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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Cast your vote to preserve aviation history!

May 02, 2012 No Comments

The Gateway National Recreation Area-C47 Skytrain WWII Transport in Brooklyn and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan need your votes in this program to spotlight historic preservation.  Forty historic New York places representing all five boroughs are competing for $3 million in grants through Partners in Preservation, a collaboration between American Express and [...]

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Space Shuttle Enterprise to fly over NYC today

Apr 27, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Space shuttle Enterprise has officially left Washington and is now on its way to New York City. The shuttle, which is being airlifted on the back of a 747, left Washington Dulles International Airport around 9:40 a.m. It’s expected to arrive in the New York area around 10:30 a.m. when it will fly over New York City before [...]

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James Price builds a simulator in his Pleasanton garage

Apr 26, 2012 No Comments

File this video under amazing! Air traffic controller and private pilot James Price built a flight simulator out of the nose of a 1969 Boeing 737 in his Pleasanton garage. He has been working on it as a hobby since 2000.

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Historic WWII Aircraft to Visit New England Air Museum

Apr 26, 2012 No Comments

  The New England Air Museum has announced that three historic WWII aircraft will be on public display nearby the Museum from Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th. The aircraft include the B-29 “Fifi” the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress; the Consolidated B-24 bomber “Diamond Lil” and the P-51 Mustang “Brat III”.  These [...]

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Wellington Revival

Apr 13, 2012 No Comments

Total Vickers Wellington bomber production totaled 11,461 aircraft, built between June 1936-when the prototype first flew- and the end of the World War II in 1945. Just a handful survive and none of these are in airworthy condition. A medium bomber and a reconnaissance aircraft with two 1,585-horsepower Bristol Hercules VI radial engines, the Wellington [...]

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Soviet Helicopter

Apr 12, 2012 1 Comment

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The hull of one of the most feared helicopters in history arrived at the Southern Museum of Flight Tuesday, riding on the back of a trailer 186 miles from the Fort Rucker U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence. It was a camouflage-painted, Mi-24 Hind. The Hind was a flying gunship that became [...]

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The Rooster Flies!

Apr 11, 2012 1 Comment

You need a sense of humor to survive these days, a fact that hasn’t escaped Italian aircraft designer and builder Ottone Baggio-his recently completed Rooster flow for the first time on December 26th, 2011. “The Rooster has flown!” crowed the crowd at Nervesa della Battaglia airfield, near Treviso in northeast Italy that day. Ottone’s Rooster [...]

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Real Aeroplane Gems

Apr 07, 2012 No Comments

THE GHOST OF WW II RAF Halifax bombers may echo around the hangars at Breighton in east Yorkshire, UK, but today, the noises on this revitalized WW II aerodrome are more likely to be of a Kinner R-540, de Havilland Gipsy Major or Gipsy Six, Pobjoy R or Hirth 504. This is now home of the Real Aeroplane Company (RAC) and the largest collection of [...]

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