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I-X Center lands a big piece of its history

CRAIN’S CLEVELAND BUSINESS – The I-X Center has rescued an aircraft with ties to the massive, World War II-era building and plans to showcase it on the complex’s 1 million-square-foot exhibition floor. The airplane, a KC-97 Stratofreighter flying tanker, is in pieces for now. But within a year, with the investment of $1 million-plus, I-X …

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US cargo plane crashed in Afghanistan – video from Bagram Airbase – LiveLeak.com

A civilian cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off from the sprawling US Bagram airbase in Afghanistan with the Taliban claiming responsibility for “shooting down” the jet.Thanks to LL User http://www.liveleak.com/c/cgarcia1125 for the footage posted on his YT channel.But a Nato spokesman later denied any Taliban involvement, adding that the 20-year-old Boeing 747 had come …

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USAF Seeks Afterlife For F-15s – AviationWeek.com

The U.S. Air Force is pushing to more than double the life of its stalwart F-15 Eagles with a series of upgrades. “About two and a half years ago, the U.S. Air Force wanted fatigue tests on C models,” says Brad Jones, F-15 mission systems director for Boeing, which makes the aircraft. As the F-15 …

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Video: C-17 Accidentally Lands at Small GA Airport – Flying Magazine

A C-17 Globemaster III headed for MacDill Air Force Base on Friday afternoon landed “inadvertently” at the much smaller Peter O. Knight GA airport located just a few miles away, according to airport authorities.The 174-foot-long transport touched down on the airport’s 3,405-foot-long, 100-foot-wide runway around 1:30 p.m., coming to a stop within 10 feet of …

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