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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1919 – Birth of Toshio Ota, Japanese World War II fighter ace. 1932 – Luftschiffbau Zeppelin begins regular trans-atlantic services between Germany and Brazil using the Graf Zeppelin airship. 1950 – Operation Musgrave begins when Royal Air Force Avro Lincoln bombers are sent to Singapore to be used against the Communist guerillas of Malaya in […]
Thunderbirds to Headline Florida Air Show

Thunderbirds to Headline Florida Air Show

The jets return to the 34th annual Florida International Air Show March 29-30. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will bring the roar, the speed and the action to the Southwest Florida skies this March. It’s enough excitement to make fans break that old bomber jacket out of the closet again. Air show fans will be […]

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Blue Angels Return to LA County Air Show

Blue Angels Return to LA County Air Show

Some of the world’s finest aircraft is set to take over the skies above California’s Antelope Valley this weekend. KNX 1070′s Brian Ping reports the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will arrive at Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in preparation for the Los Angeles County Air Show. While the Air Force typically performed about 1,000 flyovers annually before […]
Malay Airliner Search: Aboard a P-8 Poseidon

Malay Airliner Search: Aboard a P-8 Poseidon

A nine-hour search of the Indian Ocean by the world’s most sophisticated search plane failed to locate the objects spotted by a satellite that investigators believe could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, instead finding only a freighter and two pods of dolphins. The hunt by the U.S. Navy Boeing P-8 Poseidon airplane is an indication […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1895 – Birth of Christian Frank Schilt, one of the first U.S. Marine Corps aviators who served in World War I, World War II and the Korean War. 1910 – Orville Wright begins training students in Montgomery, Ala., at a site that later becomes Maxwell Air Force Base. 1954 – First flight of the Auster […]
USAF Begins Training Sorties in Poland

USAF Begins Training Sorties in Poland

U.S. Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, began off-site aerial training for the first time since their arrival at Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group here, March 18. The training enhances interoperability, allowing pilots to take advantage of a unique opportunity to operate across the range […]

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RCAF Brings Last Canadian Troops Home

RCAF Brings Last Canadian Troops Home

The Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III, escorted by two Boeing CF-18 Hornet fighter jets from 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, Canada, circled gracefully and in perfect formation around the Department of National Defence’s headquarters building in Ottawa and then turned south towards the Ottawa airport. Onboard the Globemaster, which is operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1874 – Birth of Adolphe Aloys Marie Hubert duBois d’Aische, Belgian World War I flying ace. 1906 – Traian Vuia, Romanian inventor and aviation pioneer, flies his early own designed and built aircraft “Vuia 1” about 40 feet at Montesson, France. This is the first well-documented unassisted takeoff and landing on a level surface by […]

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Thai Military Radar May Show Malay Airliner

Thai Military Radar May Show Malay Airliner

New information from the Thai government bolsters the belief that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took a sharp westward turn after communication was lost. The Thai military was receiving normal flight path and communication data from the Boeing 777-200 on its planned March 8 route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing until 1:22 a.m., when it […]
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 […]
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