Archive for April 21st, 2013

YouTube: Y-20 carried out 2nd, 3rd test flights

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China’s Y-20 large transport aircraft flew its second test flight at 15:15 on Apr. 20 and another one on 12:32 on Apr. 21.

Y-9 deployed in disaster relief operations for first time

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The new Y-9 transport has been activated for disaster relief missions during the Sichuan earthquake. Here the aircraft is seen ferrying a military search and rescue team to Qiong Lai airport, Sichuan on Apr. 20.

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Doolittle Raiders gather for last reunion

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Three surviving Doolittle Raiders gathered in Florida for the last time as part of the 71st anniversary of the historic mission.

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U.S. urges Netherlands to stick to F-35 order

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Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the head of the Pentagon’s F-35 program, told the Dutch parliamentary defense commission in The Hague that the country should not reduce its F-35 order.
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Ethiopian Air Force graduates 31 pilots

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Thirty-one pilots of the Ethiopian Air Force have graduated in an event held at the DebreZeit Air Force Base.

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