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Michigan Air Show Packs ‘Em In

Michigan Air Show Packs ‘Em In

The Thunder Over Michigan air show rumbled the heavens over Willow Run Airport during its final day Sunday. Preliminary estimates indicate up to 40,000 people attended the two-day event that kicked off Saturday — serving up excitement and American aviation history, which was not always airborne. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson knows […]
USMC Ospreys Continue Okinawa Move

USMC Ospreys Continue Okinawa Move

The U.S. Marine Corps resumed deployment of the Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey aircraft on Aug. 12 to Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, one week after a different military rescue helicopter crashed in a mountainous area of Camp Hansen, heightening safety concerns. After the accident, the Marines announced they were delaying deployment of 10 Osprey aircraft to Marine […]

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ITA 1/72 Shawnee "Flying Banana" - 600x120

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Ohio ‘Thud’ to Be Restored

Ohio ‘Thud’ to Be Restored

The F-105B Thunderchief won’t ever fly again, but a small team of restorationists is hoping to make it look like it could. The group is restoring the F-105 that’s been sitting for years in front of Ohio’s Zanesville Municipal Airport. Right now, the Cold War-era plane is looking a little scraggly — corroded metal, holes […]
Warbirds Gather for Museum’s New Wing

Warbirds Gather for Museum’s New Wing

Some of the rarest aircraft in the world have landed at the Fargo, N.D., Air Museum for a big weekend and a big ground breaking. Ground will be broken Saturday at 10 a.m. on the new Beck-Odegaard Wing of the museum. The new building will be 100 by 150 feet and house a variety of aircraft, […]

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WW II First Dogfights

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1892 – Birth of Norman MacMillan, Scottish World War I flying ace, test pilot and author who also served in World War II. 1918 – World War I flying aces James Keating, an American, and observer-gunner Edward Simpson, a Brit, shoot down four Fokker D.VII fighters with their Airco D.H.9, a biplane bomber. 1945 – […]
Red Arrows Begin Busy Weekend

Red Arrows Begin Busy Weekend

Touching down at England’s Bristol Airport today are the Royal Air Force Red Arrows and Typhoon aerobatic display teams for the 35th annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court, Europe’s largest ballooning event. It’s a spectacular, free, four days of fun for the whole family that began Thursday and ends Sunday. Estimated time of […]

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Minnesota Fly-In Celebrates 45 Years

Minnesota Fly-In Celebrates 45 Years

Milaca Airport patrons and guests expect anywhere from 100 to 150 airplanes to land Saturday and Sunday during the annual Fly-In at Milaca, Minn. In its 45th year, the Fly-In attracts planes big and small, reconstructed or built by hand, old and new. The two-day event offers camping and a hearty breakfast served Sunday morning […]
‘Sentimental Journey’ to Visit Canada

‘Sentimental Journey’ to Visit Canada

A legendary Second World War aircraft will be doing what few of its kind are capable of doing when it flies to Winnipeg for a seven-day visit at the Western Canadian Aviation Museum. It arrives Monday. “Sentimental Journey,” a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that flew in the Pacific theatre during the war, is being […]

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WWII RAF Pilot Remembered

WWII RAF Pilot Remembered

Wreckage from a Battle of Britain pilot’s plane has gone on display in a Sussex, England, pub just yards from where it crashed, burying him for 56 years. Royal Air Force Sgt. Dennis Noble’s Hawker Hurricane was shot down over Hove in August 1940. His body remained buried with his plane under Woodhouse Road until 1996, when […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1895 – Birth of Jean Marie Dominique Navarre, French World War I flying ace and test pilot. 1901 – Wilbur Wright achieves a flight of 389 feet at Kitty Hawk, N.C., in the Wright 1901 glider. 1929 – The Graf Zeppelin (LZ 127) begins its circumnavigation of the globe at Lakehurst, N.J. 1946 – First flight of the Convair […]
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