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RAAF Wagga Wagga Gate Guardians and Heritage Center

RAAF Wagga Wagga Gate Guardians and Heritage Center

Article and pictures by Phil Buckley. Stationed near the front gate at RAAF Wagga Wagga, the Royal Australian Air Force’s base at Forest Hill in New South Wales are five retired Australian military aircraft. They are on public display in honor of the men and women of the RAAF, and to inspire community interest in their heritage. They have all been[Read More...]

by June 18, 2014 0 comments Articles, Aviation Museum News
Sopwith Camel Moved Into Place

Sopwith Camel Moved Into Place

Yesterday, staff at the RAF Museum London rolled the First World War Sopwith Camel into the exhibition space dedicated to telling the story of the ‘First World War In The Air.’The Sopwith Camel is perhaps the most famous and iconic aircraft to take to the skies during the First World War. It was also made famous as the aircraft of[Read More...]

by June 17, 2014 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
Canadian Mosquito FLIES!!!

Canadian Mosquito FLIES!!!

Bob Jens deHavilland Mosquito B.35 flew for the first time today, with test pilot Steve Hinton at the controls. According to WarbirdsNews contributor Terry Towns, Hinton arrived at Victoria Air Maintenance’s base in Victoria, British Columbia on Tuesday after flying up from Chino, California. He inspected the aircraft that afternoon, with taxi tests scheduled for today. The plan was to[Read More...]

Buckhead Bomber Girls Calendar

Buckhead Bomber Girls Calendar

By Jay Bess. Photo credit: www.JKingimages.com Harriet Adams has come up with a marvelous and unique idea for a calendar paying tribute to aircrew from the Greatest Generation. The Atlanta, Georgia resident is pairing the daughters and granddaughters of those brave airmen with the bomber jackets their forebears wore into combat. Each month highlights a “Bomber Girl”, her relative and more importantly,[Read More...]

by June 17, 2014 0 comments Articles, WWII Events
Today in Aviation History – First US Air-to-Air Victory of The Vietnam War

Today in Aviation History – First US Air-to-Air Victory of The Vietnam War

By Aviation Enthusiasts LLC Forty-nine years ago today, an Navy F-4B Phantom II from the “Freelancers” of Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) scored the first US air-to-air victory of the Vietnam War.  While operating from the USS Midway (CVA-41), “Sundown 101″ crewed by Commander Louis Page and Lieutenant John Smith downed an MiG-17 with an AIM-7 Sparrow missile.  The “Freelancers” of[Read More...]

by June 16, 2014 4 comments Today in Aviation History