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Spitfires to Dominate ‘BoB’ Air Show

Aug 18, 2015 No Comments

This September, IWM (Imperial War Museum) Duxford’s The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show will tell the story of this vital aerial battle in its 75th anniversary year. The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show, set for Sept. 19-20, will be an immersive and poignant experience for everyone. Epic flying displays, including a massed flypast [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 18, 2015 No Comments

1823 – Death of André-Jacques Garnerin, French balloonist and inventor of the frameless parachute. 1916 – Birth of Kaneyoshi “Kinsuke” Muto, Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II Japanese fighter ace. 1922 – The Hannover H1 Vampyr, claimed to be the model for all modern sailplanes, sets a world record after flying just over an [...]

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Things to Do on National Aviation Day

Aug 17, 2015 No Comments

Dear aviation, are you OK? You’re getting up there in years now, and travelers are taking you for granted. Almost 112 years ago, when you were first hangin’ out with the Wright Brothers, you were practically a miracle. Now — for a lot of folks — you’re nothing more than a cramped seat from L.A. [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 17, 2015 No Comments

1872 – Birth of Traian Vuia, Romanian inventor and aviation pioneer. 1940 – Death of William Meade Lindsley “Billy” Fiske III, 1928 and 1932 Olympic champion bobsled driver and one of the first American pilots killed in action in World War II. While serving in the Royal Air Force, he dies from severe burns after [...]

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Oklahoma Team Finishes DC-3 Resto

Aug 16, 2015 No Comments

In the shadow of the 70th Anniversary of Victory Over Japan Day marking the end of World War II, a local airborne demonstration team worked to restore a historic aircraft Saturday. About a dozen members of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team helped continue the restoration of a Douglas DC-3 aircraft at the municipal airport in [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 14, 2015 No Comments

1918 – Death of David Esplin Smith, Scottish World War I flying ace, killed in action in his Bristol F.2b. 1952 – Birth of Mark Charles Lee,  U.S. Air Force pilot and NASA astronaut. 1953 – The sound barrier is broken over Australia for the first time by the Royal Australian Air Force in the [...]

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Georgia Museum to Receive B-17

Aug 14, 2015 No Comments

Next week residents here in Warner Robins, Ga., will have a chance to witness something they probably have never seen before and will never see again. A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, one of the most revered planes in military history, will be rolling down the streets. The Museum of Aviation’s long-awaited B-17 bomber is arriving on [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 12, 2015 No Comments

1916 – Birth of Patrick Palles Lorne Elphinstone “Lorne” Welch, British engineer, pilot and prisoner of war during World War II. 1955 – First flight of the Hispano HA-200 Saeta (shown), a Spanish two-seat advanced jet trainer. 1959 – Fred Drinkwater becomes the first NASA test pilot to complete the full conversion of a tiltrotor [...]

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