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92-year-old World War II bomber pilot restores German V2 rocket

Posted on September 6th, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Helping to restore a German V2 rocket has brought back a flood of memories for 92-year-old World War II bomber pilot, Harry Howe. Towards the end of the war almost 3,000 people were killed by V2s. Stirling pilot Harry Howe and his crew bombed the factory where they were made,..
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Double Ace – Col. Ralph Parr

Posted on September 3rd, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Retired Col. Ralph Parr flew a P-38 Lightning in World War II and an F-86 Sabre during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He is the only military member to be award the Distinguished Service Cross and the Air Force Cross. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)..
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Marine MV-22 Ospreys Showcase New Weapon System

Posted on September 1st, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit has a new, unique weapon to add to its MV-22 Ospreys – capable of firing 3,000 rounds per minute. The 24th MEU’s Aviation Combat Element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), received and mounted several Defense Weapon Systems at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, July 29, 2012,..
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Chile’s LAN Airlines Gets New Boeing 787

Posted on August 31st, 2012 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Boeing and LAN Airlines, one of Latin America’s leading passenger and cargo carriers, celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner to LAN making it the first airline in the Americas to receive the new airplane. LAN is only the fourth customer in the world to include the Boeing 787 in..
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Boeing adding wings to JDAM bombs to triple weapon’s glide range

Posted on August 30th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

JDAM-ER developed with Australia has glide range of more than 40 miles Boeing to produce and integrate wing kits in-country for RAAF A winged version of the Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) that will triple the weapon’s glide range to more than 40 miles is a step closer to..
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TA-4 Skyhawk N518TA Videos

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Photo courtesy of FlightAware Get your popcorn and a cold one to enjoy watching these great videos of a restored McDonnell-Douglas TA-4 Skyhawk jet doing what it does best. Start up and departure to Davis Monthan AFB for the air show. Planes Of Fame Air Show – Chino, CA –..
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Oldest flying Boeing Aircraft lands in Sioux City, Iowa – KTIV News

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

It’s called the oldest flying Boeing aircraft in the world. It has 80 plus years under its wings. Wednesday it landed in Sioux City. “Plane” to see this isn’t your average aircraft. Say hello to the 1928 Boeing 40C. Once a mail and passenger carrier, now the oldest Boeing still..
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Earn Airline Points with Virgin and become an Astronaut

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Fly Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia airlines throughout the year to reach the ultimate status: Galactic. Earn the most Elevate status points by August 7, 2013 to win a Virgin Galactic suborbital space flight.   How to get “Galactic Status” Just keep flying Virgin airlines. You’ll earn status..
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Human-powered Helicopter Achieves World Record 8-foot Altitude

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

The Gamera Project is a student design challenge inspired by the AHS Sikorsky Prize and involving students of the Clark School of Engineering and faculty advisors from the the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center in the Clark School’s Department of Aerospace Engineering. Team Gamera was back and flight testing their modified..
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Color video of WWII Women in the Cockpit – History Channel

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos, Pilots & Everyone Else

Dawn Letson befriended Alberta Kinney, a World War II veteran, who was a member of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program, and shares her films from WASP training camp. Via: http://www.history.com/shows/wwii-in-hd/videos/women-in-the-cockpit WASP Alberta Paskvan Kinney, 44-W-7 July 10, 2009   Alberta Antonia Paskvan Kinney was born in Black Eagle,..
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