Who Was First? The Wrights or Whitehead?
Here it comes again: the Great Who Flew First Debate. This time it is courtesy of Jane’s All the World Aircraft, considered to be one of the world’s encyclopedic, not-to-be-doubted sources of aviation information and their radical shift in which they de-throne the Wright Brothers and enshrine Gustav Whitehead as the first to achieve powered flight.
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Mahindra to Build GA8 in India

Oct 21, 2013 No Comments

Mahindra Aerospace, the aircraft and components manufacturing arm of Mahindra group, will start producing the first eight-seat aircraft in India in the next two years. “You can expect that within a time-frame of two years, we will have a full-fledged eight-seater aircraft being manufactured in India,” said Hemant Luthra, president of Mahindra Systech, of which [...]

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October Historic Month for Louisiana Crashes

Oct 21, 2013 No Comments

Oct. 20 was a bad day in the life of Louisiana military flying crews, Shreveport (La.) Times readers learned to their sorrow many times over past decades as they read the news the next morning. Crashes in 1942 and 1944 claimed several lives and three airframes at Barksdale Field, near Bossier City, and 50 years [...]

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Texas Tech to Open Vietnam Museum

Oct 18, 2013 No Comments

The Texas Aviation Heritage Foundation Inc. has announced the kickoff of a fundraising campaign to establish a Vietnam War museum at Texas Tech in Lubbock. At a luncheon hosted by the Hillcrest Country Club honoring local pilots who flew in the Vietnam war, U.S. Air Force Col. David Lewis, president of TAFHI, said the goal [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Oct 17, 2013 No Comments

1905 – Birth of Andrea Zotti, Spanish War Italian flying ace. 1927 – Four Supermarine Southampton flying boats of the Royal Air Force Far East Flight, under the command of Group Capt. H.M. Cave-Browne-Cave, leave Plymouth, England, for a 27,000-mile cruise to Egypt, India, Australia, Japan and Singapore. 1951 – The Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck (shown above), the [...]

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Taiwan to Get Apache Helicopters

Oct 17, 2013 No Comments

Taiwan is expected to get six Boeing Apache attack helicopters from the United States in early November, a military source said Thursday. The six AH-64Es will be the first batch of an order of 30 of the advanced U.S. attack helicopters that Taiwan bought for more than $2 billion. The last batch should be delivered [...]

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USAF Museum Reopens

Oct 17, 2013 No Comments

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, reopened at 9 a.m. today. “We greatly appreciate the ability to reopen the museum and apologize for the inconvenience the closure caused our national and international visitors,” said Museum Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson. “We are excited to [...]

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Aviation High School Opens Museum Campus

Oct 17, 2013 No Comments

Seattle’s Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS), in collaboration with The Museum of Flight and Highline Public Schools, is celebrating the grand opening of its new campus on the grounds of The Museum of Flight. To kick off the event, a specially-themed Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER will deliver students and guests to The Museum of Flight, where [...]

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IWM’s Fw 190 Now at Cosford

Oct 17, 2013 No Comments

In the dark days of the Second World War, the German Luftwaffe sent wave after wave of Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighters up against the RAF. Only 28 of those aircraft remain – and one of them has now gone on display at the RAF Museum Cosford. But the plane is no stranger to museums – it [...]

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