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USMC Fighter Flies for Medal of Honor Recipients

USMC Fighter Flies for Medal of Honor Recipients

Four Boeing F/A-18 Hornet jets streaked high over Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Friday afternoon in a missing man formation. When Number 222 peeled away from the others and landed, it was obvious that the latest aircraft added to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 was something special. The jet parked near a red […]
Australian Flying Community Mourns Loss of Innovator

Australian Flying Community Mourns Loss of Innovator

Toowoomba, Australia’s aviation community lost one of its dearest and most innovative members this morning when Terry Kronk’s P-51 Mustang replica crashed near Helidon. It was supposed to be a day of celebration. The 52-year-old, a successful business and property developer, had just taken off from the Emu Gully airstrip when mechanical failure sent his plane […]

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O’Hare Will Be Party Central for Aviation Fans

O’Hare Will Be Party Central for Aviation Fans

Cue the water cannons! United Airlines’s newest — and long-awaited — addition to its fleet, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, is scheduled to pull up to a gate in United’s Terminal 1 at O’Hare Airport in Chicago at 9:51 a.m. Sunday — that is, if the aircraft and 219 passengers on the inaugural flight arrive on time. The […]
Southwest to Begin Puerto Rico Flights in April

Southwest to Begin Puerto Rico Flights in April

Southwest Airlines announced Thursday that it will start service in April to San Juan, Puerto Rico — the carrier’s first destination beyond the lower 48 U.S. states. The low-cost said that beginning April 14, it will have three daily round trips between San Juan and Orlando, Fla., and one daily round trip between San Juan and […]

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EAA to Give Away Stearman Model 75

EAA to Give Away Stearman Model 75

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the annual Experimental Aircraft Association aircraft sweepstakes, and the grand prize was unveiled this week in the EAA exhibit at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando: a completely restored 1943 Boeing Stearman Model 75 biplane! The airplane featured at the exhibit was […]
Alabama City Considered for Wright Brothers Museum

Alabama City Considered for Wright Brothers Museum

The Wright Brothers Aeroplane Co. is considering making Montgomery, Ala., the permanent home for a Wright Brothers exhibit that recreates the birth of aviation between 1899 and 1905. Nick Engler, director of the company, said the idea is to build a 20,000-square-foot museum in a city that has some connection to the history of aviation. […]

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Second Chinese Stealth Fighter Prototype Takes Flight

Second Chinese Stealth Fighter Prototype Takes Flight

China has test flown a second model of a prototype stealth fighter, aviation experts said Thursday, in a sign of its aircraft industry’s growing sophistication. Photos posted to the Internet Thursday showed the radar-avoiding aircraft airborne near the northeastern city of Shenyang with its landing gear still down. Two Chinese-made J-11 fighters accompanied it on […]
Airlines’ Schedules Boosted as LaGuardia Reopens

Airlines’ Schedules Boosted as LaGuardia Reopens

New York’s LaGuardia Airport started receiving flights today to complete the reopening of the region’s aviation hubs, boosting U.S. airlines in their effort to rebuild schedules after superstorm Sandy. Arrivals resumed shortly after 7 a.m. local time today, and both LaGuardia runways are open after floodwaters receded, said Pasquale DiFulco, a spokesman for the Port […]

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Aviation Nation Showcases Sin City’s Military Side

Aviation Nation Showcases Sin City’s Military Side

Las Vegas embarks on a whole new game next week when Aviation Nation rolls out at Nellis Air Force Base Nov. 10-11. Want to see a drone close up? Check out the MQ-9 reaper, which might even make a demo flight. Want to see your tax dollars at work? Air Force F-15 and F-16 fighter planes will be ready […]
Air New Zealand: The Hobbit’s Unexpected Safety Briefing

Air New Zealand: The Hobbit’s Unexpected Safety Briefing

In what has to be the most unique airline passenger safety video made in some time, Air New Zealand teamed with famed Hollywood director and New Zealand native Peter Jackson to use characters from his upcoming film The Hobbit to create a new spin on what’s become a tired staple of air travel. The video […]
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