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History Was Re-Created by the D-Day Squadron’s European Round Trip

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The Now epic trans-Atlantic double crossing by the D-Day Squadron … the planes and the men and women that accomplished the feat, is now “in the books”. Per the organization, here’s the D-Day Squadron’s “Normandy by the Numbers”, which gives a bit of perspective to the historic effort to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France in 1944. Not only was this a seaborne assault, but also was a huge aerial effort just hours prior to the naval action began. Here’s the huge logistical effort that it took for fifteen aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean, and return. Then, take time to remember that it took hundreds of aircraft to employ the paratroopers on that fateful night in 1944!

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Rare Event Nowadays: Two Royal Australian Air Force F-111 Paired

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On Saturday 18th May 2019 a unique opportunity to view and photograph two F-111s together since their retirement from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 2010 was organised by both the RAAF and South Australian Aviation Museum. The aircraft were RF-111C serial number A8-134 and F-111C serial number A8-132. Aircraft A8-134 previously operated with RAAF 1 & 6 Squadrons at RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland and aircraft A8-132 was previously operated by Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU) RAAF at RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia. Photographers and enthusiasts were allowed approximately half hour to view and photograph both aircraft together.

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh’s Warbird News, Part 1

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Here’s a first look at some of the great aircraft and events that took place at the EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. This year, among the many aviation-related celebrations during the convention, the 50th year of the EAA’s Convention in Oshkosh Wisconsin was feted.

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Kirtland Air Force Base Air & Space Fiesta 2019

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Kirtland Air Force Base is situated on the southeast side of Albuquerque New Mexico’s largest airport. The base sits across the runways from the civilian terminal and actually shares the same runways with the Albuquerque International Sunport (KABQ). This busy northern New Mexico airport handled some 5,467,693 passengers in 2018. As this airport is a joint civil-military aerodrome, it made for a most unique air show experience.

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