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October Historic Month for Louisiana Crashes

October Historic Month for Louisiana Crashes

Oct. 20 was a bad day in the life of Louisiana military flying crews, Shreveport (La.) Times readers learned to their sorrow many times over past decades as they read the news the next morning. Crashes in 1942 and 1944 claimed several lives and three airframes at Barksdale Field, near Bossier City, and 50 years […]
Texas Tech to Open Vietnam Museum

Texas Tech to Open Vietnam Museum

The Texas Aviation Heritage Foundation Inc. has announced the kickoff of a fundraising campaign to establish a Vietnam War museum at Texas Tech in Lubbock. At a luncheon hosted by the Hillcrest Country Club honoring local pilots who flew in the Vietnam war, U.S. Air Force Col. David Lewis, president of TAFHI, said the goal […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1905 – Birth of Andrea Zotti, Spanish War Italian flying ace. 1927 – Four Supermarine Southampton flying boats of the Royal Air Force Far East Flight, under the command of Group Capt. H.M. Cave-Browne-Cave, leave Plymouth, England, for a 27,000-mile cruise to Egypt, India, Australia, Japan and Singapore. 1951 – The Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck (shown above), the […]
USAF Museum Reopens

USAF Museum Reopens

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, reopened at 9 a.m. today. “We greatly appreciate the ability to reopen the museum and apologize for the inconvenience the closure caused our national and international visitors,” said Museum Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson. “We are excited to […]

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IWM’s Fw 190 Now at Cosford

IWM’s Fw 190 Now at Cosford

In the dark days of the Second World War, the German Luftwaffe sent wave after wave of Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighters up against the RAF. Only 28 of those aircraft remain – and one of them has now gone on display at the RAF Museum Cosford. But the plane is no stranger to museums – it […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1895 – Birth of Keith Logan “Grid” Caldwell, New Zealand World War I fighter ace and World War II Royal New Zealand Air Force high-ranking officer. 1912 – The first aerial bomb is used by Bulgarian Air Force pilots Radul Milkov and Prodan Toprakchiev on the Turkish railway station of Karaagac (near Edirne) during the Balkan […]

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Presidential VC-9C Makes Last Flight

Presidential VC-9C Makes Last Flight

A significant piece of presidential history is flying into Castle today. A McDonnell Douglas VC-9C that once flew former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton and former first ladies from Rosalynn Carter to Laura Bush and all vice presidents from Walter Mondale to Dick Cheney is due at 1 p.m. at the Castle Airport – […]
Indiana Man to Celebrate Historic Flight

Indiana Man to Celebrate Historic Flight

A Miami County, Ind., U.S. Air Force pilot became an overnight celebrity 50 years ago today after he flew a supersonic bomber jet on a record-shattering flight from Tokyo to London that captured the attention of the world. Sidney J. Kubesch, a Texas native who ended up moving to Miami County after marrying a Peru […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1892 – Birth of James Joseph Wellwood, Australian World War I flying ace. 1933 – First run of the Rolls-Royce Merlin, a British V-12 piston engine; initially known as the PV-12, the 1,650-cu. in. liquid-cooled powerplant became known as the Merlin when the company began naming its piston aero engines after birds of prey. 1946 – Death […]
Florida Air Show Promises Variety

Florida Air Show Promises Variety

Attack helicopter flights? Balloon rides? General admission to the formerly “invite only” Friday night air show? A 5K run? The 24th Annual Stuart Air Show, set for Nov. 1-2 at Witham Field in Stuart, Fla., promises several new and exciting attractions. Fly a warbird, balloon or chopper. See a balloon glow. See aerial stunts from […]
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