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North Texas Hosts CAF AirPower Expo

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

More than 20 World War II bombers, fighters, trainers and other aircraft are visiting Collin County Regional Airport this week as the Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour makes a stop in McKinney, Texas. Among the warbird stars attending the four-day event, which starts today, is “FIFI,” the world’s only Boeing B-29 Superfortress still in [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Oct 02, 2013 No Comments

1916 – Zeppelin LZ72 (L31) is shot down by a British fighter over Potter’s Bar, near London, killing Heinrich Mathy, Germany’s foremost airship captain. 1921 – Birth of Albert Scott Crossfield, American naval officer and test pilot; he became the first man to fly at Mach 2. 1939 – First flight of the Ilyushin Il-2, [...]

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Brisbane Gets Daily A380 Service

Oct 02, 2013 No Comments

Hundreds of aviation enthusiasts have welcomed the first commercial flight into Brisbane by the world’s largest airliner. The daily Airbus A380 Dubai-Brisbane-Auckland return service by Emirates touched down for the first time this morning. It is estimated the service will be worth about $23 million (Australian) to the local tourism industry. Emirates says the airliner offers an [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Oct 01, 2013 No Comments

1881 – Birth of William Edward Boeing (born Wilhelm Edward Böing), American aviation pioneer who founded The Boeing Co. 1910 – Hendon Aerodrome, the present day site of the Royal Air Force Museum, in Middlesex (North London), is opened by Louis Blériot. 1947 – First flight of the North American F-86 Sabre (sometimes called the [...]

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Aviation Museums Victim of Fed Shutdown

Oct 01, 2013 No Comments

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located in Dayton, Ohio, as well as the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., are temporarily closed, effective today, due to the federal government shutdown. All museum events and activities have been suspended until an appropriation bill or continuing resolution is enacted. Also closed [...]

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American Airlines: Come Fly for Us

Oct 01, 2013 No Comments

American Airlines plans to hire 1,500 pilots over the next five years as it expands international flying and takes delivery of new planes, the carrier said on Monday. The AMR Corp unit, which has been operating under Chapter 11 protection since late 2011 and is looking to emerge from bankruptcy by merging with US Airways Group Inc, said it will post open [...]

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FedEx Shows Off New Jet

Oct 01, 2013 No Comments

FedEx showed off its new Boeing 767 this past Saturday at the Memphis Air Show, held at the Millington Regional Jetport just north of Memphis, Tenn. The 767, the only one in FedEx’s fleet so far, made several low passes over the airport in front of a large crowd of spectators and Aviation Week’s cameras. [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Sep 30, 2013 No Comments

1897 – Birth of Victor Maslin Yeates, British World War I flying ace and author; he was best known for his semi-autobiographical book “Winged Victory.” 1911 – Cromwell Dixon, flying a Curtiss Model D “Pusher,” becomes the first aviator to cross the Continental Divide, from Helena, Mont., to Blossburg, some 15 miles to the west, [...]

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