I had the pleasure of a chance meeting with Capt Ho Weng Toh, a former Flying Tiger bomber pilot, a few days ago at a Chinese New Year party in Singapore. The party host introduced Captain Ho Weng Toh to the guests as an ex-Flying Tiger and my ears pricked up immediately. I recognised him from an article that was published in the papers last year. At the time, I was thinking how much I would like to meet his man, and there he was, right in front of me! [Read more...]
Any flight sim fans here? If you are one, then you’ve probably heard of Cliffs of Dover (CloD), by the same team that gave us the great IL-2 Sturmovik game. However, CloD was less than well-received when it was released last year because of many bugs and performance issues.
However, I just saw this video showing clips from the game, and its amazing in its realism. CloD is definitely a sim I will get in the near future. Anyone on eHangar has this game?
I love all things aviation, and dream of owning my own warbird one day.
In the meantime, I would be content with flying a scale model radio-controlled warbird for now.
I wonder how many other members here enjoy flying R/C planes and what you are currently flying?
I just came across this video of a RC P-51D which looks really cool as it has retractable main wheels and tail wheel.
The highlight of the video was seeing three of these P-51Ds in various squadron markings taxying together on take-off.
In flight, it looks like the real thing. I plan to buy one later this year and learn to fly RC Anyone care to join me?
Ted Briggs, the last survivor of the World War II sinking of British battle cruiser HMS Hood, died Saturday. He was 85.
He died in a hospital in Portsmouth, England, said HMS Hood Assn. Chairman Peter Heys.
Briggs was one of only three seamen among the crew of more than 1,000 to survive the attack by the German battleship Bismarck in the Denmark Strait on May 24, 1941. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered the Bismarck hunted down and destroyed, and British forces sank it May 27. – Associated Press [Read more...]
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (AP) — Retired Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott, the World War II flying ace who told of his exploits in the China-Burma-India theater in his book “God is My Co-Pilot,” died Monday. He was 97.
His death was announced by Paul Hibbitts, director of the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, where Scott worked in recent years. [Read more...]
Aviation fans, many of them no doubt Star Wars fans too, can rejoice even though the new movie Revenge of the Sith is the last Star Wars movie to be made.
This is because George Lucas, Star War’s creator and producer for all six instalments of the sci-fi movies, has announced that his next project will be making a movie about the Tuskegee Warriors, the first all-black fighter squadron formed during World War II. [Read more...]
September 15, 2004 marked the 64th anniversary of the Battle.
Did you know that eHangar.com currently has 105 aviation artwork depicting scenes from the Battle of Britain?
That’s right, 105 paintings! Nowhere else on the web will you be able to find such a huge collection of aviation art devoted to this historically important air campaign.
Col. Robert Morgan, 85, commander of the famed Memphis Belle B-17 bomber that flew combat missions over Europe during World War II, died in an Asheville, N.C., hospital Saturday of complications from a fall. [Read more...]
I’ve posted some photos of the flying display at Asian Aerospace 2004 in Singapore in the Members’s Gallery. Incidentally, the biannually-held Asian Aerospace is the third largest aviation trade show in the world, after Paris and Farnborough. [Read more...]