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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1893 – Birth of Garfield Finlay, Australian World War I flying ace. 1931 – Lowell R. Bayles flying the Granville Gee Bee Model Z “City of Springfield,” wins the Thompson Trophy in Cleveland, Ohio, at an average speed of 236.24 mph. 1940 – First flight of the Blohm & Voss BV 222, a large, six-engined […]
Stearman Fly-In Under Way

Stearman Fly-In Under Way

Airplanes were built to soar, not collect dust in a hangar. That’s what makes the six-day-long National Stearman Fly-In, which started here in Galesburg, Ill., on Labor Day, different from many other warbird reunions. Most of the Stearmans brought to Galesburg are flown every day. They’re definitely not “hangar queens” or museum pieces. The Stearmans […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1893 – Birth of Claire Lee Chennault (shown), American military aviator, fierce advocate of “pursuit” or fight-interceptor aircraft, and commander of the “Flying Tigers” during World War II. 1910 – Géo Chavez flies reaches an altitude of 8,700 feet over Issy, France, with a Blériot XI monoplane. 1945 – First flight of the Beriev LL-143, […]
A CV-22B Osprey assigned to the 7th Special Operations Squadron performs an aerial display of its capabilities during the Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, July 19, 2015. The U.S. participation in RIAT highlighted the strength of America’s commitment to the security of NATO and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best)

Osprey Flight to Honor 20th SOS at NMUSAF

As part of a salute to the heritage of the 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), two CV-22 Osprey aircraft will land on the front lawn at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m., and be on display for the public until their departure at 4 p.m. The aircraft […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1883 – Birth of Otto Splitgerber, German World War I flying ace. 1937 – Majorca-based Italian aircraft bomb a British merchant ship off Barcelona, Spain. 1958 – Death of Gilbert Ware Murlis Green, British World War I flying ace who served on many theaters, commanded two of the original night fighter squadrons and shot down […]
After USAF OKs F-35 Ops, Report Notes Problems

After USAF OKs F-35 Ops, Report Notes Problems

A week after the U.S. Air Force declared its version of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 Lightning II jet ready for limited combat operations, the Pentagon’s top tester warned that the U.S. military’s costliest weapons program is still riddled with deficiencies. “In fact the program is actually not on a path toward success but instead on […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1912 – Royal Navy aviator Wilfred Parke becomes the first pilot ever to recover from a spin when he regains control of his Avro Type G biplane 50 feet from the ground at Larkhill, England. 1916 – Birth of Saburo Sakai, Japanese naval aviator and World War II fighter ace. 1919 – The world’s first […]
World’s Largest Aircraft Crashes After Test Flight

World’s Largest Aircraft Crashes After Test Flight

The world’s largest aircraft crash-landed at the end of its second test flight on Wednesday. The 300-feet long Airlander 10 nosedived on its return to an airfield north of London after spending more than an hour and half in the air. “The Airlander experienced a heavy landing and the front of the flight deck has […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1918 – Death of Edgar Taylor, American World War I flying ace, killed by ground fire in his Sopwith Dolphin. 1932 – Amelia Earhart takes off with her Lockheed Vega 5B from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., for a non-stop flight across the U.S. 1944 –  The third airstrike of Operation Goodwood and the most […]
Air Show Set to Recall Great War

Air Show Set to Recall Great War

The Military Aviation Museum’s Biplanes and Triplanes World War One Airshow will be held Oct. 1-2, in Pungo, Va., taking guests back to the days of The Great War for a weekend of flying, colorful World War I aircraft, live performances, elaborate reenactor encampments, and much more. “The Biplanes and Triplanes show is all about […]
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