Debra Cleghorn

TOP 10 HEAVY-METAL WARBIRDS

Oct 01, 2011 3 Comments

     From the ubiquitous P-51 Mustang to more obscure German fighters, we love ‘em all: scale warbirds turn heads, they’re a blast to fly and they even look good just sitting on the flightline. But start to weigh the merits of a WW II twin bomber against a trainer-turned-fighter and you’ve got a definite [...]

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Great read- “Lost in Shangri-La”

Sep 30, 2011 2 Comments

Looking for a great read that also involves aviation?  I can highly recommend “Lost in Shangri-La” by Mitchell Zuckoff.  The story is  set in New Guinea toward the end of WW II, and follows the survivors of a C-47 crash, their rescuers and the native people they both encounter. There’s enough aviation history to keep [...]

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Win the MAN Cover Plane!

Sep 30, 2011 7 Comments

You could win the Model Airplane News October 2011 cover plane, a fully built and equipped ElectriFly F-16, just by entering our Facebook giveaway! Total prize package is worth over $700 and includes: ElectriFly F-16 (fully assembled) Futaba 6J radio 4 Futaba 3107 microservos (installed) ElectriFly 35A Silver Series speed control ElectriFly 4S 2200mAh LiPo [...]

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Country music star flies a B-29!

Sep 27, 2011 1 Comment

Not only is Aaron Tippin a world-famous country singer, he’s also an accomplished pilot! He recently completed his check ride in “Fifi,” the only B-29 Superfortress still flying today. Here’s his story: “Getting checked out in the B-29 on this beautiful September day is a lifelong dream and the coolest thing ever”, Tippin exclaims. Now Aaron [...]

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Airborne on 9/11: The Pilot’s Perspective

Sep 08, 2011 No Comments

Our sister magazine, Flight Journal, is honored to present stories of those who were directly involved in the events of 9/11 as pilots or flight crew. This excerpt from the October issue, on newsstands now, is yet another view of the event that has shaped our present and our future. This link also shares three first-person pilot [...]

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Flooded flying field? Post your photos!

Aug 30, 2011 No Comments

How did your East Coast flying field fare after Irene? Post your photos to our Facebook page and you could win a consolation prize: a copy of our newest hard-cover book, Precision Aerobatics. Good luck!

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Get a degree in flying RC!

Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio is teaming up with Unmanned Applications Institute  to offer new and innovative unmanned aerial systems (USA) training and education courses! Now it’s easier than you might think to combine your love of flying RC planes and helicopters and a job in an emerging, billion-dollar industry. Where do we sign up?!

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Today in Aviation History: F-86 sets a world speed record!

Aug 17, 2011 1 Comment

Today in 1951, Colonel Fred J Ascani set a 635.686mph world speed record in an F-86F Sabre. He received the Mackay Trophy for flight, an award established in 1911 for the most meritorious flight of the year by an Air Force person, persons or organization. One of our favorite F-86s is this $149.99 electric ducted fan [...]

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