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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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On This Day in Aviation History

Jan 21, 2014 No Comments

1900 – Birth of Anselm Franz, pioneering Austrian jet engine engineer known for the development of the Jumo 004, the world’s first mass-produced turbojet engine. 1920 – Ten de havilland DH.9s (shown) are dispatched to form “Z Force” and are used for bombing, strafing and as air ambulances during the Royal Air Force’s first “Little [...]

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Stallion 51, Mercy Flight Offer Raffle

Jan 17, 2014 No Comments

If you’d like to fly a North American P-51 Mustang, then Stallion 51 has a deal for you. For only $20 per ticket, the Florida-based company is sponsoring a raffle, benefitting Mercy Flight Southeast, that will award the lucky winner a half-day P-51 orientation experience at Kissimmee Gateway Airport plus round-trip airfare to Orlando up [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Jan 17, 2014 No Comments

1886 – Birth of Glenn Luther Martin, American aviation pioneer; he would later found the Glenn L. Martin Co. His legacy survives today as part of Lockheed Martin Corp. 1902 – Gustave Whitehead flies his Whitehead Aeroplane No. 22 flying boat on a 7-mile flight over Long Island Sound in New York and lands safely. [...]

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