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Dreamlifter Leaves ‘Wrong’ Airport

Nov 21, 2013 No Comments

A Boeing Dreamlifter jumbo jet has taken flight after accidentally landing at Jabara Airport in Kansas late Wednesday. A team of pilots came in from New York to pilot the plane down the runway, which is normally too short to handle a plane of that size. No one was hurt and the plane and airfield were [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Nov 21, 2013 No Comments

1897 – Birth of John Joseph Seerley, Jr., American World War I flying ace who also served in World War II. 1916 – First flight of the Breguet 14, a French biplane bomber and reconnaissance aircraft; it is the first aircraft in mass production to use large amounts of metal rather than wood in its [...]

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Boeing Company Jet Lands at Wrong Airport

Nov 21, 2013 No Comments

A Boeing 747 jumbo jet used to haul parts of 787 Dreamliner jets around the world landed at the wrong Kansas airport Wednesday evening. Photos from a Wichita, Kan. local CBS affiliate show the heavily-modified, 235-foot long jumbo jet on the ground at Jabara Airport, a small area airport, about 8 miles north of the jet’s intended destination of [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Nov 20, 2013 No Comments

1907 – Birth of Miguel García Pardo, Spanish Nationalist flying ace of the Spanish Civil War; he is credited with the only victory flying a Heinkel He 112 in Spain. 1945 – First flight of the Saab 91 Safir, a Swedish single-engine trainer aircraft. 1953 – U.S. Navy pilot Scott Crossfield flies the Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket (shown above) past [...]

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Museum Celebrates Hornet’s First Flight

Nov 20, 2013 No Comments

In celebration of the F/A-18 Hornet’s 35th anniversary, the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum let visitors climb into the cockpit of an actual F/A-18 and added an additional display in the museum aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov. 16-17. “We opened up the F/A-18 on display for servicemembers and their families to see it [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Nov 19, 2013 No Comments

1897 – Birth of Harry von Bülow-Bothkamp, German World War I and World War II flying ace; he is one of the few two-war aces in history. 1915 – The first combat search and rescue by aircraft in history is done by Royal Navy pilot Richard Bell Davies, who picks up his friend shot down [...]

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Hagerstown Museum Gets C-123

Nov 19, 2013 No Comments

Built in Hagerstown, Md., more than 50 years ago, a Fairchild C-123K Provider aircraft is finally returning home. Out of the 300-plus C-123s that were built in Hagerstown, there are only a handful that are still flying, and this is one of them. Hagerstown Aviation Museum President John Seburn discovered this particular C-123 plane’s existence after stumbling across a listing [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments

1911 – The first British seaplane to leave the water, and the first seaplane to take off from British waters, is an Avro Type D piloted by Royal Navy Commander Oliver Schwann. He lifts off from Cavendish Dock, Barrow-in-Furness, England, briefly, but falls back into the water and damages the Avro. 1923 – Birth of [...]

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