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May 03, 2016 No Comments by

1891 – Birth of William Graham Westwood, South African World War I flying ace. 1923 – The Sikorsky Aero Engineering Corp. is formed by Igor Sikorsky at a Long Island, N.Y., chicken farm. 1937 – Death of Cosimo Rennella, an Italian-born Ecuadorian World War I flying ace and pioneering aviator in South America. 1945 – German prison [...]

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Chinook Replacement May Have Tiltrotors

May 03, 2016 No Comments by

The U.S. Army is in no hurry to replace the venerable Boeing CH-47 Chinook that has carried its soldiers into battle since the Vietnam War, but when it does finally decide to move on, AVX Aircraft would offer up a 60,000-pound tiltrotor replacement with 44-foot-long propellers. The Benbrook, Texas-based advanced rotorcraft design shop counts several [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Apr 28, 2016 No Comments by

1895 – Birth of William Tinsley, British World War I flying ace. 1919 – Leslie Leroy Irvin makes the first free-fall parachute jump in the U.S. at McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio, from an Air Service DH-9. The parachute was designed by pilot James Floyd Smith. 1947 – A Trans-Canada Air Lines Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar [...]

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Historic Boeing Airliner Makes Final Flight

Apr 27, 2016 No Comments by

With the final flight of the oldest flyable twin-engine Boeing airliner, the world has witnessed a little bit of aviation history. Pilots Mike Carriker and Chad Lundy wrote the final chapter Tuesday in the story of Boeing’s 247D.  They touched down for a smooth landing at Boeing Field outside Seattle’s Museum of Flight in Washington. [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Apr 26, 2016 No Comments by

1899 – Birth of George Edgar Bruce Lawson, South African World War I flying ace. 1942 – First flight of the North American XB-28 (shown), an American medium bomber prototype. 1971 – Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird 61-7968, crewed by U.S. Air Force Majors Thomas B. Estes and Dewain C. Vick, flies over 15,000 miles in just [...]

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Airbus Delivers First US-Built A321

Apr 25, 2016 No Comments by

Airbus has delivered the first US-assembled Airbus A320 family aircraft to JetBlue Airways. The A321, named “BluesMobile,” was handed over today to the New York-based carrier in a ceremony at Airbus’ A320 family manufacturing facility in Mobile, Ala. Airbus chief operating officer customers John Leahy says the milestone fulfills an important ambition of the airframer, [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Apr 25, 2016 No Comments

1917 – Death of Sebastian Festner, German World War I flying ace, killed in action in his Albatros D.III. 1955 – First flight of the FFA P-16 (shown), a Swiss ground attack jet fighter. 1961 – Birth of Frank, Viscount De Winne, Belgian Air Component officer and European Space Agency astronaut. 1978 – The Aerospatiale [...]

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After Delay, Solar Impulse 2 Crosses Pacific

Apr 24, 2016 No Comments

An experimental plane flying around the world without a single drop of fuel landed in California after a two-and-a-half day flight across the Pacific. Piloted by Swiss explorer and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Mountain View just before midnight on Sunday. “It’s a new era. It’s not science fiction. It’s today,” [...]

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