Military

Wildcat to Be Raised From Lake Michigan Friday

Dec 06, 2012 2 Comments

A submerged World War II fighter is scheduled to be raised from Lake Michigan Friday at the Waukegan, Ill., harbor. The plane, a Grumman (Eastern Aircraft) FM-2 Wildcat, had been sitting at the bottom of the lake off the Chicago shoreline for more than 65 years after crashing during a carrier operations training flight. The [...]

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South African C-47 Crashes, 11 Dead

Dec 06, 2012 No Comments

A military plane has crashed in South Africa’s mountainous east, killing 11 officers, the air force said on Thursday. “On board the aircraft was a crew of six and five passengers and it was confirmed that there are no survivors,” the South African Air Force said in a statement. The wreckage of the Douglas C-47TP Turbo [...]

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Texas Warbird Group to Hold Christmas Night at the Museum

Dec 06, 2012 No Comments

The sights and sounds of warbirds will be featured  at the Greatest Generation Aircraft’s Christmas Night at the Museum tonight at the Vintage Flying Museum at Fort Worth’s Meacham Field at 505 NW 38th St. The stars of the event, the non-profit group’s holiday fundraiser, will be the GGA’s North American B-25 “Pacific Prowler,” Douglas C-47 “Southern [...]

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Air Guard F-15 Pilot Investigated for Low Pass

Dec 06, 2012 No Comments

A Florida Air National Guard F-15 Eagle pilot is under investigation based on reports that an aircraft was flying too low Tuesday over a Des Moines, Iowa, neighborhood. The Boeing F-15 from the 125th Fighter Wing based at the Jacksonville International Airport was flying to Sioux City, Iowa, for scheduled maintenance when residents complained the [...]

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Chinese Fighter Crashes into House

Dec 04, 2012 No Comments

A military jet on a routine training flight crashed into a house in southern China on Tuesday, setting the building on fire and injuring several people inside, state media reported. China Central Television said the pilot ejected and parachuted to safety before the crash in Shantou city in Guangdong province. It said one of the [...]

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U.S. Denies Iran’s Reports of Captured Drone

Dec 04, 2012 No Comments

Iran said on Tuesday it had captured a U.S. intelligence drone in its airspace over the Gulf in the last few days, but the U.S. military quickly denied having lost any unmanned aircraft in the Middle East. The incident highlighted tensions in the Gulf as the Islamic Republic and the United States demonstrate their military capabilities in [...]

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In the Viper: A Reporter Rides the F-16

Dec 04, 2012 No Comments

Editor’s note: Aviation Week reporter Amy Butler recently flew a Lockheed Martin F-16D Fighting Falcon, the iconic fighter its pilots refer to as the Viper. The U.S. Air Force’s D model she rode is the latest in a long line of attack jets equipped to suppress and kill enemy radar sites. Butler’s report takes a [...]

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Flights Rerouted Ahead of North Korean Rocket Launch

Dec 03, 2012 No Comments

South Korea said today it plans to reroute passenger flights over the Yellow Sea to avoid possible collisions with debris from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to launch this month. The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said it made the decision after learning that North Korea had informed China and Singapore of [...]

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