Military

Air Force Museum Galleries Open Again

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

All galleries at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, have re-opened following their temporary closure due to necessary maintenance on the Douglas A-1E Skyraider. An inspection conducted last Friday by museum restoration staff found that the aircraft contained fuel. Although there was no sign of fuel leakage, museum and Wright-Patterson [...]

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Four Named to ’13 Class of Hall of Fame

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

Two former military and two civilian aviators were elected on Monday for enshrinement at National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) next year. The four men will be joining the roster of 215 men and women air and space pioneers who have been inducted by the NAHF since its founding in 1962 in a ceremony next October in [...]

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Mosquito to Visit New Zealand Museum

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

The world’s only flying de Haviland Mosquito aircraft will visit the Classic Flyers Aviation Museum in Tauranga, New Zealand, on Wednesday. Weather permitting, the recently restored World War II twin-engine wooden fighter-bomber is expected to be on display until 4:30 p.m. The public will also have an opportunity to hear from pilot Keith Skilling and to [...]

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Air Force Celebrates Wright Brothers’ Flight

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

The 109th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight will be celebrated Monday with a wreath laying at the Wright Brothers Memorial at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The event begins at 10:15 a.m. Eastern and is open to the public. Amanda Wright Lane, great grandniece of the Wright brothers and Colonel Cassie Barlow, 88th Air [...]

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Navy Helicopter Crew Injured During Landing

Dec 14, 2012 No Comments

A Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter crash landed at North Island Naval Air Station late Wednesday night, putting all four crew members in the hospital. The helicopter, assigned to North Island’s HSM-75 Wolfpack squadron, was significantly damaged in what the Navy described as a “hard landing” on the tarmac. The aircraft remained on the landing area, sitting [...]

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Iwakuni Fetes First Civilian Flight in 48 Years

Dec 14, 2012 No Comments

A new military-civilian airport in the Japanese city of Iwakuni opened Thursday with an All Nippon Airways flight to Haneda airport in Tokyo, marking the first commercial flight from the area in 48 years. Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport in Yamaguchi Prefecture is the 98th airport in Japan and cost ¥1.32 billion, or more than $15 million, [...]

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Texas L-29 Crash Kills 2

Dec 13, 2012 No Comments

Emergency crews and investigators remained at the scene of a plane crash Thursday afternoon near the border of Kaufman and Ellis counties southeast of Dallas, Texas. Video from KTVT’s Chopper 11 showed the limited burned out remains of what was a fixed-wing jet aircraft. CBS 11 News sources have confirmed two people were on the plane. Federal [...]

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Iraq Takes Delivery of Super Herc

Dec 13, 2012 No Comments

Lockheed Martin delivered a C-130J Super Hercules to the Iraqi Air Force at formal ceremonies in Marietta, Ga., on Wednesday. This is one of the initial three aircraft of a total of six C-130Js ordered by Iraq. The other two of these initial three aircraft departed yesterday for Iraq. The remaining three C-130Js will be [...]

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