Military

Georgia Air Force Museum Downsizing

Jan 24, 2014 No Comments

A game of musical airplanes is in progress at the Museum of Aviation near Warner Robins, Ga. As a result of downsizing that began last year, some of the remaining aircraft have moved to more prominent locations, and others that were outside are now in hangars. New exhibits also have been added, and others are [...]

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Sarasota-Bradenton to Host Vintage Planes

Jan 24, 2014 No Comments

A trio of historic World War II airplanes, plus another that predates American combat in the war by more than a decade, will wing it to Florida’s Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport for a stopover next week and aviation buffs couldn’t be happier. First up is a visit Monday through Wednesday by two heavy bombers from the [...]

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Blue Angels Return to California

Jan 24, 2014 No Comments

As they have for more than 50 years, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels took to the skies and returned to their winter home here in El Centro, Calif., Thursday afternoon. The Navy’s famed flight demonstration squadron traveled from its home in Pensacola, Fla., to El Centro, where it will remain until this year’s Naval Air Facility El [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Jan 23, 2014 No Comments

1899 – Birth of George Pearson Glen Kidston, British record-breaking aviator and motor racing driver. 1909 – First flight of the Blériot XI (Thulin A variant shown), a light and sleek monoplane constructed of oak and poplar and cloth-covered flying surfaces; it becomes one of the most successful monoplanes designed and built before World War I. 1944 – Off [...]

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Indonesian Helicopter, Crew Found Safe

Jan 23, 2014 No Comments

By The Jakarta (Indonesia) Globe An Indonesian army helicopter that went missing over the jungles of Borneo on Wednesday made an emergency landing because of bad weather: all 10 people on board were found safe, the army chief said on Thursday. “The pilot, Capt. Paul Maraden Simatupang, and co-pilot, Second Lt. M. Kholic, decided to [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Jan 22, 2014 No Comments

1889 – Birth of Harry George Hawker (shown), Australian aviation pioneer and co-founder of Hawker Aircraft. 1918 – Canadian World War I fighter ace George Robert Howsam scores four victories with his Sopwith Camel. 1931 – First flight of the Bristol Type 118, a British two-seat biplane prototype for overseas markets. 1933 – Jean Mermoz lands his Couzinet 70 ”Arc [...]

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Indonesian Army Helicopter Missing

Jan 22, 2014 No Comments

By The Jakarta (Indonesia) Globe A military Bell 412 helicopter carrying ten soldiers went missing on Wednesday over the jungles of North Kalimantan, an Indonesian province on the island of Borneo, while on an inland logistical operation. The helicopter had left from Tarakan, bound for Long Iram in the district of Nunukan, when it lost [...]

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Air & Space Museum Hosts Open House

Jan 22, 2014 No Comments

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the companion facility to the National Air & Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a free open house on Saturday. The center, with its two huge hangars — the Boeing Aviation Hangar and the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar — display thousands of [...]

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