Brazil to Retire Mirage Fighters

Aug 06, 2013 No Comments

The Brazilian Air Force said Monday it would retire its 12 Dassault Mirage jets in late December, a decision that comes as the government mulls a decision on a replacement aircraft. The Mirage fleet, bought from France in 2005 for $80 million to fly for five years, will continue operating until the end of its [...]

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Gathering of the Classics Set for Saturday

Aug 06, 2013 No Comments

The annual Gathering of the Classics at the Edenvale Aerodrome in Clearview Township, Ontario, Canada, is this Saturday. Organized by the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation, which is based at the airfield, the event will feature an array of vintage airplanes, cars and motorcycles. The foundation, comprised of aviation buffs, expects up to 250 aircraft will be [...]

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N.C. Air Show Expects Big Crowds

Aug 06, 2013 No Comments

The Winston-Salem Air Show in North Carolina, set for next month, could get a boost in attendance this year because federal sequestration has led to the cancellation of air shows across the country, organizers said. Of the typical 300 to 325 yearly air shows throughout the United States about 65 have been canceled this year, according [...]

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U.S. Naval Aviation: Year in Review

Aug 06, 2013 No Comments

Having wrapped up more than eight years of missions in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn in the final weeks of 2011, U.S. naval aviation began 2012 engaged in one major conflict, the war in Afghanistan. Nearly every carrier and amphibious strike group that deployed during the year spent part of their deployment [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments

1905 – Birth of Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan, Soviet aircraft designer who, in partnership with Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, founded the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau and the mind behind many MiG military planes. 1918 – The first American night patrol of World War I takes place when a Felixstowe F.2 A flying boat takes off from RAF Killinghome, England. 1950 – A [...]

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Museum Attempts Saving Rosie’s Plant

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments

The historic Michigan factory where the iconic Rosie the Riveter and thousands of other women built Consolidated B-24 Liberator bombers during World War II could face the wrecking ball two months from now. A modest nonprofit is trying to raise enough money to salvage some of the massive plant, which Ford sold to General Motors [...]

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Ex-Military Pilot Gets EAA Award

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments

Lowell Farrand of Ligonier, Ind., has lived a life of quiet satisfaction, concentrating on the activity that makes him the happiest: flying. Now at age 80, Farrand has been honored by the aviation industry for his many decades of dedication to aviation safety and research. He flew last week to Oshkosh, Wis., where Thursday night he [...]

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Delta Starts California Shuttle

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments

Delta Air Lines said it will begin hourly, nonstop Delta Shuttle service between Los Angeles International and San Francisco International airports beginning in September. The Delta Shuttle introduces 14 daily flights and a product tailored to business travelers while adding a California perspective to its popular New York-based shuttle. Flights depart beginning at 7 a.m. [...]

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