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On the Last Flight of the RAAF C-130H Hercules

On the Last Flight of the RAAF C-130H Hercules

I’m sweaty, shaking and being sick for the third time and I’ve been looking forward to this day all week. The man next to me is also being persistently ill into his vomit bag and I have no idea where the ground is outside the gyrating tin can I’m stuck in. I’m honoured and excited to be […]
California Police Helicopter Crashes, Injuring Five

California Police Helicopter Crashes, Injuring Five

A Pasadena, Calif., police helicopter crashed Saturday afternoon after hitting another helicopter on the ground, injuring six people, authorities said. The incident at the police heliport occurred when the rotor blades of two aircraft touched, according to the department. Five police officers and one civilian suffered minor injuries. All six were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, according to […]

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Cleveland Aviation Museum Steering Back Into View

Cleveland Aviation Museum Steering Back Into View

The Crawford Auto Aviation Collection is coming out of hibernation in the depths of winter. The transportation arm of the Western Reserve Historical Society will reopen to the public Feb. 2, after a undergoing a year’s worth of renovation. Walls have been knocked down to create better sight lines, allowing a better presentation of the society’s collections. Most of […]
First F-35 Lightning Lands at MCAS Yuma

First F-35 Lightning Lands at MCAS Yuma

In what was history in the making, the first F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, landed at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma (Ariz.) on Friday. U.S. Marine Corps pilot Maj. Aric Liberman arrived at the air station about 1 p.m., having flown in from Lockheed Martin’s production plant in Fort Worth, […]

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Maine Airplane Crash Claims 3

Maine Airplane Crash Claims 3

Three people died in a plane crash Friday evening in the woods near the Knox County Regional Airport in Owl’s Head, Maine. Airport manager Jeffrey Northgraves confirmed that the accident happened Friday around 5 p.m. when the plane was taking off and it struck a pickup truck driving across the runway. The plane crashed on the […]
Virginia Museum Opens New Aviation Gallery

Virginia Museum Opens New Aviation Gallery

The grand opening of the Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, an exhibit that traces the history and future of aviation in the commonwealth, will be held tomorrow in Roanoke. Visitors will be able to explore hands-on exhibits and videos to understand the science of flight and aviation technology; listen to […]

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F-22 Crashes Near Florida Air Force Base

F-22 Crashes Near Florida Air Force Base

An Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jet crashed near a Florida Panhandle highway Thursday, but the pilot was able to eject safely and there were no injuries on the ground, the military said. The single-seat stealth fighter, built by Lockheed Martin and part of a program that has been plagued with problems, went down Thursday […]
RAF Museum Celebrates 40th Birthday

RAF Museum Celebrates 40th Birthday

The Royal Air Force Museum, Britain’s only national museum dedicated wholly to aviation, opened 40 years ago today. Since then, the institution, spread across two sites, has welcomed more than 10 million visitors and has grown from four hangars and 40 aircraft to six hangars with more than 100 aircraft on display. The museum also has taken the […]

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Black Eagles Jet Crashes in South Korea

Black Eagles Jet Crashes in South Korea

A Republic of Korea Air Force aerobatic jet crashed in northeastern South Korea on Thursday, killing its lone pilot and sparking a brush fire, police said. The KAI T-50B Golden Eagle plane went down at 10:28 a.m. on a mountain in Hoengseong, about 90 kilometers east of Seoul, and its pilot, identified only as Capt. Kim, […]
CAF Begins Fifi Fundraiser

CAF Begins Fifi Fundraiser

Fifi, the last flying B-29 Superfortress in the world, is now at risk. During the last airshow flight of the season, the number two engine experienced a loss of power. The Commemorative Air Force crew returned safely to the airport, but it was soon determined the engine would need major repairs. At nearly $10,000 and 100 […]
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