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2017 Flabob Airport Douglas DC-3/C-47 Fly-In in Riverside, CA

2017 Flabob Airport Douglas DC-3/C-47 Fly-In in Riverside, CA

By on May 25, 2017 in Aviation Events | 1 comment

The Douglas DC-3, which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s, is universally recognized as the greatest airplane of its time and possibly beyond. It is estimated that approximately 2,000 DC-3s and military derivatives out of the total 16,000 produced are still flying today. This past weekend visitors to the Flabob Airport in Riverside, California had...

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Ford Trimotor and B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” rides at the Long Beach airport

Ford Trimotor and B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” rides at the Long Beach airport

By on Mar 9, 2017 in Aviation Events | 0 comments

The Ford Trimotor, built by the Ford Company between 1925 and 1933, was America’s first successful luxury airliner with leather passenger seats, hardwood paneling and window curtains. Nicknamed the “Tin Goose” due to its all-metal construction, it was called by Henry Ford as “the safest airliner around”  partially because of it. The Trimotor...

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Northrop N-9MB – Living History Flying Day at Planes of Fame Air Museum

Northrop N-9MB – Living History Flying Day at Planes of Fame Air Museum

By on Nov 6, 2016 in Aviation Events | 0 comments

Living History Flying Days at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California is a monthly event that features one of the airworthy planes from their extensive collection. This time it was the Northrop N-9MB Flying Wing. During a discussion panel of aviation experts, historians and veterans the plane was put on display outside of the hangar and around noon David...

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