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Russia Begins Baltic Border Helicopter Flights

Russia Begins Baltic Border Helicopter Flights

A newly formed Russian army helicopter brigade has begun training flights in the northwest of the country near the borders with the Baltic states of Estonia and Latvia, a spokesman for the Western Military District said Wednesday. “Helicopters of the army aviation brigade of the Western Military District, based in the Pskov region, have begun […]
Flying the RAF Typhoon Fighter

Flying the RAF Typhoon Fighter

The Royal Air Force’s Typhoons, otherwise known as the Eurofighter EF2000, is one of the most capable high performance fighter aircraft in the world. Although it lacks the stealth design features of cutting-edge “fifth-generation” fighter aircraft, it makes up for it in blistering performance and handling, a near seamless man-machine interface, and a defensive countermeasures […]

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Vulcan, C-17, Voyager to Appear at Cosford

Vulcan, C-17, Voyager to Appear at Cosford

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III and Airbus Voyager planes are currently in operation from RAF Brize Norton and will be coming to RAF Cosford for the first time on June 8. Air show organizers also confirmed that Avro Vulcan XH558 would be returning for the second year in a row. The Vulcan is the only aircraft of its […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1918 – Flying a Nieuport 28 fighter, the top-scoring American ace of World War I, Eddie Rickenbacker, scores his first victory when he downs a German Pfalz D.III fighter near Baussant, France. 1932 – Birth of Dmitri Alekseyevich Zayikin, Soviet fighter pilot, Cosmonaut, instructor and lead engineer at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center. 1959 – Death of Harold Blackburn, British […]

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RAF Typhoons Support Baltic Police Mission

RAF Typhoons Support Baltic Police Mission

Four Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s from the Royal Air Force’s 3 Squadron touched down at Siauliai air base in Lithuania on 28 April, to support Poland’s provision of quick reaction alert cover for the Baltic states from May 1. The deployment, from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, marks the first time the UK has committed Typhoons to the NATO Baltic air policing mission. This […]
Commemorative Air Force Moves to Dallas

Commemorative Air Force Moves to Dallas

Prospects are looking up for Dallas Executive Airport. The city’s long-languishing airport will become the new home of the Commemorative Air Force. The nonprofit’s move to southern Dallas, which will include its national headquarters and “a major new visitor attraction” and air show, is expected to be announced Tuesday at a news conference with a dozen […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1919 – Death of Edwin Tufnell Hayne, South African World War I fighter ace, killed in the crash of his Bristol F.2 after an engine failure on take off. 1928 – First flight of the Bristol Bullpup (shown); only the prototype of this British biplane, derived from the company’s Bulldog, is built. 1956 – Birth […]
UK Military Helicopter Crashes, Five Die

UK Military Helicopter Crashes, Five Die

Five British service personnel have been killed in a UK helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan. Four of those on board, three soldiers and an airman, were stationed at RAF Odiham in Hampshire. The fifth, an Army reservist, was based in London. The Ministry of Defence said the crash near Kandahar air base appeared to have been […]

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WWI Replicas to Visit Oshkosh Fly-In

WWI Replicas to Visit Oshkosh Fly-In

By the Experimental Aircraft Association Four outstanding replica aircraft from the Great War Flying Museum of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, will participate in EAA’s World War I aviation centennial activities at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 fly-in, which will be held July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis. The four aircraft – Sopwith […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1893 – Birth of Ludwig Hautzmayer, Austro-Hungarian World War I flying ace. 1955 – First flight of the FFA P-16 (composite prototype shown), a Swiss jet designed to replace the Swiss Air Force’s piston-engined ground attack planes; only five would be built before the project is cancelled. 1966 – Death of Corrado Gex, Italian aviator […]
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