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Hemet-Ryan Air Show Thrills Crowd

Nov 04, 2013 No Comments

Some came to look back at their past, others came to glimpse into their future. No matter their motive, the thousands of people in attendance appeared to enjoy the Hemet-Ryan Air Show in California on Saturday. The crowd spread out across the grounds of the Hemet-Ryan Airport, many in lawn chairs, others on blankets and some [...]

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Skydivers, Crews Safe After Mid-Air Collision

Nov 04, 2013 No Comments

A weekend midair collision over northern Wisconsin sent one small plane careening into the ground while another limped safely back to the runway. Fortunately, both planes were carrying skydivers — meaning that for the 11 people aboard the two aircraft, the collision resulted in nothing more than minor injuries to two of them, firefighters reported. “It’s [...]

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Bombardier Delivers 50th Canada-Built 415

Nov 04, 2013 No Comments

The 50th Bombardier 415 to be assembled at the Canadian airframer’s North Bay, Ontario, facility, was sold and delivered to a U.S. partnership on Sunday. The iconic firefighting amphibian known as the Superscooper will be used under contract to the U.S. Forest Service starting next month. Based on the list price, the sale — to a partnership [...]

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Washington Warbird Museum to Move

Nov 01, 2013 No Comments

Story and photo by Heritage Flight Museum The Heritage Flight Museum, located at Bellingham (Wash.) International Airport, has announced that it will be moving its aircraft and collections to its hangar at Skagit Regional Airport. “The people of the community have been fantastic and we regret our need for departure,” said Heritage Flight Museum Executive [...]

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NASA C-130, Global Hawk Take on Ice

Nov 01, 2013 No Comments

By NASA For the first time, a NASA airborne campaign will measure changes in the height of the Greenland Ice Sheet and surrounding Arctic sea ice produced by a single season of summer melt. NASA’s Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules research aircraft flew from the Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., to Greenland Wednesday where [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Oct 31, 2013 No Comments

1869 – Birth of William Adger Moffett, American pilot and architect of U.S. naval aviation; he was later known as the “Air Admiral.” 1926 – Death of Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz in Budapest, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss), an American stunt performer noted for his sensational escape acts and an early aviator. 1944 [...]

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ATV + Parasail = SkyRunner

Oct 31, 2013 No Comments

Has the “flying car” finally gotten off the ground? Sales for an innovative vehicle called the SkyRunner began today with its public debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida. More of a beefed-up paraplane than a roadable aircraft like the Terrafugia Transition, the SkyRunner is a single-seat all-terrain-vehicle with a rear-mounted propeller that attaches to [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Oct 30, 2013 No Comments

1896 – Birth of Kenneth Malise St. Clair Graeme Leask, a British World War I flying ace and later a high ranking officer in the Royal Air Force. 1908 – Henri Farman makes the first cross-country flight in Europe, in a Voisin, flying between the French towns of Châlons and Reims. 1918 – Flying a [...]

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