Cavok.pt - History, Museums & Classics

By David Ferreira | Aeronautics History & Classical Airplanes

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 …

Aerospace

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 …

Aerospace

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 …

Aerospace

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, …

DARPA

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 …

Breitling

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 …

Airlines

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 …

Aviation

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 …

Military History

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 …

Scotland

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.

Fighter Aircraft

Tenerife. A história do acidente de aviação mais mortífero de sempre

“Primeiro foi aquele barulho enorme. A única coisa a que podia comparar aquilo era como se cada molécula de ar tivesse explodido. Aquilo subiu e …

WE GAAN: The Horror and Absurdity of History’s Worst Plane Crash

<b>Most people have never heard of Tenerife,</b> a pan-shaped speck in the Atlantic. It’s one of the Canary Islands, a volcanic chain governed by the …

Cápsula do tempo: Maior desastre aéreo de sempre foi há 40 anos

No dia 27 de Março de 1977, um denominado Movimento pela Independência e Autodeterminação do Arquipélago das Canárias fez rebentar uma bomba no …

In memory of an F.22

Malloch’s Spitfire<p>by Nick Meikle<p>ISBN 978-1-61200-252-1<p>In as much as this review is, literally I guess, a bookend for airscape’s Spitfire Month, I …

Military History

Our Aircraft: Bellanca Skyrocket II

Bellanca Skyrocket II<p>We are thrilled to announce the addition of an important piece of Delaware aviation history to DAMF! The prototype Bellanca …

Aerospace

Big Birthday Celebration For Baby Boeing

The Museum of Flight in Seattle is hosting a 50th birthday party for the littlest Boeing commercial airplane, the 737, on April 9. Brien Wygle, …

Aerospace

Vintage Wings Selling Hawk One

One of the best flying examples of an F-86 Sabre is for sale by its Canadian owner for the seemingly bargain price of $795,000 USD. Vintage Wings of …

Aerospace

Dr. Ellen Ochoa on the Flight Deck of Shuttle Atlantis

On April 15, 2002, STS-110 Mission Specialist Ellen Ochoa works at the Remote Manipulator System controls on the aft flight deck of space shuttle …

Vickers Supermarine Spiteful

Supermarine Spiteful RB575 shows off its fine lines and wing planform<p>The Supermarine Type 371 Spiteful was the final land-based development of the …

Aerospace

On Spitfires (Part Two)

Welcome back<p><i>Following on from Part One, we rejoin Indicator’s tour of the Spitfire family with some handling notes and personal memories, a brief</i> …

This Ace Aviatrix Learned to Fly Even Though Orville Wright Refused to Teach Her

With flint and derring-do, the early 20th century pilot Ruth Law ruled American skies

History

B-29 ‘Doc’ To Fly At Oshkosh, And More

It's not so much about the user fees as it is trying to survive in airspace controlled by the airlines. More<p>The winner is an airplane and water again …

Aviation

On Spitfires (Part One)

‘Indicator’ tells all<p><i>‘Indicator’ filed a long series of impressions of Allied aircraft for</i> Flight <i>magazine in the years after World War 2. While</i> …