Video Shows How Bright the German World War II Anti-Aircraft Searchlights Actually Are

During World War II, massive searchlights were used to detect and track enemy aircraft, but most have never seen one in-action. They normally came in 60, 150 and 200cm sizes, all of which were capable of receiving signals from a control station. An operator would then switch the searchlight on to start the arc burning, while also ensuring that the carbons used to create it are burning correctly and that the beam is focused. Read more for a video and additional information.
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'Wings by the Wabash' brings the A-10 to Crawford County

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - Between Palestine and Robinson runs Route 33. Take that road and you'll see plenty of bean fields and grain bins. But nestled just to the north sits the Crawford County airport. David Diffenderfer with the Crawford County Airport Authority says "We're a pretty successful airport....

Aircraft piloted by Westerville couple hits fence, lands in soybean field

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — A small aircraft landed in a soybean field Friday afternoon after drifting from its approach to the Fairfield County Airport. Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash occurred around 1 p.m. A 1968 Beech 95-B55 single-engine plane, piloted by 68-year-old Daniel Roberts of Westerville, had crashed outside the Fairfield County Airport.

Why Embraer Decided To Invest In A New Turboprop Aircraft

Embraer is a dominant force in the regional jet market, with its new E2s rapidly building on the success of its original E-Jets. So why is the world’s third-largest planemaker seeking to diversify its product offering by bringing back the turboprop, a market it left behind two decades ago? Simple Flying spoke to Embraer’s VP of Marketing and Strategy, Rodrigo Silva e Souza, to find out.
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Sky's the limit at Sunday's aviation career event in Midland

An Aviation Career and College Day is set for 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Midland Barstow Airport, 2800 Airport Road. Hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1093, the event will include representatives from various career paths in aviation, information on college and training paths as well as information on scholarships. For more information, email Sara Pagano at

More Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Are Flying Than Before It Was Grounded

With over 370 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft now flying, there are now in service than when grounded in March 2019, according to a report by Ascend by Cirium. This is despite delivery delays in recent months and about one-third of aircraft remaining grounded, primarily because of China and regulators delaying approval to resume use.

See a massive C-17 delicately fly through Aussie city center

Captain, you are definitely not cleared for landing. Steely and skilled Royal Australian Air Force pilots maneuvered an enormous C-17 Globemaster III cargo jet through Brisbane City in Australia, flying over office buildings and at nearly eye-level with skyscrapers. Thursday’s dry run was practice for Saturday’s Sunsuper Riverfire show, where...

Volocopter-Geely pairing seeks major UAM aircraft presence in China

Leading urban air mobility (UAM) company Volocopter has taken a major step toward establishing itself as a future air taxi presence in China. It’s finalized a joint venture agreement with an affiliate of Chinese automotive heavyweight and Volvo owner Geely. The deal also seals the sale of 150 of the German manufacturer’s aircraft.