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107th AW Says Goodbye to Herks

107th AW Says Goodbye to Herks

Three Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules aircraft are scheduled to return to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station today from a deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Their arrival will signal an historic moment as it will represent the final C-130 return for the U.S. Air Force 914th Airlift Wing, ending a legacy of more […]
Report: Angels Pilot Too Low, Fast

Report: Angels Pilot Too Low, Fast

It all happened so fast that the other Blue Angels pilots, flying in a close six-jet pattern, barely had time to register something was wrong. The elite demonstration team’s flight surgeon, watching from the ground at the Smyrna, Tennessee, airport, noticed one of the aircraft in rapid descent. “Kooch check alt,” he radioed, using the […]

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MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Capt. Christopher Stricklin ejects from the USAF Thunderbirds number six aircraft less than a second before it impacted the ground at an air show at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Sept. 14. Stricklin, who was not injured, ejected after both guiding the jet away from the crowd of more than 60,000 people and ensuring he couldn't save the aircraft. This was only the second crash since the Air Force began using F-16 Falcons for its demonstration team in 1982. The ACES II ejection seat performed flawlessly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)

On This Day in Aviation History

1886 – Birth of Walter Carl Simon, American World War I flying ace and the first American “ace in a day” (5 scores in a single day). He also becomes the vice-director of the Peruvian Naval Flying School at Ancon, and a senior U.S. Army Air Forces officer in World War II. 1910 – The […]
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Boeing, Saab Debut T-X Entrant

Boeing and  partner Saab AB will use their two production T-X aircraft, revealed today, to show the U.S. Air Force the performance, affordability, and maintainability advantages of their approach. The Boeing T-X is an all-new aircraft designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force training mission, and takes advantage of the latest technologies, tools and manufacturing […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1886 – Amelie Beese, the first female German aviator and sculptor, is born. 1931 – The U.K. wins the Schneider Trophy when Lt. John Boothman completes the course at Calshot Spit in a Supermarine S.6B at 340.1 mph. 1940 – The Imperial Japanese Navy’s Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter scores its first aerial victories when a […]
Intrepid Memorial for Tuskegee’s Brown

Intrepid Memorial for Tuskegee’s Brown

Roscoe Brown, who died July 2, got his wish Friday at the Intrepid Museum, as friends and family gathered to remember the pilot, educator, and activist. Roscoe Brown, the last of the Tuskegee Airmen pilots known to live on Long Island, told his family he did not want an elaborate church funeral. He wanted a […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1893 – Birth of Garfield Finlay, Australian World War I flying ace. 1931 – Lowell R. Bayles flying the Granville Gee Bee Model Z “City of Springfield,” wins the Thompson Trophy in Cleveland, Ohio, at an average speed of 236.24 mph. 1940 – First flight of the Blohm & Voss BV 222, a large, six-engined […]
Stearman Fly-In Under Way

Stearman Fly-In Under Way

Airplanes were built to soar, not collect dust in a hangar. That’s what makes the six-day-long National Stearman Fly-In, which started here in Galesburg, Ill., on Labor Day, different from many other warbird reunions. Most of the Stearmans brought to Galesburg are flown every day. They’re definitely not “hangar queens” or museum pieces. The Stearmans […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1893 – Birth of Claire Lee Chennault (shown), American military aviator, fierce advocate of “pursuit” or fight-interceptor aircraft, and commander of the “Flying Tigers” during World War II. 1910 – Géo Chavez flies reaches an altitude of 8,700 feet over Issy, France, with a Blériot XI monoplane. 1945 – First flight of the Beriev LL-143, […]
A CV-22B Osprey assigned to the 7th Special Operations Squadron performs an aerial display of its capabilities during the Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, July 19, 2015. The U.S. participation in RIAT highlighted the strength of America’s commitment to the security of NATO and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best)

Osprey Flight to Honor 20th SOS at NMUSAF

As part of a salute to the heritage of the 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), two CV-22 Osprey aircraft will land on the front lawn at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m., and be on display for the public until their departure at 4 p.m. The aircraft […]
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