AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

29 May 1951

Charles F. Blair Jr. flew a P-51 over the North Pole. Born in Buffalo (NY) in 1909, Blair was one of those pilots for whom flying meant much more than just fast way of travelling. […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Westland Whirlwind HAR.10

Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 helicopter, formerly the Royal Air Force ´XP339´, currently exhibited in Luftfahrtmuseum Wernigerode, Germany. In 1946, the Westland company bought the licence rights to manufacture the Sikorsky S-51 helicopter, under the name of […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

22 May 1991

The last operational flight of F-104 Starfighter in the German Air Force. Lockheed F-104G Starfighter ´98+04´, operated by the Wehrtechnische Dienststelle 61 (Technical and Airworthiness Centre) in Manching, took-off for the last operational flight of […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

15 May 1953

USAF tragic accident over Baden-Württemberg (Germany) The Republic F-84E Thunderjet (51-628) from 22nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron, deviated from its course, crossed the way of formation of four USAF Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar aircraft. While performing the […]