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Farrell’s Crash Remembered 40 Years Later

Sep 24, 2012 2 Comments

In one of the worst air show crashes in U.S. history, a Canadair Sabre Mark 5 slammed into a busy Farrell’s ice cream parlor in Sacramento, Calif., on Sept. 24, 1972. The accident claimed the lives of 22 people, including many children, and injured 28 others, the pilot among them. A ceremony marking the 40th [...]

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U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Canadian Forces Snowbirds To Headline Oct. 13-14 Beachside Air Show

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments

Embry-Riddle’s Wings & Waves, North America’s only air show to host three jet demonstration teams – including the world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds – is scheduled to take to the skies over the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 13-14, 2012, in Daytona Beach. The free event, which begins at 11 a.m. daily beachside at the Hilton [...]

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Stinson AT-19 Free Online Drawing

Sep 21, 2012 2 Comments

William Wylam was a wildly prolific and talented draftsman and, through the years, Flight Journal readers have benefited from Air Age Media’s archive of the drawings he did for us back in the 1930s and 1940s. This month, we happened upon drawings of the Stinson AT-19, the WW II version of the Reliant that served [...]

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Horizon Air Meet: Up close with Matt Chapman

Sep 12, 2012 No Comments

The first ever Horizon Air Meet was held last weekend at the Sanford, Maine regional airport and in addition to nonstop RC jet and heli flying and an off-road RC car race, spectators were treated to a spectacular noontime air show featuring professional airshow pilot Matt Chapman! Matt took some time out before the show [...]

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Pearl Harbor’s Historic Runway to be Covered with Solar Panels

Sep 12, 2012 4 Comments

We recently learned of the U.S. Navy’s plan to cover Ford Runway with solar panels and surround it with a 7-foot-high-fence. Please read the position paper from the independently operated Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor and, if you agree with us, I hope you’ll add your voice to the outcry by signing the petition here. Ford Island, in [...]

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SUV-sized NASA Curiosity Rover Successfully Lands on Mars

Sep 11, 2012 No Comments

Launched from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V-541 heavy lift rocket, the NASA Curiosity rover is now safely motoring across Mars within a very large crater named Gale that is 96 miles in diameter. The Curiosity rover touched down on Mars at 10:31 p.m. [...]

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The “Pancake” Lives On

Sep 11, 2012 1 Comment

By Robert F. Dorr, Photo by Jay Miller During WW II, every manufacturer was aggressively seeking ways of squeezing more performance out of aircraft. Unfortunately, virtually all of those sometimes unorthodox experimental aircraft have disappeared. This is what makes the displaying of the most unorthodox of them all, the Vought V-173 “Flying Flap Jack,” at [...]

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Update! Human-powered heli breaks ground effect

Sep 07, 2012 No Comments

When we last reported on the University of Maryland students and their impressive Gamera II machine, they had only managed to get few feet off the ground. In this latest video, Gamera II gains 8 feet in altitude using just its pedaling passenger for power! Here’s the scoop, as reported by Claudine Zap of Yahoo’s [...]

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