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Beat the traffic: buy a ’54 Aerocar One

Dec 15, 2011 1 Comment

That’s right: you can own a unique piece of aviation history! This rare, fully standard, certified Aerocar One has folding wings that it can tow while it’s driving on the road, and it even has a horn and rear-view mirror! One of only five Aerocars that exist, it has a cruise speed of 100mph, takeoff [...]

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Build your own Supermarine Spitfire!

Dec 15, 2011 1 Comment

History is being reborne in Cisco, Texas, where Supermarine Spitfire is manufacturing 90-percent-scale (full-size!) kits of the WW II fighter. You, too, could own and fly one of the world’s most legendary aircraft! Here’s the scoop: Iconic aircraft seem to be born that way……Few would doubt that the North American Mustang and the DC3 were [...]

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B-17 “Memphis Belle” undergoes restoration

Nov 05, 2011 3 Comments

Here is some good news about a very historical aircraft that is undergoing restoration at the museum of the U.S. Air Force. As the United States approaches the 70th anniversary of its involvement in World War II, one of the most famous aircraft from that war recently reached two milestones in its restoration at the [...]

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“Just Jane” to the skies?

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment

Two Avro Lancasters, from a total wartime production of 7,377, survive today in airworthy condition, one in the UK (RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) and one in Canada (Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Mount Hope, Ontario). A 50 percent increase in the world’s airworthy Avro Lancaster population is on the cards. In the UK, where aircraft [...]

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Juno Spacecraft on its way to Jupiter

Oct 29, 2011 No Comments

After a successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the NASA spacecraft Juno is safely on its way to the planet Jupiter. To get into space, the large and heavy spacecraft was launched atop an Atlas V-551 rocket at 12:25 p.m. local time on August 5, 2011. The journey is to take [...]

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Raid on Regensburg

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

Roger McCollester was a 21-year-old kid when he strapped on a B-24 and headed for a German town named Regensburg. And another nightmare mission was underway. Told as only a pilot in the middle of the bomber stream could tell it, readers will quickly understand why bomber pilots had a different kind of war than [...]

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Beechcraft Staggerwing Drawings from William Wylam

Oct 28, 2011 1 Comment

We became more than just a little excited when we discovered we had complete sets of the original pen- and-ink drawings of the very first, fixed-gear Model 17 (Staggerwing) Beechcraft from the master, William Wylam. These are superb collector’s items! Download it here

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Hunter Heaven

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

When the prototype of the Sydney Camm-designed Hawker Hunter first flew at Dunsfold, Surrey, UK on July 20, 1951, its success and future were not assured. A rival interceptor, fighter aircraft from Supermarine, the Swift, was also competing for the RAF F.43/46 requirement. Sixty years later, the total production figure of 1,985 aircraft speaks for [...]

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