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Fix for JSF Engines Could Revive Test Fleet

Fix for JSF Engines Could Revive Test Fleet

Retrofitting a fix to the F135 propulsion systems in the 21-aircraft-strong Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II test fleet could begin in November and be complete as soon as early next year, according to Bennett Croswell, president of Pratt & Whitney military engines. This would finally get the program back into a solid pace of flight testing, which has been […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1901 – Birth of Sir Francis Charles Chichester, British aviator and sailor. 1916 – Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, scores his first victory, with an Albatros D.II over a Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b over Cambrai, France. 1941 – First operational sortie by a de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito is made by a […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1910 – In her homemade flyer at Hempstead Plains, N.Y., Bessica Medlar Raiche makes the first solo airplane flight by a woman in the U.S. to be accredited by the Aeronautical Society of America. 1932 – Cyril Frank Uwins set a world altitude record when he reaches a height of 43,976 feet in a modified […]
USAF Plans Major Step in LRS-B Program

USAF Plans Major Step in LRS-B Program

The U.S. Air Force plans to award a contract to build its new bomber to a single vendor by next spring or summer as part of its ongoing effort to engineer a stealthy long range bomber that can evade advanced air defenses, service leaders said Sept. 15 at the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference at […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1911 – Death of Édouard de Nié Port, French aircraft designer and pilot, co-founder with brother Charles of the eponymous Nieuport aircraft manufacturing company, Société Anonyme Des Établissements Nieuport, in a crash at Charmy, France. 1913 – Birth of Johannes “Macki” Steinhoff, German World War II fighter ace; he later became a senior West German […]
RCAF Raids Museum for Spare Parts

RCAF Raids Museum for Spare Parts

The Royal Canadian Air Force has quietly turned to an unusual source for spare parts to keep its venerable search-and-rescue airplanes flying: a museum. The Ottawa Citizen has learned that, in July 2012, air force technicians raided an old Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules airplane that is on display at the National Air Force Museum of […]

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Talon to be Towed to New Home

Talon to be Towed to New Home

Bowling Green, Ky., and Warren County streets will become a runway of sorts Sept. 21 as a recently restored airplane is moved to Aviation Heritage Park. A restored NASA T-38 Talon will be moved from the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport, where the restoration was completed and where the airplane was displayed as part of […]
Pilot Missing As Navy Hornets Collide

Pilot Missing As Navy Hornets Collide

The U.S. Navy is searching for one pilot and treating the injuries of another after two Boeing F/A-18 Hornets crashed after colliding Friday over the western Pacific while operating from an aircraft carrier. The aircraft, part of Carrier Air Wing 17 on the USS Carl Vinson, belonged to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 and Strike Fighter Squadron 113, according to a […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1896 – Birth of Edgar James Kingston McCloughry, Australian World War I fighter ace and balloon buster; post-WWI, he became an engineer and later served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. 1919 – The Schneider Trophy race is flown at Bournemouth, England; Italian Guido Janello, flying a Savoia S.13, is the only […]
Tributes Held for Pilot Lost at Air Races

Tributes Held for Pilot Lost at Air Races

The Reno Air Races will hold a tribute later this week for Lee Behel, the veteran pilot killed in a Monday crash at Reno-Stead Airport in Nevada. Behel, a past champion at the Reno National Championship Air Races and a retired fighter pilot for the Nevada Air National Guard, died in a crash on Monday during a […]
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