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New Electric-Powered Airplane Race Class is a go!

Air racing is set to be revolutionized with plans for the world’s first all-electric-powered airplane race. Leading companies in electric aviation manufacturing are being invited to tender to become a founding technical partner of the new motorsport series, Air Race E. The series will be run by Air Race Events and led by world-leading air […]
April 2, 1942 — The Response begins — USS Hornet Leaves Port on this Day

April 2, 1942 — The Response begins — USS Hornet Leaves Port on this Day

Apr 02, 1942 — The aircraft carrier, the USS Hornet quietly departs San Francisco with Lt. Col. James Doolittle and his 16 US Army B-25 Mitchell bombers on board. This bombing mission was in response to the Japanese sneak attach on Peril Harbor on December 7, 1941. The now famous Tokyo Raid took place on […]

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March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day

On this day in 1973, the last combat troops  left Vietnam. While the conflict officially ended on April 30, 1975, Americans commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29. The day acknowledges the 2.7 million Americans who served in Vietnam, the 304,000 who were wounded and the 58,000 who were killed during the war. […]

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Happy Birthday Strategic Air Command! March 21, 1946

Happy Birthday Strategic Air Command! March 21, 1946

The Strategic Air Command (SAC) was both a major command in the United States Air Force and a “specified command” in the United States Department of Defense. SAC was the operational establishment in charge of America’s land-based strategic bomber aircraft and land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) strategic nuclear arsenal from 1946 to 1992. SAC also […]

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Fighter of the Week: the Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Fighter of the Week: the Lockheed P-38 Lightning

A WW II-era American piston-engined fighter aircraft, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was developed for the United States Army Air Corps. It had distinctive twin tail booms and a central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. The P-38 was used for interception, dive bombing, level bombing, ground attack, night fighting, photo reconnaissance, and escort missions for […]
Virginia-Class Attack Submarine, USS Colorado to be Commissioned March 17, 2018

Virginia-Class Attack Submarine, USS Colorado to be Commissioned March 17, 2018

The newest Virginia-class attack submarine, USS Colorado (SSN 788), will be commissioned at Naval Submarine Base New London, March 17, 2018. It will be the 15th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet. As the most modern and sophisticated attack submarine in the world, the submarine can operate in both littoral and deep ocean environments […]

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March 9 On this Day in Aviation History — Space Shuttle Discovery makes its Last Flight

March 9 On this Day in Aviation History — Space Shuttle Discovery makes its Last Flight

Today in 2011: Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-133) landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center completing its 39th and final flight. The longest-serving orbiter, Discovery flew more missions than any of its sister ships, spending altogether 365 days in space. Blasting off on its 133rd mission in NASA’s Space Shuttle program; during the mission, Space Shuttle Discovery […]
March 6, 1990 On this Day in Aviation History — The SR-71’s Last Flight

March 6, 1990 On this Day in Aviation History — The SR-71’s Last Flight

On this day in 1990, the SR-71 Blackbird made its last flight, when Lieutenant Colonels Ed Yielding (pilot) and Joseph Vida (reconnaissance systems officer) flew US Air Force SR-71 A (serial number 61-17972) from Palmdale, CA, to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia, setting a Los Angeles, California-to-Washington, D. C. world record time of 1 […]
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