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Curt Watson Inducted Into Hall of Fame

More than 500 aviation aficionados are scheduled to attend the 14th Annual Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame Gala and Inductions Ceremony this coming Saturday evening, Nov. 7, at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in Murfreesboro. The event will celebrate and enshrine four extraordinary individuals who have made enduring contributions to aviation and aerospace. Capt. Curt […]

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Trade-A-Plane Customers Doing Their Part

  Trade-A-Plane customers are doing a great job helping the pilot shortage by teaching future pilots to shop Trade-A-Plane early!  A big thank you to Scott Poss of RE/MAX of Rabun for sending in this precious picture of his 5 year old grandson, Ky Thompson!

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High in the Sky - A Closer Look at Some of the Top Brands of Single Engine Aircraft

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Mayday: Cherokee Six Lands in Icy Hudson, All Survive

An evening tour above the Hudson River might have turned tragic, but pilot Deniece De Priester Kok kept her cool when the engine quit—and landed like Sully. A cellphone call at 5:25 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 27—four years, 12 days after US Airways Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles ditched an Airbus […]

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Trade-A-Plane: Legendary and Rare Airplanes You Wish You Could Fly Legendary and Rare Airplanes You Wish You Could Fly Since the moment man took flight, there have been a number of airplane models to come and go, however, there’s only a select few that have made a lasting mark on aviation. Below is a look at a few legendary airplanes that have graced the […]

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The Purpose of Army Aviation Heritage Foundation in Georgia, USA

The Purpose The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF) is acting to provide America’s veterans a voice with which to tell their story and the tools with which to share their legacy of service and devotion with the American public. The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation has four primary purposes: 1. Educate the American public to their […]

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Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan

Explorers Hunt for Amelia Earhart’s Missing Aeroplane Exactly 75 Years After She Disappeared on Doomed Flight

New search for the wreckage will start on July 2 - 75 years after Amelia Earhart set off on her doomed trip Research team will search Pacific island of Nikmaroro for crash debris A new search for missing aviator Amelia Earhart will resume next month, 75 years to the day after she disappeared over the […]

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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress at the airport in San Luis Obispo before its flight to the Bay Area on the Wings of Freedom tour, which will be at the Livermore airport from Sunday to Tuesday. The swastikas represent the number of destroyed Nazi aircraft while each bomb represents a mission.

Young Reporter Takes Flight Into History in Time For Memorial Day

I watched in shock as the fierce wind sucked my neon orange earplug through a crack in the floor of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator. As my earplug disappeared into the void below, the crew member's words echoed in my head: "Don't step on the red floor!" He had explained that it would easily flap open […]

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Robinson R22

Jeff Abrams maneuvers his 2000 Robinson R22 Beta helicopter on final approach for landing at his “Pilot’s Paradise” at Leeward Air Ranch in Ocala, FL.  Jeff enjoys the panoramic views and the aerodynamic shape of the Robinson, which can cruise up to 90 knots with average fuel consumption of only 7-10 gallons per hour.  The […]

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Crowds Gather for Red Arrows Return to Bournemouth

SPECTATORS and aviation enthusiasts gathered at Bournemouth Airport to catch a fleeting glimpse of the Red Arrows as they returned for the first time since last year’s tragic crash, which killed pilot Jon Egging. The jets had stopped to refuel at Bournemouth before taking part in a Diamond Jubilee flypast at Windsor Castle on Saturday […]

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'The Aviators' TV film crew and producers were on site at Basler Turbo Conversions collecting footage for a segment of their hit television show. Peter Esteves was behind the camera filming with Co-Executive Producer Jennifer Jensen nearby Friday morning. Photo by Jeannette Merten/for The Northwestern.

City of Aviation: Crew Films Segments for TV Program in Oshkosh

If you happen to see the Aerostars formation aerobatic team whipping their precision aircraft around the skies over Wittman Regional Airport this weekend, relax. Airventure has not been moved up three months. Instead, the three-man team will fly its entire performance at dawn and dusk for “The Aviators,” a magazine-style TV program airing on PBS. […]

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Former B-25 bomber pilot Art Kimber holds a photo of himself from his Army Air Corps days before taking a flight on the Aluminum Overcast B-17 in Hayward, Calif. Monday, May 7, 2012. (Kristopher Skinner/Staff)

Flying Fortress Makes Annual Stop in East Bay

Before this week, the last time Art Kimber clambered out of a B-17 Flying Fortress, it was 1945 and he was a 20-year-old being ferried home to Fremont from the European Theater after V-E Day. A B-25 pilot, Kimber and his crew had specialized in blowing up bridges on the mountainous border between Italy and […]

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16 dogs and 6 cats were rescued thanks to the help of two volunteers from Pilots N Paws.

Puppy Love: Pilots to the Rescue

Seven thousand feet over Central Illinois, a chocolate lab puppy rests its head on the shoulder of pilot Pete Tobin, seemingly lulled to sleep by the hum of the plane’s engine. “On every rescue there’s about one dog that stands out,” Pete says through the headset, “one that makes it special and makes it all […]

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Booking and Flying Large-Cabin Private Jet

Heading overseas this summer? When it comes to flying private jet charter for larger groups or longer distances, you'll find extra comfort and capabilities in large-cabin aircraft. Typically, these jets can seat up to 18 passengers and have a range of 3,550 to 6,400 nautical miles (6,575 to 11,853 kilometers), which will carry you from […]

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Flight Fancy: EAA 822 Fly-In Sparks Imagination for Tomorrow's Pilots

Five years ago, 14-year-old Savannah Weaver of Millbrook was sitting in the back seat of a little Cessna Aircraft on the runway at Wetumpka Municipal Airport, nervous but eager to take her inaugural air flight. Saturday at that same spot, Weaver was sitting in the front seat of a similar Cessna, no longer nervous but […]

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WSU Students Invent Dolly for Broken-Down Small Airplanes

When a small, piston-powered aircraft gets a flat tire and blocks the sole runway at your rural airport, you can’t exactly call the auto club. “Bottom line, your runway is closed,” said Angie Johannsen, vice president of Redtail Aviation, which owns airports in Moab and Price. “Planes cannot land or take off. You need the […]

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