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2 hrs ago | RollingStone

See Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Fly a Plane in a Music Fest Dogfight

A day before his band Iron Maiden performed at England's Sonisphere festival this year, vocalist Bruce Dickinson took to the air in a World War Iera fighter plane to put on a 12-minute dogfight over metal fans' heads.


Related Topix: Heavy-Metal, Iron Maiden, Fokker Aircraft, Aircraft, Fokker Dr.I, Music, Entertainment

6 hrs ago | Surrey Advertiser

First RAF jet bomber to make Wings and Wheels debut

The only flying example of the RAF's first jet powered bomber will mark its 65th anniversary at this year's Wings and Wheels .


Related Topix: Aircraft, Avro Lancaster, Avro Aircraft

10 hrs ago | Ars Technica

Air Force wants weapons faster, cheaper as it sees writing on wall

The F-35 program and the F-22 before it, coupled with budget sequestration, have put the Air Force into a strategic tailspin.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Aircraft, Lockheed Martin Aircraft, Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

11 hrs ago | Grantham Journal

Caring and sharing Grantham resident's amazing aerospace career

Two carers at a Grantham nursing home were so inspired by a resident's story that they have gone out of their way to ensure it is told.


Related Topix: Aircraft, English Electric Lightning, English Electric Aircraft

12 hrs ago | Live Charts

BAE Systems posts lower H1 profits amid currency volatility

Defence group BAE Systems posted lower half-year sales and profits as it flagged up a second half sales bias and a hit from currency headwinds.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, BAE Systems, Aerospace-Defense, Aircraft, Eurofighter Aircraft, Eurofighter Typhoon

16 hrs ago | Avia.Ru

Sukhoi Design Bureau turned 75

The Russia's leading developer of combat aircraft Sukhoi Design Bureau celebrated its 75th anniversary on July 29th 2014.


Related Topix: Sukhoi Su-25, Sukhoi Aircraft, Aircraft, Sukhoi Su-35, Sukhoi Su-24, Sukhoi Su-17, Sukhoi Su-34, Sukhoi Su-9

20 hrs ago | Danville News

Ted VanKirk: Seen from above

VanKirk graduated from Northumberland High School in 1938. He described his boyhood in a television interview as like that of "Huckleberry Finn," rowing flats of coal up and down the Susquehanna River for his father.


Related Topix: Northumberland, PA, US Military, US Air Force, US Navy, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Aircraft, US Army

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Alabama Live

AUM mascot Curtiss the Warhawk wins Best Up and Coming award for second year

MONTGOMERY,Alabama -- Auburn University at Montgomery mascot Curtiss the Warhawk was awarded Best Up and Coming Program for the second year in a row at the Universal Cheerleading Association's Collegiate Camp this weekend, according to a press release from the university.


Related Topix: Aircraft, Curtiss P-40, Curtiss Aircraft, Montgomery, AL, Auburn University, University of Mississippi

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Medal of Honor recipient at EAA AirVenture

Patrick Brady earned a Congressional Medal of Honor 46 years ago. He flew the well-known 'Huey' helicopters during the Vietnam War.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Bell UH-1 Iroquois, Bell Aircraft, Aircraft


Flood Washes Away Fighter Jet In Russia

Flooding in Magadan, Russia has gotten so bad that it's sweeping away not only cars and roads, but fighter jets.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Sukhoi Aircraft, Sukhoi Su-15, Aircraft, Autos

Model Airplane News

WW1 Scout you can Build-RAF SE5a Updated

MAN contributor and prolific model airplane designer Pat Tritle has another great construction article coming.


Related Topix: Sopwith Camel, Aircraft, Sopwith Aircraft

Blackpool Today

Resort's air show was the first in the country

With 2014 featuring important milestones for the Armed Forces including the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the displays on Sunday August 10 and Monday August 11, will celebrate some of the most iconic names in military aviation technology.


Related Topix: Aircraft, Eurofighter Typhoon, Eurofighter Aircraft


Lockheed Martin has a unique opportunity with Humvee replacement

Sometime in 2015, the Pentagon will choose the successor to the venerable Humvee .

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Aircraft, Lockheed Martin Aircraft, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Camden, AR, Autos

Bangor Daily News

WWII Flying Fortress visits Bar Harbor airport, offers flights in historic bomber

Flight crew members wipe oil of the underside of the Sentimental Journey, a fully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, after a trip over Bar Harbor Tuesday at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Bar Harbor.


Related Topix: Bar Harbor, ME, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Aircraft, Hancock County, ME

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Watch Poland's MiG-29s take to the skies in Fulcrum Drivers II

It use to be that seeing a MiG-29 Fulcrum screech across the sky was an unheard of event.


Related Topix: World News, Poland, Aircraft, Eurofighter Aircraft, Eurofighter Typhoon, Autos

The Wichita Eagle

End of an era: Boeing in final stages of leaving Wichita

An E-4B leaves Boeing Wichita on its way to its final destination at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Aircraft, Wichita, KS, US Military, Offutt Air Force Base, US Air Force, Health

Tay AM

Last Surviving Hiroshima Bomb Crewman Dies

The last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay - the plane that dropped a nuclear bomb over Hiroshima - has died.


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Aircraft


Last Surviving Member Of Crew That Dropped Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima Dies

The restored Enola Gay, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress airplane used to drop the first atomic bomb in combat 06 August 1945 on Hiroshima, Japan, is seen on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the Smithsonian's new addition to the National Air and Space Museum, 25 March, 2006 in Chantilly, Virginia.


Related Topix: World News, Japan, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Aircraft, Chantilly, VA

Flight Journal

On This Day in Aviation History

1967 - While sailing off the coast of Vietnam, a malfunction in an McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II on the deck of the USS Forrestal causes a rocket to fire inadvertently; it hits another aircraft on the deck without exploding, but does rupture the plane's fuel tank.


Related Topix: Aircraft, McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft, McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom II

Scots breathe new life into historical jet fighter

The Gloster Meteor T7, like the one pictured above, currently on display at the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Angus.


Related Topix: Gloster Aircraft, Gloster Meteor, Aircraft, Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom, World News