Cavok.pt - History, Museums & Classics

By David Ferreira | Aeronautics History & Classical Airplanes

Early US Air Force vet returns to B-25 after six decades

With the nimbleness more akin to a 24-year-old than an 84-year-old, Sid Ellner maneuvered his way from the North American B-25 Mitchell's jumpseat to …

Aerospace

Video: Missing World War II B-25s found off Papua New Guinea

Two B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea …

Papua New Guinea

May 24th every day

The power to fly<p>I guess I’m as guilty as anyone: I’ve written a few things about the Wright Brothers over the years and, most memorably, about the …

Aviation

Celebrating the DC-3/C-47 in style

In total, more than 16,000 variants of the venerable DC-3 were built. The DC-3/C-47 is the only pre-World War II aircraft that is still operating …

Travel

Darwin Aviation Heritage Museum Open Cockpit Day 2017

It seems less than a year since the last event but Darwin Aviation Heritage Museum has again held it’s annual Open Cockpit Day on Sunday 14th May …

Down On The Water

Over the years, the age of the giant flying boats has been romanticised into a gilded memory of glamorous, spacious and luxurious air transport that …

Watch: The women whose sewing skills enabled the first walk on the moon

How comfortable bras led to the Apollo 11 spacesuit<p>Among all the challenges of putting man on the moon, one of the most critical was keeping an …

NASA

Learning to be a Stewardess in the Sixties

<i>B</i>efore airline passenger service was making headlines for all the wrong reasons, it was bright, white smiles all round, feminine perfection was the …

Paris

Touring the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta

“Ah, I’m sorry, you’re gonna have to get out of the car,” the Delta Air Lines security guard said as he peered farther into the window of the Uber I …

Aviation

Stinson L-1 Vigilant

The Stinson L-1 was the first of the L-birds, and local Senior Aeromedical Examiner Kevin Green fondly remembers the stories his dad would tell him …

Travel

In Case You’ve Never Heard of Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson was amazing.<p>Born just a few months before airplanes, she was an avid and skilled pilot who set multiple records, a passionate advocate …

Aviation

The Henry Ford Museum: It's Surprisingly AvGeek Friendly

Surprisingly, it’s not just about Ford at The Henry Ford. Meet the Fokker.<p>I recently found myself in Detroit for three days thanks to one of Spirit …

Aviation

Another Queen Bites the Dust — One of the Last Airworthy 747-200s Heads for Storage

A variant of the Queen of the Skies took a step closer towards the history books this week as Kalitta Air retired its remaining 747-200, which is one …

Aviation

The Engine That Could

“Don’t make ’em like they used to…”<p>I’m not sure if it was a question or a statement, but the docent who sidled up to my son and I recently at the …

A dream of the 1970s: the Bede-5

To say that Jim Bede was controversial is an understatement. Some called him a visionary, others had descriptions that were not so kind. The …

addio, Spillone

Italian F-104S<p>It’s been a long while since I indulged my affection for the US ‘Century Series’ fighters, and Kelly Johnson’s superb ‘Zipper’ in …

An In-depth Look at Boeing’s Very First 737

<b>MIAMI</b> — The first flight of Boeing’s original 737 took place 50 years ago today, and <i>Airways</i> marks the anniversary by taking a look at the first unit …

Aviation

Flying Legends 1996 Retrospective

These Concrete Relics in Arizona Helped Satellites Spy on the Soviets

Venture into the Sonoran Desert about an hour south of Phoenix and you’ll eventually stumble upon a concrete cross. More than 100 dot the terrain, …

Breitling’s DC-3 Circles The Globe

At Aero, the company announces two models paired to five different engine choices. And I'm not even getting into the tilt rotor. More<p>The West has …

30 Years Post Delta Merger: A Look Back at Western Airlines

<b>MIAMI –</b> Do you remember the only airline that offered an active volcano on-board flights to Hawaii? Yes, that’s right; it was Western Airlines.<p>Back …

TAVAS – best WW1 aircraft collection on display.

On the 22nd and 23rd of April 2017, just before ANZAC day, one of the rare opportunities in aviation comes about. The Australian Vintage Aviation …

Global Joy-Ride

OUTSTANDING FLIGHTS: Global Joy-Ride<p>Two Piper PA-12 Super Cruisers made super around-the-world OUTSTANDING FLIGHTS in 1947. It all started in 1946 …

Crashed WW2 Spitfire's first flight since 1944

<b>A World War Two Spitfire has flown for the first time in more than 70 years after undergoing a three-year restoration costing £3m.</b><p>Pilot John Romain took off from Duxford in Cambridgeshire and plans more air testing "over the next couple of days".<p>Its initial post-restoration flight on 11 March had …

Interment of John Glenn at Arlington National Cemetery

A horse drawn caisson carries former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn to his final resting place during the interment ceremony at Arlington …

Lockerbie, um caso para esquecer

O atentado de Lockerbie foi um ataque terrorista ao voo 103 da Pan Am, perpetrado em 21 de Dezembro de 1988, em que morreram 270 pessoas (11 das …

Dr. Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer

Dr. Nancy Grace Roman is shown with a model of the Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO) in 1962. She was the first Chief of Astronomy in the Office of …

Old air squadron Chipmunks image over Aberdeen takes off

<b>An old black and white photograph showing the University of Aberdeen Air Squadron flying over the city in the 1960s has proved a hit on social media.</b><p>The university's alumni relations were forwarded the "amazing" image of the Chipmunks, which also shows Union Street and the Castlegate.<p>It was then …

Military

World-record setting plane to race at Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow

The skies above Marlborough will soon play host to the fastest motorsport action in the world.

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