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Ways of the War Hawk: How to Fly the Curtiss P-40 Fighter

Posted on October 11th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

This film is a detailed checkout produced by P-40 manufacturer Curtiss Wright, in rare World War II color. Claire Chenault’s Flying Tiger’s deadly weapon in China, the P-40 was the Army Air Corp’s main front line fighter at the outbreak of the War. Not as agile as a Japanese Zero,..
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Aurora 7, the flight of Scott Carpenter

Posted on October 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

To commemorate the life of Scott Carpenter, here is a NASA documentary video on the flight of Aurora 7. An Evening With Two Mercury Astronauts This 2011 lecture features a moderated conversation with two of NASA’s original Mercury astronauts: John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. Fifty years after the first human..
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Learjet Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Posted on October 10th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

In celebration of Learjet’s 50th anniversary, Flexjet on Tuesday launched “Legends Redefined,” a six-city U.S. tour offering guests the opportunity to experience firsthand the Learjet 85 model. “Fifty years ago, the first Learjet aircraft took flight thanks to the innovative and adventurous spirit of Bill Lear, who invented the business..
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Build Your Own Street-Legal Airplane

Posted on October 8th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

In July, it took 44 minutes to make the switch between airworthy and roadworthy. Trey Johnson hopes to winnow that down to 15 minutes, and the folks at Specialty Aero in Creswell, Ore., are working to make that a reality for the Plane Driven PD-2, a conversion kit for the..
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Transcontinental Air Travel Map From 1929

Posted on October 8th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

This is a souvenir fold-out map [View Full Size] given to passengers taking a transcontinental trip by air in 1929. Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc., the company that manufactured the map, looked to capitalize on the nation’s new love affair with aviation by providing a sightseeing experience unlike any other. Transcontinental..
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Red Bull Air Races will be back in 2014

Posted on October 8th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be back in the skies in February 2014 with a full seven-race World Championship staged in six countries on three continents. The return of the world’s fastest motorsport series was announced at a news conference at the Putrajaya Maritime Centre in Malaysia..
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Garmin Announces D2 Pilot Watch, First GPS Watch Designed for Aviators

Posted on October 8th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Garmin has just announced a GPS watch designed specifically for aviators. D2’s features include Garmin’s direct-to and nearest navigation functions, as well as a built-in altimeter with adjustable baro setting, altitude alerting capabilities, display of both local and Zulu/UTC time, and the ability to integrate with the Garmin Pilot app,..
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Boeing Delivers Last C-17 to US Air Force

Posted on September 12th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press The Boeing Co. has delivered the final C-17 produced for the U.S. Air Force, more than two decades after the mammoth and versatile transport plane was rolled out as the Cold War wound down. Military officials took delivery of the C-17 Globemaster III — the..
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Book shows relationship between Vietnam War pilots

Posted on September 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

By Scott Swan, WTHR Indiana Channel 13 TV It’s the story of reconciliation and forgiveness. A U.S. fighter pilot who shot down an enemy plane during the Vietnam War. The dogfight stuck with the pilot who went on a 36-year personal quest to learn more about the man he shot down.  Dan..
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Squadron Leader Tony Gaze

Posted on August 14th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Squadron Leader F.A.O Tony Gaze OAM DFC and 2 Bars is a very distinguished, although largely unsung Australian, who was not only an Ace Fighter Pilot flying Spitfires throughout World War II, but who also was a well known and successful racing driver in the U.K, Europe and Australia in..
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