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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

1913 – Birth of Bruno Dilley, German World War II dive bomber pilot and decorated Luftwaffe officer; a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Dilley later performs the first bombing raid of the war. 1929 – First flight of the Travel Air Type R “Mystery Ship,” an American wire-braced, low-wing racing [...]

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Predator Drone Helps Fight Rim Fire

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

As crews advanced against a giant wildfire around Yosemite National Park, fire commanders said they would maintain use of a General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone to give them early views of any new flare-ups across in the remote and rugged landscape. The Rim Fire expanded to 301 square miles, but crews had a productive day [...]

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Helicopter Recovers Cessna from Lake

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

A plane that made an emergency landing in a Linn County lake south of Portland, Ore., was pulled out of the water Wednesday. A helicopter lifted the single-engine Cessna plane that went down Aug. 18 at Marion Lake in the Willamette National Forest. KPTV-TV’s Air 12 was there as the plane was towed in the air [...]

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Luscombes to Star at Antique Airfield

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

This weekend, Antique Airfield will be the busiest airport in Iowa as antique airplane enthusiasts gather for the annual Antique Airplane Association/Airpower Museum (AAA/APM) fly-in and to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee. The fly-in, located at a private airfield near Ottumwa, Iowa, annually attracts antique, classic and home-built aircraft and their owners from across the nation and [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 28, 2013 No Comments

1894 – Birth of Bernard Artigau, French World War I flying ace; he also was a pioneering commercial pilot who served in World War II. 1914 – South Africa’s Norman Spratt conducts the first dogfight in history; flying a Sopwith Tabloid, he forces down a German Albatros C.I two-seater, an amazing achievement as his Sopwith [...]

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First Chinese-Built Legacy 650 Flies

Aug 28, 2013 No Comments

The first Embraer Legacy 650 super-midsize jet built in China completed its maiden flight Tuesday. It was assembled by Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry (HEAI), the joint venture between Embraer and Aviation Industry Corp. of China (Avic) that previously manufactured EMB-145 regional jets upon which the Legacy is based. Delivery of the first Harbin-built Legacy 650 to [...]

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PHOTOS: MAKS 2013 Opening

Aug 28, 2013 No Comments

This year’s MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon opened Tuesday at an airport near Moscow with a variety of military aircraft displays and demonstrations. The event, which runs through Monday, has been held every odd year since 1993 and has become a popular place for aviation-related companies from Russia, China and other countries to do [...]

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Ramstein Air Show Disaster Remembered

Aug 28, 2013 No Comments

In a quiet, wooded patch of land in view of the flightline, community members gathered for a heartfelt ceremony today at Ramstein Air Base in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of one of the worst air show disasters in history. About 100 people — a mix of those who were at the air show [...]

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