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Rookie Erik Jones flies with Thunderbirds ahead of Daytona 500 - Mile High Sports

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Rookie Erik Jones flies with Thunderbirds ahead of Daytona 500
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77 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry prepared for the 59th running of the Great American Race by experiencing a completely unique sensation of speed, horsepower, g-forces, and patriotism: a flight with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. Jones, 20, and ...

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Brilliant! The Red Arrows, Lincoln Cathedral and the castle ALL IN ONE PHOTO - Lincolnshire Echo

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Brilliant! The Red Arrows, Lincoln Cathedral and the castle ALL IN ONE PHOTO
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Lincoln Cathedral made for a majestic view from the cockpit of a Red Arrows jet as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team trained near their home city. The historic landmark, together with Lincoln Castle and its walls, can be seen below the aircraft as ...

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The Warning Star Rescue Project

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The US Navy EC-121 “Warning Star” captured in 2015.

The US Navy EC-121 “Warning Star” captured in 2015 at the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum.

By Austin Hancock

Belleville, MI – The Yankee Air Force/Museum, known for operating a gorgeous outfit of WWII “heavy iron,” is seeking to add to their ever unique collection of aircraft. Along with the B-17, B-25, and C-47 flying, the YAF has an arsenal of static display planes which is equally impressive. The ground-based birds include a PB4Y-2 “Privateer,” and a B-52D “Stratofortress.” The Yankee crew now aspires to add a US Navy EC-121 “Warning Star” to the static-fleet. Based on the Lockheed “Constellation” (USAAF C-69), the EC-121 was used as an early-warning and control radar surveillance aircraft. Vital during the Cold War, the “Distant Early Warning Line” served as a radar area that was monitored for activity from Soviet missiles. The EC-121 that Yankee wishes to acquire served an integral role in giving the US “peace of mind” during those trying times.

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US Navy EC-121 “Warning Star” captured in the Summer of 2015. The Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum closed closed on December 30, 2015.

The US Navy asked the Yankee Air Force to help “save” the EC, and they gladly accepted the challenge. The plane is currently being disassembled at it’s location in Rantoul, Illinois. Assistance is needed, however, to continue the effort beyond this point. “Unfortunately, that’s (recovery) only half the job,” states the YAF website. “Help us restore this iconic craft with a contribution toward the expert work that lies ahead. The Warning Star – your Warning Star – is completely unique with its preserved spyware and instruments, a historic forerunner to the Sentry AWACS to come.” The Yankee team plans to restore the EC-121 to static condition, as to best represent the “Star” as she looked during her days of Cold-War fighting. From here, the aircraft will continue to serve a vital role, this time in education.

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“This EC-121 “Warning Star” will get the setting it deserves – as one of the centerpiece aircraft at the new Yankee Air Museum. Set inside the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant, the new space will be a stunning exhibit showplace for the aircraft collection.” The Yankee Air Force is actively seeking support for the continuation of the “Warning Star” Rescue Project. For more information, or to make a contribution, visit the project website at http://yankeeairmuseum.org/rescue/.

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Swiss aces will zoom in to star in West Country air show - Torquay Herald Express

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Swiss aces will zoom in to star in West Country air show
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THE Swiss Air Force's superb Patrouille Suisse national display team has confirmed that it will participate in RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day's flying display on Saturday July 8. Making its first visit to RNAS Yeovilton in a decade, Patrouille ...

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Aerobatic pilots show 'extreme discipline and focus' during NZ champs - Stuff.co.nz

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Aerobatic pilots show 'extreme discipline and focus' during NZ champs
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Aerobatic pilots from all over the world are in Masterton from February 22 to 24th competing for the title of New Zealand's best, pushing themselves and their little planes to the limits for bragging rights and what one of them described as a 'piddly ...

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The Wright Brothers

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The Wright Brothers, David McCullough, 2015, ISBN 978-1-4767-2875-9, 320 pp. McCullough has penned this most wonderful book on the Wright Brothers. No such book could be wonderful regarding the Wright Brothers without accurately describing their achievements (which is done quite correctly). And what achievements they were in pioneering not only manned flight but developing the scientific […]
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