Jan. 23 – 1st flight anniversary of both BLERIOT XI & TU-126

Thanks to the new Twitter technology, we can now embed some Twitter posts. A great aviation history’s tweep – @OlePrimdahl – pays tribute to both the Russian Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Tupolev Tu-126 Moss (January 23, 1962), and the famous French Blériot XI (January 23, 1909) flown by Louis Blériot to cross the Channel for the first time ie 6 months later:



AEW&C Shaanxi ZDK-03 Karakoram Eagle delivered to Pakistan

US Navy E-2C Hawkeye crashed yesterday

From U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs

E-2C Hawkeye aircraft on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
US Navy photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian M. Brooks

MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) — An E-2C Hawkeye from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 stationed aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) crashed at sea March 31 while operating in the North Arabian Sea.

Three of the four crew members have been recovered and search and rescue efforts for the fourth crew member are currently underway.

Further information:

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=52300

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=52308

navy.mil courtesy

SAAB 340, SAAB 2000, Embraer 145, R-99 AEW&C