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Boeing, Saab Debut T-X Entrant

Boeing and  partner Saab AB will use their two production T-X aircraft, revealed today, to show the U.S. Air Force the performance, affordability, and maintainability advantages of their approach. The Boeing T-X is an all-new aircraft designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force training mission, and takes advantage of the latest technologies, tools and manufacturing […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1886 – Amelie Beese, the first female German aviator and sculptor, is born. 1931 – The U.K. wins the Schneider Trophy when Lt. John Boothman completes the course at Calshot Spit in a Supermarine S.6B at 340.1 mph. 1940 – The Imperial Japanese Navy’s Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter scores its first aerial victories when a […]

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ITA 1/72 Shawnee "Flying Banana" - 600x120

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Intrepid Memorial for Tuskegee’s Brown

Intrepid Memorial for Tuskegee’s Brown

Roscoe Brown, who died July 2, got his wish Friday at the Intrepid Museum, as friends and family gathered to remember the pilot, educator, and activist. Roscoe Brown, the last of the Tuskegee Airmen pilots known to live on Long Island, told his family he did not want an elaborate church funeral. He wanted a […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1893 – Birth of Garfield Finlay, Australian World War I flying ace. 1931 – Lowell R. Bayles flying the Granville Gee Bee Model Z “City of Springfield,” wins the Thompson Trophy in Cleveland, Ohio, at an average speed of 236.24 mph. 1940 – First flight of the Blohm & Voss BV 222, a large, six-engined […]

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WW II First Dogfights

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Stearman Fly-In Under Way

Stearman Fly-In Under Way

Airplanes were built to soar, not collect dust in a hangar. That’s what makes the six-day-long National Stearman Fly-In, which started here in Galesburg, Ill., on Labor Day, different from many other warbird reunions. Most of the Stearmans brought to Galesburg are flown every day. They’re definitely not “hangar queens” or museum pieces. The Stearmans […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1893 – Birth of Claire Lee Chennault (shown), American military aviator, fierce advocate of “pursuit” or fight-interceptor aircraft, and commander of the “Flying Tigers” during World War II. 1910 – Géo Chavez flies reaches an altitude of 8,700 feet over Issy, France, with a Blériot XI monoplane. 1945 – First flight of the Beriev LL-143, […]

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A CV-22B Osprey assigned to the 7th Special Operations Squadron performs an aerial display of its capabilities during the Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, July 19, 2015. The U.S. participation in RIAT highlighted the strength of America’s commitment to the security of NATO and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best)

Osprey Flight to Honor 20th SOS at NMUSAF

As part of a salute to the heritage of the 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), two CV-22 Osprey aircraft will land on the front lawn at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m., and be on display for the public until their departure at 4 p.m. The aircraft […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1883 – Birth of Otto Splitgerber, German World War I flying ace. 1937 – Majorca-based Italian aircraft bomb a British merchant ship off Barcelona, Spain. 1958 – Death of Gilbert Ware Murlis Green, British World War I flying ace who served on many theaters, commanded two of the original night fighter squadrons and shot down […]

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After USAF OKs F-35 Ops, Report Notes Problems

After USAF OKs F-35 Ops, Report Notes Problems

A week after the U.S. Air Force declared its version of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 Lightning II jet ready for limited combat operations, the Pentagon’s top tester warned that the U.S. military’s costliest weapons program is still riddled with deficiencies. “In fact the program is actually not on a path toward success but instead on […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1912 – Royal Navy aviator Wilfred Parke becomes the first pilot ever to recover from a spin when he regains control of his Avro Type G biplane 50 feet from the ground at Larkhill, England. 1916 – Birth of Saburo Sakai, Japanese naval aviator and World War II fighter ace. 1919 – The world’s first […]
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