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Discover Aviation Days Returns to Minnesota Airport

Discover Aviation Days Returns to Minnesota Airport

Discover Aviation Days, set for this Saturday and Sunday at Minnesota’s Anoka County-Blaine Airport, is a great opportunity to see and learn about all kinds of aircraft. It will feature displays, fly-overs, informational booths and seminars, a pancake breakfast and lunch as well as a Saturday evening hangar dance. General, corporate, experimental, home-built, World War II fighters, trainers […]
Helicopter Day at Georgia Museum Set for Saturday

Helicopter Day at Georgia Museum Set for Saturday

The 2nd annual Helicopter Day at the Aviation Wing will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Aviation Wing of the Marietta (Ga.) Museum of History. The event will showcase helicopters used by law enforcement, emergency medical services and our military in the metro Atlanta area. A variety of rotorcraft will be on […]

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USAF Living Legend Tanker Pilot Recalls Missions

USAF Living Legend Tanker Pilot Recalls Missions

When he was 23 years old, Billy Batson got his wings. For the next few years, Batson, who grew up in Fayetteville, Ark., flew all over the world — the Azores, the Arctic, Europe, Southeast Asia — flying tankers that refuel planes in midair. He has refueled jets that patrolled the borders of the U.S.S.R. […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1891 – Birth of  Konstantin Konstantinovich Artseulov, Russian test pilot, World War I pilot and glider designer; he was one of the founders of soaring in the Soviet Union. 1908 – First passenger flight in Europe occurs as Henri Farman takes up Ernest Archdeacon for a brief flight at Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. 1935 – First flight […]

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Stearman Owner Caters to Flying War Vets

Stearman Owner Caters to Flying War Vets

In a hangar at Bryan’s Coulter Airfield in Central Texas sits a 1941 U.S. Navy training aircraft waiting for veterans who learned to fly in the same model plane. Self-described aviation buff Jay Anding, 48, has been offering free flights to World War II aviation veterans since he and his buddies finished restoring the airplane more […]
Film Highlights Spitfire Pilot, Crash Landing Footage

Film Highlights Spitfire Pilot, Crash Landing Footage

Imagine you flew a Supermarine Spitfire out of an Allied base during World War II. Easy enough for most guys, even some gals, right? Now imagine you did a belly landing in one of those famous fighters and a flight surgeon from base captured the event on film. After the war, you and Doc visit, […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1905 – Birth of Carlo Romagnoli, Spanish War and World War II Italian flying ace. 1924 – Adrienne Bolland wins the women’s record for looping from Laura Bromwell, performing the feat 212 times in just over an hour in her Caudron 127 in Paris. 1939 – Hiromichi Shinohara, the highest-scoring fighter ace of the Imperial Japanese Army Air […]
Spirit of Goodyear Floats Over North Carolina

Spirit of Goodyear Floats Over North Carolina

If you looked up into the sky Monday, you may have seen the Goodyear blimp navigating the skies of Hickory, N.C. Ashton Leonard, a 17-year-old junior at Bandys High School and one of the lucky riders on the blimp, said his experience was “amazing.” “I’m kind of speechless,” said Leonard, who also said he had never […]

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Aviation History Returns to Australian Town

Aviation History Returns to Australian Town

A piece of Australia’s aviation history flew into Warrnambool, Victoria, Monday carrying descendents of the first chairman of Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) onboard. The flight of the heritage Douglas DC-3 airliner (VH-AES “Hawdon”) was to include Nancy Duncan, who was 22 when the plane first travelled from Melbourne to Sydney with 24 passengers more than […]
Ohio Pilot Part of Indy 500 Flyover

Ohio Pilot Part of Indy 500 Flyover

When the national anthem is playing before the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Salem, Ohio, pilot Don Stamp will be aimed right down the main straightaway of the famous 2.5-mile oval, home to the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, as it concludes. He will be part of a six-plane wing that includes North […]
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