Ohio Group Assembling B-17

Mar 03, 2014 No Comments

They got one part for the World War II-era bomber from under an elderly woman’s porch in the next town, and another was bought from someone who had it hanging in a bar in Colorado. One chunk was a prop in a 1960s TV show, and the tail section was salvaged from a wreck deep [...]

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Navy F/A-18C Crashes, Pilot Dies

Mar 03, 2014 No Comments

A day after a fighter jet went down during a training exercise in western Nevada, the U.S. Navy said late Sunday that the military pilot had been killed in the crash. It took rescue crews several hours to reach the site of Saturday’s crash on a Navy range training complex east of Naval Air Station [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Feb 28, 2014 No Comments

1921 – Birth of Pierre Clostermann, a highly decorated French World War II flying ace, author, engineer, politician and sport fisherman. 1931 – Imperial Airways begins scheduled services between England and Africa using Armstrong Whitworth Argosys (shown). 1947 - U. S. Army Air Forces Capt. Robert E. Thacker and Lt. John M. Ard fly a North [...]

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Australia Readies for Centenary Air Show

Feb 28, 2014 No Comments

Pilots at Royal Australian Air Force bases around the country are practising their routines ahead of this weekend’s Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show at Point Cook. The Weekly visited East Sale RAAF base last Wednesday as the Roulettes rehearsed their aerobatics. Six members of the team will take part in an aerial display above Point Cook, while [...]

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Russia Adds More Helicopters to Drill

Feb 28, 2014 No Comments

Russia is bolstering the ongoing army drill in the Western Military district which began after a surprise order by President Vladimir Putin with 80 more combat helicopters amid rising tensions in Ukraine’s Crimea region. Mil Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters are being redeployed from their bases to the emergency airfields, flying up to 310 miles. The [...]

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UK Company Debuts Airship

Feb 28, 2014 No Comments

The world’s longest aircraft has just been unveiled in Britain’s biggest aircraft hangar. At first, you might mistake it for a giant airship – gas-filled balloon on top, pod slung underneath. But the unique, aerodynamic shape of the balloon – it looks as if a series of cigars have been sewn together – means it can [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Feb 27, 2014 No Comments

1898 – Birth of Maryse Bastié, French aviatrix; born Marie-Louise Bombec, she later set several international records for female aviators and flew in the French Air Force. 1906 – Death of Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer, physicist and pioneer of aviation. 1917 – The first military flights in Canada began when the Royal Flying Corps Canada began training [...]

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P-51 Pilots to Discuss WWII Missions

Feb 27, 2014 No Comments

While it is a little close to the date for most people to act on, Warbirds News would like to highlight the upcoming Living History Event this Saturday, March 1, at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif. These are always fascinating opportunities to learn about aviation history from people who actually helped create it. And the [...]

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