Military

Pearl Harbor Flight Recalls Uncle’s USS Arizona Death

Feb 04, 2013 No Comments

After 11 hours nonstop from New York to Honolulu, I had no plans to hit the beach for surfing. I was hooking up with an outfit called Pacific Warbirds that takes tourists on thrill rides aboard a vintage North American SNJ-5 airplane. I would fly over Pearl Harbor on the single-prop aircraft at the same altitude as the Japanese [...]

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Flying High with the 117th Air Refueling Wing

Feb 02, 2013 No Comments

Fueling the fight from thousands of feet in the air, The Alabama Air National Guard plays a vital role in protecting our nation and going to war.  CBS 42′S Mike McClanahan brings us a bird’s eye view of the 117 Refueling Wing based in Birmingham, Ala. “So…aerial refueling is our primary mission. We also do [...]

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Bomb Group that Fought Nazis Renovates Museum

Feb 02, 2013 No Comments

A World War II military history museum, an effort by the veterans, spouses and friends of the 390th Bomb Group, is getting a multimillion-dollar upgrade. The 390th Memorial Museum is located on the grounds of Arizona’s Pima Air and Space Museum and is known as a “museum within a museum.” It houses memorabilia and artifacts [...]

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Iran Unveils Stealth Fighter

Feb 02, 2013 No Comments

Iran today unveiled a new indigenous fighter jet, which is said to be similar to a U.S.-made warplane. The Qaher-313 (Conqueror-313) advanced military aircraft was put on display during a ceremony on Saturday in the presence of the Commander of Iran’s Army Major General Ataollah Salehi, Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Commander of the [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Feb 01, 2013 No Comments

1885 – Death of Stanislas Charles Henri Dupuy de Lôme, French naval architect and Navigable balloons designer. 1913 – Birth of Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, OBE, AFC, FRAeS, World War II Royal Air Force officer, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve officer and test pilot. He test-flew every mark of the Supermarine Spitfire. 1920 – World War I U.S. ace (twelve [...]

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Army Aviation Episode of History Channel’s “Top Gear” Airs Feb. 5

Feb 01, 2013 No Comments

Top Gear, an American motoring television series on the History Channel, is scheduled to air their second episode of its third season on Tuesday, February 5, which was filmed inside the gates of Fort Campbell, Ky., last fall. The week-long production combined Hollywood magic with the military might of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division [...]

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Foundation to Retrace and Document Secret Air Route to Russia

Jan 31, 2013 No Comments

The story of the top-secret northern and Alaska-Siberia air routes and the incredible effort that delivered nearly 8,000 military aircraft from the U.S. to the former Soviet Union during World War II is being told in “Warplanes to Siberia,” an upcoming documentary by the BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation. As part of the project, a fact-based, multi-part feature [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Jan 30, 2013 No Comments

1891 – Birth of Walter Herschel Beech, American pioneer aviator, co-founder with his wife of Beech Aircraft Co. 1911 – Longest over-water flight to date was made by Canadian J. A. D. McCurdy on a Curtiss pusher biplane. He attempted to fly from Key West, Florida, to Havana, Cuba, but crashed after covering 96 miles. The U.S.S. [...]

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