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Name: Bertrand Brown
Date registered: April 23, 2011

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  1. Spitfire NH341 performs brief maiden flight — March 16, 2017
  2. CAF SoCal Wing Yak-3 flies again — March 9, 2017
  3. CAF Dixie Wing P-63 Kingcobra flies again! — February 20, 2017
  4. Gaël Taburet, last surviving Normandie-Niémen pilot, has passed away — February 13, 2017
  5. Video: F4U Corsair makes wheels-up landing at Hunter Valley Airshow in Australia — January 28, 2017

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  1. Mid-air collision at Duxford — 29 comments
  2. Burmese Spitfires: are they really there? — 19 comments
  3. Burmese Spitfire excavation to start soon — 14 comments
  4. A Potez 63-11 will soon fly in Texas — 14 comments
  5. Anna Walker belly-lands Seafire in France — 13 comments

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Mar 16 2017

Spitfire NH341 performs brief maiden flight

John Romain of the Aircraft Restoration Company flew a short test flight in Aero Legends’ Spitfire LF. IXb NH341 ‘Elizabeth’, which has been converted to a T.9 twin-seater. During this test, a carburettor issue was detected, bringing an end to the flight.

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Mar 09 2017

CAF SoCal Wing Yak-3 flies again

After being grounded for 8 years, the Yak-3 of the Commemorative Air Force’s SoCal Wing flew again today. Find out more on the CAF SoCal Wing’s Facebook page or website.

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Feb 20 2017

CAF Dixie Wing P-63 Kingcobra flies again!

“After more than 40 years since it’s last flight, 16 years of restoration, being effected by the Mississippi River flood of 1993 and countless man hours by the dedicated volunteers of the CAF Dixie Wing, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra serial number 42-68941 flew for the first time on Saturday …

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Feb 13 2017

Gaël Taburet, last surviving Normandie-Niémen pilot, has passed away

Gaël Taburet, the last surviving Normandie-Niémen pilot, passed away on February 10 in Southern France, aged 97. Born in 1919, Taburet enlisted in the French air force in 1938 and received his pilot’s wings in 1939. In January 1944, he volunteered to join the Normandie  fighter regiment (later renamed Normandie-Niémen by Stalin in recognition of …

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Jan 28 2017

Video: F4U Corsair makes wheels-up landing at Hunter Valley Airshow in Australia

  The pilot of Chance-Vought F4U-5N Corsair (registered VH-III) made a wheels-up landing during the Hunter Valley Airshow at Maitland Airfield in Australia. Little information is currently available, but the footage seems to suggest the pilot was unharmed and that damage to the aircraft was kept to a minimum.

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Dec 17 2016

CAC Mustang flies again in Australia

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Dec 15 2016

“Jock” Moffat †

John “Jock” Moffat, the Swordfish pilot who crippled the German battleship Bismarck on 26 May 1941, has died at the age of 97. On the day of the attack, Moffat and his crew were able to launch a torpedo that struck and jammed Bismarck’s rudder, preventing it from escaping from the Royal Navy task force …

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Dec 11 2016

Discover the Flying Legends airshow 2017 poster

The next Flying Legends airshow will be held at Duxford, UK, on 8 & 9 July 2017. 🙂

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Dec 08 2016

John Glenn, first American in orbit, has passed away

John Herschel Glenn Jr. passed away today, aged 95. While he is especially famous for being the first American to orbit the Earth, he led a very rich aeronautical career as a fighter and test pilot, and was three times a US senator. Born in 1921, Glenn joined the US Navy after Pearl Harbor and …

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Dec 04 2016

“Tuskegee Airmen” P-51C flies again

The P-51C “Tuskegee Airmen” operated by the CAF Red Tail Squadron was damaged eight months ago in a landing accident in Dallas, TX. The aircraft was taken to AirCorps Aviation for repairs and flew again on December 1st with Doug Rozendaal at the controls.Rozeendaal reported that “there were no issues with the test flight and …

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Oct 25 2016

Bob Hoover passes away

Legendary pilot Bob Hoover passed away today aged 94. He is often considered as one of the greatest pilots of all times. Born in 1922, Hoover became a fighter pilot and flew 59 combat missions before being shot down in 1944. He was captured and spent 16 months in German prisons before escaping by stealing …

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Oct 18 2016

Video: Sopwith Pup replica flies in Spokane

Dr Larry Howard’s Sopwith Pup replica recently flew in Spokane, Washington. The aircraft is powered by a Le Rhône engine and is identical to original Sopwith Pups, except for modern magnetos. Its construction required eight years of work. Source: Page Facebook de l’Antique Airplane Association

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Oct 14 2016

P-38F Lightning “White 33” to return to the skies

The National Museum of WWII Aviation, based in Colorado Springs, recently announced on its Facebook page that the P-38F Lightning “White 33” (s/n 42-12652) will fly again on Monday, weather permitting. This will make it the 10th airworthy P-38 Mightning in the world, and only one of two with functioning turbochargers.

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Oct 04 2016

Video: Hurricane 5481’s first flight

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Oct 04 2016

Video: Successful second flight for B-29 “Doc “

From Doc’s Friends website (visit the page for more information and pictures): The B-29 known as Doc successfully completed its second flight since being restored to airworthy status. Doc’s second flight lasted approximately 52 minutes at an altitude of four to five thousand feet on a flight pattern east of Wichita, Kans. The historic warbird …

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