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Aboard a C-130 During Airliner Search

Mar 12, 2014 No Comments

Day five of the search for the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 failed to find a trace of the Boeing 777-200 plane. The jetliner vanished from the radars on early Saturday morning with more then 200 passengers and crew on board. Singapore has dispatched three ships and two planes to join in search. For the video by Jeremy [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Mar 11, 2014 No Comments

1894 – Birth of Emil Thuy, German World War I fighter ace; he became an adviser to the Finnish air force and was involved in the secret origins of the Luftwaffe within the Soviet Union. 1918 – Canadian World War I fighter ace Frank Granger Quigley shoots down a balloon and later, in a single mission, three [...]

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NATO Flying Eastern Europe AWACS Missions

Mar 11, 2014 No Comments

On Monday, the North Atlantic Council announced that it is to begin flying airborne early warning flights in response to the situation in Ukraine, where pro-Russian forces are largely in control of Crimea. NATO will fly Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS (airborne early warning and control) aircraft in the airspace of member states Poland and Romania, which [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Mar 10, 2014 No Comments

1894 – Birth of Joseph Marie Xavier de Sevin, French World War I flying ace and World War II high-ranking officer. 1936 – First flight of the Fairey Battle (shown), a British single-engine light bomber. 1948 – NASA test pilot Herbert Henry Hoover becomes the first civilian to exceed the speed of sound when he [...]

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Snowbirds Recommit to Oregon Air Show

Mar 10, 2014 No Comments

In a surprise announcement recently, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds reversed direction and informed Oregon International Air Show officials that the team will in fact perform at this summer’s event. The announcement came four weeks after the Snowbirds cancelled all of their 2014 U.S. air show appearances — including their planned performances at Hillsboro’s air show [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Mar 07, 2014 No Comments

1906 – Birth of Ernest Archibald “Ernie” McNab, Canadian World War II fighter pilot; he later became the first scoring pilot for the RCAF in World War II. 1942 – Fifteen Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vs, carrying 90-gallon fuel tanks under their bellies, take off from HMS Eagle off the coast of Algeria on a 600-mile flight [...]

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Aviation Events Gear Up for Hopeful Season

Mar 07, 2014 No Comments

Sun ‘n Fun launches for the 40th time in Lakeland, Fla., on April 1 — less than four weeks away — and with aircraft sales back in positive growth mode, the mood is expected to be upbeat. The event will host its first-ever Job Fair, on Wednesday, April 2, at the Florida Air Museum, with recruiters in search [...]

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USAF F-15s to Patrol Baltics

Mar 07, 2014 No Comments

Six McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagles and more than 60 U.S. airmen from RAF Lakenheath, England, were en route Thursday to Lithuania to bolster NATO’s air policing mission over the Baltics region amid the crisis in nearby Ukraine. The Associated Press later reported that the fighter jets had arrived at Siauliai air base, Lithuania. U.S. Air [...]

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