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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

B-29 'Doc' Won't Fly Before Spring

Restoration Continuing, But Unexpected Delays Push Return To Flight

The group restoring an historic B-29 Superfortress dubbed "Doc" had hoped to fly the big warbird in December, the 70th anniversary of it rolling off the assembly line in 1944. But that flight has been pushed into the spring of 2015 as the inevitable problems cropped up as they will in a project that size.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Judge Orders Coast Guard To Maintain Oregon Helicopter Station

South Carolina Station Also To Remain Open Another Year

The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter station in Newport, OR will remain open following a hearing in a lawsuit brought by Newport Fishermen's Wives. A Coast Guard station in Charleston, SC is also off the chopping block, at least for another year.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

MQ-8B Fire Scout Flies Off Coast Guard Ship For The First Time

NGC, USCG, U.S. Navy Partner To Demonstrate Unmanned Mission Flexibility

The U.S. Coast Guard, in conjunction with Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy, flew the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter off the national security cutter (NSC), USCGC Bertholf  Dec. 5 off the coast of Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, CA.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Final Flight: The A-7 Corsair

Last Airplane Was In Service With The Hellenic Air Force In Greece

The last U.S. Navy A-7 Corsair aircraft retired from service in Greece on Oct. 17, after 39 years of flying with the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) – the final operator of the aircraft.

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Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Airbus Helicopters Delivers 2nd Super Puma AS332 C1e To Bolivian AF

Has A Total Of Six Of The Aircraft On Order

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the 2nd Super Puma AS332 C1e to the Bolivian Air Force (FAB). At the end of 2013, the FAB purchased six of these light-medium helicopters to fight drug trafficking and perform civil security and public service missions throughout the country. The first helicopter was delivered in August of this year and the four remaining helicopters will be delivered between now and 2016.

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Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Stennis Certified For Flight Operations

Flight Deck Certification Completed Following 16 Months In Port

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 successfully completed flight deck certification Dec. 12, after a 16-month Docking Planned Incremental Availability period.  

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Wed, Dec 17, 2014

C-40A Clipper Delivered To US Naval Reserve

Airplane A Variant Of The 737-700 Airliner

Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) and industry partner, Boeing delivered a C-40A Clipper to the U.S. Naval Reserve Nov. 21, one month ahead of schedule.

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