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On This Day in Aviation History

Nov 19, 2013 No Comments

1897 – Birth of Harry von Bülow-Bothkamp, German World War I and World War II flying ace; he is one of the few two-war aces in history. 1915 – The first combat search and rescue by aircraft in history is done by Royal Navy pilot Richard Bell Davies, who picks up his friend shot down [...]

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Hagerstown Museum Gets C-123

Nov 19, 2013 No Comments

Built in Hagerstown, Md., more than 50 years ago, a Fairchild C-123K Provider aircraft is finally returning home. Out of the 300-plus C-123s that were built in Hagerstown, there are only a handful that are still flying, and this is one of them. Hagerstown Aviation Museum President John Seburn discovered this particular C-123 plane’s existence after stumbling across a listing [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments

1911 – The first British seaplane to leave the water, and the first seaplane to take off from British waters, is an Avro Type D piloted by Royal Navy Commander Oliver Schwann. He lifts off from Cavendish Dock, Barrow-in-Furness, England, briefly, but falls back into the water and damages the Avro. 1923 – Birth of [...]

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Alberta Museum Splitting Collection

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments

Faced with the impending closure of the City Centre Airport in Edmonton, Canada’s Alberta Aviation Museum has announced plans to split its collection and open a brand new museum. With just under two weeks to go before the airport’s last runway closes, the new museum, which will be housed at a 13-acre site at the [...]

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EAA Tri-Motor Makes Last Stop for 2013

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments

Overcast skies didn’t dim the enthusiasm of passengers aboard a 1929 state-of-the-art airplane Sunday for a short flight back in time at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport. “It was awesome,” said 16-year-old Cassius Cunningham of Jacksonville, Fla., as he disembarked from the rare Ford Tri-Motor airplane that was America’s first commercial airliner.“It’s really an amazing [...]

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Dubai Airshow Begins with Storm

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments

The Dubai Air Show 2013 opened on Sunday to a barrage of orders from local airlines for hundreds of Boeing and Airbus jets, setting a record for the most orders at an airshow, at $192.3 billion. And that was just at the end of the first day, according to the show’s organizers. Among the many [...]

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Russian Airliner Crashes, 50 Lost

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments

A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on Sunday in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people on board and spotlighting the poor safety record of regional airlines that ply internal routes across the world’s largest nation. The son of the president of the oil-rich province of Tatarstan and the regional head of the FSB [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Nov 15, 2013 No Comments

1896 – Birth of Giovanni “Giannino” Ancillotto, Italian World War I flying ace. 1916 – First flight of the Boeing Model 2, American two-place training seaplane; it is the first “all-Boeing” design and the company’s first financial success. 1944 - U.S. Navy Lt. Robert M. Elder makes the first carrier landing of a North American P-51D Mustang [...]

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