Tag: United States of America

Waco ACG-8 back in the air

Mike Araldi’s Waco ACG-8 made its first post-restoration flight yesterday from Green Swamp Aerodrome in Florida. (Source: AntiqueAirfield.com)

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Legend Flyers’ Me 262 takes to the air

“White 3”, a Me 262 replica bearing the colours of Guido Mutkes’ aircraft, flew for the first time on 22 July 2011 at Paine Field, Everett, Washington. It was flown by Wolfgang Maia with Bud Granley as chase pilot. The flight was successful.

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Two killed in Wright “B” Flyer replica crash

Test pilots Mitchell Cary (63) and Don Gum (71) were killed on Saturday July 30 when their Wright “B” Flyer replica crashed a few miles from Springfield Beckley Municipal Airport, Ohio. The cause of the accident is yet unknown, but witnesses reported hearing the engine sputter. 

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Airshow performer Greg Poe dies aged 57

Greg Poe, a renowned airshow performer with over 10,000 flight hours in over 100 types of aircraft died from what appears to be a heart attack on Sunday, July 24th. Source: Idaho Press Tribune.

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Tri-State Aviation F2G Super Corsair flies again

(Updated July 21) Tri-State Aviation Inc.’s F2G Super Corsair (NX5577N) flew again on July 19. The pilot for the flight was Bob Odegaard. A P-51 was used as a chase plane, from which this video of the first flight was shot:

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Video: Fairchild PT-26 takes to the skies again

Curt Kinchen flew his Fairchild PT-26 for the first time in two and half years on June 30, at Paine Field, WA. The aircraft was damaged in an emergency landing two and a half years ago.  

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Curtiss A-1 replica crashes in Keuka Lake

A replica of a 1911 Curtiss A-1 Triad seaplane crashed in Keuka Lake in Hammondsport, NY, on the evening of Thursday July the 30th. The pilot, 58 year-old Kevin House, was not injured. The replica was flown by the Glenn H. Curtiss Aviation Museum and was substantially damaged. It was towed back to shore and …

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First flight of CFM’s P-51D Mustang “The Brat III”

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s P-51D first flew on Wednesday, June 22 after a 4 year restoration. The Mustang now carries its historical wartime colours as “The Brat III”, which was flown by Lt. Hjalmar Johnsen of the 401st FS, 370th FG, 9th AF. Pictures are available on Ezell Aviation’s Facebook page.

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“Liberty Belle” B-17 force-lands and burns, crew unharmed

(Updated June 15th, 2011 @ 1:00 PM) The Liberty Foundation’s B-17 “Liberty Belle” force-landed and burned in a field southeast of Aurora Municipal Airport, IL, this morning. The seven on board were able to exit the aircraft with no serious injuries but the aircraft was heavily damaged by fire. Shortly after take-off, the pilot reported …

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Beechraft Model 18 crashes in Florida

A Beechcraft E18S (N18R) used for cargo transport crashed near some houses in Opa-Locka, FL shortly after take-off. The pilot was killed.

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Oldest Stearman back in the air

After crashing in September 2008 and being rebuilt by owner Larry Tobin, Stearman C3B s/n 004 took back to the air on May 1 at Felts Field in Spokane (WA),  thus reclaiming its title of oldest flying Stearman. More information and pictures on AntiqueAirfield.com.

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