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Breitling DC-3 World Tour visits Lyon Air Museum

Breitling DC-3 World Tour visits Lyon Air Museum

By on Jul 18, 2017 in Aviation Events | 0 comments

On March 9th 2017, exactly 77 years after its inaugural flight, a white and silver Douglas DC-3 with a Breitling logo on its tail took off from Geneva, Switzerland. Its goal was to circumnavigate the globe promoting aviation and 500 limited edition Navitimer watches that will be sold after the conclusion of the trip. Each watch is engraved with the Breitling DC-3...

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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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2017 Los Angeles County Air Show

2017 Los Angeles County Air Show

By on Mar 28, 2017 in Air Shows | 0 comments

The fourth annual Los Angeles County Air Show of 2017 was titled Red, White and Boom, paying a tribute to the 70th anniversary of the first sonic boom. Aerial demonstrations at the General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster kicked off with the Patriot Parachute Team demonstration and were immediately followed by precision aerobatics with Bill Stein in a Zivko Edge...

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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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