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RAF Gets Final Chinook HC6s

RAF Gets Final Chinook HC6s

Boeing has delivered the last of 14 new-build CH-47 Chinook HC6 helicopters to the UK’s Royal Air Force, taking the service’s total inventory of the heavy-lift type to 60. Based at RAF Odiham in the south of England, the UK’s Chinook force also includes the HC3 and HC4 variants, with the former in the process of […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1889 – Birth of Andre René Celestin Herbelin, French World War I flying ace. 1932 – Wolfgang von Gronau and crew in a Dornier Wal complete the first flight around the world by a seaplane. The flight takes a 111 days. 1951 – First flight of the Fiat G.80 (-3 shown), a military single-engine trainer and Italy’s first […]

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“A date which will live in infamy”

“A date which will live in infamy”

Today, December 7, is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is observed in the United States to honor the victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941. This day or remembrance was designated by the United States Congress on August 23, 1994, and includes the tradition […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1920 – Birth of Walter “Nowi” Nowotny, Austrian-born German World War II fighter ace. 1926 – A Stinson Detroiter being delivered to Canadian Air Express is the first airplane inspected (and passed) by the U.S. government. 1941 – Death of Gordon Metcalfe Duncan, Scottish World War I flying ace. 1942 – First flight of the Bell […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1908 – Englishman John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-Brabazon (later Lord Tara of Brabazon) makes a flight of 1,350 feet in a Voisin biplane at Issy-les-Moulineaux in France. 1938 – First flight of the Miles M.18 (Mk.2 model shown), a British single-engine, low-winged monoplane. 1952 – Birth of Ronald “Ron” Michael Sega, American engineer, U.S. Air Force […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1892 – Birth of Jerry Cox Vasconcells, American World War I flying ace and commercial pilot. 1968 – First flight of the Anahuac Tauro (shown), a Mexican agricultural low-wing monoplane. 1972 – Death of Friedrich Christiansen, German World War I seaplane fighter ace. 1995 – Cameroon Airlines Flight 3701, the Boeing 737-200 “Nyong,” crashes after losing control on its second […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

  1898 – Birth of Indra Lal Roy, first Indian World War I flying ace. 1943 – More than 100 Junkers Ju 88 bombers of the Luftwaffe bombs the harbour of Bari, Italy, sinking numerous cargo and transport ships, including an American Liberty ship, the John Harvey, with a stockpile of World War I-era mustard […]
Ex-Army Ute Arrives in Florida

Ex-Army Ute Arrives in Florida

WarbirdsNews recently reported on progress with the 138th Aviation Company Memorial in Florida and their efforts to create a fitting monument to the service and sacrifice of the men and women of their unit from the Viet Nam War through the Gulf War. Two weeks ago, they transported a former U.S. Army Beech RU-21A Ute from the donor, Dynamic Aviation in […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1898 – Birth of Orlando Clive “Bridget” Bridgeman, British World War I flying ace. 1905 – The Aero Club of America is established in New York City. 1938 – A Lufthansa Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor makes the airline’s first flight to Japan, flying non-stop from Berlin to Tokyo via Basra, Karachi, and Hanoi. The 8,841-mile flight […]
Last C-17 Leaves Long Beach Factory

Last C-17 Leaves Long Beach Factory

The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif., departed on Sunday, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach. The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company’s San Antonio location, where it will remain until delivery to the Qatar […]
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