Super Connie Flies Again

Jan 15, 2012 No Comments

Superlatives flow—almost as smoothly as the lines of this unique and airworthy Lockheed L1049 Super Constellation. Thanks to the Super Constellation Flyers Association (SCFA) of Basel, Switzerland, European enthusiasts can now see and fly in this unique piece of 1950s commercial aviation history again. In 2009, this Europe-based Super Constellation was grounded following identification of [...]

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F-22 Raptor fleet returns to flight—almost

Jan 10, 2012 No Comments

The U.S. Air Force experienced a setback with the F-22 Raptor at one base on October 21 immediately after announcing, with seemingly misplaced fanfare, that America’s superfighter was back in the air again. The 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia idled its F-22s—again—again after a pilot reported oxygen loss in mid-flight. “Part [...]

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T-38 Replacement Road Tour

Jan 05, 2012 No Comments

In its effort to promote the Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) is a perfect replacement for the U.S. Air Force’s T-38C Talon, two Hawks embarked upon a “road tour” of the United States that began with an airshow performance in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 21. The tour was scheduled to end in January at [...]

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Curtiss Helldiver SB2C Found!

Dec 29, 2011 No Comments

Randy Jordan went for a dive last week off the coast of Jupiter, Fla.-one of about 600 he does yearly as the owner of Emerald Charters, a scuba diving charter. A group of frightened fish led  Jordan to the discovery of  what might be a  Curtiss Helldiver SB2C, an extremely rare World War II aircraft submerged in [...]

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B-17 Flying Fortress Online Free Artwork

Dec 27, 2011 1 Comment

There’s that wonderful word again: Free! This time we’re offering high- quality PDF downloads of William Wylam’s fabulous drawing of the B-17G Flying Fortress. The detailing is incredible and the PDF could be blown up to almost any size without losing quality. Enjoy! Click here.  

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70 Year Anniversary for Chennault’s Flying Tigers

Dec 21, 2011 No Comments

December 20 marks the 70th anniversary of the first engagement of the Japanese by General Claire Lee Chennault’s Flying Tigers.  Students participating in National History Day have access to a wealth of resources about Chennault and the Flying Tigers through our partnership with the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum in Monroe, LA.  Nell Calloway, granddaughter [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History – December 21

Dec 21, 2011 No Comments

1988: Pan American World Airways (Pan-Am) Boeing 747 ‘Maid of the Seas’ is destroyed in mid-air by a terrorist bomb over the Scottish town of Lockerbie. 243 passengers, 16 crew and 11 people on the ground are killed.   1982: The last V-bomber squadron of Britain’s RAF 44 is disbanded at Waddington, Lincolnshire.      [...]

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Monospar ST-12 Restoration

Dec 19, 2011 1 Comment

The ongoing restoration of General Aircraft Monospar ST-12 VH-UTH at Newark Air Museum is making steady progress, with work on the complex nose-section structure now nearing completion.  VH-UTH’s nose-lamp housing has now been accurately configured to allow the curved rib sections to be connected to the lower fuselage stringers. This particular part of the project [...]

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