Cavok.pt - History, Museums & Classics

By David Ferreira | Aeronautics History & Classical Airplanes

Army Museum of Aviation Oakey, telling the story of Army Aviation in Australia

A unique museum set a few kilometres away from the town of Oakey Queensland. Located at the Army Aviation Centre Oakey and telling the story of …

RAF Celebrates 100th Anniversary

This week, the United Kingdom celebrated a major milestone in the history of the Royal Air Force with several events commemorating its 100th …

Royal Air Force

2018 American Barnstormers Tour Takes Off

A group of open cockpit Travel Air biplanes are cruising around the Midwest on what’s called the American Barnstormers Tour. The privately owned …

South Dakota

Was the newlywed mechanic who stole a plane shot down?

<b>In 1969, at the height of the Cold War, a homesick, hungover mechanic in the US Air Force stole a plane from his base in East Anglia and set off for Virginia. Nearly two hours later, he disappeared suddenly over the English Channel. Did he simply crash or was he shot down? Emma Jane Kirby has been</b> …

Veterans

Picture of the Day: Stormy Stallion

KT Budde-Jones submitted the following photo taken by Annie Blackburn of the P-51 Crazy Horse 2 from Stallion 51, with a note: “Stallion 51 is …

Photos

Video: Missing World War II B-24 discovered

B-24 "Heaven Can Wait" – missing since March 11, 1944 – has been found in the waters off Papua New Guinea by Project Recover.

Military

Stunning Travel Air Replica Takes Flight

A stunning replica of the 1929 Travel Air biplane recently took its inaugural flight. Named Sun Siren, it is the fleet-mate of another airplane of …

Southern California

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About These 6 Warbirds?

1) In World War II, the P-38 was initially used for:<p>The first active service P-38s were used as reconnaissance aircraft in April 1942, by the …

World War II

Mike Silva e a história do motor a jacto

Veja este fantástico documentário elaborado por Mike Silva em Língua Portuguesa sobre Frank Whittle e o nascimento do motor a jacto. Visita aos …

Stacking up

Ready for anything<p>Thanks for standing by, airscapers. (And thanks for not asking what happened to June!)<p>Back in February, I think, I flagged the …

Replicas

Picture of the Day: A golden tribute to a great demonstration team

Gord McNulty submitted the following photo with a note: “A beautifully refurbished Canadair-built Sabre as flown by Canada’s Golden Hawks …

Photos

Terrific twin T-34s

In 1987, Reid Garrison bought a shell of a T-34A Beechcraft Mentor that had been languishing in a hangar in Memphis to restore with his sons Brett …

South Carolina

The King of Rock ’n’ Roll’s Custom Jet Is for Sale . . . Some Repairs Needed

Purchased by the current owner just over a year ago, the decrepit plane is once again looking for a new home.<p>While visiting the museums and mansion …

New Mexico

Picture of the day: Reflecting on two T6s

Ed Gullo sent this photo taken March 31, 2018, of two T6s at Isbell Field (4A9) in Alabama for an EAA Chapter 890 pancake breakfast. Would you like …

Photos

A journey in the future to honor the past

Imagine more than a squadron of Douglas C-47s winging across the Atlantic in three-ship formations, joining up with 15 more from Europe and as far …

North Atlantic

Best of the Best: 10 Business Jets That Reshaped Private Aviation

We look at the 10 most significant business jets to enter service over the past three decades.<p>Though the pace of new business aircraft debuts is …

Aviation

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - RAF Cosford Air Show 2018

6 Airplane Wrecks You Can Explore while Scuba Diving

Every aircraft has a distinct story. And even some of those that fell on some sort of misfortune live on beneath the waves, allowing scuba divers to …

That’s a Standard, not a Jenny

Popular history has a way of making icons of some aircraft and almost ignoring others. In the case of American World War I biplane trainers, the …

Picture of the Day: Recreating the past

Eric Dumigan sent in this photo he titled “Recreating the past.” On the left is an unidentified woman from the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s …

Museum launches 100th anniversary of airmail exhibit online

The San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Library & Archives recently launched a new online exhibit commemorating the 100th Anniversary of U.S. Airmail. On …

Piloto desaparecido há mais de 30 anos encontrado com vida

Um antigo piloto da força área soviética, que desapareceu em combate há mais de 30 anos, durante a Guerra do Afeganistão, foi localizado com vida …

Restored Memphis Belle unveiled

By BOB JAQUES A special event took place in the World War II gallery of the National Museum of the Air Force on May 16, 2018. The occasion was an …

New evidence shows JFK soloed in just 10 days

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – New documents have come to light indicating one of the most famous men in history, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, learned …

B-52 takes to the freeways

SEATTLE — After 26 years of open storage at Paine Field, Everett, the Museum of Flight‘s 1959 Boeing B-52 bomber will be moved to the museum’s West …

Historic Photos of NASA's Cavernous Wind Tunnels

Throughout the 20th century, NASA (and its predecessor, NACA) made extensive use of wind tunnels to test and refine designs for airplanes, spacecraft, and many other vehicles and structures. Dozens of specialized tunnels were constructed over the years at Langley Research Center in Virginia and …

Restored B-17 Memphis Belle Unveiled at Air Force Museum

After spending several years inside a hangar at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, undergoing an extensive restoration, the B-17 …

Twin Beech with a twist

You know the classic Twin Beech Model 18, right? It has twin tails, a tailwheel, and a bit of a pug nose. That is until Pacific Airmotive took it …

Pictures of the Day: Doc’s Open House

Dale Krebbs sent in these photo of the B-29 “Doc,” taken Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Doc’s Open House in Wichita. Dale reports it took 80,000 …