Final Fly-in Honors Art Scholl

Sep 02, 2014 No Comments by

It was the final tribute to a piece of aviation history — not just to this region but the state of California. Unbeknownst to the general public — hidden behind wire fencing, overgrown shrubbery and empty hangars — Judy Scholl was joined by nearly 100 pilots, who flew in from all over Southern California to [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 29, 2014 No Comments by

1911 – At Brooklands, Hilda Hewlett became the first woman in the UK to earn a pilot’s licence when she received certificate No.122 from the Royal Aero Club. 1913 – Birth of Bruno Dilley, German World War II dive bomber pilot and high-ranking officer post-World War II; he later performs the first bombing raid of [...]

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Vintage Aircraft Take Over Paine Field

Aug 29, 2014 No Comments by

Step back into time at the Vintage Aircraft Weekend at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. It’s a rare chance to see beautifully restored vintage planes from the roaring 20s through the 50s over Labor Day weekend. Visitors will be able to check out about 65 vintage and military planes, including some that fought in World [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 28, 2014 No Comments by

1899 – Birth of Walter Irving Newby Grant, Australian World War I flying ace. 1928 – Famed Canadian bush pilot Clennell “Punch” Dickins (shown) leaves on his 12-day survey of the eastern Arctic and covers more than 3,900 miles in 37 hours of flying, often navigating by the sun. 1947 – A Norwegian Air Lines Short [...]

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Global Hawks Lead NASA Hurricane Mission

Aug 28, 2014 No Comments by

Story and photo by NASA The first of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft landed at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., on Aug. 27 after surveying Hurricane Cristobal for the first science flight of NASA’s latest hurricane airborne mission. NASA’s airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission returns to NASA Wallops [...]

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Labor Day Tribute – Rosie the Riveter

Aug 27, 2014 No Comments by

My Life as Rosie the Riveter By Valerie Snowden I have read about and seen many images about “Rosie the Riveter,” but my story is unique. I was a model with a rivet gun who worked at a factory, and my husband really did fly the very planes that I was advertising to encourage women [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 27, 2014 No Comments

1783 – Jacques Alexandre César Charles flies the first balloon filled with gas rather than fire-heated air; he uses hydrogen produced by pouring 489 pounds of sulfuric acid on 1,000 pounds of iron. The balloon has a diameter of 12 feet. 1923 – An Air Union Farman F.60 Goliath crashes near East Malling, Kent, England, [...]

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Mentors Helped Shape Thunderbird Pilot

Aug 27, 2014 No Comments

As one of six stars of the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds squadron, Maj. Jason Curtis has all the qualities of an elite pilot. He’s intelligent, focused, personable and flies with unparalleled precision. He’s also humble — and quick to credit those who guided him during his childhood in Kalispell. Curtis, 33, is returning to his hometown [...]

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