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WWII RAF Pilot Remembered

WWII RAF Pilot Remembered

Wreckage from a Battle of Britain pilot’s plane has gone on display in a Sussex, England, pub just yards from where it crashed, burying him for 56 years. Royal Air Force Sgt. Dennis Noble’s Hawker Hurricane was shot down over Hove in August 1940. His body remained buried with his plane under Woodhouse Road until 1996, when […]
Teen Pilot Midway Through Global Flight

Teen Pilot Midway Through Global Flight

An Australian teenager hoping to earn a place in the aviation record books stopped in Labrador, Canada, Thursday, midway through his mission to fly solo around the world. Ryan Campbell, 19, set out from Australia on June 30, just a day after 21-year-old Californian Jack Wiegand became the youngest person to fly solo around the world. […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1895 – Birth of Jean Marie Dominique Navarre, French World War I flying ace and test pilot. 1901 – Wilbur Wright achieves a flight of 389 feet at Kitty Hawk, N.C., in the Wright 1901 glider. 1929 – The Graf Zeppelin (LZ 127) begins its circumnavigation of the globe at Lakehurst, N.J. 1946 – First flight of the Convair […]
To Oshkosh via Super Decathlon

To Oshkosh via Super Decathlon

As the three Super Decathlon planes taxied wing-to-wing along the Lovell Field tarmac just outside the lobby of TAC Air in Chattanooga, Tenn., the crews of two massive Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters were 100 yards away, prepping their aircrafts for refueling. A short while later, the eight U.S. Army crew members made their way toward the […]

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British Airways Makes Special First 787 Flight

British Airways Makes Special First 787 Flight

Passengers will take to the skies on British Airways’ new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for the first time on Thursday. An invited group of frequent fliers will board the plane in Edinburgh, fly over the Highlands and Islands and return to the Scottish capital. The aircraft, flying north from its base in Manston, Kent, also will land at Newcastle for a […]
C-5A Arrives at Dover Museum

C-5A Arrives at Dover Museum

The first factory delivered Lockheed C-5A Galaxy to arrive at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware made the Air Mobility Command Museum, located at the base, its new home today after a short flight from Tennessee. It marks the first time the U.S. Air Force has loaned a C-5, one of the largest military aircraft in […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1890 – Birth of Joseph Frantz, French World War I pilot and the first pilot to shoot down an airplane in a dogfight. 1942 – Operation Watchtower, the U. S. invasion of Guadalcanal, Tulagi, Gavutu, and Tanambogo, begins. Aircraft carriers U.S.S. Enterprise and U.S.S. Saratoga cover the landings with airstrikes, while U. S. Army Air […]
Historic Hurricane to Fly Special Mission

Historic Hurricane to Fly Special Mission

The rare sight and sound of a World War II Hawker Hurricane XIII will be seen and heard over the Angus County skies in Scotland today. In a poignant celebration of a romance of seven decades ago, the veteran aircraft G-HURI will undertake a special mission from Kent to pass over the grave of sweethearts […]

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North Sea Super Pumas Return to the Air

North Sea Super Pumas Return to the Air

The first Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma helicopter to fly over the North Sea since the entire fleet was grounded last October took to the skies over Scotland’s Aberdeen heliport this morning. The CHC Helicopters-operated aircraft was chartered by oil giant Total and was carrying senior managers of the oil company on board but no oilworkers. The chopper is […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1910 – An international aviation meeting opens at Lanark, Scotland, drawing a wide range of flyers and airplanes. In all, 22 competitors participate. 1922 – Birth of Sir Frederick Alfred Laker, a British airline entrepreneur who’s best known for founding Laker Airways. 1944 – George Preddy, a U.S. fighter pilot, shoots down six Messerschmitt Bf […]
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