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Algerian Military Plane Crashes in France Kills Four

Nov 10, 2012 No Comments

An Algerian military transport plane flying home from Paris crashed in southeast France on Friday, killing four of the six people aboard, police and fire brigade sources said. They said the other two people were missing after the plane crashed in a mountainous, uninhabited area near the city of Avignon. About 70 firefighters put out a blaze at [...]

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Tuskegee Airmen Veteran Carter Dies

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Herbert E. Carter died Thursday at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Ala. He was 95. Carter was a university alumnus and member of the original cadre of the 99th Fighter Squadron of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. He flew combat missions during the North African, Sicilian, Italian and European campaigns [...]

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Viking Delivers First of Six Twin Otters to Vietnamese Navy

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments

Patience, diligence and a lot of hard work paid off Thursday as Viking Air handed over the first of six Twin Otter aircraft to the Vietnamese navy in a ceremony at one of its hangars at Victoria International Airport in British Columbia, Canada. It’s taken more than three years and more than a few leaps of [...]

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Video: Go Behind the Scenes of Skyfall

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments

Want to know what it’s like to film helicopter scenes in a James Bond film? Check out this video, courtesy of AugstaWestland, to see the AW101 and AW159 Lynx Wildcats, which played exciting roles in Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film that debuted on the big screen last month.

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Champaign Aviation Museum Partners with Foundation

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments

The Champaign Aviation Museum in Urbana, Ohio, has partnered with the Springfield Foundation for the administration and oversight of an endowment to support its operations and collections. One of the main focuses of the museum is the restoration of B-17 Flying Fortress “Champaign Lady.” “Partnering with the Springfield Foundation for the administration of the museum’s [...]

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End of an Era

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

Fifty-four years ago this week, the famed Bell X-1E rocket-powered flight research aircraft flew for the twenty-sixth and final time.  The flight marked the close of the highly productive twelve-year flight test history of the first series of X-aircraft. In the years immediately following World War II, the United States began a relentless pursuit of [...]

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MC-12s Could Provide Intel After Disasters

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

The ability of the Air Force’s Beechcraft MC-12 Liberty surveillance planes to provide real-time intel to troops in the war zone could prove an invaluable asset for patrols in the U.S., the chief of the Air National Guard said. The Air Force plans to transfer all 42 of its MC-12s to the Guard, but that proposal is [...]

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Aircraft on Hit List Support Storm Aftermath

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

Two different aircraft the Pentagon says the nation no longer needs are playing a prominent role in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, while National Guard leaders and elected officials fight to keep the aircraft in their fleet. One Florida Army Guard C-23 Sherpa delivered 6,500 pounds of Meals Ready to Eat from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Farmingdale, N.Y., over the weekend. On Monday, [...]

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