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Texas Flying Legends to Star at AIRSHO

Texas Flying Legends to Star at AIRSHO

This year at the Commemorative Air Force AIRSHO, warbirds will invade the skies of West Texas in ways never seen before with an amazing air performance from the Texas Flying Legends Museum, which will have six of its 11-aircraft fleet in attendance, including a rare Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero. The museum will participate in both flying […]
National Stearman Fly-In Underway in Iowa

National Stearman Fly-In Underway in Iowa

The Stearman Model 75, produced between 1935 and 1945 in Wichita, Kans., was not the only primary trainer flown by the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Navy in the World War II era. But the 8,428 biplanes that came from the Stearman factory became an aviation icon because more military pilots took their first […]

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Fans Flock to Zero Dismantle

Fans Flock to Zero Dismantle

Japan’s Tokorozawa Aviation Museum held a viewing Sept. 1 of the dismantling work on what is believed to be the world’s only airworthy Mitsubishi Zero fighter still with its original engine in preparation for its return to California. In December, the museum borrowed the World War II-era Zero, bearing the identification numbers 61-120, from the […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1913 – Birth of Bruno Dilley, German World War II dive bomber pilot and decorated Luftwaffe officer; a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Dilley later performs the first bombing raid of the war. 1929 – First flight of the Travel Air Type R “Mystery Ship,” an American wire-braced, low-wing racing […]

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RAF Sends Typhoons to Med Bases

RAF Sends Typhoons to Med Bases

The UK is sending six Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon jets to Cyprus to defend the strategically important bases on the island against potential retaliatory attacks from the regime of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. The Ministry of Defence confirmed that the fighters were flying to the Mediterranean on Thursday morning, ahead of any possible military action against Syria in the coming days. The […]
Predator Drone Helps Fight Rim Fire

Predator Drone Helps Fight Rim Fire

As crews advanced against a giant wildfire around Yosemite National Park, fire commanders said they would maintain use of a General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone to give them early views of any new flare-ups across in the remote and rugged landscape. The Rim Fire expanded to 301 square miles, but crews had a productive day […]

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Louisiana B-52s Head to Guam

Louisiana B-52s Head to Guam

By U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Katherine Holt, 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs Aviators, maintainers and Boeing B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from Louisiana’s Barksdale Air Force Base went to Andersen AFB, Guam, this week to demonstrate the United States’ continued commitment to stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region. Global Strike Command’s deployment of bombers to Andersen not only […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1894 – Birth of Bernard Artigau, French World War I flying ace; he also was a pioneering commercial pilot who served in World War II. 1914 – South Africa’s Norman Spratt conducts the first dogfight in history; flying a Sopwith Tabloid, he forces down a German Albatros C.I two-seater, an amazing achievement as his Sopwith […]

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Air Force Museum Gets C-21A

Air Force Museum Gets C-21A

By Sarah Swan, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force One of the U.S. Air Force’s first C-21A landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force today at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The Learjet C-21A, a twin-engine jet, was the military version of the Learjet 35A business aircraft. It provided airlift […]
PHOTOS: MAKS 2013 Opening

PHOTOS: MAKS 2013 Opening

This year’s MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon opened Tuesday at an airport near Moscow with a variety of military aircraft displays and demonstrations. The event, which runs through Monday, has been held every odd year since 1993 and has become a popular place for aviation-related companies from Russia, China and other countries to do […]
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