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Helborne 513: October Issue

Pivotal Tactics - Behind the Legendary Battle of Britain

Banshee Wail - Flying Skulls over Burma

Out for a Sunday Ride - Civilian Pilots Caught in History’s Path

Chennault’s Flying Tigers -- How They Got Their Name

The First Bridge - The Vietnam War Had to Start Somewhere

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Cessna Latitude Makes First Flight

Cessna Latitude Makes First Flight

Cessna Aircraft’s new midsize business jet, the Citation Latitude, made its maiden flight on Tuesday, a milestone in the development program. “The airplane handles wonderfully,” Aaron Tobias, Cessna’s senior flight test pilot, said after the flight. “It’s an easy-flying Cessna.” The pilots were able to successfully complete all tests planned for the first flight. All […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1832 – Birth of Octave Chanute, French-born American railway engineer and aviation pioneer; he provided the Wright brothers with help and advice, and helped to publicize their flying experiments. 1923 – The Canadian Air Force is granted the prefix “Royal.” 1939 – First flight of the Martin PBM Mariner (restored A model shown). 1944 – Operation Jericho is launched: de […]

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Red Arrows Confirmed for Bournemouth

Red Arrows Confirmed for Bournemouth

By Blackmore Vale Magazine It’s officially a first for the Bournemouth Air Festival in South West England, but the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, have confirmed today they will be displaying at on all four days of the much-anticipated summer event. Jon Weaver, Air Festival director said; “We’ve only found out today […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1898 – Birth of Maxwell Hutcheon Findlay, Scottish World War I fighter ace and air racer. 1916 – Zeppelin LZ34 (L3) is stranded and destroyed in a gale at Jutland. 1934 – The first airmail flight from Australia to New Zealand is flown by Charles T. Ulm in his Avro X (shown), a license-built Fokker F. VIIB/3 […]

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AeroShell Team Headlines Air Fiesta

AeroShell Team Headlines Air Fiesta

Air Fiesta’s lineup of aerobatic performers has never been more packed with A-list talent than it is for this year’s event, according to organizers. At the same time, they say, ticket prices have been reduced for the event, which takes place next weekend, Feb. 22-23, at the Brownsville (Texas) South Padre Island International Airport. Headlining Air […]
Photo Essay: MV-22 Flight

Photo Essay: MV-22 Flight

I had a once in my lifetime opportunity to fly in an MV-22 at the Singapore Airshow on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Bell Boeing obviously had the Osprey at this show to further interest among foreign governments. One of the end slides in the briefing concluded with ‘Ready for Export!’ Only a few of the cranial […]

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A Little Airport Story

A Little Airport Story

Floods, fires and family crises — Harvey Field has survived them all. In 1990, then-10-year-old Preston Harvey stood on the second floor of Snohomish Flying Service and watched the water rise just a few hundred feet away. The Snohomish River had already spilled over its banks, and the waters now threatened the last barrier to the airport, […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1913 – Birth of Anthony W. “Tony” LeVier (shown), American air racer and test pilot for the Lockheed Corp. 1928 – First flight of the Short S.8 Calcutta, a British three-engine flying boat; it is the first airliner with a full kitchen. 1943 – The Vought F4U Corsair fighter makes its operational debut from the […]

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Thai Army Gets New Helicopters

Thai Army Gets New Helicopters

By Craig Hoyle, Flightglobal.com AgustaWestland has delivered a pair of AW139 utility helicopters to the Royal Thai Army, just over one year after securing the deal. Pictured also carrying a pre-delivery Italian registration, aircraft 31525 was accompanied by another, which Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database records as being tail number 31520. Bangkok ordered the two AW139s in October 2012, […]
Kuwait Receives Its First C-17

Kuwait Receives Its First C-17

Boeing today delivered Kuwait’s first C-17 Globemaster III airlifter, an aircraft that will expand the Kuwait Air Force’s capabilities in military and civilian operations, including humanitarian aid and disaster relief. “The C-17 meets the unique airlift requirements of the Kuwait Air Force,” said Col. Abdullah Al Foudari, Deputy Commander Kuwait Air Force. “With this airlifter […]
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