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News Chopper Crash Kills 2

News Chopper Crash Kills 2

Two people were killed and one was critically injured when the KOMO News helicopter crashed and burned on takeoff Tuesday morning on Seattle’s Broad Street only yards away from the Space Needle. Emergency personnel immediately rushed to the scene. Three vehicles were struck in the crash. Witnesses said a man could be seen running from […]
Flying Magazine’s Top 20 Airplanes

Flying Magazine’s Top 20 Airplanes

We as pilots love airplane types. Most of us, in fact, have a favorite airplane, be it a Piper Cub or a Lockheed SR-71. There are plane types, and then there are planes. Specific planes. The history of aviation is punctuated with the arrival on the scene, sometimes very publicly and sometimes in top secret, […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1871 – Birth of Carlo Piazza, early Italian aviator; he later flies the world’s first aerial reconnaissance mission in a Bleriot XI. 1924 – A quartet of Douglas World Cruisers, built for the U. S. Army Air Service, leave Santa Monica, Calif., on the first leg of a flight around the world. The DWC is a modified […]
TICO Warbird Airshow Thrills Visitors

TICO Warbird Airshow Thrills Visitors

U.S. Air Force Ret. Lt. Col. John Piowaty stood beside a supersonic jet as he answered questions from spectators at the TiCo Warbird Airshow in Titusville, Fla. He explained the avionics of the Republic F-105D Thunderchief and his missions in the fighter-bomber during the Vietnam War as an Air Force pilot. On Saturday, he engaged everyone […]

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Blue Angels Headline California Air Show

Blue Angels Headline California Air Show

Thousands of community members and out-of-town visitors, along with those sitting outside their nearby homes or perched atop haystacks, took in the sights and sounds of the 2014 Naval Air Facility El Centro Air Show in California on Saturday. This year marked the 47th anniversary of the local air show, which featured a wide variety […]
MH370 Hunt Underway in New Areas

MH370 Hunt Underway in New Areas

Malaysian authorities have confirmed that extensive search and rescue efforts have commenced in both the southern and northern corridors that the lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is believed to have traversed. Speaking to media in Kuala Lumpur on March 17, Malaysia’s acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that Indonesia and Australia will lead the southern search effort, which extends […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1895 – Birth of Joseph Eskel Hallonquist, Canadian World War I flying ace. 1910 – The first airplane flight in Switzerland is made by German Capt. Paul Englehardt, who takes off in a Wright Flyer from a frozen lake in St. Moritz. 1951 – Qantas Consolidated Catalina PB2B-2 “Frigate Bird II” (shown) begins a survey […]
NZ Auction to Feature Warbirds

NZ Auction to Feature Warbirds

One of New Zealand largest and most luxurious car auctions will be held in Wanaka this month with millions of dollars of classic cars, motorcycles and warbird aircraft going under the hammer. Webbs Auction House chief executive officer Neil Campbell said the auction would result in up to 30 private classic cars, 20 classic motorcycles, three warbird […]

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The Lockheed U-2: A Spotter’s Guide

The Lockheed U-2: A Spotter’s Guide

The venerable Lockheed U-2 “Dragon Lady” is a spy plane born from Cold War necessity that soldiered on operationally for decades past anyone’s wildest dreams. She went from sleek design to a bulging beast of burden whose silhouette can change as fast as her mission requires it to. Here’s a guide to her many configurations. […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1912 – Birth of Charles Goujon, French World War II fighter pilot and test pilot. 1915 – A Burgess H biplane (No. 28) sets a world endurance record for a pilot and two passengers by remaining in the air for 7 hours, 5 minutes; the plane had been modified by Grover C. Loening at the […]
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