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Taiwan to Get Apache Helicopters

Taiwan to Get Apache Helicopters

Taiwan is expected to get six Boeing Apache attack helicopters from the United States in early November, a military source said Thursday. The six AH-64Es will be the first batch of an order of 30 of the advanced U.S. attack helicopters that Taiwan bought for more than $2 billion. The last batch should be delivered […]
USAF Museum Reopens

USAF Museum Reopens

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, reopened at 9 a.m. today. “We greatly appreciate the ability to reopen the museum and apologize for the inconvenience the closure caused our national and international visitors,” said Museum Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson. “We are excited to […]

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Aviation High School Opens Museum Campus

Aviation High School Opens Museum Campus

Seattle’s Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS), in collaboration with The Museum of Flight and Highline Public Schools, is celebrating the grand opening of its new campus on the grounds of The Museum of Flight. To kick off the event, a specially-themed Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER will deliver students and guests to The Museum of Flight, where […]
IWM’s Fw 190 Now at Cosford

IWM’s Fw 190 Now at Cosford

In the dark days of the Second World War, the German Luftwaffe sent wave after wave of Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighters up against the RAF. Only 28 of those aircraft remain – and one of them has now gone on display at the RAF Museum Cosford. But the plane is no stranger to museums – it […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1895 – Birth of Keith Logan “Grid” Caldwell, New Zealand World War I fighter ace and World War II Royal New Zealand Air Force high-ranking officer. 1912 – The first aerial bomb is used by Bulgarian Air Force pilots Radul Milkov and Prodan Toprakchiev on the Turkish railway station of Karaagac (near Edirne) during the Balkan […]
Presidential VC-9C Makes Last Flight

Presidential VC-9C Makes Last Flight

A significant piece of presidential history is flying into Castle today. A McDonnell Douglas VC-9C that once flew former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton and former first ladies from Rosalynn Carter to Laura Bush and all vice presidents from Walter Mondale to Dick Cheney is due at 1 p.m. at the Castle Airport – […]

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Team Believes It Set Formation Record

Team Believes It Set Formation Record

Unofficially, the KC Flight Formation Team believes it has set a Guinness Book of World Records mark for the largest civilian aircraft formation. Officially, what is known is that the 49 pilots that flew over Arrowhead Stadium prior to the Kansas City Chiefs’ Oct. 13 contest against the Oakland Raiders and raised $30,000 for the […]
Indiana Man to Celebrate Historic Flight

Indiana Man to Celebrate Historic Flight

A Miami County, Ind., U.S. Air Force pilot became an overnight celebrity 50 years ago today after he flew a supersonic bomber jet on a record-shattering flight from Tokyo to London that captured the attention of the world. Sidney J. Kubesch, a Texas native who ended up moving to Miami County after marrying a Peru […]

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They’ve Done It Again!

You may remember the Greatest Generation Aircraft folks here in Fort Worth, Texas, from a previous post here awhile back. The occasion that warranted such a mention was an auction the group organized as a fundraiser to continue their warbird preservation efforts. Well, GGA did another on Friday night and yours truly was able to […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1892 – Birth of James Joseph Wellwood, Australian World War I flying ace. 1933 – First run of the Rolls-Royce Merlin, a British V-12 piston engine; initially known as the PV-12, the 1,650-cu. in. liquid-cooled powerplant became known as the Merlin when the company began naming its piston aero engines after birds of prey. 1946 – Death […]
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