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Washington State C-124 Crash Remembered

Washington State C-124 Crash Remembered

It was a few days before Christmas in 1952, and dozens of servicemen at the former Larson Air Force Base were eagerly preparing for a long-awaited trip home for the holidays. Many had won a lottery to be part of “Operation Sleigh Ride,” a U.S. Air Force program designed to bring servicemen home for the […]
Winter Storm Affects 6,400 Flights

Winter Storm Affects 6,400 Flights

While not as severe as the two previous days, air travel delays caused by a wintry mix of snow, high winds and heavy rain continued across the country Saturday, while some areas were expecting up to a foot of snow by day’s end. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings Saturday for parts of Pennsylvania, West […]

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Naples Connection Not Connecting in Florida

Naples Connection Not Connecting in Florida

Naples Connection hasn’t connected. The company that planned to launch air service between the Naples Municipal Airport and four Florida cities this year lost its operating certificate, putting it out of business. But the company, Twin Air Calypso Limited Inc., is fighting to get its certificate back. “We are working on it,” said Joel Johnson, who was overseeing […]
Storm Cancels 1,400 Flights Thursday

Storm Cancels 1,400 Flights Thursday

More than 1,400 flights were canceled Thursday as a major winter storm took aim at the Midwest. Today, it’s the Northeast’s turn to get in on the act while a new storm creates havoc in San Francisco. For passengers, Friday’s problems are combining with residual problems in the Midwest to create a major travel headache — just […]

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India Receives Boeing P-8I Maritime Jet

India Receives Boeing P-8I Maritime Jet

The Indian Navy took delivery of its first Boeing P-8I maritime patrol aircraft in Seattle on Wednesday. The 737-based twin jet is designed for long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare, according to Boeing’s defense unit. It’s the first of eight planes ordered by India and will carry anti-ship missiles, depth bombs and torpedoes. The I model […]
New Book Details Unusual WWII Encounter

New Book Details Unusual WWII Encounter

On Dec. 20, 1943, in the skies above war-torn Europe, two men – American B-17 bomber pilot Charlie Brown and veteran German fighter ace Franz Stigler – met in what became one of World War II’s most unusual encounters. The American’s bomber was severely damaged and his crewmen were wounded. The German’s fighter was poised […]

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Flying Tigers Memorial Opens Thursday in China

Flying Tigers Memorial Opens Thursday in China

Beginning tomorrow, a semi-permanent memorial to the First American Volunteer Group will be on display at the Kunming Museum in China, according to the Spring City Evening News. The group of fighter pilots, better known as the Flying Tigers, have been credited with bringing down 300 Japanese aircraft, many over Yunnan, from 1941-1942. The memorial was originally slated to […]
Sudan Air Force Pilot Killed in Crash

Sudan Air Force Pilot Killed in Crash

A Sudanese air force pilot died on Wednesday when his fighter plane crashed, the army said, in the country’s latest military aviation accident. “Yes, it is a fighter plane that crashed in El Obeid and the pilot of the plane lost his life as a martyr,” the Sudanese army spokesman Sawarmi Khaled Saad told news […]

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Maryland Museum Seeking Fairchild C-123

Maryland Museum Seeking Fairchild C-123

The Hagerstown, Md., Aviation Museum is trying to bring a 55-year-old Fairchild airplane back to the western Maryland city where it was made. President John Seburn says the twin-engined C-123 Provider cargo transport was built sometime between 1954 and 1958. He says the U.S. Treasury Department has accepted the museum’s bid for the plane. Now the group needs to raise $70,000 to […]
Ohio Teen First Winner of New Flight Scholarship

Ohio Teen First Winner of New Flight Scholarship

A 16-year-old Xenia, Ohio, youth is the first winner of the National Aviation Heritage Area’s new flight scholarship. William Daniel (Will) Everett, the son of Dan and Amy Everett of Xenia, received the Mitchell Cary-Don Gum Memorial Aviation Scholarship on Monday, the 109th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first powered flight. NAHA officials presented the scholarship […]
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