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Vanished Hero: June Issue

Pearl Harbor – four words that could have changed the outcome – Don’t Worry about It!

P-40 Warhawks Aerial Assualt on Burma

Carrier Aviation’s Greatest Error: Landing on the wrong deck.

Magnificent Pain: The Art of the Sukhoi 31

Avro Anson Restoration Underway

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Iconic Firepower: Sidewinder

Iconic Firepower: Sidewinder

By Barrett TIllman Kern County, California, 1952: a 1949 Kaiser raced down a desert runway with a streamlined object fitted to a crude bracket on the right side. Lacking a wind tunnel, the passengers — engineers in the front and back seats — took notes on the model’s aerodynamic performance. They were testing the XAAM-N-7, […]

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Last Mercury Flight

Last Mercury Flight

1963 NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper launched into space on the Faith 7 mission in his Mercury space capsule. Mercury-Atlas 9 was the final manned space mission of the U.S. Mercury program, launched from Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft, named Faith 7, completed 22 Earth orbits before splashing down in the Pacific […]
P-47 Thunderbolt on D-Day

P-47 Thunderbolt on D-Day

By Stan Piet P-47D UN-V, named “Pat,” from the famed 56th FG, 63rd FS, prepares for another fighter sweep in support of the invasion.  The second mount of Capt. Gordon S. Stevens, it survived until early September, being lost with Capt. Roy Fling at the controls. Stevens himself was lost in a “Pat” replacement on […]

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May 14th in Aviation History

May 14th in Aviation History

1884 – Birth of Claude (Claudius) Honoré Desiré Dornier, German airplane builder and founder of Dornier. 1940 – First flight of the Yermolayev Yer-2, a Soviet long-range medium bomber. 1944 – The German Luftwaffe employs circling torpedoes in a predawn attack on Allied ships at Naples, Italy, but scores no hits. 1972 – Two Bell UH-1 attack helicopters of the U.S. Army, using TOW missiles, blunt a […]
The Junior Birdmen of America

The Junior Birdmen of America

A time when aviation was a youth activity By John Lockwood. As airplanes ceased to be novelties and became a major part of American life, the 1930s saw an explosion in the number of aviation clubs across the country. Probably the most successful of all was the Junior Birdmen of America, founded by the newspaper […]

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May 12th in Aviation History

May 12th in Aviation History

1893 – Birth of Tenente Silvio Scaroni, Italian World War I fighter pilot. Credited with 26 victories, he becomes the second-ranking Italian ace of the war. 1940 – The first bombing raid over Germany by the Royal Air Force takes place. 1941 – First flight of the Platt-LePage XR-1, also known by the company designation PL-3, early American twin-rotor helicopter. 1959 – Capital Airlines Flight 75, a […]
May 11th in Aviation History

May 11th in Aviation History

1875 – Birth of Harriet Quimby, early American aviator and movie screenwriter. She is the first woman to gain a pilot’s license in the U.S. and the first woman to fly across the English Channel. 1936 – First flight of the Bristol Type 138 High Altitude Monoplane, a British research aircraft. 1996 – ValuJet Flight 592, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9, crashes […]

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Meet the SU-57, Russia’s Most Advanced Fighter Jet Ever

Meet the SU-57, Russia’s Most Advanced Fighter Jet Ever

When it comes to military superiority, air power is a very important component. The US and its allies have been able to maintain that superiority with the F-22 and F-35 fighter jets. But now it seems a new player has entered the fray. The Russians debuted their newest, fifth-generation fighter jet over the skies of […]
Morane-Saulnier Beach Landing

Morane-Saulnier Beach Landing

A pilot operating a Morane-Saulnier MS.315 aircraft near the southern coast of England was forced to make an emergency landing on a beach full of onlookers after his plane lost power on Saturday afternoon. Zac Rockey, 47, had taken off earlier that day with a friend from Branscombe, in Devon, to attend an event marking […]
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