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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1921 – Birth of George Frederick “Buzz” “Screwball” Beurling (shown), Canada’s most successful World War II fighter pilot; he will shoot down 27 Axis aircraft in just 14 days over Malta and will eventually account for more than 30 kills. 1928 – North American Aviation Inc. is founded; it later produces the P-51 Mustang, the B-25 Mitchell […]
Pilot Finds Third Time Isn’t Charm

Pilot Finds Third Time Isn’t Charm

A pilot attempting to land a Boeing 777 airplane in Birmingham, England, on Thursday was forced to abort because of extremely high winds. The Emirates jet was trying to land at Birmingham Airport from Dubai. The video below shows the pilot’s first missed approach. He also missed the second and then diverted to London Gatwick. For the […]

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ITA 1/72 Shawnee "Flying Banana" - 600x120

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U.S. Air Force Flying New Northrop Drone

U.S. Air Force Flying New Northrop Drone

The U.S. Air Force is testing a new unmanned spy plane developed by Northrop Grumman that could be ready for military missions by 2015, Aviation Week magazine reported on Friday, citing defense and intelligence officials. Aviation Week said Northrop won the contract to build the drone, the RQ-180, after a competition that included Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, maker […]
Wildcat Delivered to San Diego Museum

Wildcat Delivered to San Diego Museum

One of the stars of the Battle of the Midway now has a home at that USS Midway Museum. A rare Grumman F4F Wildcat arrived at the downtown San Diego museum after several years spent in restoration at the hands of Midway volunteers. U.S. Navy pilots flying the Wildcat were pivotal in the June 1942 battle […]

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WW II First Dogfights

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Delta Names Jet for Seattle

Delta Names Jet for Seattle

  Delta Air Lines continued its aggreessive courtship of Seattle on Thursday, naming a jet for the Emerald City. The Atlanta-based airline dubbed a new Boeing 737-900ER the “Spirit of Seattle” at Boeing Field. Delta noted that merger partner Northwest Airlines started its Seattle service at Boeing Field on Dec. 3, 1933, flying a Waco JTO […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1918 – Birth of Walker Melville “Bud” Mahurin, American World War II and Korean war fighter ace; he becomes the only U.S. Air Force pilot to score in both the European and Pacific Theaters and the Korean War. 1931 – Death of Lowell R. Bayles, American air racer, killed  in the crash of his Gee […]

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K.C. Air Show to Return in 2015

K.C. Air Show to Return in 2015

Mark your calendars for Aug. 22 and 23, 2015. That’s when the Kansas City Air Show returns to Wheeler Downtown Airport after a three-year absence. The show will be headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration team and will include other military and civilian performers and ground displays. The Mid-America Youth Aviation Association will organize […]
Modernized Il-76 Completes Flight Tests

Modernized Il-76 Completes Flight Tests

Russia’s newest military transport aircraft, the Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A, has completed an initial flight-test program and has now returned to its maker Aviastar SP for subsequent modifications. Conducted by the Ilyushin design bureau and the nation’s defence ministry at the Zhukovsky flight research centre near Moscow, the early-stage evaluations consisted of 38 flights. These focused in particular on the aircraft’s flight […]

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Klatt to Fly Jet-Powered Waco in ’14

Klatt to Fly Jet-Powered Waco in ’14

It looks a little bit like something we might have dreamed up and Photoshopped for the April 1 edition, but no, that’s really a Taperwing Waco with a jet engine bolted to its belly. The “Screamin’ Sasquatch” was unveiled Monday night at the International Council of Air Shows in Las Vegas, giving air show industry […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1908 – Englishman John Moore-Brabazon makes a flight of 1,350 feet in a Voisin biplane at Issy-les-Moulineaux in France; he is later issued the first British pilot’s license. 1912 – Birth of Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, U.S. Marine Corps World War II fighter ace. 1914 – The German Navy forms its first seaplane unit. 1944 – First flight of […]
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