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Former Sikorsky president killed in P-51 crash

Posted in Heritage on February 7th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Former Sikorsky Aircraft president Jeffrey Pino was killed when his P-51 crashed in Maricopa, Arizona on Feb. 5. Pino was president of the rotor-craft manufacturer from 2006 to 2012.

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By Cory W. Watts from Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America (“Big Beautiful Doll”) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

INS Viraat will retire as museum in Vizag

Posted in Heritage, Navy on February 7th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

India’s oldest aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, will head to Vizag in the state of Andhra Pradesh as a floating museum after its decommissioning later this year.

INS Viraat
Photo: Indian Navy
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Japanese-owned Mitsubishi A6M Zero made its first flight over Japan today

Posted in Heritage on January 27th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Japanese-owned Mitsubishi A6M Zero made its first flight in Japan at JMSDF Kanoya Airbase, Kagoshima today at 14:27 local time. Former Lockheed test pilot Skip Holm was at the controls.

25 years since Desert Storm

Posted in Air Defense, Air Force, Heritage on January 16th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Depending on where you live, Operation Desert Storm occurred on Jan. 16-17 1991. Twenty-five years later, some of the units that took part in the military campaign to oust Iraqi troops out of Kuwait are marking the anniversary with gatherings and ceremonies. Here are some of the stories.

Desert Storm: 2nd Bomb Wing leads the air war
Photo: U.S. Air Force
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25th anniversary of RCAF 416 Squadron’s participation in First Gulf War

Posted in Air Force, Heritage on January 12th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

This month marks the 25th anniversary whereby Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188s from 416 Squadron went into combat in Iraq during the First Gulf War in 1991.

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Photo: Sergeant Ed Dixon
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