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Name: Bertrand Brown
Date registered: April 23, 2011

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  1. 115/145-octane fuel to become available again — June 28, 2015
  2. First post-restoration flight for Seafire Mk II PP972 — June 17, 2015
  3. Cockpit footage of TBM Avenger’s emergency landing during Arsenal Of Democracy VE Day Flyover — May 30, 2015
  4. La Ferté-Alais 2015 airshow: a few photos — May 29, 2015
  5. Landing accident for Hurricane P3351 after La Ferté-Alais airshow — May 25, 2015

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  3. A Potez 63-11 will soon fly in Texas — 14 comments
  4. Burmese Spitfire excavation to start soon — 14 comments
  5. Anna Walker belly-lands Seafire in France — 13 comments

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Jun 28 2015

115/145-octane fuel to become available again

During World War II, the increase in aircraftengine power led to the development of high-octane rating fuels to delay the apparition of “engine knock”. At the beginning of the war, most air forces used aviation fuel rated at 80 to 100 octane, but in 1945 more efficient fuels with octane ratings of 100 to 150 were …

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Jun 17 2015

First post-restoration flight for Seafire Mk II PP972

Supermarine Spitfire Mk III PP972 made its first post-restoration flight on Monday, June 15 with Richard Grace at the controls. The aircraft will be presented to the public at the Flying Legends airshow. Only four Supermarine Seafire are currently airworthy, with several restoration projects underway. Sources (with photos): Sim Outhouse Flying Legends Facebook page

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May 30 2015

Cockpit footage of TBM Avenger’s emergency landing during Arsenal Of Democracy VE Day Flyover

A very interesting video shot from the pilot’s helmet cam, showing the emergency landing of a TBM Avenger seconds before the flyover. What was initially thought to be smoke and fire prooved to be vapourized hydraulic fluid. Nobody was hurt in the incident, and the damage was repaired very quickly. The video also shows the …

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May 29 2015

La Ferté-Alais 2015 airshow: a few photos

Here are a few pictures taken during the “Le Temps des Hélices” airshow in La Ferté-Alais on May 23 and 24. All pictures © Bertrand Brown

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May 25 2015

Landing accident for Hurricane P3351 after La Ferté-Alais airshow

Hawker Hurricane P3351 left the runway and ended on its nose in a landing accident at Dijon-Darois Sunday afternoon. Reportedly, nobody was injured in the accident. The aircraft had taken part in the large airshow in La Ferté-Alais on Saturday and Sunday. Source: Bien Public

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May 09 2015

In-flight fire for BBMF Avro Lancaster

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Avro Lancaster suffered an in-flight fire on its #4 engine during a training flight on May 7. The crew managed to land the aircraft safely at RAF Coningsby. The extent of the damage suffered by the aircraft is unknown but it will not be able to participate in the …

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May 09 2015

World second airworthy Curtiss Hawk flies again

Curtiss P-36 Hawk s/n 38-210 N80FR of The Fighter Collection flew again a few days again and made its first public appearance at the Planes of Fame Airshow 2015. It is now headed for Europe and will be presented at Duxford’s Flying Legends airshow in a few weeks. This is one of only two airworthy …

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Apr 29 2015

Valiant Air Command TBM Avenger flies again

The Valiant Air Command’s TBM Avenger flew for the first time on April 25 after 14 years of restoration work. More information and a video of the first flight can be found on the VAC’s Facebook page.

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Apr 27 2015

Chanute Air Museum to close by the end of the year

The Air Museum Network reports that the Chanute Air Museum will close by the end of 2015. “This was not an easy decision for anybody,” Nancy Kobel, air museum board president, said. She said finances was the primary reason for the action. The museum has been operating since 1994 and houses a collection of over …

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Apr 18 2015

A Lockheed Constellation for Lewis Air Legends

Planes of Fame Air Museum’s Lockheed VC-121A Constellation has been sold to Lewis Air Legends of Texas who plans to restore the Aircraft to flying condition. This ‘Connie’ named ‘Bataan’ was the personal aircraft of General Douglas MacArthur Supreme Commander Allied Powers during the Korean War. We look forward to seeing it fly on the …

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Apr 11 2015

A new look for Bravo Bravo Aviation !

Bravo Bravo Aviation, editor of World Warbird News, is proud to present the new version of its website. The new website is better-looking and comes loaded with useful features, especially when viewed from a tablet or smartphone. We’ve also made improvements to the way orders are handled: not only are shipping fees are now calculated …

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Apr 02 2015

Lt. Col. Robert Hite ✝

Retired Lt. Col. Robert Hite, one of the last surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, died at his home in Nashville, Tenn., on March 29, aged 95. Hite was the co-pilot on plane #16, dubbed “Bat Out of Hell,” during the April 18, 1942 mission to bomb Japan. Hite was captured by the Japanese in China following …

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Mar 25 2015

Rollout ceremony for B-29 “Doc” at Kansas Aviation Museum

More information on the rollout: Air Museum Network Warbirds News

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Mar 16 2015

Historic Flight Foundation Spitfire to tour England

Historic Flight Foundation’s Spitfire Mk IX SL633 will be heading for the UK this summer to participate in several events, notably those related to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The aircraft will attend several of the biggest British airshows of this season: Flying Legends and Royal International Air Tattoo in July, Humberside …

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Mar 14 2015

P-39 Airacobra “Miss Connie” returns to the skies

The CAF Central Texas Wing announced yesterday on its Facebook page that its P-39 Airacobra “Miss Connie” flew again, after a lengthy and major maintenance effort. The fighter is to be cleaned and repainted before resuming its airshow displays. “Miss Connie” is a Bell P-39Q Airacobra (serial number 42-19597)  which served in the USAAF during …

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