Who Was First? The Wrights or Whitehead?
Here it comes again: the Great Who Flew First Debate. This time it is courtesy of Jane’s All the World Aircraft, considered to be one of the world’s encyclopedic, not-to-be-doubted sources of aviation information and their radical shift in which they de-throne the Wright Brothers and enshrine Gustav Whitehead as the first to achieve powered flight.
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NTSB: Police Chopper Hit Pole, Crashed; 2 Killed

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments

A low-flying Atlanta, Ga., police helicopter searching for a runaway boy hit a power line pole before it plummeted to the ground and exploded Saturday night, killing both officers on board but leaving those on the ground unharmed. Federal authorities were investigating what caused the Hughes OH-6A to crash into power lines along on a [...]

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USMC Fighter Flies for Medal of Honor Recipients

Nov 03, 2012 No Comments

Four Boeing F/A-18 Hornet jets streaked high over Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Friday afternoon in a missing man formation. When Number 222 peeled away from the others and landed, it was obvious that the latest aircraft added to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 was something special. The jet parked near a red [...]

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Australian Flying Community Mourns Loss of Innovator

Nov 03, 2012 No Comments

Toowoomba, Australia’s aviation community lost one of its dearest and most innovative members this morning when Terry Kronk’s P-51 Mustang replica crashed near Helidon. It was supposed to be a day of celebration. The 52-year-old, a successful business and property developer, had just taken off from the Emu Gully airstrip when mechanical failure sent his plane [...]

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O’Hare Will Be Party Central for Aviation Fans

Nov 03, 2012 No Comments

Cue the water cannons! United Airlines’s newest — and long-awaited — addition to its fleet, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, is scheduled to pull up to a gate in United’s Terminal 1 at O’Hare Airport in Chicago at 9:51 a.m. Sunday — that is, if the aircraft and 219 passengers on the inaugural flight arrive on time. The [...]

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Southwest to Begin Puerto Rico Flights in April

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments

Southwest Airlines announced Thursday that it will start service in April to San Juan, Puerto Rico — the carrier’s first destination beyond the lower 48 U.S. states. The low-cost said that beginning April 14, it will have three daily round trips between San Juan and Orlando, Fla., and one daily round trip between San Juan and [...]

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EAA to Give Away Stearman Model 75

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the annual Experimental Aircraft Association aircraft sweepstakes, and the grand prize was unveiled this week in the EAA exhibit at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando: a completely restored 1943 Boeing Stearman Model 75 biplane! The airplane featured at the exhibit was [...]

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Alabama City Considered for Wright Brothers Museum

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments

The Wright Brothers Aeroplane Co. is considering making Montgomery, Ala., the permanent home for a Wright Brothers exhibit that recreates the birth of aviation between 1899 and 1905. Nick Engler, director of the company, said the idea is to build a 20,000-square-foot museum in a city that has some connection to the history of aviation. [...]

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Second Chinese Stealth Fighter Prototype Takes Flight

Nov 01, 2012 No Comments

China has test flown a second model of a prototype stealth fighter, aviation experts said Thursday, in a sign of its aircraft industry’s growing sophistication. Photos posted to the Internet Thursday showed the radar-avoiding aircraft airborne near the northeastern city of Shenyang with its landing gear still down. Two Chinese-made J-11 fighters accompanied it on [...]

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