Civilian

Naples Connection Not Connecting in Florida

Dec 22, 2012 No Comments

Naples Connection hasn’t connected. The company that planned to launch air service between the Naples Municipal Airport and four Florida cities this year lost its operating certificate, putting it out of business. But the company, Twin Air Calypso Limited Inc., is fighting to get its certificate back. “We are working on it,” said Joel Johnson, who was overseeing [...]

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Storm Cancels 1,400 Flights Thursday

Dec 20, 2012 No Comments

More than 1,400 flights were canceled Thursday as a major winter storm took aim at the Midwest. Today, it’s the Northeast’s turn to get in on the act while a new storm creates havoc in San Francisco. For passengers, Friday’s problems are combining with residual problems in the Midwest to create a major travel headache — just [...]

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Flying Tigers Memorial Opens Thursday in China

Dec 19, 2012 No Comments

Beginning tomorrow, a semi-permanent memorial to the First American Volunteer Group will be on display at the Kunming Museum in China, according to the Spring City Evening News. The group of fighter pilots, better known as the Flying Tigers, have been credited with bringing down 300 Japanese aircraft, many over Yunnan, from 1941-1942. The memorial was originally slated to [...]

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Maryland Museum Seeking Fairchild C-123

Dec 19, 2012 No Comments

The Hagerstown, Md., Aviation Museum is trying to bring a 55-year-old Fairchild airplane back to the western Maryland city where it was made. President John Seburn says the twin-engined C-123 Provider cargo transport was built sometime between 1954 and 1958. He says the U.S. Treasury Department has accepted the museum’s bid for the plane. Now the group needs to raise $70,000 to [...]

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Ohio Teen First Winner of New Flight Scholarship

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

A 16-year-old Xenia, Ohio, youth is the first winner of the National Aviation Heritage Area’s new flight scholarship. William Daniel (Will) Everett, the son of Dan and Amy Everett of Xenia, received the Mitchell Cary-Don Gum Memorial Aviation Scholarship on Monday, the 109th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first powered flight. NAHA officials presented the scholarship [...]

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Air Force Museum Galleries Open Again

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

All galleries at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, have re-opened following their temporary closure due to necessary maintenance on the Douglas A-1E Skyraider. An inspection conducted last Friday by museum restoration staff found that the aircraft contained fuel. Although there was no sign of fuel leakage, museum and Wright-Patterson [...]

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Four Named to ’13 Class of Hall of Fame

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

Two former military and two civilian aviators were elected on Monday for enshrinement at National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) next year. The four men will be joining the roster of 215 men and women air and space pioneers who have been inducted by the NAHF since its founding in 1962 in a ceremony next October in [...]

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Air Canada to Launch Low-Cost Carrier Today

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

Air Canada plans to launch its new low-cost airline Tuesday in Toronto. The company gave few details but promised more information would be released at the event. Air Canada executives will be on hand and the company will also host a vacation giveaway in Toronto’s downtown Yonge-Dundas Square. The unnamed discount carrier will focus on leisure destinations [...]

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