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Helborne 513: October Issue

Pivotal Tactics - Behind the Legendary Battle of Britain

Banshee Wail - Flying Skulls over Burma

Out for a Sunday Ride - Civilian Pilots Caught in History’s Path

Chennault’s Flying Tigers -- How They Got Their Name

The First Bridge - The Vietnam War Had to Start Somewhere

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1892 – Birth of Charles J. “Charlie” Fern, American World War I pilot, barnstorming Hawaii aviator and newspaper pioneer; he also was the first commercial pilot in Hawaii. 1933 – The “Cuatro Vientos,” a Br.19 TF Super Bidon that just made an historic flight from Spain to Cuba, disappears after departing from Mexico. No trace of the […]
Ohio Air Show Faces Uncertain Weekend Without Thunderbirds

Ohio Air Show Faces Uncertain Weekend Without Thunderbirds

The Vectren Dayton (Ohio) Air Show has pushed ahead without the crowd-drawing act of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and — for the first time ever — no official military support, but the potential attendance and economic impact of the loss isn’t known yet. The air show has a $3.2 million economic impact, filling hotel, […]

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Historic Helicopter Dedicated at Home of 101st Airborne

Historic Helicopter Dedicated at Home of 101st Airborne

The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion in Kentucky is now the proud home of a Korean War-era Hiller OH-23 Raven medical evacuation helicopter. The U.S. Army’s Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) leadership, along with the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) commander and 101st Airborne Division leaders, dedicated the aircraft display at a ceremony in its new […]
Ontario Pilot First Canadian to Fly D.C. Intercept Missions

Ontario Pilot First Canadian to Fly D.C. Intercept Missions

It seems unbelievable that a small-town kid from Clinton, Ontario, would end up being the first Royal Canadian Air Force pilot assigned to protect the skies over Washington, D.C. But for Capt. Jeffery M. Powell, a 13-year RCAF aviator, that is exactly what has happened. And as one senior leader from North American Aerospace Defense […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1897 – Birth of Johann “Hans” Baur, a German World War I flying ace who flew airliners and later became Adolf Hitler’s personal pilot. 1912 – Capt. Marcel Dubois and Lt. Albert Peignan of the French Army are killed near Douai in northern France when their planes struck each other; it is the first fatal […]
Wright B Flyer Group Offering Rides in Replica

Wright B Flyer Group Offering Rides in Replica

You can find the new Wright Brothers at the Dayton (Ohio)-Wright Brothers Airport, a dozen miles south of Dayton in Miami Twp., from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. No, Wilbur and Orville have not come back to life, but they have found some very deserving replacements. Volunteers at the Wright […]

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World’s First Flying Car for Sale

World’s First Flying Car for Sale

Does it come with cabin crew? A bidding-war is stirring among high flying millionaires in a desperate move to snap up the world’s first aeroplane car, which is up for sale for £600,000 (that’s nearly $1 million). With cars and congestion becoming too much for commuters in the 1940s, pioneering inventor Moulton Taylor developed a […]
Low-Flying NASA Jet Spooks LA-Area Residents

Low-Flying NASA Jet Spooks LA-Area Residents

A NASA Douglas DC-8 flying laboratory conducting low-altitude research flights over California this week startled residents when it swooped low over Torrance Municipal Airport. The Monday afternoon flight over Zamperini Field was just 348 feet above sea level, said John Bailey, a Torrance resident who tracked the flight on the Internet and is a member […]

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Russian Fighter Tops Flying Demos at Paris

Russian Fighter Tops Flying Demos at Paris

The Paris Air Show, which opened yesterday at Paris-Le Bourget Airport, is usually a stage for U.S. pilots to demonstrate their amazing flying machines to a world audience. Thanks to the sequester, that’s not the case this year. Instead, Russian aviators and hardware is taking the spotlight and they have not disappointed. Just witness this […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1887 – Birth of Georges Pierre Blanc, French World War I flying ace. 1916 – First American pilot to be shot down, Horace Clyde Balsley of the Lafayette Escadrille, is wounded and survives the engagement. 1928 – A Latham 47 – a French twin-engine biplane flying boat piloted by René Cyprien Guilbaud – carrying Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen and five others […]
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