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First MAF Pilot Honored For Wartime Service

  As the first pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship, Betty Greene became the first woman to fly across the Andes and the first woman to pilot an aircraft in Sudan. But Greene, a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II, wasn’t one to talk about her pioneering achievements. As WASP […]

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Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Worldπs First Commercial Spaceship Takes Inaugural Flight

Worldπs First Commercial Spaceship Takes Inaugural Flight

Virgin Galactic announced that its commercial manned spaceship, VSS Enterprise, successfully completed its first captive carry test flight, taking off at 07.05 am (PST) from Mojave Air and Spaceport, California. The spaceship was unveiled to the public for the first time on December 7, 2009 and named by Governors Schwarzenegger and Richardson. VSS Enterprise remained […]
Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Clues emerging about crashed WW II plane in Oregon

Clues emerging about crashed WW II plane in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. ñ Officials investigating the wreckage of a World War II-era dive bomber found in the Oregon woods say at least three U.S. Navy planes of that type went down in that area from 1945 to 1948. Tillamook County Sheriff Todd Anderson said Friday investigators still don’t know the origin of the wrecked Helldiver […]

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Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Pilot Riccardo Mortara sets world record despite Icelandic eruption

Pilot Riccardo Mortara sets world record despite Icelandic eruption

Geneva (CH) March 21, 2010: Swiss aviator Riccardo Mortara and his crew have set the record for the fastest flight around the world in a 9,000-12,000kg aircraft. They had to add a 12th leg to their trip, after plans to land in Keflavik, Iceland, were aborted due to a volcanic eruption. Their plane, a 1980 Sabreliner […]
Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Bonhams to Offer Historic Vintage Flying Boat in New York

Bonhams to Offer Historic Vintage Flying Boat in New York

Photo courtesy of Bonhams New York New York – Bonhams announces the sale of a 1917 Curtiss MF Seagull Flying Boat, to be offered at auction on Tuesday, April 13 in New York. Sourced from the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio, the flying boat will be the first vintage plane auctioned in Manhattan, […]

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Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Fantasy of Flight to Welcome Nation’s First Female Military Pilots

Fantasy of Flight to Welcome Nation’s First Female Military Pilots

    POLK CITY, Fla. (March 1, 2010) – When the WASP, Women Airforce Service Pilots, return to Fantasy of Flight March 25-27 to take part in the annual Living History Symposium Series held in their honor, they will undoubtedly hold their heads just a little higher. Just two weeks before their Fantasy of Flight […]
Tickets for Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Dinner Available March 1

Tickets for Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Dinner Available March 1

  DAYTON, Ohio ó A limited number of tickets for a dinner with the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders during their 68th Reunion will go on-sale to the public on March 1 at 9 a.m. The dinner, which will be held on April 16 in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Forceís Modern Flight Gallery, will begin […]

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Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Fantasy of Flight Founder Kermit Weeks Given One of Aviation Industry’s Highest Honors at “Living Legends of Aviation Awards”

Fantasy of Flight Founder Kermit Weeks Given One of Aviation Industry’s Highest Honors at “Living Legends of Aviation Awards”

Kermit Weeks accepting the “Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award” from the award’s namesake at the “7th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards” ceremony in Los Angeles. POLK CITY, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2010) – Kermit Weeks, creator and founder of Central Florida’s premier aviation attraction, Fantasy of Flight, recently received the “Bob Hoover Freedom of […]
Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Historical Messerschmitt 109 G-6 to be auctioned

Historical Messerschmitt 109 G-6 to be auctioned

        The Bf 109 G-6 WNr. 441059 was initially manufactured by the Wiener Neust‰dter Flugzeugwerke in April 1944. The aircraft got delivered to a Reichs defense unit. It was shot down by U.S. fighters during May or June 1944 and crashed near lake Attersee in Austria.   During the mid-1990s the remains […]
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