Tag: United States of America

T-33 makes belly landing in Utah

An emergency landing by a T-33 which couldn’t lower its gear went very well at St Georges Municipal Airport on Friday February 3rd. The pilot was reported to have flown several passes to burn remaining fuel while the airport services foamed the runway for the anticipated belly-landing. The T-33, which carries a fictional Blue Angels …

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Yanks Air Museum EC-121 takes back to the skies

After a lengthy seven-year restoration, the Yanks Air Museum’s EC-121 Super Constellation flew on the 14th of January. This aircraft, the AWACS version of the infamous Super Constellation airliner, was flown from Camarillo to Chino, California, where it will rejoin the museum’s collections.

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Curtiss SB2C Helldiver discovered off Florida coast

Divers from Jupiter, Florida, have discovered the wreck of a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver lying on its back at a depth of 185 ft. The aircraft seems to be in good shape. Its exact identity is unknown. Source.

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TSWM P-40 damaged in landing accident

The P-40M restored to flying condition by the Tri-State Warbird Museum was damaged in a landing accident. The aircraft was flown by 50 year-old Paul Redlich, President of the Tri-State Warbird Museum, when the engine blew a piston. With smoke and oil coming from the engine, Redlich managed to bring the aircraft back to Clermont …

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Huey pilot injured in forced landing

The pilot of a UH-1H Huey helicopter (N502AW) was wounded when he crash-landed his machine near Grand Canyon Valle Airport, Arizona on November 15. The pilot, Jeff Boatman, reported a transmission problem and then proceeded to make the landing. He was trapped inside the wreckage but was freed by emergency services. He is reported as …

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Howard Hughes record broken by Reno racer

On October 10, Will Whiteside broke the world speed record for an piston-engine powered aircraft of less than 6,600 lbs. This record was held since 1935 by Howard Hughes in his H1 racer, and was only broken in 2002 by an H1 replica. Flying his Yak-3U “Steadfast”, Whiteside broke the record at 407 mph, beating …

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Cleveland Air Race Revival 2011

Reminiscent of the National Air Races which were held from 1920 à 1949, an air race will be held on October 15th in Cleveland. The race is open to both standard and experimental aircraft. All racers will follow a six-branch 150-miles course starting and ending at Cleveland Municipal Airport. The public can watch the races …

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Kenneth H. Dahlberg †

Kenneth H. Dahlberg, World War II fighter ace with 14.5 victories to his credit, died on October 5 aged 94. Shot down and captured during the war, he became a successful businessman upon his return to the USA. He played a key role in the Watergate scandal. Part of the money used to fund the …

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Trojan Horsemen T-28 crashes

(Updated Sep 18, 2011 @ 21:49) One of the T-28 Trojan of the Trojan Horsemen, or T-28 Warbird Aerobatic Formation Demonstration Team, went out of control and crashed on the runway at the Thunder over the Blueridge airshow in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The pilot was killed in the crash. No spectators were harmed. It has …

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Six jets banned at Reno, will not compete

Six aircraft that were intended to compete in the Reno Air Races’ Jet class have been banned from racing by the race officials after concerns about safety emerged. This concerns mostly the Aero L-29 Delfin, five of which have been re-engined with Rolls-Royce Viper engines to compete with the more powerful L-39 Albatros. The sixth …

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B-25 “Panchito” gear collapse

The North American B-25 Mitchell N9079Z “Panchito” was damaged when its starboard main landing gear collapsed during roll out. Photos can be seen on the Air Show Buzz Forum.

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Command-Aire 5C-3 flies again

Bob Juranich has flown his Command-Aire 5C-3 for the first time this weekend out of Auburn Airport, Auburn WA. Restoration work was performed by the Juranich family and Bob Johnson. The aircraft now has a Continental 220 and flies well. Read the full post on AntiqueAirfield.com (with photos)

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West Houston Squadron’s C-60A Lodestar flies again

The West Houston Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force flew its C-60A Lodestar “Goodtime Gal” (s/n 2478) for the first time on August 26 after an eight-year restoration period. The flight crew for the flight was composed of Aubie Pearman (pilot), Stan Bloyer (copilot), Jim Placette (flight engineer) and Stan Turner (observer/scanner). Ulf Brynjestad acted …

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Stunt performer Bryan Jensen killed in crash

Aerobatic pilot Bryan Jensen was killed yesterday when his highly-modified Pitts Model 12 biplane impacted the ground during the Kansas City Air Show. Bryan Jensen was a very experienced pilot with 23,000 hours of flight time. When not flying as an airline captain, he was performing aerobatics at airshows. The causes of the crash are …

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AT-6D crashes due to fuel starvation in Ohio

AT-6D Texan N7435U crash-landed in a pasture on Saturday, after its engine quit due to fuel starvation. The pilot was able to walk away from the crash scene and suufered only minor injuries. The accident occured a short distance from Franklin County Airport, Ohio. Source

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