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:

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Almost-24-hour mission for 2 Tupolev aircraft Tu-160 Blackjack!

Russian strategic bombers carry out record nonstop flight

19:22 09/06/2010 Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers are carrying out a 23-hour patrol with a planned flight range of 18,000 kilometers (over 11,000 miles), an Air Force spokesman said on Wednesday.>>

Video about a Tu-160 patrol that flew over 15 hours two years ago:

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Volcanic ash – Flight hazard explained

Volcanic ash poses major flight hazard to airlines

18:12 16/04/2010 Volcanic ash poses major flight hazard to airlines. >>

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Breaking news – Polish president dies in plane crash

Polish president’s plane crashes in western Russia

16:33 10/04/2010 Polish President Lech Kaczynski and members of his official delegation died in the air crash>>

Polish President Lech Kaczynski dies in plane crash in SW Russia

11:56 10/04/2010 A passenger plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed near the city of Smolensk, killing all 87 on board, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said on Saturday.>>

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