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    Published on 06-03-2014 12:14 AM
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    Mr. Tomas Pullina and the Alguacil II. Photo from La Republica.


    By Wilman Fuentes - LAAHS Uruguay

    When an old friend of ours wants to tell us something, always begins the story by saying “First things first.” This coming August will be sixty seven years from the arrival of the first helicopter to Uruguay; it arrived as a “rare” thing, thought of as a solution by the Ministerio de Ganadería y Agricultura (Ministry for Agriculture and Cattle) and sponsored by the Aeroclub del Uruguay. The helicopter came from Argentina, and it had several presentations and exhibitions at the Angel S. Adami aerodrome, as well as the Base-aerodrome Capt. Juan Manuel Boiso Lanza.
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    Published on 06-02-2014 10:10 PM
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    Avro Vulcan XM597 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo via Rowland White.


    By Rowland White - LAAHS England

    In the early 1980s, as the Cold War entered its last decade, the focus of Britain’s defence posture was clear. The threat lay to the East against the massed ranks of the Warsaw Pact forces. Since the post-war withdrawal from empire, just a few global commitments remained. Places like Belize in Central America, where the RAF maintained a small Harrier force to deter Guatemalan aggression, and the Falkland Islands – 8000 miles from the UK, but barely 300 from Argentina, and the military dictatorship that maintained Las Malvinas rightfully belonged to them.
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    Published on 06-02-2014 09:27 PM
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    Chrislea CH-3 Skyjeep, CX-AMR. Photo via Tabaré Ifrán.


    By Tabaré Ifrán - LAAHS Uruguay

    Rare and unique examples grace the Uruguayan National Aircraft Registry. For example, we can find amongst those registered, aircraft such as the Transland AG-2 crop-duster, of which only two were built in the United States, with prototype number one destined to go to Uruguay in 1962. Also amongst crop dusters, we find two examples of the Rawdon T-1SD, also with origins in the USA and registered in 1958.
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    Published on 06-02-2014 03:03 PM
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    German Bianco MB.308 LV-GGO. Photo via Sergio Bontti.


    By Mario Overall - LAAHS Guatemala

    The Macchi MB.308 was a high-wing cantilever light plane designed by Ermanno Bazzochi for Aeronautica Macchi and first appeared in 1946, achieving full production the following year. It accommodated pilot and co-pilot side by side and had fixed tricycle landing gear, making it a superb mount for primary training and sport flying.
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    Published on 06-02-2014 02:13 PM
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    Aeronca C-3, NC13880. Photo via Dan Hagedorn.


    By Dan Hagedorn - LAAHS USA


    The vast majority of the historical events documented in this website involve stout, built-for-purpose aircraft that most of us recognize and, even though often presented in surprising settings and circumstances, serve to broaden our basic understanding of these same events.
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    Published on 04-11-2014 04:58 PM
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    Fairchild C-82A “Packet” USAAF s/n 44-22692, later operated by AVIATECA with the registry TG-ATA. (Photo: USAF)


    By Mario Overall - LAAHS Guatemala
    Translation by Tulio R. Soto - LAAHS USA


    The use of the Fairchild C-82 “Packet” by the Guatemalan airline AVIATECA, is part of a history period on the national aviation on what very little has been said or written.
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    Published on 03-26-2014 03:12 PM
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    Novaer T-Xc


    Novaer, the Brazilian aeronautical firm, has confirmed that the roll out of his newest design, the T-Xc trainer, will take place on March 31st, in São José dos Campos. The new 2-seater aircraft, which has aerobatic capabilities, aims to meet the needs of the Brazilian Air Force for the primary training of its pilots and the replacement of the aging Neiva T-25 Universal.
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