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Mon, Sep 01, 2014

Classic Aero-TV: 26,000 Pounds of Heli-Beast -- The Cold War Air Museum’s Mi-24

Ugly To Many, But Incredibly Beautiful To Hard-Core Helo Fans

ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell visited the Cold War Air Museum's Mi-24 Russian helicopter at HAI a little over a year ago and just couldn’t pass it up. Jim linked up with retired Col. Pete Coz of the United States Marine Corps and asked him to explain this flying exhibit. Col. Coz said they have been working on it for about five years to get it restored to flying condition. He told us he had flown Cobra helicopters in the past and said that the Mi-24 is much heavier and therefore it flies quite differently. He said the big difference in the Russian helicopter is that the rotors turn the opposite direction.

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Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Australian Advanced Aircraft Contract Executed By The U.S. Navy

To Acquire Four P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Australian Minister for Defense Senator David Johnston announced Monday the United States Navy has executed an Advanced Acquisition Contract for Australia’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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Sun, Aug 31, 2014

First Ever RQ-4 Global Hawk Hits 100th Flight On NASA Mission

Milestone Reached Nearly 16 Years After It First Flew In 1998

The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100th flight in support of NASA environmental research. The milestone occurred on a flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California more than 16 years after its first flight in 1998. The aircraft is now at Wallops Island for a two month deployment to conduct hurricane research missions.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

CAF Takes Action Regarding Proposed FAA Rule

Comments To The NPRM Must Be Posted By September 5

The FAA proposed a new policy on July 22, 2014, to address the non-aeronautical use of airport hangars.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

F-15C Eagle Pilot Found Dead In Remote Virginia Mountains

Name Being Held Pending Notification Of Relatives

Officials have confirmed that the pilot of an F-15C Eagle was fatally injured Aug. 27 when the airplane went down in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, VA.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

X-47B Achieves New Set of Firsts Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

Tests Included Five Cat Shots, Four Traps

The Navy's X-47B completed its final test aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 24 and returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Movie Airplanes May Fly Again After 40 Years Gathering Dust

Spanish-Built Bf-109 Airplanes Had Been Stored In A Barn Following Filming Of 'The Battle Of Britain'

Nine Spanish-built Bf-109 airplanes that had been used in the filming of the WWII movie "The Battle of Britain" were recently sold at auction to a European dealer and could be restored to flying condition in the near future.

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