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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Sudan Military Plane Crashes Near Capital

Oct 08, 2012 No Comments

A Sudanese military plane carrying personnel and equipment to the strife-torn Darfur region crashed near the capital Khartoum on Sunday killing 15 people on board, the army said. The plane’s engine stopped working and the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing when it went down about 40 km (25 miles) southwest of the Khartoum [...]

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Group Aims to Build Aviation Museum in Spokane

Oct 08, 2012 No Comments

A nonprofit organization is gearing up for a campaign to create a new military and aerospace museum at Felts Field in northeast Spokane, Wash. The Spokane Airport Board recently approved a lease to allow construction of the museum on a 14,400-square-foot parcel on Rutter Avenue just west of the Felts Field terminal. Larry Krauter, chief executive officer for [...]

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Fly Montserrat Airliner Crash Kills Three

Oct 08, 2012 1 Comment

Three people have been confirmed dead while another is fighting for life at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre following Sunday’s horrific plane crash of a Fly Montserrat Britten-Norman Islander at VC Bird International Airport near St. John’s, Antigua. Among those dead are the pilot, Capt. Jason Forbes, and two passengers who were on board the Fly [...]

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Boeing Deliver First S.C.-Made 787

Oct 06, 2012 No Comments

Representatives from Air India took delivery on Friday of the first Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner made in South Carolina and the first manufactured outside Boeing Commercial Airplane’s headquarters in Washington state. The delivery marks another milestone in Boeing’s efforts to broaden its production base beyond Washington, where all of its other jets have been built. [...]

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St. Louis Pilot Crashes Plane…for Discovery Channel

Oct 06, 2012 No Comments

The airplane crashed in a Mexican desert, and it was perfect. That was the assessment from St. Louis, Mo., pilot Leland “Chip” Shanle Jr. of Webster Groves, whose Broken Wing company was hired by the Discovery Channel show “Curiosity” for an episode dealing with what happens during an airplane crash. The show will air at 8 p.m. Sunday on Discovery. A [...]

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Israel Shoots Down Drone

Oct 06, 2012 No Comments

The Israeli air force shot down an unmanned drone Saturday over the northern Negev desert, the nation’s military said. The Israeli Defense Forces spotted the drone, which did not carry any weapons or explosives, hovering over Gaza before it entered Israeli airspace, military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich said. Forces kept the drone under surveillance until a fighter [...]

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Russian Air Force Accepts First Yak-130

Oct 05, 2012 No Comments

Russia’s Irkut aircraft-manufacturing plant delivered the first six Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten combat trainers to the Russian Air Force on Thursday, a spokesman for the Western Military District said. “On October 4, the first batch of Yak-130 combat trainers fly from the Irkut plant to the Borisoglebsk airfield (Voronezh region) after an extensive flight testing program,” Col. Andrei [...]

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