Tag Archive: United States of America

Sep 05 2017

Steve Hinton Jr beats world speed record for piston-engined aircraft

On September 2, Steve Hinton Jr. established a new speed record for a propeller-driven piston-engined aircraft by flying the heavily-modified P-51 Voodoo at an average speed of 531.53 mph (855.41 kph), thus largely defeating the previous record, established by Will Whiteside Jr. and Yak-3U Steadfast in 2012. Despite this achievement, Hinton and his team were a bit …

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Aug 17 2017

CAF Dixie Wing FG-1D Corsair flies again

After spending several months during which “a Firewall forward restoration and engine change were completed”, the CAF Dixie Wing’s FG-1D Corsair flew again on August 15 with Thom Richard at the controls from the Kissimmee airport in Florida. Source  

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Aug 16 2017

Friends of Jenny’s Curtiss Jenny crash-lands in Kentucky

The Friends of Jenny’s Curtiss JN-4 Jenny replica crash-landed in a golf course on August 12 near Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport in Kentucky. Fortunately, pilot Terry Richardson was reportedly only lightly injured, suffering a light head wound. The aircraft is a replica built in 2012 using original plans, but is powered by a GMC V8 …

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Aug 15 2017

Four Bristol Fighters headed to New Zealand

From Aerodynamic Media: Four newly discovered Bristol Fighters commissioned by a film studio will be heading to New Zealand after being acquired by a new owner. The aircraft were among seven examples of the type originally built for the 1983 film High Road to China, but were subsequently written out of the production, leaving their whereabouts …

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Jul 28 2017

Two injured in Sea Fury accident in Breckenridge, Texas

Nelson Ezell of Ezell Aviation and his passenger Dustin Mayfield were injured in an accident involving Hawker Sea Fury N254SF on July 25 near Stephen County Airport in Breckenridge, Texas . Details concerning the accident are unavailable, with conflicting versions being provided by media. More to the point, Breckenridge American reports the following about the …

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Jul 17 2017

First engine runs for B-17 Flying Fortress “Shady Lady”

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum has reported that the B-17G Flying Fortress “Shady Lady” (s/n 44-83785) recently ran its engines for the first time in 15 years. The bomber was acquired by the Collings Foundation in 2015 and should make its first flight soon. It will then be flown to the Collings Foundation in Stow, …

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Jul 17 2017

USA: Two killed in P-51 Mustang crash

Vlado Lenoch and his passenger Bethany Root were killed in the crash of the P-51 Mustang “Baby Duck” on Sunday, July 16 in Atchison county, Kansas. Vlado Lenoch was a respected member of the warbird community and a member of the Air Force Heritage Flight since its creation in 1997. Bethany Root was general manager at the …

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Jul 13 2017

A-26 “Special Kay” flies again

“Special Kay” made its first flight in Fort Worth, Texas on 8 July 2017 after a six-and-a-half year restoration. This aircraft was the final B-26K, a variant of the A-26 Invader improved and re-engined by On Mark for service during the Vietnam War. More info on this topic on Warbirds News.    

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Jun 25 2017

Video: First flight in the US for Mosquito TV959

Mosquito TV959, a T Mk 3 of Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum made its first flight in the US since its arrival in late 2016. Video by Jason Fortenbacher.

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Jun 23 2017

First post-restoration flight for The ‎Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum’s FG-1D Corsair

Ezell Aviation reported on its Facebook page that The ‎Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum’s FG-1D Corsair BuNo 88303 has made its first post-restoration flight.  

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Jun 07 2017

Paul Tibbets IV to fly on B-29 “Doc”

Brigadier General Paul Tibbets IV, the grandson of Brigadier General Paul Tibbets Jr., who flew the B-29 “Enola Gay” during the Hiroshima nuclear bombing on 6 August 1945, will fly as copilot of the B-29 “Doc” during a flight from Wichita to Whiteman AFB this coming Friday. Paul Tibbets IV is the commanding officer of the US Air …

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May 10 2017

Allison-engined Bf 109 of the Erickson Aircraft Collection flies

On April 22, John Romain made the first flight of Bf 109G-10 registered N90602 in Madras, Oregon. It is a Hispano Buchón, re-engined with an Allison engine. The engine cowlings are identical to those of wartime Bf 109G, giving the aircraft an identical appearance. The only visible difference is that the propeller is a shortened DC-3 propeller. This …

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Apr 24 2017

Pilot killed in Nieuport 28 replica crash

Javier Fernando Arango was killed in the crash of his Nieuport 28 replica last Sunday near Paso Robles, California. Arango, aged 54 ans, was a board member emeritus of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museumet and owner of “one of the world’s finest private collections of World War I aircraft.” Sources: The Tribune (San Luis Obispo) …

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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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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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