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Warbirds Over Wanaka: Catalina Flying Boat

Wanaka: Four years, $350,000 and 10,000 volunteer hours later, New Zealand’s only airworthy Catalina Flying Boat has taken to the skies again in preparation for display at this Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Catalina chief pilot, Brett Emeny says it was a big moment for the team which has worked tirelessly on what turned […]

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National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force: 20 Years in the Making

2016 marks 20 years since the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force opened May 14, 1996. But, the dream of the museum started before that. Here is an artist’s rendering of what we now recognize as the Museum we’re in today. This year we will be looking back at different moments from 20 […]

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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre: Airworthy Merlin number 5

The fifth airworthy Merlin has been completed and returned to East Kirkby! Eye Tech engineering has completed a total overhaul of the Merlin 35 that was found by Bob Cherry in a scrap yard and it has been seen to be their 'biggest challenge yet'. The ’35′ has been modified back to a Merlin 24 […]

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Wanaka: Guns Armed

Wanaka: Visitors to the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow next Easter will be treated to a display which has never been performed at any other airshow in the world. Auckland-based pilot Liz Needham will be at the controls of a P-40 Kittyhawk aircraft as she strafes the airfield with six x .50 calibre machine guns. […]

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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre: NX611’s new nose art

Avro Lancaster NX611 rolled off the production line in April 1945 so she celebrates her 70th Anniversary this year. To commemorate that she has been given new nose art which can be seen below: Source / Author: Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre Photo: Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

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Dominie finally acquired for Newark Air Museum

After a short set of negotiations the Newark Air Museum has completed the purchase of Hawker Siddeley Dominie T1 XS726 from Everett Aero of Sproughton, Suffolk. Funding for the acquisition has been provided thanks to the generosity of two long-standing museum members, Mike and Kathy Smith. On Wednesday 24th September 2014 the airframe was delivered […]