Debra Cleghorn

FW 200 watch: wear a piece of aviation history

Jan 04, 2012 2 Comments

With a dial that’s made out of metal from the last known Fock-Wulf 200 Condor, this aviator’s watch is literally a piece of history. Here’s how the aircraft was found nearly four decades after the war. Fock-Wulf FW 200 Condor (works number 0063, identification F8+BR) was discovered by Norwegian scientists thirty years ago in 1981 [...]

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Tales of the Red Tails

Jan 02, 2012 No Comments

The countdown has begun for “Red Tails,” the aviation movie we’ve all been waiting for! Here’s a sneak peek about this historic fighter squadron from our sister magazine, Flight Journal. In September 1939, while Europe was erupting for the second time in two generations, America slowly prepared for war. That month, the Tuskegee Institute in [...]

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Build your own [full-size!] Spitfire!

Jan 01, 2012 No Comments

History is being reborne in Cisco, Texas, where Supermarine Spitfire is manufacturing 90-percent-scale (full-size!) kits of the WW II fighter. You, too, could own and fly one of the world’s most legendary aircraft! Here’s the scoop: Iconic aircraft seem to be born that way……Few would doubt that the North American Mustang and the DC3 were [...]

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Cool video of the week: Jet-Powered Ultralight

Jan 01, 2012 11 Comments

 Have you ever heard of a jet-powered ultralight? Dean Arnold recently uploaded this amazing footage of the maiden flight of the his Sirocket, the first twin engine jet-powered “microlight” in the UK. Filmed at the Damyn’s Hall Airfield, the Sirocket is a composite monoplane design normally powered by a 40hp gasoline engine and pusher propeller. [...]

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Curtiss SB2C Helldiver found!

Dec 28, 2011 No Comments

Randy Jordan went for a dive last week off the coast of Jupiter, Fla.-one of about 600 he does yearly as the owner of Emerald Charters, a scuba diving charter. A group of frightened fish led  Jordan to the discovery of  what might be a  Curtiss Helldiver SB2C, an extremely rare World War II aircraft submerged in [...]

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Best of 2011: Your Favorite Posts

Dec 27, 2011 No Comments

Seven days a week, 365 days a year, ModelAirplaneNews.com has you covered with the most interesting, RC-related news stories around. Here’s a list of our top 10 stories of the entire year, based on number of views. If you missed any of these, click on the link to go right to that story. Drumroll, please! 10. In [...]

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Huge Sale – Hurry ends Dec. 24!

Dec 22, 2011 No Comments

At  AirAgeStore.com , everything in the store is 30% off! We’ve got something for everyone from books to dvds, special issues, posters and more.  Whether you’re shopping for someone on your RC gift list, or for yourself, get the most unique gifts and get 30% off your entire purchase!

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Traffic a pain? Buy a ’54 Aerocar One!

Dec 17, 2011 1 Comment

That’s right: you can own a unique piece of aviation history! This rare, fully standard, certified Aerocar One has folding wings that it can tow while it’s driving on the road, and it even has a horn and rear-view mirror! One of only five Aerocars that exist, it has a cruise speed of 100mph, takeoff [...]

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