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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 06, 2013 No Comments

1910 – An international aviation meeting opens at Lanark, Scotland, drawing a wide range of flyers and airplanes. In all, 22 competitors participate. 1922 – Birth of Sir Frederick Alfred Laker, a British airline entrepreneur who’s best known for founding Laker Airways. 1944 – George Preddy, a U.S. fighter pilot, shoots down six Messerschmitt Bf [...]

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AirVenture Action Caught on Video

Aug 06, 2013 No Comments

For those of us not fortunate enough to attend this year’s AirVenture, the annual aviation love-in that features tiny homebuilts, multi-engined warbirds and everything in between, there’s good news. The Experimental Aircraft Association, the group that’s put on the now week-long event since 1953, has captured many of AirVenture 2013′s best moments on video for [...]

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Gathering of the Classics Set for Saturday

Aug 06, 2013 No Comments

The annual Gathering of the Classics at the Edenvale Aerodrome in Clearview Township, Ontario, Canada, is this Saturday. Organized by the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation, which is based at the airfield, the event will feature an array of vintage airplanes, cars and motorcycles. The foundation, comprised of aviation buffs, expects up to 250 aircraft will be [...]

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N.C. Air Show Expects Big Crowds

Aug 06, 2013 No Comments

The Winston-Salem Air Show in North Carolina, set for next month, could get a boost in attendance this year because federal sequestration has led to the cancellation of air shows across the country, organizers said. Of the typical 300 to 325 yearly air shows throughout the United States about 65 have been canceled this year, according [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments

1905 – Birth of Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan, Soviet aircraft designer who, in partnership with Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, founded the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau and the mind behind many MiG military planes. 1918 – The first American night patrol of World War I takes place when a Felixstowe F.2 A flying boat takes off from RAF Killinghome, England. 1950 – A [...]

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Museum Attempts Saving Rosie’s Plant

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments

The historic Michigan factory where the iconic Rosie the Riveter and thousands of other women built Consolidated B-24 Liberator bombers during World War II could face the wrecking ball two months from now. A modest nonprofit is trying to raise enough money to salvage some of the massive plant, which Ford sold to General Motors [...]

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Ex-Military Pilot Gets EAA Award

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments

Lowell Farrand of Ligonier, Ind., has lived a life of quiet satisfaction, concentrating on the activity that makes him the happiest: flying. Now at age 80, Farrand has been honored by the aviation industry for his many decades of dedication to aviation safety and research. He flew last week to Oshkosh, Wis., where Thursday night he [...]

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Delta Starts California Shuttle

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments

Delta Air Lines said it will begin hourly, nonstop Delta Shuttle service between Los Angeles International and San Francisco International airports beginning in September. The Delta Shuttle introduces 14 daily flights and a product tailored to business travelers while adding a California perspective to its popular New York-based shuttle. Flights depart beginning at 7 a.m. [...]

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