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Fans Flock to Zero Dismantle

Fans Flock to Zero Dismantle

Japan’s Tokorozawa Aviation Museum held a viewing Sept. 1 of the dismantling work on what is believed to be the world’s only airworthy Mitsubishi Zero fighter still with its original engine in preparation for its return to California. In December, the museum borrowed the World War II-era Zero, bearing the identification numbers 61-120, from the […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1913 – Birth of Bruno Dilley, German World War II dive bomber pilot and decorated Luftwaffe officer; a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Dilley later performs the first bombing raid of the war. 1929 – First flight of the Travel Air Type R “Mystery Ship,” an American wire-braced, low-wing racing […]

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RAF Sends Typhoons to Med Bases

RAF Sends Typhoons to Med Bases

The UK is sending six Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon jets to Cyprus to defend the strategically important bases on the island against potential retaliatory attacks from the regime of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. The Ministry of Defence confirmed that the fighters were flying to the Mediterranean on Thursday morning, ahead of any possible military action against Syria in the coming days. The […]
Predator Drone Helps Fight Rim Fire

Predator Drone Helps Fight Rim Fire

As crews advanced against a giant wildfire around Yosemite National Park, fire commanders said they would maintain use of a General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone to give them early views of any new flare-ups across in the remote and rugged landscape. The Rim Fire expanded to 301 square miles, but crews had a productive day […]

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Louisiana B-52s Head to Guam

Louisiana B-52s Head to Guam

By U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Katherine Holt, 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs Aviators, maintainers and Boeing B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from Louisiana’s Barksdale Air Force Base went to Andersen AFB, Guam, this week to demonstrate the United States’ continued commitment to stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region. Global Strike Command’s deployment of bombers to Andersen not only […]
Helicopter Recovers Cessna from Lake

Helicopter Recovers Cessna from Lake

A plane that made an emergency landing in a Linn County lake south of Portland, Ore., was pulled out of the water Wednesday. A helicopter lifted the single-engine Cessna plane that went down Aug. 18 at Marion Lake in the Willamette National Forest. KPTV-TV’s Air 12 was there as the plane was towed in the air […]

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Luscombes to Star at Antique Airfield

Luscombes to Star at Antique Airfield

This weekend, Antique Airfield will be the busiest airport in Iowa as antique airplane enthusiasts gather for the annual Antique Airplane Association/Airpower Museum (AAA/APM) fly-in and to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee. The fly-in, located at a private airfield near Ottumwa, Iowa, annually attracts antique, classic and home-built aircraft and their owners from across the nation and […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1894 – Birth of Bernard Artigau, French World War I flying ace; he also was a pioneering commercial pilot who served in World War II. 1914 – South Africa’s Norman Spratt conducts the first dogfight in history; flying a Sopwith Tabloid, he forces down a German Albatros C.I two-seater, an amazing achievement as his Sopwith […]

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Air Force Museum Gets C-21A

Air Force Museum Gets C-21A

By Sarah Swan, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force One of the U.S. Air Force’s first C-21A landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force today at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The Learjet C-21A, a twin-engine jet, was the military version of the Learjet 35A business aircraft. It provided airlift […]
First Chinese-Built Legacy 650 Flies

First Chinese-Built Legacy 650 Flies

The first Embraer Legacy 650 super-midsize jet built in China completed its maiden flight Tuesday. It was assembled by Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry (HEAI), the joint venture between Embraer and Aviation Industry Corp. of China (Avic) that previously manufactured EMB-145 regional jets upon which the Legacy is based. Delivery of the first Harbin-built Legacy 650 to […]
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