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Fantasy of Flight Closes, Changes Mission

Fantasy of Flight Closes, Changes Mission

The Polk County aviation attraction whose iconic DC-3 aircraft has been a landmark for Interstate 4 motorists since 1998 — particularly when it was displayed nose-down as if it had crash-landed — will close to the pubic after April 6, but continue to stage private events. Fantasy of Flight, which opened in 1995, is preparing […]
Pre-war Beauty: Hawker Demon

Pre-war Beauty: Hawker Demon

By Luigino Caliaro The Hawker Demon was a two-seat fighter developed from the highly appreciated Hawker Hart light bomber. The Demon, which first flew in February 1933, was very similar to the Hart externally, but was powered by the supercharged Kestrel IIS V12 (precursor of the mighty Merlin), which gave it better performance at high […]

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Boeing MSA Demo Makes First Flight

Boeing MSA Demo Makes First Flight

Boeing’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) demonstrator recently completed its first flight to verify airworthiness, an important milestone toward providing a low-risk and cost-effective maritime surveillance solution designed for search and rescue, anti-piracy patrols and coastal and border security. Boeing teammate Field Aviation conducted the successful testing during a four-hour flight on Feb. 28 from Toronto’s […]
Iconic Firepower: Proximity Fuzes

Iconic Firepower: Proximity Fuzes

The Game-changing Genie Was Out of the Bottle By Frederick A. Johnsen Proximity fuzes vexed AAF General Hap Arnold during World War II. The United Sates had them, the Germans were working on them, and the prospects for heavy bomber formations were not good if Germany perfected theirs. Before proximity fuzes, the problem facing antiaircraft […]

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Aviation Insider: Warbirds: Do They Have a Future?

Aviation Insider: Warbirds: Do They Have a Future?

Ed Maloney on Warbird Collecting By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver With the prices of restorable warbirds escalating out of sight and new restorations taking to the air almost daily, we often lose sight of the fact that at one time, most of those airplanes were cast off as junk. There were few museums and almost no […]
Republic of China to Get More Apaches

Republic of China to Get More Apaches

A new batch of Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters bought from the U.S are scheduled to arrive in Taiwan later this month, the R.O.C. Army said yesterday. The latest batch of six choppers is expected to arrive at Kaohsiung Harbor on March 17, an Army source told the Central News Agency yesterday. Army pilots will be […]

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Bombardier Adds Third CSeries Test Plane

Bombardier Adds Third CSeries Test Plane

Bombardier has achieved the first flight of the third CSeries airliner flight test vehicle on Monday. The take-off of FTV-3 from Bombardier’s factory in Mirabel, Canada, comes two months after FTV-2 joined the flight test programme and nearly six months after first flight of FTV-1. Two more aircraft assigned to the 110-seat CS100 variant are scheduled to […]
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It is simply amazing what we keep finding in our backroom here at Air Age Media! The company has been in business for an amazing 85 years (1929) and, for that entire time, has not only been a family business with the same family, but the central theme has always been airplanes. Almost from the […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1887 – Birth of Josef Mai, German World War I fighter ace and World War II flight instructor. 1911 – U.S. Army Capt. Benjamin D. Foulois, navigating a course with Phillip Parmelee at the controls of a Wright Type B on loan from Robert F. Collier, makes the first official military reconnaissance flight while looking […]
TICO Airshow to Honor Tuskegee Airmen

TICO Airshow to Honor Tuskegee Airmen

The Valiant Air Command will host the 37th Annual TICO Warbird Airshow next weekend in Titusville, Fla. This year’s program, to be held March 14-16, will be a special tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen and the missions they flew in their “Red Tail” North American P-51 Mustangs protecting U.S. bombers in Europe during World War II. Loaded […]
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