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Southern California Air Show Canceled

Southern California Air Show Canceled

The 2013 Thunder Over the Valley air show in Santa Maria, Calif., has been canceled, a victim of federal budget cuts and, to an extent, its own success, its organizer said Monday. Mike Geddry Sr., chief executive officer for the Santa Maria Museum of Flight, said he was “devastated” by the decision but that not […]
‘Maid in the Shade’ Hosts Indiana Vets, Fans

‘Maid in the Shade’ Hosts Indiana Vets, Fans

If pilot Russ Gilmore hadn’t pointed it out you probably wouldn’t have seen it, and even if you had, you surely wouldn’t have known its significance. Scrawled in indelible marker on the olive drab interior of a bomb-bay door on the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber named “Maid In the Shade,” was the signature of David […]

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American Receives First of 260 Airbus Jets

American Receives First of 260 Airbus Jets

Two years and three days after American Airlines placed a monumental order for new airplanes, the carrier on Tuesday picked up the first of the 260 Airbus aircraft from that order American chairman and chief executive officer Tom Horton led a delegation of airline people to Hamburg, Germany, to pick up an A319, the smallest […]
Electric EZ Set to Break Records Again

Electric EZ Set to Break Records Again

Electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates is back in the air with his record-setting airplane. He spent much of the past year refining and working on his electric Rutan Long-EZ for a series of flights planned for next month, with the hopes of breaking his own speed records. And at the same time Yates is testing […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1905 – First flight of the Wright Flyer III, the first fully controllable and practical version of the original Flyer. 1921 – Birth of Lionel Peter Twiss, a British pilot who held the world air speed record as the first man to fly faster than 1,000 mph. 1954 – A Cathay Pacific Douglas DC-4, enroute from Bangkok to Hong Kong, is […]
‘Sally B’ to Star in English Air Show

‘Sally B’ to Star in English Air Show

Northern England’s Humberside Airport is providing valuable support for this weekend’s Cleethorpes air show by welcoming a historic war-time visitor to the airport. The “Sally B,” a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, will overnight at the airport in between her air displays on July 27. As part of its support for the air show, Humberside Airport […]

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No Military Planes at Marine Corps Air Show

No Military Planes at Marine Corps Air Show

The air show at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif., is still set for Oct. 4-5, even without military planes overhead, the U.S. Marines Corps announced Monday. The show will continue with civilian planes and pilots and with “static displays” on the ground of Marine aircraft, Col. John Farnam, commander of the Miramar base, announced. […]
LaGuardia Closed After Southwest Landing

LaGuardia Closed After Southwest Landing

Air traffic was shut down at LaGuardia Airport early Monday evening, after a plane landed without its nose gear. Emergency crews surrounded Southwest Airlines Flight 345, from Nashville to LaGuardia, after the landing Monday afternoon. The Federal Aviation Administration said a ground stop program was in effect, and no flights were arriving or departing at the […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1895 – Birth of Pavel Osipovich Sukhoi, Belarusian Soviet aircraft constructor and designer. 1918 – Indra Lal “Laddie” Roy, the first World War I Indian flying ace, dies in a dogfight with Fokker D.VIIs of Jasta 29 over France. 1933 – Wiley Post lands back at New York City’s Floyd Bennett Field in his Lockheed Vega “Winnie Mae,” completing the first […]
Sukhoi Unfazed by Latest Superjet Crash

Sukhoi Unfazed by Latest Superjet Crash

The crash of a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 during a test flight in Iceland has no bearing on the jet’s commercial use because the type of landing involved is not currently performed by airlines operating the plane, the aircraft’s manufacturer said Monday. The plane made a belly-landing at Rekjavik’s Keflavik International Airport early Sunday morning […]
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