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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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Zeppelin Takes to Paris Skies

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments

Tourists seeking an original way to take in France’s famed countryside have a new way to do it – in a helium-filled Zeppelin. On Sunday Airship Paris’ 250-foot-long, 5-story airship began flights over the forests and villages northwest of Paris. The company says it’s received “lots” of reservations for flights. It says it’s the first [...]

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10 Electric Airplanes to Watch

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments

Solar Impulse, a one-seater solar-powered plane,completed a 5695-kilometer bunny hop across the United States on 6 July. The feat deservedly got a lot of attention, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg: Electric flying has been a reality for quite some time, and it’s never been more practical. Aviation is a slow-moving industry, but [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 02, 2013 No Comments

1896 – Birth of Cyril Frank Uwins, a British record-breaking test pilot for Bristol Aircraft; he would eventually fly 58 different types of airplanes before the end of his career. 1909 – The first flying machine purchased and put into service by a government is a Wright Flyer; the U.S. Army accepts its first airplane, as “Signal Corps (S.C.) [...]

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