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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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Kansas Museum Debuts Rare Stearman

Kansas Museum Debuts Rare Stearman

On the second floor of the Kansas Aviation Museum’s west wing sits the world’s newest restored Stearman Model 4D. Forty of the planes were built in Wichita from 1929 through 1931, and only 14 still exist. This one was built in 1931 and sold to Texaco. On Tuesday night, the “Texaco 11” was scheduled to be […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1892 – Birth of Jerry Cox Vasconcells, American World War I flying ace and commercial pilot. 1968 – First flight of the Anahuac Tauro (shown), a Mexican agricultural low-wing monoplane. 1972 – Death of Friedrich Christiansen, German World War I seaplane fighter ace. 1995 – Cameroon Airlines Flight 3701, the Boeing 737-200 “Nyong,” crashes after losing control on its second […]

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Chinese Research Plane Reaches South Pole

Chinese Research Plane Reaches South Pole

Following the icebreaker “Xuelong” and the all-terrain vehicle of the same name, China has for the first time sent a fixed-wing aircraft to the South Pole. The “Xueying,” a Basler BT-67 conversion of a Douglas DC-3, will be tested in the next few days. According to the State Marine Office, China’s first polar fixed-wing aircraft, […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

  1898 – Birth of Indra Lal Roy, first Indian World War I flying ace. 1943 – More than 100 Junkers Ju 88 bombers of the Luftwaffe bombs the harbour of Bari, Italy, sinking numerous cargo and transport ships, including an American Liberty ship, the John Harvey, with a stockpile of World War I-era mustard […]

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Ex-Army Ute Arrives in Florida

Ex-Army Ute Arrives in Florida

WarbirdsNews recently reported on progress with the 138th Aviation Company Memorial in Florida and their efforts to create a fitting monument to the service and sacrifice of the men and women of their unit from the Viet Nam War through the Gulf War. Two weeks ago, they transported a former U.S. Army Beech RU-21A Ute from the donor, Dynamic Aviation in […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1898 – Birth of Orlando Clive “Bridget” Bridgeman, British World War I flying ace. 1905 – The Aero Club of America is established in New York City. 1938 – A Lufthansa Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor makes the airline’s first flight to Japan, flying non-stop from Berlin to Tokyo via Basra, Karachi, and Hanoi. The 8,841-mile flight […]

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Last C-17 Leaves Long Beach Factory

Last C-17 Leaves Long Beach Factory

The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif., departed on Sunday, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach. The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company’s San Antonio location, where it will remain until delivery to the Qatar […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1912 – Birth of Jean Tulasne, French World War II flying ace. 1940 – British West Indian Airways is established. 1941 – Death of Arístides García López Rengel, Spanish Nationalist fighter ace of the civil war; he goes missing in action while serving with the Spanish expeditionary squadron in Russia. 1969 – First flight of […]

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C-17 to Star at Warbirds Over Wanaka

C-17 to Star at Warbirds Over Wanaka

The U.S. Air Force has confirmed it will be part of the flying display next March at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow for the first time in the 28-year history of the New Zealand event. The Pacific Air Forces Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration Team is hosted by the 15th Wing of the USAF at […]
On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1836 – Birth of Almerico da Schio, Italian aviation pioneer. 1924 – The dirigible LZ 126 is commissioned into the U. S. Navy as USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) at Naval Air Station Anacostia in Washington, D. C. 1930 – A flight of Fairey IIIDs of the Royal Air Force No. 47 Squadron return to Khartoum, […]
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