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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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Cavanaugh Skyraider Heads to Florida

Cavanaugh Skyraider Heads to Florida

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s Douglas AD-5 Skyraider left Texas Tuesday to join the Commemorative Air Force’s Boeing B-29 Superfortress “FIFI” on the CAF AirPower History Tour in Florida. The Skyraider, owned by the Addison, Texas-based museum, will be at Lakeland, Fla. today and Thursday, then on to Titusville, Fla., for the TICO Warbird Airshow this weekend. […]
A380 Highlight of India Aviation 2014

A380 Highlight of India Aviation 2014

The world’s largest commercial plane, the Airbus A380, was the star attraction at the India Aviation 2014, the country’s largest civil aviation event that began here Wednesday. Emirates and Airbus arranged the display of the plane at Begumpet airport located in the heart of the city. Visitors were spellbound to see the luxury interiors, including first class private […]

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Aboard a C-130 During Airliner Search

Aboard a C-130 During Airliner Search

Day five of the search for the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 failed to find a trace of the Boeing 777-200 plane. The jetliner vanished from the radars on early Saturday morning with more then 200 passengers and crew on board. Singapore has dispatched three ships and two planes to join in search. For the video by Jeremy […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1894 – Birth of Emil Thuy, German World War I fighter ace; he became an adviser to the Finnish air force and was involved in the secret origins of the Luftwaffe within the Soviet Union. 1918 – Canadian World War I fighter ace Frank Granger Quigley shoots down a balloon and later, in a single mission, three […]

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NATO Flying Eastern Europe AWACS Missions

NATO Flying Eastern Europe AWACS Missions

On Monday, the North Atlantic Council announced that it is to begin flying airborne early warning flights in response to the situation in Ukraine, where pro-Russian forces are largely in control of Crimea. NATO will fly Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS (airborne early warning and control) aircraft in the airspace of member states Poland and Romania, which […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1894 – Birth of Joseph Marie Xavier de Sevin, French World War I flying ace and World War II high-ranking officer. 1936 – First flight of the Fairey Battle (shown), a British single-engine light bomber. 1948 – NASA test pilot Herbert Henry Hoover becomes the first civilian to exceed the speed of sound when he […]

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Snowbirds Recommit to Oregon Air Show

Snowbirds Recommit to Oregon Air Show

In a surprise announcement recently, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds reversed direction and informed Oregon International Air Show officials that the team will in fact perform at this summer’s event. The announcement came four weeks after the Snowbirds cancelled all of their 2014 U.S. air show appearances — including their planned performances at Hillsboro’s air show […]
JAL 787 Makes Emergency Landing in Hawaii

JAL 787 Makes Emergency Landing in Hawaii

A Japan Airlines flight from Tokyo to San Francisco has made an emergency landing in Honolulu, reportedly because of a possible problem with its hydraulic system. The pilot of the Dreamliner flight JL002, carrying 171 passengers and crew, decided to divert to Hawaii after a warning message about falling pressure of lubricant oil in its right engine, according […]
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