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Nocturnal Hunter — the first Corsair equipped with radar

Nocturnal Hunter — the first Corsair equipped with radar

Hunched in the cockpit of an F4U-2 Corsair in the darkest, blackest night he could remember, Second Lieutenant Frank Lang peered at the 6-inch scope in the center of his instrument panel and saw nothing significant to break up the green-yellow line inscribing a circle around the dial.
April 18, On this Day in Aviation History

April 18, On this Day in Aviation History

2012: Orbital Vehicle 103, the Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted to NASA 905, a Boeing 747-100 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, arrived at Dulles International Airport. The next day the Discovery was placed on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum.   1958: At Edwards Air Force Base, California, […]

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F-22 Raptor Performs Belly Landing in Nevada

F-22 Raptor Performs Belly Landing in Nevada

Thankfully the pilot was not injured in the incident. By Kyle Mizokami An F-22 Raptor fighter jet was damaged this weekend when it evidently experienced a malfunction during takeoff. The fighter skidded to a stop on the runway, damaging the underside of the aircraft. The pilot was not injured and the incident is under investigation. […]
How the Nazis’ Largest Battleship Is Still Affecting Norway Today

How the Nazis’ Largest Battleship Is Still Affecting Norway Today

Decades after it sunk, the battleship Tirpitz is still stunting the environment! By David Grossman The scars of World War II are still visible today. A new study out looks at how Nazis warped Norwegian trees with poisonous gas to mask one of the largest battleships built for the conflict. Launched in 1939, the Tirpitz […]

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Sikorksy VS300

16 April 1941. On this Day in Aviation History

Igor I. Sikorsky impressively demonstrates the capabilities of his VS-300 helicopter by hovering virtually motionless over Stratford (Connecticut) Airport for one hour, five minutes. Powered by a large, 90-hp engine, it sets a new helicopter record.  
American Heroes Air Show in Austin TX April 21 & 22

American Heroes Air Show in Austin TX April 21 & 22

The Texas Military Department’s OPEN HOUSE & AMERICAN HEROES Air Show team up to profile careers in public safety and national service. Since first landing at Camp Mabry in 2007, this unique event has been fueled by a mission to educate the Austin community about the critical role of rotary-wing aviation and exciting careers in […]

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U.S. Navy Jet Fighter Lands on Aircraft Carrier using ATARI! What?!

U.S. Navy Jet Fighter Lands on Aircraft Carrier using ATARI! What?!

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Josue L. Escobosa USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) — USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was the first kid on the block to get a new ATARI. No, not the iconic gaming system from the 80s, but a system designed to remotely land aircraft on a carrier. […]
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50 Years Ago Today — Apollo 6, second unmanned test flight of Saturn V

Saturn V flies into the skies during the launch of Apollo 6, the second unmanned test flight of the Saturn V rocket, 50 years ago today. NASA caption: “The five F-1 engines of the huge Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle’s first (S-IC) stage leave a gigantic trail of flame in the sky above the Kennedy Space […]
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