A French Aero L-39 Albatros operated by “Les Ailes de Pégase” crash-landed in a forest Gironde, France, on Saturday April 30th. Both the pilot and passenger survived the crash landing and were evacuated to a nearby hospital. Continue reading
May 01 2011
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Apr 30 2011
The Pacific Aviation Museum has received a Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star jet trainer, which became the museum’s 28th aircraft. The aircraft was used at Honolulu Community College, and was donated to the museum. It will be available for viewing by visitors in Hangar 79, where the aircraft will undergo restoration by the museum’s Lt. Ted Shealy Restoration Shop team. Source
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Apr 28 2011
It is difficult to come up with an idea that is both original and interesting in the world of aviation books. Chris Monier has managed to do this with this book, which is dedicated to F-8 Crusader BuNo 149210. Continue reading
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Apr 26 2011
The French association Reconstruction Répliques Avions Anciens has succesfully carried out the first flight of its 3/4-scale Mosquito replica. Here is a video of the first flight, by Jean-Pierre Montreuil.
Work on the replica began in 1995 and required over 30,000 hours of work before it was ready for the first test at the Fontenay-le-Comte airfield. The first engine test were carried out earlier this year and were then followed by high-speed ground tests. The first flight took place on April 23, 2011.
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Apr 25 2011
On 17 April 2011, a rare P-40C Tomahawk flew again in New Zealand, after a five and a half-year restoration by Avspecs Ltd. Test pilot John Lamont was satisfied with the handling of the aircraft, which has been painted to represent 2Lt. George Welch’s aircraft at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack. Continue reading
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Apr 24 2011
A rare Dornier Do 17 has been located by sonar off the coast of Kent in the UK. On 26 August 1940, a Do 17Z from 7./KG 3 was shot down and force-landed on a sandbank on the coast of Kent, where it disappeared in the sand. Sixty-eight years later, the wreck began emerging from the sand. Continue reading
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Apr 24 2011
A 3/4-scale replica of the de Havilland Mosquito made its maiden flight on Saturday April 23, 2011 in France.
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Apr 23 2011
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