Sudan Air Force Pilot Killed in Crash

Dec 19, 2012 No Comments

A Sudanese air force pilot died on Wednesday when his fighter plane crashed, the army said, in the country’s latest military aviation accident. “Yes, it is a fighter plane that crashed in El Obeid and the pilot of the plane lost his life as a martyr,” the Sudanese army spokesman Sawarmi Khaled Saad told news [...]

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Maryland Museum Seeking Fairchild C-123

Dec 19, 2012 No Comments

The Hagerstown, Md., Aviation Museum is trying to bring a 55-year-old Fairchild airplane back to the western Maryland city where it was made. President John Seburn says the twin-engined C-123 Provider cargo transport was built sometime between 1954 and 1958. He says the U.S. Treasury Department has accepted the museum’s bid for the plane. Now the group needs to raise $70,000 to [...]

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Ohio Teen First Winner of New Flight Scholarship

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

A 16-year-old Xenia, Ohio, youth is the first winner of the National Aviation Heritage Area’s new flight scholarship. William Daniel (Will) Everett, the son of Dan and Amy Everett of Xenia, received the Mitchell Cary-Don Gum Memorial Aviation Scholarship on Monday, the 109th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first powered flight. NAHA officials presented the scholarship [...]

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Air Force Museum Galleries Open Again

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

All galleries at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, have re-opened following their temporary closure due to necessary maintenance on the Douglas A-1E Skyraider. An inspection conducted last Friday by museum restoration staff found that the aircraft contained fuel. Although there was no sign of fuel leakage, museum and Wright-Patterson [...]

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Four Named to ’13 Class of Hall of Fame

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

Two former military and two civilian aviators were elected on Monday for enshrinement at National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) next year. The four men will be joining the roster of 215 men and women air and space pioneers who have been inducted by the NAHF since its founding in 1962 in a ceremony next October in [...]

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Air Canada to Launch Low-Cost Carrier Today

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

Air Canada plans to launch its new low-cost airline Tuesday in Toronto. The company gave few details but promised more information would be released at the event. Air Canada executives will be on hand and the company will also host a vacation giveaway in Toronto’s downtown Yonge-Dundas Square. The unnamed discount carrier will focus on leisure destinations [...]

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Mosquito to Visit New Zealand Museum

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

The world’s only flying de Haviland Mosquito aircraft will visit the Classic Flyers Aviation Museum in Tauranga, New Zealand, on Wednesday. Weather permitting, the recently restored World War II twin-engine wooden fighter-bomber is expected to be on display until 4:30 p.m. The public will also have an opportunity to hear from pilot Keith Skilling and to [...]

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Air Force Celebrates Wright Brothers’ Flight

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

The 109th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight will be celebrated Monday with a wreath laying at the Wright Brothers Memorial at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The event begins at 10:15 a.m. Eastern and is open to the public. Amanda Wright Lane, great grandniece of the Wright brothers and Colonel Cassie Barlow, 88th Air [...]

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