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CNET Tours the Pacific Aviation Museum

Dec 04, 2013 No Comments

Spread across two hangars and some open tarmac on Hawaii’s Ford Island, in the middle of Pearl Harbor, is the Pacific Aviation Museum. This collection of World War II and newer aircraft is a must-see for any airplane buff headed to Honolulu. From a Japanese Zero to a B-25, an F-5 to an F-104, there are [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Dec 03, 2013 No Comments

1897 – Birth of Alan Jerrard, British World War I flying ace who served in North Russia during the Russian civil war. 1945 – The first purely jet-powered airplane to operate from an aircraft carrier is a de Havilland Sea Vampire piloted by Royal Navy Capt. Eric Melrose “Winkle” Brown from HMS Ocean (shown). 1972 [...]

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Stallion 51 to Host Aviation Photo Workshop

Dec 03, 2013 No Comments

Stallion 51, an aviation services company perhaps best known for its North American P-51 Mustangs, is partnering with 3G Aviation Media to offer an aviation photography workshop January 24-26, 2014, at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) in Florida. 3G will be instructing photographers on how best to plan their shoot, emphasizing the importance of communication and pre-planning. [...]

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Canadian Airline Reveals Mickey Mouse 737

Dec 03, 2013 No Comments

Air New Zealand’s Boeing 777-300 aircraft bearing the image of the mythical dragon Smaug from the “Hobbit” trilogy wasn’t the only magic-themed jet making its debut yesterday. Monday in Calgary, Canada, WestJet, WestJet Vacations and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (Canada) unveiled a custom-painted Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 featuring Mickey Mouse as Sorcerer Mickey, a role the [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

1898 – Birth of Indra Lal Roy, first Indian World War I flying ace. 1943 – More than 100 German Junkers Ju 88 bombers bomb the harbour of Bari, Italy, sinking numerous cargo and transport ships, including an American Liberty ship, the John Harvey, with a stockpile of World War I-era mustard gas. 1968 – Wien Consolidated [...]

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Air New Zealand Reveals Latest Livery

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

Hobbit fans can finally see the most-anticipated character in the movie trilogy, the dragon Smaug. While Smaug has previously been glimpsed in part, his full body has never been revealed. Ahead of the premiere of the second part of the Hobbit trilogy, “The Desolation of Smaug,” Air New Zealand on Monday unveiled a 54-metre long image [...]

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Woman Donates ‘Forgotten’ Cessna

Nov 30, 2013 No Comments

This may be closest that the Sonoma County, Calif., aviation buffs come to unearthing buried treasure. A letter from out of the blue advised Christina Olds of the Pacific Coast Air Museum that a woman in Marin County wished to donate her airplane. The other day, Olds and several members of the private airplane museum at [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Nov 27, 2013 No Comments

1893 – Birth of Lucien Eugene Cayol, French World War I flying ace. 1912 – The aeronautical division of the U.S. Army Signal Corps receives the first “flying boat,” a Curtiss Model F (shown), capable of takeoff from water. 1940 – Death of Henri Guillaumet, French pioneer aviator; he is shot down in his Farman [...]

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