, of the first airplane to achieve powered, sustained, and controlled flight and the first fully practical powered airplane. 1917 – Heinrich Gontermann, a German World War I fighter ace, shoots down a SPAD fighter and later, on a single mission, downs four balloons in [...]

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ROK to Get First South Korean Fighter

Aug 18, 2013 No Comments

South Korea’s first home-grown light combat fighter, built by Korean Aerospace Industries and named the FA-50, will be delivered to the Air Force this week, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration said Sunday. The FA-50 is a light combat aircraft that was developed based on KAI’s T-50 Golden Eagle, a supersonic advanced trainer, to replace the [...]

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Group Rallies Around Endangered Sabrejet

Aug 18, 2013 No Comments

Organizers of the “Save the Airplane” grass roots group continue to be on a mission to save the Korean War-era North American F-86L Sabre jet from leaving Monroe, N.Y. Like a pilot filing a flight plan for approval from its control tower, the group is developing plans it hopes will get approval from the Village of [...]

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Osprey Star of Free Open House

Aug 18, 2013 No Comments

One of the world’s more remarkable aircraft is coming to Yakima, Wash., for a two-hour visit Tuesday. And don’t miss the back story. The aircraft is a Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey, a military transport that flies like a plane but lands like a helicopter. This particular one is part of U.S. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron [...]

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Alberta Museum Debuts Starfighter

Aug 18, 2013 No Comments

Canada’s Alberta Aviation Museum Edmonton unveiled its latest attraction, a Canadair CF-104 Starfighter, during a ceremony Saturday morning. The plane was one of the few surviving aircrafts involved in the Canadian program from 1961 to 1984. Member of Parliament Laurie Hawn said he had flown better planes but had a soft spot for the Starfighter, a [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 16, 2013 No Comments

1904 – Birth of Minoru Genda, well-known Japanese military aviator and politician; he later plans the Pearl Harbor attack that led to U.S. military involvement in the Pacific Ocean. 1929 – German Fritz Morzik, flying a BFW M.23B low-winged monoplane, wins the first FAI International Tourist Plane Contest (Challenge 1929) conceived by the Aéro-Club de [...]

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Chicago Air Show Fills Military Void

Aug 16, 2013 No Comments

Government budget cuts mean there are no Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, or Golden Knights at this year’s Chicago Air & Water Show, but there will be plenty to see. The All-Veteran Parachute Team, which is made up of 10 active or retired military parchutists, will make its debut; as will the British Aerospace Sea Harrier jet; [...]

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