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Historic Serial #01 For Sale

The first Yak-50 ever built is available. With just over 200 hours since factory rebuild owner Gordan Price has decided to part with the...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Airshows

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  • 1 year ago

Birds Of A Feather...

The team at the Los Angeles County Airshow organized a very creative 'meet & greet' event that featured a baseball game between the...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Airshows

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  • 1 year ago

Grounded But...

Avro XM655 can no longer leave the ground but as you can see it doesn't mean she can't run...fast. The Vulcan was delivered in 1964,...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Military Aviation

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  • 1 year ago

Time Lapse: Spy Plane Coming In From The Cold

The Science Museum of Virginia has suspended a SR-71 Blackbird in a new Speed gallery opening in a few weeks. Taking what they call a...
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in Museums & Aviation History

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  • 1 year ago

Beak to Beak With A Boeing.

A bird strike with an EgyptAir passenger on its descent into Heathrow Airport made significant damage to the nose cone of the Boeing...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Accidents & Incidents

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  • 1 year ago

Ivanoff Wins Abu Dhabi! Goulian / Chambliss / McLeod HIGHlites & Reaction

With some new rules and faces the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship got underway yesterday. With one less training day because...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Air Racing

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  • 1 year ago

Red Bull Air Race 2016: Abu Dhabi 1st Qualifying

While the weather has much improved the technical track in Abu Dhabi is causing problems for some of the Master Class pilots but Matt...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Air Racing

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  • 1 year ago

What The Heritage Flight Is All About!

The Heritage Flight Public Affairs team have released a special video called the Robert Hertel Story. The story is told by the World War...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Military Aviation

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  • 1 year ago

So How Bad Was It In Abu Dhabi? Watch!

As we reported yesterday a rare storm with high winds ripped through Abu Dhabi forcing the Red Bull Air Race to cancel training...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Air Racing

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  • 1 year ago

Watch & Listen To The Golden Knights Do Canopy Relative Work

Canopy Relative Work (CRW) is the intentional maneuvering of two or more open parachute canopies in close proximity to, or contact with...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in US Army

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  • 1 year ago

Actor Gerard Butler Pulls 9.3Gs With The Thunderbirds

The USAF Thunderbirds shared some photos on their social pages this week saying, "Today Thunderbird 7 and Thunderbird 8 showed movie...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in US Air Force

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  • 1 year ago

Red Bull: Crazy Weather Cancels Training & Other Wet News From Abu Dhabi

Unseasonal thunderstorms on the Arabian Gulf resulted in cancellation of today's training flights for the season opening Red Bull Air...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Air Racing

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  • 1 year ago

Para-golf?

Paragliding and golf as well as soccer, tennis, basketball even bowling from the sky? Martin Schricke and Francois Ragolski have started...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in General Aviation

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  • 1 year ago

"Bitchin' Betty" Says "Goodbye"

The voice of the Boeing F/A-18’s cockpit warning system refered to by pilots and technicians as ‘Bitchin’ Betty’ has retired from...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Military Aviation

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  • 1 year ago

Freezing Fog Vortices @ Night

U.K. plane spotter / videographer Flugsnug has a new camera. While it brings light to the dark he and the aircraft he captures with it,...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Airshows

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  • 1 year ago

Airshow Great Stan Segalla 1924 - 2016

Stanley Segalla, The Flying Farmer at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome has died at 91. He liked to fly for fun becoming one of the main...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Airshows

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  • 1 year ago

In It To Win It, Mike Goulian's Rebuilt Racer

Team 99 completely redesigned its race plane for the 2016 Red Bull Air Races. Nothing was left untouched. Michael and Team Coordinator...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Air Racing

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  • 1 year ago

UPDATE: More Photos Added. Canadian Hornet Demonstration Jet Trades Paint

**Update Friday March 4th: The CF 18 Demonstration team says, "Now that the sanding has been completed, members from 410 Squadron and 1...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Military Aviation

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  • 1 year ago

Red Bull 2016: Cool Inside Look At Martin Sonka's Edge 540 V3 Racer

Just days to go before the 2016 Red Bull Air Race season opens in Abu Dhabi. Czech pilot Martin Šonka offers this unique cutting-edge...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Air Racing

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  • 1 year ago

How Happy Is Swiss With Their New Jet? Watch!

In “Queen of the Skies” the sixth and final “Triple Seven” movie from Swiss, they’ve put together the finest moments of her arrival and...
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Posted by Ric Peterson
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in Airlines

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  • 1 year ago