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Mon, May 27, 2024

UK Spitfire Airshow Accident Takes Life of RAF Pilot

Aircraft Reportedly Flipped Over While Attempting An Emergency Landing

A 1944 Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXe, MK356, participating in a Saturday afternoon airshow demonstration reportedly went down just after takeoff from RAF Coningsby, after experiencing an engine failure. The famous WWII-era plane belonged to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight program based at RAF Coningsby, according to the RAF. The aircraft reportedly flipped over while attempting an emergency landing, killing the RAF pilot, who volunteered for this duty.

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Mon, May 27, 2024

Classic Aero-TV: Flying CAF's FIFI--Volunteers Keep American Treasure Airworthy

From 2016 (YouTube Version): Hear the Story of the CAF B-29 Named “FIFI”…

While at EAA AirVenture 2016, our ANN video crew headed out to get some shots of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) B-29, known as “FIFI”. We met up with Steve Zimmerman, who was the aircraft commander for “FIFI” on this year’s trip to AirVenture. Zimmerman provides a great overall background of the airplane, how it flies, and what kind of original equipment it still has installed. As Zimmerman describes the various items, our camera crews do a great job of picking up exactly what he was talking about. You’ll also see some great World War II film clips of the B-29’s in action.

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Sun, May 26, 2024

Getting Fancy... The F-16 Viper Demonstration Team Takes On A Cool Personna

USAF Releases Stunning 50th Anniversary Paint Scheme

The USAF F-16 Viper Demonstration Team unveiled a 50th anniversary paint scheme honoring the original aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., this month. The red, white and blue paint scheme was the original livery worn by the YF-16 prototype first flown in 1974. The team worked alongside the 412th Test Wing to complete the paint scheme in less than 8 weeks, a task that would usually take approximately three months.

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Sun, May 26, 2024

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker in Smoky Mountains

Entire Operation, From 1st First Notification To Patient Handoff, Took About Two Hours

A UH-60 Black Hawk medical flight crew from the Tennessee National Guard rescued a severely injured hiker in a remote part of Great Smoky Mountains National Park May 20. Shortly before 7 p.m., the Tennessee National Guard and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency were notified that a hiker needed immediate medical assistance. The hiker was located more than 5,000 feet above sea level at Icewater Spring.

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