Thunderbirds Headline Tampa Bay AirFest

Mar 21, 2014 No Comments

The man they call Swagger climbs out of the 74-year-old former U.S. Navy training plane with a big smile. “It’s good to be mayor,” says Bob Buckhorn, moments after taking a flight across Florida’s Tampa Bay in a North American SNJ single engine prop plane. The plane was part of the Geico Skytypers Airshow team, [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Mar 20, 2014 No Comments

1919 – Birth of Toshio Ota, Japanese World War II fighter ace. 1932 – Luftschiffbau Zeppelin begins regular trans-atlantic services between Germany and Brazil using the Graf Zeppelin airship. 1950 – Operation Musgrave begins when Royal Air Force Avro Lincoln bombers are sent to Singapore to be used against the Communist guerillas of Malaya in [...]

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Thunderbirds to Headline Florida Air Show

Mar 20, 2014 No Comments

The jets return to the 34th annual Florida International Air Show March 29-30. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will bring the roar, the speed and the action to the Southwest Florida skies this March. It’s enough excitement to make fans break that old bomber jacket out of the closet again. Air show fans will be [...]

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Blue Angels Return to LA County Air Show

Mar 20, 2014 No Comments

Some of the world’s finest aircraft is set to take over the skies above California’s Antelope Valley this weekend. KNX 1070′s Brian Ping reports the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will arrive at Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in preparation for the Los Angeles County Air Show. While the Air Force typically performed about 1,000 flyovers annually before [...]

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Malay Airliner Search: Aboard a P-8 Poseidon

Mar 20, 2014 No Comments

A nine-hour search of the Indian Ocean by the world’s most sophisticated search plane failed to locate the objects spotted by a satellite that investigators believe could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, instead finding only a freighter and two pods of dolphins. The hunt by the U.S. Navy Boeing P-8 Poseidon airplane is an indication [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Mar 19, 2014 No Comments

1895 – Birth of Christian Frank Schilt, one of the first U.S. Marine Corps aviators who served in World War I, World War II and the Korean War. 1910 – Orville Wright begins training students in Montgomery, Ala., at a site that later becomes Maxwell Air Force Base. 1954 – First flight of the Auster [...]

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USAF Begins Training Sorties in Poland

Mar 19, 2014 No Comments

U.S. Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, began off-site aerial training for the first time since their arrival at Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group here, March 18. The training enhances interoperability, allowing pilots to take advantage of a unique opportunity to operate across the range [...]

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RCAF Brings Last Canadian Troops Home

Mar 19, 2014 No Comments

The Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III, escorted by two Boeing CF-18 Hornet fighter jets from 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, Canada, circled gracefully and in perfect formation around the Department of National Defence’s headquarters building in Ottawa and then turned south towards the Ottawa airport. Onboard the Globemaster, which is operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force [...]

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