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Checkertails Part 1 – a Documentary by Neil ‘Mysticpuma’ Pugh

Posted on April 25th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Part 1 of a two-part Documentary on the famous 325th Fighter Group, known during the War and since as “The Checkertail Clan”. Filmed over a 3-year period and including multiple interviews with surviving veterans, the film draws on their experiences and incorporates original 325th archive footage, WW2 footage and Computer..
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Checkertails Part 2 – The Legend of the 325th Fighter Group

Posted on April 25th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Using interviews (audio and video), filmed over 5-years and on three different cameras across the United States, this film tells the story of the men who served and fought with the World famous Checkertail Clan. Created with original WW2 Checkertail footage and images, many never before seen and told in..
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Boeing Museum of Flight offers B-17 Ground School

Posted on April 18th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

From May 17-19, 2013, The Boeing Museum of Flight will be offering a unique, 2-day course centered around the iconic World War II bomber, the Boeing B-17. This course will familiarize participants with the design, construction, operation and performance of the aircraft. Sessions include briefings about the the plane’s systems..
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Rare Treat, a tour of a brand new Boeing 737-700 Business Jet

Posted on April 16th, 2013 · Posted in Factory Fresh

By Randy Tinseth, Vice President of Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle. The Boeing employees who build our airplanes usually get to see the results of their hard work at different stages of production. But it’s rare that anyone ever gets to see the finished product on the inside—..
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Bell introduces third-generation tilt rotor, the V-280 Valor

Posted on April 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Bell Helicopter used the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America’s (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, as the launching pad for what they call their “Third-Generation” Tiltrotor — the Bell V-280 Valor. “The introduction of the Bell V-280 Valor underscores our commitment to our military customers. The..
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Grumman Hellcat F6F-5 Flies Again

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

The Flying Heritage Collection’s F6F Hellcat, under restoration for years, returned to the skies on March 27th for the first time! This aircraft was designed to be flown as an unmanned drone for anti-aircraft target practice, but was instead used for training. It has never undergone a thorough restoration, so..
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Factory Fresh, the Airbus Military A400M Transport

Posted on March 15th, 2013 · Posted in Factory Fresh

The first production Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter has made its maiden flight, marking a key milestone towards its delivery to the French Air Force. The aircraft, known as MSN7, took off from Seville, Spain, at 11:48 local time (GMT+1) and landed back in Seville 5 hours and 42..
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Meet the SABRE Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine

Posted on March 14th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

Reaction Engines Ltd. announces the biggest breakthrough in aerospace propulsion technology since the invention of the jet engine. Critical tests have been successfully completed on the key technology for SABRE, an engine which will enable aircraft to reach the opposite side of the world in under 4 hours, or to..
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Longest Serving Delta Pilot Retires After 45 Years, Never Missed Day Of Work

Posted on March 13th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Captain Calvin “Cal” Flanigan retired from Delta Airlines last Friday, after devoting 45 years of service to the airline. Thirty-seven of those years were served as a pilot for the company. And, to top off his incredible career, he never missed a day of work. Flanigan first joined Delta as..
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Wichita Business Leaders Take the B-29 Doc Restoration Under Their Wing

Posted on March 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

A vintage B-29 has been given a new lease on life by a group of Wichita, Kansas, business leaders who are determined to see the airplane restored to flying condition. A new non-profit group, Doc’s Friends, has taken ownership of the airplane and will support the effort to refurbish the..
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