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Seabee Revival

Every dog has its day—even a Seabee. A design bought by Republic to help keep its Long Island factory active when the world no longer needed P-47s, the ’Bee was poised to profit from the...
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Tweets Heard Round the World

During Amelia Earhart’s ill-fated 1937 round-the-world attempt, the famed Golden Age flier dubbed “Lady Lindy” relied on the press to keep her in the public eye. Before that last flight,...
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Hawaii by Air

Though the first transpacific air service to Hawaii began in 1935, via Pan American Airways’ Clippers, the real tourist boom didn’t commence until after WWII, when a new generation of airliners...
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A Wing and a Prayer

Neil Armstrong’s flying career nearly ended soon after it started, when he was forced to eject from his F9F Panther over Korea.
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WWII Heroes Win Gold

The Congressional Gold Medal has been approved for members of the Civil Air Patrol or CAP who served during WWII and to the legendary Doolittle Raiders.
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Flight Test Museum to Expand

The Air Force Flight Test Museum, located at Edwards Air Force Base in California, is planning a move to bigger quarters.
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Albatros Returns to Old Rhinebeck

A replica Albatros D.Va built in the 1970s has been restored and is back in the air. Students of the Saxe Middle School of New Canaan, Connecticut, raised funds for the restoration.
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Battling Beast Debuts

The first airplane to emerge from the new restoration hangar at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center was unveiled to the public on April 1: the Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver
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Waiting for the Candy Bomber

Spirit of Freedom is one of hundreds of aircraft that delivered more than 200,000 tons of food and fuel during the airlift.
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Patuxent Crown Jewel

While the Wright brothers were supplying versions of their Flyer to the U.S. Army, on February 25, 1911, Glenn Curtiss test-flew a version of his Model D tailored for the Navy. Using a 75-hp Cur­tiss O...
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Kermit’s Curtiss-Wrights

The Curtiss-Wright CW-19 is a rare representative of the transitional days when U.S. aviation stepped fully into the mid-20th century.
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Relentless In Battle

Hellcat pilot David McCampbell used his gunnery skills to achieve “ace in a day” status twice, earning the Medal of Honor and ultimately becoming the U.S. Navy’s ace of aces