Military

Boeing MSA Demo Makes First Flight

Mar 05, 2014 No Comments

Boeing’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) demonstrator recently completed its first flight to verify airworthiness, an important milestone toward providing a low-risk and cost-effective maritime surveillance solution designed for search and rescue, anti-piracy patrols and coastal and border security. Boeing teammate Field Aviation conducted the successful testing during a four-hour flight on Feb. 28 from Toronto’s [...]

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Republic of China to Get More Apaches

Mar 04, 2014 No Comments

A new batch of Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters bought from the U.S are scheduled to arrive in Taiwan later this month, the R.O.C. Army said yesterday. The latest batch of six choppers is expected to arrive at Kaohsiung Harbor on March 17, an Army source told the Central News Agency yesterday. Army pilots will be [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Mar 03, 2014 No Comments

1887 – Birth of Josef Mai, German World War I fighter ace and World War II flight instructor. 1911 – U.S. Army Capt. Benjamin D. Foulois, navigating a course with Phillip Parmelee at the controls of a Wright Type B on loan from Robert F. Collier, makes the first official military reconnaissance flight while looking [...]

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TICO Airshow to Honor Tuskegee Airmen

Mar 03, 2014 No Comments

The Valiant Air Command will host the 37th Annual TICO Warbird Airshow next weekend in Titusville, Fla. This year’s program, to be held March 14-16, will be a special tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen and the missions they flew in their “Red Tail” North American P-51 Mustangs protecting U.S. bombers in Europe during World War II. Loaded [...]

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Ohio Group Assembling B-17

Mar 03, 2014 No Comments

They got one part for the World War II-era bomber from under an elderly woman’s porch in the next town, and another was bought from someone who had it hanging in a bar in Colorado. One chunk was a prop in a 1960s TV show, and the tail section was salvaged from a wreck deep [...]

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Navy F/A-18C Crashes, Pilot Dies

Mar 03, 2014 No Comments

A day after a fighter jet went down during a training exercise in western Nevada, the U.S. Navy said late Sunday that the military pilot had been killed in the crash. It took rescue crews several hours to reach the site of Saturday’s crash on a Navy range training complex east of Naval Air Station [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Feb 28, 2014 No Comments

1921 – Birth of Pierre Clostermann, a highly decorated French World War II flying ace, author, engineer, politician and sport fisherman. 1931 – Imperial Airways begins scheduled services between England and Africa using Armstrong Whitworth Argosys (shown). 1947 - U. S. Army Air Forces Capt. Robert E. Thacker and Lt. John M. Ard fly a North [...]

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Australia Readies for Centenary Air Show

Feb 28, 2014 No Comments

Pilots at Royal Australian Air Force bases around the country are practising their routines ahead of this weekend’s Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show at Point Cook. The Weekly visited East Sale RAAF base last Wednesday as the Roulettes rehearsed their aerobatics. Six members of the team will take part in an aerial display above Point Cook, while [...]

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