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Red Arrows Begin Busy Weekend

Aug 09, 2013 No Comments

Touching down at England’s Bristol Airport today are the Royal Air Force Red Arrows and Typhoon aerobatic display teams for the 35th annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court, Europe’s largest ballooning event. It’s a spectacular, free, four days of fun for the whole family that began Thursday and ends Sunday. Estimated time of [...]

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Minnesota Fly-In Celebrates 45 Years

Aug 09, 2013 No Comments

Milaca Airport patrons and guests expect anywhere from 100 to 150 airplanes to land Saturday and Sunday during the annual Fly-In at Milaca, Minn. In its 45th year, the Fly-In attracts planes big and small, reconstructed or built by hand, old and new. The two-day event offers camping and a hearty breakfast served Sunday morning [...]

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‘Sentimental Journey’ to Visit Canada

Aug 09, 2013 No Comments

A legendary Second World War aircraft will be doing what few of its kind are capable of doing when it flies to Winnipeg for a seven-day visit at the Western Canadian Aviation Museum. It arrives Monday. “Sentimental Journey,” a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that flew in the Pacific theatre during the war, is being [...]

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WWII RAF Pilot Remembered

Aug 09, 2013 No Comments

Wreckage from a Battle of Britain pilot’s plane has gone on display in a Sussex, England, pub just yards from where it crashed, burying him for 56 years. Royal Air Force Sgt. Dennis Noble’s Hawker Hurricane was shot down over Hove in August 1940. His body remained buried with his plane under Woodhouse Road until 1996, when [...]

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Teen Pilot Midway Through Global Flight

Aug 09, 2013 No Comments

An Australian teenager hoping to earn a place in the aviation record books stopped in Labrador, Canada, Thursday, midway through his mission to fly solo around the world. Ryan Campbell, 19, set out from Australia on June 30, just a day after 21-year-old Californian Jack Wiegand became the youngest person to fly solo around the world. [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 08, 2013 No Comments

1895 – Birth of Jean Marie Dominique Navarre, French World War I flying ace and test pilot. 1901 – Wilbur Wright achieves a flight of 389 feet at Kitty Hawk, N.C., in the Wright 1901 glider. 1929 – The Graf Zeppelin (LZ 127) begins its circumnavigation of the globe at Lakehurst, N.J. 1946 – First flight of the Convair [...]

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To Oshkosh via Super Decathlon

Aug 08, 2013 No Comments

As the three Super Decathlon planes taxied wing-to-wing along the Lovell Field tarmac just outside the lobby of TAC Air in Chattanooga, Tenn., the crews of two massive Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters were 100 yards away, prepping their aircrafts for refueling. A short while later, the eight U.S. Army crew members made their way toward the [...]

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British Airways Makes Special First 787 Flight

Aug 08, 2013 No Comments

Passengers will take to the skies on British Airways’ new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for the first time on Thursday. An invited group of frequent fliers will board the plane in Edinburgh, fly over the Highlands and Islands and return to the Scottish capital. The aircraft, flying north from its base in Manston, Kent, also will land at Newcastle for a [...]

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