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Blue Angels

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments

The mission of the Blue Angels is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting, and credibly represent Navy and Marine Corps aviation to the United States and its Armed Forces to America and other countries as international ambassadors of good will. The United States Navy’s Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, popularly known as the Blue Angels, [...]

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Hughes H-4 Hercules – Spruce Goose Flying Boat

Oct 04, 2011 1 Comment

The Hughes H-4 Hercules (registration NX37602) (“Spruce Goose”) is a prototype heavy transport aircraft designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft company. The aircraft made its only flight on November 2, 1947 and the project was never advanced beyond the single example produced. Built from wood because of wartime raw material restrictions on the use [...]

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Howard Hughes

Oct 04, 2011 1 Comment

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905[2] – April 7, 1976) was an American business magnate, investor, aviator, engineer, film producer, director, and philanthropist. He was one of the wealthiest people in the world. He gained prominence from the late 1920s as a maverick film producer, making big-budget and often controversial films like The Racket [...]

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Lockheed Electra

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P-51 Mustang

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and in several other conflicts. During World War II Mustang pilots claimed 4,950 enemy aircraft shot down, the most of any Allied fighter. It was conceived, designed and built by North American Aviation [...]

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Vought F4U Corsair

Sep 29, 2011 2 Comments

The Vought F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought’s manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy [...]

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General James Doolittle

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments

General James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle, USAF (December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993) was an American aviation pioneer. Doolittle served as a brigadier general, major general and lieutenant general in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War. He earned the Medal of Honor for his valor and leadership as commander of [...]

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Bernard H. Pietenpol

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments

Bernard H. Pietenpol (1901 – 1984) was an aircraft designer. Father of home built aircraft, Pietenpol was a self-taught mechanic who lived most of his life in the small community of Cherry Grove in southeastern Minnesota. His most well-known design, The Pietenpol Air Camper, is an airplane he designed to be built and flown by [...]

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