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On This Day in Aviation History

Feb 12, 2013 No Comments

1898 – Birth of Eberhard Mohnicke, German World War I flying ace. 1903 – The world’s first successful heavier-than-air aircraft engine, which will power the Wright brothers‘ first airplane in December 1903, runs for the first time in Dayton, Ohio. 1935 – The U.S. Navy’s last rigid airship, the USS Macon, loses its upper fin off Point Sur, Calif., sinks to the surface [...]

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New Hawaiian Shuttle Airline Gets Artistic Look

Feb 12, 2013 No Comments

Hawaiian Airlines’ parent said Monday that it has named its turboprop interisland subsidiary Ohana by Hawaiian, and said the service operated by contractor Empire Airlines will launch this summer with flights to Molokai and Lanai. Honolulu-based Hawaiian Holdings Inc. is launching the new carrier with two 48-seat ATR42 turboprop aircraft, which will be covered in designs by Hilo [...]

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Historic Travel Air May Return to Fort Worth

Feb 11, 2013 No Comments

Harry Hansen was a Continental Airlines co-pilot in 1961 flying from Dallas to Abilene when his captain pointed down to a decrepit airplane parked next to a farmhouse near Lake Worth. An aficionado of old aircraft, Hansen was intrigued. After the flight, he learned that the farmhouse was on Amon G. Carter Sr.’s Shady Oak [...]

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Feb 11, 2013 2 Comments

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Boeing Completes ‘Uneventful’ 787 Test Flight

Feb 10, 2013 No Comments

Boeing completed what it called an uneventful flight on Saturday of a test 787 Dreamliner, its first since the airplanes were grounded more than three weeks ago after a series of battery-related problems. The test flight to gather detailed information on the airplane’s lithium-ion batteries lasted two hours and 19 minutes, taking off from and returning [...]

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8,000th Van’s RV Takes Wing

Feb 08, 2013 No Comments

Van’s Aircraft celebrated a milestone this week as the 8,000th confirmed RV kit airplane made its first flight. The airplane, an RV-7A built by Stephen Watson from Santa Clarita, Calif., took flight on Monday. At the completion of the flight, the builder proclaimed: “She flew like an RV.” Watson, who works at the Jet Propulsion [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Feb 07, 2013 No Comments

1918 – During U.S. Navy tests of a converted Curtiss N-9 biplane as an unpiloted flying bomb equipped with a Sperry automatic control, Lawrence Sperry takes it up to prove airworthiness of the design. It crashes, but the pilot is unhurt. 1932 – Birth of Alfred Worden, American test pilot and astronaut who was the command module pilot for the Apollo 15 Moon mission, one of [...]

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Donation Moves Trident Passenger Jet Resto Along

Feb 07, 2013 No Comments

A North East England flooring franchise has stepped in to help the restoration project of the last 1960s Trident 1C passenger airplane in the world. Franks the Flooring Store has donated a carpet to fit-out the whole interior of the Hawker Siddeley HS 121 Trident, which is being worked on at the North East Aircraft Museum [...]

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