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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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Blue Angels Headline California Air Show

Blue Angels Headline California Air Show

Thousands of community members and out-of-town visitors, along with those sitting outside their nearby homes or perched atop haystacks, took in the sights and sounds of the 2014 Naval Air Facility El Centro Air Show in California on Saturday. This year marked the 47th anniversary of the local air show, which featured a wide variety […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1895 – Birth of Joseph Eskel Hallonquist, Canadian World War I flying ace. 1910 – The first airplane flight in Switzerland is made by German Capt. Paul Englehardt, who takes off in a Wright Flyer from a frozen lake in St. Moritz. 1951 – Qantas Consolidated Catalina PB2B-2 “Frigate Bird II” (shown) begins a survey […]

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NZ Auction to Feature Warbirds

NZ Auction to Feature Warbirds

One of New Zealand largest and most luxurious car auctions will be held in Wanaka this month with millions of dollars of classic cars, motorcycles and warbird aircraft going under the hammer. Webbs Auction House chief executive officer Neil Campbell said the auction would result in up to 30 private classic cars, 20 classic motorcycles, three warbird […]
The Lockheed U-2: A Spotter’s Guide

The Lockheed U-2: A Spotter’s Guide

The venerable Lockheed U-2 “Dragon Lady” is a spy plane born from Cold War necessity that soldiered on operationally for decades past anyone’s wildest dreams. She went from sleek design to a bulging beast of burden whose silhouette can change as fast as her mission requires it to. Here’s a guide to her many configurations. […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1912 – Birth of Charles Goujon, French World War II fighter pilot and test pilot. 1915 – A Burgess H biplane (No. 28) sets a world endurance record for a pilot and two passengers by remaining in the air for 7 hours, 5 minutes; the plane had been modified by Grover C. Loening at the […]
Cavanaugh Skyraider Heads to Florida

Cavanaugh Skyraider Heads to Florida

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s Douglas AD-5 Skyraider left Texas Tuesday to join the Commemorative Air Force’s Boeing B-29 Superfortress “FIFI” on the CAF AirPower History Tour in Florida. The Skyraider, owned by the Addison, Texas-based museum, will be at Lakeland, Fla. today and Thursday, then on to Titusville, Fla., for the TICO Warbird Airshow this weekend. […]

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Aboard a C-130 During Airliner Search

Aboard a C-130 During Airliner Search

Day five of the search for the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 failed to find a trace of the Boeing 777-200 plane. The jetliner vanished from the radars on early Saturday morning with more then 200 passengers and crew on board. Singapore has dispatched three ships and two planes to join in search. For the video by Jeremy […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1894 – Birth of Emil Thuy, German World War I fighter ace; he became an adviser to the Finnish air force and was involved in the secret origins of the Luftwaffe within the Soviet Union. 1918 – Canadian World War I fighter ace Frank Granger Quigley shoots down a balloon and later, in a single mission, three […]
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