Tag: United States of America

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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First flight of Skyhawk Ventures LLC’s A-4C Skyhawk

A-4C Skyraider BuNo 149606 successfully flew its first flight on August 5 . The aircraft was restored by Skyhawk Venture LLC and the first flight appears to have been successful.

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Two injured in Stearman crash in Fabens, TX

Two men were injured in the crash of their Stearman shortly after taking off from Fabens Airport on Sunday morning. Their lives are not endangered but both sustained important injuries and have been hospitalized. Engine trouble might be the cause of the crash. Source.

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Fw 190 and Bf 109 at the FHC’s Luftwaffe Day

On August 6, Paul Allen’s Heritage Flying Collection hosted its “Luftwaffe Day” at Paine Field. The date is somewhat unique, as the FHC’s Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 made its debut, and flew in formation with one of only two airworthy Messerschmitt Me 109E-3. The Fw 190 is the only airworthy example of its type in the …

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EAA Airventure 2011 video

Grant Leisz has posted a nice video of this year’s EAA Airventure at Oshkosh. Enjoy!

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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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