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AirFiesta 2013 Celebrates 50 Years of South Texas Air Shows

AirFiesta 2013 Celebrates 50 Years of South Texas Air Shows

Air Fiesta 2013, scheduled for the weekend of March 9-10 at the Brownsville (Texas) South Padre Island International Airport, falls on an important milestone in the history of air shows in the Rio Grande Valley. March 10 will mark 50 years to the day that the Confederate Air Force, in those days a rag-tag band of […]
Special Package Available for TiCo Warbird AirShow

Special Package Available for TiCo Warbird AirShow

Valiant Air Command and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex have partnered to offer a special ticket package in celebration of the 36th Annual TiCo Warbird AirShow March 22-24 at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Fla. The Ultimate Aviation Combo package includes a one-day admission to the TiCo Warbird AirShow and the Kennedy Space […]

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ITA 1/72 Shawnee "Flying Banana" - 600x120

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Medals of British WWII Ace to be Sold

Medals of British WWII Ace to be Sold

The family of a legendary World War II pilot is having to sell his treasured medal collection for £120,000 ($181,944) to pay for the hero’s care home fees. Wing Commander Bransome “Branse” Burbridge was the Royal Air Force’s most prolific night-fighter pilot of the war, claiming 21 enemy kills. He downed four German planes in a […]
New American Eagle Livery Surprises Few

New American Eagle Livery Surprises Few

American Eagle had an event for employees Monday to show off the new American Eagle livery at DFW International Airport. Astute readers will probably note that the American Eagle livery looks an awful lot like the new American livery. The main difference that I can find is that American Eagle’s livery has the word “Eagle” […]

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WW II First Dogfights

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1784 – The first balloon flight made in Italy takes place from the grounds of a villa owned by Chevalier Paul Andreani near Milanand uses a modified hot air design built by the brothers Charles and Augustin Gerli. 1930 – Ralph O’Neil lands in Miami on the first mail service of America airline New York, Rio […]
Helicopter Museum to Help Produce Tom Cruise Film

Helicopter Museum to Help Produce Tom Cruise Film

Film star Tom Cruise will have a Weston, England, tourist attraction to thank the next time he saves the world. A diverse range of helicopter parts have been assembled from The Helicopter Museum on Locking Moor Road to help build an Augusta Westland Lynx helicopter that will feature in Cruise’s latest sci-fi flick “All You […]

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Collings Foundation Sets Date for Bomber Camp 2013

Collings Foundation Sets Date for Bomber Camp 2013

Do you remember watching Twelve O’Clock High or Memphis Belle? Have your ever imagined what it would be like to train for – and fly – your own mission in the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine 0 Nine?” The Collings Foundation will be offering a very unique two-day program, set for May 29-30 in Stockton, Calif., […]
Military Pulls the Plug on Airshows

Military Pulls the Plug on Airshows

Facing looming sequestration budget cuts that are due to take effect on March 1, the U.S. Air Force has decided to cancel a number of popular upcoming airshows. At the same time, the Defense Department says it is prepared to put a halt to all “non-essential” military flying on April 1, including performances this year […]

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California Museum Adds Rare Trainer to Collection

California Museum Adds Rare Trainer to Collection

The newest plane at the Chico (Calif.) Air Museum is very different than the others. This new plane makes museum members wildly excited because of its firsts. It is the first operational plane acquired by the museum, which had it flown from New Mexico to Chico. Because it can fly, it will enable museum members to […]
Fledgling F-35 Fleet Grounded After Crack Found

Fledgling F-35 Fleet Grounded After Crack Found

The Pentagon on Friday grounded its fleet of F-35 fighter jets after discovering a cracked engine blade in one plane. The problem was discovered during what the Pentagon called a routine inspection at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., of an F-35A, the Air Force version of the sleek new plane. The Navy and the Marine […]
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