Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Red Arrows practice formations for the first time since loss of pilot in crash


Man down: Eight Red Arrow Hawk T1 jets practise flying in a diamond formation over RAF Scampton, in Lincolnshire, today as they resumed training for the first time following the death of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging



For decades the Red Arrow aerobatic display teams have flown at airshows across the country with nine planes in their trademark formations.
Eight of the aircraft took to the sky yesterday as they resumed training for the first time since Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging was killed in a crash.
Villagers watched with pride as the pilots put their Hawk T1 jets through a 35 minute practise session above their base at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire.
Although they have a spare tenth plane there are only nine pilots trained to take part in the formations. In the past they have performed as groups of eight at air displays when one of the team has been unwell.
Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33, was killed on August 20 during a display at Bournemouth, Dorset, when he failed to eject as his plane crashed.
The remaining pilots performed a range of manoeuvres including flying in their trademark diamond formation. They took off as two groups of four before re-grouping in the air so they could practice together.
Red Arrows leader Squadron Leader Ben Murphy said he and his colleagues felt 'great sadness' at returning to their base without Flt Lt Egging.
He added: 'The pain and shock of losing Jon is still very real, and very raw, and all of our thoughts and prayers are with Jon's wife Emma and with his family.
'Whilst we are feeling a very personal grief, the public response to Jon's tragic death has been overwhelming and humbling and I would like to thank all those who have paid tribute to Jon by sending flowers, cards and letters and be assured that these have been of great comfort to Jon's family and to us.
'In particular, I would like to thank the people of Bournemouth and Lincolnshire and, especially, the Dorset emergency services who have all shown great compassion and sensitivity.
'Jon, as a Red Arrows pilot, encapsulated everything that is the 'Best of British'; he was an exceptional pilot, a dedicated RAF Officer who saw service for his country but, moreover, he was a selfless and compassionate friend who will be sorely missed.

Killed in action: Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging died in Bournemouth, Dorset, at an air display show on August 20. He failed to eject as his plane got into difficulties


'The fortitude, resilience and pride that Jon showed in life are exactly the qualities that define our Armed Forces and it is these that will enable us to get back on our feet and move on.
'For that reason, and in Jon's memory, the Red Arrows will be displaying to the public again at the earliest possible opportunity.


Images/Source: © Albanpix/Mail Online


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Sunday, August 28, 2011

NOVA - Crash of Air France Flight 447 Accident Investigation

Forensic investigators reconstruct the final moments of the Air France disaster. Flight AF447, an Air France Airbus A330 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all 228 lives. How could a state-of-the-art airliner with elaborate electronic safety and navigation features and a faultless safety record simply fall out of the sky? NOVA assembles a team of seasoned pilots, engineers, and safety experts to examine the evidence that emerged in the weeks following this horrific disaster.



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Crash of Air France Flight 447 Accident Investigation Part 3





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Friday, August 26, 2011

Rolls Royce Europrop: The Western Worlds Most Powerful Turboprop



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Hurricane Irene: Langley Temporarily Lifts Grounding of F-22 Raptors

The first 12 F-22 Raptors are airborne with the remaining to HURRIVAC out from the Langley Air Force Base away from hurricane Irene sometime today. The U.S. Air Force granted a temporary flight waiver for experienced F-22 Raptor pilots. Today is the first time the jets are airborne since (May 2011), almost 4 months after they were grounded. The Jets were grounded because of a fault in the onboard oxygen system (OBOGS) which affected and still is affecting the entire fleet. The F-22s began leaving for Grissom ARB, Ind., around 10 a.m. Friday. They will be kept at Grissom until the storm clears and then will be authorized to fly back to Langley, weather permitting, where the grounding will once again take effect, Langley spokeswoman Monica Miller Rodgers told the Daily Report Friday morning. "This is a one-time flight authority to get out of the area affected by Irene," she said. The National Hurricane Center is predicting Irene will hit the Virginia area over the weekend, with winds in excess of 100 miles per hour.


F-22 Raptor Art- Hurrivac 2011



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NWA History: Northwest Airlines



82 years of Northwest Airlines History in 140 seconds

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Aeroshell Aerobatic Team Night Show



The AeroShell Team has been performing for over twenty years, amassing thousands of hours in front of fans all over North America. One thing that is even more thrilling than the daytime airshow they are famous for it their night time airshow. The twilight and darkness mix with the thunder and smoke to make one amazing show.

Stunt Pilot Bryan Jensen Dies in Fatal Air Show Crash in Kansas City



Stunt pilot Bryan Jensen died at the Kansas City air show when his plane spiraled and plummeted nose-first into the ground, in one of two fatal air show plane crashes this past weekend.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' Finally Scheduled for its First Commercial Flight


The traditional water-cannon salute greets the ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner as it makes at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on July 3, 2011. The flight was part of testing for the jet, which will begin flying paying passengers October 2011.



Finally, there is a concrete date for the first commercial flight of Boeing's 787 "Dreamliner" aircraft. The Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) says its first commercial flight of the 787 is scheduled for Oct. 26, 2011 which will be a round-trip between Tokyo Narita and Hong Kong.
Following another set of Hong Kong "excursion" flights, ANA will put the 787 into regularly scheduled service beginning Nov. 1, 2011 on routes between Tokyo Haneda and the Japanese destinations of Okayama and Hiroshima. ANA also announced plans for its first long-haul route for the 787, saying it plans to begin Tokyo Narita-Frankfurt service with the jet in January 2012.
The route venture between ANA and Lufthansa, according to The Sydney Morning Herald, which (among other things) will allow customers on the 787 route to connect to onward destinations either via Frankfurt or via Tokyo Narita.


Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno, AFP/Getty Images

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Todd Green Dies after falling 200 Feet at the Michigan Selfridge Air Show

WARNING: VIDEO AND IMAGES MAY DISTURB



Stuntman from the Silver Wings Wingwalking Team has died after falling about 60 metres from a biplane while reaching for a helicopter at an airshow.

A stunt wing walker died Sunday after falling about 200 feet at an air show in southeastern Michigan, officials said. Technical Sgt. Dan Heaton, a spokesman at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, said wing walker Todd Green was trying to move from a plane to a helicopter when he fell at the base in Harrison Township, about 20 miles northeast of Detroit.
Many spectators thought that it was a part of the performance then shortly after found out that something had gone wrong. Hospital spokeswoman Diane Kish said Green died from his injuries.
Green, a Michigan native, started performing aerial stunts over 25 years ago. He is the son of prominent aerial stuntman Eddie Green. He leaves behind his wife, Dawn, his son Tyler and his stepson Derrick.

Source: Associated Press

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Air Crash Investigation - Ghost Plane: Helios 522

AIR CRASH INVESTIGATION- Ghost Plane: HELIOS 522 PART 1/5




AIR CRASH INVESTIGATION- Ghost Plane: HELIOS 522 PART 2/5




AIR CRASH INVESTIGATION- Ghost Plane: HELIOS 522 PART 3/5




AIR CRASH INVESTIGATION- Ghost Plane: HELIOS 522 PART 4/5




AIR CRASH INVESTIGATION- Ghost Plane: HELIOS 522 PART 5/5



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Red Arrow plane Crashes near Bournemouth Airport after Air Show Display




Red 4 Pilot Lt Jon Egging


Red Arrows pilot Lt Jon Egging died today when his stricken jet crashed after he made a dramatic attempt to steer it away from nearby houses following a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival.

The plane plunged to the ground and bounced into a river near Bournemouth Airport in Dorset after a demonstration at the town's Air Festival.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "We can confirm that we are aware of an incident involving one of the Red Arrows and we are investigating."

A member of staff at the West Beach restaurant on the seafront said she watched the Red Arrows complete their display without any problems.
She said the display lasted "about ten minutes".

Since 1979, the Red Arrows have used the dual control BAE Systems Hawk T1 aircraft.
According to the aerobatic team's website, the planes' Rolls Royce engines produce 5,200lbs of thrust and give a top speed of Mach 1.2. They have been based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire since 2001. Local resident Shaun Spencer-Perkins said the plane came down in fields, near a river. Moments after the crash, members of the public jumped into the river to try and recover Lt Eggings body.

Egging banked steeply to the right in order to avoid crash landing into houses which, if it had happened, would have caused a serious casualty rate.

It has been suggested by sources that the remaining eight aircraft could be grounded until such time as mechanical failure as the cause of Red 4’s catastrophic crash has been discounted. A fact which could mean that the display by the remaining eight Red Arrows pilots and Hawks scheduled for Bournemouth Air Festival on August 22nd may now not take place.




Source: Mirror.co.uk

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JetSet - Pitch for TV Series - Team 1: Patriots Jet Demo Team




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The Aviators: Around the World in a Cessna 182



Flying around the world in a Cessna 182 is crazy no questions asked. Robert Gannon of California is the first person to do it, flying 18 hours at times over open water with no auto pilot.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Air Shows, Air Shows and More Air Shows


The Patriots 6-Jet Team, scheduled to perform at the Oregon International Air Show this weekend.



Today as most of you know it is National Aviation day in America. This day celebrates the birth of Orville Wright, an aviation pioneer who started this all. Many Air Shows kick off today to start the exciting weekend, including the fan favorite Oregon International Airshow 2011. Many other great Air Shows start on this day and will be held throughout this weekend. Stay tuned for highlights!


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Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Airbus XWB: "The Right Aircraft for the Market"



Airbus Chief Operating Officer-Customers John Leahy is interviewed during the Dubai Airshow, where the A350 XWB Family crosses the 500-order milestone with an announcement by Ethiopian Airlines. Leahy highlights this next-generation jetliner’s fuel-efficiency and low operating costs, and calls the A350 XWB the “right aircraft for the market today.”

Source: © Airbus

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Qantas confirms all Boeing 747s to be upgraded to A380 interior, Skybeds



Qantas has confirmed its plans upgrade the older lie-flat-but-at-an-angle seat version of the Qantas Skybed (which is on 747s and smaller Airbus A330 planes) to the newer, fully flat bed that you’ll find on the Airbus A380.

For long-haul business travellers heading to Africa, Asia, or North and South America, Qantas’ confirmation that cabin upgrades are definitely coming for its Boeing 747-400 planes will be welcome.

Since fully flat second generation Skybeds are a good bit longer than the first generation Skybed lie-flat seats, we suspect that the new cabins might contain fewer people as well. And we certainly hope that the middle seat from row 23 backwards in the rear cabin of business class disappears.

Qantas flies Boeing 747s on many of its long-haul routes, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Tokyo and Johannesburg, plus connections to London and Frankfurt via Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Singapore. Buenos Aires — which will be replaced by Santiago as Qantas’ South American destination — is also a 747 destination.

Qantas will be dropping flights from Hong Kong and Bangkok to London, handing those slots over to partner British Airways instead, with the plan of consolidating its A380s on to the Sydney-Singapore-London route.

Four of the airline’s 26-strong Boeing 747 fleet will be retired this financial year. It would make sense if these were the oldest in the fleet, which arrived in 1989 and have been in service for 22 years now.

There’s been no news about how Sydney-Perth Boeing 747 flights will be affected by the retirement of these planes.

By 2014, all but the nine newest 747s — which arrived between 1999 and 2003 — will be retired. Six of the ones Qantas will be keeping are the extended-range 747-400ER variety, which come with an extra fuel tank that’s particularly useful for trans-Pacific routes. (Of course, even this model isn’t ideal, as diversions for refuelling on the Sydney-Dallas-Brisbane-Sydney route have shown.)

The airline has 50 long-range Boeing 787s on order, which will replace the remaining 747 fleet between 2014 and the end of the decade.


Source: aviationnewsdaily.com
Image: © Colin Hunter
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lufthansa Technik's Integrated Engine Services




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Panic Over The Pacific: Air Crash Investigation/Mayday

China Airlines Flight 006 encounters turbulence on route to Los Angeles. The No. 4 engine flames out and the crew tries to restart the engine at too high of an altitude. The aircraft banks slowly to the right but the crew does not notice the autopilot can no longer hold the aircraft straight and level. The captain disconnects the autopilot and immediately loses control, sending the aircraft into a spiralling nosedive. The Flight Engineer mistakes readings on the gauges for total engine failures on all engines rather than the Captain setting the throttles to idle. The extreme forces rip the undercarriage doors off and parts of the horizontal stabilizers rip off as well. The Boeing 747SP clears the clouds and the pilot can once again see the horizon. The crew recover the aircraft from the dive and the it lands safely at San Francisco despite control problems associated with the tailplane damage. Two people are hurt, but everyone survives. Watch the Air Crash Investigation/Mayday re-enacment down below.


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The Logistics Behind Red Bull Air Racing




Source: Red Bull Air Race

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Mirage 2000 : French Air Force



A wonderful and relaxing video featuring the Mirage 2000


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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pilot And Flight Attendant Lose Jobs After X-Rated Photos



Cathay Pacific Airways is assuring its customers that two crew members who were photographed in "compromising" - situation weren't photographed that way while they were in flight.The airline went so far as to get rid of the employees in question.

This statement was issued yesterday by Cathay Pacific chief executive officer John Slosar:

“I can confirm that two members of our crew shown in compromising situations in photographs published recently in Chinese-language daily newspapers are no longer employees of the company.

"I can also report that we have found no evidence to suggest that the incidents happened on any of our flights while airborne.

"We will now produce a report of our findings and pass it to our regulator, the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department. We will continue to co-operate with the CAD as required.

"I know that many people were disturbed by the damage this incident caused to the reputation of our cockpit and cabin crews, all of them serious safety and service professionals, and to the airline itself."

The two members of the flight crew involved are believed to be a pilot and a flight attendant. Privacy laws prohibit the airline from releasing certain details, despite the fact that, according to Mr. Slosar, "I appreciate that some people wish to know more details of our findings." Yeah, I'll bet they do.

Source: The Globe and Mail Inc

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Korean Air 777 Terrible Landing





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Tiger Airways Returns to the Skies


Tiger Airways leaving the Apron, the first time since July 2


Who said Tigers cant fly?

After a grounding that lasted six weeks, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has given Singapore’s budget carrier the green light to return to Australian skies.

Tickets are back on sale and Tiger Airways flights are resuming, starting with a Melbourne to Sydney service at noon.

But the beleaguered airline’s return to the skies comes with conditions: it is limited to 18 flights a day –- down from the pre-grounding total of 60 -- and its 110 pilots have been put through simulator training. Some of them failed and will have to undertake more remedial training.

It doesn’t stop there: training, safety, records, appointments and maintenance will all be overseen by the aviation authority.

''Any failure to comply with these conditions will be taken very seriously,'' CASA safety director, John McCormick, told the Sydney Morning Herald.

''On some flights, our flying operation inspectors will be in the cockpit, observing the performance of Tiger's crew."

He added that he’d now be happy for his family to fly Tiger Airways.

But for Tiger, things are tough. While their services may now be deemed safe, the metaphorical boat is leaking.

They lost A$18 million locally in the first quarter of the year. The grounding cost an estimated A$12 million, plus A$13.7 million in tickets unsold and refunded. Throw in another couple of million in operational costs and you have a wounded tiger.

Tiger Australia’s new chief executive, Tony Davis, said he wanted to get “Tiger up to full strength again.''


Source: CNNgo


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Airplane Woman of the Week


If there is an emergency during this flight, comrade passengers, chug this bottle of vodka as fast as you can

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Secret Life of Airline Pilots



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Etihad Airways - A340-600 Formula 1 Livery



The A340-600 aircraft has a 'dynamic' design with white at the nose leading to red at the end of the plane. The official F1 logo is featured on the engines and motor racing's famous 'chequered' flag is on the tail fin.

In addition to the A340 F1-branded aircraft Etihad also has an A320 aircraft painted in the livery of an F1 racing car. The A320 has flown since last 2008 to every destination in Etihad's short haul network including Amman, Cairo and Beirut.

Source: Ethiad Airways TM


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Gulfstream 650 - The Roll Out




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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Antonov 225-The Biggest Plane in the World



The Antonov 225, first built to carry the Soviet Space Shuttle. The aircraft is now used to carry out civilian missions.

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Breitling - Reno Air Races




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Cessna's New Training Idea



No single company has created more pilots than Cessna, and to continue its tradition in training pilots, the company has teamed up with Red Bird flight simulations and King Schools to offer a unique new training program that takes advantage of computer self-learning technology


Source: AVweb

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A-380 Cold Weather Testing in Canada-Testing to the Limit and Beyond



Source: Airbus


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Monday, August 8, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Piper Jet: In the Making (HD) - Engineering Piper Aircraft's New Single-Engine Jet



Piper Aircraft has assembled 100 of the best and brightest aerospace engineers in the world in Vero Beach to create a final design for Piper's breakthrough single-engine jet. Former CBS and ABC News anchor Morton Dean hosts an intimate look inside the Piper engineering center to tell the story of the PiperJet, which is on track for first customer deiivery in 2013.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

31 Americans Killed Including 25 SEALs in Chinook Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan





A Chinook Helicopter performing military ground operations.



A helicopter crash in Afghanistan killed 31 Americans, including as many as 25 Navy SEALs in one of the worst single-day U.S. losses of life since the war began, a senior military official told ABC News early this morning.

A total of 38 people were on board the Chinook helicopter when it crashed overnight in the eastern Afghan province of Wardak.

Initial reports indicate up to 25 Navy SEALs were on the aircraft at the time.

It was also carrying seven Afghan Special Forces troops, one interpreter, five member helicopter crew and one dog.

Troops were apparently involved in a raid at the time.

"We are aware of an incident involving a helicopter in eastern Afghanistan," U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Brockhoff, a NATO spokesman, told the Associated Press. "We are in the process of accessing the facts."

Although the Taliban have claimed to have shot the helicopter down, the exact cause of the crash is still under investigation.
On July 25, a Chinook was hit by a rocket propelled grenade fired by the Taliban. It launched in the belly of the aircraft which made a hard landing and only two soldiers were injured in that attack but this time all on board were killed.

Saturday's deaths bring the total number of coalition troops killed in Afghanistan to 334 this year, according to the Associated Press.

The last worst one-day U.S. casuality record in Afghanistan was on June 28, 2005 when 16 U.S. soldiers were killed in Kunar province after a helicopter was shot down by Taliban insurgents.


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Thursday, August 4, 2011

A350 XWB "Immersion Theater" Presentation




A representative A350 XWB forward fuselage section – which serves as a high-resolution "immersion theatre" for a video presentation on Airbus' newest jetliner – is the main attraction of Airbus’ presence at the 2009 Paris Air Show. The video projection provides a variety of perspectives of the A350 XWB programme, placing their activity in the context of Airbus’ four decades of innovation.

Source: Airbus

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Oshkosh EAA AirVenture 2011 - The World's Greatest Airshow



This video shows highlights from the 2011 Oshkosh Airshow at Wittman Airport in Wisconsin. Over 541,000 spectators attended to see over 10,000 planes from around the world. Oranizers are already preparing for next years show which will be held July 23-29, 2012 in Oshkosh.

A380 Collision with Delta CRJ at JFK: The Pilots! (Spoof)

Captain Sullenberger Discusses the Future of Aviation Safety

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Worlds Last Flyable B-29 Superfortress Visits Oshkosh AirVenture


B-29 Superfortress taxing at the Wittman Airport.



FIFI” on short final to Runway 36 at Oshkosh on Tuesday. Photo by Brady Lane/EAA.


B-29 draws immediate interest from the crowd after its arrival at AirVenture 2011. Photo by Brady Lane/EAA.




The worlds only airworthy Boeing B-29 Superfortress visited the Oshkosh EAA AirVenture 2011. The B-29 Superfortress is flying again following a four-year renovation. FIFI "Superfortress" has been highly anticipated and brought many enthusiasts to the EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

FIFI, which is owned by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and is a part of its B-29/B-24 Squadron based in Addison, Texas, arrived on Tuesday, July 26, and stayed through the event’s duration – joining hundreds of other warbirds on display at the 59th annual Fly-In Convention, known as “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.”

The Boeing B-29 “Superfortress,” one of the greatest airplanes during the World War II era, flew during the afternoon air show on Friday, July 29, as part of the day-long veterans salute. FIFI last appeared at AirVenture in 1995.

Over the past four years, FIFI was refitted with custom-built engines – combining Wright R-3350-95W and R-3350-26WD powerplants – to replace the Wright R-3350-57AM engine in place since the early 1970s. The refit required reworking the engine mounts and some of the engine cowling. Mechanical difficulties prevented FIFI from making scheduled visits to AirVenture in 2005 and 2006.

The Boeing B-29 “Superfortress,” which was first flown in 1942 and began active service in 1944, is perhaps best known as the aircraft from which the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945. It was designed as a replacement for the older B-17s and B-24s, with longer range and greater bomb loads. The B-29 was also used in the Korean War in the early 1950s and was a staple of the U.S. Air Force until jet bombers began to appear in the late 1950s.

This particular B-29 was saved from use as a ground target for weapons tests in the 1960s and first flown by the CAF in 1971. The B-29 was christened FIFI in 1974 in honor of the wife of Col. Victor N. Agather, who had been on the wartime development team for the aircraft and had been personally committed and involved with the airplane’s restoration in the early 1970s.

Collecting, restoring and flying vintage historical aircraft for more than half a century, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) ranks as one of the largest private air forces in the world. The CAF is dedicated to Honoring American Military Aviation through flight, exhibition and remembrance. A non-profit educational association, the CAF has more than 8,000 members and a fleet of more than 150 airplanes distributed throughout the country to 73 units located in 27 states for care and operation. For more information, visit www.commemorativeairforce.org or call (432) 563-1000


Source: Planenews Aviation News

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VSS Enterprise Manned Free Flight Test Virgin Galactic



Source: Virgin Galactic/AIRBOYDTV

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FJ-4B Fury Running off the Same Runway at Oshkosh AirVenture 2011 Hours after the F-16

The FJ-4B ran off of the runway at AirVenture 2011, the same runway that the Alabama Guard F-16 ran off of just hours before and crashed into the muddy ground. It went off of the north end of runway 36.
The FJ-4B went right by the F-16 crash, as the Air Force personnel working on the F-16 stood by and watched the FJ-4B roll to a stop near a taxiway beside them. Apparently, the cause of the mishap was because the pilot lost braking control along with insufficient aerodynamic braking on touchdown. Even though he landed with plenty of runway left, he just never was able to slow down.





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Monday, August 1, 2011

Dassault Falcon 7x



Dassault carries out a series of rigorous tests on the Falcon 7x.

The TBM 850, Fastest Single Engine Turboprop In The World



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Piaggio Avanti The Ferrari of the Sky



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2 Float Planes Collide Mid Air in Alaska Leaving 4 Dead


The Cessna 180 on fire as locals desperately attempt to save the passengers on board.



Firefighters at the scene of the crash after putting out the fire.




The Cessna 206 after making the emergency landing.



The collision took place around Amber Lake near Trapper Creek, 80 miles north of Anchorage, on Saturday.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told the Associated Press on Sunday that one of the planes, a Cessna 180, crashed and burned, killing four people.

The second plane, a Cessna 206, sustained significant damage but was able to return to Anchorage International Airport and make an emergency landing after the collision.

Pilot Kevin Earp of Eagle River was alone in the aircraft and uninjured, Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said.

The crash came nearly three weeks after another in-flight collision during which the 13 people aboard the two aircraft were miraculously left unhurt.

Source: AGB/HJL

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Remember the Cartoon G-Force Opening Theme Song?