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Photo Recap of the Joint Service Air Show

Photo Recap of the Joint Service Air Show
... held their annual Joint Service Open House.  And as usual, the aviators put on one heck of a show. Besides the Blue Angels and Golden Knights, aviation fans were treated to a acrobatic performance by the Gieco Skytypers,  and a demonstration flight of the $150 million, Mach 2+, F-22 Raptor. Another aircraft that impressed the crowd is the vertical lift off and landing AV-8B Harrier jet.   The Harrier is capable of 662 mph (1,070 km/h) and can take off or land in a space of about 60 feet. Sean...
May 26th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 1
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Fly High in a Vintage Warbird Over Phoenix

Fly High in a Vintage Warbird Over Phoenix
If you’re an aviation enthusiast who dreams of flying high through the clouds in a WWII plane or simply fascinated by the rigorous restoration process a vintage aircraft endures then you will drool over the large display of bombers, fighters, trainers, gliders, cargo and utility planes at the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Museum located at Falcon Field Airport (map) in Mesa, Arizona. A museum of over 30,000 square feet, restored Warbirds, or classic aircraft, and museum exhibits...
November 12th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 2
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New York-St. Petersburg direct flight this summer?

... chances to succeed this time, just want you to have more details than in the recent press. http://www.stockpatrol.com/article/key/baltia Tags: aviation, flights, transport ...
March 27th, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 2
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Happy-end water landing in Leningrad

... in 1963. Till the Hudson’s case happened the Leningrad river landing had seemed to be the only successful landing on water throughout the aviation history. Unfortunately, no monuments or anything like this to make a shot for a family’s photo album, only a story and a few old pictures. So, on 21st of August, 1963, Tu (Tupolev)-124 with Viktor Mostovoy as a cap took off from Tallinn’s airport (now Estonia, then a part of the USSR) and headed for Moscow. During the flight it was known...
January 16th, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: aviation, Fantastic, History & Information, incredible story, water landing