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50th Twin Otter 400 Completed

Mar 06, 2014 No Comments

An aircraft manufacturer based on Vancouver Island will mark a major milestone in Canadian aviation when the 50th plane rolls off the line on Thursday and its assembly success has a Calgary connection. Viking Air in Sidney, B.C., specializes in de Havilland products and started production of the Twin Otter in 2010. That year it made one [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Mar 05, 2014 No Comments

1894 – Birth of Adriano Bacula, World War I Italian pilot; he later became a test pilot for Savoia-Marchetti. 1913 – The 1st Aero Squadron of the U.S. Army Signal Corps is formed; it remains the U.S. military’s oldest flying unit (now known as the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron). 1928 – Wilmer Stultz, O. Le Boutilier, and Mabel [...]

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Fantasy of Flight Closes, Changes Mission

Mar 05, 2014 No Comments

The Polk County aviation attraction whose iconic DC-3 aircraft has been a landmark for Interstate 4 motorists since 1998 — particularly when it was displayed nose-down as if it had crash-landed — will close to the pubic after April 6, but continue to stage private events. Fantasy of Flight, which opened in 1995, is preparing [...]

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Pre-war Beauty: Hawker Demon

Mar 05, 2014 No Comments

By Luigino Caliaro The Hawker Demon was a two-seat fighter developed from the highly appreciated Hawker Hart light bomber. The Demon, which first flew in February 1933, was very similar to the Hart externally, but was powered by the supercharged Kestrel IIS V12 (precursor of the mighty Merlin), which gave it better performance at high [...]

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Boeing MSA Demo Makes First Flight

Mar 05, 2014 No Comments

Boeing’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) demonstrator recently completed its first flight to verify airworthiness, an important milestone toward providing a low-risk and cost-effective maritime surveillance solution designed for search and rescue, anti-piracy patrols and coastal and border security. Boeing teammate Field Aviation conducted the successful testing during a four-hour flight on Feb. 28 from Toronto’s [...]

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Iconic Firepower: Proximity Fuzes

Mar 04, 2014 No Comments

The Game-changing Genie Was Out of the Bottle By Frederick A. Johnsen Proximity fuzes vexed AAF General Hap Arnold during World War II. The United Sates had them, the Germans were working on them, and the prospects for heavy bomber formations were not good if Germany perfected theirs. Before proximity fuzes, the problem facing antiaircraft [...]

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Aviation Insider: Warbirds: Do They Have a Future?

Mar 04, 2014 No Comments

Ed Maloney on Warbird Collecting By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver With the prices of restorable warbirds escalating out of sight and new restorations taking to the air almost daily, we often lose sight of the fact that at one time, most of those airplanes were cast off as junk. There were few museums and almost no [...]

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Republic of China to Get More Apaches

Mar 04, 2014 No Comments

A new batch of Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters bought from the U.S are scheduled to arrive in Taiwan later this month, the R.O.C. Army said yesterday. The latest batch of six choppers is expected to arrive at Kaohsiung Harbor on March 17, an Army source told the Central News Agency yesterday. Army pilots will be [...]

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