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Boeing Becomes No. 1 Airplane Maker in ’12

Jan 01, 2013 No Comments

Boeing is ending 2012 on a high note. For the first time in a decade, the Seattle-based company is ending the year as the world’s No. 1 airplane manufacturer, outselling and delivering more jets than its closest competitor, the French company Airbus, the Seattle Times reports. Boeing’s tally for commercial jet deliveries this year is 585. It’s [...]

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Aviation Education Group to Give Away Cessna 172

Jan 01, 2013 No Comments

WinnAero, a non-profit aviation education group in Gilford, N.H., is giving away a 1966 Cessna 172G four-place aircraft plus $1,200 in cash during the group’s fundraiser raffle drawing at the Laconia Airport Terminal this Saturday.  The ceremony will start at noon with the actual drawing at 1 p.m. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Bob Fortnam of [...]

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Build Your Own Spad – Free Online Drawing

Dec 31, 2012 No Comments

Although the Spad XIII wasn’t known as a dancer, similar to the nimble little Camel, she was, however a tough brawler and was able to deliver the firepower and bring her pilot home. America’s top ace, Eddie Rickenbacker notched up 26 victories in one and the Arizona Balloon Buster, Frank Luke, took his Spad where [...]

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Four Survive Chopper Crash in Brazil

Dec 30, 2012 No Comments

Four people have survived a helicopter crash after the aircraft plunged into the ocean off Rio de Janeiro’s famous Copacabana beach on Saturday. Amateur video captured the fire department helicopter splash-down after it suddenly lost altitude and dipped into the waves while trying to rescue a stranded swimmer. The footage shows the helicopter being submerged by [...]

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California Crash Kills Family of Three

Dec 30, 2012 2 Comments

Three people killed in a plane crash near Lakeside, Calif., on Saturday have been identified as a husband and wife from Arizona and their teen-aged daughter. William Arthur Stern Jr., 65, his wife, Jennifer, 53, and their daughter, Katelyn, 19, all perished when the four-seat, home-built Lancair IV-P plane they were flying home crashed, the [...]

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U.S. Plane Leaves Iran After Emergency Landing

Dec 30, 2012 No Comments

A small American executive plane left Iran Sunday after it was repaired following an emergency landing at an Iranian airport this month, state TV reported. The Dassault Falcon 900 was forced to land 16 days ago at the airport of the southern city of Ahvaz due to technical failure, Mahmoud Rasoulinejad, head of the state-owned Iran [...]

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Sandy Hook Students Get Chance to Smile at Sikorsky Airport

Dec 29, 2012 No Comments

The students visiting Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, Conn., on Friday looked like any bunch of students on a school trip. As they toured a hangar looking at classic aircraft, they raced under a plane’s wings, acted as if they were pilots and looked a little bored as a volunteer explained the history of one of the planes. [...]

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Four Dead as Russian Airliner Overshoots Runway, Catches Fire

Dec 29, 2012 No Comments

Four people were killed when a Russian Tupolev Tu-204 medium-haul airliner overshot the runway while landing at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport and caught fire on Saturday, the Emergency Situations Ministry said. The cause of the incident was not immediately clear. Sources in the Emergencies Ministry said pilot error is being viewed as the probable cause. There were eight people [...]

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