At the former Khodynka Aerodrome, birthplace of Russian aviation, center of Soviet-era aircraft design and manufacturing, and the former location of the Russian National Aviation Museum, historic warbirds have been left to rot.
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On May 17, 2013 a Grumman HU-16 Albatross displayed by the Museo dell’Aria del Castello di San Pelagio (Air Museum of San Pelagio Castle) in Padua, Italy was wrecked and turned into a heap of aluminum scrap by the people who had bought it with the purpose of returning it to the skies. The wanton destruction shocked the aviation and[Read More…]
Three vintage aircraft are scheduled to be scrapped by the Yankee Air Museum of Belleville, Michigan: A Douglas DC-6B, a Grumman A-6A Intruder and an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy AW.650. The museum, founded in 1981 suffered a significant fire in 2004 which destroyed their display hangar and ever since then the three planes which were stored outside have been inaccessible to[Read More…]
Warner Robins’ Museum of Aviation is contracting for the first time in its 29 year history, getting rid of a third of its collection. Among those things getting the axe are three missiles and 29 aircraft. Personnel cuts in 2011, brought about by the recession, forced the museum to let go of eight positions; mainly specialists in plane restoration. Two[Read More…]
The Sabre F-86 Mk5 owned by the Sarnia 403 Wing RCAFA was transported today to the hanagar of COPA Flight 7 with Sarnia Police escorting the Jet through the city. This aircraft is one of the original 6 Golden Hawk Aircraft which performed for the RCAF from the late 50’s to early 60’s. The Golden Hawks were a Canadian military[Read More…]