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AIRCRAFT GIVEN the most credit for winning World War II include such famous warriors as the P‐51 Mustang, the B‐29 Super fortress, and the Supermarine Spitfire.
However, a not‐so‐glamorous aircraft, the Consolidated PBY‐5A Catalina amphibian also deserves inclusion in this elite group, not because it had singlepurpose supremacy, but because it had such multi‐faceted utility.
THE NUMBERS are in detailing another tremendous success for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh with the recent event drawing an attendance of over half‐amillion people, an estimated six percent higher than in 2013. Those numbers were bolstered by huge increases on both the Saturday and Sunday shows, which saw 20 percent more people coming through the gates than a year ago.
Airbus Helicopters launches its EC130 TC in SA - AIRBUS HELICOPTERS recently introduced the EC130T2, its newest single‐engine offering, to the sub‐Sahara region.
MiG-29M/M2 - The second life of a legend - THE MiG-29 fighters have found widespread use worldwide. Unrivalled in close air combat, they are known for their outstanding manoeuvrability and thrust/weight ratio.
AirVenture 2014 – a week of excitement - THE RECENT annual AirVenture brought a little bit of everything aviation from innovative homebuilt aircraft, the latest in General Aviation aircraft, to avionics, and equipment.