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Thunderbirds to Headline Florida Air Show

Thunderbirds to Headline Florida Air Show

The jets return to the 34th annual Florida International Air Show March 29-30. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will bring the roar, the speed and the action to the Southwest Florida skies this March. It’s enough excitement to make fans break that old bomber jacket out of the closet again. Air show fans will be […]
Blue Angels Return to LA County Air Show

Blue Angels Return to LA County Air Show

Some of the world’s finest aircraft is set to take over the skies above California’s Antelope Valley this weekend. KNX 1070′s Brian Ping reports the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will arrive at Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in preparation for the Los Angeles County Air Show. While the Air Force typically performed about 1,000 flyovers annually before […]

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Malay Airliner Search: Aboard a P-8 Poseidon

Malay Airliner Search: Aboard a P-8 Poseidon

A nine-hour search of the Indian Ocean by the world’s most sophisticated search plane failed to locate the objects spotted by a satellite that investigators believe could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, instead finding only a freighter and two pods of dolphins. The hunt by the U.S. Navy Boeing P-8 Poseidon airplane is an indication […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1895 – Birth of Christian Frank Schilt, one of the first U.S. Marine Corps aviators who served in World War I, World War II and the Korean War. 1910 – Orville Wright begins training students in Montgomery, Ala., at a site that later becomes Maxwell Air Force Base. 1954 – First flight of the Auster […]

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USAF Begins Training Sorties in Poland

USAF Begins Training Sorties in Poland

U.S. Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, began off-site aerial training for the first time since their arrival at Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group here, March 18. The training enhances interoperability, allowing pilots to take advantage of a unique opportunity to operate across the range […]
RCAF Brings Last Canadian Troops Home

RCAF Brings Last Canadian Troops Home

The Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III, escorted by two Boeing CF-18 Hornet fighter jets from 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, Canada, circled gracefully and in perfect formation around the Department of National Defence’s headquarters building in Ottawa and then turned south towards the Ottawa airport. Onboard the Globemaster, which is operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1874 – Birth of Adolphe Aloys Marie Hubert duBois d’Aische, Belgian World War I flying ace. 1906 – Traian Vuia, Romanian inventor and aviation pioneer, flies his early own designed and built aircraft “Vuia 1” about 40 feet at Montesson, France. This is the first well-documented unassisted takeoff and landing on a level surface by […]
Flying Magazine’s Top 20 Airplanes

Flying Magazine’s Top 20 Airplanes

We as pilots love airplane types. Most of us, in fact, have a favorite airplane, be it a Piper Cub or a Lockheed SR-71. There are plane types, and then there are planes. Specific planes. The history of aviation is punctuated with the arrival on the scene, sometimes very publicly and sometimes in top secret, […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1871 – Birth of Carlo Piazza, early Italian aviator; he later flies the world’s first aerial reconnaissance mission in a Bleriot XI. 1924 – A quartet of Douglas World Cruisers, built for the U. S. Army Air Service, leave Santa Monica, Calif., on the first leg of a flight around the world. The DWC is a modified […]
TICO Warbird Airshow Thrills Visitors

TICO Warbird Airshow Thrills Visitors

U.S. Air Force Ret. Lt. Col. John Piowaty stood beside a supersonic jet as he answered questions from spectators at the TiCo Warbird Airshow in Titusville, Fla. He explained the avionics of the Republic F-105D Thunderchief and his missions in the fighter-bomber during the Vietnam War as an Air Force pilot. On Saturday, he engaged everyone […]
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