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Fans Flock to Zero Dismantle

Sep 03, 2013 No Comments

Japan’s Tokorozawa Aviation Museum held a viewing Sept. 1 of the dismantling work on what is believed to be the world’s only airworthy Mitsubishi Zero fighter still with its original engine in preparation for its return to California. In December, the museum borrowed the World War II-era Zero, bearing the identification numbers 61-120, from the [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

1913 – Birth of Bruno Dilley, German World War II dive bomber pilot and decorated Luftwaffe officer; a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Dilley later performs the first bombing raid of the war. 1929 – First flight of the Travel Air Type R “Mystery Ship,” an American wire-braced, low-wing racing [...]

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RAF Sends Typhoons to Med Bases

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

The UK is sending six Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon jets to Cyprus to defend the strategically important bases on the island against potential retaliatory attacks from the regime of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. The Ministry of Defence confirmed that the fighters were flying to the Mediterranean on Thursday morning, ahead of any possible military action against Syria in the coming days. The [...]

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Predator Drone Helps Fight Rim Fire

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

As crews advanced against a giant wildfire around Yosemite National Park, fire commanders said they would maintain use of a General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone to give them early views of any new flare-ups across in the remote and rugged landscape. The Rim Fire expanded to 301 square miles, but crews had a productive day [...]

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Louisiana B-52s Head to Guam

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

By U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Katherine Holt, 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs Aviators, maintainers and Boeing B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from Louisiana’s Barksdale Air Force Base went to Andersen AFB, Guam, this week to demonstrate the United States’ continued commitment to stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region. Global Strike Command’s deployment of bombers to Andersen not only [...]

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Helicopter Recovers Cessna from Lake

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

A plane that made an emergency landing in a Linn County lake south of Portland, Ore., was pulled out of the water Wednesday. A helicopter lifted the single-engine Cessna plane that went down Aug. 18 at Marion Lake in the Willamette National Forest. KPTV-TV’s Air 12 was there as the plane was towed in the air [...]

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Luscombes to Star at Antique Airfield

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

This weekend, Antique Airfield will be the busiest airport in Iowa as antique airplane enthusiasts gather for the annual Antique Airplane Association/Airpower Museum (AAA/APM) fly-in and to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee. The fly-in, located at a private airfield near Ottumwa, Iowa, annually attracts antique, classic and home-built aircraft and their owners from across the nation and [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 28, 2013 No Comments

1894 – Birth of Bernard Artigau, French World War I flying ace; he also was a pioneering commercial pilot who served in World War II. 1914 – South Africa’s Norman Spratt conducts the first dogfight in history; flying a Sopwith Tabloid, he forces down a German Albatros C.I two-seater, an amazing achievement as his Sopwith [...]

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