Category Archive: News

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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Mar 13 2015

EA-6B Prowler for Castle Air Museum

The California-based Castle Air Museum will be receiving an EA-6B Prowler later this month. The electronic warfare aircraft will arrive in flight on March 18, flown by a US Navy and Marine Corps crew. The Prowler comes from a test squadron based in NAS Patuxent River and will perform ceremonial fly-bys before landing and being …

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Mar 09 2015

Lt Col Dean Hess ✝

Lieutenant Colonel Dean Hess, who died on March 2, 2015 aged 97, was a Disciples of Christ Church minister who enlisted after the Pearl Harbor attack and flew 63 combat missions on the P-47 Thunderbolt during World War II. He was recalled to active duty in 1948 and saw further action during the Korean War. …

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Mar 06 2015

American Air Museum at Duxford closes for a year

Duxford, UK — The American Air Museum at Duxford has closed for a year to undergo a major redevelopment. The section of The Imperial War Museum (IWM) will be closed until spring 2016 while exhibitions and displays within the building are refurbished. As part of the work, the glazed wall will be removed from the …

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Mar 06 2015

Harrison Ford wounded in Ryan ST crash

Actor Harrison Ford was wounded in the crash of the Ryan ST-3KR that he was flying, when he attempted to land the aircraft on a golf course near Los Angeles. Ford’s life is not in danger and he should be able to make a full recovery, according to his press agent.

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