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Missing WW II B-24 Crew to be Buried at Arlington

Missing WW II B-24 Crew to be Buried at Arlington

The Pentagon announced Friday that the remains of 10 airmen missing in action from World War II will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. The Pentagon announced Friday that the remains of 10 airmen missing in action from World War II will be buried next week at Arlington National […]
B-17 “Memphis Belle” undergoes restoration

B-17 “Memphis Belle” undergoes restoration

Here is some good news about a very historical aircraft that is undergoing restoration at the museum of the U.S. Air Force. As the United States approaches the 70th anniversary of its involvement in World War II, one of the most famous aircraft from that war recently reached two milestones in its restoration at the […]

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“Just Jane” to the skies?

“Just Jane” to the skies?

Two Avro Lancasters, from a total wartime production of 7,377, survive today in airworthy condition, one in the UK (RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) and one in Canada (Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Mount Hope, Ontario). A 50 percent increase in the world’s airworthy Avro Lancaster population is on the cards. In the UK, where aircraft […]
Juno Spacecraft on its way to Jupiter

Juno Spacecraft on its way to Jupiter

After a successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the NASA spacecraft Juno is safely on its way to the planet Jupiter. To get into space, the large and heavy spacecraft was launched atop an Atlas V-551 rocket at 12:25 p.m. local time on August 5, 2011. The journey is to take […]

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Raid on Regensburg

Raid on Regensburg

Roger McCollester was a 21-year-old kid when he strapped on a B-24 and headed for a German town named Regensburg. And another nightmare mission was underway. Told as only a pilot in the middle of the bomber stream could tell it, readers will quickly understand why bomber pilots had a different kind of war than […]
Beechcraft Staggerwing Drawings from  William Wylam

Beechcraft Staggerwing Drawings from William Wylam

We became more than just a little excited when we discovered we had complete sets of the original pen- and-ink drawings of the very first, fixed-gear Model 17 (Staggerwing) Beechcraft from the master, William Wylam. These are superb collector’s items! Download it here

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Hunter Heaven

Hunter Heaven

When the prototype of the Sydney Camm-designed Hawker Hunter first flew at Dunsfold, Surrey, UK on July 20, 1951, its success and future were not assured. A rival interceptor, fighter aircraft from Supermarine, the Swift, was also competing for the RAF F.43/46 requirement. Sixty years later, the total production figure of 1,985 aircraft speaks for […]
Free 3-View! Bell P-63 Kingcobra

Free 3-View! Bell P-63 Kingcobra

The P-39 Airacobra wasn’t the last in the line of the mid-engine Bell fighters. Its bigger brother, the Kingcobra, was never used in combat by the USAAF, but the Russians dearly loved its ground-pounding abilities. The Wylam drawing we’re offering is of killer quality and would frame beautifully. Enjoy! Click here.

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EV-55 Outback

EV-55 Outback

After more than six years of development, the Evektor EV-55M Outback twin turboprop made its first flight June 24 from the Czech Republic town of Kunovice. The 30-minute test signaled the beginning of a new direction for Evektor, maker of the EuroStar and SportStar sport planes, into the commercial utility market. The high-wing Outback, which […]
Boeing Dreamliner’s First Flight

Boeing Dreamliner’s First Flight

 Hong kong – Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner made its first commercial flight on Wednesday, giving a handful of deep-pocketed passengers the chance to fly into history on what is touted as an aviation breakthrough. Carrying 252 people including corporate VIPs, aviation buffs and a large press pack, the All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight flew from Tokyo’s Narita […]
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