Category Archive: News

Feb 10 2016

Video: Flying Legends 2016 trailer

The classic Flying Legends airshow in Duxford will take place on Saturady 9 & Sunday 10 July 2016. Enjoy!

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Feb 10 2016

Exceptional Avenger gathering in Illinois on April 16

From Warbirds News: a gathering of Grumman Avenger will take place at Illinois Valley Regional Airport on April 16, organised by Brad Deckert and his company TBM Avenger LLC. Nine aircraft have already been confirmed, and the organisers are hoping others will join. At least 31 Avengers are airworthy in the US as well as four in Canada. …

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Feb 10 2016

Blériot XI replica with Anzani engine displayed in Budapest

Blériot XI IF-BLE (Photo Hungarian Vintage Glider Club)

From the Early Aero blog: a Blériot XI replica, similar to the one used by Louis Blériot to cross the Channel and built from contemporary blueprints was recently displayed in the Vigadó Concert Hall in Budapest, Hungary. The replica is powered by a 3-cylinder Anzani engine replica. Built by the Hungarian Vintage Glider Club, it has received a certificate of airworthiness and is …

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Feb 09 2016

Final flight for Museum of Flight’s Boeing 727

After a 25-year restoration, the first Boeing 727 is to make a final flight when it will be flown from Paine Field where it is being restored to Seattle’s Museum of Flight, where it will be displayed along with the Boeing 737 and 747 prototypes. A special permit was required for this unique flight , …

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Feb 06 2016

Two killed in P-51 Mustang “Big Beautiful Doll” crash in Arizona

Two people were killed yesterday in the crash of the North American P-51D Mustang N351BD “Big Beautiful Doll” near Maricopa, Arizona. The pilot has been identified as Jeff Pino, former president of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and owner of the aircraft since May 2014. The identity of the passenger has not been revealed. Witnesses reported hearing …

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Feb 04 2016

P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” damaged in wheels-up landing

The P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” of the Commemorative Air Force’s Red Tail Squadron was damaged in a wheels-up landing yesterday in Dallas. Pilot and Unit Leader Bill Shepard walked away from the accident unhurt. The restaured aircraft made its first flight in 2001 and was used to honour the memory of the Tuskegee airmen. In …

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Feb 03 2016

Pfalz D.VIII replica powered by original engine to be built in Sweden

The well-known WW1 aircraft builder and collector Mikael Carlson of Sweden has announced that he is building a Pfalz D.VIII replica that will be powered by an original 200 hp Siemens-Halske Sh.III rotary engine. The Pfalz D.VIII first flew in 1918. Some 120 were ordered by Germany based on its expected high performance, but only 40 …

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Jan 31 2016

Flight Lieutenant Eric Garland †

Flight Lieutenant Eric Garland, who has died aged 95, served throughout the Second World War, initially in the Army and then with the RAF; he was decorated three times, including two MCs for gallantry. Read his obituary on The Telegraph.

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Jan 31 2016

Squadron Leader Keith Thiele †

Squadron Leader Keith Thiele, who has died aged 94, was decorated four times as a bomber and a fighter pilot and was one of only four New Zealand-born airmen to earn three DFCs; he also won a DSO. Read his obituary on The Telegraph.

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Jan 30 2016

A6M Zero flies again in Japan

An A6M Zero flew in Japan on the Wednesday 27 January, with Skip Holm at the controls. While many media have inaccurately reported that this was the first time a Zero has flown in Japan since WW2, it is the first flight by a Japanese-owned Zero since the war.

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Jan 20 2016

P-40N Warhawk “Bonnie Kaye” first flight

(Photo via warbirdsocala.com)

On 11 January 2016, the P-40N Warhawk “Bonnie Kaye” made its maiden flight in Ocala, Florida, after a lengthy restoration. The pilot for the first flight was Mike Burke, who made several flights and reported everything was fine. The aircraft is a veteran of the Aleutians campaigns, but carries the famous skull of the 80th …

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Jan 20 2016

Caudron G.III and Moranse-Saulnier BB replicas for Prague Aviation Museum

The Prague-Kbely aviation museum (Letecké muzeum Kbely) will soon be receiving two World War I aircraft replicas for its collections:a Morane-Saulnier BB, a 1915 observation biplane designed for the Royal Flying Corps, and a Caudron G.III. The Caudron replica will be built using modern techniques and aluminium tubes, and will be powered by a Rotec …

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Jan 11 2016

Tracey Curtis-Taylor on the footsteps of Amy Johnson

On January 9, 2016, british pilot Tracey Curtis-Taylor landed in Sydney, Australia, in her 1942 Stearman “Spirit of Artemis”. The 53 year-old pilot had flown 21,000 km in 50 legs since her departure from Farnborough in the UK in October 2015, replicating Amy Johnson’s 1930 flight when she became the first women to fly solo …

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Jan 06 2016

Concorde’s test pilot André Turcat passes away

Frenchman André Turcat, test pilot for the Concorde supersonic airliner, passed away on January 4, 2016. Born in 1921, he graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in 1940, joined the Free French Air Force in the final years of the war, was a doctor in literature, a Christian art history teacher, author and founder of the …

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Jan 04 2016

Fantasy of Flight TP-40N flies again after four and a half years

Fantasy of Flight’s Curtiss TP-40N Warhawk has flown again after four and a half years. Kermit Weeks report on Fantasy of Flight’s YouTube channel: If you’ll remember, the last time I flew it, FOUR AND A HALF YEARS AGO, the landing gear didn’t want to come up so I immediately put it down and landed …

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