Cavok.pt - History, Museums & Classics

By David Ferreira | Aeronautics History & Classical Airplanes

Visiting an old friend at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

<b>By TED LUEBBERS</b><p>Early in 2017 the 1929 replica Pietenpol our Experimental Aircraft Association chapter had been helping to finish building was sold …

Aviation

Back to Blakesburg

Come one, come all, from large to small — to Antique Airfield in Blakesburg, Iowa!<p>The airplanes that fill the skies over Antique Airfield every Labor …

Aviation

Boeing 737-200 da Lufthansa Regressa a Casa

A cidade de Fortaleza recebe duas aeronaves Antonov An-124. Durante os próximos dias, os entusiastas da aviação, poderão testemunhar algo nunca antes …

‘Dottie Mae’ debut highlights Warbird Roundup 2017

There’s an old-hat easygoing comfort in the way the Warhawk Air Museum hosts its annual Warbird Roundup in Nampa, Idaho, every summer, but the event …

Aerospace

WWII vet flies in a B-17 bomber again

<b></b>WWII veteran Lt. Herb Heilbrun went up in a B-17 Bomber on Aug. 31, 2017 at nearly 97 years old. The bomber was replicated by the Experimental …

Aerospace

WW2 Mosquito aircraft blueprints found at Airbus factory

<b>More than 20,000 technical drawings of a World War Two aircraft have been found at a factory in Flintshire.</b><p>Blueprints of the Mosquito were thought to have been lost but were discovered by Airbus in an office it was closing down in Broughton.<p>The twin-engine bomber was one of the most versatile RAF …

Aerospace

Abandoned airfields: history in our midst

Most pilots love airplanes, but do you love airports too? For all the publicity flying machines get, I find the places they call home to be even more …

Long Island

AR Rewind: Flying on the Lufthansa Junkers JU-52 in Hamburg

One of the pilots cleans the windshield of this three-engined beauty<i>AR Rewind: This story was originally published in September 2015 and is being</i> …

Aviation

Hood River Fly-In challenged by forest fires

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Since 2007, the Hood River Fly-In has earned a smokin’ hot reputation as a premier antique aircraft fly-in. In 2017, “smokin'” …

Oregon

Air Canada’s Lockheed L-10A takes off to celebrate 80 years

In honor of the airline’s 80th anniversary, Air Canada‘s Lockheed 10A vintage aircraft is taking to the skies across Canada.<p>After taking off Sept. 9, …

Aerospace

‘Cobras come calling

It was rare — almost like lottery-winning rare — as three World War II Bell P-63 Kingcobras and one predecessor P-39 Airacobra landed at Wittman …

Aerospace

Warbirds on parade

Our friends at FunPlacesToFly.com recently posted this video of Warbirds on parade at the Dallas/Fort Worth Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, …

Parades

'A Kind of Immortality.' Carl Sagan's Widow Ann Druyan on Voyager 1's 40th Anniversary

The greatest conceptual art pieces ever mounted have been on exhibit for nearly 40 years now. The admission is free and the art is first rate, but …

Women in Science

AVIAÇÃO MILITAR PORTUGUESA

<b>​​​​Grande Guerra 1914-1918</b><p>​Nos cem anos da constituição dos Serviços de Aviação do Corpo Expedicionário Português, da ativação do Centro de Aviação …

Playing the Past

SEATTLE — Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 can earn a Playing the Past badge by participating in the Museum of Flight‘s Living History Experience program on …

Girl Scouts

Lone Star Flight Museum postpones grand opening due to Harvey

HOUSTON — The Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington Field will postpone both its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, and grand opening …

Aviation

The Red Baron Flies Again.

The quiet grass strip at Luskintyre,in the Hunter Valley near Newcastle, NSW, had an unusual, but very welcome visitor recently, in the form of …

7 Things You Didn’t Know About NASA’s First Space Shuttle Mission

STS-1 was NASA’s first mission with the new spacecraft.<p>NASA’s STS-1 (Space Transportation System-<i>1</i>) mission was the first time a partially reusable …

NASA

Wings Over Dallas returns in October

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Dallas World War II Airshow takes off Oct. 6-8, 2017, at Dallas Executive Airport (DEA).<p>The inaugural …

World War II

Why were the Soviets ready to put passengers of its supersonic jet at risk - Russia Beyond

The idea to build a civilian airplane that would break the speed of sound barrier came to Nikita Khrushchev in 1961 during an aviation show in Moscow. In the air, the Soviet leader saw supersonic bombers Tu-22 and addressed Andrei Tupolev, a legendary Soviet aircraft designer, who was standing next …

Aviation

Vulcan turns 65 years old

The 30th of August marks the 65th Anniversary of the first test flight of the Avro Vulcan prototype VX770. Much has changed over those 65 years …

Aug. 29, 1965 - Gemini V Crew Returns to Earth

Gemini V command pilot Gordon Cooper (right) and Charles "Pete" Conrad, pilot, walk across the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain …

Aircraft Carriers

The finishing touches on a restored 1941 PT-17 Stearman

SALISBURY, NC – This immaculate, legendary 1941 PT-17 Stearman is now leading the easy life after being resurrected from a boneyard and fully …

20th Century

USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum Unveils FM-2 Wildcat Restoration

The USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum had a full plate on Saturday, welcoming visitors at Pier 3 in Alameda, California, for two new additions. …

Military

55th Texas Antique Airplane Association Fly-In Oct. 13-14

The 55th annual Texas Antique Airplane Association Fly-In will be held Oct. 13-14, 2017, at Gainesville Municipal Airport (KGLE).<p>The folks at …

Texas

Doc’s Friends Launch Kickstarter Campaign

Uber was making the rounds at AirVenture last month. To call their plans for on-demand air taxi ambitious would be criminal understatement. …

Royal Thai Navy Museum U-Taupo Naval Base

The Royal Thai Navy has established an aviation museum in recent times at one of its operating bases. The base at U-Taupo is located 140Kms Southeast …

On fathers and sons and being afraid

True story: I’m afraid of heights. But I’ve got a sense of humor about it.<p>This is probably best illustrated by a visit to the Smithsonian’s …

Airplane on historic worldwide trip stops at Chicago Executive Airport

Aviation history landed in the suburbs Tuesday when a 77-year-old plane stopped at Chicago Executive Airport during a trip around the world.<p>The …

Aviation