EAA Tri-Motor Makes Last Stop for 2013

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments

Overcast skies didn’t dim the enthusiasm of passengers aboard a 1929 state-of-the-art airplane Sunday for a short flight back in time at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport. “It was awesome,” said 16-year-old Cassius Cunningham of Jacksonville, Fla., as he disembarked from the rare Ford Tri-Motor airplane that was America’s first commercial airliner.“It’s really an amazing [...]

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Dubai Airshow Begins with Storm

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments

The Dubai Air Show 2013 opened on Sunday to a barrage of orders from local airlines for hundreds of Boeing and Airbus jets, setting a record for the most orders at an airshow, at $192.3 billion. And that was just at the end of the first day, according to the show’s organizers. Among the many [...]

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Russian Airliner Crashes, 50 Lost

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments

A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on Sunday in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people on board and spotlighting the poor safety record of regional airlines that ply internal routes across the world’s largest nation. The son of the president of the oil-rich province of Tatarstan and the regional head of the FSB [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Nov 15, 2013 No Comments

1896 – Birth of Giovanni “Giannino” Ancillotto, Italian World War I flying ace. 1916 – First flight of the Boeing Model 2, American two-place training seaplane; it is the first “all-Boeing” design and the company’s first financial success. 1944 - U.S. Navy Lt. Robert M. Elder makes the first carrier landing of a North American P-51D Mustang [...]

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A Bird Dog for Charity

Nov 15, 2013 No Comments

The Barrett-Jackson collector car auction occasionally gets an airplane or two on the docket and many airplane manufacturers display their new products on the show grounds. For January’s Scottsdale, Ariz., show, Cessna has donated a nicely restored 1953 model L-19 Bird Dog. Cessna built the Bird Dog on commission by the U.S. government as a [...]

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Flying Tigers: How They Got That Name

Nov 15, 2013 No Comments

Here at the office, we love warbirds! One of our all-time favorites is the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. Forever connected with the name “Flying Tigers,” it remains a famous icon for the years just before the U.S. entered World War II. When it comes to WWII aviation history, one of the most often asked questions we [...]

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Museum Not Affected by Airline Shutdown

Nov 15, 2013 No Comments

Officials at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum say the Yamhill County, Ore., facility will remain open, despite the pending closure of its sister organization, Evergreen International Airlines. “The Evergreen Aviation Museum has been and remains a separate entity from Evergreen International Airlines,” said spokeswoman Melissa Grace. “The museums would not be here without the financial [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Nov 14, 2013 No Comments

1922 – Death of Godfrey DeCourcelles Chevalier, pioneering U.S. Navy aviator, as a result of injuries sustained in an airplane crash two days before. 1930 – Birth of Edward White, American astronaut and Purple Heart and Congressional Space Medal of Honor recipient; he was the first American to conduct a spacewalk. 1932 – Amy Johnson begins an attempt [...]

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