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New York Park’s F-86L at Crossroads

Jul 25, 2013 4 Comments

It is hard to believe that the North American F-86L Sabre that stands in Ford R. Dally Airplane Park in Monroe, N.Y., is 50 years old this year. Although some people may consider it nothing more than an old airplane, it is far more then that — it is a monument to the men who [...]

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Historic C-47 Flies Again in Pacific Northwest

Jul 25, 2013 No Comments

Paine Field (KPAE) in Everett, Wash., is home to a variety of both modern and vintage aircraft.  Though brand spanking new Boeing planes are built there and delivered to around the world, the vintage aircraft hopefully come to stay around for a while. At the Historic Flight Foundation (HFF), there are some glorious classic aircraft that have [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Jul 24, 2013 No Comments

1837 – Charles Green takes off in the “Great Nassau” balloon with Robert Cocking in England. At a height of 5,000 feet Cocking jumps from the balloon in a parachute of his own construction into a field at Burnt Ash Farm near Lee. Cocking dies on reaching the ground, making him the first parachute fatality in history. [...]

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Southern California Air Show Canceled

Jul 24, 2013 No Comments

The 2013 Thunder Over the Valley air show in Santa Maria, Calif., has been canceled, a victim of federal budget cuts and, to an extent, its own success, its organizer said Monday. Mike Geddry Sr., chief executive officer for the Santa Maria Museum of Flight, said he was “devastated” by the decision but that not [...]

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‘Maid in the Shade’ Hosts Indiana Vets, Fans

Jul 24, 2013 No Comments

If pilot Russ Gilmore hadn’t pointed it out you probably wouldn’t have seen it, and even if you had, you surely wouldn’t have known its significance. Scrawled in indelible marker on the olive drab interior of a bomb-bay door on the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber named “Maid In the Shade,” was the signature of David [...]

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American Receives First of 260 Airbus Jets

Jul 24, 2013 No Comments

Two years and three days after American Airlines placed a monumental order for new airplanes, the carrier on Tuesday picked up the first of the 260 Airbus aircraft from that order American chairman and chief executive officer Tom Horton led a delegation of airline people to Hamburg, Germany, to pick up an A319, the smallest [...]

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Electric EZ Set to Break Records Again

Jul 24, 2013 No Comments

Electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates is back in the air with his record-setting airplane. He spent much of the past year refining and working on his electric Rutan Long-EZ for a series of flights planned for next month, with the hopes of breaking his own speed records. And at the same time Yates is testing [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Jul 23, 2013 No Comments

1905 – First flight of the Wright Flyer III, the first fully controllable and practical version of the original Flyer. 1921 – Birth of Lionel Peter Twiss, a British pilot who held the world air speed record as the first man to fly faster than 1,000 mph. 1954 – A Cathay Pacific Douglas DC-4, enroute from Bangkok to Hong Kong, is [...]

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