On This Day in Aviation History

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments

1919 – Death of Edwin Tufnell Hayne, South African World War I fighter ace, killed in the crash of his Bristol F.2 after an engine failure on take off. 1928 – First flight of the Bristol Bullpup (shown); only the prototype of this British biplane, derived from the company’s Bulldog, is built. 1956 – Birth [...]

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UK Military Helicopter Crashes, Five Die

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments

Five British service personnel have been killed in a UK helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan. Four of those on board, three soldiers and an airman, were stationed at RAF Odiham in Hampshire. The fifth, an Army reservist, was based in London. The Ministry of Defence said the crash near Kandahar air base appeared to have been [...]

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Airbus E-Fan Makes First Public Flight

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments

The successful first public flight of the electric E-Fan experimental aircraft was the highlight of Airbus Group’s E-Aircraft Day in Bordeaux, France, on Friday. The electric E-Fan training aircraft is a highly innovative technology experimental demonstrator based on an all-composite construction. Airbus Group and its partners are aiming to perform research and development to construct [...]

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WWI Replicas to Visit Oshkosh Fly-In

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments

By the Experimental Aircraft Association Four outstanding replica aircraft from the Great War Flying Museum of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, will participate in EAA’s World War I aviation centennial activities at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 fly-in, which will be held July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis. The four aircraft – Sopwith [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Apr 25, 2014 No Comments

1893 – Birth of Ludwig Hautzmayer, Austro-Hungarian World War I flying ace. 1955 – First flight of the FFA P-16 (composite prototype shown), a Swiss jet designed to replace the Swiss Air Force’s piston-engined ground attack planes; only five would be built before the project is cancelled. 1966 – Death of Corrado Gex, Italian aviator [...]

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Apache Crashes in Taiwan, Crew Safe

Apr 25, 2014 No Comments

Two Taiwanese pilots were injured on Friday when their Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter crash-landed on a building in northern Taiwan during a routine training mission, the military said. The pilots suffered slight facial and leg injuries after crashing on top of the three-story building in Taoyuan county and were taken to hospital. No civilians [...]

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Photos: RAF Intercepts Russian Bombers

Apr 25, 2014 No Comments

By Paul Hale, The Huffington Post UK The UK Ministry of Defense has released stunning pictures of the two Russian surveillance planes that were detected off the coast of Scotland on Wednesday, causing the RAF to scramble Typhoon fighters. The RAF Typhoon Quick Reaction Alert aircraft were launched from RAF Leuchars, encountering the two Russian Tupolev [...]

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F-35s Take On F-16s in Air Combat Training

Apr 25, 2014 No Comments

The first operational Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II won’t arrive at Utah’s Hill Air Force Base until late next year, but on Thursday, pilots from the base’s 419th and 388th Fighter Wings got a head start on training. A group of F-16 pilots and maintainers from the two fighter wings left for Eglin Air Force [...]

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