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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Turkey Forces Down Syrian Airbus

Oct 10, 2012 No Comments

Turkey scrambled fighters to force a Syrian passenger plane to land on Wednesday, suspecting it of carrying military equipment from Moscow, while Turkey’s military chief warned of a more forceful response if shelling continued to spill over the border. Military jets escorted the Damascus-bound Airbus A320, carrying around 30 passengers, into the airport in Ankara hours [...]

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Woman Gives Birth on Aeroflot Flight

Oct 10, 2012 No Comments

OAO Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, diverted a Moscow-bound flight Tuesday from the Ukrainian city of Simferopol to Kharkiv after a passenger gave birth to a girl in mid-flight, the company said. The crew safely delivered the baby yesterday with the help of a nurse who was among the passengers, the Moscow-based carrier said today in an e-mailed [...]

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Ohio Residents Report Aerial Mapping DC-3 to Police

Oct 10, 2012 No Comments

Aerial mapping was the mission of a low-flying, World War II-era plane whose back-and-forth flight led curious onlookers to call police Monday. A police dispatcher in Lorain, Ohio, who said he didn’t know the plane’s mission, said he and fellow dispatchers had received calls about the plane. The Douglas DC-3 is owned by Airborne Imaging Inc., [...]

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World’s Largest Airplane May Soon Start India Operations

Oct 10, 2012 No Comments

Germany’s Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Dubai-based Emirates Airlines will soon be able to fly Airbus A380s, a super jumbo which is the world’s largest passenger airplane, to India, according to a story in an Indian business publication Tuesday. The civil aviation ministry is planning to relax rules in bilateral air service agreements (ASAs) by doing [...]

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Mission to Tokyo: The American Airmen Who Took the War to the Heart of Japan

Oct 09, 2012 No Comments

The following is courtesy of the Zenith Press (zenithpress.com). Congratulations to longtime Flight Journal contributor Robert F. Dorr on the publication of his latest book!   From Hell Hawks! author Bob Dorr, Mission to Tokyo takes the reader on a World War II strategic bombing mission from an airfield on the western Pacific island of Tinian to Tokyo and [...]

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De Havilland Tiger Moth Steals the Show

Oct 09, 2012 No Comments

A de Havilland Tiger Moth from the 1930s was the focus of all eyes during a flyby at the Indian Air Force Day parade at the Hindon Air Force Station on the outskirts of New Dehli on Monday. The aircraft stole the show in the absence of aerobatic displays by the grounded Suryakiran planes and [...]

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Alaska Airlines: Operations Returning to Normal

Oct 09, 2012 No Comments

Alaska Airlines said flights were running close to normal late Monday after a fiber-optic outage shut down its ticketing system for more than four hours, causing the airline and its regional carrier to cancel 78 flights, affecting nearly 7,000 customers. More than 130 other flights departed during the disruption, but some were delayed for as long [...]

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National Aviation Hall of Fame Ceremony to Stay in Ohio for 2013

Oct 09, 2012 No Comments

A ceremony that attracts air and space luminaries to mark the enshrinement of aviation pioneers and trailblazers will stay in Dayton, Ohio, in 2013. The National Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Directors decided the coveted ceremony dubbed “the Oscar’s night in aviation” will stay in the hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright at least through [...]

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