De Havilland Tiger Moth Steals the Show

Oct 09, 2012 No Comments

A de Havilland Tiger Moth from the 1930s was the focus of all eyes during a flyby at the Indian Air Force Day parade at the Hindon Air Force Station on the outskirts of New Dehli on Monday. The aircraft stole the show in the absence of aerobatic displays by the grounded Suryakiran planes and [...]

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National Aviation Hall of Fame Ceremony to Stay in Ohio for 2013

Oct 09, 2012 No Comments

A ceremony that attracts air and space luminaries to mark the enshrinement of aviation pioneers and trailblazers will stay in Dayton, Ohio, in 2013. The National Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Directors decided the coveted ceremony dubbed “the Oscar’s night in aviation” will stay in the hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright at least through [...]

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Sudan Military Plane Crashes Near Capital

Oct 08, 2012 No Comments

A Sudanese military plane carrying personnel and equipment to the strife-torn Darfur region crashed near the capital Khartoum on Sunday killing 15 people on board, the army said. The plane’s engine stopped working and the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing when it went down about 40 km (25 miles) southwest of the Khartoum [...]

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Israel Shoots Down Drone

Oct 06, 2012 No Comments

The Israeli air force shot down an unmanned drone Saturday over the northern Negev desert, the nation’s military said. The Israeli Defense Forces spotted the drone, which did not carry any weapons or explosives, hovering over Gaza before it entered Israeli airspace, military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich said. Forces kept the drone under surveillance until a fighter [...]

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Russian Air Force Accepts First Yak-130

Oct 05, 2012 No Comments

Russia’s Irkut aircraft-manufacturing plant delivered the first six Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten combat trainers to the Russian Air Force on Thursday, a spokesman for the Western Military District said. “On October 4, the first batch of Yak-130 combat trainers fly from the Irkut plant to the Borisoglebsk airfield (Voronezh region) after an extensive flight testing program,” Col. Andrei [...]

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Taiwanese Pilot Killed in Warplane Crash

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments

A Taiwanese pilot died Wednesday when the Dassault Mirage 2000 he was flying in France burst into a ball of flames after crashing in a forest, officials said. The jet went down in the eastern district of Froideconche, the French military press office said in a statement that did not give the cause of the accident. [...]

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Four to Be Inducted in National Aviation Hall of Fame

Oct 03, 2012 No Comments

Local sponsors made the difference in keeping the National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement event dubbed “America’s Oscar Night of Aviation” in Dayton, Ohio, this Saturday after fears the ceremony would be wooed to North Carolina, an organizer said. Area sponsors pledged about $200,000 to keep the 50th anniversary event that celebrates aerospace luminaries in [...]

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Romania to Buy 12 F-16 Falcons from Portugal

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments

The 12 Lockheed Martin F-16 Falcon multirole combat aircraft Romania is to purchase second-hand from Portugal will cost about 120 million euros or more than $155 million, Romanian Minister of National Defence Corneliu Dobritoiu told news agency Agerpres on Monday. The rest of the multi-million-euro contract will go to logistic support, which “would have been the same [...]

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