Vets Offered Free Rides on B-17 ‘Yankee Lady’

Jan 27, 2014 No Comments

The Yankee Air Museum (YAM)’s Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Yankee Lady,” based in Detroit, Mich., will once again visit Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum on June 9-11. The museum partnership will honor World War II Veterans by offering free rides on the B-17 when a paid rider accompanies them. “All of us feel the [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Jan 24, 2014 No Comments

1888 – Birth of Dr. Ernst Heinkel, German aircraft designer and manufacturer. 1920 – First aircraft flight across the Sahara Desert is flown by French Joseph Vuillemin of the Aéronautique Militaire. 1966 – Air India Flight 101, a Boeing 707-437, crashes into the south west face of Mont Blanc in France; all 106 passengers and 11 crew are killed. Sixteen years earlier, Air India [...]

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Georgia Air Force Museum Downsizing

Jan 24, 2014 No Comments

A game of musical airplanes is in progress at the Museum of Aviation near Warner Robins, Ga. As a result of downsizing that began last year, some of the remaining aircraft have moved to more prominent locations, and others that were outside are now in hangars. New exhibits also have been added, and others are [...]

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Sarasota-Bradenton to Host Vintage Planes

Jan 24, 2014 No Comments

A trio of historic World War II airplanes, plus another that predates American combat in the war by more than a decade, will wing it to Florida’s Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport for a stopover next week and aviation buffs couldn’t be happier. First up is a visit Monday through Wednesday by two heavy bombers from the [...]

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Blue Angels Return to California

Jan 24, 2014 No Comments

As they have for more than 50 years, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels took to the skies and returned to their winter home here in El Centro, Calif., Thursday afternoon. The Navy’s famed flight demonstration squadron traveled from its home in Pensacola, Fla., to El Centro, where it will remain until this year’s Naval Air Facility El [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Jan 23, 2014 No Comments

1899 – Birth of George Pearson Glen Kidston, British record-breaking aviator and motor racing driver. 1909 – First flight of the Blériot XI (Thulin A variant shown), a light and sleek monoplane constructed of oak and poplar and cloth-covered flying surfaces; it becomes one of the most successful monoplanes designed and built before World War I. 1944 – Off [...]

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787 Woes Continue for Norwegian

Jan 23, 2014 No Comments

Another week, another problem for Norwegian Air Shuttle‘s Boeing 787 Dreamliners. In what is becoming routine for the Scandinavian discount airline, passengers sat through a lengthy delay after one of its 787s suffered a fuel leak in Bangkok on Sunday. A passenger’s photo of the plane spewing jet fuel while taxiing circulated widely online. The airplane has returned to [...]

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Indonesian Helicopter, Crew Found Safe

Jan 23, 2014 No Comments

By The Jakarta (Indonesia) Globe An Indonesian army helicopter that went missing over the jungles of Borneo on Wednesday made an emergency landing because of bad weather: all 10 people on board were found safe, the army chief said on Thursday. “The pilot, Capt. Paul Maraden Simatupang, and co-pilot, Second Lt. M. Kholic, decided to [...]

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