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787 Returns to Flight: A Boeing Perspective

787 Returns to Flight: A Boeing Perspective

Editor’s note: The following story is an April 27th entry on Randy’s Journal, a blog written by Boeing executive Randy Tinseth, and offers a unique perspective on the first flight of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner after its problematic battery issues — which kept the worldwide 787 fleet grounded for some time — had been resolved. […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1896 – Ernst Udet, German World War I pilot, film actor and Luftwaffe officer, was born. He was the second-highest scoring German flying ace of WWI, one of the youngest aces and was the highest scoring German ace to survive the war. Udet’s 62 victories were second only to Manfred von Richthofen, his commander in […]

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Air Show Returns to Eastern Alabama

Air Show Returns to Eastern Alabama

The Auburn University Regional Airport is bringing the first true air show to eastern Alabama since 1984 when the Auburn-Opelika Airshow kicks off on May 11. Attendees will be able to watch aerobatic displays, see vintage warbirds, participate in the Touch A Truck event and see the newly constructed terminal at the Auburn University Regional Airport. […]
Take to the Skies Airfest Kicks Off Oklahoma Air Show Season

Take to the Skies Airfest Kicks Off Oklahoma Air Show Season

The world of aviation will descend on Durant, Okla., this weekend during the Take to the Skies Airfest at the Durant Regional Airport Eaker Field. The event, sponsored by Choctaw Casino & Resort, will commemorate those who have served and are serving in the armed forces. Saturday’s opening ceremonies will include Choctaw dancers, singers, honor guards, […]

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Israel Shoots Down Drone Possibly Sent by Hezbollah

Israel Shoots Down Drone Possibly Sent by Hezbollah

The Israeli military said it shot down a drone on Thursday, five nautical miles off the coast of its northern port of Haifa, after tracking it for an hour as it flew south along the Lebanese coast. “Once we confirmed that it was not a friendly aircraft and it had entered Israeli airspace, Lockheed Martin […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1868 – Birth of John Bevins Moisant, American aviator. He designed, built and flew the first metal aircraft, an experimental aluminium plane, in 1909. 1940 – Hermann Förster is the first German night fighter pilot to shoot down a British bomber during World War II. Flying a Messerschmitt Bf 109D-1, he downs a Handley Page […]

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CAF AirPower History Tour Announces Summer Stops

CAF AirPower History Tour Announces Summer Stops

The Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) famous Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber FIFI – the only remaining flying example of the aircraft in the world – will be the feature World War II airplane in their summer tour that includes more than 20 stops starting May 15 in Birmingham, Ala. The CAF AirPower History Tour continues through October and […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1894 – Birth of Walter von Bülow-Bothkamp, German World War I fighter ace. 1909 – Wilbur Wright makes five flights in Centocelle, Italy, with King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy present. During one flight, a Universal News Agency cameraman accompanies him and takes the first motion pictures from an airplane in flight. 1944 – The first Boeing B-29 Superfortress […]

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Peterson AFB C-130s Prepare for Summer Wildfires

Peterson AFB C-130s Prepare for Summer Wildfires

Ten crews of highly trained pilots shook off the rust and were retrained for Modular Air Fire Fighting Systems or MAFFS at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Lockheed C-130’s use in aerial fire fighting. The operators are volunteer air force reservists with the U.S. Air Force […]
Solar Impulse Makes Final Test Flight Above San Francisco

Solar Impulse Makes Final Test Flight Above San Francisco

A solar-powered plane with a unique look that took off  Tuesday morning from Moffett Airfield in Mountain View passed over the Golden Gate Bridge just after 2 p.m. The lightweight plane known as the Solar Impulse, which has a wingspan of 208 feet, was about 3,000 feet in the air as flew above San Francisco and […]
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