An A-10 Thunderbolt II, piloted by Capt. Eric Fleming, prepares for takeoff at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Dec. 2. The teeth painted on the nose of the aircraft symbolizes the legacy of the fighter squadron, dating back to the famous "Flying Tigers" of WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)(Released)

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Week In Review: What Happened On Avgeekery.com


The week that was at Avgeekery.com. Here are links to the videos and stories that have been posted. Click and enjoy.

Avgeekery.com takes a look back with links to its top videos and stories for the past week.

FROM AIRLINER TO THEATER: When American Airlines offered to donate an MD-80, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum came up with a unique way to re-purpose it.

UNUSUAL AIRCRAFT: We compiled a few videos and stories about two unique aircraft that are semi-related – The Avenger II, which never made it off the drawing board, and its predecessor, the Flying Wing.

WOLVERINE IN AN F-16: Australian actor Hugh Jackman, who is best known for his role as Wolverine, experienced a back-seat flight in an F-16.

RESTORATION PROJECT: The original Air Force One took to the air again thanks to the hard work of people who are dedicated to restoring vintage aircraft.

PILOT SAVED BY PLANE’S … PARACUTE: A malfunction in the fuel system caused this pilot’s plane to run out of gas over the pacific, but tragedy was avoided.

VIRGIN AMERICA FOR SALE?: Those four words either do or do not require a question mark. The “boutique” airline finally cleared a narrow profit and the rumors of it being for sale were all the buzz this week.

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: The much-appreciated A-10 Warthog came to be because it was the choice after a two-plane “fly-off” in 1972.

Written by Wendell Barnhouse

Wendell Barnhouse is a veteran journalist with over 40 years of experience as a writer and an editor. For the last 30 years, he wrote about college sports but he has had an interest and curiosity about aviation since he was in grade school.